Many in our industry saw my recent interview with the Independent and while I’ve had some great feedback, I’m also aware that a few feel I’ve done our industry a disservice and I wanted to address that directly. I do believe that the industry has amazing potential and that there are more opportunities than ever for new talent to join our ranks, but I also well understand how hard we all have to work to not just hone our skills but to stay at the top of our game.
The article quoted a few soundbites which taken alone could absolutely seem as though I’m dumbing down the skill and dedication needed to grow a career in our sector. I’m not, and never intended to. The VoiceOver Network was launched for us all and it’s about helping, supporting and strengthening our industry – for experienced voiceover artists as well as people coming in.
It’s intended to help those looking to learn by providing access to some of the best. To help those who may feel a little isolated by arranging socials, networking and events. And to provide a public forum where we can all come together and share a single voice to make happen what we need to.
And it was set up for voiceover artists, agents, producers, casting directors and others who support the industry too. So please do be assured that I know it’s hard work. I know it takes more than a duvet and a microphone from a Christmas cracker. And I know it’s a tougher path than the interview may have suggested. I love our industry and I’m proud to be a part of it.
By Rachael Naylor