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Thursday, March 3
 

3:00pm EST

3:00pm EST

Registration Desk Opens: 3pm - 8pm
If you need assistance, have questions, or simply want to register for an X-Session, please stop by the registration desk for assistance.

Thursday March 3, 2016 3:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Registration Booth (VOA Central)

5:00pm EST

Welcome Reception - Sponsored by... VoiceZam
Moderators
avatar for VoiceZam

VoiceZam

MEDIA PRESENTATION TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONAL TALENTVoiceZam stores and manages all your audio/video assets and presents them flawlessly on your website using patented, cutting-edge players.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Merkel

Bob Merkel

President and CTO, VoiceZam
Bob has a background in theatre, film, system’s engineering and software architecture. He’s designed and programmed automation and process control systems for major companies like: Sony, Coca Cola, Timex, Sarah Lee, and Ocean Spray.He’s a former producer, director and writer... Read More →


Thursday March 3, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Grand Salon A (Breakout Room)

7:15pm EST

ET - Joe Loesch and The Road Crew
Help us kick off the 2016 VO Atlanta conference

Joe Loesch and "The Road Crew - America's Route 66 Band!" Declared the official Route 66 Musical Ambassadors by the International Route 66 Association.


Enjoy this special performance from anywhere in the world when you sign up for one of our PLUS or Premium packages. [CLICK HERE] to purchase a LiveStream Package.  Basic streaming is included with regular conference registration. 


Thursday March 3, 2016 7:15pm - 8:00pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

8:30pm EST

Special Event - National Meetup with Anne Ganguzza
Join us for our National Meetup with Anne Ganguzza as she interviews many of the speakers, coaches, and special guest at VO Atlanta 2016.  This is livestreamed FREE, so even if you're not attending in person, you should check it out at http://voatlanta.tv :-)

Moderators
avatar for Anne Ganguzza

Anne Ganguzza

Conference Host and Lead Moderator, VO Atlanta
A professional voice actor, coach, and producer located in Orange County, CA, Anne has an enthusiastic, energetic, and fun personality. Her voice is described as professional, believable, warm, and friendly. Her voiceover experience includes voices for corporate and industrial narrations... Read More →

Thursday March 3, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)
 
Friday, March 4
 

6:45am EST

Morning Workout - Zumba
Start your day and get your heart going and your mind sharp with his energizing workout routine! You'll feel great and be ready for the day!

Ilene Kaplan (Wife of David Kaplan) will be sharing one of her favorite forms of fitness and fun.  She will bring her love for Zumba to us during V/O Atlanta.  For 45 minutes you will be able to begin your day having fun getting loose and fit.  You will be able to go through your day with a clear head and a positive attitude.

She is a certified health coach and a zumba instructor.  She understands that one of the best ways to beat stress is to have fun.  Understanding the correlation between stress and anxiety with how individuals feel about themselves, Ilene has realized how important the way we take care of ourselves has a direct impact on how we perform.  As the wife of David Kaplan she has seen the direct impact that spending a full day sitting  in sessions has had on his health.  Once David began a fitness regimen, his performance and stamina has improved.  His mood has been more positive and it is resulting in a healthier body, mind, spirit and lifestyle.

Don't want to workout to Zumba, join David Kaplan in the fitness center for some treadmill and weight training.  So, get your workout on before taking on the day.

That's the VO Atlanta Experience!


Friday March 4, 2016 6:45am - 7:30am EST
Rabun Room

8:00am EST

Registration Desk Open
If you need assistance, have questions, or simply want to register for an X-Session, please stop by the registration desk for assistance.

Friday March 4, 2016 8:00am - 6:00pm EST
Registration Booth (VOA Central)

8:30am EST

Opening Keynote Address (Bill Ratner)
Join us as Bill Ratner opens VO Atlanta 2016!

Bill Ratner performs his tantalizing stories and highly entertaining can-do message of achievement to live audiences all across the country. His long, successful, and continuing career as one of Hollywood’s top voice-over performers – movie trailers, "Flint" in G.I. Joe & Family Guy, commercials, corporate presentations – spans the fields of corporate branding, new media, advertising, broadcasting, motion pictures, and education.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Ratner (Keynote)

Bill Ratner (Keynote)

voiceover talent, Atlas Talent Agency
Bill Ratner is one of Hollywood’s premier voiceover artists and a published author. He is the voice of "Flint" in the TV cartoon G.I. Joe: All-American Hero, G.I. Joe: The Movie, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, and NBC-TV’s Community, movie trailers for the Coen brothers' Hail Caesar... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

9:30am EST

SP - USO Y MEJORES PRÁCTICAS DEL ESPAÑOL NEUTRO

USE AND BEST PRACTICES OF SPANISH NEUTRAL


Friday March 4, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am EST
Allatoona

10:00am EST

XS - Expanding Your Reach Through Social Media (Jay Preston)
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you booked a job through Instagram?
Have you put new clients on your email lists through Vimeo?
Do all the explainer companies and production companies talk to you on Twitter?
How do you use your Facbook business page?
LinkedIn is not just for all business EXCEPT VO.

Social media can be daunting, but it's a direct connection to clients and decision makers. In this day and age if you are trying to get feet in doors, if your trying to build a steady income, and a working client base ... you have got to be present in social media.

Jay Preston will share the social media tactics that have been working well for him in the last 3 years. He has booked jobs from Vimeo, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN, Facebook and even YELP!

So that's what we are about to do. Learn from Jay Preston as he teaches his unique methods to turn the annoying world of social media marketing to your advantage.
Bring your questions!

Twitter
Facebook
Vimeo
Instagram
YouTube and More!

Don't miss this. And definitely bring a notebook and your phone.



These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Preston

Jay Preston

Jay Preston grew up in New England and on the Stage, with over 15 years of improv, 10 years of Fight directing he was basically created to be a full performance actor. His love for the microphone and the booth is insatiable. 5 years ago he had a usb mic, a few pillows and waited tables... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm EST
Oconee (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

10:00am EST

XS - [SESSION ADDED] VO Promo Power! (Rodney Saulsberry)
Limited Capacity seats available

[This second session has been added due to high demand.]

Learn the skills you need to work in promo. Learn how to interpret dramatic, comedy, news and sports related television and radio promos. We will also cover the “Live Announce Read” with professional copy from some of your favorite award shows. This is your chance to perfect your promo skill set and be prepared to get network, cable, local and Internet promo work in the hottest genre in voiceover, promos!

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry is one of the premier voice-over talents and vocal coaches in the country. He is also a published author with three bestselling books, You Can Bank on Your Voice, Step Up to the Mic and Rodney Saulsberry's Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups.Saulsberry’s distinctive... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm EST
Savannah A (X-Session)

10:00am EST

XS - [SOLD OUT] The Professional Audio-book Narrator (Scott Brick)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this workshop, renowned audiobook narrator and instructor, Scott Brick, review the fundamentals of working within today's competitive audiobook market and what he sees as specific trends.  He will share valuable points to prepare attendees for the work and what it takes to stay relevant.

Scott will work with actors as they read from book excerpts.  Scott will listen to the actor's interpretation of the material and offer direction and suggestions that will help the narrator deliver an engaging audiobook performance and connect with the listener.  Scott will also answer your questions about audiobook narration.

Participants are required to bring two (2) book excerpts that you have rehearsed and are familiar with for this workshop.  Source material should be at least 2 minutes in length.

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

This program may include explicit, sexual, disturbing or offensive content and is intended for mature audiences only. 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brick

Scott Brick

Narrator, SAG/AFTRA
Actor, screenwriter and audiobook narrator, Scott Brick definitely gives new meaning to a hyphenate career with credits in film, television, stage and radio.Born on January 30, 1966 in Santa Barbara, California, Brick studied both acting and writing at UCLA, and joined the ranks of... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm EST
Savannah C (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites Must be Over 18, Professional Demo
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

10:00am EST

XS - [SOLD OUT] Voice Over for Toys, Games & Mobile Game Apps (Cristina Milizia)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will highlight the essential concepts/techniques required for recording for toys, games, and mobile game apps ... along with script analysis and character VO practice.

We will also review major technological changes in children’s entertainment, along with marketing techniques for approaching toy/game production companies. 



These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Speakers
avatar for Cristina Milizia

Cristina Milizia

Asst. Director, Youth Day, VO Atlanta
Cristina Milizia, - Voice Over Coach & Talent, Owner/Founder of the Global Voice Acting Academy Cristina Milizia has been a professional voice talent for 24 years. Beginning her career at the age of eight, she has recorded for hundreds of toys, mobile game apps, e-learning platforms... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm EST
Lanier B
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

10:00am EST

Special Event - VO Community Blood Drive Opens: 10am-3pm
VO Atlanta is committed to giving back to the community.  What better way to show our support for our community than to contribute to the lives of others through a blood drive? With each donated pint of blood, you make a different in the lives of others.

Click here to register:  https://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=voatlanta

Sponsors
avatar for American Red Cross

American Red Cross

RED Cross
Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. We roll up our sleeves and donate... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm EST
Ogeechee Room
  Networking - Community
  • Special Note: Please use the link above to pre-register.
  • Tags Blood Drive

10:00am EST

10:30am EST

Blue Collar VO (David Kaplan)
David Kaplan embraces his role as a foot soldier in the voiceover industry.  In this interactive session he’ll be sharing how and where to find the jobs that others may be overlooking.  Although many of these jobs may be small, they really add up – and can be the key to working full time in VO.  He’ll also show you how to manage the workflow and recording set up so that you’re always able to work – even on the road.

