Voices.com, the voice-over marketplace, is elated to announce that nominations are open for the 2007 Voicey Awards. Similar to awards such as the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, honoring actors and filmmakers, the Voicey Awards recognize voice actors for their contributions and efforts over the year in the voice-over industry.
Voice actors are hired for their vocal talents to complete various projects for organizations, companies, and institutions requiring voice-over services including commercials for radio and television, promos, movie trailers, audio book narration, podcasts, videos, animation, videogames, telephone recordings and more. Theirs are the voices that are heard but not seen.
The only awards show of its kind to exclusively honor voice-over professionals, the Voicey Awards has identified 5 categories of significance and prestige, including Best Male Voice, Best Female Voice, Best New Voice, Best Personal Branding, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
A panel of three judges has been handpicked to represent the voice industry for the 2007 Voicey Awards, including voice over instructor and former voice talent agent Nancy Wolfson, celebrity voice talent and author Rodney Saulsberry, and Burbank producer Marc Graue, also a voice actor, respectively.
Voices.com Marketing Director, Stephanie Ciccarelli says, “The Voiceys are a way to honor voice talent for their talent, dedication, and creativity. We look forward to announcing the winners!”
Nominating a voice actor for a Voicey Award is easy. Simply print off the PDF nomination form, enter in the necessary information and fax the nomination form to Voices.com for consideration. There is no limit to the number of voice actors a person may nominate. Nominations close on February 14, 2007 at 11:59 EST.
The winners of Voiceys will be announced February 21, 2007.
To nominate a voice talent go to the official website of the Voicey Awards
About Nancy Wolfson
Based in Los Angeles, CA Nancy Wolfson is a private voice over consultant and freelance casting director for commercials, animation, narration, and audio books. She writes, produces, and directs demos for her clients and has been the leading coach in the top market(s) over a decade. Her coursework has been accredited at the university level in private and group classes throughout North America and Europe. For over 15 years, she has worked with beginners, working pros, and celebrities as a producer and talent agent.
About Rodney Saulsberry
Rodney Saulsberry is one of the top voice-over talents in the United States. For more than a decade the Detroit native and University of Michigan graduate has given voice to many commercial campaigns, including Toyota, Alpo, Colgate, and movie trailers such as, Finding Forrester, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Dumb and Dumberer, The Best Man, and Friday After Next. Saulsberry also lends his character voice to that animated Jazzman in Zatarain’s television spots. As an announcer, he has worked on the NAACP Image Awards, and the Essence Awards television specials. Saulsberry, the voice of Joe Robbie Robertson on the cartoon series Spider-Man, resides in Agoura, California.
About Marc Graue
Marc is the owner of the legendary Marc Graue Voice Over Studios in Burbank, California, a landmark for more than 20 years. This is where hundreds of commercials, cartoons & VO's are recorded daily. Also a voice actor represented by William-Morris in Beverly Hills, Marc can currently be heard on Nickelodeon's " Avatar-The Last Airbender", Cartoon Network's "Code Name: Kids Next Door" and the "Veggie Tales Larry Boy" series as well as the video games "Avatar", "World of Warcraft", "Gun", "007-Golden Eye" and the upcoming "Spiderman 3" and "Spiderman-Super Heroes Unite".
Based in London, Canada, Voices.com provides an online marketplace, facilitating transactions between business clients and voice-over professionals, employing a comprehensive suite of web-based services. Clients that have worked at Voices.com include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Nortel Networks, Bell Canada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, US Army, the US Government and more.