That's Voiceover! Career Expo opens the show by capturing your imagination in the world of working Motion Capture for Video Games. Join Valerie and Keith Arem, titans of the gaming world, along with superstar voice actor/mocap expert Cherami Leigh, and two PCB genius producers Jaynie Sargalis and Cye Marshall when they take us for a for a deep dive into the art and craft of MoCap with live demonstrations and audience participation. You'll get a first hand opportunity to see and experience what it takes to prepare yourself to work in this exciting field. Few people on the planet can open your eyes the way this team can. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear from them and meet them afterwards for a talk-back in the exhibition room. Disponible en Español.
Did you know that the Audio Publishers Association's annual sales survey revealed an 11th straight year of double-digit growth in audiobook sales? This is an overall revenue increase of 10%, bringing the estimated industry total to $1.8 billion in sales for the year. Now, here's the question. What do you need to know to get a piece of that action? The Audible team will be on hand to bring everything out into the open, and for the benefit of your career. Disponible en Español.
This is a first! Voiceover influencers from around the world open our eyes to the tapestry of our art, and the business of making a living in the global voiceover marketplace. These type-A personalities will put it all on the table and open the door to a new conversation about the pursuit of opportunities around the world. If you think your VO Career is destined to be a one-nation pony, YOU HAVE NO IDEA. There's work everywhere. And in this new era of voice acting you had better know where to find it. Join us for the first-ever, Voiceover Summit Of Nations. Just one of the many life-changing seminars and presentations at That’s Voiceover Career Expo. Disponible en Español.
Paul Cartwright was once struggling like so many who give their all to the building a successful career in voice acting. With a wife, kids, and a mortgage to support, his future was looking incredibly dim. Then he was awarded the SOVAS Academic Scholarship, (now the Brad Venable Academic Scholarship). What he did with that opportunity will have you on the edge of your seat. Paul tells the story of a miraculous transformation that is in reach for any one of us. This is a story you must hear and you won't want to miss. Disponible en Español.
The Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre & John Jack Rogers (Executive Director) are back with a transformational gift for voice actors. Traditional acting is an enormous underpinning for great voice acting. It elevates your skills and deepens your understanding of the craft. It also diversifies the voice actors' viability for work, since on-camera work become a viable option. The best part of all is that learning the art of acting is an absolute joy. SOVAS™ and Stella Adler are offering 2 very special Actor Training Scholarships, valued at $5300 dollars. The winner is named in a special ceremony during the TVO EXPO. Anyone with a ticket to That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo 2023 is eligible to apply. WINNERS will receive a certificate for three semesters, encompassing Adler Technique Levels I, II, and III. Each semester is 6 to 8 weeks long with three, 3-hour classes per week. For details on each class, go to https://stellaadler.la/courses/ and view Adler Technique Levels I, II, and III. TO ENTER, copy and paste this link: www.sovas.org/stella
In an interactive review of social media trends, effective marketing and best practices, the experts from Meta will show how to leverage and manage your brand to best effect. Meta holds the keys to some of the world's most powerful social media tools. Learn how to target and grow the buyers looking for the services you provide, and how to stand out from the pack. There are thousands of companies and self-appointed experts who claim to know the answers. But this year at That's Voiceover Career Expo you get the answers from the source of all sources. Disponible en Español.
Connect with our amazing sponsors on the exhibitor floor while enjoying lunch and catching up with friends new and old. Remember, exhibitors are experts in their respective professions, hence a great resource for questions about how to test and use various products you need to produce your best work. Exhibitors are part of the voiceover tribe! Get to know them. (If you are scheduled for the CBS2 Audition Spotlight Callback, please refer to the letter you received via email or check with the check-in desk for the event room.) BE AMAZING!
If you have been notified to participate in the second round of the CBS Audition Spotlight, you will be sent an email notification with details for reporting to the check-in desk at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. However, if you do not have your credentials, please go to the check-in upon arrival., and we will verify iwhether you are on the list.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The dynamic creative and production duo of Steve Pogatch and David Cuetter are raising the stakes and working with even more audience members demonstrate and exceptional voice acting skills to employ when sound is your only communication asset. You can always up the ante when it comes to developing your performance skills. And with AI desperately trying to edge in, your "humanness" is the ultimate battle line. Steve and David will give you direct training and insight into booking work with the Pandora brand, but how to level up your booking rate for any brand by delivering a deeply human and effective performance. PLUS: This year Pandora is offering an exclusive VO ROSTER AUDITION exclusively for That's Voiceover! attendees. Two voice actors (Spanish and English) will could earn spot on the Pandora Voiceover Roster! The winning auditions will be played and analyzed as part of the masterclass, and the winners will be announced live. This is just one of the many incredibly, career-changing events you'll only find at That's Voiceover! Career Expo. *Pandora is a leading music and podcast platform, reaching 70 million users and producing 1500 voiceover promo spots monthly.
