Actors Radio this week: ActingUpRadio.com – Rodney Saulsberry ( @RodTalks ) Rodneysaulsberry.com – premier voice-over talent.
Acting Up Radio, Radio for Actors & the film industry.
This weeks guest:
Rodney Saulsberry is the voice of choice for behind-the scenes narration. This Detroit native and University of Michigan Graduate, is one of the premier voice-over talents in the country. He is also a published author with three bestselling books, You Can Bank on Your Voice, Step Up to the Mic and his latest release, Rodney Saulsberry’s Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups.
Saulsberry’s distinctive announcer voice is literally everywhere. He has announced promos for the ABC hit Dancing With The Stars and the ABC critically acclaimed Charlie Brown Christmas Special. He announced the 34th NAACP Image Awards and the Essence Awards specials on FOX Television and voiced promos for the Grammy Awards and Country Music Awards for CBS. Rodney can be heard currently announcing promos for the CW Network in primetime.
As one of the top trailer voices in the business, Rodney’s voice has promoted many favorites:Red Tails, Tupac Resurrection, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Friday After Next, Drumline, Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Dumb & Dumberer, Finding Forrester, Soul Food, Crooklyn, and many more. Black Enterprise Magazine called Saulsberry “The voice of choice for behind-the-scenes-narration.”
What do Zatarain’s, Instant Tax Service, Twix, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Verizon, White Castle, 7UP, Burger King, SBC, and Nestle Crunch all have in common? Saulsberry has been a voice-over commercial pitchman for all of these products and many others on television and radio. He can also be heard reading audio books, as well as narrating E! Entertainments, True Hollywood Story, about Motown R&B singer, Marvin Gaye. His imaging voice has represented NFL Films and several NBA Basketball teams that include the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers and the New Orleans Pelicans. For the past eight years Rodney has been the voice of the stock trading website Interactive Brokers TWS Tours.
Animation is another strong suit for this versatile voice actor. Saulsberry is the voice of Joe Robbie Robertson on the hit cartoon series Spider-Man and James Rhodey Rhodes in the animated feature film, The Invincible Iron Man.
Rodney’s acting credits include guest star appearances on Monk, Without a Trace, Law & Order: LA and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. He currently stars as Anthony a street musician and former homeless man on the Daytime Drama The Bold and the Beautiful.
In 2013 and 2011, Saulsberry received an NAACP Image Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for his role on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Saulsberry is also a gifted singer who has lent his melodious baritone singing voice to a jubilant ensemble of background singers on a spirited recording of “Hakuna Matata” on The Lion King movie soundtrack. He continued his animation musical journey by singing When You Believe and Playing With the Big Boys on The Prince of Egypt soundtrack. As a soloist, he has recorded two Rhythm and Blues albums that have resulted in two Billboard charting singles, I Wonder and Look Whatcha Done Now.
Recently, Saulsberry wrote and composed the song Miracles, which aired on The Bold and the Beautiful on January 13, 2011 and is available for purchase on iTunes. He continues to get his musical compositions featured in television and movie soundtracks. To hear more and learn more about his song placements, visit his music placement website at: Tomdor Music.com
Actors Radio host Will Roberts brings you the best of the best of the film, theater, voice over, and entertainment industry each week. This weekly actors radio show is an hour of acting related topics, including: acting tips, booking acting roles, what casting directors want from actors, how to audition as an actor, voice over, and anything related to the entertainment industry. We add to that, a big focus on the business of acting and how to be the most creative entertainer you can be.
Actors Radio Show Host:
Acting Up Radio host: Actor Will Roberts
While social media, texting and smart phones have taken the place of good old-fashioned conversation, Will Roberts has gone back to the basics. He is a host who makes room for two-way discussion and the opinions of others while never missing an opportunity to lighten the moment with his quick witted humor. WillSays.com |
Acting Up Radio Segment Hosts:
Mark Peikert of Backstage.com Magazine.
Talks about acting and Broadway.
KEVIN E. WEST – ACTOR, COACH, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Scripted acting / Improv / Stand up / Hosting / YouTube personalities
As founder and president of the Actors’ Network, Kevin spends every day helping today’s actors learn about the business of acting and how they can realize the greatest success without repeating the mistakes of others. www.actors-network.com | www.kevinewest.com | Twitter.com/theKevinE
“Kevin is the consummate professional. he is one of the most ethical, intelligent, talented, pro-active, pro-actor people I’ve ever known. Kevin’s extensive experiences, passion and ability to communicate make him the best person I know to assist actors. Hollywood is a business that has a lot of unspoken and ever-changing rules lead to a lot of mistakes which cost actors time, money and emotional strength. To have someone like Kevin on your side to help you get through Los Angeles without having to make all of the same mistakes… is invaluable.” Lonnie Hamerman, Casting Director: Without a Trace, Monk, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Heidi Dean of Marketing4Actor.com.
Heidi Dean is a member of AEA & SAG, have had agents and managers, have done voiceovers, print work, television, concerts, commercials, principal roles in major national & international tours. I studied theatre at NYU and worked as a child and an adult actor in both New York City and California. I know what it takes to be an actor and I truly understand it’s all you ever wanted to do and what you dream about 24/7.
To help actors stop “struggling” or “aspiring”, or being “just another actor” and turn dreamers into ‘doers’ who make their careers their own by embracing the ‘business’ part of show business. You can still love your craft and work on your business too. That’s where I come in… I will show you step-be-step how to embrace marketing your career to make your own acting opportunities. When it comes to helping actors…. I’m the real deal!
Richard “RB” Botto: Founder and CEO of Stage 32 – NETWORKING & Share content.
Richard “RB” Botto: Founder and CEO of Stage 32 and the Co-Founder and CEO of Fair Warning Productions. I am also an actor, voice actor, producer and screenwriter repped by David Greenblatt of Greenlit Creative. My screenplays have been semi-finalists and finalists at a variety of competitions including The Page, Nicholl, and Creative World Awards. I was an associate producer on Sam Levinson’s first film, ANOTHER HAPPY DAY which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and featured Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Thomas Hayden Church, Kate Bosworth, and Ellen Burnstyn.
Prior to launching Stage 32, I was the founder, publisher and editor of RAZOR Magazine, a national men’s lifestyle magazine which had a readership of 1.5 million at its peak. I was also a sports radio host on a variety of programs on ESPN and Fox affiliates. I have been a teacher, moderator, and panelist at various colleges and conferences (AFM, SXSW, London FF, SWW) around the world speaking on a variety of subjects including screenwriting, social media, and business. Additionally, I have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, and other news and entertainment outlets speaking on the film and tech industries. My book on crowdsourcing will be published by Focal Press in 2015. Oh, and I was once named one of People Magazine’s Most Eligible Bachelors (no lie)
RICK ZIEFF – ACTING IN VOICEOVERS – THE VOICE OF REASON
Rick’s dynamic and entertaining coaching style make him a much sought after lecturer throughout the country. In Los Angeles, “Rick Zieff’s Unbelievably Fun
Voice-over Class” is extremely popular, and he is a guest panelist at many popular L.A. workshops. Many of Rick’s students have gone on to do national commercials, hit animation TV series, hit video games, bestseller audiobooks, and ongoing corporate narration. No matter what the medium, Rick emphasizes the importance of character development, text analysis, improvisation, and stresses that making strong creative choices are essential at the microphone. He teaches the tools voice actors need to “book” the job. http://www.rickzieff.com
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