By the way, for a deeper dive - including hands on work with the mobile equipment set up, look for David's X-Session on Saturday at 10:00 AM.





Speakers
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Owner/Voice Talent, Voice On The Run Inc.
David Kaplan is a voice actor who "works the Internet like nobody's business as a tool to grow" his career. His Voice On The Run brand appropriately describes his talent and the technology he has developed to serve clients like Dominos Pizza, Deep Impact Boats, and Samson "from any... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Grand Salon A (Breakout Room)

10:30am EST

The 7 Things You Need To Know To Build A Relationship With The Big Studios

Ever wondered how you can be a part of a big studios talent pool?

In this Breakout Session Marc will show you the seven things you need to know to build a successful relationship with the big studios. Who to contact, marketing yourself, sending your demo, following up, auditioning, studio etiquette, booking the session!

You'll learn how to be the "go to voice" whether you're local or not!


Speakers
avatar for Marc Graue

Marc Graue

With over 35 years of experience in the very competitive LA Voice Over Market, Marc brings a unique perspective to the conference. From the day to day business of running The Legendary Marc Graue Voice Over Studios in Burbank to his online videos as a performer with numerous credits... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Sinclair Room (Breakout Room)

10:30am EST

PA - The Directors Panel
The Directors Panel - Discover the secrets of the VO Industry’s top casting directors -  including a discussion of the latest trends in the the industry and Top Booking Tips!

Moderators
avatar for Mary Lynn Wissner

Mary Lynn Wissner

Owner, Director, Voices VoiceCasting
Since 1990, Mary Lynn Wissner and Voices Voicecasting has cast thousands and thousands of voice talent in thousands and thousands of voice over productions since. From the Clio winning CHEVRON TALKING CARS to the 13 part HISTORY, THE COLOR OF WAR to CHRYSLER, RADIO SHACK, CHIQUITA... Read More →

Directors & Agents
avatar for Andrea Toyias

Andrea Toyias

Senior Casting & Voice Director, Blizzard Entertainment
Andrea Toyias is the Senior Casting & Voice Director at Blizzard Entertainmentwhere she enjoys bringing a wide-range of characters to life in World of WarCraft,DiabloStarCraft and most recently, Blizzard’s newest exciting titles, Hearthstone and Overwatch. Andrea has been working in the video game industry for over 15 years. Her early years were spent at Vivendi Games where she first developed her love and passion for voice acting; first as a Dialogue Editor and later as the in-house Recording Engineer. She worked with hundreds of actors... Read More →
avatar for Dane Gorman

Dane Gorman

Casting Director, Speak Casting
Danehasbeenintheentertainmentindustryfor35yearsgatheringexperiencesin allaspectsfromMusicProduction,RadioProduction,RealityTV,MusicPublishing, TalentNegotiationsandCasting.SheistheCastingDirectortogotofortheeasytofindvoicesbutherspecialtyisthe hardtofind.Shedoesn’talwayspullfromagentrostersandpridesherselfin... Read More →
avatar for Jim Kennelly

Jim Kennelly

Owner, Realtime Casting/ Lotas Productions
For over 30 years Jim Kennelly, owner of Lotas Productions and GM of Realtime Casting, has specialized in finding the right voice for creative radio and television campaigns and narrations. Jim says, “Lotas Productions is known for its thorough casting according to our clients... Read More →
avatar for Sara Jane Sherman

Sara Jane Sherman

Executive Director, Casting & Talent Relations, Disney Television Animation
Executive Director, Casting & Talent Relations, Disney Television Animation Sara Jane Sherman (formerly Sara Goldberg) has been casting cartoons for Disney Television Animation for the past 9 years and has worked in the world of animation for over 15 years. Currently, she oversees... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

11:15am EST

SP - BRANDING PERSONAL PARA LOCUTORES

PERSONAL BRANDING FOR BROADCASTERS


Friday March 4, 2016 11:15am - 12:45pm EST
Allatoona

12:00pm EST

1:00pm EST

7 Steps Toward a Successful Audition

Mastering the audition process is essential to working in voice-over. 

To book jobs, you've got to send in competitive auditions -- consistently.

In this breakout session, we'll discuss seven steps to make your auditions successful. These steps apply to all areas of voice-over, across the board. Discover the skills and approach needed to handle any audition that comes your way.


Speakers
avatar for Everett Arthur Oliver

Everett Arthur Oliver

Booth Director at a LA Agency
Everett Arthur Oliver is a 18-year veteran in the voice-over industry. His experience includes animation production for The Simpsons and King of the Hill. He has also worked in casting for several other award-winning animated shows, direct-to-video/DVD programs, and animated specials... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Sinclair Room (Breakout Room)

1:00pm EST

We're Not in Kansas Anymore (Bob Merkel)
We’ll take an insightful look at how demos came to be, how producers approach them now, and the critical components needed in a demo to help secure auditions and bookings. You'll also learn the (3) essential elements producers require for any successful voiceover website. Learn how new trends in technology can transform your demos into mini-marketing machines—where instead of Producers merely “listening’ to your demos, they can now fully “engage” with them.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Merkel

Bob Merkel

President and CTO, VoiceZam
Bob has a background in theatre, film, system’s engineering and software architecture. He’s designed and programmed automation and process control systems for major companies like: Sony, Coca Cola, Timex, Sarah Lee, and Ocean Spray.He’s a former producer, director and writer... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Grand Salon A (Breakout Room)

1:00pm EST

PA - Rates Roundtable Presented by WoVO

World-Voices Organization holds live Rates Roundtable discussion at VO Atlanta!

Co-hosts of the popular series of roundtable discussions on Voice Over rates – Dave Courvoisier and Anne Ganguzza – are planning a live session of the R.A.D.A.R. rates panel during VoiceOver Atlanta.

Join experts who are attending VoiceOver Atlanta as they tackle some of the tough issues challenging voice actors in today’s changing digital marketplace.  Your questions and participation welcome for this live recording! 



Moderators
avatar for Anne Ganguzza

Anne Ganguzza

Conference Host and Lead Moderator, VO Atlanta
A professional voice actor, coach, and producer located in Orange County, CA, Anne has an enthusiastic, energetic, and fun personality. Her voice is described as professional, believable, warm, and friendly. Her voiceover experience includes voices for corporate and industrial narrations... Read More →

Directors & Agents
avatar for Susie De Santiago

Susie De Santiago

Talent Agent, DeSanti Talents, Inc.
Susana DeSantiago has been an agent in Chicago for almost 10 years now, she established DeSanti Talents Inc., in 2006. Susana is a graduate of Dominican University with a bachelor's degree in Business. Mrs. DeSantiago who spearheads the agency brings futuristic talent over 20 years... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Paul Boucher

Paul Boucher

Bilingual Voice Actor, The Right Voice Communications Inc.
I'm a bilingual voice actor from Canada with clients of all kinds, including commercial documentary and especially, eLearning worldwide, with the heaviest concentration in Canada and the US. I've been working full time as a voice actor since 1999, and part-time before that alongside... Read More →
avatar for Dave Courvoisier

Dave Courvoisier

Pres., CEO, NomSayn Enterprises
World-Voices Organization, VO Blogger Social Media on-camera TV Commercial Demo Broadcast Narration Demo Automotive Demo... Read More →
avatar for Mara Junot

Mara Junot

Voice-Over Specialist, Junot Media, LLC
Mara Junot is a seasoned professional African-American voice-over specialist with over a decade of experience, providing the 3-dimensional sound that resonates for Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Mara has a naturally intuitive vocal ability that brings words to life with... Read More →
avatar for Marc Scott

Marc Scott

Voice Actor
avatar for Graeme Spicer

Graeme Spicer

EDGE Studio


Friday March 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

1:00pm EST

Agent Screening
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Again this year you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to receive feedback from an agent.

Space is limited, but we have more agents than ever before available at this year’s conference! 

You’ll have the opportunity to select the time that best suits your schedule on a first-come, first-served basis at conference Express Check-In – starting at 3:00 PM on Thursday.

Check in early to reserve your spot.


Friday March 4, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Rabun Room

1:00pm EST

Agent Screening
Limited Capacity filling up

Again this year you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to receive feedback from an agent.

Space is limited, but we have more agents than ever before available at this year’s conference! 

You’ll have the opportunity to select the time that best suits your schedule on a first-come, first-served basis at conference Express Check-In – starting at 3:00 PM on Thursday.

Check in early to reserve your spot.


Friday March 4, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Harding

1:30pm EST

SP - ¡AUXILIO, NO SÉ QUÉ TARIFA COBRAR!

HELP, I DO NOT KNOW WHAT RATE CHARGE!


Friday March 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm EST
Allatoona

2:30pm EST

XS - Building a Reliable Stable of Adaptable Characters (Brad Venable)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Does the idea of creating characters scare the living daylights out of you?

Well, you're not alone.

In this session you'll be creating characters on the spot by creating what we call a character toolbox - as you learn to construct character voices by using those tools and five simple rules

And as an added bonus, Blizzard Casting Director Andrea Toyias (World of WarCraft, Diablo, Starcraft) will be stopping by for some Q&A!

So, to recap: Learning to create your character toolbox and get to ask one of the most prolific character CDs in the industry questions?

Sounds like a one-stop shop to me.

Be there! 

