I wish to pursue Voice over as a career. However, I being
new to the field, I am not certain whether I have what it
takes to be successful. As I am a student I find the membership
fee a bit steep for something I might not continue. Is there
any Temporary membership for people like me?
If you are
not sure about taking up voicing professionally, but wish
to experiment with it, we recommend you take a Temporary membership
which is valid for six months, and costs only Rs.1,500/- This
is almost like a learners License. However, if you decide
to take it up seriously later on, you can go for a permanent
membership. But please have a valid membership card, temporary
or otherwise if you are doing professional voicing.
it necessary for me to carry my AVA ID when doing recordings?
Yes it is as necessary as carrying your driving license
I am a member of AVA. I had done a Voice over for a client,
but forgot to submit a bill. He has not paid me for over six
months now. Can AVA help me recover my dues ?
Dear Member, Sorry! We can only help you if you have submitted
an AVA approved format Bill duly filled in, and signed, by
the client (Or client's representative) and your self. If
you had a copy of such a bill, then AVA can proceed by the
legitimate means. Please don't neglect the paperwork. Otherwise
it is your word against his .
Q-4. What is
the procedure for submitting a grievance
to AVA ?
AVA has printed forms that are available at the office for
this purpose. You can visit the office on any working day
between 2pm and 8pm and fill in this form. Your case will
be taken up and due process will start the very next day.
I have a payment dispute with a client. I have a copy of the
bill duly filled and signed by both of us. However my membership
dues are over due by only three months. Will AVA take up my
AVA can only take up
your case if you have a valid membership.
Q-6. I had
a dispute with a client, after which I became a member of
AVA. Will AVA take up my case despite the fact that I was
not a member at the time of doing the job?
Yes AVA will take up your case. But, you were not a member
at the time of the job, but now are a member, it will be necessary
for you to wait a mandatory period of six months before AVA
takes up your case.
Q-7. I did
a voice over for a client and submitted a bill. However when
I enquired about the payment a week later I was told that
the project was shelved and therefore no payment would be
made. Am I entitled to my payment?
Yes you are certainly entitled to your payment. You have done
the assignment and you should be paid your rightful dues regardless
of what they decide to do with your work. AVA will certainly
assist you in the recovery process.
Q-8. How do
I become a member of AVA ?
The registration forms are available at the AVA office between
2 pm and 8 pm on working days.
In order to register, you will need the following:-
1.Three Passport size photographs
2. Proof of residence
Eg: Zerox of Electricity bill, Phone bill, ration card, Pan
Card, driving license, or passport
The above documents and photographs should accompany the registration
form, duly filled and signed by two members.
For regular membership Total Rs 5,500/-
(ie..Rs.5,000 admission fees, Plus Rs.500/-towards Annual
Life time membership for New members = Rs. 15,000/-
Life time membership for Existing members Rs.10,000/-
Temporary member (Work Permit) Rs.1,500/- for 6 months.
Any person who has attained the age of 16 years & is engaged
in the work of voicing as per Clause No.4 of this Constitution,
can become a member of the Association, irrespective of cast,
color, creed, language & sex. He / She should have completed
a minimum of 6 jobs in the field(s) of Voicing at the time
of filing of the Application for Membership. Such a person
shall be proposed & seconded by any 2 existing Regular or
Life members. Application for Membership must be made on the
prescribed form of the Association. The Membership Scrutiny
Sub-Committee reserves the absolute right to grant or refuse
membership to any candidate without assigning any reason thereof
& the decision of the Membership Scrutiny Sub-Committee shall
be final. However, the formality of this procedure shall not
be applicable for Honorary Members. Professional Voice Artists,
who have not attained the age of 16 years may be granted Associate
Membership of the Association & shall have access to facilities
enjoyed by the Regular / Life Members, but shall not be allowed
to Vote or Stand for Elections. Such Associate Members may
be allowed to convert their membership to Regular / Life Membership
after attaining the age of 16 years.