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The largest voice over marketplace in the world,, will be in Brooklyn at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday May 20th to bring to the New York-area voice over community their 1-day industry event called LevelUp. LevelUp is a 1-day information-sharing event that brings voice actors, coaches, and clients together like never before for a fast-paced day of workshops and networking. brought LevelUp to San Francisco Selected As One Of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers For 2017

(London, ON) April 25, 2017 - has been announced as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2017 by Mediacorp. Companies included on this list are evaluated on criteria that includes their physical workplace, work atmosphere, benefits, vacation time, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement. has strived to put their employees first in a dynamic, ever-changing work environment, most notable in their recent move Co-Founder Announces the Launch of New Podcast Series, Sound Stories

Stephanie Ciccarelli, an award-winning host and internationally renowned business leader, has launched her newest initiative, called Sound Stories. Sound Stories is an inspirational new podcast for creative professionals, and is the brainchild of this Canadian entrepreneur and Voice Acting for Dummies author. Each episode, Stephanie is joined by a new industry expert, providing listeners with relevant and entertaining tips and tricks to jumpstart their own creative process. It’s a podcast Member, Satauna Howery, Wins Inaugural New Venture Business Competiti …

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired's Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship (FCE) recently announced the winner of its first-ever New Venture Business Competition. In the spirit of ABC's hit show, Shark Tank, the center invited their students to submit plans for a startup for a chance to win one of three cash awards. FCE was launched in 2011 to address the 70 to 80 percent un-and underemployment rate among Member, BJ Shaffer, Voice of Pixar's Sanjay's Super Team

The characters of the Oscar-nominated animated short by Pixar, Sanjay's Super Team, were not played by a cast of actors, but, rather, one voice-over actor. BJ Shaffer, a member of, is the bi-coastal, professional actor and voice-over artist who voiced every male character in the Pixar film. Sanjay's Super Team is an animated short that served as a preview in theaters for Pixar's animated feature film, The Good Dinosaur. The short Secures $2 Million in Capital Investment from BDC Capital, the go-to online marketplace for voice-over, is pleased to announce a $2 million working capital investment from BDC Capital. The company will use this capital to acquire additional space, tools, and hire more people to maintain momentum as it is working to solidify its leading market position. "As we continue to expand our team and processes for large-scale growth, investment of this kind is necessary to meet our goals," says
04-17-2015 | Arts & Culture

Award-Winning Member, Kurt Kelly, Voice of James Patterson's Self-Des …

After a nationwide search of thousands of voices, book author James Patterson and his advertising agency selected member, Kurt Kelly, as the voice for the book trailer and campaign that is now up for several awards. The book for which Kurt Kelly was chosen to be campaign narrator is part of the popular Private Vegas series of thrillers by Patterson. Patterson's team took the launch of the book to new heights,
04-08-2015 | Sports's Joseph Zieja Announced as Voice of Boston Marathon

The voice-over industry's biggest up-and-comer and a former military officer, Joseph Zieja, has just been signed to be the voice of the promo for the 2015 Boston Marathon. Discovered through an open audition on, Joseph Zieja, who is credited with being the voice of projects for The United States Air Force Academy, Spotify, Red Bull,and hundreds of others, will be heard in promo spots for the marathon that will be Launches Partner Program API for Access to Voice Over Talent Database now provides access to its network of over 125,000 voice-over talent via its newly released API. has broadened its reach by developing an Application Programming Interface, also known as an API. Developers may use this functionality to interact with the application on their own terms, allowing participating companies to offer on-demand voice-over to their own clients via their corporate website. The embedded API includes individually-set pricing and the Member, Rosi Amador, Voice of L'Oréal Paris Podcast Series

Rosi Amador, a rarity in the industry as a Spanish-English, bilingual and bi-cultural voice-over actor, has been signed as the overdub voice of L'Oréal's international podcast series on sustainable products, female empowerment, and employee relations. Since January 2014, Rosi Amador has regularly voiced these podcasts in English and Spanish for L'Oréal in Paris, all recorded in her professional studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Rosi, a widely-recognized global talent, records approximately 90% of Member, Mary Jane Wells, Voices New Female-Led Video Game

