How Do I Obtain Foreign Language Work?

With the advent of Internet websites, international business growing, and a more culturally diverse population...demand for foreign Voice-Over Artists has never been greater. Let’s explore these 3 areas:

1. Website narration is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors of the voice-over industry, as most websites will become narrated within the next 3 years. In fact, over one quarter of our production clients require website narration.

When producers hire voice over talent to record foreign language work, they generally look for a voice over artist who speaks the language fluently, with no dialect, accent, or regionalism. In other words, it is important that the listener believes that the voice over artist is from the country in which the language is from.

2. As for international business, any company with foreign customers will typically narrate their training films and telephone services in those languages. For example, many English based companies begin their automated telephone response systems with, "Please press 1 for English, press 2 for Spanish, etc.

Also, any narrated products to be sold in foreign countries must be narrated in those languages - such as software (which is always narrated nowadays), encyclopedia CD roms, talking toys, educational films, etc.

3. And as for a culturally diverse planet, many voice over recordings are offered in numerous languages, such as dubbing of foreign films, audiobooks, television shows, commercials, radio programs, museum tours, and even video games!


To find foreign voice-over work, we suggest our marketing seminars, as they are intense and details. However, a quick peak at some marketing tactics for foreign work are:

1. Go to every company who has foreign relations, or foreign clients. If they have no need for your services now...eventually they will. Leave them your demo.

2. Go to talent agencies - especially those who specialize in foreign voices.

3. Go to international bureaus, associations, foundations, etc. For example, if you speak German, go to the German Embassy and offer to record their telephone system.

Bonne chance!

March 18, 2009
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