General information about THAT’S VOICE OVER! CAREER EXPO 2015

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The Audition Spotlight™ is closed.

The new contest will open again in April 2018 and will be open to everyone. You do not need a ticket to participate.
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All are invited to register and audition. Auditions must be recorded by your own means and submitted via MP3. Up to forty (40) people will be chosen and notified by October 23, 2017 to be confirmed for final audition rounds to take place at The Times Center on November 4, 2017, between 2pm ET – 9:30pm ET. Also, on November 4, 2016, Six (6) finalists will be chosen to compete in a final live audition on the main stage during the finale of That’s Voiceover!™. Audition Spotlight™ “finalists” do not have to be ticket-holders to take part in, or to complete, the audition process. However, auditioners without tickets, will  not be admitted into the general conference activities. If available, tickets for the general conference may be purchased on site.

One contestant will be selected the winner of a Paid Booking for PIX11 New York.  Talent Agency Representation,  a Sennheiser MK8 Studio Microphone and two VIP tickets to the 2018 Voice Arts® Awards Gala.  Plus, the white hot spotlight of success!

This audition is an exclusive free offer to anyone who believes he has the chops to win, and those who want to put themselves to the test to find out. The first audition is online audition, right here! Just see the link for rules below. That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo is where final auditions will take place on November 4, 2017 at The Times Center in New York.  There is no fee to submit an audition nor to complete the audition process. Selected finalists must be present on site to complete audition process.

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Step 1

Download and record the script, making sure to say your full name and take number at the beginning of your audition. You may include 2 takes only.

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Step 2

Use the form below to upload your audition recording in MP3 format. Please note that ALL fields are required for submission.

 

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Gabrielle Carteris

Gabrielle Carteris became a household name when she landed the role of Andrea Zuckerman on the Aaron Spelling program “Beverly Hills, 90210.” A show with a shaky beginning, “90210” ended up being one of the longest running one-hour series in television history as well as being viewed in over 100 countries. The success of the show allowed Carteris to get involved with many great organizations, including D.A.R.E., Noxzema Extraordinary Teen program, M.A.D.D. and “Read to Grow.”

Carteris has also worked as a producer, creating a series of specials called “Lifestories,” which led to her producing and hosting her own talk show for Fox, “Gabrielle.” Recent credits include guest starring roles on “Criminal Minds,” “Make It or Break It,” and her recurring role on “The Event.” This Christmas she will be seen in “12 Christmas Wishes.”

Carteris currently serves as President of AFTRA Los Angeles and as the union’s Second National Vice President.

Christopher Currier

Christopher Currier has been with Sennheiser for 8 years. He is the Product Specialist for Studio Systems at Sennheiser USA and is also a emerging voiceover talent. Indeed, he is the official voice of Sennheiser USA – including television ads, tradeshow exhibitions, and is the voice of the telephone system for the US headquarters.  In addition to his work for Sennheiser/Neumann, Christopher has also voiced jobs for Emerson Process Management, IBM and HP.  His work at Sennheiser includes managing the marketing for Neumann in the US as well as Sennheiser’s studio line of products. And there’s no wonder Christopher is so in tuned with all things audio: He has conducted two collegiate acappella choirs and attended the HARTT School of Music where he studied composition.

See Christopher Currier’s Special Seminar:

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Mic: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

If you think a great voice and solid training is all you need to launch a stellar voiceover career, you have no idea. The microphone is arguably the next most important component to a voice actor’s work. You might say that if your vocal talent is the body, then what you do with the microphone is its beating heart. In this highly interactive and hands-on seminar, Christopher Currier shows you how to become as comfortable with a microphone as you are with your voice. You’ll take your relationship with the microphone to a whole new level as you learn how to employ Tips, Tricks and Techniques to get the results you want. Join Christopher Currier (the voice of Neumann/Sennheiser) as he takes you beyond the technology and myths and into the realm of artistry!  Volunteers will be taken from the audience and will get an opportunity to try out some of the best microphones in the industry – – from the venerable Sennheiser MKH 416 to the coveted Neumann U 87. Remember, having a great mic is just half the story. What you do with it is a whole other thing.

