Scott Brick and Johnny Hellers Customized Audiobook Workshop (Day 1 Only)
Scott Brick and Johnny Heller—two of the most sought-after audiobook narration coaches in the nation, with over 1400 titles between them—team up for the first time ever to bring you the most comprehensive audiobook narration workshop in the industry.
This event is designed to meet you at your current skill level and propel you to the next rung on your career path. While Johnny and Scott will start with entry level information and coaching in day one and masters level work in day two, both days will benefit you regardless of where you are in your career.
They will cover both the performance and business aspects of the industry, offering insights gleaned from their extensive experience, as well as that of their guest speakers: Christina Rooney, one of Penguin Random House’s top directors who will tell you how to land on PRH’s radar and tell you what producers look for in hiring narrators; and Jeffrey Kafer, an accomplished narrator and business consultant, who aids beginners and experienced narrators alike in navigating the confusing waters of ACX and will instruct you how to turn revenue-share opportunities into business gold.
Each day may be purchased separately, but the advantage in taking both days—both in knowledge, opportunity and savings—is tremendous. The entire weekend will be tailored to meet the needs of each actor attending; newcomers can gain great insight from watching Scott and Johnny work with more experienced narrators, while audiobook veterans will be able to address specific challenges they’ve encountered in their careers and needs they want to address.
Beginning or advanced—no matter where you are in the field—this is a rare opportunity you can’t afford to miss. An audiobook career is an art to be pursued efficiently, and a business to be operated artfully. Beginner or Advanced, Johnny and Scott will show you how to hit the ground running, up your game, expand your capabilities, and improve your profit potential.
Day 1, Saturday, Only
Introduction to Audiobooks Workshop & Business Overview
Students Will Learn:
Where to start; what to do; what you need to know and what you need to know about what you need to know! Fiction v non-fiction.
How much range do you need? What determines your choices? How to maintain your choices and how far you need to go. Fiction v Non-Fiction.
What do audiobooks require, and how do they differ from other VO genres?
What needs to be in your demo? What are producers listening for? What do they seldom hear? How to make your demo heard.
Where the jobs are and how to land them.
Students read, receive direction, then utilize that direction for a more compelling read.
Learn from Scott and Johnny’s answers, and from others’ questions. (Many of these topics will stretch across both days!)