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Venable

Brad Venable

Drive-thru Personality, Afterhours Janitor, Brad Venable Voiceovers
He was once described as "holding down the X-Y...both generations...and chromosomes." Brad smiled at the appropriately understated, yet geeky, compliment. Brad talks for a living. Incessantly. If you heard his work in games like World of Warcraft, SMITE or Paladins, you know that... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 2:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Savannah C (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

2:30pm EST

XS - Get the Personal Feedback You Really Need to Hear to Start Booking Roles! (Sara Sherman)
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to make a standout audition, create a dynamic performance, and hear tricks of the trade in this fun 3 hour workshop. Participants will perform characters and get specific feedback on what is working and what they need to be working on!

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Sara Jane Sherman

Sara Jane Sherman

Executive Director, Casting & Talent Relations, Disney Television Animation
Executive Director, Casting & Talent Relations, Disney Television Animation Sara Jane Sherman (formerly Sara Goldberg) has been casting cartoons for Disney Television Animation for the past 9 years and has worked in the world of animation for over 15 years. Currently, she oversees... Read More →

Directors & Agents
avatar for Sara Jane Sherman

Sara Jane Sherman

Executive Director, Casting & Talent Relations, Disney Television Animation
Executive Director, Casting & Talent Relations, Disney Television Animation Sara Jane Sherman (formerly Sara Goldberg) has been casting cartoons for Disney Television Animation for the past 9 years and has worked in the world of animation for over 15 years. Currently, she oversees... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 2:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Savannah A (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites Demo, Website, and Agency Representation
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

2:30pm EST

XS - [SOLD OUT] Book More Work (Mary Lynn WIssner)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Book It!  What You Need to Know to Book!

Cut to the chase and learn all you need to know to make your auditions stand out and get the inside secrets of today's most successful talent, taught by one of the busiest voice casting directors in the country.  For the past 24 years, Mary Lynn Wissner has cast thousands of voices in thousands of TV, radio, animation, games, audio books, narration and films. Mary Lynn works with ad agencies, production companies and game producers everyday and knows what consistently gets their attention and books!

Get on the mic and find out what you're doing wrong, right and how to enhance what you already do.  Because of the internet and home studios, there are more opportunities for voice talent and talent MUST know how to self-direct, so learn how from the casting director who has taught her FOUNDATIONS OF VOICEOVER to talent all across the country.


Speakers
avatar for Mary Lynn Wissner

Mary Lynn Wissner

Owner, Director, Voices VoiceCasting
Since 1990, Mary Lynn Wissner and Voices Voicecasting has cast thousands and thousands of voice talent in thousands and thousands of voice over productions since. From the Clio winning CHEVRON TALKING CARS to the 13 part HISTORY, THE COLOR OF WAR to CHRYSLER, RADIO SHACK, CHIQUITA... Read More →

Directors & Agents
avatar for Mary Lynn Wissner

Mary Lynn Wissner

Owner, Director, Voices VoiceCasting
Since 1990, Mary Lynn Wissner and Voices Voicecasting has cast thousands and thousands of voice talent in thousands and thousands of voice over productions since. From the Clio winning CHEVRON TALKING CARS to the 13 part HISTORY, THE COLOR OF WAR to CHRYSLER, RADIO SHACK, CHIQUITA... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 2:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Lanier B
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None

2:30pm EST

XS -Your Future in Online Casting: A Personal Look (J. Michael Collins)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, J. Michael will evaluate and/or help build your personal online casting profiles, offer deeper insight into the tricks and techniques to booking more work online, and offer a master class on auditioning techniques for online work in which each attendee will have the opportunity to read LIVE!

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max.

Speakers
avatar for J. Michael Collins

J. Michael Collins

J. Michael Collins is a professional voice actor, coach, demo producer, and casting director with over twenty years of full time experience. Recognized globally as the leading expert in online casting, J. Michael is driving the future of the industry with his cutting edge insight... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 2:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Oconee (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

3:00pm EST

BO - Discovering YOUR Breakthrough Voice (Beau Stephenson)
Every successful voice out there stands out because of their ability to embrace uniqueness and shine a light on their quirks. Just like a fingerprint, no two voices are the same. We are going to spend time breaking down the barrier between mimicking established actors and sounding like ourselves. From a creative standpoint, this is extremely freeing and exciting. From a business standpoint, branding yourself in the minds of producers, agents, and casting directors comes organically and feels genuine.

Speakers
avatar for Beau Stephenson

Beau Stephenson

Beau is one of the hottest young talents in the business – represented by one of the three biggest union labels in LA.  He is also one of the highest grossing talents in online casting history.  Growing up in Eastern Washington he was constantly filming movies, playing & singing... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Sinclair Room (Breakout Room)

3:00pm EST

Radio Survival (Mitch Faulkner)

The Session will be about how to Survive in Radio and Beyond

  1. What you should be doing while working in radio to prepare to move up
  2. What you should be learning as it relates to continuing to grow
  3. What the Production room at a radio station means to your future
  4. Defining your future in Radio or Radio related opportunities
  5. What the current state of radio means to you and your future

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Faulkner

Mitch Faulkner

MLMI Creative
Radio veteran, Imaging and Production Specialist, Mitch Faulkner, has been most heard and demanded Urban voice in radio for years.  He was recognized as the biggest voice at more than 180 stations across the nation.  Dominating radio, he mastered the art of radio imaging, Mitch... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Grand Salon A (Breakout Room)

3:00pm EST

SP - GRABACIONES ÓPTIMAS: MITOS Y SECRETOS TÉCNICOS

BEST RECORDINGS: MYTHS AND TECHNICAL SECRETS


Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Allatoona

3:00pm EST

PA - Demos & Tech Panel
Are your VO demos helping you - or hurting you? What makes a killer demo? Join our expert panel and discover the latest trends in Voiceover Demos and emerging technologies that help get your demo heard - and the gig booked!



Moderators
avatar for Anne Ganguzza

Anne Ganguzza

Conference Host and Lead Moderator, VO Atlanta
A professional voice actor, coach, and producer located in Orange County, CA, Anne has an enthusiastic, energetic, and fun personality. Her voice is described as professional, believable, warm, and friendly. Her voiceover experience includes voices for corporate and industrial narrations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman

VO Artist, Sound Engineer, Founder of Sound4VO, Sound 4VO
avatar for Bob Merkel

Bob Merkel

President and CTO, VoiceZam
Bob has a background in theatre, film, system’s engineering and software architecture. He’s designed and programmed automation and process control systems for major companies like: Sony, Coca Cola, Timex, Sarah Lee, and Ocean Spray.He’s a former producer, director and writer... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Jordan Reynolds

Jordan Reynolds

Voice Actor & Audio Producer, Jordan Reynolds Productions
Jordan's voice has been heard all over the world. Voicing internationally known companies such as Verizon, Audi, Microsoft, and Cisco - to voice matching/dubbing celebrities - to screaming as various video game characters - to guiding thousands of customers on hold - to explaining... Read More →
avatar for 'Uncle Roy' Yokelson

'Uncle Roy' Yokelson

VO Coach/KILLER Demo Producer/AudioTechnology, Antland Productions
Roy Yokelson has been serving the voice-over community for over three decades as director/producer/engineer of countless commercial, documentary, promo, and corporate recording sessions at numerous high-profile New York City studios. Working directly with major advertisers and their... Read More →
avatar for Cliff Zellman

Cliff Zellman

Dir. Audio Production/Client Creative Services, RadioVision
Having been in the production industry for over 40+ years, Cliff has pretty much recorded, produced, directed and edited just about anything & everything audio. My firm foundation in music has been instrumental (pun intended) in my success on the "other side of the glass".

Friday March 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

4:30pm EST

Agent Screening
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Again this year you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to receive feedback from an agent.

Space is limited, but we have more agents than ever before available at this year’s conference! 

You’ll have the opportunity to select the time that best suits your schedule on a first-come, first-served basis at conference Express Check-In – starting at 3:00 PM on Thursday.

Check in early to reserve your spot.


Friday March 4, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST
Rabun Room

4:30pm EST

Agent Screening
Limited Capacity seats available

Again this year you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to receive feedback from an agent.

Space is limited, but we have more agents than ever before available at this year’s conference! 

You’ll have the opportunity to select the time that best suits your schedule on a first-come, first-served basis at conference Express Check-In – starting at 3:00 PM on Thursday.

Check in early to reserve your spot.


Friday March 4, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST
Harding

4:45pm EST

SP - TÉCNICAS INFALIBLES PARA NARRACIONES IMPECABLES
IMPECCABLE STORIES FOR TECHNICAL INFALLIBLE

Speakers
avatar for Simone Fojgiel

Simone Fojgiel

Director, Spanish Program, VO Atlanta
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Simone Fojgiel is the most successful voice that her country ever exported, being one of the top female Spanish voice over talents in the United States. She has built an outstanding career over the past 25 years and today is fully booked by the best national... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 4:45pm - 6:30pm EST
Allatoona

5:00pm EST

Grab the Long-Term Client of Your Choice (David Goldberg)

Learn a proven step-by-step process to gain a new, long-term client.

Potential clients are out there. Lots of them. And over the years, David has helped many, MANY voice actors hook up with new clients they selected. In this session, you'll learn how to pinpoint a new, long-term client, how to approach them, how to best prepare, and how to seal the deal. Obtaining a new, long-term client isn't all that difficult. Be ready to write down some notes.


