You may have seen Actor Nick Sullivan on TV in shows such as 30 Rock and Law & Order: SVU, and he is currently appearing nightly on Broadway in Disney’s Newsies. He also has over 100 audiobook credits to his name. Nick took a few moments to tell us why ACX is an important addition to his already busy schedule.
I think what I find most attractive about ACX is the flexibility it offers. I work in theater, television, film, and voice-overs and tend to have an extremely busy schedule. Many times I will receive offers on top of each other and have to turn work down only to hit a slow patch a few weeks later. ACX has proved useful at “filling the gaps” in my work flow. If I’d like additional work I can log in and find it for myself. And when I book it I have more control over when I record it since I’m in direct contact with the rights-holder
I also enjoy the ability to “be my own casting director”. Most narrators know what they’re best at: which genres they most enjoy, what dialects they excel at, what subjects are of special interest to them. I love the ability to spot a title that you know you have a special affinity for and plunge right in and audition for it.
Finally, ACX has surprised me a number of times with authors and producers approaching me because they’ve heard me narrate and think I’d be ideal for a project. And in one case I found myself helping an excellent author who needed a new publisher. With my contacts that I’d gained through ACX we were able to get him together with a great publishing house. ACX really has been great for all sides of the audiobook community.
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