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AFLAC Set to Hatch Winner of Duck Voiceover Search Tuesday 4/26 | Atlanta Journal Constitution; "A search for the perfect quack"

AFLAC Set to Hatch Winner of Duck Voiceover Search Tuesday 4/26  | Atlanta Journal Constitution; "A search for the perfect quack" | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
The AFLAC-ticipation is mounting...After reviewing over 12,500 auditions, the winner will be announced tomorrow...will it be YOU???

Atlanta Journal Constitution: "A new voice will be announced by Tuesday, when Aflac hopes to premiere the first new commercial...At last count around 12,500 people submitted online recordings or auditioned in person nationwide...The creative agencies listened to all of them.
The company was down to eight finalists as of late last week. Five are novices and three are professional voice actors"
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Nickelodeon commits to 450 new cartoon episodes. Will this translate into animation voiceover jobs for more voice actors? |New York Daily News

Nickelodeon commits to 450 new cartoon episodes. Will this translate into animation voiceover jobs for more voice actors? |New York Daily News | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
Nickelodeon brings back "Saturday morning cartoons" in a big way. Their recently announced jam-packed animation production schedule should translate into lots more opportunities for animation voice actors, too. Contrary to conventional wisdom, most animation directors are open to working with new talent, as long as it's really, really, really good new talent...In other words, why should they take a chance on you when they can hire a proven, reliable talent? You've got to give them a reason to hire you by cutting through with an audition that's strong, compelling and original enough to grab their attention.

NY Daily News: "Nickelodeon will roll out nearly 200 episodes of new animated programming on Saturday mornings in 2012, as part of a larger, three-year commitment to the genre. By the time the three years is up, Nickelodeon will have aired an unprecedented 450 episodes of new animation.
'The stuff that lasts the longest and probably appeals to the broadest audience, really still is animation and always was," says Cyma Zarghami, president of Nickelodeon and the MTVN Kids and Family Group. "Even things like 'Seinfeld' come and go and 'SpongeBob' hangs around.'..."
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Nationwide Voice Talent Search To Replace AFLAC Duck Is On & Open To All! Get Quacking! | SFGate

Nationwide Voice Talent Search To Replace AFLAC Duck Is On & Open To All! Get Quacking! | SFGate | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
H/t to Friend of InsideVoiceover, voice actor, Aileen Casas (via Bay Area voice talent, Owen Thomas) for this breaking story; a follow-up to last week's post about Gilbert Gottrfried's firing and AFLAC's plans to replace him through a nationwide open casting search. (http://bit.ly/hWd0vB)

SF GATE: "Aflac is opening the field to people who want to take a quack at doing the new voice of the insurer's ever-abrasive duck mascot. Aflac Inc. will begin accepting submissions on Wednesday..."
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Pixar Announces Voice Cast and Previews Concept Art for 2012 release, "Brave" EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS | EW.com

Pixar Announces Voice Cast and Previews Concept Art for 2012 release, "Brave" EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS | EW.com | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
Pixar announced the cast and released concept art for its 2012 summer movie, "Brave" earlier today. As long-rumored, "Brave" will be Pixar's first film with a female lead (finally). A fine, fine cast once again. (Interestingly, original lead, Reese Witherspoon bowed out, and was replaced by an authentic Scottish actor, Kelly Macdonald.)
BTW, I'd heard of several Craig Ferguson "sightings" around San Francisco over the last year...now we know the reason why...

Entertainment Weekly: "Pixar announces cast and concept art for Pixar’s summer 2012 movie Brave. The film...is set to mark big changes for Pixar, as it is both their first traditional fairytale and their first motion picture featuring a female lead.

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane)."
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How To Think Like a Voice Talent Agent | Voices.com

How To Think Like a Voice Talent Agent | Voices.com | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
Stephanie Ciccarelli from Voices.com makes some very good points in this short video about how you're more likely to be successful at booking jobs from online casting sites, like hers, if you're able to take a step back and view yourself and your strengths as a voice talent honestly and objectively, as an agent would.
InsideVO Adds: Same good advice applies anytime you're developing and creating materials to promote yourself---from demos to logos to websites.

Voices.com: "Wish you were booking more of your auditions? When auditioning on your own, it's important to think like an agent. During this video, you'll learn how to ge... (RT @bnjackson: Check out this new video from @voicesdotcom. "
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