In the last few months, with the social upheaval following the killing of George Floyd and ensuing Black Live Matter protests, the lack of representation in casting for characters of color in voice over has been highly scrutinized. This is not a new topic by any means, but with high-profile white actors actually stepping down from roles portraying people of color, the industry is now having a really hard look in the mirror.
This issue brings up a number of questions and is not anywhere near being settled. We have a couple articles to share regarding this industry quandary and we hope find them to be worthwhile reads to contemplate.
The Atlantic: BoJack Horseman’s Diane Problem Is Now an Industry Problem
Vox: How voice actors are fighting to change an industry that renders them invisible
Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, and Voiceover
With 148 Character VO Emmy Award nominees, who stands out and why?
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Sarah Natochenny voiced Pokémon’s Ash Ketchum for 17 years. Q&A.
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Erika sits down with Marvin Greene to discuss the importance of studying the craft, his favorite breakthroughs, and more!
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Cissy Jones, Melissa Hutchison, and Gavin Hammon share advice, discuss their careers, experience, and day to day life as working voice actors.