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8 Useful iPad Features You May Not Even Know You Have

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.16.2016 | Fifty

Sure you’ve semi-figured out Siri and maybe even have mastered FaceTiming with the grandkids. But Apple would like you to know that you’ve just di...

Who Says, "Nothing's On"?

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 11.08.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

It never ceases to amaze me how many actors and voice talent claim they don't watch television or even own a TV. I find this odd. It's like saying, "I...

"Married to Medicine" star Toya Bush-Harris-"We Are Showing That Now, Any Dream Is Possible"

Michael Cook | Posted 11.05.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Cook

While Toya Bush-Harris may be the resident firecracker on "Married to Medicine", she definitely keeps grounded with help from her husband Dr. Eugene, ...

The Current State of Voiceover

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 10.21.2016 | Entertainment
Kate McClanaghan

Over the years, I've coached and produced voiceover demos for both budding and seasoned actors alike. I've also worked extensively with scores of tale...

Why You Need To Lead with a Commercial Demo as a Voiceover

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

There are no absolutes in voiceover, or in acting as a profession. But there are most certainly a number of elements you should consider if you're con...

Bill Hader's Face Was Very Animated While Recording 'Angry Birds'

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment

The most animated thing about “The Angry Birds Movie” wasn’t the cartoon characters, it was actor Bill Hader’s face when he recorded his lines...

How To Grow Your Small Business As A Professional Voice Talent

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 08.08.2016 | Entertainment
Kate McClanaghan

Voiceover is a start-up business, just like any business. It requires attention to detail on a variety of fronts: in your performance, in the production and marketing of your demo, in your pursuit of representation, and so on.

The Best Time to Get an Agent

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 07.11.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

Pursuing representation can be a tricky thing. After all, not every hat fits every head.

What No One Will Tell You About Becoming a Voiceover Talent

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

When you're not working your skills, you're promoting your demos. When you're not promoting your demos and auditioning, you're doing something to keep your skills sharp. This is your job if you intend to become a professional talent.

What Does a Casting Director Do?

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 04.28.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

It may come as a surprise to most people as to what a casting director actually does, even if you've considered yourself a professional talent for a number of years. It may interest you to know a casting director does not "rep" you; a talent agent represents talent.

Why Voiceovers Can Book Jobs From Just About Anywhere

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 04.13.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

The beauty of being in voiceover today over any other time in history is the fact that every session is as near as a simple "patch". By that I mean a studio in one region of the country -- say Austin, Texas -- can easily patch (connect remotely) with another studio, say, in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

To Be or Not to Be a Voiceover

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

When it comes to voiceover, there's no shortage of work. There is, however, a great shortage of business savvy, on both sides of the production equation.

Kate's Unofficial Irish Film Festival

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 03.09.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

As a casting director, and acting coach, I continually encourage you to continually expand upon your frame of reference in large part because, as a ta...

The Only Request Any Voiceover Actor Or American-Latino Need Follow

Anthony Mendez | Posted 10.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Anthony Mendez

There is value to accent-reduction classes for immigrants, because it allows them to better communicate in the U.S. But for those of us who are understood, American-born and still have an accent, accent-reduction classes shouldn't be something we need in order to gain better employment.

23 Black Actors Who Voiced Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices

Many black stars have voiced our favorite animated characters and entertained us on both the small and big screens. While these actors may not be see...

The Single Biggest Reason Why the U.S. Economy Is Still Bad Despite a 5.5% Unemployment Rate!

Ebong Eka | Posted 05.16.2015 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Is the economy really getting better for most Americans? It depends who you ask - the unemployed and underpaid would obviously disagree with that question.

The Pros and Cons of Pay-to-Play Voice-Over Sites

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

With the introduction of various Pay-to-Play (P2P) sites, such as and, nonunion talent now have greater opportunities than ever before.

What You Might Not Know About Auditions (But Should)

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

Careful what you wish for - you might just get it. Most talent, when they are just starting out, wish for "just one audition," or "just one job," or even "just one talent agent." And they end up getting just one agent, just one audition, or just one job! Just one.

If It's Meant to Be

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate McClanaghan

All the perseverance, promotion, and patience required of you, beyond what anyone might have initially considered acceptable, would certainly surprise the average man on the street. But then maybe that's the whole point. To stand out, you have to stand up.

This Is What Happens When A Voice Actor Goes To The Zoo

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.17.2014 | Comedy

When voice actor Brock Baker went to visit Arizona's Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium, the animals magically started to speak up. Now we're wondering...

The Famous Actor Behind The Voice Of OWN

OWN | Posted 06.12.2014 | OWN

Anyone who has tuned in to the Oprah Winfrey Network has heard the male voiceover announcing season premieres, brand-new episodes and more during comm...

Building a Transmedia Project for Young Adults With Mental Illness, Their Families and Their Health Care Providers

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Telling stories across multiple media forms, tapping the strengths of each, offers the potential to develop meaningful stories in much deeper and more engaging ways.

The Importance of Voiceover in the Digital Age: Interview With Joan Baker

James Grundvig | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment
James Grundvig

How important is it today to have a human voice speak in a TV advertisement over a digital one? For the man who gave legs to AOL's memorable, "You'v...

Australians Knew Something We Didn't... Until Now

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.19.2013 | Comedy

Australians learned a very important lesson in 1995 from the kids' movie, "Napoleon": "Never expect gratitude from a cold-blooded creature." Fortun...

In A World of Women, What's Happened to the Female Voice?

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

As a woman with a naturally high pitch (dear God, please don't tell me I sound like a sexy baby), I'm conscious of the fact that people do generally tend to pay less attention to female speakers.