Mary Jane Wells, a member, theatre alumnae, and singer, is the voice of the female protagonist of a video game that is defying industry conventions. The voice of Melissa K. in Melissa K. and the Heart of Gold, Mary Jane brings to life a gaming app that is based in Thailand and England in the 1940s with an Indiana Jones' flavour. "It interested me as it wasn't the typical bloodbath or Embarks on $3.6-Million Project with Federal Government Support

The first full-service online marketplace of its kind, has been awarded funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) through the Investing in Business Growth and Productivity (IBGP) initiative. It was formally announced today that will be embarking on a $3.6 million project to accelerate growth and job creation by supporting their markets, facilities, and technology. IBGP supports businesses that have global potential and that

Canadian Bev Standing Voice Behind Hilarious New Kraft Cheese Campaign

The voice of the new Kraft shredded cheese commercial involving jumping off of a building in Wingsuits, all due to a misunderstanding over a distracting, delicious dinner, is Canadian-born voice actress Bev Standing. Standing brings two of the cheesy 30 second ads to life, which are currently airing on two Canadian cable networks and racking up views on the company's YouTube channel. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Standing became involved in the voice-over

Producer Turned Voice Talent Finding Success on the Other Side of the Glass

A former agency producer is leveraging insider knowledge to record voice overs that bring national projects to life. Los Angeles-based Jennifer Sims, trained in dramatic arts, was working at one of the top advertising agencies in California with some of the best voice over actors in the business when she had the realization that she needed to be on the “other side of the glass.” Armed with the experience of

Holladay Productions Gives Voice, Grows Business, and Changes Lives

An audiobook in the works, a successful, growing production company, and firmly ranked in the top ten, all-time favorite female voices since 2010 on, Lauren Holladay is a voice talent who has carved out an impressive corner of the industry for herself. After more than 15 years of radio, cheerfully keeping listeners company on their morning drive, Lauren was offered the chance to do radio and television commercials, which was

The Voice of Chevrolet’s “Find New Roads” Campaign

Bill DeWees does not fit the typical actor mold. A self-described “business guy,” DeWees broke into the voice over industry 8 years ago after the corporation he worked for downsized operations. Known for his genuine “guy next door” approach to voice overs, DeWees is now a full-time voice over actor, and was recently signed as the global signature voice in Chevrolet’s “Find New Roads” campaign. Working his way through the industry,

Performance Phenom Sheds Light on Audiobook Narration at Upcoming Conference

Mary Jane Wells is a UK voice talent and performance transplant who brought to life the audiobooks that inspired the award-winning series Downton Abbey. With another 11 audiobook projects being published this year, and a world class entertainment career behind her, Mary Jane will be an expert panelist for The Digital Author and Self-Publishing Conference this Sunday, October 13th, 2013. The conference is a full weekend focused on the new paradigms

Fitness Podcaster Returns to Roots with "Interval Training RX" on iTunes

You can take the boy out of podcasting but you can't take podcasting out of the boy. For five years and over 175 episodes, Skip Orem was the producer and host of the Get Fit Pod fitness podcast. Over 200,000 listeners around the world have trained using Skip's fitness advice and coaching. Orem left podcasting two years ago to focus more attention on his day job as a professional voice-over

Voice-over casting has never been easier for Apple users

Toronto, ON –, the online marketplace that connects voice-over talents with businesses, today launched the first-ever iPad application for casting voice-overs. Now available for download from iTunes, the free app gives users the full functionality of the website on their tablets. Voice seekers can search, audition, hire and pay voice talent. Voice-over artists can review listings of paid work, record and edit auditions, and submit them directly Revolutionizes The Voice Over Industry With The 1st Ever Mobile App

Now every business and voice over artist can connect through their iPhone anywhere, anytime. Toronto ON – May 7, 2012 –, the online marketplace for professional voice talent, today unveiled their new iPhone app. This revolutionary app is the first of its kind and allows businesses to search, audition, hire and pay voice talent anywhere, anytime through their iPhone. The new app will also let voice talent search

