We had the good fortune of connecting with Tania Possick and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tania, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The Voice Over industry is comprised of some of the best people in entertainment. I am so lucky to be a part of it! It’s something I’ve been doing for a while but, when the pandemic hit, I was looking for something to take my mind off the craziness of the world. I thought about how much I’d love to connect with people, especially in the Voice Over industry, during this period of fluctuation. I was sad, and lonely, and had no idea what was going on!!! This is where Women In V.O. started! I was at home thinking – wouldn’t it be great to have a platform where women can connect, ask questions, and see positive messages? It all began with an Instagram page, and now I feel like I have more friends in the v.o. industry than I’ve ever had before. We have meetups, classes, share ideas, promote each other- it’s truly one of the best things that has happened in my life! And I love hearing when people say that they connected through the platform, or that they kept pursuing voice over because of the inspiration they saw on the platform. This isn’t an easy job. You need to stay motivated and work hard. Women In V.O. was created because it was something I needed in my life, and I am happy other people needed it as well.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m extremely proud of the Women In V.O. community that we’ve created! I have had the luxury of meeting so many wonderful women voice over artists in the last year. We all have unique voices and points of view and it really motivates me to keep pursuing my goals in the voice over industry.

Voice over is super gratifying and fun but getting to this point in my career has not been easy! I have always loved the arts, but I never thought I’d make a living in the arts. It’s taken a lot of brain rewiring to get where I am and to tell myself that being an artist is valid and I am worthy of doing what I love. I’ve earned so many wonderful bookings with clients like Target, Starbucks, Fisher Price, Netflix, Coca-Cola and more. I am so proud! Voice over and acting are very competitive industries and most of the time you audition more than you book. But you keep learning, practicing and having fun!

My advice to people is to love your journey and start anywhere and anytime! Take a class, join a community like @womeninvo, do some research. It’s not too late and you’re not too old! There’s a quote that says, “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” You can do it!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Los Angeles is huge and there are so many things to see, but this is how a day with me would go down in my neighborhood! I live in Silver Lake, so in the morning, we would pick up some coffee at LAMILL – it’s so good! We would take it to go and walk around the Silver Lake Reservoir which has some nice views and we can explore some of Silver Lake’s hidden stairways. After working up an appetite, we would go to breakfast at Millie’s Café because it is a staple in the neighborhood. They’ve been around since 1926 and have a huge menu that includes many vegetarian and vegan options. I love a classic breakfast, but the Green Burrito is so good. It’s always packed! Then we could walk Sunset Blvd. around the Sunset Junction and do some window shopping. We could pop into Yolk which is the cutest little gift shop. Then we would definitely drive to the Griffith Observatory to have a view of the city. This is one the spots where the film Rebel Without A Cause was filmed, if you love old movies – it’s a great tourist site. We’d make a stop at Silver Lake Wine for a bottle of Rosé before taking a picnic to Grifftith Park and taking a ride on the carousel. We’d end the evening with dinner at Casita del Campo (another Silver Lake staple) where we would have a great Mexican dinner and lots of chips and salsa. Maybe we would even catch a show there. WOW! What a fun day!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My biggest shoutout definitely goes out to my mom and my family! I’m super close with them. My mom worked so hard when I was a kid and somehow managed to get me in dance classes, so I am forever grateful because that was the start of my career in the arts! Dance eventually led to VO work and acting. Instead of attending my shows, my family now texts me when they see my commercials or hear my voice somewhere. It makes me feel supported and encouraged. My mom even filmed some auditions with me over the pandemic. It’s very cute! I love my family so much! I also want to give a huge shoutout to the amazing Voiceover Coaches, Acting Coaches, Engineers, Agents, Mentors and friends who have offered so much great advice and shared amazing expertise over the years. Everyone at Atlas Talent Agency, DDO Artists Agency, and Trailer Voice Artists and RVLA.
And, of course, everyone in the Women In V.O. community for being so loving and supportive. You inspire me to keep going every day!

Website: www.taniapossick.com

Instagram: @topsick

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/tpossick

Other: the info for Women In V.O. is @womeninvo on instagram, and www.womeninvo.net

Image Credits
Solid Red outfit & Yellow background images- Jonny Marlow Denim Outfit with lamps at LACMA – Esteban Allard-Valdivieso All others – management team

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