September’s guest is renowned dialect coach Jerome Butler. Paul and Jerome discuss many topics related to dialect coaching but pay particular attention to accent modification (often called accent reduction), for those wishing to alter their native accent or dialect.
Jerome has been a dialect coach for film, TV, and theatre for more than 20 years. His many film and TV credits include For Life, The Loudest Voice, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Infinite, LUCE, When They See Us, This is Us, The Undoing, Just Mercy, The Plot Against America, The Deuce, LBJ, Blade Runner 2049, Zero Dark Thirty, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, among many others. (Visit his IMDB page for a full list.) He is also the founder of DialectCoachesCorner.com, an innovative resource for accent modification and dialect work.
(Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G Major BMV 1007 Prelude (by Ivan Dolgunov) courtesy of Jamendo Licensing.)