Dave FennoyHonoreeVoice Arts® Legacy Award Bio
Voice Arts® Legacy Award
A bit about Dave
Dave Fennoy has been a preeminent voice working in Los Angeles since 1990 and one of the most versatile voices in the industry providing voices for Commercials, Narrations, TV Promos, Award Shows, Animation and Games.
His promo clients over the years include HULU.COM, ABC, The WB, Fox, CBS, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, The Disney Channel and TV One. His campaign spokesvoice credits include Lexus, McDonalds, Corona Beer, KFC, Toyota, Chrysler, and ATT, Time Life Music R&B/Gospel and Southern Company. Gamers enjoy his work on STARCRAFT II, Metal Gear, That’s So Raven, Ultimate Spiderman, Delta Force, Star Wars, Laura Croft Tomb Raider, and many others. Narration credits include programs for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Science Channel’s popular series, “When Earth Erupts”. His various film voices include “Ghost Rider”, “Happy Feet”,and “King’s Ransom”, and he has proved a cartoon favorite in such series as The LeBrons, Kim Possible, Ben 10, Darkwing Duck, New Kids on the Block, Pro Stars, Johnny Quest and Sonic the Hedgehog. Dave has been the show voice for several TV and Award shows, among them Late Night with Gregg Kinnear, The Billboard Music Awards, The Teen Choice Awards, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, and for the past 15 years The NAACP Image Awards.
Mr. Fennoy is a sought-after VO instructor, and the subject of a chapter in the book “Secrets of Voiceover Success” by Joan Baker.
Wes StevensHonoreeBackstage Vanguard Award Bio
Backstage Vanguard Award
Wes has advocated for talent as a profession since 1994. He started in Columbus, Ohio at a small agency booking variety acts before joining Talent Group, Inc. (TGI) in Los Angeles in 1995 as an assistant. Seven years later, he acquired TGI’s voice-over department and launched VOX, Inc. Wes has represented an array of dynamic names in film, television, social media and music, alongside brands including Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, GE, Apple, Amazon, Taco Bell, LG, T-Mobile and Sprint.
His first booking of note was placing David Hyde Pierce in “A Bugs Life,” Ed Asner in “Up” and his run with Pixar continued with Craig T. Nelson in the explosively successful “Incredibles 2”. He has loved and lived the journey of his client John DiMaggio as Bender on “Futurama” across three television networks. In a bittersweet moment, his beloved and recently departed client, Leslie Jordan won a 2023 Webby for his uproarious work on “GetYourGuide”.
Having built the company off the springboard of his specialization in animation and gaming, the company’s success led to diversification into celebrity endorsements, social media as well as specialties in TTS / AI voices from the original Siri to Alexa’s in numerous global regions.
VOX has continuously pushed the envelope of technology as a mechanism to empower its clients and better service its buyers. VOX was the first agency, nationally, to create a non-linear auditioning process, tapping clients’ home studios. Today these processes are supported by VOX’s own proprietary client management platform for audition and client information management, Virtual VOX.
Diversifying, In 2015, Wes co-founded venture development firm XIT, LLC. The company accelerates ideas in the media, social technology and digital application spheres at the nexus point of entertainment and tech. XIT also manages established social brands and IP, building 360 strategies to fully capitalize their brands across television, publishing, licensing and application and vertical development. The company has represented Castbox, the fastest growing global podcast platform and podcasting network, Kast Media. Together the companies created an impressive slate of award-winning shows and saw the network rise to number nine globally.
Wes’ passion is helping talented people create powerful, equitable, and long-term relationships. He thrills at the opportunity to connect the right talented people and ideas with one another.
Wes was born in Virginia. He is a military brat, an Eagle Scout and a graduate of the University of Virginia. Wes has run seven full marathons from Honolulu to Florence, Italy. Wes is an avid equestrian and amateur polo player. He is very involved in global Indigenous People’s advocacy and sits on the board of Best Buddies, a global charity promoting the full integration of individuals with intellectual disabilities into mainstream society. Wes resides in Los Angeles with his husband, Alex, an actor and their two very affectionate canines, Dolly and Elton.
Laraine NewmanOriginal SNL Cast MemberNBC Bio
Laraine NewmanOriginal SNL Cast Member
Laraine Newman Bio
Laraine Newman is an Emmy and Annie Nominated performer and an actual native of Los Angeles.
She began studying improv at the age of 16.
She, along with her sister Tracy Newman are amongst the founding members of The Groundlings, now the farm team for SNL.
Laraine has worked for directors ranging from Woody Allan to Guillermo Del Toro.
She has a thriving career in animation and her credits can be found on IMDB.
She has also written for Esquire, The Believer and McSweeneys.
She is on the board of San Francisco Sketchfest, an alternative comedy festival now in its 20th year and appears regularly in the long running award winning Broadway show Celebrity Autobiography.
Her memoire- May You Live In Interesting Times can be found on audible.com
MICHELLE MITCHELLHead of Culture & Content EquityMeta Bio
MICHELLE MITCHELLHead of Culture & Content Equity
Michelle Mitchell works at the vibrant intersection of media, racial justice, social impact, law and policy — amplifying diverse, underrepresented voices and creating partnerships that elevate and nourish communities of color. She is an artist, an attorney, a social change seeker and a storyteller.
After years of leading high-impact projects at Meta (Facebook, Inc.), Michelle was tapped to launch an initiative focused on achieving equity in media representation and building deeper support for diverse, underrepresented creators, media partners and audiences on Meta’s platforms. Today, Michelle leads media equity programs and marquee diverse content investments, including Facebook’s $25M+ investment in Black creators, We The Culture, which she founded and led to a successful renewal and a recently launched a new program for Latinx and Hispanic creators, Dale Tú. She also leads content partnerships that leverage the power of media on behalf of justice and moments that celebrate culture.
Prior to her career in Media, Michelle spent ten years as an attorney-advisor to executives across the Fortune 500, including as Associate General Counsel for Facebook, Inc. and Counsel at Akin Gump. Michelle was voted 2020 Lawyer of the Year by the National Bar Association (NBA)’s Young Lawyer Division, and has received 40 Under 40 awards from the NBA and Trending 40. She received the “Washington Woman of Genius Award” for “outstanding leadership in international law and pro bono legal services” from Trinity Washington University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics. Michelle earned her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, where her education was funded by a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship.
Michelle shares her perspective on such topics as leadership, equity, culture, diversity, working in tech, empowerment, manifestation, self-care, finding your voice, manifesting your dreams, intentionality and embracing possibility.
Ania O’HareSVP Of Casting & Talent RelationsDreamWorks Bio
Ania O’HareSVP Of Casting & Talent Relations
Casting director Ania O’Hare has a tip for people who want to voice animated characters: if you’re submitting an audition recording, go into your closet.
“Oddly, the clothes create a sound that’s not so echo-y,” she says.
As vice-president of casting and talent relations for the television division of DreamWorks Animation, O’Hare has heard her fair share of closet cases.
At any one time, she works on as many as 20 shows, among them Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny for Amazon Prime, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and Guillermo del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia trilogy for Netflix and an upcoming new version of Where’s Waldo? for the Universal Kids network. She’s won three consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards, in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
“In animation, when you are hearing or auditioning people, you’re looking for those who stand out, who are able to adjust a read when you give them notes. You’ve got to figure out how to make them bigger, but so it still feels real,” says O’Hare, whose live-action work includes casting associate credits on the features Eat Pray Love and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
“You have to quickly recognize an interesting vocal cadence and the specific quality of the voice choices they are making.”
O’Hare, whose husband, Darren, is a voiceover artist for commercials and video games, is “constantly listening” to people wherever she goes. She also makes two trips a year to New York to check out Broadway shows. “We get actors from everywhere,” she says. “I love to find people who have never done anything in animation.”
O’Hare herself hadn’t planned on an animation career. Born in Warsaw, Poland, she moved to Massachusetts at just nine months of age, when her father got a teaching job at M.I.T. She began figure skating at age 10 and competed on a synchronized team, the Haydenettes, for seven years, winning national and international championships.
She earned an accounting degree and worked as an auditor, but after an injury forced her to stop skating, O’Hare moved to Los Angeles in search of a more creative life. After trying acting, she realized she preferred being behind the camera.
Casting fulfills her creative need, and it evokes the same feeling of giving people joy that she experienced performing on ice. “I can pick up the phone and say, ‘I have that job for you,'” O’Hare says. “My main goal is to make someone happy.”
Townsend ColemanVoice Actor / Character Actor Bio
Townsend ColemanVoice Actor / Character Actor
As a busy Hollywood voice-actor, Townsend Coleman is perhaps one of the most recognizable voices on TV. For 16 years, he was the voice of NBC’s “Must See TV” and “Comedy Night Done Right” primetime comedy promos, including hits from Seinfeld and Frasier to 30 Rock and The Office, as well as the promos for “The Tonight Show” starring Jay Leno (then Conan), “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (then Jimmy Fallon), “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live”. He currently voices the daily on-air promos for the long-running “Live with Kelly and Michael” and radio spots for “Judge Judy”, in addition to regularly voicing primetime promos for ABC Family, The Hub, and now, ABC-TV.
But the character behind the voice really came to life in 1985, when Coleman, having just moved to Los Angeles from Cleveland, Ohio, auditioned for and got a part on the animated hit, “Inspector Gadget”. As the voice of Corporal Capeman, Gadget’s bumbling assistant, he embarked on an entirely new career, providing the voices for some of the most memorable characters in cartoons and commercials. In addition to thwarting evil as the voice of “The Tick”, Fox Kids’ hit animated series, he has provided the voices for many popular cartoon characters, including Michaelangelo, Rat King, and Usagi Yojimbo on the original, long-running cartoon series, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. He also voiced Waldo on “Where’s Waldo?”, Gobo, Architect, and Wrench on NBC’s animated “Fraggle Rock”, Scott/Teen Wolf on “Teen Wolf”, Scratch on “Spacecats”, the voice of Wayne Gretzky on “Prostars”, Riot on “Jem and the Holograms”, Dragonflyer on “Glofriends”, Rewind on the 80’s “Transformers”, and 20 years later, Sentinel Prime on “Transformers: Animated” for Cartoon Network, Neddy the Mallet on “Mighty Magiswords” for Nickelodeon, and the voice of Jason Whittaker on Focus on the Family’s popular radio drama, “Adventures In Odyssey”.
In addition to his active animation career, Coleman has also been the voice behind numerous national TV ad campaigns for clients such as Home Depot, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Mattel Hot Wheels, Sunny Delight, Colgate, Friskies, Sara Lee, Nestle, Jenny Craig, Blockbuster Video, Greyhound, AT&T, Eggo Waffles, Taco Bell and the voice of “Spot”, the precocious red 7-Up dot… even a few “Keebler elves” and “Raid bugs”.
Born in New York City in 1954, Coleman spent his childhood in Denver, Colorado and Cleveland, Ohio. After studying architecture and theater at the University of Colorado in Boulder, he returned home to Ohio to pursue a radio career. Ten years as a disc jockey at various Cleveland radio stations led to numerous commercial and voiceover jobs. He appeared as host of the nationally syndicated TV series “The Dance Show” prior to moving his family to LA in 1984 to take advantage of career opportunities on the west coast. Coleman’s primary career focus was acting in TV and film, but soon changed, as he foresaw a more lucrative career specializing in the field of voiceovers. Having performed in numerous theatrical and musical productions back in Cleveland, the fall of 2013 saw Townsend re-ignite his passion for theatre after a 30 year hiatus by performing the role of Uncle Sid in Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Ah, Wilderness!’ at The Actors Co-op in Hollywood, where he is currently a member.
Miya KanzakiCreative DirectorStudio Resonate, SXM Bio
Miya KanzakiCreative Director
Studio Resonate, SXM
Miya Kanzaki is an avid podcast listener and Associate Creative Director with Studio Resonate, SXM Media’s audio creative agency. She has created narratives to help advertisers understand the effectiveness of podcast advertising, offering creative tips about respecting the podcast listening mindset. Miya has been at the forefront of developing SXM Media Podcast Network’s Announcer Read ad product, a scalable podcast ad solution. She loves working with voiceover artists and believes that when an artist’s true self shines through in a read, an ad has the best chance to break through and emotionally connect with listeners.
Lori AlanActress / Producer / Coach Bio
Lori AlanActress / Producer / Coach
Lori Alan, actor/writer/producer, started talking as soon as she fell out of the womb, and hasn’t stopped since. A native of the Washington, DC area, her passion for entertaining led the five-year-old actress to make her television debut as the star of a Shakey’s Pizza commercial. She went on to graduate with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and set off cutting her teeth on the comedy circuit, as a longtime member of New York’s Gotham City Improv (Groundlings East).
Lori is perhaps best known for her award-winning voice-over work. At the First Annual Voice Arts Awards (the Academy Awards for Voice-Overs) Lori took first-place prizes for Outstanding Body Of Work and Outstanding National Television Commercial. She stars on the Emmy Award winning, SpongeBob: Squarepants as Pearl Krabs, Diane Simmons on Family Guy, Sue Richards, The Invisible Woman, on Marvel Comics’ The Fantastic Four, and The Boss in the Metal Gear Solid video game trilogy. She’s proud to be a part of the Academy Award Winning Pixar Family. Voicing characters in Wall-e, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Monster’s University, as Mother’s Sadness in Inside Out, and Bonnie’s Mom in Pixar’s extraordinary, global franchise, Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4.
Steve PogatchSR. Manager, Voiceover operationPandora / Studio Resonate Bio
Steve PogatchSR. Manager, Voiceover operation
Pandora / Studio Resonate
Steve Pogatch is the Sr. Manager of Voiceover Operations of Studio Resonate (SXM Media-SiriusXM/Pandora/Stitcher). In addition to producing thousands of high quality audio ads in the 8+ years he’s been at Pandora, Steve has been the go-to guy for all things VO Casting, VO Direction and VO Quality for Studio Resonate at Pandora/SiriusXM/Stitcher. He’s been responsible the past few years for recruiting, auditioning and curating new talent for the Pandora VO Roster as well as managing the Pandora VoiceOver Roster.
Mabel CezarVoice Actress / Director / FounderThe Brazilian Dubbing Society Bio
Mabel CezarVoice Actress / Director / Founder
The Brazilian Dubbing Society
Mabel Cezar is a Voice Actor, Voice Director, Dubbing Director, Original Voice Director and Public Speaker. She is also the only female announcer for Rede Globo, the largest broadcaster in Latin America.
As a Dubbing Actor, Mabel is the Brazilian voice for Minnie Mouse, Jessie in Toy Story, Princess Leia in Star Wars, amongst countless other much-loved characters. She is the official “Brazilian Voice” for Actors ranging from Sarah Paulson, Catherine Zeta Jones, Anne Hathaway , Kate Walsh, Emily Blunt, Julie Andrews, and has dubbed more than 10.000 titles throughout her career.
A true entrepreneur, Mabel is a Personal and Business Communications Consultant and has founded Sociedade Brasileira de Dublagem alongside her wife, Rayani Immediato. Sociedade Brasileira de Dublagem is the largest school of Dubbing and Translation for Dubbing in Brazil.
She also provides communication consultancy and mentoring for companies and entrepreneurs.
Some characters and actresses she voices:
Jessie from Toy Story 2, 3 e 4
Jay Kyle from Me, my wife and kids. Eu, a Patroa e as Crianças
Piyomon from em Digimon and Digimon 2
Minnie from Disney
Queen Elinor from Brave
Princess Leia from Star Wars
Alicia Sierra from La Casa del Papel
Tina from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Rubi from soap opera Rubi
Evelyn( Emily Blunt) from A Quiet Place
Catherine Zeta Jones
League of Legends as Caytlin
Overwatch as Ashe
Rainbow Six as Caveira
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
World of Warcraft
Horizon Zero Dawn
Zeke AltonVoice Actor / SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee Bio
Zeke AltonVoice Actor / SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee
Zeke Alton Bio:
I’m an actor on screen, on stage, and behind the mic. I spent 20 years as a Navy test pilot having adventures from Hawaii and northern Japan to Afghanistan and Somalia.
I’m a proud dad of an amazing kid who constantly surprises me and shares my love for movies, music, and gaming.
As a former military officer, I bring an unmatched professionalism and technical ability to my creative work along with the ability to completely let loose and play in character. My performance is informed by a wealth of experience from a life well traveled and well lived…so far.
Joan BakerVoice Actor / Author / Vice PresidentSOVAS™ Bio
Joan BakerVoice Actor / Author / Vice President
WIl WheatonVoice Actor, NYT Best Selling AuthorPresenter Bio
WIl WheatonVoice Actor, NYT Best Selling Author
Wil Wheaton was a very famous kid—right up until he wasn’t.
After that, he wasn’t sure who he was at all.
So, in 2001, Wil started a blog. It was less about being a famous kid than about being a not-so-famous grownup. He wrote about his pets and his hobbies, punk rock and parenting, board games and birthdays and (most importantly) burritos. He thought he was writing for an audience of one: himself.
To be fair, he was only off by about 3 million people.
Wil Wheaton loves to tell stories. He’s been doing it his whole life.
