Glo Cody on Producing & Acting - How To Do Both
Glorianne "Glo" Cody is a Brooklyn based Voice Actor and Owner/Executive Producer of Robo-c Raptor, a full-service production company. Glo has voiced and produced commercial content for some of the world’s largest brands. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and represented by Atlas Talent Agency and Benz Talent. She is one of six members of an all-female indie improv group called HEMLOCK, and performs stand up comedy in a non-pandemic world.
Tell us about your credits. What have you worked on?
I’ve worked on mostly commercial & branded content, as both a producer and voice actor. Between TV commercials, social media ads, photoshoots and the occasional music video, I’ve worked with some of the worlds largest brands, including Motorola, Lenovo, CVS, Chapstick, IBM, Comcast, Culturelle, LG Mobile, Ford, and Morgan Stanley, to name a few.
Once upon a time, I was an intern and PA at the Jerry Springer Show.
What are you working on right now? Anything cool?
I’m producing a “Masterclass” like series for a major ﬁnancial brand. In my other job, I’m submitting lots of really fun auditions. I just upgraded my home studio booth and I’m really excited about it!
What’s your favorite TV show of 2021?
WandaVision! And I don’t even care about the Marvel Universe!
If you could work/be on any show, what show would that be?
As a producer, I’d love to produce a beautiful piece like the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. As a voice actor I would LOVE to work on the animated series Archer. That would be a dream gig!
What advice do you have for others looking to break into the industry?
As a producer, networking is absolutely key. Connect with people online and ask them to share their stories. Take on an entry level (PA) or intern position at a production company, agency, or TV show and learn what different types of produc-on roles are out there. There’s so much to learn, but you can only take one bite at a time.
As a voice actor, educate yourself on the type of work that’s out there and where you might fit in. Be aware of the costs and expectation of a voice actor, and should you decide to enter into the field be patient, keep at it, and never stop taking classes. Get lots of coaching in the area you want to work in before you ever cut a demo or start auditioning for work.
What’s one insider tip to success you’d give for others in 2021?
Be patient with yourself. No one knows where the industry (or the world) is headed, but it’s definitely changing. That’s not a bad thing! Be flexible enough to roll with the punches and keep in touch with the latest trends and technologies. The world will keep on turning and you need to be ready when it does.
Also, always have a production or voiceover reel handy to share with a potential client. Keep it updated, you never know when people are looking at it. If you don’t have one, make sure you keep a copy of everything you’ve worked on so you can make one.
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