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December 2016 WoVO Rates Roundtable

. Listening to our astute panel for the December WoVO Rates Roundtable talk about the realities of being part of the Spanish-speaking and bilingual marketplace, I was struck by the sameness of their challenge for all voice-actors. Target audience Client relations Interpretation Dialect Fair...

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Skype Real-Time Translator

Skype Real-Time Translator

Think synthetic voices aren't a part of our reality yet? Check out Skype's new feature, providing a real-time spoken word translation from one language to another.  Now, mind you...no one seems to be saying how well this works...but kudos to Microsoft for moving aggressively into this AI arena.  I...

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The Votes Are In….

...and World-Voices Organization has two new board members! They are familiar to most of you: Liz de Nesnera     Anthony Gettig   Both were approved by an overwhelming majority in a vote of the membership, and were nominated in the first place for a number of reasons, chief among...

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October Rates Roundtable: Usage

October Rates Roundtable: Usage

We enter a world of arcane language, conflicting buyouts, and digital media streams this month on our Rates Roundtable. "Usage" was something agents handled for their talent...buffering them from predatory and unscrupulous clients -- and they still do that (should).  But independent freelance...

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This Only Happens Once a Year

April 2012.  Four-and-a-half years ago WoVO was born. Today more than 800 voice actors are members of this organization, and we couldn't be more proud of the progress we've made. Much of the last four years has been taken with laying groundwork.  Creating by-laws, an infrastructure, best...

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One Year of WoVO Rates Roundtables!

One Year of WoVO Rates Roundtables!

At first, we weren't sure it would take hold...now, we think maybe it's among the best of our outreach efforts.World-Voices Organization launched the first R.A.D.A.R. Rates Roundtable in July of 2015.  We've been trying to keep the pace of producing one hour-long panel discussion each month.  In...

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July 2016 Rates Roundtable: SAG-AFTRA

July 2016 Rates Roundtable: SAG-AFTRA

One year ago this month, WoVO began sponsoring a series of "R.A.D.A.R. Rates Roundtables".  RADAR stands for Rates And Digital Ad Reform...a fancy acryonym warning us to be aware of compsation challenges/changes in the marketplace, especially as it concerns new streams of digital media.Anne...

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WoVO’s New “Explainer Video”

WoVO’s New “Explainer Video”

Sometimes, the things we want to achieve at WoVO seem to move at a glacial pace.  Our expedited plans often get waylaid because we'd rather do things well than do them fast (once in a while -- if we're lucky -- we get to do them well AND fast).We also have to keep reminding ourselves and others...

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