March 3, 2014 | Posted in:Brands and Bloggers Connect, Current Events, Pros Talk TV And Social Media, Social TV, TV Production

Mike Sargent, host- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Film Critic and Bobb Rivers Film Critic  Photo Credit- Debbie Mitchell/Michelle Lynne Madar

Mike Sargent, host- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Film Critic and Bobb Rivers Film Critic Photo Credit- Debbie Mitchell/Michelle Lynne Madar

Like most movie fans  this morning I am waking up with a major Oscar hangover. The 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony was last night and it was exciting and ran late.  Congratulations to all the winners!  Awards went to many of the usual predicted suspects including, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Matthew Mcconaughey. Lupita Nyuong’o received a special birthday present with her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.  

I have been in an Oscar haze for at least two weeks prior to last nights show . My team over at Arise On Screen, with host Mike Sargent, have been working on our Oscar show, Oscar Nominations, Milestones and Predictions, which aired on Saturday.  Turns out our predictions were right on target!

Marla Kirban Voice-over

Marla Kirban Voice-over

As for the week ahead in Ready4Air, a few friends are back. Voiceover coach, Marla Kirban, returns with the post “Hit It and Quit It! Self-Directing Your Voice Over Auditions.” In her post, Kirban reminds aspiring voice-over candidates: “One of the realities of the voice-over industry right now is that you’re likely to be recording your auditions at home and emailing an .mp3 to your agent, casting director, or producer. There are advantages and disadvantages to this!”

Tomorrow check out what Marla has to say about ways to make the most of a voice-over audition recorded at home.

Related Post: Ready4Air | Gimme The Mic: Would You Buy A Product From This Voice ?(AUDIO)

Photo Courtesy of I Don't No

Photo Courtesy of I Don’t No

Two weeks ago I promised to write a post about what exactly brands need to know in order for bloggers to successfully work with them during social media outreach campaigns.  It’s taken a little longer than I planned. In Ready4Air (Brands & Bloggers), I’ve decided to turn the post, Brands, Please Let Us Know What You Need In Campaigns, into a letter.  After experiencing my own false starts with a few brands in the past six months, I think a letter to the brands might be a better way to go. So stay tuned for my letter.

Framed Carol Story

Former CBS News Early Show producer, Carol Story, will be sharing more of her great advice on how to ace your debut television appearance in her post “More  Tips For Your First Time TV Appearance.” Last week Carol told us when “You are outside of your comfort zone. The stakes are high. You want to make a good impression….You need to prepare for your interview. Not rehearse, not over-prepare. Just be ready.”

Related Post: Ready4Air (TV) — 3 Tips For Your First Time TV Appearance

Check out the post and find out just how to get ready for your interview.

Finally a special thanks to our latest Ready4Air (Film) guest contributor, teen film critic Jackson Murphy, for his take on the Oscars and is accurate predictions! Click the video above to hear Jackson in action.

Welcome back to all our friends!

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Deborah Mitchell Media Associates Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell Graphic Design: Nay Ayache

Deborah Mitchell Media Associates
Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell
Graphic Design: Nay Ayache

TV/Social Media Producer Debbie Mitchell is an Emmy nominated producer who is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA). She is currently a member of the James Beard Broadcast and New Media Awards Committee.  If you are a brand interested in Social TV, blogger outreach campaigns, or a blogger or personality interested in television placement follow Debbie Mitchell@SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com. If all else fails, her resourceful assistant, Sang, will find her.


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