No auditions?....

Kasper Michaels
Voice Over: Canadian

was it just me, or where there no auditions yesterday? I can't remember that happening since I joined in 2018. that can't be good. I even checked to see if I had a virus that was impeding new content.... if only I could assign the issue of lack of material to a virus. I can fix that.


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Brendan McCoy
Voice Over: English

Days with no job listings, more and more listing for "jobs" that aren't paying industry standards. I put the word "jobs" in inverted commas because if they aren't paying professional rates of pay then they aren't not lagitimate work. This site has not only been crippled by the badly managed updates to the IT system, but has been ruined entirely for by the takeover by Backstage.
Maybe it can still be of some use to newcomers or part-time amateurs, but for professional VO artists... I fear this site is dead.


  • 1 week ago
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Kasper Michaels
Voice Over: Canadian

I tend to agree. in the last year I watched average jobs paying £300-£500 become £250, and then £200, then £150.... the last job I was elegible for was paying £65-£120. that shouldn't even be allowed on the site. Mandy is slowly going the way of Fiverr. I set a minimun on what I go into the booth for, and if Mandy jobs are not even covering that, well.... let's just say August is going to be an important Mandy month for me. I will be observing closely and making decisions. Hopefully things will change for the better. Let's see what the end of August brings.


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Jane McIntyre
Voice Over: English

True, and concerning about job rates. They're just not realistic or professional.

Meanwhile.....I've just had a reminder from Mandy about my upcoming subscription renewal.
Stay....or jump?

And where's best to jump to?

Mandy....if you're reading this....give me an elevator pitch on why I (or anyone else...) should stay with you, when the service has become so lamentably bad. You must see what your members have reported. Are you, perhaps, considering reduced renewal rates until you get over this (fairly big...) bump in the road?

Tell me, please.....before I break into a fairly poor rendition of that song by The Clash.....
Thanks.


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Carla de Wansey
Voice Over: English

Yup i agree folks i think this site has managed to kill itself via a takeover...ive got 5 days left to run on sub then after Many years im off. Loads of others following suit...


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I just got a 'Workshops & Classes': Performing Arts Teaching Assistant casting notice e-mail from them.

Good grief! I have NEVER sought that kind of work, and its not in either of my CCP or VP profiles.

Mandy (is it still even Mandy any more?) is just all noise and nuisance now.

I haven't renewed either of my subscriptions, but where to go?


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Kathryn Wolfe
Voice Over: English

I too have decided not to renew my Mandy subscriptions - inbox full of low pay jobs not relevant to me.


  • 5 days ago
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Ian Seale
Voice Over: English

Mandy's response was to manually reduce all my my search categories to just a handful of voice-over - completely scrubbing out all my Acting categories.

The thing is, the categories in the Casting notices do not marry up with the categories in our job search criteria.

I suspect that the emailed casting notices are coming from StarNow or Backstage, based on their categories, not the Mandy ones which we set


  • 5 days ago
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Tony Coughlan
Voice Over: Scottish

I was tempted by Fiverr, but I’ve heard it’s even worse pay.


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Linton Tulloch
Voice Over: English

Sadly, I’ve decided not to renew my subscription. I started my VO career with Mandy and have had a successful time with this site before the takeover. Now it just doesn’t feel the same. The number of jobs along with the rates have dived. It makes me wonder if even perspective employers are walking away from the site along with the talent.

I may have a change of heart as I’ve only got 5 days left on this site but it’s unlikely. I’ll take a look at Bodalgo, Voices, etc. and see what’s best for my business.

Best of luck to you all. This is a great community of talented people. I just hope Mandy puts some effort into turning things around and allows us to have confidence in this site and what it had to offer once again.


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Jane McIntyre
Voice Over: English

Good luck, Linton, whatever you decide to do. It's sad to see people drifting away; even sadder to see no response on here from the Mandy team, or any effort to do something about it!


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Carla de Wansey
Voice Over: English

Sad to say ..its not seemingly of any interest to Mandy at all...ive been loyally on and off the site for over 10 years...it has just deteriorated in so many ways and devalued itself with some of the ridiculously low fees for voice jobs ( which newbies might take)..and the endless other jobs sent through for technicians ,front of house, sightseeing guides, etc etc..stuff totally irrevant to what we signed up for..Im off it now...just ended my contract....they wont care a Jot.


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April Cowan
Voice Over: English

It's so sad reading all these msgs. And even sadder that Mandy clearly doesn't even take the time to read their own forum to see how their clients feel.
What a shambles this has become :( I don't even think they'll care if they lose loafs of us, as they'll always be newbies coming forward to take our place, and they have no idea how great this site used to be :(


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Carla de Wansey
Voice Over: English

Well said April...cant believe they dont bother to read the forums...actually they probably do but dont care a JOT about longtime loyal subscribers..so dont really care folks leaving in droves...sad but true...maybe someone should alert them to the fact so many of us were cheesed off with the very poorly performing site since Backstage/ star now took over...i have mentioned it in the past but just got a corporate reply about updating their computer trollocks...


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Ricky Zalman
Voice Over: English

I tried to do this publicly on Twitter after getting SO frustrated by the mute response from Mandy management, and I got the standard "please email us with more information concerning your problem..." reply, which frankly Mandy ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH.

I asked them (via Twitter) to publicly address the outcry from their (PAYING) members - but to no avail. It's a shambles and the silence from Mandy management is deafening.


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Jane McIntyre
Voice Over: English

Appalling support from the team! Surely anyone running a business needs to listen to the people paying to use it? And acknowledge that they're listening....and THEN....spell out what they're doing to make things better for everyone. But here? Just......silence......


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