The Voice Arts® Legacy Award is an opportunity to acknowledge a voice actor who's ongoing career has reached unenviable heights of achievement and reverberates across global audiences and devoted fans. IT is in celebrating these titans of our industry that each of us is embolden to dig deeper within ourselves soar beyond all we have imagined before. Tara Strong, Jim Cumming, Scott Brick, and Kevin Michael Richardson are the four illustrious talents who have been chosen in past years, and each of them shared their souls, such that the audience was touched, moved and inspired. The next Voice Arts® Legacy Award honoree will be named soon.
Dive into the pulsating heart of the video game industry, where Keith Arem and Valerie Arem reign as true maestros of video game production. Picture this: in 2022, the global video game market exploded to a staggering USD 217.39 billion, and it's set to skyrocket to an astonishing USD 242.39 billion in 2023. The future holds even more promise, with a projected compound annual growth rate of 13.4% from 2023 to 2030, propelling the market to a colossal USD 583.69 billion by 2030. Now, imagine yourself as a voice actor poised for greatness in this electrifying industry. To thrive, you need a demo reel that doesn't just compete but dominates. And guess what? You can achieve this! Sure, you'll collaborate with a director, producer, and engineer to craft your demo, but here's the secret sauce – you must understand your pivotal role in the process. Your demo isn't just another item on your Linktree; it's your golden ticket to conquering the unique world of video games. Keith and Valerie Arem hold the keys to this kingdom. They'll unravel the mystery, revealing precisely what it takes to shine as a talent and what your demo production must deliver to hit the bullseye right out of the gate. But that's not all. They'll also unveil the secrets to infiltrating the inner sanctums of producers, directors, talent agents, and casting directors who are perpetually on the hunt for the next superstar. Your demo reel isn't just a shot in the dark – it's your FIRST and BEST chance to make an unforgettable impression. Are you ready to level up your game? Join Keith and Valerie on this thrilling journey, and seize your destiny in the video game universe.
Yes, this is an actual casting call for four (4) paying jobs for TV and Film in Audio Description. Dr. Joel Snyder helms an all-star cast of some of the most knowledgeable Audio Description producers in the world: Featuring Anna Capezzera (Director Operations, Deluxe), Rick Boggs (Founder, Audio Eyes), and Jolie Mason (Founder, L.A. Radio Reading Service. Together this team will teach you the facts about performing Audio Description from script to booking to screen. And get this. It's not a theoretical conversation. This panel is in service of four (4) jobs with Deluxe and Audio Eyes. The winners will be decided by final auditions before a live audience. Whether you audition or not, don't miss the opportunity for a deep dive into this exciting and growing genre of voice acting. If you want to audition, go to SOVAS.ORG and select the "Audition" button for all details.
If you want to be the best at what you do, work with the best from the very start. From the premiere microphone company in the world, Neuman's Jonathan Ruest is back with part two on choosing your mic and planning your studio. Starting with the right gear gives the voice actor the confidence that they are delivering the best possible recording quality, and it shows your clients that you are a consummate professional. Poor equipment planning, on the other hand, is often the reason an excellent audition will never make it past the first cut. Like a pilot's cockpit, your studio is your path to a smooth take off and landing. When your studio is in order, you can focus purely on delivering the best performance within you. This is a conversation that will turn beginners in to experts and experts into masters.
Calling all voice wizards with dreams as big as a dragon's wings! Prepare to be enchanted by the ultimate, jaw-dropping, and oh-so-unexpected experience that'll leave you on the edge of your seat (and we promise, no dragons were harmed in the making of this event). Picture this: An in-person, interactive master class like no other, starring the legendary casting sorceress herself, Ania O'Hare, straight from the enchanting realms of DreamWorks. But hold onto your wizard hats, because Ania's not flying solo! She's bringing a brigade of DreamWorks' most fantastical voice talents right to the stage, ready to unveil the secrets of their mystical craft. Ever wondered how the magic really happens behind the scenes? Well, folks, you're about to get the golden key to the voice acting kingdom. Our casting wizards and talent maestros will hold your hand (metaphorically, of course) as they reveal their spellbinding process step by step. By the time they're done, you'll be armed with all the enchanting knowledge you need to conquer the highest peaks of voice acting for animation. This is just a glimpse of the enchantment awaiting you at the That’s Voiceover Career Expo – where we make the impossible, well, quite possible. Don't be the one stuck in the mundane when you could be soaring with the voiceover legends. Grab your spellbook (or a ticket) and let the adventure begin!