Speakers
avatar for David Goldberg

David Goldberg

Founder and Director, Edge Studio
A leading authority on voice-over and “Chief Edge Officer” of Edge Studio, David Goldberg has cast and directed thousands of voice-over productions. He has also coached innumerable voice actors, from beginners to top working pros and celebrities. David says, “Although I don’t... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

5:00pm EST

PA - The Atlanta Panel
Join us for this year's exciting Atlanta Panel!

From Turner Studios and Cartoon Network, Producer Nikki Foster...
from Tyler Perry Studios, Casting Director Rhavynn Drummer...
from People Store, VO Agent Rick Estimond...
VO Actor and voice of SIRI, Susan Bennett...
VO Actor and Author, Dan Friedman ...
and from Big Picture Casting, Casting Director Rita Harrell!

WOW! 

Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey Umberger

Jeffrey Umberger

Owner | VO Talent Agent, Umberger Agency
Umberger Agency is a full service Voice Over agency representing voice actors in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, and Italy and specializing in TV - Film - Radio - Commercials - Animation - Promo - Narration. Our agency is recognized as having one of the strongest voice-over... Read More →

Panelist
SB

Susan Bennett

Voices & Vocals
avatar for Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman

VO Artist, Sound Engineer, Founder of Sound4VO, Sound 4VO

Friday March 4, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Grand Salon A (Breakout Room)

6:30pm EST

ET - Rodney Saulsberry
Help us kick off the 2016 VO Atlanta conference

Rodney Saulsberry will be performing LIVE during VO Atlanta and You Are Invited.

Enjoy this special performance from anywhere in the world when you sign up for one of our PLUS or Premium packages. [CLICK HERE] to purchase a LiveStream Package.  Basic streaming is included with regular conference registration.

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry is one of the premier voice-over talents and vocal coaches in the country. He is also a published author with three bestselling books, You Can Bank on Your Voice, Step Up to the Mic and Rodney Saulsberry's Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups.Saulsberry’s distinctive... Read More →



Friday March 4, 2016 6:30pm - 7:15pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

6:30pm EST

XS - Audacity DAW (Dan Friedman)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session Dan Friedman will walk students through many of the features and general operation of Audacity.

His ability to simplify often complex recording and audio concepts is unmatched in the voiceover industry. 

Not an Audacity user? This session will still be helpful since Dan will also compare the Audacity features to those of some other popular DAW’s.

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman

VO Artist, Sound Engineer, Founder of Sound4VO, Sound 4VO


Friday March 4, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm EST
Savannah A (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

6:30pm EST

XS - The Voiceover Business and How to Act Like One! (Tom Dheere)
Limited Capacity filling up

The difference between an amateur aspirant and a professional voice talent is all between the ears! In this X-Session, you’ll learn how to think and execute like an actual business. We’ll discuss goal setting, time management, basic marketing, and much more.

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Speakers
avatar for Tom Dheere

Tom Dheere

VO Business/Marketing Consultant, The VO Strategist
Do you feel lost in the voiceover industry? Not sure about your voiceover business marketing or goal-setting? As a voiceover business marketing consultant, I can help you navigate the maze that is the voiceover industry.


Friday March 4, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm EST
Savannah C (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

6:30pm EST

XS - Voice Over and Radio Imaging Production (Mitch Faulkner)
Limited Capacity seats available

This EXPANDED X-Session will be held in the Sinclair Room to allow more conference attendees as well as local radio and other interested talent to particpate.

Come and learn from one of the most prominent voices in Radio Imaging.  This is a three hour deep dive where you'll learn:

  1. What imaging is 
  2. How Radio imaging differs from simple voice over
  3. How to excel in imaging
  4. How to gain Clients in Imaging
  5. What is the best equipment for an imaging Studio/Setup


Speakers
avatar for Mitch Faulkner

Mitch Faulkner

MLMI Creative
Radio veteran, Imaging and Production Specialist, Mitch Faulkner, has been most heard and demanded Urban voice in radio for years.  He was recognized as the biggest voice at more than 180 stations across the nation.  Dominating radio, he mastered the art of radio imaging, Mitch... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm EST
Sinclair Room (Breakout Room)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

6:30pm EST

XS - [SOLD OUT] Analyze, Adjust, and Re-Voice for Commercials (Bill Ratner - Keynote)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this workshop, our Keynote speaker, Bill Ratner, will lead actors through the vital steps of copy analysis, instinctual choices for reads, adjustments and re-voicing, which will lead to more "bookable" reads.

Actors will work closely with and learn from an exceptional teacher and truly one of the most skilled actors in voice-over.  Come prepared to work hard, learn a lot, and ELEVATE your ability to book more work.

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Ratner (Keynote)

Bill Ratner (Keynote)

voiceover talent, Atlas Talent Agency
Bill Ratner is one of Hollywood’s premier voiceover artists and a published author. He is the voice of "Flint" in the TV cartoon G.I. Joe: All-American Hero, G.I. Joe: The Movie, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, and NBC-TV’s Community, movie trailers for the Coen brothers' Hail Caesar... Read More →


Friday March 4, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm EST
Oconee (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites Professional Demo
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

7:30pm EST

PA - Online Casting Leaders Panel
VO Atlanta brings you the most exciting and informational Panel Discussions available.  You'll learn from industry leaders, agents, and casting directors.

Learn what's driving today's online casting sites and their vision for the future.
  • Featuring guest speakers from the leading online casting sites
  • An open discussion of talent community concerns
  • Audience Q&A opportunities with each site representative

Moderators
avatar for J. Michael Collins

J. Michael Collins

J. Michael Collins is a professional voice actor, coach, demo producer, and casting director with over twenty years of full time experience. Recognized globally as the leading expert in online casting, J. Michael is driving the future of the industry with his cutting edge insight... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Armin Hierstetter

Armin Hierstetter

CEO, bodalgo
Armin (46) has been working as a voice over talent since 2004. He founded bodalgo in 2008 for the German market and went international shortly afterwards. To this day, bodalgo is the only platform in the voice over market that fully supports a multi language user interface featuring... Read More →
avatar for Jim Kennelly

Jim Kennelly

Owner, Realtime Casting/ Lotas Productions
For over 30 years Jim Kennelly, owner of Lotas Productions and GM of Realtime Casting, has specialized in finding the right voice for creative radio and television campaigns and narrations. Jim says, “Lotas Productions is known for its thorough casting according to our clients... Read More →
avatar for Margarita Rueda

Margarita Rueda

CEO, Voice123.com
Entrepreneur, fighter for women's rights, idealist and cliché lover. Above anything, Colombian. I'm the CEO of Voice123. At Voice123, our goal is to create and lead the future of the voice over craft. We do it everyday because we believe that every idea can have a great voice, a... Read More →
JS

Jennifer Smith

Talent Services Manager, Voices.com
Jennifer Smith is the Director of Talent Sales at Voices.com, the largest online marketplace for voice-over in the world. Heavily involved in the voice-over community, Jennifer helps both new talent and experienced professionals navigate an ever-evolving industry. Responsible for... Read More →

Friday March 4, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

9:00pm EST

Friday Night Chill
Okay, it's getting later in the evening and you're still wanting something to do.  If that's you, feel free to join us for some fun as we wrap up Friday night with some in-house entertainment and fun.

Friday March 4, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)
 
Saturday, March 5
 

6:45am EST

Morning Workout - Zumba
Start your day and get your heart going and your mind sharp with his energizing workout routine! You'll feel great and be ready for the day!

Ilene Kaplan (Wife of David Kaplan) will be sharing one of her favorite forms of fitness and fun.  She will bring her love for Zumba to us during V/O Atlanta.  For 45 minutes you will be able to begin your day having fun getting loose and fit.  You will be able to go through your day with a clear head and a positive attitude.

She is a certified health coach and a zumba instructor.  She understands that one of the best ways to beat stress is to have fun.  Understanding the correlation between stress and anxiety with how individuals feel about themselves, Ilene has realized how important the way we take care of ourselves has a direct impact on how we perform.  As the wife of David Kaplan she has seen the direct impact that spending a full day sitting  in sessions has had on his health.  Once David began a fitness regimen, his performance and stamina has improved.  His mood has been more positive and it is resulting in a healthier body, mind, spirit and lifestyle.

Don't want to workout to Zumba, join David Kaplan in the fitness center for some treadmill and weight training.  So, get your workout on before taking on the day.

That's the VO Atlanta Experience!


Saturday March 5, 2016 6:45am - 7:30am EST
Rabun Room

8:00am EST

8:00am EST

Registration Desk Open
If you need assistance, have questions, or simply want to register for an X-Session, please stop by the registration desk for assistance.

Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
Registration Booth (VOA Central)

8:30am EST

BO - Of Audiobooks & Voiceovers - (Scott Brick)
Learn from one of the most prolific audiobook narrators in the industry.

An actor, writer and award-winning audiobook narrator, Scott Brick certainly knows how to tell a story, in a way that keeps top publishers, best-selling and award-winning authors, critics and the public at large begging for more.

Here's your chance to gain valuable insights and tips from a narrator with almost 700 audiobooks to his credit!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brick

Scott Brick

Narrator, SAG/AFTRA
Actor, screenwriter and audiobook narrator, Scott Brick definitely gives new meaning to a hyphenate career with credits in film, television, stage and radio.Born on January 30, 1966 in Santa Barbara, California, Brick studied both acting and writing at UCLA, and joined the ranks of... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Sinclair Room (Breakout Room)

8:30am EST

Creating a Killer Website that Producers Will Love (Bob Merkel)

You’ll leave this session armed with the knowledge of how to create or revamp your website so that it incorporates the (3), key components necessary to attract, retain and motivate producers to explore all your voiceover work. The goal is to leverage your VO‑centric website to gain more auditions and bookings.