By age ten, he had already been acting for three years. In 1986, at age 12, he earned critical acclaim as Gordie Lachance in Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me; at 14, he began his four-year turn as Wesley Crusher on the hit TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Since then, Wil has appeared in dozens of films and TV series, with recurring roles on TNT’s Leverage, SyFy’s Eureka, and the hit webseries The Guild. He is the creator, producer, and host of the wildly successful webseries Tabletop, credited with reigniting national interest in tabletop gaming. He played a fictionalized version of himself on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, one of the most highly rated and watched sitcoms of the last decade. He currently hosts The Ready Room, the official online hub for all things Star Trek universe.
An accomplished voice actor, Wil has lent his talents to animated series including Family Guy, Teen Titans, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. His video game credits include four installments each of the Grand Theft Auto and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series, as well as Fallout: New Vegas, DC Universe Online, Broken Age, and I Expect You To Die 2.
His audiobook narration of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list and was one of Goodreads’ 10 Best Narrator and Audiobook Pairings of All Time. He has also lent his voice to titles by John Scalzi, Randall Monroe, Joe Hill, and Bill Gates. Wil’s narrations regularly appear on Audible’s bestseller list.
When he isn’t acting, narrating, or podcasting, Wil Wheaton is writing.
He is the author of Just A Geek, Dancing Barefoot, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Hunter, and Dead Trees Give No Shelter. He has contributed columns to Salon.com, The A.V. Club, The Wall Street Journal, LA Weekly, Playboy, The Washington Post, and the Suicide Girls Newswire.
In his New York Times bestselling Still Just a Geek, an older, somewhat wiser Wil revisits Just a Geek, his 2004 collection of those blog posts, with all-new reflections that show just how far he’s come. In this vulnerable, honest memoir about trying and failing and trying again, Wil opens up about love, trauma, tragedy, and confronting the worst parts of himself. Equal parts funny and poignant, Still Just a Geek weighs the folly of youth against the pain of experience—and celebrates all the strange, awful, beautiful adventures in between.
In recent years, Wil has opened up about his PTSD from surviving childhood abuser and exploitation. He has earned recognition as an outspoken mental health advocate, chronicling his own journey in his blog and as a public speaker for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. His powerful, candid essay about his struggle with chronic depression and anxiety garnered national attention.
Though he considers himself semi-retired from on-camera acting, his cameo as The Traveler in Star Trek: Picard’s second season delighted fans, sparking speculation about his character making appearances elsewhere in the Star Trek Universe. Currently, Wil is on his way to the 2023 Celebrity Jeopardy Tournament final in February, where he has been guaranteed to win a minimum of 250,000 dollars for the National Women’s Law Center.
Wil lives in Los Angeles with his badass, irrepressible wife Anne, their rescued dog, one cat, and five vintage arcade cabinets. If you’re not a robot, you can reach him at: wil at wilwheaton dot net.
Zehra FazalCharacter Voice Actress Bio
Zehra FazalCharacter Voice Actress
Zehra Fazal is an actor, singer and voice artist who hopes to ignite and nurture the imaginations of young people through storytelling. She has portrayed characters on animated series for Disney, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Comedy Central, Netflix, and Cartoon Network.
Notable animation credits include Amphibia, Big City Greens, Big Hero 6 The Series, My Adventures with Superman, Young Justice, Batman A Death in the Family, Craig of the Creek, Bojack Horseman, Voltron Legendary Defender, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Dew Drop Diaries, Star Trek Prodigy, and Beavis and Butthead.
Fazal has also lent her voice to several interactive titles and video games, including Apex Legends, Marvel’s Avengers, Halo: Infinite, Borderlands 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Destiny 2 and League of Legends.
On-camera, Fazal has appeared in How to Get Away With Murder, Magnum PI, Lucifer, Warped! and Mr. Mayor.
In 2019, she won two Society of Voice Arts and Science (SOVAS) Awards for her promo work as the voice of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and overall Outstanding Body of Work.
Fazal has a BA in Japanese Language and Literature with Honors from Wellesley College. She has performed on stages across the world, notably Off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre where she produced her award-winning one-woman show for the New York International Fringe Festival in 2010, and most recently at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
The proud daughter of Indian and Pakistani immigrants, Fazal is a passionate supporter of Paani Project, a nonprofit that works with community partners and institutions in the United States and Pakistan to help alleviate clean water inaccessibility and address a variety of disparities in rural South Asian communities.
Fazal is based in Los Angeles and represented by A3 Artists Agency and NOVA Talent Group.
Twitter and Instagram: @ZehraFazal
Kat JacksonSenior DirectorAudible Studios Bio
Kat JacksonSenior Director
Kat Jackson is the Senior Director of Audible Studios, overseeing all production in
the US as well as Canada, Latin America and Brazil. She also leads the international
studios expansion team, spearheading studio development in all new territories. Kat
is the head of Audible’s University Outreach program and the yearly Global Studios
Summit, as well as the team’s forays into innovative storytelling via new technology.
For two decades, Kat has been working with narrators to produce and direct
outstanding performances that delight the ears of listeners. Her specialties include
extensive experience in casting and direction, as well as technical oversight and
Kat is also an educator. She has taught workshops at Juilliard, Columbia, NYU,
Syracuse and Toronto Metropolitan University (CA). In addition to her production
oversight, Kat has played a lead role Audible’s presence at San Diego ComiCon and
hosted the Narrator Hall of Fame and the inaugural Audible Live event.
Prior to working at Audible, Kat ran the award-winning CDM Studios in Hell’s
Kitchen, where she worked on audiobook, commercial, educational and industrial
projects. She also produced audio tours for museums around the world, including the
reinstallation of the MoMA permanent collection in 7 languages.
Ronnie ButlerNarrator / Actor / Director Bio
Ronnie ButlerNarrator / Actor / Director
Originally from the Bahamas, Ron Butler (aka Ronnie Butler Jr.) began his acting career in Washington D.C. at the Arena Stage. After studying with the Atlantic Theater Company (William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Scott Zigler), he moved to New York to become a company member. He has appeared in plays and musicals in New York and in regional theaters across the U.S. In 2002 he moved to Los Angeles, and since has accumulated over a hundred film and television credits, most notably as a series regular on True Jackson VP. In addition to acting, he’s directed and produced short films, new media projects, an independent feature film, commercial PSAs, and he television shows in development.
Nicole GoseLive AnnouncerThat's Voiceover!™ Bio
Nicole GoseLive Announcer
Nicole Gose hails from Honolulu, Hawaii and has been performing in some capacity ever since she could speak. Professionally, she started acting in films such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, “Lost”, and “The Orb” in Hawaii, and later turned to composing music for commercials, theatrical plays and scoring to film. During this time, she had rekindled her love of acting by taking improv classes for fun through UCB, Groundlings, and Second City and decided to get into voice acting in 2014.
She has since been part of national commercial campaigns (Google, Hawaiian Airlines), animation (Boss Baby: Back in the Crib, Spidey and His Amazing Friends), videogames (Ace Combat 7, Fire Emblem Heroes), live announce (Art Directors Guild Awards, That’s Voiceover!), audiobooks (The Musubi Murder, various childrens stories) and live action dubbing and looping (Strong Girl Nam-soon, Daily Dose of Sunshine). Nicole specializes as a character actor and loves the challenge of quickly swapping from “wise old woman” to “precocious young boy”, a “gracious Queen” to a “low-browed barbarian”, or from “cute furry critter” to “rampaging zombie” (all actual examples!). She has been running weekly non-profit improv workshops in Los Angeles for the past eight years, catered to other voice actors, utilizing what she’s learned from both her training and her own experience in the booth.
For fun, Nicole still composes music; singing and playing mostly piano, guitar, and ukelele. She loves working on her art; drawing and painting dark and twisted creatures, utilizing a stream of consciousness technique. She’s also a huge tabletop nerd and loves playing boardgames, creating her own boardgames, and writing/DMing roleplaying campaigns with friends.
Wael HabbalVoice Actor / EducatorSOVAS Ambassador Bio
Wael HabbalVoice Actor / Educator
Wael started his professional voice over career in 2003 with CNBC Arabia as the channel’s main voice. He then moved to MBC Group as a senior engineer while also lending his voice to Al-Arabiya news channel till the present. In 2010 he was chosen to be the Arabic voice of Google Maps. Since then, he has done many successful campaigns for Mercedes Benz Middle East, Audi Middle East, BMW, Porsche, and UAE Etisalat. After a world tour seeking knowledge about the global voice over industry, Wael began educating and training passionate students in many training centers in the Middle East. He believes that the voice is a mirror and reflection of the soul and that the more sincere it is, the more influence it will have on the hearts of others.
Terri AppleVoice Actress / Writer / Author Bio
Terri AppleVoice Actress / Writer / Author
Terri Apple, actress/writer/producer/director is one of the
top voiceover actors in the country.
As a household name in voiceovers for over 35 years, her
credits include thousands of commercials, promos, narrated TV
shows and animated film and TV series, including Tasters
Choice, Oscar Meyer Luncheables, Sears, Taco Bell, BMW,
CNN, ABC Family, Fox Sports, Bravo, E! entertainment, Real
Monsters, Modern Girls Guide To Life, Got Milk, Cheese Cow
Campaign, Ziggy Mobile Charger and many more.
Her voice became a staple to the industry and changed the
way advertising agencies viewed women’s voices for ad-campaigns.
Her most current voiceover book,
Everything You Need To Know To Make Money With Your
Voice’ is one of the top-rated books in its field.
Recently, Terri has completed three shorts (As an
actress/writer/director, produced with her producing partner,
Anika Paris; Apple-Paris films, which has won several festivals.)
As an actress, Terri has recently completed four feature
films in post-production.
(In Theatres and Streaming 2023/2024.)
Tru ValentinoCharacter Voice Actor / Singer Bio
Tru ValentinoCharacter Voice Actor / Singer
Tru Valentino is a renowned American singer, rapper and songwriter, who has taken the music industry by storm with his unique style and mesmerizing voice. Born and raised in the United States, Tru Valentino discovered his passion for music at a very young age and has since dedicated his life to advancing his craft and reaching the zenith of his potential. He is known for his ability to blend various genres of music, including hip hop, R&B, and pop, into his tracks, which sets him apart from the pack. Tru Valentino’s music career began way back in his formative years, where he would sing at various talent shows and concerts in his hometown. His high energy performances quickly caught the eye of music producers and publishers, who saw the potential in the young artist. He was soon signed to a record label, and under their guidance, Tru Valentino’s music career soared to exciting heights. His debut album, “King of Hearts,” was a commercial and critical success, winning him many accolades within the music industry. Through his music, Tru Valentino has garnered an impressive following of fans who admire his talent and dedication to his craft. He is known for his soulful lyrics, which often touch on societal issues and the human experience. Tru Valentino’s music has grown in popularity over the years, and he has been featured in various music festivals, concerts, and television shows across the United States. His compositions are often compared to those of renowned musicians such as Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, and John Mayer. Today, Tru Valentino is an inspiration to many aspiring artists in the music industry. He has proven that with hard work, dedication, and perseverance, anyone can achieve success in their chosen field. He continues to push the boundaries of the genre and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Natasha MarchewkaPodcast HostSpeechless: Real Life in VO Bio
Natasha MarchewkaPodcast Host
Speechless: Real Life in VO
Natasha Marchewka is… only human – a fact she fully embraces in her voice over work. Like a deep chat with an old friend over coffee, or a supportive, motherly talk over tea, Natasha’s sound feels intimate, comforting, and understanding, yet also casual and natural. She’s authentic, down-to-earth and connects with her audiences on a personal level.
With a VO business since 2006, Natasha has experience and business acumen to accompany her warm voice excellence. She’s worked with a number of clients, including First Horizon Bank, Universal Studios, Florida Tourism, and more. In all her projects, Natasha is reliable and dedicated to delivering the voice over talent her clients hear in their heads. For 17 years and counting, she is always striving to educate herself and perfect her craft.
Before VO, Natasha earned a BAA in Radio and Television Arts from The Creative School at the Toronto Metropolitan University. She spent several years singing in clubs in New York City and paying her dues in many different media and entertainment jobs. Natasha made the change to voice over acting with confidence, knowing it was the artform for her.
Natasha works from her StudioBricks booth equipped with a Sennheiser 416 mic, a Yamaha AG03 interface, and Adobe Audition. She has two teens, a rescue Dane, a miniature Poodle, and a love of Yoga and meditation.
For a sound that’s equal parts warm relevance and earthy elegance, look no further than Natasha Marchewka. She’s only human, in the best way.
Tom LawlessPresidentVox, Inc. Bio
Tom graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Finance in 1998. He started out as an assistant in the voiceover department at TGI (Talent Group, Inc.) in 1999. He worked his way up and became an agent late in 2000 and helped start up VOX, Inc. in 2002 with owner Wes Stevens. Over the years he’s helped build and strengthen VOX in all areas of voiceover and is now President of Vox, and a partner.
Tom grew up in Duxbury, MA and has lived in Los Angeles since 1999. He has, however, kept his Boston sports allegiances along the way. If he’s not in the office you can probably find him at his local Boston pub catching one of his teams in action (except for football where he’s a Giants fan. He’ll explain once he gets to know you better).
Vikas AdamNarrator / Actor / Director Bio
Vikas AdamNarrator / Actor / Director
Vikas Adam is a classically trained actor with numerous credits in stage, film, commercials, and television, in addition to his over 200 audiobooks. He’s established himself as one who creates versatile, distinct, and clear voices for characters he embodies. Equally at home with a light piece of literature or a dark thriller, a short story or an epic novel (his longest—forty-nine hours!), Vikas’s audiobooks have garnered numerous awards and nominations, including AudioFile Earphones Awards, various Best of the Year lists, and the Audie Award. When not recording, acting, or directing, he’s a lecturer in the Theater Department at UCLA. He was an inaugural inductee into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame.
Keith AremCEO / Creative DirectorPCB Productions Bio
Keith AremCEO / Creative Director
Gaming Director/Writer Keith Arem brings over 20 years directing, producing and creative leadership experience at PCB Entertainment, Virgin Interactive, and Electronic Arts. Avidly curious and fascinated by immersive worlds, Arem brings his visions to life through writing, directing and producing. Keith’s passion began with Contagion (Capitol Records), followed by his work in the game industry as performance director for gaming AAA blockbuster franchises such as Call of Duty series, Ghost Recon series, Rainbow Six series, Persona, Deadpool, Saints Row, Yakuza and Titanfall. Arem’s work placed him as one of the leading directors in the game industry, directing celebrities such as Sam Worthington, Gary Oldman, Ed Harris, Michael Keaton, Idris Elba, and others.
Arem is CEO of Los Angeles-based PCB Productions where he focuses on immersive content creation by blending technology with entertainment. Directing and producing over 600 titles, Arem has been at the forefront of combining emerging technologies into traditional storytelling.
Arem’s creative appetite is a combination of vision and execution. Arem’s award-winning graphic novel and “Cinematic App” INFEX; attracted millions of interactions through a unique “Alternate Reality” experience. Arem’s new immersive cross-media motion picture, The Phoenix Incident, features an elaborate viral marketing campaign, which generated over 20M engagements worldwide.
In addition to his upcoming game franchises, Arem is currently developing his first original television series, and producing multi-platform ventures for AR, VR and emerging platforms.
Tim FriedlanderVoice Actor / PresidentNational Association of Voice Actors (NAVA) Bio
Tim FriedlanderVoice Actor / President
National Association of Voice Actors (NAVA)
Most recently you can find Tim as the voice of the PBR (Pro Bull Riders Association) on CBS, Ares in the Netflix show Record of Ragnarok and as the English voice of Navn in the dub of Beforeigners.
He is currently the voice of Toymakerz, the, #1 hit show on the Velocity Channel/History as well as the American voice of the Morphee Sleep Aide Device.
In 2016, Tim voiced the new History Channel series Evil Genius, an 8 episode series about the most ingenious crimes of the last 100 years.
In 2015 Tim was the winner of the That’s VoiceOver/CBS2 Audition Spotlight. Since 2016 Tim has been nominated for 12 SOVAS voice arts awards, including in the Best Political Voice Over, Best Promo, Best Narration, and Demo Production Categories.
Located in the Hollywood area, Tim works out of soundBOX:LA, his custom-built voice over studio equipped with ISDN, ipDTL, SourceConnect and broadcast quality equipment.
As of 2022, Tim is the Founder and President of NAVA, The National Association of Voice Actors as well as co-owner and editor of The Voice Over Resource Guide.
Tim is represented by:
Atlas Talent in Los Angeles and New York.
ACM Talent Management in LA and New York
Cristina MiliziaVoice Actor / Announcer / VO CoachSirius XM Bio
Cristina MiliziaVoice Actor / Announcer / VO Coach
Bilingual Spanish/English Voice Over Talent. Sweet, Playful Sound with 30 Years of Experience.
Cristina Milizia is an award winning, bilingual voice actor specializing in animation and video game work. Voice Arts Awards Winner in 2022 for “Outstanding Animation Character, Film or TV, Best Voiceover”, she is most well known for her characters: Annie & Amumu on League of Legends, Poison Ivy on Cartoon Network’s DC Super Hero Girls, Jessica Cruz for LEGO DC, Carlitos on The Casagrandes, Barbie’s friend Teresa for Barbie Mattel, Baby Bottle on The Cuphead Show, and Charlene for Cartoon Network’s Victor and Valentino.
