The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation

A non-profit organization providing affordable educational resources and opportunities for performers since 2009
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NEWS

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

The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation responds to "Variety" article about pay-to-play casting

New Orleans-based The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation has responded with full support of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, who announced recently the filing of criminal charges against 25 people involved in five casting workshops, alleging that they charged aspiring actors for auditions in violation of state law, according to a recent article in the national showbiz publication "Variety".

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Mid-week voice-over workshops
in NEW ORLEANS
Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule

The schedule for the winter/spring 2017 semester of mid-week voice-over workshops in NEW ORLEANS at The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70117.

Session fee is only $20, pay on the night, and full information about the workshops, including the calendar of mid-week workshops and location details, are available by
Clicking here
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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.
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