In a mini-workshop designed for the Drama Bookshop, Randy Thomas and Peter RofĂ©, co-authors of VOICE FOR HIRE: Launch and Maintain a Lucrative Career in Voice-Overs, will provide an overview of what you need to know to break into an extremely competitive marketplace. These two seasoned and successful veterans of the industry will offer specifics on how and where to begin, the creation of a demo reel, and ways to market your talent. They will also speak about their own experiences and what it took for them to get where they are today.
Peter and Randy will choose at random some lucky attendees and work with them one on one using their exclusive and unique method on breaking down and reading commercial and television promo copy.
Americaâ€™s most recognizable female voice announcer, Randy Thomas, has been winning accolades and opening doors for female voice artists for nearly 15 years. She was the first woman to announce the Academy Awards, the Miss America Pageant, the Tony Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and, in 2004, became the first woman to announce the National Democratic Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. She has announced the Oscars seven times and is the first person ever to announce The Oscars, The Tonys, and The Emmys all in the same year. Thomas is currently the voice of CBS Television Distributionâ€™s Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.
Peter RofĂ© has been working as a voice-over artist in New York and Los Angeles for the past twenty years. He can be heard on radio and television commercials for many well-known brands (Geico, Verizon, Pizza Hut, Kodak, General Motors, Exxon, Marriott Hotels, Mattel Toys, Meijerâ€™s Superstores), video games (Grand Theft Auto IV, EA Sports Madden Football, Best Buy Interactive), animation (Nickelodeon, Noggin, Scholastic), promos (CBS, Nickelodeon, AMC, Bravo Channel, HBO, The Weather Channel, Treasure HD), as well as prize-winning audio books, narrations and live announce. As owner and operator of PDR Voice Over Coaching, a full-service voice-over recording studio in Manhattan, he teaches group classes, coaches private clients, hosts industry workshops, and conducts online seminars. (booksense)