The Australian voice-over industry is one of the most diverse in the world, with a number of ethnic groups represented.
Many of the big names in the industry are Australian, with Indigenous and non-Indigenous actors all vying for jobs.
But, in the past few years, there’s been an explosion of interest in Australian actors in voiceover.
This has led to a new breed of actors, many of whom have not even seen a job offer before.
Here’s how you can find out whether you are one of these actors, or if you are an aspiring actor looking to jump on the career ladder.
First, here are some of the more popular types of Australian actors.
There are also a number who are indigenous Australians who are considered “fringe” performers.
The ‘bastards’ and ‘donts’ who don’t speak a word of English (in case you’re confused) The term “bastard” has become a commonly used label for Indigenous Australians, which is why it’s used so often in this article.
But the term “dont” can also be used to describe any Indigenous Australian actor who does not speak a single word of Australian English.
“Bastard”, “douchebag” and “dumbass” actors are all terms that are used to dismiss Indigenous Australians as “just plain stupid”.
In an article published by the Australian Voice Industry Association (AVIA), the group said it’s time for “a better term” for those actors.
“It’s time to get rid of the term ‘basta’ and start using the term more accurately,” AVIA executive director Sue McGlashan said.
“We need to get our own way.
It’s time we started calling our actors ‘baptists’.” The industry’s “doomed to fail” attitude It’s a term that has long been used to disparage Indigenous Australians.
In the 1980s, actor and director Tim Minchin described Aboriginal actors as “diseased to fail”.
“Aboriginal actors are not given the same opportunities to be successful in Australia as other Australians,” he wrote.
It’s not just Minchin.
The term was used by other Australian actors, such as John Barrowman, who said Indigenous actors “couldn’t even get a job in the UK or France”.
Barrowman, a former actor who is now a successful director, also referred to Indigenous Australians in his autobiography as “cursed”.
Other prominent Australian voice actors have said they are not accepted because they’re not “real”.
“I’ve never had a single offer to play a role that I wasn’t happy to do,” said Australian actor and singer Ian Anderson, who told The Conversation that he was offered a job on Broadway in New York.
Anderson, who is Aboriginal, is now an advocate for the rights of Indigenous Australians and has campaigned for better representation in the voiceover world.
“[It’s] been a long road to get to where I am today, and I’m really proud of where I’m at, and how I got there,” he said.
Annie Lang, who was also involved in the New York musical The Big Bang Theory, said she “could never be an actor in Australia”.
The Australian Voice Alliance, which represents the voice actors in Australia, has also raised concerns about the lack of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander actors.
In a statement to The Conversation, an AVA spokesperson said it was “disappointed to see that some of our members have felt that they are unable to secure employment opportunities in Australia.”
The AVA says it has received over 400 calls from members of Indigenous communities and says it is “working with the Australian government to address this problem”.
But the voice industry is still not safe for Indigenous actors, according to the AVIA.
In a recent survey, the AVAA said it received “over 200 reports of abuse, assault and physical and verbal threats” from Indigenous Australians during the filming of a film.
These incidents were mostly in Sydney and Melbourne.
In another case, an Indigenous Australian actress and musician was harassed on a Sydney street, while another was assaulted in the street while on her way to work.
Many of the people who have suffered violence have had to leave the country because of the abuse they’ve suffered, AVIA’s executive director said.
The industry is a “sick, sick place” “People who’ve been victims of these attacks have been left with a lot of issues that are difficult to navigate,” said AVA’s executive producer, Helen Tippett.
She said it had been “particularly challenging” for the AVA to raise concerns about issues such as violence, abuse and racial profiling, which the AVEA has “admitted is a problem”.
“We have had a lot more instances of abuse