Audiobooks 101: A Workshop for San Diego Members
James Patrick Cronin and Julie McKay
The audiobook industry has grown rapidly in recent years and union jobs are growing along with it. In 2016, audiobook sales topped $1.5 billion. That’s billion – with a B! Many actors have taken note of this fast-growing area of work and are finding out what it takes to perform professional audiobooks work. San Diego members have a special opportunity to learn more at this workshop featuring audiobook pros James Patrick Cronin and Julie McKay.
When: 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25
Where: San Diego Education Association
10393 San Diego Mission Rd, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108-2189
Whether you are an industry newcomer or seasoned voiceover pro looking to expand your career, this workshop will give you tools and information to start your journey down this exciting new career path. Develop the artistic, technical and business skills necessary to create a strong foundation in this lucrative and engaging sector of the entertainment industry.
RSVP to Linda.Dao@sagaftra.org by Friday, Sept. 22.
About James Patrick Cronin and Julie McKay
From demos to emailing casting directors, storytelling style to studio equipment, James Patrick Cronin and Julie McKay will give you a crash course on the do’s and don’ts of the audiobook business. Cronin and McKay have narrated over 500 audiobooks in just over five years. They have worked both together and individually with many of the major publishers and producers in the field, and have also collaborated with numerous independent publishers and authors, including a National Book Award finalist and numerous New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Their work spans a wide array of genres, including children’s literature, science fiction, memoir and historical non-fiction. Cronin recently received an Earphones Award for his work on a social sciences text and two Audie nominations for Best Thriller and Best Young Adult of 2016. Last year, they had five titles on Audible’s Best Of 2016 lists.
This workshop is open only to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing—no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid through October 31, 2017) for admittance. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshops.