Ever wondered who was behind your favorite TV commercial voice? How they even got the job to star in the commercial? Well, our guest on the show today is going to tell you just how these talents get their jobs and how they get started in the industry.
I’m glad to welcome Kate McClanaghan on the show today. Kate is a casting director, producer, and founder of both BIG HOUSE CASTING & AUDIO (Chicago and Los Angeles) and ACTORS’ SOUND ADVICE. She’s a seasoned industry veteran and actress who has trained actors and produced demos for more than 10,000 talent over her 30 years in the business.
Kate has also cast and produced thousands of national commercials, including spots for McDonald’s, JC Penney, State Farm, Sprint, Chase and IBM, to name a few, and has produced documentaries and assorted narratives for the likes of HGTV, Discovery Channel, and A&E.
Kate’s unique, custom-tailored approach to establishing, expanding and maintaining a professional career as a working actor and voice-over is detailed in her book The SOUND ADVICE Encyclopedia of Voice-over & the Business of Being a Working Talent.
I’m excited to jump into today’s episode as she opens up to her business and behind the scenes of how she goes about her day to day routines. She also establishes a route for you to follow if you were interested in getting into the industry.
What you’ll learn today
– What she tells others she does for a living
– How to get into the voice-over industry
– Her biggest mistake in life
– Her day to day routines
– How she loves to relax
– She does a quick spot she recently freelanced
– Her definition of greatness in business and life
– and so much more.
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