We'll look at:

  • How to plan your website layout and content
  • How to select and work with a good designer
  • How to DIY on a tight budget
  • The latest trends in website design and layout
  • Choosing the right web platforms that works for you

Speakers
avatar for Bob Merkel

Bob Merkel

President and CTO, VoiceZam
Bob has a background in theatre, film, system’s engineering and software architecture. He’s designed and programmed automation and process control systems for major companies like: Sony, Coca Cola, Timex, Sarah Lee, and Ocean Spray.He’s a former producer, director and writer... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Lanier B

8:30am EST

The Specifics of the Animation Casting Process at a Major Studio

What is the casting process for an animated pilot and series?

How does one get discovered?

How do you submit auditions?

How does one stand out among thousands of auditions?

Find out the answers to all these questions and more in an open and honest discussion. Participants will drive the conversation and get the answers they need to get noticed by casting directors.


Speakers
avatar for Sara Jane Sherman

Sara Jane Sherman

Executive Director, Casting & Talent Relations, Disney Television Animation
Executive Director, Casting & Talent Relations, Disney Television Animation Sara Jane Sherman (formerly Sara Goldberg) has been casting cartoons for Disney Television Animation for the past 9 years and has worked in the world of animation for over 15 years. Currently, she oversees... Read More →

Directors & Agents
avatar for Sara Jane Sherman

Sara Jane Sherman

Executive Director, Casting & Talent Relations, Disney Television Animation
Executive Director, Casting & Talent Relations, Disney Television Animation Sara Jane Sherman (formerly Sara Goldberg) has been casting cartoons for Disney Television Animation for the past 9 years and has worked in the world of animation for over 15 years. Currently, she oversees... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Grand Salon A (Breakout Room)

8:30am EST

PA - Business & Marketing Presented by: EDGE Studio
The heart of your business success lies in its marketing.  You may be a great voice talent, but you can’t get hired if no one knows about you! Learn Tips and Tricks from the industry’s top experts to grow your business to new heights - and come away with new goals to help your VO career soar!

Moderators
avatar for Anne Ganguzza

Anne Ganguzza

Conference Host and Lead Moderator, VO Atlanta
A professional voice actor, coach, and producer located in Orange County, CA, Anne has an enthusiastic, energetic, and fun personality. Her voice is described as professional, believable, warm, and friendly. Her voiceover experience includes voices for corporate and industrial narrations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Goldberg

David Goldberg

Founder and Director, Edge Studio
A leading authority on voice-over and “Chief Edge Officer” of Edge Studio, David Goldberg has cast and directed thousands of voice-over productions. He has also coached innumerable voice actors, from beginners to top working pros and celebrities. David says, “Although I don’t... Read More →
avatar for Jay Preston

Jay Preston

Jay Preston grew up in New England and on the Stage, with over 15 years of improv, 10 years of Fight directing he was basically created to be a full performance actor. His love for the microphone and the booth is insatiable. 5 years ago he had a usb mic, a few pillows and waited tables... Read More →
avatar for Celia Siegel

Celia Siegel

Manager, Brand Builder, Success Strategist and CVO (chief voice officer), Celia Siegel Management

Panelist
JC

Joe Cipriano

Joe Cipriano began his career as a broadcaster in Waterbury, Connecticut (his birthplace), while still in high school. Since then he has worked for the NBCABCFox and CBS TV and radio networks. He was the announcer for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC in... Read More →

Saturday March 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

8:30am EST

Agent Screening
Limited Capacity filling up

Again this year you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to receive feedback from an agent.

Space is limited, but we have more agents than ever before available at this year’s conference! 

You’ll have the opportunity to select the time that best suits your schedule on a first-come, first-served basis at conference Express Check-In – starting at 3:00 PM on Thursday.

Check in early to reserve your spot.


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am EST
Harding

8:30am EST

Agent Screening
Limited Capacity seats available

Again this year you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to receive feedback from an agent.

Space is limited, but we have more agents than ever before available at this year’s conference! 

You’ll have the opportunity to select the time that best suits your schedule on a first-come, first-served basis at conference Express Check-In – starting at 3:00 PM on Thursday.

Check in early to reserve your spot.


Saturday March 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am EST
Rabun Room

9:30am EST

Youth Day - Parent Drop-Off
Parents are encouraged to bring their children and meet the instructors prior to leaving them for the days instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Cristina Milizia

Cristina Milizia

Asst. Director, Youth Day, VO Atlanta
Cristina Milizia, - Voice Over Coach & Talent, Owner/Founder of the Global Voice Acting Academy Cristina Milizia has been a professional voice talent for 24 years. Beginning her career at the age of eight, she has recorded for hundreds of toys, mobile game apps, e-learning platforms... Read More →
avatar for David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal

Director, Youth Day, VO Atlanta
David is one of the top voice over coaches in the business today. He works with clients worldwide, and has helped many people get their starts or further their careers in the industry. In his 25 years of teaching and coaching, David has been a private coach to a number of celebrities... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am EST
Ogeechee Room

9:30am EST

SP - TALLER DE DOBLAJE

DUBBING WORKSHOP


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:30am - 12:00pm EST
Allatoona

10:00am EST

XS - Finding Your Voice in The Copy (David Kaye)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

During our 3 hours together we’ll do some cold reading, explore YOUR voice, and
have a lot of fun working around behind the mic.  We’ll explore animation, 
commercial, promo and trailer and what it takes to be a great story teller.  Come 
prepared to work, play, and ELEVATE!

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Speakers
avatar for David Kaye

David Kaye

David Kaye is a multi-talented voice over professional with more than 30 years experience.David has provided narration and promotional branding for many networks including ABC, CBS, FX, Starz, HBO, Sundance, AMC, NFL,FS1, TLC, Discovery Channel and is currently the voice of Sony Entertainments... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm EST
Savannah A (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites Professional Demo
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

10:00am EST

XS - VO Workflow on the Go - (How to Get Booked & Keep Working - Even on the Road) (Kaplan)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an interactive HANDS ON workshop where you'll learn how to set up an effective recording studio - even when you're on the road.  You'll also get great personal insights and tips on how to fill your schedule with real work that others often overlook.  David Kaplan is one of the highest grossing voice actors in the industry, and one of the top five all time highest-bookers in the history of online casting.

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Speakers
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Owner/Voice Talent, Voice On The Run Inc.
David Kaplan is a voice actor who "works the Internet like nobody's business as a tool to grow" his career. His Voice On The Run brand appropriately describes his talent and the technology he has developed to serve clients like Dominos Pizza, Deep Impact Boats, and Samson "from any... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm EST
Savannah C (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

10:00am EST

XS - [SOLD OUT] The World of ADR & Looping (Marc Graue)
Limited Capacity seats available

With over 230 ADR credits for film & TV, Marc will guide you through the process of ADR. You'll have the opportunity to replace dialogue on a Feature Film, TV series , Cartoon, & Movie Trailer. Create Monsters for a SCI FI series or group "walla"  for a police station in the 90's…Marc will show you how to get involved in the lucrative field of Looping.

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Speakers
avatar for Marc Graue

Marc Graue

With over 35 years of experience in the very competitive LA Voice Over Market, Marc brings a unique perspective to the conference. From the day to day business of running The Legendary Marc Graue Voice Over Studios in Burbank to his online videos as a performer with numerous credits... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm EST
Oconee (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

10:00am EST

YT - Youth Day Activity
Details Coming Soon

Moderators
avatar for Cristina Milizia

Cristina Milizia

Asst. Director, Youth Day, VO Atlanta
Cristina Milizia, - Voice Over Coach & Talent, Owner/Founder of the Global Voice Acting Academy Cristina Milizia has been a professional voice talent for 24 years. Beginning her career at the age of eight, she has recorded for hundreds of toys, mobile game apps, e-learning platforms... Read More →
avatar for David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal

Director, Youth Day, VO Atlanta
David is one of the top voice over coaches in the business today. He works with clients worldwide, and has helped many people get their starts or further their careers in the industry. In his 25 years of teaching and coaching, David has been a private coach to a number of celebrities... Read More →

Saturday March 5, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm EST
Ogeechee Room

10:30am EST

Believe It, Don't Sell It - Interpreting Copy (Bruce Kronenberg)
A session geared towards interpreting copy to sound like you really believe what your saying and having a strong opinion about it rather than trying to "sell" it or "announce" it. Keeping it conversational and real.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Kronenberg

Bruce Kronenberg

Voice Over Instructor, Abacus Entertainment
Bruce is founder and instructor with Abacus Entertainment, a media production company and boutique performing arts school that focuses on voice over and on-camera training.Bruce’s expertise comes from his 25-year voice over career and his work as an actor. Some of Bruce’s... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Sinclair Room (Breakout Room)

10:30am EST

Voiceover Dubbing 101 - The Art of Imitation
Learn the elements of dubbing ... the mechanics, delivery, character voices, auditioning, and working with the AD - your best friend in the booth!  Here's your chance to learn more about this specialized artform in the VO industry.

