Jaime Lubin: In A World of Women, What's Happened to the Female Voice?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Back in college I interned for a voiceover coach. Obsessed with the wide spectrum of sounds that voice actors could coax from their throats, I was convinced I'd fit perfectly into this little-discussed entertainment universe simply because I loved it. But sorting through the piles of radio and TV "copy" proved voiceover scripts were overwhelmingly written to be performed by men.
"Aren't there any good parts for women?" I asked my (female) boss. She didn't answer, merely smirking at my naivete.
Four years later, Lake Bell (Children's Hospital) tackles this very question with her film In A World..., an excellently-crafted exploration of the difficulty women face in breaking through the male-controlled niche. In her first feature as writer, director, and producer -- for which she won the 2013 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance -- Bell also stars as the endearingly awkward Carol Solomon, a struggling vocal coach who lives in the shadow of her famous father Sam Sotto
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