And the Backstage Vanguard Award goes to... Wes Stevens, CEO and Founder of VOX, Inc. This is only the second time in 10 years that SOVAS™ has recognized and honored a talent agent. And Wes Stevens is not just any talent agent. Wes is beloved by clients, casting directors, and his extraordinary roster of kickass talent, for his no-nonsense approach to the business and the craft. He brings business acumen, creativity, and innovation to the process and always stays ahead of the curve. In fact, Wes Stevens, in many ways, is the curve - a man on the "Vanguard" of what's next. It’s no wonder that the one and only John DiMaggio will do the honor of sharing his thoughts presenting the honor. Tom Lawless (President, VOX) will kick things into high gear with an up-close and personal, sit-down with the man himself. Yes, this is going to be epic, and every single attendee will leave with new learnings, surprising anecdotes, and powerful insights that will shape the rest of their careers. Backstage Magazine’s Sonja Smith (Voiceover Casting Specialist) will share remarks on behalf of Backstage's 9-year as the sponsor of this award.
Connect with our amazing sponsors on the exhibitor floor while enjoying lunch and catching up with friends, new and old. Remember, exhibitors are experts in their respective professions, hence a great resource for questions about products and services. Exhibitors are part of the voiceover tribe! Embrace their friendship and knowledge. (If you are scheduled for the CBS2 Audition Spotlight Callback, please refer to the letter you received via email or check with the check-in desk for the event room.) BE AMAZING!
Stories of triumph reveal quantum leaps in achieving personal success. Imagine a time when women can succeed, and expect to succeed, at the highest levels of voice acting. You can stop imagining – IT’S HERE! These powerhouse women are at the vanguard of the art and business of the industry - powerfully accessing opportunity and delivering on the promise of incredible talent. Get ready to strap in and win, when That's Voiceover Career Expo presents WOMEN POWER IN VOICEOVER. Hosted by Joan Baker (VP SOVAS/Voice Actor/Author), featuring Laraine Newman (Original SNL Player, NBC), G.K. Bowes (voice of Jovita, Young Justice, DC Universe), Mabel Cezar (voice of Princess Leia, Star Wars Skywalker prod), Misty Lee (Female Clicker Sounds, The Last of Us, HBO), Yukiko Fujimura (voice of KSA Tourism, Nat GEO Channel), and Kimberly Brooks (voice of Jasper, Steven Universe, Cartoon Network).
The presentation of the NAVA Brad Venable Scholarship in Partnership with SOVAS will be among the most inspired moments of That's Voiceover! Career Expo. It gives us all an opportunity to slow down, take a breath, and reflect on the power of our humanity through a beloved colleague whose life touched, moved, and inspired his friends and colleagues such that they gave of themselves to launch an extraordinary, life-changing scholarship that we trust will serve the voiceover community for many years to come. Warm hearts and tears of joy will fill the space on this day, and all in attendance will know a small aspect of the legacy Brad left for us all. If you wish to nominate someone for this scholarship, or wish to ask a friend to submit your name for consideration, copy and paste this link for the application: https://sovas.org/brad-venable-academic-scholarship/ *The deadline for applications is October 20, 2023.
THIS IS THE NIGHT! An electrifying voice acting competition that you’ll only find at That’s Voiceover! Career Expo. It’s not just for fun and practice. THIS IS FOR REAL. All will unfold before your very eyes. After hundreds of submissions from around the world, 2 rounds of intense auditions, and select coaching from some of the top voice actors in the world, everything is on the line as we see which of the six Audition Spotlight Finalists will take home the coveted grand prize.
– A PAID union voiceover booking with CBS Los Angeles
– 3-month trial representation with VOX Talent Agency
– A TLM 103 Neumann Microphone and Shock Mount
– NDH 20 Neumann Studio Headsets
– 2 Tickets to the 11th Anniversary Voice Arts Awards Gala in 2024
– 2 Tickets to That’s Voiceover! Career Expo 2024
– All six finalist will receive a Neuman Swag Bag, that includes a Sennheiser MKH 416 Microphone
– Your hosts are Joan Baker (VP SOVAS, Voice Actor, Author) and Lori Alan (Actress, Producer, Coach).
– The esteemed judges Lisa Farmer-Lane (On-Air Promotions Manager, CBS), Micaela Hicks (Promo Talent Agent, VOX Talent Agency)
– Witness a voiceover event that changes lives and launches careers. There is simply nothing else like it.
– TO ENTER the audition, copy and paste this link_ https://www.sovas.org/audition-spotlight/ Make your dreams come true. No purchase is necessary. GOOD LUCK!
Casting Directors, Talent Agents and Managers hold the keys to the relationships that can ignite your career in voice acting. Are you craving next-level knowledge from the pros? Well, here they are. You are guaranteed to walk away with a fresh new outlook, and practical steps you can take to further expand your opportunities as a voice actor.
From the brilliant minds of Audible team comes a revealing look at today's best-in-class practices for achieving success in Audiobook Narration. Much is taught and known about audiobook narration, and those basics will be covered without fail, but it's what isn't typically revealed that will make an impactful difference in your career. Join the Audible team for an interactive experience you don't want to miss and you will not forget.
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