Do you want to get into voiceovers and/or on-camera acting?
Great! If you want to book paying acting work, there’s a lot to learn about the industry, craft, business, marketing, rates, technology and more. I’m happy to help you get started and/or offer suggestions to grow your acting business.
–Are you ready for an agent(s)?
–Setting up your home VO studio and/or self-taping space.
–Are you ready for a VO commercial demo? What other demos do you need?
–Are your marketing materials (headshots, resume, clips/reels) competitive? What other tools do you need?
–How to submit to agents.
–How to write a good cover letter.
–What do you need to know about the Chicago market?
–Where to find on-camera and VO auditions.
–Tips and strategies for the business side of acting.
–How to self-tape.
–What casting site(s) to be on and how to improve your profiles.
–What are good rates and appropriate usage?
–What you should know about actor contracts.
How do we start?
I’ll learn about your interests, experience and goals. Then I’ll customize what I’ve learned as a former attorney with more than 20 years of on-camera, VO, improv and corporate role playing experience who also offers 16 years of sales, training, marketing and contract negotiation experience (for which I earned top performer awards at two companies). The knowledge, tips and ideas I’ve gleaned can help save you time, effort and figuring it all out yourself. Email email@example.com to set up a time for our first meeting over Zoom or FaceTime.
What else makes me a good coach and advisor?
Bookings, including thousands of voiceovers and dozens of film, TV and internet projects (IMDb.me/ruthkaufman), commercials, industrials, improv gigs and more. Accolades include a Best Actress nomination from the Midwest Film Festival. And I’ve worked for/with hundreds of local, national and international clients ranging from Marvel Studios to a worldwide big box store to a local dry cleaner.
How long does coaching take?
That depends on how much you want to know and how detailed you want to get.