Cristina currently works full time as a voice over artist and coach. Recent credits include: Pixar’s Lightyear, Nickelodeon’s Baby Shark and Rugrats, Pixar’s Onward, Riot Games Arcane, Mattel’s Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, Butch Hartman’s The Garden Cartoon, Sirius XM Pandora commercials, and Marshalls. In her spare time, she enjoys interacting with her fans, dancing, reading and doing cosplay! She lives and works in Rochester, New York with her husband and three year old son.
Joe CiprianoVoice Announcer / Coach / Producer Bio
Joe CiprianoVoice Announcer / Coach / Producer
Joe started as a broadcaster while still in high school in his home state of Connecticut. Radio took him to Washington, DC and eventually Los Angeles where he began his voice over career, finding success in movie trailers and then network television. Joe is best known as the “voice” of Fox, joining the network in the late 1980s and continuing as its signature voice into the next Millennium. While working for Fox, Joe was also brought on to voice the comedy promos for the CBS Network and the dramas at NBC.
In the past several years Joe has been the “live” announcer for many of television’s biggest events such as the prestigious Grammy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and more.
He is the image voice of top radio stations in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities all across the US and Canada.
Joe continues voicing promos for both broadcast and cable networks and is the in-show announcer for Deal or No Deal, Hollywood Game Night, America’s Got Talent and many other shows.
He is a Founding Member of the Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab at the SAG Actors Center. The Lab provides the use of their state-of-the-art studios and voice over workshops to actors at no cost.
Rick BoggsFounder / ProducerAudio Eyes Bio
Rick BoggsFounder / Producer
Rick Boggs – Founder and General Manager, Audio Eyes, LLC – email@example.com – 818 439-9698
Audio Eyes, LLC was founded by Rick Boggs, a leader in making audio production tools accessible for audio professionals with vision loss. Blind since a young age, Boggs has demonstrated a strong commitment to developing strategies to improve the quality of audio description through inclusion of blind professionals in the production process. In 2003, Mr. Boggs, then President of We See TV, received the California Governor’s Trophy at the National Business Leadership Conference for his inclusive employment practices. He has employed numerous blind and disabled voice over artists and recording engineers during his tenure at We See TV and he is the recipient of the Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement from the American Council of the Blind.
Secunda WoodCharacter Voice Actress Bio
Secunda WoodCharacter Voice Actress
Secunda Wood is a voiceover actor and native Angeleno. She is currently being heard as Mercat on Netflix’s “Gabby’s Dollhouse” and Cookie the Cookbook on “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery” on Disney Jr., as well as various recurring animated characters such as Disney’s The Ghost and Molly McGee and The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, Nickelodeon’s The Loud House and Blaze and the Monster Machines, Netflix’s My Dad The Bounty Hunter and Pixar’s Cars On the Road
Dr. Joel SnyderVoice Actor / Producer / Author Audio Description Associates Bio
Dr. Joel SnyderVoice Actor / Producer / Author
Audio Description Associates
Joel Snyder, PhD – President, Audio Description Associates, LLC; Founder and Senior Consultant, Audio Description Project of the American Council of the Blind – firstname.lastname@example.org – 301 452-1898
Dr. Joel Snyder is known internationally as one of the world’s first “audio describers,” a pioneer in the field of Audio Description, a translation of visual images to vivid language for the benefit, primarily, of people who are blind or have a vision impairment. Since 1981, he has introduced audio description techniques in over 40 states and 64 countries and has made thousands of live events, media projects and museums accessible. Most recently, Dr. Snyder was named a Fulbright Scholar to train audio describers in Greece over a four-week period in 2019.
In 2014, the American Council of the Blind published Dr. Snyder’s book, The Visual Made Verbal – A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description, now available as an audio book and in Braille from the Library of Congress, in screen reader accessible formats, and in English, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Chinese print editions; a version in Italian is planned for 2022. His PhD is from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona with a focus on audiovisual translation/audio description. Dr. Snyder is the President of Audio Description Associates, LLC (www.audiodescribe.com) and he serves as the Founder/Senior Consultant of the Audio Description Project of the American Council of the Blind (www.acb.org/adp).
Jill KershawCEOSound And Fury Bio
Sound And Fury
Jill Kershaw is a globally recognized audio creative and voicecasting specialist with over twenty years of experience casting, directing, and producing award-winning content for hundreds of advertising agencies. After leaving Crispin Porter + Bogusky as the Director of Radio Production and Audio Content, she founded Sound and Fury as a way to unite her passion for storytelling, her keen ear for what resonates with consumers, and her ability to shape the success of a brand through the medium of sound. Sound and Fury is the only nationwide human-powered casting company that cast nearly a thousand roles a year, including celebrity talent and worldwide localizations. Jill is a well-known voiceover
educator and a frequent speaker on the power of branded audio, having served on panels for the Radio Advertising Bureau, Creative LIAisons, That’s Voiceover, VOcation, and Anime Expo. She is a member of the Radio Mercury Awards Advisory Council and has presided on juries for every prominent advertising award show, including the Cannes Festival of Creativity, London International Awards, Clio Awards, One Show, Clear Channel Excellence in Advertising Awards, and the Lisbon Advertising Festival. Outside of the recording studio, Jill is a life long meditator and certiﬁed yoga instructor who devotes much of her time developing volunteer opportunities for advertising and entertainment professionals. In 2018 she founded VO Cares, a 501(c)(3) non-proﬁt organization using the art of voice acting to inspire positive change and empower the lives of others.
Seun ShoboVoice Actor / EducatorSOVAS Ambassador Bio
Seun ShoboVoice Actor / Educator
SHOBO is an incredibly gifted individual. Fondly called the BrandMASTER, Shobo is a sought-after brand consultant, premium voice over talent, author and an inspirational speaker.
He began his career as a brand consultant with a passion to build domestic brands from Africa up to global relevance. He has worked with various multinational brands. He is also responsible for the birth of many start-up brands in Nigeria and has successfully managed their brands through their growth and expansion stages.
With over two decades as an active player in the voice-over industry; his passion for its growth and a need to groom African talents for global positioning , inspired him to start the pioneer training hub for voice talents in Africa (The first-ever in Subsaharan Africa), The Voice Over Academy (voiceoveracademyng.com). In addition to this, he established the continent’s largest and most professional pool of voices- The Voice Over Bank (voiceoverbank.com.ng) and Africa’s premier practice and resource hub for voice over talents. ( voiceoverdrill.com) . These various initiatives have birthed many of Africa’s top voice over talents and content creators.
He has also been the voice responsible for some of Nigeria’s widely loved commercials.
Shobo’s projects have attracted global attention which includes a host of local and international media houses. He has also earned numerous awards and accolades from various platforms and higher institutions across Nigeria due to the wealth of experience he has garnered in both the Marketing Communications and Voice Over industry.
His newly authored workbook – VOCAP [Voice Over Career Advancement Plan ] is already giving clarity to several voice talents around the world.
Shobo is a professional member of the World Voices Organization (WOVO) USA and also the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), USA where he sits on the board as the first African and Nigerian board Director. He also sits on the advisory board of several other organizations.
He has immensely enhanced the love for voice overs, branding and vocal awareness among existing and new brands through the timeless teachings and nuggets he shares through his engagements, social media platforms and classes.
Salo ReslerGroup Creative DirectorAcento Advertising Bio
Salo ReslerGroup Creative Director
For more than 20 years I’ve been leading and contributing to the creative development of multicultural advertising and content campaigns for brands across most categories. My background and language skills allow me to connect clients with diverse audiences. I provide them with attention-grabbing ideas, craft, and messaging that secure synergy between their goals and our culture. As a Latino communications professional, I believe that our stories are essential to the American experience and deserve to be told truthfully.
Sports Clio, Addys, Effies, Mercury, Telly, London International Awards, Voice Arts Award, Wina, Ojo de Iberoamérica, ANDA.
Robin ArmstrongVoice Director / Teacher / coachArmstrongvo.com Bio
Robin ArmstrongVoice Director / Teacher / coach
I love storytelling. I love pure, true acting. And I love the human voice. It’s been my joy to teach, coach and consult with hundreds of voice actors at all levels for over 25 years.
I discovered my passion for coaching actors and VO talent while working most of my career as a feature film and commercial director and producer. I found that I often needed to ‘coach’ talent into acceptable performances. I then began extensive teaching and coaching for voice talent, from top working pros to newbies across all genres. There are genuine, real world principles artists simply must understand about the inner process of voice acting, or they’ll be wasting their effort.
From my private studio in LA and at weekend intensives nationwide, I build and empower talent. I get them ready to work. I teach voice actors to look behind the script and into the writer, producer and directors’ minds. To understand how we make casting decisions and why. To learn why some artists book and others don’t. To break down and understand the full range of actual practical skills that really matter, and how to gain, develop and refine them. To work through negativity: the fear, ego and confidence issues that can result in self-sabotage. And to learn how to truly grow – as human beings, as performers, and as entrepreneurs. I give voice actors what they need to compete – to audition effectively, consistently land gigs and, once hired, nail the role and be asked back. I also include instruction on how to actually build their businesses. This dovetails with my consulting work, personally branding individual artists and producing world class voice demos which showcase their skills in the best light for today’s real world casting environment.
I’m continually growing as a storyteller, as a director/producer, teacher, coach, mentor and working voice actor. I’m so grateful that my crazy path has landed me here – and that by my side through this amazing journey are my beautiful wife, Judi, and our children, Blake and Annie. Their love inspires me.
Rebecca DavisVO Actor / VO Ninja Bio
Rebecca DavisVO Actor / VO Ninja
Rebecca Davis is an Award Winning Voice Actress, having won a SOVAS award, along with being nominated as Best International Performance for the One Voice Awards and was the first female nominee for a Golden Trailer Award for Best Voiceover in over a decade.
Rebecca brings an abundance of training and experience as an actor to every voiceover project. She began her professional stage career in New York at the ripe old age of six, and has been performing and entertaining audiences with her sugary charm and wicked versatility ever since.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she earned her MFA in Acting from UCLA, and is a long standing Resident Artist of the critically acclaimed theater company, Moving Arts.
Rebecca’s clients know they can rely on her strong acting background, versatility, and her ability to take direction with speed and ease. She also provides a signature range of sassafrass vocal effects, including creatures, babies, zombies, and cute furry aliens.
Rebecca is the inaugural recipient of the Don LaFontaine Voiceover Spirit Award from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for emulating Don’s strong commitment, talent and desire. Rebecca, like Don, is a strong proponent of giving back to the community. Rebecca volunteers for Young Storytellers, mentoring low-income elementary school students to discover the power of their own voices through the art of storytelling. Along with that, she is an active participant in the animation community, working with the nonprofit organization, Women In Animation, as the Lead of the Voiceover Group.
When Rebecca’s not behind the mic or on stage, you’ll find her planning another adventure with her trusty and increasingly famous Voiceover Ninja side kick. They’ve visited 30 countries together, with only 165 left to explore.
Oh, and this talented performer and world traveler can’t ride a bicycle to save her life. How many adults can say that?
Mark ScheiderHead of Creative MarketingAmazon Marketing Bio
Mark ScheiderHead of Creative Marketing
I have worked as creative professional in advertising and entertainment for 25+ years. I started my career at HBO and have worked at some of the largest media companies and agencies in the world; from Grey advertising to TBWA\Chiat\Day to NBCUniversal and now Amazon. I’ve had the great opportunity to create campaigns for some of the top global brands including HBO, Discovery Networks, Showtime, ABC, Nissan, XM/Sirius, Apple, E! Network and Prime Video. Now as the Global Executive Creative Director at Amazon Prime Video, I oversee the teams responsible for the marketing creative for all television series; including AV, Print, OOH, Digital, Social and Experiential. These teams develop campaigns for Jack Ryan, The Boys, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Hunters, Good Omens, Carnival Row, Homecoming and Fleabag have won multiple awards including Clios, Promax and Cannes.
Paul CartwrightActor / Director Bio
Paul CartwrightActor / Director
Paul Cartwright Bio
Paul spent nearly a decade as a full-time actor doing musicals and plays
before moving to the U.K. to get his MFA in Acting: The British Tradition
from the Royal Conservatoire. After working with the best voice coaches
in the world, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Paul moved to
Los Angeles to continue his on-camera and voiceover career. Some of
the clients Paul worked with are: Disney Animation, Mercedes Benz,
Pepsi, Samsung, Epic Games, Genshin Impact, Nintendo and more. Paul
has since moved to Salt Lake City, Utah with his family. He is a full-time
voice actor and director
Melissa EcclesHead of West CoastTIKTOK Creative Lab Bio
Melissa EcclesHead of West Coast
TIKTOK Creative Lab
I’m Melissa Eccles, an Emmy nominated Creative Director, Writer and Producer of film/tv/advertising/immersive. I’m a digital and story geek, USC Cinema Alum, proud Ginger, coffee addict, unusual thinker, magic maker, and a mover of space shuttles. My work sits at the intersection of story, neuropsychology and technology. I have conceived and created award winning work for HBO’s Game of Thrones, Warner Brothers and JK Rowling’s Wizarding World, Amazon Studios’ The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and brands like VW, MTV, Nike, Burger King, Microsoft, Adidas, Coke Zero, Toyota, General Mills, American Express and more. My work has been honored by the Cannes Lions, The Television Academy, The Clios, One Show, The Webby Awards, Communication Arts, ProMax and others. I’ve had the privilege of speaking about my work at SXSW, Google, Microsoft Labs, The Geneva International Film Festival, Create Tech, AIGA and the International Space Conference. I am happiest when I’m making something.
Dave WalshVO Coach / FounderTruetell® Bio
Dave WalshVO Coach / Founder
Dave Walsh has been a key national voiceover talent for over 25 years and one of the premier voiceover coaches in the creative branding business for more than a decade. His credits as a signature voice are extensive: ABC, AT & T, Big Brother, Food Network, Hyundai, TLC’s Modern Marvels, NBC, Shell, TBS, and Wells Fargo.
A former studio executive at CBS/Paramount Television and owner of his own media consulting agency, Walsh Media, Dave is well-versed in the multi-platform framework of entertainment branding.
These diverse career paths merged to form the cornerstone of Walsh’s powerful and well-known coaching technique, The TrueTell ™, a unique and effective method of building greater individual professional and personal confidence, better performance and overall success.
Brandon CohenPersonal Manager / OwnerBAC Talent Management Bio
Brandon CohenPersonal Manager / Owner
BAC Talent Management
BAC Talent Management is the brainchild of Brandon Cohen who’s clients are on current campaigns as of 2023. GOODrx, Starbucks ,Walmart, Boost Mobile, Capital One, Trolls, Michaels and more. BAC clients also have appeared and done ADR/looping for in Dark Knight Rises, The Equalizer, American Horror Story and Law and Order SVU. BAC also has launched charity events for the United Nations, Bailey House NYC and VH-1 Save The Music foundation. He would later co-produce Gifting Your Spectrum, supporting Autism Speaks™. Brandon had the honor to work with Diana Ross for her Lifetime Achievement Award at the AMA’S.
Melissa DisneyVoice Actor / CEOLA Voiceover Academy Bio
Melissa DisneyVoice Actor / CEO
LA Voiceover Academy
Melissa Disney – Bio
3-TIME EMMY NOMINATED ACTRESS
“Melissa Disney, starring voice of the Nickelodeon series, As Told By Ginger, is credited for shattering an unwritten ban on women voicing action trailers, (Key Art Award winner for Best Trailer – Gone in 60 Seconds with Nicholas Cage). If that were not enough, she went on to win a Golden Trailer Award (Best Voiceover) for her work on the Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2001 movie Valentine.”
— Natasha Emmons, Hollywood Reporter
“Melissa Disney, widely regarded as the most successful female voice artist working today”
You’ve now doubt already heard Melissa Disney as the voice of the Oscars, Emmys and the Billboard Music Awards. Her animation fans know and love her as the coolest queen of the nerds, Ginger Foutley from Nickelodeon’s “As Told By Ginger” as well as the newest Marvel Superhero -American Dream, The Simpsons, Jakers! with Mel Brooks, Superman and current top secret video games.
Theatrical Comedy Demo – https://vimeo.com/136536667
Commercial campaigns include McDonalds, Lexus, Sprint, Doritos, Ford, Hallmark, and the viral Motherhood commercial for Similac.
https://youtu.be/JUbGHeZCxe4 – The Mother “Hood” Similac Commercial
Melissa stars in the new award winning TV series “The Comeback Kids” which will be showcased at the upcoming ITV Festival in Dover, Vermont, “The Sundance of Television.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssvZ2xvn564 – “The Comeback Kids” Pilot
She has been seen on iCarly, The Cleveland Show, Dog with a Blog, doing sketch comedy on Ellen, The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel.
Her work in film includes starring alongside Lake Bell in the award winning Sundance favorite, “In A World” as well as other internationally acclaimed short films, “Butterfly Circus”, “Up in the Air”, also winning Best Actress for her starring role in “Snare” which she co-wrote and produced.
Melissa will forever be known as the “1st Female Voice of Movie Trailers” for her versatile body of work across multiple genres of trailers including Nicolas Cage’s “Gone in 60 Seconds”.
