Why Hire Kalmenson & Kalmenson? Scale or Celebrity. Union or Non-Union
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How a production/post production line item for Kalmenson & Kalmenson voice over casting is justified?
Well, from your producer personal point of view, you know that hiring the top VO casting team in the USA saves frustration and time (yours and your team’s) and adds a creative adjunct with specialists who can bring a lot to the party (including celebs) or handling tricky VO creative specs. Or getting union quality voices on non-union jobs.
ViaDIRECTEDauditions. And you like happy creatives.
You are convinced that a line item for VO casting with K&K is not only justified, It will save you from gaining weight from stress eating. It will allow for a good night’s sleep. It might result in an uninterrupted vacation. And thus, it may very well lengthen your life.
We not only remind you to line item for vo casting with K&K, We strongly suggest that you recommend to H-R that casting voices with K&K be added as a company benefit on your health plan.
From the practical point of view of the cost consultants: hiring the top VO casting team in the USA makes sense when:
The stakes are high:
First campaign with a new client.
On-going big client with very high standards.
Need to appease a restless client, thus deflecting disenchantment, or account review.
Fact: Paying for a specialist team, with consistently reliable creative expertise, beats risking/losing an account.
For quality control:
From the day we founded our company 24 years ago, we:deliver DIRECTED auditions, comprised of a tight selection of strategically chosen candidates, (after we meticulously evaluate every suggestion)…
Who we then schedule for us direct their audition reads (at our own broadcast quality audition studios or even direct remotely, and share with you the highest quality control results – including mindfulness of product conflicts, of NDAs and confidentiality, not blasting your scripts to all of humanity out there.
This all happens after we have a creative phone meeting with you and/or your creatives.
We take your (team’s) creative specs (and business specs) and translate: ad agency speak… to agent speak… to actor speak (direction for the audition script).
Your writer is looking for specific attitude transitions: we make that happen.
Script changes late in the casting game? We plug in the new script as the auditions continue, without missing a beat.
Need more than 1 script read by each candidate? Of course, doable.
No surprises: Special notes on the roster of talent (including applicable credits, availability issues, etc).
Audition link to many email addresses: done.
Availing/booking/clearing talent with SAG: done.
Talent payment services on non-union jobs: yes.
For “strategic” reasons:
Client doesn’t know what they want.
Creatives don’t know which of many directions to take the VO (need to cover multiple approaches during directed auditions)
Client and creatives are divided on the VO specs, so need to cover both.
No time to risk sketchy/overwhelming online casting.
Directed auditions for your callbacks (along with later fresh ideas)
Preference for vo casting with a single source.
K&K includes all viable talent options (we include VO options from all likely high quality sources, and we also include in our selection: voices we discover from unexpected places).
For creative reasons:
Creatives have many directions to take the VO (need to cover multiple VO type options during the audition phase)
Client and creatives are divided on the VO specs, (need to cover both).
Revised vo creative specs
Creative Spec is tricky/specialty search:
Celebs, kids, elderly, foreign language, “global” sound, non-union, standup/improv, authentic campy old-school, sports specific vo types (players and/or specific sports announcers) or how about a challenging combo, ie: kids - who speak Spanish - with acting skills - non-union.
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