That's VoiceOver! Gala Event Oct. 6
Features Top Pros, Training & Jobs!
September 18, 2011
(VOXtra) - A voice over show-of-shows is coming to Los Angeles with a stage full of top industry pros sharing career advice, plus contests for attendees to win actual voice over promo and audiobook gigs - and even an agency contract.
That's Voiceover! offers all this and more on Thursday afternoon and evening, Oct. 6, at the Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles (West Hollywood).
Proceeds from the event benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
Co-hosts of the star-studded evening activities are Joan Baker (left photo) - top voice talent and author of the best-selling Secrets of Voice-Over Success - and Rolanda Watts (right photo), talk show host and promo voice of the courtroom show, Judge Joe Brown.
"When I talked too much as a kid, my Dad would give me a tape recorder and tell me to go to my room and tell my stories into it!" Watts says.
"I made up voices for all the characters and even read the TV guide like I was Walter Cronkite! Now there are workshops, and events like these are a great to help build your career in a powerful way.”
Two panels of experts feature voice over pros, talent agents, casting directors and advertising executives (more below).
"The night will be entertaining and immerse voice over newcomers and working pros in practical, hands-on career guidance," explain event co-creators Rudy Gaskins (pictured) and Baker.
"And at a time when JOBS is the word of the day, That's Voiceover! brings the voice over talent together with the buyers and producers who provide the jobs," they add.
Gaskin's Push Creative Advertising and Baker have produced this show annually in New York City, last year at the elegant Times Center (see article).
This year, That's Voiceover begins in the afternoon, with an Audiobook Narration seminar at 1:15 sponsored by ACX, a division of Audible.com.
At 3:15, sponsors Neumann and Sennheiser present Choosing the Right Mic for Your Voice.
The main program begins at 6 p.m. with a Theater Reception, followed by The Business of Voiceover panel - a Q&A with voice over buyers, agents, creators and executives. Panelists include:
WIN JOBS, TOO
Three attendees will win voice over contracts, says Gaskins, ranging from a CBS TV affiliate promo to audiobook narration contracts for ACX, the new online marketplace for audiobook narrators and creators from Audible.
The audiobook narration contest is open to registered attendees who must submit an audition by Sept. 30.
"Plus, one person will win a Hollywood agency contract with the TGMD Talent Agency," Gaskins adds.
For more information and registration details, please visit the event website: www.ThatsVoiceOver.com.
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