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Universal Studios Looking for Optimus Prime and Megatron Voices

Transformers News: Universal Studios Looking for Optimus Prime and Megatron Voices

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 3:22AM CDT

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Seibertron's own resident voice actor jON3.0 has brought to our attention this audition casting opportunity for talented voice actors. The call comes via Voice123, and they're looking for the voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron for Universal Studios Hollywood!


Transformers Voice Talent Auditions

Project ID:LTK12147066413X

Project Description:
(Please note that Voice123 screens all projects before approving them, but does not proofread the project name, description, or script provided by the voice seeker)
Now Casting!
Universal Studios Hollywood is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must be at least 18 years old.
All performers hired for these positions will be covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA).
All auditionees must sign up for a appointment to be seen. All current AGVA members will be seen first, given they report at the appropriate call time.If appointment times fill-up, please check back periodically, as we may add additional time slots.
Are you ready to roll-out?
Come and join the battle between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons.
Universal Studios Hollywood is seeking Voice-Over Talent to protray the world famous Transformers, Optimus Prime and Megatron!

Wednesday, April 24th at Staffing Services on City Walk
3:30pm – 8:30pm / Appointments only
Voice-Over Talent
Selected candidates must be available for callbacks on Friday, April 26th.
Voice-Over Talent (April 24th)

Seeking performers with the following abilities and experience:
• Able to switch between two character voices preferred.
• Sustain vocal impersonations for an extended period of time.
• Guest interaction and/or improv experience preferred.
Character/Vocal qualities:
• Megatron vocal qualities – enormous and powerful: deep, textured, smoky quality with adorned gruff-ness.
• Optimus Prime vocal qualities – calm, confident, and serious; air of authority, have impeccable diction, and possess a deep vocabulary.

Prepare
Sides will be provided at the audition. Actors may read for one, or both characters.
For all roles:
•Selected candidates must be available for call-backs on April 26th.
•Please bring a headshot and resume for each audition you attend.
•Availability is a factor when casting. Candidates must be available for training, rehearsals, and summer peak dates as listed on the availability calendar distributed at the audition. Training and Rehearsals begin approximately late April and early May. Performances begin early June through early September.
•Parking – Inform the attendant that you are there for auditions and park in the structure you are guided to. Plan for a 10 minute walk from the parking structure to the audition location.
•We look forward to your audition!


Deadline: Apr 24, 2013 14:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Project Status:Open and receiving auditions and/or proposals
Auditions/Proposals Received:3
Auditions/Proposals Reviewed by the Voice Seeker:3
Voice Seeker Invitations:0 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
Invitations: Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 30 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.).
Credit(s): jON3.0, Voice123
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Re: Universal Studios Looking for Optimus Prime and Megatron Voices (1481164)
Posted by Ravage XK on April 23rd, 2013 @ 5:05am CDT
Calling Mr Cullen and Mr Welker!
Re: Universal Studios Looking for Optimus Prime and Megatron Voices (1481168)
Posted by Va'al on April 23rd, 2013 @ 6:07am CDT
I'd love to try this out if I lived anywhere close to San Diego.
But it's too many many plane-hours away. :(
Re: Universal Studios Looking for Optimus Prime and Megatron Voices (1481231)
Posted by Wigglez on April 23rd, 2013 @ 11:50am CDT
I don't see why they can't have Cullen and Welker. Yeah, they pretty much want a reboot so no Cullen. But Welker wasn't Megs in the first 3 so why not him? I would try for this too because I wanna move to SD, but no money to get there.
Re: Universal Studios Looking for Optimus Prime and Megatron Voices (1481235)
Posted by Va'al on April 23rd, 2013 @ 12:01pm CDT
This is for the Universal Studios theme park, not the film!

And I'm pretty sure it's the walkabouts that were revealed a couple of weeks ago. :-?
Going from the casting description, anyway. (Or maybe The Ride.)
Re: Universal Studios Looking for Optimus Prime and Megatron Voices (1481431)
Posted by Rodimus2006 on April 23rd, 2013 @ 11:59pm CDT
Also if you all remember there is a new Transformers Series incoming in 2014 the reason Prime is ending this year.

Maybe these new Optimus & Megatron VAs could be for that new Animated Series.

I also remember talk about it being called ZERO or something along those lines but for now that is just merely rumors & speculations.

But I bet this is for that new 2014 Transformers series.

Will it be a continuation of Prime, a new Reboot of the Franchise, or something new entirely. I only hope to god it it will not be made goofy like Teen Titans GO.

But still my bet is on the new Transformers 2014 series.
Re: Universal Studios Looking for Optimus Prime and Megatron Voices (1481472)
Posted by Va'al on April 24th, 2013 @ 2:53am CDT
Ok, this is the website for Universal Studios Hollywood.

Not the production company, but the park.
I highly doubt this is for any series or film, except for ones to be used in the park.

And the casting call asks for 'improvisation' and 'audience interaction', plus you have to 'keep up the voice for extended periods of time'. That all sounds like walkabouts to me.
Re: Universal Studios Looking for Optimus Prime and Megatron Voices (1481739)
Posted by jON3.0 on April 24th, 2013 @ 9:14pm CDT
Wigglez wrote:I don't see why they can't have Cullen and Welker. Yeah, they pretty much want a reboot so no Cullen. But Welker wasn't Megs in the first 3 so why not him? I would try for this too because I wanna move to SD, but no money to get there.


This is for guys who can sound like the characters and wear the costumes all day all summer. I would personally love to try this if I lived in the area but it would keep me from being able to be available for voiceover work.
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