Win up to $1000 credit from DiscMakers!

When you get your CD Case and CD Label designed by ArtistUpgrade, we send them to the fabulous CD printing and replicating company, DiscMakers.  They make an excellent product and we’ve been sending our clients there for years.

Now, DiscMakers is giving away a chance to win $1,000 in credit!  Pretty sweet, right?

According to DiscMakers, “all you need to enter is to save a quote for a disc manufacturing project. Now you can pick out your favorite disc package and build your dream album.”



2011 New York Voiceover Mixer!

2011 New York Voiceover Mixer

December 3, 2011 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Arena 135 W. 41st St. NYC [map]
RSVP to Lindsay at

Be a part of the world’s largest gathering of voiceover talent! The fourth annual New York Voiceover Mixer, hosted by Voice Talent Productions with The Legendary Marc Graue Voiceover Studio, brings together voice talent, agents, coaches, producers, and more. This year, they’re expecting about 500 attendees. And you know the best part? It’s FREE! Dress to impress at the biggest voiceover networking event of the year. Check out the press release for all the info.

Fabulous ArtistUpgraders on the Guest List: Mara JunotRandye KayeDebbie IrwinMia BankstonChristian BellAllenda HarrisCathy Simpson, John GroveAmy NaimKamran Khan


If you’re anything like me, you love the word “free”. Especially when it’s combined with the word “Shakespeare”.

As an actor, taking advantage of “free” classes can be a valuable investment of your time. It’s a great way to meet new teachers and test the waters prior to making a financial commitment. Furthermore, free classes provide yet another opportunity to work on your craft, learn something new, and network with other actors.

Check out one of the two free Shakespeare intros being offered tomorrow, details below.

Deloss Brown’s cycle of new Shakespeare classes begins on Tuesday, October 18, and the free sample classes are on this Thursday, October 13 at 4:15 and 5:30, at Shetler Studios, NYC.  The free class will talk about ROMEO AND JULIET and text used for the regular cycle (6 classes this time) will be HAMLET. Find more information here:


HURRICANE IRENE AU CONTEST! Win Printing for 250 Business Cards!

Many creative professionals are tied to technology for their work.  Our designers at ArtistUpgrade rely on computers and a fast internet connection for web and graphic design.  Voiceover artists rely on their audio equipment.  Actors use the internet to search and submit for auditions.  So what do you do when a storm, like Hurricane Irene, threatens to throw a wrench in your creative process?  Creative Professionals – how are you going to work if the power goes out?  ArtistUpgrade is seeking submissions for creative solutions on advancing your career even when technology fails.

Simply reply to this post with your submission by Friday, August 26th at midnight. If we have internet connection, we will announce the winner soon after 😀

Win Printing for 250 Business Cards!!

The fine print:  Current ArtistUpgrade client winner receives FREE business card design + FREE printing for 250 business cards.  New ArtistUpgrade client winner receives 20% OFF business card design + FREE printing for 250 business cards.

Stay safe this weekend!

NYC + LA actors :: Backstage presents ACTORFEST

1 Day
4,000+ Actors

Free casting calls, plus free meet & drop sessions with top casting directors. Don’t miss our exciting line up of workshops with top casting directors and managers!

Registration begins August 1, 2010. For more information and to register, visit

Actors, Singers, Dancers, Comedians, Models, and Performers of all ages and types are welcome!

ACTORFEST NY takes place on October 02, 2010 at the Manhattan Center Studios – Hammerstein Ballroom in midtown Manhattan.

ACTORFEST LA takes place on November 06, 2010 at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles.


ArtistUpgrader, David Bridel, announces his latest Clown Class, the SCHOOL FOR FOOLS, beginning August 28 2011 and running every Sunday through October 9th. Come and discover your inner clown and find out why Studio Six is fast growing into one of the best opportunities in LA to study and practice comedy, to find your courage as a performer, and to meet, work and create alongside talented actors, professionals and clowns.

Christmas in August? Seeking Voice Talent for Charity

Jeff Gelder writes:

Wanted: The finest and most generous voice actors and singers!
The Children’s Holiday Magic Project and GelderHead Audio Productions are now accepting submissions for the 9th edition CD of Holiday Magic, A Gift for Children of all Ages – a holiday recording to brighten the holidays of the children and their siblings at Children’s Hospitals.  Every year, the CDs brighten the holidays for sick children in hospitals, and also their siblings, who often feel lonely due to the other child requiring more attention from the parents.
For more information about how to submit your demo and be a part of this compilation, click here!

Calling all playwrights! Submit your play today!

Many thanks to Leslie Becker for sending this along!

The Hive Theatre Company is seeking submissions for its 2011 – 2012 Hive Exposed Series; staged readings of new and underexposed plays. The Hive Exposed Series is intended to uncover the talent of new and underexposed playwrights, and then to expose the work of those playwrights to the NYC community. Out of all of the submissions, the Hive will choose three plays and one musical to stage as readings. At least one of those four pieces will later be mounted as a full production. Last season, four plays were chosen and in the spring of 2012 one is being fully produced by the Hive titled AN AMERICAN FAMILY TAKES A LOVER by Amina Henry.  The Hive is deeply committed to nurturing artists of all ages, type and backgrounds.  Want more info?  Email


FREE SEMINAR > The Fitness Face-Lift

Check out this free seminar at Actors Connection!

The Fitness Face-Lift with Irene Ankner, Facial Fitness Coach
Thursday 9/15/11 @ 2:00PM
Actors Connection :: 630 9th Ave :: Suite 1410 :: NYC

Synopsis from Actors Studio:
Everyone in the public eye, especially actors and performers, want to look their very best. Of course one of the ways of doing this is with exercise. We tone every other part of the body but forget about our faces and necks.

In this fun, FREE, fitness workshop that Irene has been doing for over twenty years, she will show you a simple at-home exercise and acupressure system to strengthen the twenty-two facial/neck muscles, tighten the connecting skin and diminish lines. This will leave your face looking youthful and fresh for years to come without the risk and cost of plastic surgery. What could be better?

Make your reservation now! REGISTER HERE