The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation  

                     A not-for-profit organization providing affordable educational resources and opportunities for performers since 2009
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New: Monthly voice-over workshops in BILOXI, MS

Such was the success of the Summer Special Voice-over Workshops at Stephen James's studio in Biloxi, MS. in June 2016, that we will be launching MONTHLY mid-week voice-over workshops for all performers, beginning at the end of August, 2016 (inaugural date to be decided). Click here for full story

Introducing... NOLA Voice Radio (NOVR)

The first of its kind in New Orleans, NOLA Voice Radio (NOVR) provides yet another opportunity for voice talent and performers to make their voices heard.

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2016 NVT Awards - a look back at last year's extravaganza

With planning under way for the upcoming 2016 NVT AWARDS, to be held this coming November 12th (two weeks BEFORE Thanksgiving), we are delighted to bring to you this review of the 2015 NVT Awards ceremony held at Deutsches Haus last November.

Video produced by David K Jarreau, Pointe Coupee Community Access; Presenter: Christy Hansen.


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 New Orleans, southern Louisiana, southern 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 bi-weekly practical workshops in New Orleans 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 Executive Director of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, which is supported by he and his wife Deborah. 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 is also runs the specialist voice-over agency NOVA:The New Orleans Voice Agency and Palmer Tingley 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 southern Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf coast, in seminars in a number of 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 directing 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.