The Following webcast, videocast… whatever you want to call it. Is from Ed Victor’s Straight Shootin with The Big Gun Series.
Since I exclusively work overseas (if the work comes from anywhere in the world its considered overseas to me) Ed’s Tips are pretty comprehensive and accurate. Although I usually prefer to get paid in Bank Transfers because the bank’s commission is allot less than my getting paid to Paypal … then transfering that amount to my canadian bank account (thereby incurring exchange fee costs) then withdrawing the amount from my ATM machine here in egypt.
Also… I got this email yesterday from a fellow voice over artist from Spain…. I am publishing her email as is… no changes:
Has any of you ever rendered VO services to companies in India and did not get paid? We did and, after 7 months of pursuing payment and sending repeated messages, we were challenged to search for the end client and pursue payment through them. However, it was not the end client who contracted us. It was this Localization Company in India by the name of Vox Box where the three people running are: Melory D’Mello, Michelle D’Mello and Shaw Pereira. They are all listed in Linkedin if you want to take a look. What is sad about this situation is that they have been banned out of sites like Voice 123, Voices.com and others for failing to pay their VO job on time. So, just a friendly warning…. Some companies located overseas could not pay you for your work.
We welcome any suggestions, comments and appreciate you passing the word to all your colleagues. We will not get paid but, at least, we can help all of you avoid a situation like this.
Talent Director and Spanish Voice Actress
Certified Spanish Translator and Interpreter
IsaTalent International ITI
“Offering Ethnic Voices and faces”
I am publishing her letter here so you guys are forewarned.