Commercial voiceover still reigns supreme as the undisputed leader in the world of voiceover opportunities. In order to stand out in commercial voiceover you need to channel the words of one, Bryan Mills, as played by Liam Neeson and have a very particular set of skills that you acquire over a very long period of time. Well, that and a casting director that can help you bring some vocal "pop-tastic" to that commercial copy you've been wrestling with is always a plus, too. Enter, Elaine Craig, President/Casting Director of Elaine Craig Voice Casting, Inc. Elaine understands how to help actors produce bookable reads, specifically in commercial voiceover, which is her specialty. Come learn some fresh takes from one of the best in the business.
Elaine Craig has been a highly regarded voice casting director in Hollywood for over 20 years. Her clients are among the premier production companies and advertising agencies around the world. She has contributed to several books on the subject of voice casting and voice training and quoted in articles for Ad Week, Backstage, The Chicago Tribune and LA Times.
Elaine is also recognized as one of the voiceover industry's top voice over coaches. She currently teaches her popular VO class "Creating Successful Auditions" which has drawn voice artists from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Chicago. Drawing on her decades of experience, Elaine offers private voiceover training and commercial demo reel creation to select voice artists.
Elaine holds a Degree in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois. She began her career training in the voice over department at the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills, now WME. She has a passion for creative expression and collaboration with writers, producers, directors and actors, which fuels all aspects of her casting, workshops, voice coaching & career consulting.
She especially loves hanging out with her husband, two children and her good dog, Scout.
Participants must stay for the entire program, which is from 6:30pm-9:00pm.