Speakers
avatar for Pilar Uribe

Pilar Uribe

Voiceover Specialist, Tingoleo Productions
Born and raised in New York City, Pilar Uribe worked on several telenovelas in her parents' native Colombia, Yo Soy Betty La Fea, among others. In Miami, she focused on theatre, most notably, 9 Parts of Desire, for which she received a Carbonell nomination for Best Actress. After... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for 'Uncle Roy' Yokelson

'Uncle Roy' Yokelson

VO Coach/KILLER Demo Producer/AudioTechnology, Antland Productions
Roy Yokelson has been serving the voice-over community for over three decades as director/producer/engineer of countless commercial, documentary, promo, and corporate recording sessions at numerous high-profile New York City studios. Working directly with major advertisers and their... Read More →

Saturday March 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Grand Salon A (Breakout Room)

10:30am EST

Ils sont fous, ces VO! (Soit : Vous et votre carrière – ca en fait un!)
French

Êtes-vous voix-off Francophone qui cherche à percer de nouveaux marchés 
pour saisir de nouvelles occasions? Aimeriez-vous savoir comment mieux vous mettre 
en valeur au niveau de votre marketing? Quelles sont les meilleurs secteurs à 
approcher comme VO Français et/ou bilingue? Venez assister à la séance, conduite par 
Liz de Nesnera, voix-off bilingue Français/Anglais, où elle vous parlera de comment 
bénéficier pleinement de votre francophonie! 

NB : Cette séance se passera entièrement en Français.

You and your French voiceover career: Step it up!

English
Are you a French speaking voiceover talent looking to expand your reach? Are you 
looking for ways to market yourself more effectively to different voiceover niches and 
markets as a French and/or bilingual talent? Join Liz de Nesnera, a full-time Bilingual 
French and English Voiceover talent as she speaks to your particular French-speaking 
skills and how to use them to your full advantage. 

NOTE:  This session will be taught entirely in French.

Speakers
avatar for Liz de Nesnera

Liz de Nesnera

Growing up in a multilingual family, Liz de Nesnera spent a lot of time explaining to others that "No, I don't get confused speaking several languages!" In fact, it has been a boon to her voiceover career.Since she’s native and neutral in both English and French, Liz’s clients... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Lanier B
  Breakout Session  International
  • Special Note: This session is presented in French

10:30am EST

Say it in Arabic (Bel Arabi) بالعربي
NOTE: This is a special session presented in Arabic as a part of our International Track.

Are you an Arabic speaking voice talent?

 ؟هل أنت معلق صوتي عربي ؟

This session – presented fully in Arabic, will cover the essentials of voice over for this vast international market. 
 هذه المحاضرة تقدم لك بالكامل باللغة العربية وستتحدث عن أساسيات التعليق وخصوصيته في هذا السوق الواسع ! 

Wael will cover basic recording techniques, pronunciation tips, and home studio basics; as well as the intricacies of the Arabic market.
وائل حبَال , سيعطيكم بعض النصائح عن تقنيات التسجيل , النطق , وانشاء أستوديو منزلي وخوض غمار السوق العربي وحتى العالمي ! 

Which markets are asking for Arabic VO?
أي الأسواق الأكثر اهتماما بالتعليق الصوتي العربي ؟ 

What is the difference between Arabic VO markets and other international markets?
الفرق بين الأسواق المحلية والعالمية بالنسبة للتعليق الصوتي 

How can you begin publishing your voice in the Middle East – and beyond?

كيف تبدأ بتسويق صوتك في الشرق الأوسط وعالميا ؟

 

Speakers
avatar for Wael Habbal

Wael Habbal

Arabic vo artist and coach, Wael Habbal Studio
Wael Habbal is a senior sound engineer in the MBC Group, one of the largest TV networks in the Middle East. He’s also a voice talent and coach and have his own studio. He is the main voice of The Alarbiya news channel, The Arabic voice of Google Maps, The on-board voice of both... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Harding
  Breakout Session  International
  • Special Note: This session is presented in Arabic

10:30am EST

PA - The Voiceover Agents Panel
VO Atlanta brings you the most exciting and informational Panel Discussions available.  You'll learn from industry leaders, agents, and casting directors.

Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey Umberger

Jeffrey Umberger

Owner | VO Talent Agent, Umberger Agency
Umberger Agency is a full service Voice Over agency representing voice actors in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, and Italy and specializing in TV - Film - Radio - Commercials - Animation - Promo - Narration. Our agency is recognized as having one of the strongest voice-over... Read More →

Directors & Agents
avatar for Erik Sheppard

Erik Sheppard

Owner/Agent, Voice Talent Productions
With over 25 years of industry experience, internationally recognized voiceover expert Erik Sheppard has been the voice of thousands of high profile projects for some of the most recognized businesses in the world. He is now the owner and head agent of Voice Talent Productions, an... Read More →
avatar for Marci Polzin

Marci Polzin

Commercial/VO Agent, Artistic Talent Inc.
Marci has been an Agent in the industry for almost 20 years, both On-Camera and Voice-Over. She graduated from Law School and promptly decided not to be a lawyer. After 6 months of answering phones for a small agency, she became the Commercial agent. Over the years Marci has spent... Read More →
avatar for Susie De Santiago

Susie De Santiago

Talent Agent, DeSanti Talents, Inc.
Susana DeSantiago has been an agent in Chicago for almost 10 years now, she established DeSanti Talents Inc., in 2006. Susana is a graduate of Dominican University with a bachelor's degree in Business. Mrs. DeSantiago who spearheads the agency brings futuristic talent over 20 years... Read More →
avatar for Tanya Buchanan

Tanya Buchanan

Owner/Agent, Ta-Da! Voiceworks


Saturday March 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

12:00pm EST

Lunch Session - Saturday: Sponsored By VoiceoverCity, LLC
Sponsors
avatar for VoiceoverCity, LLC

VoiceoverCity, LLC

Executive Producer, VoiceoverCity, LLC
VoieoverCity is located in Atlanta, Georgia.  It is the parent organization for VO Atlanta, the largest Voiceover Conference around. Commercial Demo eLearning Demo Spanish Demo Audiobook Demo... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Grand Promenade (Lunch Area)

1:00pm EST

SP - LA MAGIA DE LA ENTONACIÓN

THE MAGIC OF INTONATION


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Allatoona

1:30pm EST

Building, Planning & Marketing your Brand for a Booming VO Biz (Celia Siegel)

Meet with VO branding & biz strategy expert, Celia Siegel, in her informatively fun and not-to-be missed Breakout Session all about branding & marketing! Here’s the skinny on what she’ll be covering: 

Build it: Unearthing & developing a strong, unforgettable brand that knocks down doors and tells people what’s what about you. 

Plan it: Creating appealing marketing materials and a smart plan to get your voice heard & brand out there working hard for you. 

Sell it: Connecting with & effectively marketing to your target audiences.   


Speakers
avatar for Celia Siegel

Celia Siegel

Manager, Brand Builder, Success Strategist and CVO (chief voice officer), Celia Siegel Management


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Sinclair Room (Breakout Room)

1:30pm EST

Understanding the Casting Process (Mary Lynn Wissner)

Learn from someone who is in the voice-over booth everyday - casting, working closely with ad agencies, production companies and game producers.

Mary Lynn is in the game and shares with you the inside secrets that can get you bookings!

- Learn what Casting Directors and Producers want to hear

- Gain important skills for self-direction:
 * how to breakdown a script
 * make it your own and
 * make your auditions stand out!


Speakers
avatar for Mary Lynn Wissner

Mary Lynn Wissner

Owner, Director, Voices VoiceCasting
Since 1990, Mary Lynn Wissner and Voices Voicecasting has cast thousands and thousands of voice talent in thousands and thousands of voice over productions since. From the Clio winning CHEVRON TALKING CARS to the 13 part HISTORY, THE COLOR OF WAR to CHRYSLER, RADIO SHACK, CHIQUITA... Read More →

Directors & Agents
avatar for Mary Lynn Wissner

Mary Lynn Wissner

Owner, Director, Voices VoiceCasting
Since 1990, Mary Lynn Wissner and Voices Voicecasting has cast thousands and thousands of voice talent in thousands and thousands of voice over productions since. From the Clio winning CHEVRON TALKING CARS to the 13 part HISTORY, THE COLOR OF WAR to CHRYSLER, RADIO SHACK, CHIQUITA... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Grand Salon A (Breakout Room)

1:30pm EST

PA - Animation Panel
We’re putting some of the best animated voice actors into a single room in front of a live audience  - Need we say more? You’ll get to meet and learn from some of the top people working in the business - Guaranteed FUN!

Moderators
avatar for Brad Venable

Brad Venable

Drive-thru Personality, Afterhours Janitor, Brad Venable Voiceovers
He was once described as "holding down the X-Y...both generations...and chromosomes." Brad smiled at the appropriately understated, yet geeky, compliment. Brad talks for a living. Incessantly. If you heard his work in games like World of Warcraft, SMITE or Paladins, you know that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Ratner (Keynote)

Bill Ratner (Keynote)

voiceover talent, Atlas Talent Agency
Bill Ratner is one of Hollywood’s premier voiceover artists and a published author. He is the voice of "Flint" in the TV cartoon G.I. Joe: All-American Hero, G.I. Joe: The Movie, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, and NBC-TV’s Community, movie trailers for the Coen brothers' Hail Caesar... Read More →
avatar for Marc Graue

Marc Graue

With over 35 years of experience in the very competitive LA Voice Over Market, Marc brings a unique perspective to the conference. From the day to day business of running The Legendary Marc Graue Voice Over Studios in Burbank to his online videos as a performer with numerous credits... Read More →
avatar for David Kaye

David Kaye

David Kaye is a multi-talented voice over professional with more than 30 years experience.David has provided narration and promotional branding for many networks including ABC, CBS, FX, Starz, HBO, Sundance, AMC, NFL,FS1, TLC, Discovery Channel and is currently the voice of Sony Entertainments... Read More →
avatar for Everett Arthur Oliver

Everett Arthur Oliver

Booth Director at a LA Agency
Everett Arthur Oliver is a 18-year veteran in the voice-over industry. His experience includes animation production for The Simpsons and King of the Hill. He has also worked in casting for several other award-winning animated shows, direct-to-video/DVD programs, and animated specials... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

1:30pm EST

XS - Defining a Voiceover Brand that Books (Portia Scott)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this intense workshop, Portia Scott will help attendees..