Scott Brick

Actor, screenwriter and audiobook narrator, Scott Brick studied acting and writing at UCLA and then spent ten years with the LA-based Will and Company, a traveling Shakespearean company which performed for schools throughout California, in addition to acting in such roles as Cyrano, Hamlet and Macbeth at various playhouses around the country. Brick ventured into narrating audiobooks 11 years ago and quickly found himself embraced by the audio world. To date he’s won over 40 Earphones Awards for his narrating skills, several Audie Awards, and was featured in a front page Wall Street Journal article in November 2004. Having now recorded over 400 titles, Brick has no intention of slowing down.

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith was always interested in the art of animation. After studying character animation at Cal Arts, Smith tested the waters at various animation studios before landing at Walt Disney Animation Studios. It was there that he worked on his first feature film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Throughout his career he has worked on multiple groundbreaking projects. He was the Director on Bebe’s Kids and the Co-Director of Animation on Space Jam. After supervising animation on such features as Disney’s Tarzan and The Emperor’s New Groove, Smith went on to create and executive produce the Disney Channel’s popular animated television series The Proud Family.

Smith recently completed work supervising the animation of the evil villain Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog and currently he’s the Supervising Animator of the lovable Piglet in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh feature.

Beau Weaver

Listen to Beau’s Demo Reel

Beau Weaver is one of the West Coast’s perrenial A list voice over artists, narrating trailers for feature films, network televison promos, syndicated television shows, cable network documentaries, national radio and television commercial campaigns, and imaging for major market television affiliates and radio stations. He had starring roles in animated series such as Superman and The Fantastic Four.

Currently, Beau is the voice of CBS Television’s daily medical syndicated talk show “The Doctors,” and is voice of “The Early Show” on CBS. He narrates several popular documentary series, including NAT GEO’s “Known Universe” DISCOVERY’s “American Loggers” and “and ANIMAL PLANET’s “Weird, True and Freaky.” He also voices promos for off net syndicated series like “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader” and “Seinfeld.”

Beau likes to say that he was raised on the radio…his first love. He was somehow able to con his way into his first professional on air job when he was just fifteen. By twenty one, he had worked his way up to the west coast’s legendary pop music powerhouses: KHJ, Los Angeles, and KFRC, San Francisco. It was while on the air at KHJ that Beau discovered the freelance world of voice acting after attending a workshop led by the field’s first female voice superstar Joanie Gerber.

Beau Weaver is also known as a technical innovator, pioneering out of market affiliate promo work from his own home studio in the early eighties. Today Weaver works non-stop from voice over recording facilities in Los Angeles and from rural Ojai, California.

Bern Nadette Stanis

Bern Nadette Stanis is best known as the quick witted, sexy savvy and the original “It” girl, Thelma Evans, from the groundbreaking, first African American sitcom, “Good Times.” The still sexy 70’s star needs no redefining. Bern Nadette remains the personification of the ‘gem’ that young girls want to emulate and that we’ve all come to know and love. Undeniably, the onyx beauty is exquisitely graceful in the naturalist of forms. A classy sophisticated and humble spirit is all embodied in this brilliant actress and author.

Bern Nadette’s place in television history has been secured not solely based on her undeniable sex appeal and good looks, but instead based on her undeniable contributions to redefining the role of the young black girl from ghettos across America in the minds of the overwhelming masses prone to stereotypic beliefs. Bern Nadette through ‘Thelma’ proved to audiences everywhere that Black girls with the support of their strong families have sky-is-the limit dreams and unshakeable faith and hope! Bern Nadette (Thelma) showed that a ‘ghetto girl’ from Chicago’s inner city projects lived a life full of hopes and dreams girded by intelligence, respect, dignity and grace, and for Bern Nadette Stanis these characteristics weren’t learned in acting class. Bern Nadette is a wonderfully trained and graceful dancer as was witnessed on many of the Good Times episodes. In everything that Bern Nadette did it was marked with beauty, form and style extraordinaire.

