Casting directors looking for voiceover talent are able to create voiceover specific roles and use a streamlined voiceover workflow to evaluate applicants.
Creating A Voiceover Role
When the casting director goes to post a casting notice, they will be initially asked to select what type of talent is being sought. In the case of looking for strictly voiceover performers, the option of Voiceover would be selected.
When it comes to creating the role, if Voiceover is selected and the + Add a Role button is pressed, you will now be able to flesh out the role:
- Role Name: Character's name
- Note if it is a remote/work from home opportunity or not
- Accent: This states which accents the actor need to perform with (If left empty, it indicates that any accent is accepted)
- Language: This is to select which languages are required (If left empty, it indicates that any language is accepted)
- Gender: Select gender of character (if applicable)
- Voice Age: The age range you would like the voice performed in
- Pre-Screen Request: For more about pre-screens click here
- Media required from applicants: It is possible to make a Voice Reel and/or a Cover Letter required from applicants
- Role Description: Information about what the role is
Below is what a created voiceover role might look like:
Evaluating Voiceover Applicants
Casting directors are able to evaluate voiceover applicants using the same tools they use for all other talent on Backstage. The only difference to be found is that when viewing the details of an application, the submitted application is focused on voiceover attributes.
- Voice reels are quickly accessible to make it possible to listen to the applicant’s voice
- Voice characteristics, languages and accents, make it possible to understand the range of the performer's abilities