Her work in promo includes, the NFL, HGTV, The Young and the Restless, ABC, CBS, Fox, On-Demand, as well as the voice of numerous radio stations across the U.S.
Melissa started the LAVoiceoverAcademy, and has been asked to teach and speak all over the country.
Musically, she has been the singing voice of Snow White and can be heard voicing characters for numerous toys, dolls and albums.
As an accomplished singer and songwriter, Melissa’s talents have taken her around the world, performing in Spain, Greece, Costa Rica and Fiji as well as numerous engagements here in the states. Her newest album LOVE is available on itunes and CDbaby.com.
If you’ve visited Disney theme parks, you’ve most likely heard her creative talents there too! She has created character voices for numerous rides over the years including Star Tours, Golden Zephyr ride, Bug’s Life and recently became the voice of the Carousel in Shanghai Disneyland.
Linsay RousseauVoice Actor / SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee Bio
Linsay RousseauVoice Actor / SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee
Comedy improv and combat training usually go together like oil and water, but I know that if I want to be able to play any character, then I have to be able to live like every character.
My name’s Linsay Rousseau, an award-winning actor and voiceover artist, who has spent 30 years performing in every genre of film, TV series, theater production and video game imaginable.
While I live in L.A, I’m available to hire anywhere and have worked all over the US, and the world for that matter!
I invite you to take a look around my site and learn everything there is to know about the fascinating characters I’ve played and even the main character behind them all…Me!
Did you know that I’m an Army Iraq War Veteran, but I also have a Masters Degree in Journalism? Or how about that I’m queer and fight for the rights of other geeky badasses in the industry?
I even have a Romani background… there’s just so much backstory to catch up on!
I invite you to learn all about my diverse background and get in touch, so I can bring my expansive and unique experiences to your latest character.
Jason J. LewisVoice Actor / Impressionist Bio
Jason J. LewisVoice Actor / Impressionist
Jason J. Lewis is a Southern California native and grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley. Starting as far back as performing in his school’s Christmas pageant in second grade, Jason has always been comfortable performing, but it wasn’t until his freshman year at Village Christian high school, when he was given the role of Father Gomez in their production of, ‘Lillies of the Field’, that he realized how much he enjoyed performing. His Junior year, he would change schools, and attend Hart High School in Santa Clarita. And it was there his drama teacher, David Sprague, helped him believe he could make a career out of his talent. His senior year was 1994, and because of the Northridge quake, the auditorium was damaged at Hart High, forcing the students to use one of their backyards to put on the spring production, which Jason was also able to direct part of alongside his teacher. After graduating, he attended College of the Canyons for two and half years before transferring to Biola University, where he studied theatre under Professor Barry Cavin. There he would perform in numerous shows and films, including the lead in an ambitious adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.
In 1999 he graduated with a B.A. in Communications-Radio/TV/Film and just shy of few theatre credits to earn a double major. He immediately immersed himself in auditioning and background work, while performing at Universal Studios in many capacities.
During the next few years, he also worked In many local and regional theaters and in 2004 he would land his first big Voice Over gig, matching Eddie Murphy’s Donkey for the Shrek 3 scratch track. He brought the gig to Wes Stevens at Vox, and signed several months later after booking the unsold pilot, Duck on a Bike for Disney Jr.
Since then, Jason has made an ongoing career of voicing iconic animated characters for film, television and interactive content. Currently, Jason can be heard voicing Fear for the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind ride at California Adventure, and earlier this year, was the DJ you could hear on the street at California Adventure, for the ‘Taste of Disney’ event; and, his voice can be heard in various attractions all over the world as well.
In recent years, Jason has also been able to parlay his 25+ years working in location-based entertainment and theme parks to act as a creative consultant for various attractions at Universal Beijing, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Disney World.
In fall of 2019 Jason signed with Terrie Snell at Talent INK management. He is repped at Vox for voice over and Firestarter Entertainment for Commercial.
Jason currently resides in St. George, Utah with his wife, actress Annie Victoria Lewis (formerly Ramsey), and his three children Marigold, Kenaniah, Jesiah and soon, a daughter, due in April of 2022.
Jolie MasonFounder L.A. Radio Reading Service Bio
L.A. Radio Reading Service
The service was founded in 1993 by Jolie Mason (pictured right), who had become blind as an adult and recognized the acute need for such a service in the L.A. area. Jolie understood that blind and print–impaired people can get news from many sources; what they cannot get is the newspaper, with all of its features, columns, editorials, and ads. Nor do they have access to current magazines, just published books, or information about the community, all of which a radio reading service provides.
Jolie was accepted as one of 8 out of 800 applicants to an internship program at KPFK FM to learn the fundamentals of radio, and funding non–profit radio stations. With a seed grant from the California Community Foundation and help and monetary contributions of her family, friends, and members of her church congregation, Jolie established the first LARRS “studio” in a radio/TV classroom at L.A. Valley College.
The signal was (and still is) transmitted on a subcarrier of KCSN Radio FM in Northridge. All of the work of producing, engineering, editing and broadcasting the programs was done by volunteers, who were recruited by using public service announcements on radio and by word of mouth. The operating budget was minuscule. Today, the great majority of the work is still done by volunteers.
After a few years, the college needed the space for its own purposes, so LARRS was forced to find new quarters. CBS came to the rescue by allowing the service to occupy a trailer on its lot in Studio City. That trailer was “home” for two more years, until CBS began to run out of space and needed their trailer. Once again, LARRS was on the search for a broadcast site. No free space could be found in the San Fernando Valley; so a unit in a commercial building in Encino became the next, not–so–permanent, location. The site was adequate and convenient to the freeway, but, when new ownership took over, the parking rules were changed, and once again LARRS was on the road.
All this time, volunteers came and went. A few, who joined Jolie at the inception, were still with the organization, including an engineer, Richard Blythe, without whom LARRS would probably have faded into obscurity. Also complimenting the group was seeing eye dog , Yuma, a dedicated worker and support solicitor par excellence. The next home for the reading service was a goldmine – a real radio station that had been left vacant in the Fallbrook Mall in West Hills. The mall management generously allowed LARRS to have the space for a minimal rent. Two happy years passed. Had it been up to LARRS that arrangement would have lasted forever, but the Fallbrook Mall was slated for a total demolition, which left LARRS searching for space again.
That search ended when the corporate owners of the Northridge Fashion Center, who also own the Fallbrook property, generously offered the reading service a space for their broadcasts and operations in Northridge. This residency lasted until 2016. LARRS has found a beautiful new permanent home at the Rose Goldwater Community Center in Canoga Park.
Jaynie SargalisProduction DirectorPCB Productions Bio
Jaynie SargalisProduction Director
I am an alumnus of SAE Expression with a degree in Applied Science in Audio. During my studies, I was able to secure a position as Studio Manager at DisherSound (San Francisco, CA) and utilize my experience to get a full-time position as Production Director / Recording Engineer / MoCap Engineer at PCB Productions (Encino, CA). Working my first year in my profession, I have gained valuable knowledge on conducting a recording studio on large-scale video game projects.
Committed to my creativity, I am an EDM Producer and DJ. Being a freelance music artist I have been able to grow my social media presence and perform with respected artists in the scene (Luca Lush and Emorfik 2021 Tour). Feel free to check out my links to explore my most recent projects!
Cye MarshallLead Recording EngineerPCB Productions Bio
Cye MarshallLead Recording Engineer
I’m an audio engineer/composer looking to find some creative people for my next project
Cissy JonesVoice Actor / Advisor BoardNational Association of Voice Actors (NAVA) Bio
Cissy JonesVoice Actor / Advisor Board
National Association of Voice Actors (NAVA)
Cissy Jones is an award-winning actress whose voiceover career spans the gamut from animation to video games and everything in between. She is best known for her BAFTA-Award winning performance in 2016’s indie game darling FIREWATCH, as Lilith Clawthorne in Disney’s The Owl House, and nine separate characters in Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Game series, including Katjaa, Jolene, and Norma.
When she’s not creating characters that people of all ages adore, she’s lending her voice to more serious projects such as the Academy-Award nominated documentary WINTER ON FIRE, as well as many national commercials, feature film trailers and network promos
Kimberly BrooksCharacter Voice Actress / Narrator Bio
Kimberly BrooksCharacter Voice Actress / Narrator
Born and raised in Southern California, Kimberly Brooks is an industry proven voiceover dynamo, gaining recognition for her performances on many respected animated shows and interactive video games. In addition to having one of the more sought after commercial voices, Kimberly is also known for her extensive on-air promo work with networks such as NBC, FOX, SoapNet, Investigation Discovery and is currently “the voice” of E! South Africa.
Kimberly has been performing since she was eight years old. Growing with her craft, she became a theater major in college and ultimately leveraged her years of performance experience and got her start in animation voiceover on the cult-classic Nickelodeon show “Rugrats”. She also voiced LUNA the keyboardist/back-up singer for the HEX GIRLS, the eco-goth rock band, featured in “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.” Some of Kimberly’s more recent animated work can be heard on Disney Jr’s show “Doc McStuffins” playing a dynamic range of characters including Doc’s Mom, Dr. Maisha McStuffins as well as the spunky SURFER GIRL. She can also be heard on Netflix’s reboot of the classic cartoon “Voltron” voicing the brave & honorable PRINCESS ALLURA, on Nickelodeon’s “Winxs Club” voicing the fiendishly wicked STORMY, on Cartoon Network’s show “Steven Universe” as the tough & gritty baddy, JASPER, and on the critically acclaimed Comedy Central show “South Park” as the ethically questionable CLASSI, as well as many other animated shows.
Kimberly’s work in interactive video games includes the “tough-but-fair” ASHLEY WILLIAMS on the beloved “Mass Effect” Series. She can also be heard on the “Batman: Arkham” game series as the ORACLE, as well as the notable roles as DAISY FITZROY in “BioShock Infinte: Burial at Sea” and BAD JUJU in the more recent “Skylanders: Imaginators”.
With a voiceover resume that rounds out with well-known NARRATION performances on shows such as Oxygen’s Killer Couples, Kimberly Brooks is truly a voiceover tour de force.
Brian StivaleVoice Actor / Trailer Voice Bio
Brian StivaleVoice Actor / Trailer Voice
About Brian Stivale
HOLLYWOOD ACTOR – SEASONED VETERAN OF THE INDUSTRY – BROADWAY , TV , FILM , VOICE ACTOR FOR MARVEL , D.C., NICKELODEON & MAJOR STUDIOS – Featured regularly on Major Television Networks , Film , Radio , Cartoons , Video Games , Apps etc. A VOICE ACTING Student of Legend CHARLIE ADLER (Starscream, Cow, Chicken, Red Guy, Cobra Commander et al), DAVID SUCHET (Poirot et al) AVERY BROOKS, NICK SULLIVAN & others. Brian is on his 3rd Season as the Narrator for the True-Crime Series: COPYCAT KILLERS on Discovery Networks/REELZ Channel (Realscreen’s GLOBAL 100) and is the Series’ Narrator for both CURIOSITYSTREAM’s Newest Documentary Show, BEATING DEATH: THE SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL & ID DISCOVERY’s DEADLY SOULS shows. Brian was featured as the SPIDER-MAN Supervillain, VENOM on MARVEL’S AVENGERS ACADEMY, DC COMICS’ Dark Knight himself, BATMAN on SOUL HUNTERS, NARRATOR for TEKKEN 7, NICKELODEON. He is also the voice of RUBEUS HAGRID for THE WIZARDING WORLD of Harry Potter. Brian’s work has received multiple WETA GAME AWARDS & recent Nominations for The AUDIE AWARDS & BAFTA GAME AWARDS. ON-SCREEN, he is FEATURED IN TOM FORD/FOCUS FEATURES’ GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNING, OSCAR-NOMINATED THRILLER, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS with Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams. Brian has recently worked for GUY RITCHIE, MICHAEL BAY & dozens of other active Hollywood Directors. You can also hear him Narrate PBS’ ground-breaking Movie- Pearl Harbor: Into The Arizona. He has been the voice of dozens of MAJOR CORPORATIONS and BUSINESSES such as MARVEL , DC , HARLEY-DAVIDSON , GM , VERIZON , GILLETTE , PANASONIC , EXPEDIA , NBA , UEFA and so many others. He is the voice of over 100 different Cartoon and Video Game Characters. Brian is on your Television and Cinema Screens… your computer and phone apps… Shows & Stories you KNOW and LOVE… Video Games your kids are obsessed with… His VOICE is EVERYWHERE YOU GO… He is YOUR MAN for Narrator/Storyteller/Character Jobs!
Cherami LeighActor / Writer / Director Bio
Cherami LeighActor / Writer / Director
Cherami Leigh is an actor, writer and director and has been working in the industry for over 25 years. She has appeared in films such as Temple Grandin, The Hottest State and Fast Food Nation, as well as television shows including Friday Night Lights, Bones and Shameless, and 9-1-1. In anime she has played over 150 characters including Lucy in Fairy Tail, Asuna in Sword Art Online,Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon, Sarada in Boruto, Kotaro in Kotaro Lives Alone,Chloe and Grookey in Pokémon: Journeys and Red Blood Cell in Cells at Work. Some of her video game credits include her BAFTA nominated performance as Female V in Cyberpunk 2077, Gaige in Borderlands 2, Makoto in Persona 5, A2 in NieR Automata, The Quartermaster In Call of Duty: WWII, Minerva in The Walking Dead: Final Season, Irelia in League of Legends, The Imagined in Fortnite and Manon in the upcoming Street Fighter 6. She also voices multiple characters in the Fire Emblem universe: Caeda, Mae, Rhea, and more. She also worked for Radio Disney in various roles over 20 years and is one of the creators of the award-winning web series “CONfessionals” as well as creating over 600 episodes of “Love and Light.”
Anna CapezzeraDirector / AD OperationsDeluxe Bio
Anna CapezzeraDirector / AD Operations
Anna Capezzera began her career in Audio Description as an AD Writer in 2008. She has written AD for hundreds of projects, including Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones, Star Wars: Episodes VII, VIII, & IX, Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame, and She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. As the Director of Audio Description Operations at Deluxe Media, she is dedicated to working with her team to create the best Audio Description possible, and in 2022 they were honored to have won the Audio Description Project’s People’s Choice Award for Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Entertainment Globalization Association’s Hermes Award for Everything Everywhere All At Once. Anna also serves as a Subject Matter Expert on the ACVREP’s committee to create a certification for Audio Describers and is the Vice Chair of the EGA’s Access Services Committee.
Angely BaezLocutora / ActrizSOVAS Ambassador Bio
Angely BaezLocutora / Actriz
Angely Báez is a Social Communicator, with extensive development of her skills in
the areas of radio production, commercial VO, oratory and simultaneous translation.
She is the first Dominican in history to be nominated for the most prestigious
voiceover awards in the United States: Voice Arts Awards. Considered the “Oscars”
of the voice. She is also the first and only Dominican to date to win the statuette.
She is considered by many to be one of the best commercial voices in the Dominican
Republic working for important brands locally and internationally. Co-creator of
Locución Santo Domingo, the first international conference for voice professionals in
the Dominican Republic. Also, Creator of the specialized workshops: VO- 101 and
Advanced Commercial VO. Teacher, advisor and international speaker.
Recognitions, Nominations and Awards
November 2017: She was the first Dominican nominated in the prestigious American
Voice Arts Awards of the Society of Voice Art and Sciences (SOVAS) in the
Outstanding Commercial Demo Reel category.
October 2018: She received 2 nominations for the Golden Microphone awards of the
Dominican Republic in the categories: Best Commercial VO and Best Dubbing Artist.
November 2018: She was nominated again at the Voice Arts Awards of the Society
of Voice Art and Sciences (SOVAS) on this occasion highlighting her work as a
narrator in the Outstanding Spoken Word or Storytelling – Best Spanish Performance
March 2019: She is selected as the “Voice of God” for Los Premios Soberano. The
most important award in the Dominican Republic.
April 2019: Received a recognition at the Diamond Voice Awards for an exemplary
-Also in April 2019, she received recognition from the Municipal Council of La
Romana for being an outstanding professional in the Dominican Republic with
June 2019: Received an award from the Ibero-American Voice Festival: Viva Voz; in
Bogotá, Colombia as a commercial Voice Over Artist, being the only woman and
Dominican in her category.
November 2019: Receives special recognition at the Flor del Este awards in the city
of La Romana as an outstanding young woman and transcendental professional from
the Dominican Republic
– Also in November 2019, she received her third nomination and First Award for the
Voice Arts Awards from the Society of Voice Art and Sciences (SOVAS), on this
occasion highlighting her work as an audiobook narrator in the Audiobook Narration
Fiction category, Best Spanish Voiceover for her work on “The Obsession” best seller
by the multi-awarded American writer Nora Roberts.
This milestone in her career positions her as the first Dominican to obtain such
January 2020: The Association of Women in Cinema, AMUCINE, grant her a Special
Recognition at the Annual Amucine Breakfast. For her important work and for being
a worthy representative of the great talent that Dominican women possess.
-Also in January 2020 She received a Recognition of Youth Merit from the Pro-RD
Initiative for being a valuable example for our generation and society in the field of
February 2020: Receives a GARDO award for Dominican Radio as: Best Host of a
music program, for her radio show: Bonavox Radio broadcast by La Super 7fm.
