December 12, 2012
Professional voice over talent Bo Barker (Bo Barker Voiceovers) of Emmetsburg, Iowa has agreed to be represented by ALPHA Talent Agency, it was announced today. Resulting from this new partnership, Barker's distinct voice will now be presented as a preferred voice for major national and regional advertising clients who source their voiceover talent needs with respected agencies in the major New York City / East Coast based creative market as well as in other national venues in which ALPHA Talent operates.
ALPHA Founder and Senior Agent Noel Short has acclaimed Bo Barker's voice as being “an attention getter... with an “extremely commanding sound”, and has noted Bo's skilled ability to put a interpretive, memorable spin on his studio reads. He stated that Barker's compelling sound was unique among the male talent roster that he is selecting for the agency.
Barker stated: “I am excited to have New York representation with someone as respected and experienced as Noel Short, and am honored to be part of the ALPHA Talent team. Some of my trusted industry associates have known Noel for many years and I am really looking forward to creating success together with ALPHA and its clients and these new opportunities to expand my voice over marketing and brand.”
ALPHA Talent Agency, a New York City based voice over talent agency for both union affiliated and non-union talent, is co-founded by veteran talent agent Noel Short. Short was a former commercial agent at Arcieri & Associates for several years and previously served as talent coordinator for ICM - New York’s commercial division.
Noel Short has scouted talent that has booked numerous documentaries and national network voiceover, radio and on-camera campaigns such as: Samuel Adams, Dora the Explorer, Johnny Walker Black, Samsung, McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Gatorade & Go Diego Go. Additionally, Short has worked on “voice of” branding campaigns for Canon, Expedia, Home Depot, Macy’s, Kohl’s and Bank Of America, among others. He has also booked talent for Lincoln Center, 3rd Watch, Sex & The City, Law & Order and “package print” for Just For Men. He has also successfully cast talent for major video game titles such Anarchy Online, Bioshock (and for Rockstar Games): Manhunt, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Midnight Run 1, 2 & 3. plus many more.
Noel Short serves as Founding Agent for ALPHA Talent and can be reached at: 419 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003 (Office:) 646-499-4417 (Cell:) 917-686-2216 Email:email@example.com Website: www.alphatalentagency.com
Bo Barker Voiceovers was launched in 2007 by Robert (Bo) Barker a professional voiceover talent with what has often been described as "a familiar voice with a undeniable unique tone". Respected industry leaders and noted voiceover peers have deemed Bo a standout "signature voice" that resonates with the listener... as a result his voice has been found in varied venues around the globe. Barker's voice has been selected to lend a distinctive flavor to nationwide product launches including myDNA Fragrance and Red Wine Patch; he is often called on for his particular trailer or “promo” style read (EPIC, Elektable, etc.) and has been featured in DVD movie releases such as Press Start; documentary and narration projects with established producers in major regional and prime national markets; radio station imaging in both the US and abroad and various event promotions and corporate projects. Barker has also lent his voice to worthy charitable and non-profit causes in the past. Bo Barker operates from his Midwest home-based studio facilities and can be reached at: 4069 330th Street, Emmetsburg, IA 50536: (Phone) 712-298-2455 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.bobarker.com