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11:00 am – 11:50 am

Behind the Mic and Off the Page: Audiobook Production

Sumner Redstone Theater

Learn about the audiobook production and publishing process from Dan Musselman (Penguin Random House Audio) and Sean McManus (HarperAudio), from what producers look for when hiring a narrator, to how they cast audiobooks, pre-production prep, and recording studio challenges unique to the audiobook medium.  Award-winning veteran narrator Scott Brick will offer his actor’s perspective and insight into the audiobook recording process.

12:00 am – 12:50 am

Tech and Creativity: The Magic of the Mic

Sumner Redstone Theater

Voice actor and product specialist, Chris Currier takes you on an educational journey with voiceover animation specialists and beatbox master Rahzel Brown of the Roots, to explore the magic of mic technique – demonstrating how the microphone can be a powerful creative tool and an extension of your performance. Plus, the tricks, tips and techniques to give you an edge in the booth.

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Making A Living With Audiobook Narration
With Jay Snyder and Piper Goodeve

Sumner Redstone Theater

The audiobook business is booming, and performing an audiobook is a challenging, but rewarding way to add credits to your acting resumé. Whether you’re breaking into the audiobook industry, or taking your narration to the next level, hone your craft and achieve success with guidance from your peers in this session. Score advice, tips, and techniques on performing and producing audiobooks, and learn how to find virtually limitless audiobook work through ACX.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Audible and ACX, as well as fellow actors Piper Goodeve and Jay Snyder about what it takes to book gigs and prosper from audiobook narration/production, and how to deliver compelling, nuanced performances that get you hired again and again. Start winning gigs and earning money from audiobook production today! Plus ACX announces the two winners of the ACX Audiobook Narration Contest!

2 pm – 2:50 pm

Patrick Fraley Receives Backstage Vanguard Award Presented by SOVAS™. Sponsored by Backstage Magazine®

Sumner Redstone Theater

In honor of his extraordinary voiceover career and the unparalleled scholastic standard he has established for teaching the craft and art of voice acting, Patrick Fraley receives the Backstage Vanguard Award for Education. Celebrate and honor our dear colleague, friend and master teacher. Then enjoy an intimate, one-on-one interview that will surprise, delight and inspire. A very special occasion with Patrick Fraley.

3 pm – 6 pm

Voice of God Reception (Fully Catered)

Reception & Lobby

The sponsors for That’s Voiceover were carefully chosen for the unique service they bring to the industry and the critical role their services play in the advancement of voiceover careers. Don’t miss the opportunity to get to know them on a first name basis and avail yourself of the knowledge and experience each brings to her trade and to the industry as a whole. Your career depends on it.

4 pm – 5:30 pm

Speed Dating With Demo Reel (Pre-selected finalist Only) Hosted by Stacey J. Aswad 

Digital Suite

20 Advance ticket-holders will be selected by lottery and confirmed via phone interviews prior to November 10, 2014. Those so confirmed will meet one-on-one with agents, casting directors and creative directors for feedback on their demo reels, audition technique and career goals. You must purchase your ticket by October 30, 2014 to be considered. Read More here

6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Evening Presentations

Sumner Redstone Theater

The nuts and bolts of starting and sustaining a voiceover career. Plus advanced insight into growing existing careers to new heights. A how-to volcano on advancing your skills, marketing and branding, getting and agent and working with directors.

Comments by Joan Baker

Award-winning voice actor, Co -creator of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™, Author of Secrets of Voice-over Success, Backstage columnist, and co-founder of That’s Voiceover!™

Comments by Alan Kalter

Announcer, Late Show with David Letterman
Voice Actor/Actor/Producer/Director/Singer

Paula Rice

Alzheimer’s Association, New York Chapter

The Business of Voiceover

Hosted by Alan Kalter
Q&A with Working Producers, Casting Directors and Agents – Understanding the other side of the microphone. Tips for developing long-term career strategies by understanding the buyer.

The Thriving Voice Actor

Hosted by Alan Kalter
Q&A with Top VO Talents – Insights into gainful employment as a voice actor.

Travel Channel Audition Spotlight
The Final 6 take the stage in a live audition. One winner will take home the grand prize: A paid booking with Travel Channel, a one-year voiceover contract with the Umberger Agency and a Neumann studio microphone. Plus, an unbelievable swag bag!

Winner To Be Announced Live

9:30 pm – 11:15 pm

Closing Networking Reception

Reception Area

  • Book Signing
  • Meet the Sponsors
  • Hors d’oeuvres and Open Bar


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