Let’s get ethical, ethical! I want to get ethical! Let’s get into ETHICAL! Sometimes there are just certain jobs that are out of your moral comfort zone. And that’s okay. Anne and Gabby share some of their experiences with questionable jobs, what their hard lines are and how they tell their clients/agents “no” when one of these jobs pops up.
Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:
Less is more in terms of a professional response
Political voiceovers would like you to pick a side
If you don’t agree with the copy, you may not be convincing in your delivery
From a legal standpoint – they can’t shoot the messenger
Don’t provide a quote or agree to terms without a script
Be careful what you put out on social media
Referenced in this Episode
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Anne: [laughs] Gabby, today I have a very interesting question to ask you. How far will you go in regards to a voiceover job?
Gabby: What are we talking about, like first base, second base, third — no? That’s not what your asking.
Anne: No, no, no, no, no.
Anne: In regards to, let’s say, content.
Anne: Content of your voiceover job.
Anne: Do you have a limit? Do you have certain things that —
Anne: Will refuse?
Anne: Certain jobs that you just won’t take on or even entertain the thought, depending on content and/or money?
Gabby: Ye-yeah. I think, I think all voiceovers have their limit, but um we sometimes don’t, don’t talk about that enough to, to kind of share and help folks to understand. Plus when I was in the casting chair, man, I saw it all.
Gabby: I saw every refusal for work you can think of. Everyone has a different moral or ethical stance on their work, and there’s, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just a matter of knowing, you know, where you stand. For me personally, anything that um is a very strong cultural and racial um bias, slander, just you know, nastiness, I won’t, I won’t engage in because that is just ick and no. [laughs] Anything that is too overtly sexual, um I’m like, no, hehehehe, because that’s just it. I can’t, I can’t do that kind of stuff with a straight face. It’s not even so much that I’m, I’m opposed to the material. I just know me. You and I know folks who do romance novels.
Anne: Sure. Absolutely.
Gabby: You know, erotica. Yeah. And I just, I can’t get through that with a straight face. I just will laugh and fall apa