  • Hone your vocal brand and connect to the right adjectives
  • Effective scoring your copy to break down commercial work
  • Working with TV versus Radio spots
  • Identify and understand the difference between character, straight announce, and personality reads
NOTE:  This is an intermediate/advanced session.

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Directors & Agents
avatar for Portia Scott

Portia Scott

The Director of Voiceover, Coast to Coast Talent Group
Portia is currently The Director of Voiceover at Coast to Coast Talent Group, Inc. where she runs the division with a subordinate staff. Representing both adult and youth talent for all areas of voiceover, hundreds of broadcast TV & Radio Commercials on air and several National Campaigns... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Lanier B
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites Professional Demo and Agency Representation

1:30pm EST

XS - From Online Casting to LA Union (Beau Stephenson)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Mastering your own voice. Naturally unique voices are dominating commercial, promo, animation, and video games. To compete at the highest level, imitation can only do so much, but letting your true self shine is the most valuable.

-Ways to join the union and flip non-Union work to union contracts. Rather than waiting for your agent to call, let's be proactive and hit the ground running.

-How and when you should approach union franchised agencies, cultivating a good working relationship with buyers and agents to propel your business forward.


These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Speakers
avatar for Beau Stephenson

Beau Stephenson

Beau is one of the hottest young talents in the business – represented by one of the three biggest union labels in LA.  He is also one of the highest grossing talents in online casting history.  Growing up in Eastern Washington he was constantly filming movies, playing & singing... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Oconee (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites Professional Demo
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

1:30pm EST

XS - Voiceover for the Expanding Global Telephony Market (Liz de Nesnera)
Limited Capacity seats available

Telephony. You’ve heard the term.

Did you know it could be a great part of your voiceover business?

You interact with telephony systems every day. Voice talent all over the world record those messages every day. Why not be one of them?

Now is your chance to learn the nuts & bolts of this lucrative (& often misunderstood) voiceover niche from Liz de Nesnera who records for these systems every day. From marketing to rates to software to the various audio formats, she’ll cover it all in this information packed session.

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Speakers
avatar for Liz de Nesnera

Liz de Nesnera

Growing up in a multilingual family, Liz de Nesnera spent a lot of time explaining to others that "No, I don't get confused speaking several languages!" In fact, it has been a boon to her voiceover career.Since she’s native and neutral in both English and French, Liz’s clients... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Savannah C (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

1:30pm EST

XS - [SOLD OUT] VO Promo Power! (Rodney Saulsberry)
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn the skills you need to work in promo. Learn how to interpret dramatic, comedy, news and sports related television and radio promos. We will also cover the “Live Announce Read” with professional copy from some of your favorite award shows. This is your chance to perfect your promo skill set and be prepared to get network, cable, local and Internet promo work in the hottest genre in voiceover, promos!

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry is one of the premier voice-over talents and vocal coaches in the country. He is also a published author with three bestselling books, You Can Bank on Your Voice, Step Up to the Mic and Rodney Saulsberry's Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups.Saulsberry’s distinctive... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Savannah A (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites None
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

2:45pm EST

SP - COMO CONSTRUIR UNA CARRERA INTERNACIONAL

HOW TO BUILD AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER


Saturday March 5, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm EST
Allatoona

3:00pm EST

Agent Screening
Limited Capacity filling up

Again this year you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to receive feedback from an agent.

Space is limited, but we have more agents than ever before available at this year’s conference! 

You’ll have the opportunity to select the time that best suits your schedule on a first-come, first-served basis at conference Express Check-In – starting at 3:00 PM on Thursday.

Check in early to reserve your spot.


Saturday March 5, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Harding

3:30pm EST

Getting Traction to Elevate Your Business
Ever feel stuck and not sure what to do next to get your business or career moving foward again?

This session will provide ways to help you identify what it is that has you frozen, and walk you through practical steps to break through that barrier -  and get your business back on track and growing again. 

This session is great for beginners and established talent alike that want to define and follow clear next steps to building and/or growing a successful Voice Over business.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Minatrea

Ron Minatrea

Leadership Speaker, Business Consultant, VO Atlanta - Associate Producer
Ron Minatrea is a leadership speaker and consultant with over 30 years experience as a Fortune 100 business executive. In that time he built a strong reputation for strategic planning and operational execution in domestic, international, and global operations – ultimately responsible... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Grand Salon A (Breakout Room)

3:30pm EST

Success in Online Casting
The 90 minute session is expanded and adapted from J. Michael's celebrated Success in Online Casting course, in which he will walk attendees step by step through the process of establishing a successful approach to booking from online casting sites such as Voice123, Voices.com, bodalgo, and others. Many of the highest-booking online talents today have taken this course, and credit it in part or in whole for their success.

*Note: This session is optimally experienced when attendees bring their own networked devices to follow along!  


Speakers
avatar for J. Michael Collins

J. Michael Collins

J. Michael Collins is a professional voice actor, coach, demo producer, and casting director with over twenty years of full time experience. Recognized globally as the leading expert in online casting, J. Michael is driving the future of the industry with his cutting edge insight... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Sinclair Room (Breakout Room)

3:30pm EST

PA - Audiobook Panel Discussion
VO Atlanta brings you the most up-to-date helpful information available, from these knowledgeable, talented,  and experienced narrators: Scott Brick, Tom Dheere, and Kristin Kalbli. What does it take to be an award winning audiobook narrator? Learn about the current state of the audiobook industry as well as engage in a lively Q&A with the industry’s top professionals in this Audiobook Panel Discussion. 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brick

Scott Brick

Narrator, SAG/AFTRA
Actor, screenwriter and audiobook narrator, Scott Brick definitely gives new meaning to a hyphenate career with credits in film, television, stage and radio.Born on January 30, 1966 in Santa Barbara, California, Brick studied both acting and writing at UCLA, and joined the ranks of... Read More →
avatar for Tom Dheere

Tom Dheere

VO Business/Marketing Consultant, The VO Strategist
Do you feel lost in the voiceover industry? Not sure about your voiceover business marketing or goal-setting? As a voiceover business marketing consultant, I can help you navigate the maze that is the voiceover industry.
avatar for Kristin Kalbli

Kristin Kalbli

Director of Talent Development, Listen UP, Audiobooks
Kristin Kalbli is an Atlanta voice and stage actor, and she is the Casting Director for ListenUp Audiobooks. Kristin has narrated over 60 titles, she directs audiobooks, and she trains both narrators and directors. Kristin has cast titles for Audible.com, Hachette Audio, Nickelodeon... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Alex Hyde-White

Alex Hyde-White

Alex Hyde-White is a London born, California raised second-generation actor who has appeared in over 100 films and TV shows, since starting at age 19 as one of the last contract players at Universal Studios. Recent appearances include GMarvels Agents of SHIELD, Shameless, Game Change... Read More →

Saturday March 5, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

4:45pm EST

SP - LOS GRANDES DESAFÍOS DEL LOCUTOR HISPANO EN EL MERCADO GLOBAL
GREAT CHALLENGES OF SPANISH SPEAKER ON GLOBAL MARKET

Moderators
avatar for Simone Fojgiel

Simone Fojgiel

Director, Spanish Program, VO Atlanta
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Simone Fojgiel is the most successful voice that her country ever exported, being one of the top female Spanish voice over talents in the United States. She has built an outstanding career over the past 25 years and today is fully booked by the best national... Read More →

Saturday March 5, 2016 4:45pm - 6:15pm EST
Allatoona

6:00pm EST

ET - Nazia Chaudhry
Join NAZ as she presents a special collection of songs prepared especially for VO Atlanta 2016.  She is uber talented and sure to get you excited.

Enjoy this special performance from anywhere in the world when you sign up for one of our PLUS or Premium packages. [CLICK HERE] to purchase a LiveStream Package.  Basic streaming is INCLUDED with regular conference registration.


Saturday March 5, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

6:00pm EST

XS - [SESSION ADDED] The Professional Audio-book Narrator (Scott Brick)
Limited Capacity filling up

[This second session has been added due to high demand.]

In this workshop, renowned audiobook narrator and instructor, Scott Brick, review the fundamentals of working within today's competitive audiobook market and what he sees as specific trends.  He will share valuable points to prepare attendees for the work and what it takes to stay relevant.

Scott will work with actors as they read from book excerpts.  Scott will listen to the actor's interpretation of the material and offer direction and suggestions that will help the narrator deliver an engaging audiobook performance and connect with the listener.  Scott will also answer your questions about audiobook narration.

Participants are required to bring two (2) book excerpts that you have rehearsed and are familiar with for this workshop.  Source material should be at least 2 minutes in length.

These sessions are limited to just 12 people Max. 

