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Coping Strategies

Get ready to redefine your understanding of the voiceover industry as host Anne Ganguzza and special guest co-host Tom Deere, pull back the curtain on the reality of the business and its inherent struggles. We dive deep into the pivotal SAG-AFTRA strike and how it's much more than just a Hollywood issue. It isn't about the glitz and glamour - it's about the hard truth of what it means to be a part of this industry, as a union or non-union voice actor. We'll tackle the misconception that all actors are high earners and shine a spotlight on the majority who are fighting for fair pay and intellectual property protection, especially with the advent of AI technology.

In this episode, we explore industry challenges, including the SAG-AFTRA strike, dispelling myths, and talking about fair pay.

Chapter Summaries

(00:01) External Factors' Impact on Voiceover Industry

External factors, SAG-AFTRA strike, fair pay, AI technology, collective bargaining, value perception, and sustaining a voiceover career.

(07:34) SAG After Strike's Impact on Voice Acting

Exploring the SAG After Strike's impact on voice over industry, fair compensation, corporate mentality, and surviving industry changes.

(12:19) Navigating the Voiceover Industry for Success

The voice actors' strike impacted the industry, emphasizing the need for adaptability and multiple income paths.

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

1. The voiceover industry is currently facing significant challenges in terms of fair pay and intellectual property

protection, particularly with the advent of AI technology.

2. The SAG-AFTRA strike was a significant event that affected both union and non-union voice actors,

highlighting the need for fair compensation and intellectual property protection.

3. Misconceptions exist that all actors are high earners, but in reality, the majority are fighting for fair pay and rights.

4. The strike was not just about protecting the rights of big movie stars, but also about securing fair compensation

for all actors, including those who do extra work.

5. The voiceover industry is complex, and understanding the corporate mentality is key for fair compensation.

6. The voiceover industry is heavily impacted by external factors such as market trends, technological

advancements, and union strikes.

7. Being successful in the voiceover industry involves staying informed and objective, developing voiceover

adjacent skills, and having multiple income paths.

8. Your voice is your personal product in the voiceover industry, and it needs protection, especially in the age of

synthetic voices and AI.

9. Voice actors need to adapt and evolve their skills to meet changing market demands and trends.

10. Marketing and continually demonstrating your value and progress are essential for success in the voiceover


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