May 2020: She is confirmed as one of the distinguished judges of the Voice Arts
Awards in the city of Los Angeles, United States, in several of the categories in
Spanish and English for being considered an Expert Professional of the spoken word.
November 2020: Receives her first nomination for the LAVAT awards in Mexico in
the Best Female Commercial Demo category. Maximum recognition for the best
voiceover and dubbing in Latin America, produced entirely in Mexico.
Also in November 2020, she received her fourth nomination and Second Voice Arts
Awards statuette from the Society of Voice Art and Sciences (SOVAS) in the category
of best Fantasy audiobook narrator for the audiobook “At Sunset” by the writer Nora
April 2021: She is selected as the voice of one of one of the leading characters in the
first animated action film in the Dominican Republic: Space Warriors.
May 2021: She is confirmed for the second consecutive year as one of the judges of
the Voice Arts Awards in the city of Los Angeles, United States, in both Spanish and
June 2021: She receives her first nomination for the Soberano Awards, the highest
recognition of the art and culture of the Dominican Republic in the category:
Broadcaster of the Year.
October 2021: Receives her fifth consecutive nomination at the Voice Arts Awards in
New York City, in the category “Best Spanish Voiceover Audiobook Narration Fiction”
for the audiobook “La Firma de Todos las Cosas” by the American writer Elizabeth
November 2021: Receives her second nomination for the LAVAT awards in Mexico
as Best Audiobook Narrator in Spanish.
December 2021: She wins her first LAVAT award in Mexico as the best Spanish
audiobook narrator for the book: “La Firma de Todos las Cosas” by acclaimed
American author Elizabeth Gilbert.
December 2021: She is invited to serve as Simultaneous Translator and On Camera
Commentator of Miss Universe 2021 in her exclusive broadcast for the Dominican
January 2022: Receives recognition for Excellence in Communication from the Flor
del Este Awards in Santo Domingo.
August 2022: She is confirmed for the third consecutive year as one of the judges of
the Voice Arts Awards in the city of Los Angeles, United States, in both Spanish and
Guilds to which she belongs
HOLA – Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors
ADME- Dominican Association of Women Entrepreneurs
AMELOC – Mexican Association of Commercial Voiceovers
ACL – Colombian Association of Voiceovers
ADLLA- Association of Latin American Voiceovers
CNEPR – National Commission for Public Shows and Radio
CLD – Circle of Dominican Broadcasters
ALS – Association of Broadcasters of Santiago (Honorary Member after recognition)
RLCD – Network of Dominican Christian Broadcasters (Honorary Member after
AMUCINE – Association of Women in Cinema (Honorary Member after recognition)
For 3 years she was the official voice of the Mas Radio station in Mexico. She is
currently the official female voice of Mixx 104.5. For several years Super 7 fm as well
as the PHTV channel in the Dominican Republic. In the Super 7fm she stood out as
host and producer of the Bonavox Radio program. As a radio announcer, she has
been part of successful proposals, the most outstanding being the Vitamina X
program on La X102 where she was a host for 6 years and the Mujer Moderna Radio
program for 3 years through the Fidelity station. She is currently the co-host of the
program “Adana y Evo” on Exa 96.9fm and “Visa Semanal” in Rumba Fm in the
Commercial Voice Over
As a commercial voice, she has had the opportunity to work on important national
and international brand such as: Claro, Pandora Jewelry, Google, Uber, Scotiabank,
Scott, Planify, Coca Cola, Dasani, Huggies, Rexona, Dove, Niveo, Kay Jewlers, among
others, as well as being the voice in Spanish and English of several museums, voices
of Documentaries and audiobooks.
She was the official host of the Biznet Latina convention for women entrepreneurs in
NY in 2022. She was also the host of the Spanish Voice Over Conference NY 2018, an
event endorsed by the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in New York City.
As Master of Ceremonies, she has worked for important brands such as: Pernod
Ricard and its premium brand Chivas Regal, Barrick Pueblo Viejo, Grupo Ramos (la
Sirena, Super Pola), Mead Johnson and its brand Alacta Plus, Laboratorios
Referencia, Lanco, Camel, PLAN International, Cirsa Casinos, Caribbean Cinemas and
the Fine Arts Film Festival, among other institutional events, Concerts and unique
events like the FuckUp Nights in the Dominican Republic for 1 year and a half year.
As a radio producer, she has overseen the successful program “12y2” on La 91fm
from 2010 to 2015. Other programs where she has overseen production: Párate Ya
(Los 40 Principales), Salud en Línea (La Nota), Vitamina X (La X102), Visa Semanal
(CDN Radio), Bonavox Radio (Super 7fm) and Migra Z by La Z101. She has also
developed digital media projects for the Eduardo León Jiménez Foundation and for
the Shopmundo.com portal and its division: ¿Que Sabes Trivia?
As a simultaneous translator (English to Spanish) she has had the satisfaction of
working with: Tabacalera de García (Imperial Tobacco division) Colin Scott
(Ambassador of Chivas Regal and creator of Chivas 18 years old), Dom Sagolla (co-
creator of Twitter), Jon Garin and Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd members), Dominic Miller
(Sting guitarist), Paul Robb (Information Society founding member), Sean Astin
(starring in The Goonies film), Rudy Gaskings and Joan Baker (Founders of the
Society of Voice Arts and Sciences), among others.
Creator of the training workshops: Locution 101 and Advanced Commercial Locution
in the Dominican Republic.
Lectures at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican
Republic on communication.
International speaker who has given workshops on Dubbing, Characterization, Radio
Production, Commercial Announcement, Public Speaking and Audiobook Narrations
in Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, and the United States.
International Speaker, Workshops, Special guest
Medellín, Colombia: International speaker at the Viva Voz Festival with the
conference “Radio: Production, conduction and living with Passion”. (July 2021)
Guatemala: International Speaker by the Pan-American University of Guatemala in
the VI Congress of MOVART Creative Industries with the workshop: “Characterization
of Voices”. (August 2021)
Cancun, Mexico: She is invited as an international speaker at the Voicemasters
congress with the conference: “The art of narrating audiobooks” being the only
Dominican invited in this role. (May 2022)
New York, United States: Biznet Latina (April 2022), Spanish Voice Over Conference
Quito, Ecuador: International workshop facilitator at the congress: “Voices in the
middle of the world” with the workshop: “The art of narrating audiobooks, from
dream to reality”. (November 2022)
Cinema and theater
Musical Theater: “Waiting for the Messiah” (2016), “The Great Gatsby” (2017) and
“Hello God, Eva speaks” in 2018 where she played God.
Cinema: Leading dubbing role in the animated film “Space Warriors” in the
Movie: Her first leading role in the action film “Ganas de Ganar” in the Dominican
Jury member of the virtual reality show of Chivas Regal in 2014 in search of the new
ambassadors of the brand
President of the judges table of the Viva Rock Latino of the Hard Rock Café.
Guest Judge at the 10th international film festival in Santo Domingo for the award
for best musicalization
Presenter at numerous music-related events.
Columnist for several magazines on topics related to music.
Social Communication mention Public Relations at the Autonomous University of
Santo Domingo. Certification in Neuro-oratory by the International Coaching
University of London. Certification in Coaching Elite, endorsed by the International
Association of Coaching and accredited by the World Coaching Corporation. Locution
and Master of Ceremonies at the Dominican Institute of Locution. Oratory,
production, radio and television locution at the International Communication Center.
Advertising Creativity at CREAT-UNIBE Institute. Creative Writing in Chavón. Vocal
preparation and Singing with teacher Nadia Nicola. Management of intentions with
Mario Filio. Art of the interpretation for Cinema, theater and TV, Characterizations
and handling of the voice, Dramatics and micro theater with María Castillo. Musical
Theater at the Theamus Academy, Long-Form Narratives with Simone Fojgiel.
Dubbing for movies with World Voices. Locution for documentaries with Leysha
Contacto: Angely Báez
Ahmed AlQotbVoice Actor / Casting DirectorSOVAS Ambassador Bio
Ahmed AlQotbVoice Actor / Casting Director
Ahmed Alqotb (أحمد القطب)
Arabic voice professional, Acting and Casting Director, Founder and Strategist of THE ARABIC VOICE, Inc., ArabicIVR.com and El Hakawaaty educational hub, the voice of:
Apple Customer Support IVR system in the Middle East
Western Union Customer Support IVR system in the Middle East
Intercontinental Hotel Group internal training e-learning systems
Interpol e-learning curriculum produced for the International IP Crime Investigators College
BMW on-board audio instructions
“Shadow of the TombRaider” Game, main villain character: “Dr.Dominguez”
Google Adwords Customer Support IVR system in the Middle East
The Olympic Museum Arabic audio guide
Tom AntonellisVO Actor / Dialect Coach / Dubbing Artist Bio
Tom AntonellisVO Actor / Dialect Coach / Dubbing Artist
Tom Antonellis grew up in Natick Massachusetts (born in Newton). In addition to being an author, he is an actor, comic & voiceover artist in LA.An off-beat author, Tom Antonellis brings you his humorous coffee-table-style book: “‘Precipice Writings’ & Other Relanyms – A Book of Word-Play from conversations with Jim Dandy by Tom Antonellis”. Tom attributes much of his comedic roots to childhood play with his multi-faceted and talented family: musician dad Tom Antonellis, Sr.; poet and artist mom Rosemary Antonellis; actress and comedienne (and regular playmate) sister Julee. Currently in production is Tom’s first comedy CD “Tom Antonellis: Laugh at or With Vol. 1” on which the entire family is featured alongside actors, actresses and writers from his travails in Los Angeles which date back to 1998.Like Tom Antonellis and his production company Thick Skin Creations on facebook or find his websites:www.tomantonellis.comwww.thickskincreations.com
Lexington VanderbergCasting AssociateThe Halp Network Bio
Lexington VanderbergCasting Associate
The Halp Network
Lexington Vanderberg is an casting associate at The Halp Network.
The Halp Network was born from an innate desire to help our friends. In post production services for over 15 years, we have helped hundreds of clients and employed even more talented creatives on award-winning projects. Using these connections and vetted talent and vendors from around the world, we bring you a trusted network of creative entertainment industry professionals.
Tony JimaCEO / Talent AgentCrown North Talent Management, INC Bio
Tony JimaCEO / Talent Agent
Crown North Talent Management, INC
At Crown North Talent Agency, our mission is to create and provide a valuable link between the west coast entertainment industry and our clients and talents around the world. Our goal is to assist in saving time and money by providing a one stop talent source. We want our talents and our clients to rest assured knowing that they are in great hands.
Our broad spectrum of experience and exposure has been the hallmark of Crown North talent Agency’s success. As a result of our worldwide exposure, we are able to introduce our clients to a wide array of talents to suit their needs. This also allows us to expose our talents to varied opportunities across the country and across the globe in different areas of the entertainment industry.
We conduct business the “old fashion way:” easy, credible and with integrity. When interacting with our staff, we exhibit the highest level of professionalism coupled with an unparalleled dedication to our clients. Mindful of our attention to detail and unprecedented skill for representation. Our Talents are our greatest asset.
To our existing and future talents: Our responsibility to you is representation. Which we will perform to the best of our ability. The value you receive from being represented by Crown North is contingent upon your professionalism, commitment and desire to succeed. Working together will be the key to our mutual success.
To our clients: Crown North Talent Agency is a competent talent agency with a focus on providing diverse talents of all ages, sizes, abilities and races. Talent booking and casting services are available upon request. We represent the most professional talents in the industry with unmatched client service. We provide exceptional new, local talents and seasoned, skillful talents with the work history to prove their excellence. We will present, at your request, talents able to showcase a multitude of languages, accents and skills alongside exceptional aptitude for performance customized and tailored to your needs.
For children between 5 and 17 years old: We provide full representation towards achieving their goals in all of the areas in which we provide representation. We deliver a selection of prospective, professional and talented children.
To anyone interested in Crown North Talent Agency, we hope you find our website informative and we hope to connect with you soon.
Tony O.A. Jima
CEO/ Talent Agent
Zuleika DecigaVO Talent / Casting Director Bio
Zuleika DecigaVO Talent / Casting Director
HELLO AND HOLA!
With a degree in Journalism and Communication, my journey has taken me through diverse media platforms, including radio, TV, newspapers, and magazines. I have worked as a producer and at a voice-over agency in Mexico, acquiring invaluable expertise behind and in front of the microphone. This broader perspective enables me to deeply understand projects on a profound level.
Since 2004, I have lent my voice to projects for clients in the United States and worldwide. I foster strong partnerships by working directly with clients, while also being represented by leading agencies globally. This allows me to expand my reach and engage with diverse projects in the US and beyond.
Living in a tech-driven city like mine, I have the unique advantage of being at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and services. This has prepared me for the transformative impact that Artificial Intelligence will have on the world and the Voice Over Industry. In fact, I was among the first Spanish voice-over actresses to work on a Text-to-Speech project back in 2005. My voice has been, and continues to be, utilized by prestigious brands such as Apple, Google, and leading car manufacturers like Mercedes, Toyota, Renault, and Nissan. With my unparalleled expertise and knowledge in this technology, I am ready to provide you with exceptional service.
Currently, I am fortunate to receive mentorship from Evy Pompuras, the author of the book “Becoming Bulletproof,” who has served in the Secret Service’s Presidential Protective Division for President Barack Obama and his predecessors. This invaluable guidance helps me constantly push my boundaries.
I am a dreamer and highly goal-oriented. So far, I have achieved many of my dreams and even discovered some I didn’t know I had. Fueled by my love for pop culture, current events, Formula 1, tennis, marketing, fashion, and, of course, music, I am always on the lookout for the next chart-topping gem, especially in the realm of Spanish alternative tunes.
I embrace technology and stay up-to-date with current trends. With my teens keeping me in the loop on Gen Z culture, I am well-versed in the advertising world’s vital demographic. They embody the new generation of Latinas—completely bilingual and bicultural, fully embracing their dual heritage and igniting a movement that will reshape the US landscape in the near future.
Recognized for my leadership and impact, I am honored to have been named one of the female leaders in the Seattle community by the Mexican Consulate. This accolade fuels my passion and commitment to making a difference. My mission? Empowering fellow Latinos, especially women and young girls who are ready to conquer the world. Through my work, I strive to create opportunities and provide information and education to historically underrepresented individuals.
If you’re seeking to collaborate with a dedicated Latina professional who is always available, with turnarounds as swift as Amazon Prime, your search ends here. Equipped with Source Connect Standard and a broadcast-quality home studio, I guarantee top-notch recordings and a seamless working experience. Let’s join forces, create magic, and breathe life into your projects through the power of my voice. Get in touch, ¡Vamos!
Thembisa S. MshakaVoice Actor / Author / Creative DirectorMshaka Media Bio
Thembisa S. MshakaVoice Actor / Author / Creative Director
Creative executive, author, producer, filmmaker, voice actor, activist, and entertainment branding specialist Thembisa S. Mshaka has been in love with words, music and media for as long as she can remember. She founded Mshaka Media to house all her creative endeavors. A contributor for POISED, ShineYourCrown.com, Okayplayer.com and the Huffington Post, her newest work is featured in the acclaimed anthology UnCommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Race and Friendship (Peter Lang).
Thembisa’s writings have been published in print and online, and in textbooks (25 Hip-Hop Icons, Edited by Mickey Hess, Greenwood Press). In 2021 she was selected as part of the inaugural Black Muslim TV Screenwriters cohort by the Hollywood Bureau, Muslim Public Affairs Council and The Blackhouse Foundation. She served as lead screenwriter for docuseries Running While Black, directed by Jenn Shaw and executive produced by Spike Lee for VICE TV. Her first feature screenplay, Islamic Speed Dating, is complete and adapted for series. She has pilots in development for multiple TV projects, including a docuseries with veteran makeup mogul Ashunta Sheriff (Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Ciara).
As Senior Advertising Copywriter for Sony Music, Thembisa created the award-winning global ad campaign for Lauryn Hill’s solo debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (now RIAA certified Diamond) along with multiple campaigns for Will Smith, Destiny’s Child, Beyonce’, Wyclef Jean, NAS, Jill Scott, Wu-Tang Clan, Maxwell and others, contributing to the sale of over 170 million units worldwide in just 5 years. Prior to joining Sony Music, Thembisa was the first Black person and first woman to hold the position of Rap Editor at GAVINmagazine, where she coined the phrase ‘Generation NeXt’ and broke many of today’s world-class hip-hop and soul artists (The Roots, Busta Rhymes, D’Angelo, Common, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The Lady of Rage, Timbaland). Her campaign work led her to voiceover, where the 7-time Voice Arts Award nominee has acted in commercials for Ford, Xfinity, Publix, SunTrust Bank, Aussie Shampoo and as the voice of The NY Liberty 20th Season, The WNBA, the Muhammad Ali Center’s Legacy video, and the Women of Team USA during the 2021 Olympics for NBC.
A skilled talent director, she has been blessed to work with a broad array of greats, from the late Don LaFontaine (King of Movie Trailers) to Janelle Monae, and Academy Award® winners Mo’Nique and Jamie Foxx. Her editorial and creative direction on the BET Black Canvas Project earned the network multiple 2022 Promax BDA awards.
