The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation

A non-profit organization providing affordable educational resources and opportunities for performers since 2009
Education - Opportunities - Community 
Support                                    Serving "Hollywood South", Louisiana, Mississippi, and along the Gulf Coast 


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Please click here for printable Donor Information Document (PDF)  Latest Version: April 2017 V4

Upcoming Events

Please click on event for details. Also see full schedule of workshops by clicking on the NVT Voice Workshops tab. And register as an online member (it's free) to receive updates and reminders..!

Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM


NOLA Voice Talent aims to establish resource center in New Orleans

A resource center for voice and other performers is among development plans released today by The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation.

The center, proposed for the Garden District in New Orleans, will comprise rehearsal space, meeting room, recording booth, and office, for the use of members and the community, according to Stephen James, founder and Chief Executive of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, and is subject to sufficient funds being raised from donors, grants, and sponsors. Click here for the full news release

NOLA Voice Talent launches voice-over workshops for juniors
at Boys and Girls Clubs Gulf Coast

A series of voice-over workshops for juniors has been launched by The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs Gulf Coast.

The workshops will be made available to Boys & Girls Clubs members at locations across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, beginning with the D'Iberville location at 10444 Lamey Street, D'Iberville, MS where a series of three workshops will be held on April 5th, 12th, and 19th (4pm-5pm). Read the full story by clicking here

About The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation

The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation is a not-for-profit incorporation founded in 2009 by Stephen James and supported by him and his wife Deborah Smith. The Foundation is dedicated to providing affordable opportunities for existing and aspiring performers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and further afield; and to promoting the wealth of talent which is available from throughout the region.

Whether you are a performer on-stage or on-screen, on-camera, or behind-the-mic, you will benefit from the resources which The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation provides.

To begin with, check the calendar of the Foundation's practical workshops in New Orleans and throughout the region then look at the plethora of resources available through the Foundation. Join us by clicking here and don't forget to follow us on Facebook.


About our Founder:

Stephen James is Founder and CEO of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, which is supported by he and his wife Deborah. Both provide their services to the Foundation gratis on a volunteer basis.

With 40 years' experience, Stephen is a prolific voice actor and coach who possesses a rare versatility which enables him to perform just about any role required. His training has included Standard American English, and the combination of that and his native British accent makes his voice perfect for narration and commercial voice-over.

He has performed worldwide  in countless commercials, audio-books, computer games, and narrations; while he also runs the specialist voice-over agency NOVA:The New Orleans Voice-over Agency and Stephen James Media Productions.

A trained and highly-experienced educator and communicator, Stephen has coached voice techniques and the business of voice-over to hundreds of performers, including leading actors and voice-over talent, through his regular workshops in Louisiana and the Gulf coast, in seminars in several states, and through private coaching. Stephen was voted "Louisiana's favorite voice coach" by readers of national industry publication "Backstage" in May 2015.

Stephen is also a director and producer; his most recent success being directing and producing narrator Richard Louis for the highly-acclaimed audio-book John Raven Beau by international author and crime writer O'Neil De Noux. Stephen also co-directed the multi-award-winning movie My Choice is Clear alongside David Mills; while he also played the lead role in Dark Friend, directed by Jack Teague.

In July 2016 Stephen James was awarded a Member of the Board of Governers of The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE), based in Washington, DC.