Commercial and Improv

Nothing propels you towards success like your ability to perform professional reads for your clients.  In addition to a great performance, you need to be ready and able to improvise at a moments notice to meet the changing needs and interest of your clients.

Whether it’s an audition or a live studio directed session, you want to shine.  The experts at VO Atlanta aim to equip you with the skills and insight needed to book more jobs and connect with your copy breakthrough that makes a difference.

Performance and Improv Presenters

Mary Lynn Wissner

Mary Lynn Wissner

Casting Director

Mary Lynn Wissner

Mary Lynn Wissner

Casting Director

As a former voiceover agent and casting director/owner of Voices Voicecasting for over 25 years, I know what the seekers of voices want. From beginners to working pros, I have nurtured and guided hundreds of talent into the voiceover world.

Liz Atherton

Liz Atherton

Liz Atherton, the owner of The Atherton Group (TAG) Talent Agency, was a financial analyst and project manager for large companies before purchasing a fledgling talent agency in the suburbs of Austin, Texas, 20+ years ago. Since then, TAG Talent Agency operates in California, Texas, and Louisiana, and has grown into one of the best boutique agencies in the U.S., consistently appearing in the top 1% list of IMDB’s “power” talent agencies. TAG represents professional, award-winning actors & VO artists, as well as the most impressive rising stars in the business. TAG actors can be seen and/or heard in many of the major TV/FILM and VO projects currently on a screen near you.

Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh

Tim is the Vice President of Commercials at Atlas Talent Agency, where he has been an agent for 10 years. He graduated from Adelphi University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Tim is a bicoastal agent — he works out of Atlas Talent's New York office as well as its Los Angeles office, which he helped establish in 2010. His favorite part of the job is discovering and working with new talent, and helping them develop a fulfilling career in voiceover. Atlas is a union agency, and Tim primarily focuses on commercial voiceover and video games.

Scott Parkin

Professional Voice Actor

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Scott Parkin

Professional Voice Actor

Scott Parkin is a master at the "Conversational, real read". He has developed his techniques and how to teach it over his 25 years in commercial TV & Radio VO. It all starts with finding your natural voice through improvisation and adapting incorporating read to the copy at hand.
In today's incredibly competitive market the key to success is what sets you apart and how to bring that to EVERY audition.

As an improv specialist having improvised on stage, in film, Television and the radio for over 25 years Scott's classes are highly entertaining, energetic and focus on "Practical Application" You will use what you learn in his class immediately when you leave the room. Scott's goal is to broaden your skill set so when the specs say "Non-announcer" "A Conversational tone" "Like a friend giving advice" "Strong improv skills " & "Like a regular, real read" you are confident and  % of booking goes way up.

So, you want a conversational read?

Breaking down a script involves knowing how to bring the script to life and reflect what the writer had in mind.  Being able to IMPROV in a natural and deliberate way is critical to your success.  Start booking more work, getting more call-backs, and establishing yourself as a go-to talent.  Our Performance and Improv resources are here to help you BREAK THROUGH.