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Voice-Over for Animation by M.J. Lallo, Jean Ann Wright

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CHAPTER seven Finding an Agent or Representative and Looking for Work

Looking for Work

The process of finding work can be slightly different in different countries. In the United States, most actors are represented by agents. In Europe, actors are often affiliated with recording studios instead. Work is obtained through the studio. Many actors around the world are using the Internet to find work. No matter what the exact process is, an actor is marketing himself to obtain work. Many of the same marketing principles apply. This chapter discusses what an agent does for you, the differences between an agent and a manager, cover letters and resumes, what attracts agents to a voice actor, contracts, the agent/client relationship, and getting work ...

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