A frequent on-air guest, Thembisa is asked to share her insights across all platforms, including local television news across the United States, Water Walker Wednesdayswith Brely Evans, TK in the AM, Hot 97-NY’s Street Soldiers, Sway In The Morning, and TV One’s Celebrity Crime Files. She has presented or delivered the keynote address at Bethune Cookman University, University of Maryland, Howard University, Delaware State University, and UC Berkeley, in addition to many high schools. She is an advisory board member of the Universal Hip Hop Museum.
A Los Angeles native, Thembisa is a proud alumna and donor of Westridge School’s Class of 1988. holds a degree in International Relations and Ethnic Studies from historically women’s institution Mills College in Oakland, California. A graduate of the film producing program at New York Film Academy, Thembisa is a multiple festival selected writer-director and producer of three short films.
Yukiko FujimuraVO Actor / Voice CoachSOVAS Ambassador Bio
Yukiko FujimuraVO Actor / Voice Coach
Victor Mares, jrEngineer / Director / Casting Bio
Victor Mares, jrEngineer / Director / Casting
Victor Mares has been in the industry since he was a child. His parents were actors and directors and they started him in the dubbing industry and in theater plays at the age of four. He has recorded countless TV & radio commercials, infomercials, industrials, audio books, e-learning modules and more, and he has been the LAS voice of many celebrities. During his teen years, he decided to learn about sound recording and he became an engineer at the age of 16, cutting tape with a blade and using magnetic film machines, and several sound and video decks. At the age of 24, he was already chief engineer of a big post-production studio in Burbank, CA. He has produced countless audio and video projects for TV, radio, new media, and more. He has also been the dubbing supervisor of LAS versions of films for the big screen like Grown ups, Total Recall, Terminator Salvation, Pink Panther 2, Hancock, The Water
Horse, Are We There Yet, Monster House, Open Season, RV, The Legend Of Zorro, and many more.
Valerie AremProducer / Casting DirectorPCB Productions Bio
Valerie AremProducer / Casting Director
PCB co-founder Valerie Arem has over 20 years directing, performing and producing at PCB Productions. Versatile on stage, on screen, behind and in front of the microphone, Valerie has appeared in some of the largest video games and animated series in the industry.
Her extensive list of blockbuster credits includes the Persona series, Monster Hunter World, Walking Dead, Catherine, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Metro Series, Saints Row, Red Faction Guerrilla, Ridge Racer series, Everquest Adventures, Knowledge Adventure series, Blade Runner, Titanfall and others.
Stephane CornicardVoice Actor/ Director / Casting Bio
Stephane CornicardVoice Actor/ Director / Casting
Multilingual actor and director for the past 35 years, Stephane has worked across all the many fields of the voice and acting industry from recording voices for pre-school toys to acting for Steven Spielberg?s Saving Private Ryan. His motto is : ?Since no-one can ever truly be a Master, please call me Jack.?
Stephane started acting at the age of 14. He read philosophy, literature and languages at Caen University, France, was awarded a scholarship to study Drama at Colby College USA. He holds (very dear) an MA in Drama: Process of Production from the prestigious Goldsmith College London.
Stephane?s long list of clients includes Reuters, CNN, The BBC, ITV, The Cartoon Network, The Vatican, The Rijks Museum, Le Louvres, London 2012 Olympics, The World Health Organisation, and the United Nations to name a few (and show off?)
He likes to boast that he started voicing characters in video games when they first learned to talk. He has worked on Metal Gear, Spyro the Dragon, Syphon Filter 1,2 & 3, Dark Souls 2 & 3, Need for Speed, Lara Croft, Total War. He admits having a special fondness for Lonesome Gavlan from Dark Souls. ?Gavlan wheel, Gavlan deal!?
In advertising Stephane has worked on several National and International campaigns for Lancome, Chanel, Stella Artois, Kronembourg, Buly, Babbel, The Economist, Renault, Boursin, Signal etc?
Stephane runs practical and theoretical workshops in acting and directing (Minist?re de l?Education Nationale, Actor?s Centre London, British Equity, VO Atlanta) and appeared on several panels on video games for The Voice Over Network, Get your Game on, London Screen Writing Festival, Chatterbox Voices and the London Film and Television School.
Passionate and ever amazed by the processes behind story telling and make belief, Stephane thinks good actors aim to be saints, not stars.
Rayani ImmediatoDirector / Co-Founder The Brazilian Dubbing Society Bio
Rayani ImmediatoDirector / Co-Founder
The Brazilian Dubbing Society
Known as a “self-made-woman”, Rayani started working very early. At 15 years old, she was a professional actress and, at 19, she had three simultaneous jobs.
At the end of 2014, she graduated in Literature at PUC-Rio, where she also studied Translation Techniques for Dubbing and Audiovisual Translation. In October 2013, she was hired by Globosat channel network, taking care of dubbing and subtitles’ quality control. After getting her degree, she got herself right into the dubbing market.
At first, she faced some difficulties due to the resistance of old professionals in the field, specially regarding the training of new voice actors and actresses. According to her, it was very difficult to find information about courses in the dubbing area. For this reason, in mid-2016, aged 24, Rayani identified a unique and revolutionary opportunity, founding, alongside Mabel Cezar, the Sociedade Brasileira de Dublagem – SBD (Brazilian Society of Dubbing).
In its first year of operation, SBD became the first 100% online brazilian school for dubbing and reached out the mark of 1 million reais in sales (about 197 thousand dollars), training more than a thousand students. Nowadays, it is considered the biggest dubbing school in Brazil and has already graduated more than 4 thousand students without having to travel to São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro
Also in 2016, Rayani published her first book, entitled “Guia Definitivo de Tradução para Dublagem” (“Ultimate Dubbing Translation Guide”). She also wrote the works “O Guia Definitivo de Dublagem” (“The Ultimate Dubbing Guide”) and “A História da Dublagem” (“The History of Dubbing”). In 2017, she created the Dubbing Experience 2017, first live dubbing event in Brazil. It included the participation of established artists, such as Marlene Costa, Carmen Sheila, Leonardo José and more. In 2018, she spoke at the events Maestria Ao Vivo, Revolução do Conteúdo and Liga das Mulheres Incríveis, speaking in all of them about performance and success in the digital market. Later, she created her own event, Dia Extraordinário.
In 2019, the Brazilian Society of Dubbing gained more national recognition, being broadcast in vehicles such as Pequenas Empresas & Grandes Negócios, UOL Economia Veja SPand Estadão among others. In the same year, Rayani founded Grupo Olimpo, which brings together entrepreneurs and digital influencers who want to share professional experiences.
In 2020, she was invited to speak at the Digital Awards Talks event, held at the São Paulo City Hall by Instituto Sou + Jovem. In 2021, she became a partner of Motivo Arts company, which operates in the field of Musical Theatre and Singing.
Valeria ZunzunCasting Director / ProducerZunzun Entertainment/NALAH Casting Bio
Valeria ZunzunCasting Director / Producer
Zunzun Entertainment/NALAH Casting
Black Rock Shooter: Dawn fall. (Voice and Casting Director. English)
(Anime series, 13 episodes. Disney + (on Hulu). 2022. Original: Japanese)
Shimajiro (Producer. Voice and Casting Director. English)
(Animation series, 120 episodes+ 2019-ongoing. Wild Brain YouTube channel (all 2D
episodes). Original: Japanese -Benesse Japan)
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol (Producer. Voice and Casting Director. English)
(English Pitch trailer, Sylvain Chomet’s upcoming feature. 2021)
Kiddyzuzaa Land (Head of localization and Producer, Spanish (LAS) and Arabic.
Voice and Casting Director, Spanish (LAS).
Co-director and Casting Director, Arabic dubbing)
(Animation series, 10 episodes. 2019. Wild Brain YouTube channel. Original: UK English)
Kitz the Cat’s Supermoon Adventure (Producer, Japanese version.
Casting supervisor. Voices and songs supervisor.
(Animation series. Original: Korean)
Tatty and Misifu (Voice Director. English)
(Animation series, Season 5. 2021. YouTube channel. Original: Spanish)
Splash and Bubbles/Plouf et Bubulle (Voice and Casting Director. French)
(Animation series, 80 episodes. 2018. The Jim Henson’s Company (on Netflix). Original:
Angie et Jude (Producer. Voice Director. French)
(Independent feature. 2020. Original -French)
The disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (Co-director. English)
(Anime, 20 episodes. 2015. FUNimation. Original: Japanese)
Shushybye (Co-director. French and Spanish LAS)
(Children TV series. 2015. BabyFirstTV. Original: US English)
Magical Dreamers (Voice Director. Casting Director. Spanish -LAS)
(Anime/Video Game. 2013. IAM. Original: Japanese)
Rainy Cocoa (Voice Director. Casting Director Spanish -LAS)
(Anime/Video Game. 2013. IAM. Original: Japanese)
Happy Healthy Monsters/Mons Kontan Ansante (Voice Director. Casting Director.
Character voices and songs Supervisor. Haitian Creole)
(Feature (dialogue and songs). 2010. Sesame Workshop. Original: US English)
Cinderelmo/Sandr’Elmo (Voice Director. Casting Director. Character voices and songs
Supervisor. Supervisor. Haitian Creole)
(Feature (dialogue and songs). 2010. Sesame Workshop. Original: US English)
The Hive (Voice Director. French)
(Animation, several episodes. 2010. Disney. Original: US English)
Luna (Voice Director. Casting Director. French and Spanish)
(Animation, feature. 2008. Original)
LIVE ACTION (Dubbing):
Race (Director English dubbing. Casting Director)
(2023. Disney + (Hulu). 12 episodes series. Original: Korean)
Kiss Kiss (Director English dubbing. Casting Director)
(2023. Feature, Netflix original. Original: Polish)
Under the Amalfi sun/Sotto il sole di Amalfi (Director English dubbing. Casting
(2022. Feature, Netflix original. Original: Italian)
Love like the falling petals (Director English dubbing. Casting Director)
(2022. Feature, Netflix Original. Original: Japanese)
Daughter of Lupin (Director English dubbing. Co-producer. Casting Director)
(2021. Amazon. 11 episodes. Original: Japanese)
Dad wanted/Se busca Papá (Director English dubbing. Casting Director)
(2020. Feature, Netflix Original. Original: Spanish -Mexican movie)
Under the Riccione sun/Sotto il sole di Riccione (Director English dubbing. Casting
(2020. Feature, Netflix original. Original: Italian)
The Bonfire of Destiny/Le Bazar de la Charité (Director English dubbing. Casting
(2019. French TV mini-series. 8 episodes.TF1/Netflix Original. Original: French)
The Influence/La Influencia (Director English dubbing. Casting Director)
(2019. Feature, Netflix Original. Original: Spanish- Spanish movie)
Silent Bob, The Reboot (Producer and Director, French dubbing -Canadian theatrical
release. Casting Director)
(2019. Feature. Original: US English)
The Break/La Trêve (Director English dubbing. Casting Director)
(2018-2019. TV series, 20 episodes, Season 1 and Season 2. Netflix Original. Original:
Hotel Artemis (Director French Dubbing. Casting Director)
(2018. US Movie. Director: Drew Pearce. DVD release. Original: US English)
The Looming Tower (Director French and Spanish LAS dubbing. Casting Director)
(2017. TV series, 9 episodes. Hulu original/Amazon International. Original: US English)
Pottersville (Co-producer. Director French and Spanish LAS dubbing. Casting Director)
(2017. Feature, Netflix original. Original: US English)
99 homes (Co-director, French dubbing)
(2015. Feature. Director: Ramin Bahrani. Original: US English)
Gavilanes (Producer. Director French dubbing. Casting Director)
(2013. TV series, 26 episodes. Antena 3/France O. Original: Spanish – Spanish series)
Pasión Prohibida (Co-director French dubbing)
(2013. US TV series in Spanish, 107 episodes. Telemundo NBC/France O)
Corazón Valiente (Co-director French dubbing)
(2013. US TV series in Spanish, 206 episodes. Telemundo NBC/France O)
La casa de al lado (Co-director French dubbing)
(2012. US TV series in Spanish, 165 episodes. Telemundo NBC/France O)
El cuerpo del deseo (Co-director French dubbing)
(2012. US TV series in Spanish, 155 episodes. Telemundo NBC/France O)
La Reina del Sur (Co-director French dubbing)
(2012. US TV series in Spanish, 63 episodes. Telemundo NBC/France O)
¿Dónde está Elisa? (Director French dubbing. Casting Director)
(2010-2011. US TV series in Spanish, 100 episodes. Telemundo NBC/France O)
DOCUMENTARIES (VO UN Style Dubbing):
Mercury 13 (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Documentary. 2018. Netflix)
Shirkers (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Documentary. 2018. Sandi Tan/Netflix)
Dark Tourist (Director French, Spanish LAS and Castilian Spanish. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, 8 episodes. 2018. David Farrier/Netflix)
First and Last (Director French, Spanish LAS and Castilian Spanish. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, 6 episodes. 2018. Netflix)
Afflicted (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, 7 episodes. 2017. Netflix)
Inside The World’s toughest prisons (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, 3 seasons, 12 episodes. 2017. Netflix)
Amazing interiors (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, 12 episodes. 2017. Netflix)
72 Most dangerous animals (Asia and Latin America) (Director French, Spanish LAS.
(Docu-series, 24 episodes. 2017. Netflix)
Magic for Humans (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, 6 episodes. 2017. Netflix)
Reggie Yates: Outside man (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, volume 2, 6 episodes. 2017. BBC)
The story of Diana (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Documentary. 2017. ABC)
The Royal House of Windsor (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, 6 episodes. 2017. Channel 4)
Lock up: Raw, Extended Stay (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, 20 episodes. 2017. MSNBC)
Lock up : Chain Linked (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, 20 episodes. 2017. MSNBC)
Lock up : County Jails (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, 20 episodes. 2017. MSNBC)
Lock up: Season 1, State prisons (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Docu-series, 20 episodes. 2017. MSNBC)
GAME SHOWS (VO UN Style Dubbing):
Zumbo’s Just Desserts (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Game show, 12 episodes. 2018. Seven Productions/Netflix)
Cooking on high (Director French, Spanish LAS and Castilian Spanish. Casting Director)
(Game show, 12 episodes. 2018. Netflix)
Sugar Rush (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Game show, 8 episodes. 2017. Netflix)
Derren Brown: The push, Miracle, Sacrifice (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting
(TV specials. 2017. Netflix)
The Big Family Cooking Showdown (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Game show, season 1, 12 episodes. 2017. BBC)
Million pound menu (Director French, Spanish LAS. Casting Director)
(Game show, season 1, 6 episodes. 2017. BBC)
Disney (Director French, Spanish LAS)
(Videos for Disney recreation parks. 2014-2018)
Interact and Immerse (Director French, Spanish LAS)
(Children languages app/Video Game. 2015-2016)
GAIAM yoga videos (Director French, Spanish LAS)
(Rodney Yee, Chrissy Carter and Patricia Moreno videos. 2010-2011)
Jorge Gestoso investiga(Director Spanish LAS)
(I directed Jorge Gestoso, VO and ADR. 2009. V-me TV
Ted MaierTalent Agent Avalon Artists Group Bio
Ted MaierTalent Agent
Avalon Artists Group
Born in 1970 to a Thai mother and American father, Ted grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area town of Santa Clara. He attended Cupertino High School, DeAnza College and got his BFA of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona in 1993. Ted played college baseball and was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity. He’s lived all over LA since Sept. 1993 in such places as Sherman Oaks, Hermosa Beach, Temecula and Toluca Lake. Ted has worked at such places as Sunset Post Productions, Electric Ideas, LMNO Productions, Granada Films, Sony Pictures, LA Talent / Models, Allure Talent, Icon Talent, Brass Artists, BPM Artists, Mavrick Artists and even owned Maier Management for 8 years! Ted was a member of both SAG / AFTRA union and the TMA (Talent Manager’s Association). Through the years Ted has been known to discover new talent that have gone on to become Hollywood stars!
Tanya BuchananOWNER / LEAD AGENT / COACHTa-Da! Voiceworks Bio
Tanya BuchananOWNER / LEAD AGENT / COACH
With over 30 years in the voiceover business, Tanya started her voiceover journey as a voice talent herself. After almost 20 years as a talent, Tanya crossed over to the other side by opening Ta-Da! Voiceworks in 2008. Her extensive background has paved the road for her to become a successful agent/manager to other voice over talent. Her highly attuned business acumen and focus on “hands-on” customer service has made Ta-Da! Voiceworks a talent agency that everyone loves working with!
Tanya can be reached at email@example.com
Tammy WallaceTalent Manager 5 Star Talent Management Bio
Tammy WallaceTalent Manager
5 Star Talent Management
Susie ValerioCasting Director / Voice Actor Voicefox Bio
Susie ValerioCasting Director / Voice Actor
Born in Brazil and raised bilingual, Susie Valerio is a Brazilian Producer, Voice Actor and Casting Director based in the UK. Working globally across the entertainment industry for over 20 years, Susie trained as an Actor in London and is a regular guest speaker on webinars, podcasts and live panels about International Markets, along other topics.
