VO School Podcast
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Welcome to the VO School podcast. In collaboration with Backstage Magazine, we will be interviewing some of the brightest lights of the voiceover industry. Voice talent, engineers, agents, casting directors, buyers, covering all areas of the business.
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Episode 20 - Diversity with Doug Melville Joan Baker and Rudy Gaskins
5 days ago
This week on the VO School podcast we are celebrating our 20th episode by honoring Black History Month with a show devoted to the founders of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS), which boast the longest running and most prolific voice over conference in the world.
This episode is guest hosted by chief diversity officer for international advertising agency TBWA, Doug Melville. Doug brings a wealth of knowledge to this episode. He is intimately familiar with the SOVAS mission, and he matches that mission as a vocal proponent of diversity in all its forms both in his day-to-day role within TBWA, and via his personal outreach on social media and public appearances.
Joining us this week on the podcast are power couple, Joan Baker (voice actor and author of Secrets of Voiceover Success) and Rudy Gaskins (Emmy Award-winning producer and creative director). Joan and Rudy are the founders of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences, a Not-for-Profit organization that brings education, job training and award recognition to the global voiceover community. They organize and present professional networking events, workshops, presentations, job opportunities and learning opportunities across America, and curate That’s Voiceover! Career Expo and The Voice Arts® Awards.
In this episode we learn how Joan and Rudy established themselves in the industry, how they advocate for the concerted inclusion of talent from diverse backgrounds, where they believe the industry is heading, the importance of the human voice and how the collaboration of technology and voiceover presents new and exciting opportunities for voice actors.
Rated 5 out of
Great advice, presented clearly, and a lot of funnnn!!
Date published: 2017-12-02