Been dreaming of trying out a Creative Career but don’t know where to start? You’re in luck, because Josh Rachlis (Actor, Writer, Director, Comedian, Copywriter, Radio Host, Movie Reviewer, Cartoonist, Songwriter and more) is now working as a Creative Careers Consultant.
I’ve posted this ad on Craigslist and Kijiji. I’ve got satisfied customers. Now it’s time for you, dear Blog reader, to reap the benefits of my experience, too:
When I started out as an actor, I thought a casting agent and a talent agent were the same thing. When I was thinking about getting into advertising, I thought that a Senior Copywriter was higher up than Creative Director. (FYI, I was wrong on both counts.) But through my own research and perseverance, I’ve found success, publicity and awards in a unique variety of creative fields. And now literally every day I get asked how to get into voice work. Or screenwriting. Or copywriting. And more. Consulting gives me a chance to answer your questions. I’ll meet you for tea (which I call a Creativi-Tea). If you’d prefer, we could also do it by phone, email or Internet messenger. Through discussion with you I’ll find out what creative career would make you happy and whether you’re right for the job. Then I’ll tell you how to get into that field, what classes to take, whom to contact, and more. It also doesn’t hurt that, as a Copywriter, I actually hire voices for commercials I write. I love to discover great new talent and hopefully at some point I’ll be able to use you in my own spots.
If you already know what you want to pursue, we can delve deeper into how to make that happen. As an example, voice acting is the field most people ask me about. Common questions are:
How do I get into voice work?
Is it too late for me to get into voice acting?
Do I have the talent to be a voice actor?
What kind of voice acting is there?
What is a voice demo?
What should a voice demo sound like?
Do I need a voice demo?
Should I make a voice demo now?
Should I take classes?
What are the good classes to take?
Who are the good talent agents to send my stuff to?
We’ll also go over ways to promote yourself. I’ve been featured in two giant articles in The Toronto Star and the National Post. How did I make that happen? You’ll find out. I’ll talk to you about ways to build a brand for yourself, to create buzz, garner fans, get your work talked about and out there to as many people as possible. After one meeting with me, a girl I know who’s into helping people spiritually has launched a whole multi-media business based on her thoughts and teachings and even has interest now from TV producers. Another girl went from having no idea how to get into voice acting to being repped by Toronto’s top voice talent agency – all in the span of a month.
To show you why I’m qualified to answer your questions, here are just some of my creative achievements:
•Copywriting (15 years writing commercials for the biggest, most prestigious brands in the world)
•On-camera acting (I’m the famous Scottish Mini Man in the Nutri-Grain Minis Commercials)
•Voice work (commercials and animated TV shows in Canada, the US and Europe)
•Screenwriting (winner of the prestigious 2009 Script Showcase in LA)
-Talk radio host on Canada’s most listened to talk radio station, Toronto’s CFRB Newstalk 1010
-Appearances on CBC Radio’s Go and Definitely Not The Opera
-Regular movie reviews on Toronto’s CINA Radio 1650AM
•TV hosting (4 of my own year-long shows on Rogers Community Cable)
•Illustration (frequent illustrations in The Ottawa Citizen)
•Writing (Humour columns for The Ottawa Citizen and Strategy Magazine)
•Improv (Graduate of Second City Conservatory)
•Stand-up (Yuk’s Yuk’s, Second City, Laugh Resort)
•Live hosting (Ottawa Ad Awards, Jewish/Arab Comedy Night)
•#91 All-Time Most Viewed Comedian in Canada on YouTube
•Featured in large articles in The Toronto Star and National Post
I spent years trying to figure out how to get into these fields. All you need is an hour with me.
As far as I know, no other Copywriter has starred in his own TV ads. And I don’t know anyone who’s got this particular mix of fields on their résumé. So take advantage of this unique storehouse of information and start down the path to the Creative Career you’ve always dreamed off.
To see my work, watch my videos at http://www.youtube.com/joshrachlis and read my latest news at http://www.joshrachlis.blogspot.com. You can also check out my writing and advertising work at http://www.myspace.com/joshrachlis.
A Creativi-Tea is a tiny price to pay for a valuable investment in your creative future. So email me to set up your Creativi-Tea today at josh.rachlis AT g m a i l . c o m