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How Freelance Voice Actors Can Obtain COVID-19 Financial Help: VO/Attorney Rob Sciglimpaglia
April 7, 2020

By Tom Dheere
Voice Actor & Coach

There is a lot of information - and misinformation - out there about how to receive COVID-19 financial assistance.

With that in mind, on April 5 I interviewed attorney, voice actor and good friend Robert Sciglimpaglia about how freelancers like voice actors can apply for that financial help - based on what we know now about these programs.

In the video interview below, we cover:
  • The Stimulus Check: who will qualify for it, when will they get it, and how they will get it.
  • Filing for Unemployment: who qualifies, where to apply, how much could be received, how to file a claim weekly, what income should be declared.
  • Applying for a (hopefully forgivable) Loan: as a sole proprietor, a corporation, and as a small business.

Rob, thank you very much for providing some much-needed information to help voice actors get through these "interesting times"!

The COVID-19 financial assistance websites that Rob recommends are:

Over more than two decades, Tom Dheere - AKA 'The VO Strategist' - has narrated thousands of projects for clients in over a dozen countries and voiced more than 40 audiobooks. He is also a voice over business consultant, a coach at Edge Studio, was the marketing consultant for the Voice Over Virtual online conference, and is also writer/producer of the sci-fi action comic book Agent 1.22.

Robert J. Sciglimpaglia Jr. is an attorney and the author of the Amazon #1 best selling book Voice Over Legal, published by VoiceOverXtra. He is also a voice over artist, actor, and executive producer of short and feature films and has served as production attorney on several films. Among the services he now offers to voice talents is contract negotiations. 

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