Dialect Training

Vancouver, often called Hollywood North, is a natural extension of Los Angeles. Our proximity to the border, beautiful wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and a city that can act as any city in the United States offer everything a movie producer can dream of. And if the city is full of friendly, diverse and talented amazing people. In that case, Vancouver is the best location for movie production in North America. 

Well, the only problem is that we have to sound, you know, American, to be precise General American - dialect commonly used in American movies.

What shall we do to sound American? Well, we should practice. And the best way to practice is to get a Dialect Coach over Zoom (https://www.zoom.us)

The most comprehensive list of various English dialects can be found on the International Dialects Of English Archive (https://www.dialectsarchive.com)

Tony Alcantar

Dialect coach of Kiernan Shipka, Mel Gibson, Billy Bob Thornton among others.

Website: https://www.tonyalcantar.com

Phone: 604-418-1192 

Email: info@tonyalcantardialect.com

Adam Henderson

Experienced voice-over actor and dialect coach with an impressive portfolio of audiobooks and animation credits.

Website: https://adamhenderson.ca

Phone: 778-883-2241

Email: adamhenderson.ca@gmail.com

Natalie Moon

Seasoned dialect coach specializing in working with younger actors.

Website: https://nataliemooncoaching.com

Email: hello@nataliemooncoaching.com

Paul Meier

While Paul is not local to Vancouver, he is one of the most recognized experts in dialect coaching. He is also an author of a General American dialect book.

Website: https://www.paulmeier.com

Phone: 785-856-3484

Email: paulmeier@paulmeier.com

The General American Dialect

eBook with recorded examples focusing on the General American Dialect used by american actors

Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen

The complete collection of 27 different accents and dialects that are used by actors.

Access Accents: General American - An Accent Training Resource for Actors

A one hour long fast introduction of the General American accent by Gwyneth Strong & Panny Dyer

English Pronunciation Secrets

32 hour-long General American accent training by Rebecca Bower

Are you a General American dialect coach providing services for actors in British Columbia? We'll be happy to include you in the list above. Please send us an e-mail with a brief bio and a short list (3 to 5) of imdb-registered actors you've worked with before to info@bcacting.com