Break into Audiobooks Today!
Audiobooks is a $1 billion dollar industry and the one of the fastest growing areas of SAG-AFTRA covered work. Come learn from Ron Butler, SAG-AFTRA professional audiobook narrator and coach and Richard Larkin, SAG-AFTRA Associate Executive Director/Labor Counsel about what it takes to work as an audiobook narrator. Butler and Larkin will cover everything from getting started, home studio basics, general rate and union contract information and more.
About Ron Butler
Ron Butler is an LA-based SAG-AFTRA performer with over a hundred film, theater and television credits, including an IFP Award for his work in HBO’s Everyday People. He is a multiple Earphones Award winning narrator and multiple Audie and SOVAS Award nominee. His titles have made annual “Best Of” lists across multiple genres, and Audiofile Magazine consistently describes his work as superb, expressive and nuanced. He is a member of the Atlantic Theater Company and an adjunct professor at Pace University
About Richard Larkin
Richard Larkin is the Associate Executive Director/Labor Counsel in the News and Broadcast Department of SAG-AFTRA. He has been organizing, negotiating and administering audiobook contracts since 2008. In addition to his audiobook responsibilities, Larkin is also responsible for the negotiation, enforcement and administration of broadcasts agreements in New York and nationally, including the Network News Agreements. Larkin has been employed with AFTRA and now SAG-AFTRA since May, 1983. He received a BA from Boston College in 1979 and a JD from St. John’s University in 1982.
Cost: SAG-AFTRA Nevada Conservatory membership: $40/year (May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020) or $20/workshop for paid-up members through April 30, 2020. All others: $80/year (May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020) or $20/workshop
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All performers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. 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 judgement in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.