Susie is often attached to high profile projects as “Foreign Voices Expert”, working regularly with companies such as Voicefox, Hamster Ball Studios, Imagineear and multi-award winning Soundcuts Audio. She is truly passionate about Ethical Casting and thrives on maximizing work opportunities for underrepresented Talent of all nationalities.
As a Voice Actor, Susie records daily in unplaceable International English and Native Brazilian Portuguese. Her warm delivery combined with her soft hybrid accent can be heard across the globe, adding a unique cosmopolitan flavour to some of the world’s most recognisable brands.
Sebastian ZancanaroProduction Manager / CastingBlu Digital Group Studios Bio
Sebastian ZancanaroProduction Manager / Casting
Blu Digital Group Studios
Creative Dubbing Director, Casting Director, Writer and Producer with nearly 27 years of experience in the entertainment business and 19 years of extensive history in Post-Production, mainly focused in Dubbing and Voice-Over. With over 2,300 dubbed episodes aired globally, and over 12 thousand hours of in-studio experience that spans in a variety of genres in 120 + titles. Multilingual and passionate about extraordinary stories that inspire and make an impact in our world!
Portia ScottTalent AgentCoast to Coast Talent Bio
Portia ScottTalent Agent
Coast to Coast Talent
Portia Scott is a pioneer in the Voiceover arena in Hollywood! A native of Los Angeles, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from California State University, Long Beach. She has over 25 years of experience as a Voiceover agent and is the only African American woman leading one of the top divisions as the Director of Voiceover at Coast-to-Coast Talent Group in Los Angeles.
Along with her talented team, Portia represents both adult and youth talent in all areas of voiceover. Her client roster is among the top talent in the industry having worked on animated Academy Award® & Golden Globe® awarded films such as Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio and Toy Story 4. Further recent notable animation feature credits include Space Jam: A New Legacy, Raya and the Last Dragon, Over the Moon, Wish Dragon, Into The Spider Verse, Blue’s Big City Adventure, AINBO: Spirit of the Amazon, The Mitchells vs. The Machines, Abominable, Inside Out, UP and Frozen.
Portia has additionally placed clients in copious TV animation roles, video game and national commercial campaigns. Leveraging her strong relationships with top animation studios, Portia has secured client roles on animated television series on Disney, Nickelodeon, Netflix, Cartoon Network, Marvel, HBO, Paramount+, Pixar TV, LucasFilm/TV and DreamWorks Animation, to just name a few. Ms. Scott’s clients have worked for some of the industry’s top video game companies including EA Sports, Nintendo, Bio Ware, Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sony Interactive, Activision, Epic Games, Take Two Interactive, Microsoft, Rockstar Games, Riot Games, Xbox Game Studio, Cygames, Warner Bros., BrightSkills, Lucas Arts, Naughty Dog and Blindlight. Booked commercial spots include a plethora of brands such as Nike, the 11-Year Campaign for Tobacco Free, Walmart, BMW, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Apple, Gordon’s Fish Sticks, Carvana, Chewy, Carters, Hyundai, Spotify, AT&T, Norton Lifelock, LATAM, Cantu, Zales, Google, Asana, Facebook Portal, Mercedes, KFC, Hotels.com, Geico and Oatley.
In addition, on the ADR/Dubbing side, Portia’s clients have worked in the genre with Amazon, Netflix, Sony, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, Disney, Apple TV, HBO, Showtime, Hulu and 2kGames.
Scott CarelliVO Booth DirectorThe Osbrink Agency Bio
Scott CarelliVO Booth Director
The Osbrink Agency
Creative and driven professional with a strong passion for television, animation, and film. Experienced in supporting media projects through all stages of production with proficiency for communication and time management. Organized and detail-oriented, with a knack for problem-solving. Highly motivated and self-driven team player who is eager to execute project goals smoothly and efficiently.
Raul AldanaVP/ DubbingZoo Digital Bio
Raul AldanaVP/ Dubbing
Raúl Aldana Solís (born April 17, 1966) is a Mexican voice actor. Besides being one of the original Spanish Robotech voice actors, he was also the voice of Will Turner in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. He was the creative manager of Disney Character Voices from 1997 to 2004, he then became the creative director for the division from 2005 to 2018. His final project with Disney brought 32 leading stars to the Spanish version of Coco, which has since become Mexico’s top-grossing film of all time. In 2018, Raul joined ZOO Digital Group as Creative Director and Dubbing Producer for Latin American dubbing projects.
Misty LeeVoice of Female Clicker Sounds, The Last of Us, HBO Bio
Misty LeeVoice of Female Clicker Sounds,
The Last of Us, HBO
Misty Lee has appeared on television (NBC’s 1st Look, DC Daily, Penn and Teller’s Fool Us, The Dog Whisperer), in comic books (The Spirit, Madame Mirage) and was the subject of Vice/Broadly’s mini-documentary ‘A Day With The Magician’.
As a magic consultant, Lee has designed custom illusions for high-end clients like LA Fashion Week, Comic-Con International, and AFLAC. She hosts and stars in the successful weekly online magic series “Unicorn Wednesday”, a family-friendly show she co-created and produces with her longtime friend and collaborator Bizzaro.
Lee’s venture into prestidigitation began when a friend called and asked if she would like to assist in his magic act. She was inspired by the experience, and says: “That job sucked, so I took HIS.” She has been mentored by world-renowned Mentalist and Illusionist Jonathan Pendragon, and is a graduate of Hollywood’s Second City.
Lee is the only magician ever admitted into the Institute for Analytic Interviewing. Under the training of “Truth Wizard” J.J.Newbury, and alongside agents from the CIA, ATF, and Scotland Yard, Lee mastered the art of Cognitive Interview techniques, becoming a certified “Human Lie Detector”.
Lee also has a successful career in voiceover. Her voice can be heard in several videogames (God of War 4 (Sigrun the Valkyrie Queen), Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2 (Princess Leia), Darksiders III (Envy), World of Warcraft (Lady Liadrin), and in many cartoons (DC Superhero Girls (Big Barda/Mad Harriet), Aggressive Retsuko (Kabae), Ultimate Spider-Man (Aunt May/Squirrel Girl).
Misty currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband Paul Dini (co-creator of DC Comics character Harley Quinn) and their two rescue dogs, Pixie and The Tank.
Raquel Ramirez CuetoFounder CEO, Casting Director / Producer Tono Studios Bio
Raquel Ramirez CuetoFounder CEO, Casting Director / Producer
Born in Mexico City and having studied Communications, Raquel moved to Los Angeles, CA, in 1990. She is bicultural and totally fluent in English and Spanish. Raquel is the founder and part-owner of Tono Studios, a state-of-the-art audio post production facility headquartered in Santa Monica, CA
Paulette LiftonCasting DirectorOracle Sound and Voice Bio
Paulette LiftonCasting Director
Oracle Sound and Voice
Born in Hollywood, California, Paulette Victor Lifton fell in love with the film industry at an early age. Ms. Lifton’s passion for directing and writing came through experience from the ground up. First, accepted into the ‘Short Fiction Film’ program at UCLA, where she worked on two films, one as an AD and than as a Producer. In that capacity her films won numerous awards (Gold Medal at the New York Film Festival, Malta Cine Circle, North Carolina Film Festival and The Dark Fiction Film Festival). She then moved onto work as a DP in Shanghai, China shooting music videos. From there, Paulette moved onto directing, producing and editing numerous music videos and commercials in Nashville for the likes of Travis Tritt, Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Shelby Lynn.
Inspired by the craft of editing, Ms. Lifton went on to edit nine features, writing 6 features, and directing 4. One caught the attention of the ‘Hollywood Reporter’, which quoted her talents as “precise and fluid” for the film Phoenix (1995). Ms. Lifton got her first break at directing and writing features when she completed a film that she was editing, Firestorm (1997). The director moved onto another project and he asked Ms. Lifton to shoot and write additional scenes for his film. After the success of that film, the producer hired Paulette to rewrite and direct his next film, Little Cobras: Operation Dalmatian (1997), a family film that eventually premiered on HBO. The sequel to that film, Monkey Business (1998) is where she discovered Shia LeBouf giving him his acting debut. Ms. Lifton’s also directed Mirror, Mirror IV: Reflection (2000), the fourth sequel to the ‘Mirror, Mirror’ series and recently Bad to the Bone (2011), a MMA action film that she wrote and directed.
Along the way, Ms. Lifton’s passion for editing and film production led her to open a film and post production facilities (in Burbank, Santa Monica and Detroit), Oracle Post and LIfton Films with her husband and partner Jimmy Litton. Ms. Lifton runs the facilities along with post supervising shows for MTV, Fox, Paramount, Warner Bros., Columbia Tri-Star, Lionsgate, Newline, Nickelodeon and Disney. Ms. Lifton has been nominated nine times and won three MPSE Award for Best Sound Editing for SpongeBob Squarepants and twice for Penguins of Madagascar. Her latest win is a Creative Emmy Award in 2011.
Mark SweeneyCasting DirectorSound And Fury Casting Bio
Mark SweeneyCasting Director
Sound And Fury Casting
With Sound & Fury Casting, Mark’s experienced ear is essential to identifying burgeoning voice talent and directing actors to deliver best-in-class performances. In the fast-paced, frenetic world of global voicecasting, he’s punctilious, maintains a freakish amount of grace under pressure, and has an unwavering love for the Craft. Mark is crazy for camping, cooking, singing, craft cocktail-ing, movies on the big screen, and jazz.
Mark Sweeney knows his way around anything remotely close to a VO booth. A twenty-year veteran of the voiceover industry, he has lent his expertise to nearly every part of the voice acting process, from coaching new talent to recording some of the most recognizable voices in the world. Mark began his career as a commercial music supervisor and editor at a top LA film advertising agency; it’s there he cut his teeth and the proverbial audio tape, editing hundreds of award-winning audio trailers and radio spots. For the next six years, he held the position of Booth Director for a prestigious bi-coastal theatrical talent agency directing voice actors, celebrities, comedians, and musicians daily.
Ned LottCasting DirectorLott Productions Bio
Ned LottCasting Director
Ned Lott has a wide range of producing, voice directing and casting experience for animation. He was a Producer, Voice Director, and Casting Director with the Walt Disney Studios on seven Studio Ghibli titles, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar™ nominated theatrical release “Howl’s Moving Castle” starring Christian Bale. Other notable accomplishments include casting Liam Neeson as the voice of “Aslan” for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Ned also co-Produced and cast the English version of the Oscar™ nominated Animated Feature “Ernest & Celestine” starring Forest Whitaker and Paul Giamatti. Ned spent years at Disney Character Voices, voice-directing and casting projects for “Cars”, “Monsters Inc.”, “The Incredibles”, “Kingdom Hearts” “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and many other Disney/Pixar projects. Musically, he cast the Simba and Zazu singers for the re-release of “The Lion King” for the added song The Morning Report.
He directed vocal sessions with Jodi Benson as Ariel for “Little Mermaid” projects and has cast and voice directed current and former Broadway actors including Ben Vereen, Kristen Bell, Reeve Carney, and Lea Salonga for animation roles. Ned has also voice-directed Warner Bros “Lord of the Rings” projects and “The Lego Movie Video Game” with Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Ferrell. For television animated series work, Ned voice-directed multiple episodes for a musical series for Netflix called “Motown Magic”. On the International front, he voice-directed and cast animated features out of South Africa, Spain, Russia, France and China including dubbing the highest grossing Animated Feature ever created in China, “Monkey King: Hero is Back” starring Jackie Chan. He is currently Voice-Directing and Casting two Animated Feature films, one out of Peru called “Ainbo” and one out of South Africa called “Seal Team”.
Nathalia HenckerStudio Owner / Director/ ProducerHenckahontas Studio Bio
Nathalia HenckerStudio Owner / Director/ Producer
Nathalia Hencker has thrived in the entertainment industry for over two decades, as the voice of actresses like Salma Hayek, Vanessa Williams, Octavia Spencer and Amy Schumer, among others.
Born and raised in Colombia, Nathalia began at an early age her professional career as a fashion model, attended school for and Graphic Design and graduated in Advertising; sang on stages for crowds in Colombia with the band Climax and entertained everyday on the radio as a DJ in Radioactiva Caracol. Upon moving to the United States, Nathalia received firsthand exposure to the world of voice-over acting. Among her most prominent casting coups are the voices of Walt Disney’s Pocahontas and Wilma Flintstone. Her versatile voice has been heard in Spanish dubbing actresses Chandra Wilson in Grey’s Anatomy, Shailene Woodley in the trilogy of Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant and a long list of credits that include comedy, drama, thrillers, cartoons and video games. Her voice is heard daily via Secondary Audio Program Technology (SAP) in the acclaimed soap Bold and The Beautiful as the voice of Brooke Logan for the past 18 years, as well as Xiomara in Jane the Virgin. On the big screen, Nathalia has gone from being an indigenous ex-addict in Borderland to a violence survivor in Por Sofia, to the most recent work as a seamstress supporting her daughter in Reborn.
Nathalia is the owner and president of Henckahontas Studio in Burbank, California, a premier dubbing boutique where she has been casting, directing and acting for top animated hit shows including 2019’s Critic’s Choice Awards series Bojack Horseman for six consecutive seasons. Nathalia has also been behind titles like Netflix’s Legend Quest as an ADR director, as well as Russian to English dubbing of movies like Blackout, Yaba Gaba, Sticker and Love Potion. Nathalia has been nominated two years in a row for best animation and best Spanish voiceover by the Society of Voice Arts Awards.
Natalie AvitalDubbing Director / Casting / ProducerRoundabout Entertainment Bio
Natalie AvitalDubbing Director / Casting / Producer
Natalie graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre. Upon graduating, Natalie spent her next four years writing, directing, producing, and acting with the Afterglow Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Natalie took her experience and decided to apply it to the film industry where she pursued acting. Over the next few years Natalie acted in numerous independent films including, Shallow Ground, Attack of the Sabertooth, Shamelove (for which she won “Best Supporting Actress” at the 2006 L.A. Indies International Film Festival), and most recently, Player. She has also worked in television both as an actress and as a casting director, first as the LA Casting Department Head for UFO Films where she cast Lake Placid 2, Rock Monster, Bats, and Ghost Voyage. Natalie has spent the past four years freelancing as a Casting Associate for Pitch Casting and has assisted in the casting of over 75 commercials. In 2009, she wrote her first short film, The Gift, and she is currently attached to the following feature films in as both an actress and a producer- The Bridge, Dreams of Dying, both in development, and Past God, which is currently in pre-production. The Three Hikers is Natalie’s first foray into the documentary world.
Melissa GrilloCasting DirectorMelissa Grillo Casting Bio
Melissa GrilloCasting Director
Melissa Grillo Casting
Melissa Grillo is a Voiceover Casting Director and Coach based in Los Angeles, with over 20 years of experience in the Voice Acting industry. Her passion for the industry began at the boutique agency Sandie Schnarr Talent, where she specialized in Voice Talent.
Marlo BlufordProducerCBS Los Angeles Bio
CBS Los Angeles
Marlo Bluford has been working as a Promotion Writer & Kcbs Kcal Producer at City of Paramount, CA for 12 years. City of Paramount.
Marconi de MoraisStudio Owner / Director / ProducerBatuk Productions Bio
Marconi de MoraisStudio Owner / Director / Producer
In 2006, I moved to Los Angeles from Brazil and began looking for work to kickstart my career and life in LA. With a background in music and audio engineering, I started doing post production, mixing movies and recording voice overs for local and international productions.
Eventually, one major company asked me to become their multilingual provider, catapulting my career as a voice localization specialist into my company, Batuk Productions. Since then, we have grown into a premiere in-house post-production studio focused on delivering top-quality audio in 25+ languages.
Over the past 17+ years, I’ve had the privilege of working on various movies, documentaries, business presentations, and other projects with innovative companies including Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, Duolingo, PaperCup, Coca-Cola, Sony TV, Rockstar Games, GE, GM, NatGeo, Warner Bros, Harley Davidson, Bank of America, Adidas, Nivea, Sony TV, HBO, Pixar, Discovery Network, TransPerfect, RWS, SDL, Disney, and many more.
My defining difference lies within my technical and contextual precision – voice localization doesn’t merely involve delivering content word-for-word, but adapting it to a specific cultural context to curate a more accurate experience for viewers worldwide to enjoy.
Additionally, while most voiceover artists work remotely, I only work with in-house talent to provide a better experience on multi-voice and multi-language projects.
Beyond my extensive accomplishments, I’m most proud of all the meaningful relationships I’ve built along the way. Many clients have been with me for over a decade, proof of my reliability and my commitment to exceptional audio production.
I have poured my heart into helping companies connect with their audiences worldwide through the highest quality voice localization. If you’d like to connect, send me a message!
Joy Johnson-WilliamsSR. Manager / VO Talent CastingDiscovery Networks Bio
Joy Johnson-WilliamsSR. Manager / VO Talent Casting
Considering she has managed voiceover casting, talent, and business affairs for 16 years across all Discovery networks and platforms, Joy Johnson-Williams is, to say the least, well-versed in the field.
Some of Discovery’s most-watched events, like “Shark Week” and “Puppy Bowl,” have been under Johnson-Williams’ direction. Most recently, she’s been focusing on finding VO talent for the launch of Discovery+’s global initiatives, including Discovery+ US, Discovery+ EMEA, and Discovery+ Canada.