President Lincoln honoured by Grandfather-Granddaughter voice over team

Columbus, OH – With Presidents’ Day just around the corner, globally recognized voice actor Skip Orem partnered with his granddaughter to create a video about Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. The project is narrated by Skip’s granddaughter, eight-year-old Patricia Orem, and is meant to be used for educational purposes. It tells the story of President Lincoln's famous speech dedicating the Civil War Battlefield at Gettysburg Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863. Skip plays a Social Media Sponsor for SENSEsation2011 UnGala

Hearing voices? London-based business will be the official social media sponsor for the SENSEsation2011 UnGala presented by CNIB and EZ Rock 97.5. Friday September 16th, 2011, London ON - is honoured to help pave the way for the SENSEsation2011 UnGala, a fund-raising event unlike any other. It will ignite the senses and bring out the funky and fabulous in everyone. The event will take place on To Ride Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike

A team from London-based company will be participating in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Event, cycling to raise funds for a worthy cause. Tuesday August 30, 2011, London ON - has registered a team to help fight heart disease in the Heart & Stroke Big Bike Event scheduled to ride on Wednesday August 31st. Comprising of fifteen riders, the team will mount the Big Bike

Karen DeBoer Ranks As One Of The Top Ten Favorite Voice Actors at

Of the nearly 30,000 talent registered at Karen DeBoer, a Platinum member and four year veteran of the site, has achieved eighth place on the highly sought after Top 100 All Time Favorites list at "It has been humbling, and at the same time exhilarating, to achieve so many of my professional goals as a voiceover artist since becoming a member of in 2007,” says DeBoer. “My experience
07-20-2011 | Arts & Culture

Voice Actress Debbie Irwin Co-Narrates Incessant Visions

Over the past year voice over actress Debbie Irwin has been working with Duki Dror on his new documentary, Incessant Visions, an homage to the life of German Jewish Expressionist architect, Erich Mendelsohn. As Nazism expanded out of Germany, Mendelsohn fled, carrying his career through England, Israel, and finally to the Bay area, where he taught at UC Berkeley. Mendelsohn was influenced by Franz Marc and the Blue Rider group; his Wins Outstanding Achievement In E-Commerce from Interactive Media Awa …, the leading online marketplace for the voice over industry, was honoured with an Outstanding Achievement Award in Website Development by the Interactive Media Awards™. The award recognizes that the company has met and surpassed the basic standards of excellence that comprise the web’s most professional work. The site was honoured specifically for excellence in E-Commerce. The judging consisted of various criteria including design, usability, and innovation in technical features, standards Hosting Sessions At Podcamp London 2011, an advocate for London's growing technology community, is not only a gold sponsor of PodCamp London 2011 but will also host several sessions at this years event. PodCamps are casual come and go as you please unconferences for new and social media enthusiasts where participants set the schedule and host sessions.Several team members will be leading sessions covering topics on how the company successfully utilizes Search Engine Optimization and

“Ears to Hear Radio” A New Christian Podcast From Lauren Holladay Platinum member Lauren Holladay is pleased to announce the release of her new podcast “Ears To Hear Radio” on Blog Talk Radio. "Ears to Hear Radio" is a non-profit Christian based radio talk show where Lauren and her husband Mark talk about other religions, politics and the Biblical World View. The show airs Saturday afternoons at 4 pm Eastern Time and can be found at Lauren has been the Morning Will Host Voice Over Demonstration Booth at SLOME 2011 will be setting up an interactive display booth at the Skills London Oxford Middlesex Elgin (SLOME) event for London, ON area students. SLOME is presented by the Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board on Monday May 11 from 8:00am - 3:30pm at the Western Fairgrounds, Agriplex Building. Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to test-drive what it’s like to be a voice actor by participating in

Skip Orem Celebrates 175 Episodes OF ‘The Get Fit Pod’

he Get Fit Pod, hosted by voice talent and fitness enthusiast Skip Orem, is celebrating 175 episodes this month. The Get Fit Pod is a fitness podcast geared toward the everyday person and has become an important resource for the average individual seeking to get and stay in shape. With the help of his listeners, Skip has developed the Get Fit Pod Fitness Strategy which combines diet, exercise, music, knowledge and
04-29-2011 | Arts & Culture

