That’s Voiceover! Is Coming To Hollywood!September 12, 2011 by: Chris M.
Nation’s Top Voiceover Actors Reveal Career Secrets For Charity
West Hollywood, CALIFORNIA, OCTOBER 6th — AN EXPERT PANEL OF TOP VOICE-OVER ACTORS, TALENT AGENTS CASTING DIRECTORS AND AD EXECUTIVES PROVIDE A CRASH COURSE FOR THOSE SEEKING CAREERS IN THE EXCITING WORLD OF VOICEOVER ACTING. AND THREE LUCKY AUDIENCE MEMBERS WILL WIN VOICES OVER CONTRACTS RANGING FROM A CBS TV AFFILIATE PROMO TO AUDIOBOOK NARRATION CONTRACTS FOR ACX, A DIVISION OF AUDIBLE.COM. PLUS, ONE WINNER WILL WIN A HOLLYWOOD AGENCY CONTRACT WITH TGMD TALENT AGENCY AND OTHER PRIZES. PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT BENEFIT THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION.
Joan Baker, author of Secrets of Voice-over Success s(foreword by DAVID HYDE PIERCE) and talk show host and promo voice of the courtroom show Judge Joe Brown., Rolonda Watts host an entertaining and immersive evening of hands-on practical career guidance, as well as an American Idol-styled audition, complete with industry executives as judges.) At a time when “jobs” is the word of the day, That’s Voiceover! brings the voiceover talent together with the buyers and producers who provide the jobs.
Attendees will also meet and hear from the talented voices behind movie, TV & radio ads for, DISNEY ANIMATION, THE SIMPSONS, THE OSCARS and EMMYS, DEAL or NO DEAL, AMERICAN IDOL, the NBC OLYMPIC GAMES, HBO, SHOWTIME, VERIZON WIRELESS. BET, and countless others. These consummate pros will separate the facts from the fictions about BREAKING INTO THE VOICEOVER BIZ. Even seasoned voiceover actors will find incredible guidance as the conversation will include best practices for enhancing and revitalizing careers in an industry of evolving trends.
Valerie Smaldone, known for her award winning radio work in New York City is also an accomplished voice over actor and will be appearing at this Los Angeles industry event. She will be joined by many voice over artists including TV game show announcer Joe Cipriano, as well as Gabrielle Carteris, President of AFTRA.
Says Rudy Gaskins, co-creator of That’s Voiceover!, “Voiceover acting is among the most intriguing career opportunities and it’s growing at an enormous rate. But because of its largely anonymous existence, it’s been very difficult for newcomers to get information and training from reputable sources.”
“This is why insiders like me and Rudy and the extraordinary group of top talent we bring to the stage, saw fit to create a voiceover movement with That’s Voiceover!” adds Joan Baker.
That’s Voiceover!, produced by Push Creative Advertising and Joan Baker has become the most respected events of its type anywhere in the world, drawing from the top voiceover talents in the field as well as the agents, creative directors, marketing executives and advertisers who make up the wider voiceover community.
And the proof is further evidenced by A-list panelists like Wes Stevens CEO of Vox USA, Bruce Smith, Director of voiceover talent for Disney Animation, Jeffrey Weinstock, VP & Creative Director, ABC Family and Vanessa Gilbert, President of TGMD Talent Agency.
“In a historically challenging economy where jobs are scarce and people are seeking to diversify their options, we’re bringing together the industry insiders who know what it takes to succeed.” says Gaskins. Joan Baker adds, “That’s Voiceover! is, first and foremost, a career event. The award of actual jobs in this context is an industry first. It bolsters our mission to elevate the conversation and point people in the right direction.”
AFTRA, BACK STAGE, ACX powered by Audible.com, NEUMANN USA, SENNHEISER, Voicebank.Net, WhisperRoom, TGMD Talent Agency, RSPE Audio Solutions, and the Pacific Design Center are major sponsors in what has been a growing effort by Push Creative Advertising to expand employment opportunities in the exciting and often lucrative field of voiceover acting. And, as is the case with Joan Baker’s breakthrough book, Secrets of Voice-over Success (foreword by DAVID HYDE PIERCE), proceeds from this event will benefit the ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION.
PUSH CREATIVE, INC. IS A STRATEGIC BRANDING AND MARKETING COMPANY PROVIDING SERVICES ACROSS DIGITAL, PRINT AND FILM PRODUCTION FOR ADVERTISING AND ENTERTAINMENT.
CONTACT: Rudy Gaskins at 212-269-0700
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