The Business of Voice-Over

Women in Film and Television Atlanta
Proudly Presents?    

The Business of Voice-Over
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Time: 6:30 – 7:00 PM Registration & Refreshments
7: PM – 8:30 PM Program
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Cost: FREE for WIFTA Members, $10 for Non-Members, $5 for Students with a valid ID(Cash, check or credit card payments accepted)

The Art Institute of Atlanta
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
100 Embassy Row Room 100
Atlanta, GA 30328

 Food and Beverages provided by
The Culinary Arts Students from the Arts Institute of Atlanta

Guest Speakers:

Paul Armbruster has been a voiceover actor for more than 20 years in Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta.  In addition to freelance commercial and narration work for companies like Home Depot and Coca Cola he has voiced promos nationally for Cinemax, Disney, TBS and TNT, and internationally for TNT Latin America.  Since 1992 he has been the imaging voice for over 50 radio stations across the country including STAR 98 in Los Angeles and Z-100 in New York.  Affiliate work includes WXIA-TV & WSB-TV, Atlanta, KPHO-TV, Phoenix and KABC-TV, Los Angeles.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in speech and drama from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and has been a voiceover instructor for both Los Angeles Broadcasters and the Alliance Theatre Acting Program.  He currently teaches a voiceover workshop throughout the year in Atlanta.

Susan Blaine began training as a recording engineer in 1983 with Sandy Fuller, owner of Magnetic Recording Studio.  At that time she was one of the few female studio engineers in the city. In 2000 she helped open Captive Sound Recording Studio, a voice-over studio in North Atlanta where she continues working today.  Susan’s specialty has always been working with voice talent and producing their voice demos.  

September Day Leach was born in Athens,GA and grew up in the Atlanta area.  She got her start in voice acting thirteen years ago, appearing in promotional spots for radio station 99X and its advertisers. MTV brought September to Las Vegas in 2007 to provide the announcements for their Video Music Awards ceremony.  Her voice welcomes visitors to “Dialog in the Dark,” a nationwide exhibit currently at Atlantic Station in downtown Atlanta. In promotional materials for the movie “Terminator: Salvation,” September provides the voice of the iconic antagonist, the artificial intelligence known as Skynet. Her other clients include such well known brands as VH-1, Comcast, Skechers, New York City’s Plaza Hotel, Subaru and is the voice of the 2009 Interactive Achievement Awards being shown on the Independent Film Channel. September is an accredited member of the Society of Voice Over Artists (SAVOA). She is proud to have done practically all her voice work from her home here in Atlanta.  This year September has begun teaching other local artists at her studio workshops how to break into the voice acting industry.

Tasha L. Johnson is an Atlanta-based actress and the voice of MiddleChild Creative Services.  She brings her extensive radio and theatrical experience to her work, with credits spanning television and radio, urban and general markets, local, nationwide, and industrial.  Her credits include work for Stein Mart, Coca-Cola, Mathew Knowles’ MusicWorld Kids, Interscope Records, Durex Condoms and TV One.  She is represented by Ford and by Richard S. Hutchison Management.

Deborah Richards was the morning show Co-host on WKHX, the most successful country music radio station in the Southeast at the age of 22. The show won the Academy of Country Music Award as the best morning show in the USA. She has earned an ADDY Award and two TELLY Awards for her voice work.  She began working with Captive Sound Studios in 2007. She continues to provide voice, copywriting, production services, voice coaching and voice demos for customers around the world.

Judith Sullivan is one of the most sought-after dialect coaches in the Southeast, having worked with such stars as: Harry Connick, JR., Thandie Newton and Jayne Seymour. She has worked as the Dialogue Coach for Tyler Perry Studios’ House of Payne and the dialect coach for the Alliance Theatre has been featured in hundreds of radio and TV commercials as well as industrials and major motion pictures.

From I-285 East or West
Traveling on I-285, take the GA-400 north exit, exit number 27, towards Atlanta/Dahlonega. Off of GA 400, take exit 5A and bear right onto Abernathy Road. Turn left at the second light, Peachtree Dunwoody Road. Continue on Peachtree Dunwoody Road through the first light. Take the next left into the Embassy Row complex. The Art Institute of Atlanta is the first building on the left.
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