One Of The Top Bilingual Voice Talent In Québec Now Teaching Voice Overs

Alain Cadieux has been in the voiceover industry for nearly three decades and is one of the most highly regarded voice over artists in Québec. “Alain is very talented. He has a strong mature voice. He's very professional in that he takes direction well,” says Hugo Léger of BOS Advertising. “And he also has a good sense of humour. For sure, he's one of the top voice-overs in Québec.” Cadieux is French/English
04-22-2011 | Arts & Culture Member, Cal Koat, Helps World Beat Obtain Global Exposure

In a world of corporate media giants, voice talent and broadcaster Cal Koat has pioneered a website that caters to a small but growing segment of music lovers with specific, discerning tastes. Koat has created World Beat Canada, an online repository of music from all over the globe that is rarely heard by the general population. He has taken this small segment of the music industry and given it global exposure
04-21-2011 | Arts & Culture

Debbie Irwin Lends Her Voice to "WTC 9/11" by Composer Steve Reich

Debbie Irwin has been involved in the voice over industry for nearly ten years so when asked by composer, friend, Pulitzer Prize winner and fellow New Yorker Steve Reich to contribute to his new piece dedicated to the World Trade Center tragedy on 9/11, Debbie Irwin welcomed the opportunity to help out. "We had been neighbors for years, and because of the circumstances of that day for our two families, we
04-13-2011 | Arts & Culture

J. Michael Collins Makes His Debut On The Voice Over Experts Podcast

As a broadcast and print journalist, educator, and corporate trainer, J. Michael Collins brings a well-rounded background to business of voice overs. Whether he is teaching at a university, serving as personal writer for the C.E.O. of a major American PR firm, writing for publications, or performing in voice overs effective English is the cornerstone of his professional life. Coming from a career in broadcasting into the field of voice overs
04-04-2011 | Arts & Culture Launches Petition For Voice Over Performance Category At The Oscars

Today the voice over community bands together lobbying for their industry to be recognized at the Oscars. Currently the Academy recognizes just four acting awards. Animated films are eligible for the Best Picture and Animated Feature Film categories but there is no category to honour the voice actors in these films. initiated the idea for a change to the Oscars program on their Facebook Group. When the company asked if talent

Ken Theriot Provides Tips On Getting Voice Over Jobs Online

Ken Theriot is a voice-over actor, recording engineer, and musician. In addition to his voice-over work, he runs an Internet business called, designed to teach and foster home audio recording through video tutorials, articles, posts, podcasts, and access to royalty-free music, audio loops, and other audio-related resources. Voice Over Experts presents Ken in a brand new episode where he teaches listeners about the online marketplace and how to find voice

Voice Over Experts: Building A Voiceover House With Marc Cashman

Marc Cashman is the winner of over 150 advertising awards. He creates and produces copy and music advertising for radio and television. Cashman also instructs voice acting of all levels through live classes, tele-training and online coaching from state-of-the-art studios in Los Angeles, California. In a new Voice Over Experts lesson Cashman teaches voiceover talent how to improve their performance by thinking of their delivery as though they were building a

Broadcaster Helps Battle Obesity, the Silent Killer of Children

Michael Morgan, national on-air talent in the Canadian broadcast industry, has a distinctive voice that has been heard by Canadians coast to coast and has given life to over 3000 commercials representing over three decades of work in the advertising industry. But no voice is higher in priority for Morgan than the voice of overweight and obese children who suffer shame and distress every day of their lives. Michael
01-31-2011 | Arts & Culture

Voice Over Experts Presents Lesson On Social Networking

Terry Daniel and Dave Courvoisier bring forty years combined experience to the Voice Over Experts podcast. Their extensive marketing and voice over experience is shared with voice talent on a new episode of the Voice Over Experts podcast on social networking. Daniel and Courvoisier present an entertaining and informative discussion on how social media and the use of online social networking tools can help voice talent promote their voice over services
01-26-2011 | Arts & Culture

New Lesson With Nancy Wolfson On Voice Over Experts

Nancy Wolfson has been working in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years. She has worked as a talent manager and served as head agent for the Commercial Voice Over department at ARL Talent Agency. She is a private voice over coach and Consultant and a freelance casting director. Her coursework has been accredited at the university level, and beginners, working pros, and celebrities have profited from her curriculum in
01-14-2011 | Arts & Culture

