VoiceoverCity, LLC will host its very first voiceover conference this March 21-24 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference, VO2013 ATLANTA, is meant to bring together members of the voiceover community as well as those interested in learning more about becoming voiceover talent for four days of workshops, presentations, and networking. The conference is open to all levels of experience and those just wanting to see what it's all about.
Gerald Griffith, the founder of VoiceoverCity, LLC, noticed that most of the voiceover conferences were some distance from the Atlanta area; New York, California, and Chicago to name a few. So, through hard work and a lot of networking with industry leaders, he was able to organize Atlanta's largest voiceover event. VO2013 ATLANTA will bring the best coaches and industry leaders together for the conference. More importantly, the conference aims to raise the visibility of the voiceover community in, and around, the southern United States. Feature speakers and presenters include a number of Emmy Award winners, Nationally Recognized Voiceactors, and a number of local producers, agents, and directors from the Atlanta area.
According to Gerald Griffith, "It's been an honor to receive so much support from industry leaders and sponsors for this conference. There is so much positive energy around the industry that it's hard not to be excited. Being able to attract the best in the industry means a lot. Pat Fraley, Joan Baker, Nancy Wolfson, James Alburger, Marc Cashman, Rudy Gaskins, Penny Abshire, and Julie Williams make up the presenter lineup with a few special sessions offered by conference sponsors Edge Studio, Sennheiser, Neumann Microphones, Source Elements, VocalBooth ToGo, and more.
Local studios Creative Studios of Atlanta and Your Act Acting Studio are also represented in the conference as exhibitors.
VoiceoverCity, was initially started with a goal of getting together 10-20 people that could share resources, experiences and networks, within months of starting, VoiceoverCity Meetup Group the group had around 50 members. Since that time, the local group has grown to nearly 350 members with a Facebook following of more than 1,200 Fans.
One of the first things about VoiceoverCity that jumps out at many established professionals in the voiceover industry is that it's made up of 80% African-Americans and of those, about 90% are females. As an African-American, Gerald is very excited to head such a wonderful group of motivated people as they work to build successful careers in the voiceover industry.
VoiceoverCity plans to continue the conference for years to come in addition to the various workshops and activities it offers throughout the year. Anyone interested in learning more about voiceover or how they can register should visit their website at http://voiceovercity.com or http://vo2013atlanta.com. Email inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.