This program may include explicit, sexual, disturbing or offensive content and is intended for mature audiences only. 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brick

Scott Brick

Narrator, SAG/AFTRA
Actor, screenwriter and audiobook narrator, Scott Brick definitely gives new meaning to a hyphenate career with credits in film, television, stage and radio.Born on January 30, 1966 in Santa Barbara, California, Brick studied both acting and writing at UCLA, and joined the ranks of... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Savannah C (X-Session)

6:00pm EST

XS - [SOLD OUT] Getting REAL In The Booth for Animation Auditions (Everette Oliver)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Nowadays, across the board in animation voice-over, they’re looking for real, natural performances. There shouldn’t be anything phony or “put on” in your voice. This workshop is designed to teach voice-over artists the tools they will need not only to have successful auditions, but successful careers. 

Whether you’re new to the voice-over industry or a seasoned veteran, working with Everett and learning his audition techniques will enable you to strengthen both your voice-over skills and career. He looks to pull the best performance out of each actor, taking the time to get to know you and tailor his feedback appropriately. Everett Oliver will tell it like it is, helping you to target your strengths, and overcome your weaknesses.


Speakers
avatar for Everett Arthur Oliver

Everett Arthur Oliver

Booth Director at a LA Agency
Everett Arthur Oliver is a 18-year veteran in the voice-over industry. His experience includes animation production for The Simpsons and King of the Hill. He has also worked in casting for several other award-winning animated shows, direct-to-video/DVD programs, and animated specials... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Lanier B
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites 18 Year of Age
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

6:00pm EST

XS - [SOLD OUT] Successful Self Direction for the VO Professional (Mary Lynn Wissner)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Get on the mic and find out what you're doing wrong, right and how to enhance what you already do.  Because of the internet and home studios, there are more opportunities for voice talent and talent MUST know how to self-direct, so learn how from the casting director who has taught her FOUNDATIONS OF VOICEOVER to talent all across the country.

This will be an intense session delving into the specifics of how you approach your self-direction and what you can do to increase your chances of booking more work.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Lynn Wissner

Mary Lynn Wissner

Owner, Director, Voices VoiceCasting
Since 1990, Mary Lynn Wissner and Voices Voicecasting has cast thousands and thousands of voice talent in thousands and thousands of voice over productions since. From the Clio winning CHEVRON TALKING CARS to the 13 part HISTORY, THE COLOR OF WAR to CHRYSLER, RADIO SHACK, CHIQUITA... Read More →

Directors & Agents
avatar for Mary Lynn Wissner

Mary Lynn Wissner

Owner, Director, Voices VoiceCasting
Since 1990, Mary Lynn Wissner and Voices Voicecasting has cast thousands and thousands of voice talent in thousands and thousands of voice over productions since. From the Clio winning CHEVRON TALKING CARS to the 13 part HISTORY, THE COLOR OF WAR to CHRYSLER, RADIO SHACK, CHIQUITA... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Oconee (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites Professional Demo, Website, and Agent Reprentation
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

6:00pm EST

XS - Narrating for Mature Subject Matter* (Kristin Kalibi)
Limited Capacity seats available

Narrating Erotic Fiction
Electrifying Erotica Narration

Since 50 Shades of Grey has erupted onto the scene, we have seen the erotica genre explode. There is an onslaught of steamy, saucy and sexy books for and by men and women of all sexualities and identities. This course will cover everything from selecting a salacious pseudonym, to handling vocal character choices, and finally, yes, performing those bedroom scenes with racy relish! There is nothing we won't talk about in this course, so prepare for an earful, after all, that's what the listeners want! Gay, straight or somewhere in between, come out for this enlightening and, ahem, entertaining course on narrating erotic fiction. We promise you a happy ending to this story!

This program includes explicit, sexual, disturbing or offensive content and is intended for mature audiences only.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Kalbli

Kristin Kalbli

Director of Talent Development, Listen UP, Audiobooks
Kristin Kalbli is an Atlanta voice and stage actor, and she is the Casting Director for ListenUp Audiobooks. Kristin has narrated over 60 titles, she directs audiobooks, and she trains both narrators and directors. Kristin has cast titles for Audible.com, Hachette Audio, Nickelodeon... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 6:00pm - 9:30pm EST
Savannah A (X-Session)
  X-Sessions (Optional)
  • Prerequisites MUST Be 18 Years of Age or older
  • Special Note: This session has limited attendance and has an additional charge.

6:15pm EST

7:00pm EST

PA - Online Casting for Today's VO Marketplace
VO Atlanta brings you the most exciting and informational Panel Discussions available.  You'll learn from industry leaders, agents, and casting directors.
  • How online casting has changed the VO world
  • The future of online casting
  • The VO industry in genera
  • The ethics of online casting and issues within the industry.

Moderators
avatar for J. Michael Collins

J. Michael Collins

J. Michael Collins is a professional voice actor, coach, demo producer, and casting director with over twenty years of full time experience. Recognized globally as the leading expert in online casting, J. Michael is driving the future of the industry with his cutting edge insight... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anne Ganguzza

Anne Ganguzza

Conference Host and Lead Moderator, VO Atlanta
A professional voice actor, coach, and producer located in Orange County, CA, Anne has an enthusiastic, energetic, and fun personality. Her voice is described as professional, believable, warm, and friendly. Her voiceover experience includes voices for corporate and industrial narrations... Read More →
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Owner/Voice Talent, Voice On The Run Inc.
David Kaplan is a voice actor who "works the Internet like nobody's business as a tool to grow" his career. His Voice On The Run brand appropriately describes his talent and the technology he has developed to serve clients like Dominos Pizza, Deep Impact Boats, and Samson "from any... Read More →
avatar for Beau Stephenson

Beau Stephenson

Beau is one of the hottest young talents in the business – represented by one of the three biggest union labels in LA.  He is also one of the highest grossing talents in online casting history.  Growing up in Eastern Washington he was constantly filming movies, playing & singing... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Peter Bishop

Peter Bishop

Vice President & Voiceoverist, World Voices
Well over a decade ago, I ran kicking & screaming from the corporate world and decided to become a full-time Voiceoverist. Having been an engineer and producer for local bands back in the 1850s, the tech side came as no real challenge, and the skills acquired from many years in a... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Exelberth

Melissa Exelberth

Voiceoverist, Creative Voiceworx, LLC
Are you a business who needs to hire professional voice talent, yet don't know to go about it without falling into the clutches of greedy middlemen that keep you and talent apart? Talk to me. Do you want to know how to work with both union and non-union voiceover talent without... Read More →
avatar for Graeme Spicer

Graeme Spicer

EDGE Studio

Saturday March 5, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)

8:30pm EST

9:30pm EST

Special Event - Workout with David Goldberg
Speakers
avatar for David Goldberg

David Goldberg

Founder and Director, Edge Studio
A leading authority on voice-over and “Chief Edge Officer” of Edge Studio, David Goldberg has cast and directed thousands of voice-over productions. He has also coached innumerable voice actors, from beginners to top working pros and celebrities. David says, “Although I don’t... Read More →


Saturday March 5, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)
 
Sunday, March 6
 

6:45am EST

Morning Workout - Zumba
Start your day and get your heart going and your mind sharp with his energizing workout routine! You'll feel great and be ready for the day!

Ilene Kaplan (Wife of David Kaplan) will be sharing one of her favorite forms of fitness and fun.  She will bring her love for Zumba to us during V/O Atlanta.  For 45 minutes you will be able to begin your day having fun getting loose and fit.  You will be able to go through your day with a clear head and a positive attitude.

She is a certified health coach and a zumba instructor.  She understands that one of the best ways to beat stress is to have fun.  Understanding the correlation between stress and anxiety with how individuals feel about themselves, Ilene has realized how important the way we take care of ourselves has a direct impact on how we perform.  As the wife of David Kaplan she has seen the direct impact that spending a full day sitting  in sessions has had on his health.  Once David began a fitness regimen, his performance and stamina has improved.  His mood has been more positive and it is resulting in a healthier body, mind, spirit and lifestyle.

Don't want to workout to Zumba, join David Kaplan in the fitness center for some treadmill and weight training.  So, get your workout on before taking on the day.

That's the VO Atlanta Experience!


Sunday March 6, 2016 6:45am - 7:30am EST
Rabun Room

8:30am EST

10:00am EST

Conference Closing and Awards Presented by EDGE Studio
After breakfast, we'll all come together to close the conference in a special Closing and Awards Session presented by EDGE Studio - and featuring this year's closing address from David Kaye entitled, "Make it Great!"

With a little bit of money, a computer, and a microphone, anyone can call themselves a ‘voice over professional’ these days.

David will be sharing personal insights learned from over 30 years in this business on what it takes to stand out - to never give up - and how to approach everyday determined to Make it Great!



Moderators
avatar for Edge Studio

Edge Studio

Edge Studio
Edge Studio is a nationwide team of voice over experts who help you start, build,and grow your voice over business. And we’re the most recognized and trusted voice over training organization, alwaysglad to help any way we can. Hey, 1,000 new professional voice actors can't be... Read More →

Speakers
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David Kaye

David Kaye is a multi-talented voice over professional with more than 30 years experience.David has provided narration and promotional branding for many networks including ABC, CBS, FX, Starz, HBO, Sundance, AMC, NFL,FS1, TLC, Discovery Channel and is currently the voice of Sony Entertainments... Read More →


Sunday March 6, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
Grand Salon (General Session B-D)