Without question as long as there is a television, there will be a Bern Nadette Stanis across our TV screens with her dramatic, comedic, witty one liners, daintiness, sexy but innocent, and daddy’s little girl charm.

Stanis is back with a vengeance in her quest to quell apparent ‘self-esteem issues and insecurities in our young generation. Astonished by the everyday questions and persistent dogmatic relationship environment family, friends and women in general endure and sadly see as ‘the norm’ Bern Nadette was prompted to do more than have phone pow wow’s about possible resolutions. She was determined to proactively seek a forum to reach out and stop the cycle of perpetually ‘justifying’ reasons to remain in sufferable relationships. Her hope is to go beyond scraping the surface of why we tolerate what we do, but dig deeper and breach the core of self-destructive behavior in relationships.

Today, she travels the world promoting her book, Situations 101: Relationships The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and her poetry book, For Men Only. BernNadette Stanis is also a well sought after speaker. She is available as a keynote or motivational speaker for your events.

Today BerNadette is the caretaker of her mother who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Carroll Kimble

Carroll hears voices.

No… not of little men from outer space, but voices of radio, television, film and animation. They’re the same voices we all hear, she just hears them differently. She hears the complexities and nuances that make them unique, the texture, tone and character that professional voiceover actors possess. Not only does she know a great voice when she hears one, but she can give them the direction they need to fit any project. Whether it’s selling beer or luxury cars, from industrial narration to cartoon characters, she makes them all special.

Carroll’s career began with Bert, Barz and Kirby where she spent eight years in production, casting and communication with agents, ad agency creative directors and producers. In 1992, she decided to go on her own, taking with her years of invaluable experience. As you can see by the following testimonials, Carroll knows what to do to make it all come together.

Stewart Wilson-Turner

Stewart Wilson-Turner, a founding member of Voicebank.net, the world’s premiere online casting company, is counted among the foremost experts on voiceover casting and the management of voiceover services for TV networks, ad agencies and talent agencies around the country. His wide range of experience as a voiceover director, casting agent and business development specialist gives him a level of knowledge unique to the voiceover industry. As such, Stewart has emerged as the consummate business development strategist, helping organizations create gainful strategic partnerships and assisting individuals establish career networking platforms.

While Stewart can be found on the East Seaboard almost as easily as the West, he makes his home in sunny California where he and his lovely wife Karen Moore are raising their son Aidan.

Dr. Joyce Simons

Dr. Joyce Simons was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s in 2007 at the age of 57.

For Joyce, one of the many things Alzheimer’s has stolen is a career that she loved. More than a job, teaching and helping to shape young minds was her greatest passion and life’s work for the last 30 years.  When Joyce retired she was Dean of the Division of Academic Support Services at Nyack College.

Joyce began to notice things were amiss after she suffered a stroke in the fall of 2006.  During her recovery, she began having memory problems and issues with her perception and balance.  She would find herself in the middle of a lecture – one that she had given millions of times before – and completely lose her train of thought.  She’d forget how to spell simple words and found it challenging to put sentences together.  Each day brought on a whole new set of challenges, even though she was doing the same activities she had been doing for the last three decades.

Joyce and her husband, Rene, became increasingly concerned and sought medical help. In February of 2007, she was diagnosed with Pick’s disease.  After being urged to seek a second opinion, she went to Columbia University where she was diagnosed with mixed dementia – Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia.  Armed with this information, Joyce knew she had no choice but to end her teaching career.

In addition to being a member of the national 2009 Early Stage Advisory Group, Joyce is currently active with the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester Chapter.  She testified at the Social Security Administration Compassionate Allowances hearing in Chicago July 29, 2009.

As an Early Stage Advisor, Joyce is committed to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and educating those around her about life with the disease.   She hopes her position as an Early Stage Advisor will provide her with a platform to enlighten others about Alzheimer’s disease, especially those in diverse communities.

Joyce and Rene, live in New City, New York, just outside of New York City.