Before joining the world of cable TV, Johnson-Williams worked in the film industry for 15 years, writing and producing for Sony Pictures Studios, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, and DreamWorks SKG. Here, the TV and casting vet offers invaluable insights for any voice actor who’s eager to get booked, particularly in the documentary and docuseries spaces.
Marabina JaimesEMMY Winning Host / VO Director / Coach Bio
Marabina JaimesEMMY Winning Host / VO Director / Coach
We are pleased to announce Stage, Film, and Television Actress, Bilingual Voice Talent, Singer, and Producer, Marabina Jaimes was announced as a Hispanic Lifestyle 2022 Latina of Influence. Our entire 2022 Latinas of Influence listing can be found, https://bit.ly/3rp7OyG
Best known as “Mara” the Emmy Award Winning Host of PBS “Storytime”. Other credits include Carmen in Klasky- Csupo’s “Santo Bugito” (CBS), the principal subject in the documentary “Now En Espanol” (PBS), SMILF, Criminal Minds, Coco, Acapulco, and has shot several episodes of the soon to be released Bosch: Legacy.
On stage she has worked with legendary Latino directors Luis Valdez, (Bandido!) Jose Luis Valenzuela, and Jaime Jaimes (RIP – whom she was married to for 13 years, winning several theater awards under his direction). She also toured for 10 years with the late Luis Avalos’ Holiday Classic, Paquito’s Christmas, reaching the
Kennedy Center Stage.
Marabina is very passionate about her heritage (Mexi-Rican, born in the exotic town of Glendale, California) and of being bilingual. During the 2020 Pandemic, she was invited by producer Dantonio Alvarez (All Rise) and his father Tito Alvarez (the Spanish Voice of Coca Cola and Darth Vader) to create the curriculum and virtual platform for www.AcadmiaDeLaVoz.com, the only Bilingual Virtual Voice Over Academy lead by an Emmy Award Winning Latina. As CEO, she’s proud to share her more than 25 years of Hollywood experience with her students as she encourages them to gain confidence in both languages in all genres of Voice Over, from Commercials to Cartoons to Audio Books to Video Games – as well as supporting the technical demands of engineering themselves, curating material for their demos, conducting private interviews with casting, prepping for auditions, and showing them how to create virtual opportunities from their own Pro Home Studios.
Joan GiammarcoDubbing Director & Localization SpecialistIndependent Bio
Joan GiammarcoDubbing Director & Localization Specialist
Originally from Canada, Joan Giammarco attended Toronto’s York University, in their BFA program. She is also an actress and writer and has worked for several years in film post production. She has studied figure drawing with Malaika Zweig Latty and is currently furthering her art practice with Tom Wudl.
LyNea BellPresident / AgentBH Talent Bio
LyNea BellPresident / Agent
CEO & President
BH Talent & Literary Agency
LyNea “LB” Bell is the CEO & Partner of Bell Hall Talent, Inc., a full-service talent agency that represents talent in television, film, comedy, commercials, voice-overs, print and literary. She is a Seattle, Washington, native who attended Griffin Business College and obtained an Associate degree in Computer Programming and the University of Phoenix-Southern California with an emphasis in Business/Corporate Communications.
LB is a CEO/Entrepreneur at heart with more than 15 years of industry experience as a corporate executive and entrepreneur in communications, media, tech and the entertainment industry. LB has worked for fortune 500 companies as well as behind the scenes with celebrities.
LB has a reputation for being one of the most aggressive and tenacious talent representatives in Hollywood. She has been a talent agent for several years and represents high-profile clients in the entertainment industry. Fueled by her resilient entrepreneurial spirit, in 2016, LB founded the Bell Hall Talent & Literary Agency in Encino, CA. The agency quickly made its independent footprint in Hollywood, representing many industry notables in the areas of film, TV, theatrical, comedy, commercials, voice-overs, print and literary.
LB enjoys assisting others in the advancement of their careers as she continues to speak and share her insight at various events. Most recently, LB’s call to service led her to launch a
privacy-based search engine. After 12 months in development, LB announced the launch of GOTCONN.com, in celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. LB is the first African- American woman to do so. With her being a such strong advocate for privacy, anyone is able to search the internet without being tracked or traced, and with the assurance of your information never being sold. #Takebackyourprivacy #YourSearchYourChoice
LB’s motto is “Timing is Everything… Do You, Be You & Shine.”
Fabiola StevensonDirector / Dubbing Produce / Voice Talent Bio
Fabiola StevensonDirector / Dubbing Produce / Voice Talent
Leticia GrassiLanguage ProducerAmazon Studios Bio
Leticia GrassiLanguage Producer
Reviewing all content and creating show bible with character descriptions; Identifying localization challenges and outlining creative strategy; Choosing creative team of script adapters and dubbing directors that are best fit for each project; Choosing audition scenes and working closely with casting coordinator during casting process; overseeing recording sessions and offering creative support to the team; reviewing final mixes before delivery.
Lau LapidesTalent Agent / Founder Lau Lapides Company Bio
Lau LapidesTalent Agent / Founder
Lau Lapides Company
The Lau of Attraction: My Studio Story
Ok, so here’s the deal…I am an overnight success. Seriously, I am. I am one of those who got lucky, one of those got-what-I-wanted-overnight success stories.
Do I have you now? Good. Because the truth is I do consider myself a success: a 40-year overnight success!!!
Get where I’m going with this? Years ago as a struggling actor in NYC I realized: there is no such thing as an overnight success.
This is probably closer to what really happens: a dream starts quietly, gets a little louder, eventually it turns into a goal which then becomes an action – or a series of actions – and that eventually becomes a reality. The point is that, somewhere along the way, I made a choice. And guess what?
Fortune favors the prepared. In this industry, success happens when preparation meets opportunity.
I set out with a dream: to create something really great out of nothing. I was an alchemist waiting for the right time, the right moment to seize my dream: a training-production-audition-performance studio that fearlessly specialized in finding the greatness in each and every one of its clients. When the moment came, I was 40.I seized it! Carpe Diem!
So you have a dream that you can turn into a goal. That goal requires action. If you take action, that goal can become your reality!
And this mindset of perseverance and preparation is what we teach at Lau Lapides Company.
Lau Lapides Company studio is an incredibly diverse team of coaches, producers, agents, engineers, actors, writers and voice talent. Our studio is a home, a haven, a “happy place” for artists, dreamers, risk-takers, and solo-preneurs to safely and boldly discover their true authentic voice.
We not only work with our clients to explore and expand their artistic voice, but also prepare them to enter this big, bold, crazy and ever-changing entertainment global industry experience as their own unique journey and become the best version of themself that they can be.
We are here to bring the greatness out of you that you know has been there all along…
The entire team is on a mission here, at our studio, to give you the tools and techniques and best practices to succeed in your field and in your craft. To create a process, whether on stage, in a vocal booth on a microphone, or in front of a camera, our media-based conservatory-style training is second to none providing training in the industry standards of TODAY in a practical, hands-on curriculum that you can utilize and apply to book work.
Our signature programs offer you a dynamic and diverse array of feedback, individualized attention and the down to earth “how to make it in the industry today” coaching practices you need to be successful.
Take action, commit and invest in training & creating your unique brand and let’s make magic happen together.
Jorge ReyesAudiobook ProducerPenguin Random House Grupo Editorial Bio
Jorge ReyesAudiobook Producer
Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
Jorge Mario Reyes was born in Guatemala City, where he spent his childhood and adolescence.
In 1998 he obtained an Elementary School Teacher Degree in Guatemala, and in 2002 a B.A. with a major in Music from Universidad del Valle in the same country. He was part of the artistic movement of Guatemala for close to ten years and he enjoyed a very successful career as the sax player for one of the most influential and outstanding bands in Central America, Malacates Trébol Shop. He also worked on several very important advertising campaigns for Unicef and other such entities. In 2006, he decided to move to Los Angeles, California, whereto enter the Audio Engineering program at The Los Angeles Recording School.
In January 2007, he joined the Deyan Audio Services team to lead the Spanish division. There, he had the opportunity to get well acquainted with the process of casting, producing, editing and QCing of audiobooks both in Spanish and English. A lover of Cervantes’ language, his goal is to achieve the diffusion of universal culture to the Hispanic community around the world, and at the same time to expose amazingly talented writers through audiobooks.
Contact Jorge Reyes for any questions regarding our bilingual services.
Jodi GottliebProducerJodi Gottlieb VO Bio
Jodi Gottlieb VO
Jodi Gottlieb’s roots are in the New York theatre where she honed her directing skills. A change of career path brought her to the world of advertising where she was pleased to discover her natural abilities were marketable. She soon became an award-winning VP of Production (Campbell’s Soup, Bristol-Meyers, 3M, Hills Bros. Coffee, and many more). Moving to LA as a Senior Broadcast Producer on retail accounts, she was invited to CBS for a three-week assignment as a Writer/Producer and stayed for ten years. As an independent contractor, she has written and produced award-winning promos for CBS, ABC, NBC, Showtime, TBS, USA, ABC Family and many others. She is the co-author of the industry book, “TV: Sex, Lies & Promos.” Invited to guest direct at several VO workshops, she was urged to teach privately and produce demos. Jodi has been teaching VO for over twenty years and specializes in promo, commercial and trailer reads.
Hari LeighCasting DirectorThe Help Network Bio
Hari LeighCasting Director
The Help Network
Hari Leigh is an entertainment professional based in Los Angeles. She is known for her work writing, casting and directing both voice and motion capture for AAA games including Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Marvel Spider-Man 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Fortnite, WWE2k22, GLAAD award nominated Wylde Flowers, and more. As a screenwriter her feature screenplay “Driverless” was a Barnard College Athena List 2023 award winner and she is a Stowe Story Labs alumni. The short film “Troll,” which she co-wrote/ co-starred in, premiered at the 2017 Maryland Film Festival. Other “Official Selection” honors include New Orleans Film Festival, IFF Rotterdam, as well as being selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick. As an actor, she has been featured in John Waters’ A Dirty Shame, Key & Peele, and her voice can be heard in a variety of animated shows and games. She recently directed an animated short and a music video for harpist Mary Lattimore’s We Wave From Our Boats.
Andrea BeaneTalent AgentAB2 Talent Bio
Andrea BeaneTalent Agent
Andrea Beane is one half of the dynamite duo at AB2 Talent. Together with Angelina Bruno, we have worked in front of the camera, behind the scenes, produced, written and directed in both theatre, film and new media. We balance our focus on professional connections with a deep belief in the whole person. We are also certified yoga teachers and life coaches who understand the need for a sense of balance in life of both work and play.
David CuetterSR. Bilingual Audio ProducerPandora / Studio Resonate Bio
David CuetterSR. Bilingual Audio Producer
Pandora / Studio Resonate
Hello. I am a pedal steel guitarist/guitarist currently working as a bilingual audio producer at Pandora.
Gonzalo UgartecheProducer / EngineerTrueLove Post Bio
Gonzalo UgartecheProducer / Engineer
Gonzalo is one of the best and most creative mixer engineers in Los Angeles recognized with awards including Cannes Lions, Clios, Webby, London International Festival, New York Festival and more. His career started in Buenos Aires where he was born, there in 1997 he began working at La Casa Post Sound with some of the greatest creative ad agencies of the world, including Agulla & Baccetti, Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy & Mather and Leo Burnett just to name a few. In 2001 he decided to grow experience and moved to Los Angeles where he worked for clients like CA Lottery, Comcast, Toyota, NBA Entertainments, Bud Light, Energizer, Nestle, CMPB and more.
Now he happily opened his own studio, TruLove Post, that rapidly became one of the most popular Audio Post facilities in the market.
Brandon EnglishCasting Director / ProducerRoundabout Entertainment Bio
Brandon EnglishCasting Director / Producer
Brandon English is a Filipinx-American Multidisciplinary Artist located in Los Angeles, CA. He is an in-house Casting Director & Producer for Roundabout Entertainment. He has cast many projects for Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Studios, such as: Small & Mighty, Summer Time Rendering, and Love & Karma. Founder of Morenx Media, he is most known for his critically acclaimed short film”Bakla,” which was screened at NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, CinemQ, and many more! He advocates strongly for Diverse & Representative Media, both in-front and behind the camera.
G.K. BowesVoice of Jovita,Young JusticeDC Universe Bio
G.K. BowesVoice of Jovita,Young Justice
A twenty-year veteran of the industry, G.K. Bowes spans both the voice acting and voice directing spectrum. In addition to voice directing for Disney TVA as well as several independent animation studios, G.K. can be frequently heard in countless television and radio commercials, promos for Fox, Hallmark Channel, Pac-12 Network, toys, animated films and series, video games, audiobooks, learning apps, and amusement park rides and attractions.
Dawn HersheyCasting Director, CSAIndependent Bio
Dawn HersheyCasting Director, CSA
Dawn Hershey, CSA
I came to Los Angeles in 1995 and started working at Nickelodeon Animation Studios. There, I worked my way up through the ranks from Receptionist to Casting Assistant, Casting Coordinator, Casting Supervisor, and finally Casting Director. I joined the Casting Society of America (CSA) in 1999 and have been a full time Casting Director ever since.
From Nickelodeon I moved on to Icebox.com in 2000 where I was hired as the Executive Director of Casting to cast and record over 50 animated shorts for the internet.
After the dotcom bubble burst, I jumped with 3 Icebox associates to co-found Blindlight in 2001 (A production services company for the videogame industry) and I oversaw all of the voice-over production there for 7 years. Casting voices for videogames allowed me to create, develop and hone amazing organizational systems for casting large quantities of characters in short amounts of time.
While holding down full time jobs at each of these companies, I continued to build my freelance career. I continue to cast new media projects, commercial VO’s, animated films, direct to videos, and animated television shows.
Andrew AtkinTalent ManagerACM Talent Bio
Andrew AtkinTalent Manager
Proudly representing the very best in voiceover. From Commercial Campaigns to Movie Trailers; TV Network Branding to Docu-Series Narration, our clients work in all areas of vo.
Angelina BrunoTalent AgentAB2 Talent Bio
Angelina BrunoTalent Agent
Celia SiegelTalent Manager / Brand BuilderCelia Siegel Talent Management Bio
Celia SiegelTalent Manager / Brand Builder
Celia Siegel Talent Management
Talent Manager, Brand Builder, Author, Success Strategist and CVO (Chief Voice Officer)
Celia Siegel, founder of Celia Siegel Management and the VO Château, is widely recognized for her holistic approach to talent management and for her exceptional marketing and branding skills, which attract high-end opportunities for her clients in genres including, but not limited, to promo, political, commercial, video game, animation, international, corporate and more.
Alejandra ArangoCEO +Executive ProducerRed Squid Studios, Miami Bio
Alejandra ArangoCEO +Executive Producer
Red Squid Studios, Miami
Alejandra is a marketing powerhouse with a humanitarian spirit. She’s spearheaded fundraising initiatives for natural disaster relief efforts in Pakistan and Puerto Rico, and supports organizations that provide care and assistance to children in her native Colombia.
Fannie Brett-RabaultProducer, VO casting7 Holdings Media Bio
Fannie Brett-RabaultProducer, VO casting
7 Holdings Media
Born in France, Fannie Brett dreams of dancing at an early age and becomes a ballet dancer. From 6 to 18 years old, she will learn music, singing, acting at her South West Conservatory Music School.
After her early move to the U.S, her love of performing turns into acting, and she is chosen by James Cameron for a supporting role in Titanic (1997).
After working with James Ivory and on other features, she decides to return to France looking for new experiments and collaborations in her craft. She plays on stage (her own play) does lots of TV, which leads her to add stimulating experiences both in drama and comedy. She produces 2 albums at Ceo’z production were she wrote and performed as a singer.
Back in Los Angeles, with deep interest for TV Series, she just finished a month of work with Francis Coppola’s Distant Vision as a principal. She started her S.Corp 7 Holdings Media in November 2015 to welcome her new concept VIRTUAL RESET witch is currently in research and development. A concept she cherishes dearly since it could help people to release negative emotions.
Adam ThieleWriter, ProducerCBS Los Angeles Bio
Adam ThieleWriter, Producer
CBS Los Angeles
Brandie IlsenTalent AgentAperture Talent Bio
Brandie IlsenTalent Agent
Brandie Ilsen has been working as a Talent Agent at Aperture Talent for 34 years. Aperture Talent is part of the Media & Internet industry.
Barbara RansomCasting Director / ProducerIndependent Bio
Barbara RansomCasting Director / Producer
Directora de Casting/División de Habla-Hispana
Durante muchos años, Bárbara ha funcionado como escritora independiente, asesora creativa, productora y directora en un sinfín de comerciales en español para el mercado Latino del EEUU.
Ha sido apreciada por su habilidad de distinguir entre los distintos dialectos regionales en español y ha servido como coach de dialectos en español para muchos actores de Hollywood.
Casting Director/Spanish Language Division
Barbara has acted as an independent writer, creative consultant, producer and director on a myriad of Spanish-language commercials for many years.
Barbara is valued for her ability to discern Spanish-speaking regional dialects. With her skills in high demand, she has served as a Spanish dialect coach for dozens of Hollywood actors.