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Are You Being Cheated From Income
For Voice Overs That Wind Up On TV?
September 22, 2015
(VOXtra) - Are you being cheated from income for voice overs that wind up where you hadn't expected? For example ...
What happens when you record a spot for use for the Internet for $500, and two years later you get a call from your buddy saying they heard that spot on TV? NATIONAL TV? And it was played over 3,000 times!Robert Sciglimpaglia, the voice actor/actor/attorney - and author of VoiceOverXtra’s book, Voice Over LEGAL - reports:
"This scenario is not only real, it is happening every day now. I am hearing of these stories more and more often.”
And he says it’s "due to non-union voice over artists negotiating their contracts on their own, with no agency or attorney help.”
So - can you recover more money for use of these spots?
"It depends,” Rob says. "It depends on what the contract says.”
"But this is tricky, so the skills of a good agent or attorney will be needed at this juncture.”
Note: If you want to know more about contracts and many other legal and business issues affecting your VO business, please check out www.VoiceOverLegal.com.
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