Renowned Audiobook Producer Guest Stars On Voice Over Experts

Pat Fraley has taught and guided over one hundred and fifty performers who landed audiobook gigs last year, many of which were first time book deals. In light of this and the abundance of work available to narrators, Fraley will be taking his workshops for narration, marketing, and method of producing demos on the road. He will make appearances in San Francisco, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, South Florida and
01-10-2011 | Arts & Culture

New Lesson On The Voice Over Experts Podcast

With over twenty-five years experience in the industry Peter K. O'Connell is one of North America's top voice over coaches and voice talents. O'Connell's voice has been used in television and radio commercials, broadcast network promos and on narrations for videos and e-learning nationwide. In his new lesson on Voice Over Experts entitled "The First 15 Seconds," O'Connell teaches voice talent why it is so important to establish the tonality of
01-06-2011 | Arts & Culture Offers Ted Williams A Helping Hand

After hearing about the incredible story of the homeless man with the golden voice, is extending an offer to Ted Williams to help him get his voice over career off the ground. “We would like to extend an offer to Mr. Williams for a free Premium membership at, which will allow him to audition for voice work posted at the site by casting directors, creative producers and businesses.”
01-04-2011 | Arts & Culture

Amy Taylor Celebrates Winning Best Female Voice

Amy Taylor, a voice over professional based in the United States, is the current winner of the Voicey Award for Best Female Voice. To add to the excitement, Taylor’s daughter, Grace, also won an award in the category of Best Child Voice. Mother and daughter were elated to be able to share in this momentous occasion. “It was thrilling to be acknowledged by my peers by receiving the Voicey.
12-30-2010 | Arts & Culture

Pay Fraley Shares Acting Technique For Voice Over Artists

As the creator of over four thousand character voices Pat Fraley is hailed as one of the top ten performers of all time cast in animation. He has produced dozens of award winning audio-books including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in which Fraley produced and voiced all one-hundred characters. Fraley shares his knowledge on Voice Over Experts with his podcast lesson “Vocal Shape Shifting.” Fraley uncovers the art of letting the
12-28-2010 | Arts & Culture

Demo Producer Guest Stars On Voice Over Experts

Dave DeAndrea is a member of the Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists (SaVoa) and is an award winning professional voice actor. He is a twenty five year veteran of radio and voice over production and knows what needs to go into a demo and how to make it stand out. DeAndrea joins Voice Over Experts with his podcast lesson to help voice talent understand that their voice is a marketable
12-22-2010 | Arts & Culture

Bobbin Beam Helps Voice Talent Get A Head Start On The New Year

Bobbin Beam's voice has been heard around the world in commercials, narrations, audio books, e-Learning projects, documentaries, and TV promos. ABC, Disney Channel, and Fortune 500 companies have used Bobbin's voice, which is described as warm, friendly, professional, wise, and sincere. Beam is featured on Voice Over Experts with her podcast lesson “Jump Start The New Year With Tips From Bobbin Beam.” She shares ideas for making plans and preparations that
12-18-2010 | Arts & Culture

Lisa Rice Guest Stars On Voice Over Experts

Lisa Rice is a professional communications specialist with a degree in Communications and an experienced announcer in broadcast radio. She is also a writer, producer and director of voice over. Her one-on-one interviews have extended from the White House and Capitol Hill to Nashville. Lisa Rice guest stars on Voice Over Experts to guide fellow voice talent on how to identify caution signs and ideas for adapting their read to finish
12-10-2010 | Arts & Culture Shares Success Story with Google Analytics and Salesforce at Dreamfor …

Leading digital media company is participating this week at the 10th Annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. The 30,000 Dreamforce attendees are there to learn about cloud computing with Salesforce and how to better leverage the platform as well as new applications such as Chatter,’s answer to enterprise-grade collaboration. is not new to Salesforce. In fact, the company has been a Salesforce customer since 2005 and relied
12-07-2010 | Arts & Culture

Directors Of APVoices Join The Voice Over Experts Podcast

APVoices is a division of Audio Paint--an audio and video production company providing services to numerous radio, television, and music clients throughout the United States. Both Piazza and Devers have been in the voice-over business for nearly twenty years. They bring their shared expertise in the fields of commercial advertising and audio production to each client. Many of their students have gone on to enjoy success in voice-overs in all

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