So hi. I've just joined and basically I wondered whether people generally cast American voices for projects. The majority of castings I have read seem to have American sounding lines so I'm hesitating to audition with my pip-pip British accent
The shortest answer is yes, American accents are sought for the majority of roles.
In some cases that's because producers specifically want American accents. In other cases though, you'll find roles that are open to a few or all accents, or roles that simply fall back on American as default. If you find a role you'd like to audition for but aren't sure about, it never hurts to ask the producer if they would be open to hearing you deliver the lines in your natural accent.
Being able to do an American accent is definitely a plus, but if it's not your forte, don't let it put you off auditioning. Dive in and give it a go. Good luck and enjoy your stay!
Post by D-Mac Double on Oct 4, 2012 19:40:38 GMT -5
I actually reeeeally like casting unique accents whenever I can, so I'm curious to hear what you can do. Keep an eye out for fantasy or sci-fi oriented productions in particular, and I'm certain you'll find plenty seeking non-American dialects, or will at least will be open to the possibly of using them.
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Thanks for your responses. I will keep a look out for fantasy or sic-fi productions. I have a very short voice reel that consists of an audiobook character and a monologue from Game of Thrones ( www.voicespro.com/uk/view.php?uid=485827 ) So I'm really looking to expand and experiment with different roles to build up my reel.