Working Professionally in the U.S. Latin Market
Trabajando profesionalmente en el mercado latino de Estados Unidos
This two-part class will help you kick off the New Year like a pro. All levels are welcome. In this class you will fine-tune your voice-over skills, and get advice onthe business aspect of this part of the industry. Come to work, get inspired!
Sometimes an acting job may require some Spanish. Sometimes the job is all in Spanish. Are you fully equipped?
This class will evaluate your Spanish level, proficiency, and reading skills, while providing you with a clear assessment of them. We will focus on clarifying your own individual goals:
Do you want to speak well enough to improvise a chat en Español? Or, do you want to enter the Spanish voice-over market? Do you want to read audiobooks, or go shoot a movie in Latin America? These are all different goals that require specific directives. But whether auditioning, acting on set, or reading in the recording studio, the goal is to aim for total authenticity and fluidity. Perfect pronunciation is a must. Working at the professional level requires it.
If you desire to work as an actor in Spanish, this is the class for you. It will not only help you to understand the Latin acting market, but also to identify your strengths and weaknesses in order to find your place in this growing market.
Each student will be individually evaluated, with special attention paid to pronunciation and copy reading. Come ready to read copy in Spanish; materials will be provided.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Gy Mirano is a New York actress, voice-over artist, and arts advocate originally from South America. She is on the Advisory Board and Film Jury of CUNY’s The Americas Film Festival of New York and the Film Jury of the Queens World Film Festival. Ms. Mirano is an elected SAG-AFTRA New York Delegate, and serves on two national committees representing the interests of Spanish-language actors. Her work as a performer together with her advocacy of Latin American arts and culture in the U.S. was recently recognized with the Gabriela Mistral, Julia Burgos, Frida Kahlo Award.
Television and film include: Law & Order, Against the Law, Crime Story,Double Deception, Real Sports, Paragraph 175, Front Line, Dora the Explorer, Les Petites Canailles, 3 Américas, and Rights on the Line. Selected voice acting credits include: Nikon, Avon, Ford, Folgers, Time Magazine, The New York Times, narrations for PBS, HBO, MoMA, Museum of Natural History, El Museo del Barrio, and San Francisco Fine Arts Museums. She was recently the Spanish-language announcer for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and for the campaign of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. Ms. Mirano also works as a Spanish-language diction and voice acting coach for actors, politicians, and professionals. She teaches voice-over technique and the business of the entertainment industry at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.