Tonight is the night! A technological first, the Voicey Awards, an award show honoring career voice over talent for their skill, talent and contribution to the voice industry, will be aired via podcast, hitting the RSS at 6 p.m. EST February 21st, 2007.
The Voicey Awards this year honor voice talent and voice actors in five prestigious categories including Best New Voice, Best Personal Branding, Lifetime Achievement, Best Female Voice and Best Male Voice of the Year.
The host of the 2007 Voicey Awards is Stephanie Ciccarelli, co-founder of Voices.com, the voice marketplace. The podcast program is produced just like a live awards show including rousing theme and category specific music, sound effects, finalist introductions in each category, commentary, and acknowledgments. The winner in each category will also be honored with an audio tribute, playing one of their voice over demos after their name is announced as the Voicey Award winner.
Finalists in the category of Best New Voice include John Small, Kara Edwards, Anne Swist, Caryn Clark, and Dana Detrick.
Finalists in the category of Best Personal Branding include Jay Buck, Bruce Barker, Johnny George, Julie Williams, and Caryn Clark.
Finalists in the category of Lifetime Achievement include Barbara Ann Davison, Gordon Gibb, Ken Jackson, Derek Partridge, and Bettye Zoller, collectively contributing over 180 years to the voice industry.
Finalists in the category of Best Female Voice include Deborah Cardarella, Patty Mattson, Kim Somers, Rachel Robinson, and Barbara Ann Davison.
Last but not least, finalists in the category of Best Male Voice include Adam Behr, Bryan Cox, Chris Fries, Ari Ross, and Brian Haymond.
Voices.com co-founder, Stephanie Ciccarelli says, “The Voicey Awards are a dream come true for our company and the voice industry. There are so many talented people who work in voice overs that it only seems right to honor them. Tonight is just the beginning.”
As was mentioned earlier, the winners of the Voicey Awards will be announced via the VOX Talk podcast on February 21st, 2007, selected by a panel of industry judges including Marc Graue, Nancy Wolfson, and Rodney Saulsberry.
To subscribe to the VOX Talk podcast and receive the Voicey Awards Show, visit the iTunes Podcast Directory or subscribe directly from the blog.
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".
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 Stephanie Ciccarelli
Stephanie Ciccarelli, co-founder of Voices.com, blogger and host of the VOX Talk Podcast, has a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario, specializing in vocal education and performance. Ms. Ciccarelli is the author of The Podcasting Ebook: Your Complete Guide to Podcasting, The Definitive Guide To Voice-Over Success, The Voice-Over Script Collection, and Commercial Scripts for Radio and Television Ads.