VORG #38 jan-feb-mar-apr 2003

Manhattan Revisited

The Audio Publishers' Association will hold it’s Fourth Annual Job Market in New York City on February 20th, 2003, at the Central Park Hotel across the street from Carnegie Hall. Publishers really do hire voice talent from this event. Max Bloomquist, Brilliance Audio, recently said, “I find it valuable. I’ve hired at least 6 actors from the 2002 Job Market. I hope that number will expand. It’s worth it to me to go and find the talent I’m looking for.” According to Beth Baxter, the mastermind behind the APA Job Market, this event is offered “as a service to large and small publishers and to the growing pool of talent interested in becoming more involved with Audiobooks.” Publishers in attendance range from the “biggies” such as Random House and Brilliance Audio, (with their plethora of audiobook imprints), to the independent but highly productive and prestigious houses such as Live Oak Media and Blackstone Audio.

Only 35 Voice Actors will be invited to attend this February. So how do you avail yourself of this opportunity? First, download an application form from the APA website, www.audiopub.org and mail it in post haste with a fully produced CD of your audiobook reads from several categories. That’s the drill. Good Luck!

Do you know how to get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.

- Laurel van der Linde