ROGER BECKER, FOUNDER OF VO SYNDICATE
If New York City is the voice-over capital of the world, then Roger Becker is the Mayor. “Hizzoner” has been working steadily in every aspect of the business for two decades. With a background in post production, Roger left that world in the 1990’s to direct talent at a prestigious NYC talent agency. Along with running their in-house studio, he worked in the Broadcast Promotions division to bolster his understanding of talent/producer relationships. In 2005, he returned to directing voice-over full time at a casting house in New York City, eventually accepting the position of vice-president of the company. He has cast for major accounts in all arenas of the business, from commercial to film to narration to animation…and has taught children and adults about all facets of VO work.
In 2015, Roger launched the VO Syndicate to help aspiring VO talent reach their potential and to better assist them in gaining traction in the business. The VO Syndicate presents an innovative way of educating talent and connecting them with respected agents, working casting directors, and other instrumental players in the business.
The VO Syndicate, along with founder Roger Becker, stands ready to assist in all casting, directing, or educational endeavors regarding the field of voice-over. Our “Syndicate” is a referral network of industry specialists who are trustworthy, respectable. and will keep your best interests in mind before all else.
"What sets Roger apart from other teachers I have trained with is his passion for his craft, his wealth of knowledge, and his commitment to teaching each student in a manner that will make them fundamentally a better voice over artist. Period.
The lessons that Roger provided were pitch perfect with what I came to expect in the actual auditioning booth. The transition from class to audition was simply seamless because Roger structures his classes so that his students are actually auditioning every week.
The best part about taking Roger's class is that his help didn't stop at the door. When class was finished he continued to help me mold and shape my career. Roger has been instrumental in me breaking into the business. It was his personal reference to a top tier agency that made it possible for me to even begin auditioning for voice overs in New York. Even when I moved out to Los Angeles, Roger was no more than an email away to help me find footing on firm ground."
"Roger's class gave me the confidence and the street cred to freelance with a top commercial agent, create a stellar demo reel and actually share it with people, sign with an awesome top tier agency and book major work.
Most importantly, when I walk into his studio to audition, I know he knows who I am I what I can do. I know he's always rooting for me to kick ass and book the job and that's an awesome feeling."
"Roger really helped me hone my skills and gave me such confidence in my self that I now feel "invincible" in the audition room. Oh yeah, and he also helped me get some killer voice over representation. So, yeah that's pretty freaking great.
I wish there were more teachers out there who took as much of an interest in their students' success as Roger Becker. He not only gives you the skills to pay the bills, but he helps you get the opportunities to pay the bills as well. He's truly a one-of-a-kind.
I've studied with a lot of different teachers. But, Roger Becker stands out as one of the most dedicated to truly helping people unlock their talent. He's honest, smart, and hilarious. If you want to work in VO, do yourself a huge favor and study with Roger."
"His honesty and knowledge of the profession teach lessons for the "real world". His sense of humor made class truly enjoyable. He is the first teacher who has offered to assist in any way after our classes were over and actually kept his word!
I have gained the courage to take risks in the booth, I normally liked to play things safe. I learned to have FUN!
I have been sent out on more auditions and out of house auditions than ever before."