Celebrities and the Voice-Over Community Ante Up at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation Inaugural Poker Classic

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Celebrities and the Voice-Over Community Ante Up at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation Inaugural Poker Classic

Los Angeles (September 8, 2011) - The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is pleased to announce its Inaugural Texas Hold’em Poker Classic, a charity tournament fashioned after the World Series of Poker, to benefit the Don Lafontaine Voice-Over Lab (DLF VO Lab). To be held the evening of Saturday, September 24, 2011, in Bel Air, CA, this event will not only raise money, but will contribute to the continued growth of the voice-over community.

Many poker playing celebrities, top voice-over artists, and industry leaders are expected to attend including Brooke Anderson, Dennis Haysbert, Powers Boothe, Tony Denison, Ted Lange, Marty Kove, Joseph Reitman, among others. Supporters of the tournament include Patron, Broadcast Supply Worldwide, SBV Talent, Red Wall Productions, TGMD Talent Agency, Integrated Wealth Management, Atlas Talent Agency and Entertainment Tonight/The Insider.

"We are happy to celebrate the first anniversary of the Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab with our inaugural Poker Classic,” said SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams. “The SAG Foundation is proud of this innovative space where we continue to build our valuable partnership with the voice-over community.”

The DLF VO Lab has been a positive force within the voice-over community helping to fuel creative development. One of the Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab core values is to service the voice-over community by providing a state-of-the-art technical, educational and creative facility. The DLF VO Lab allows actors to work on voice-over craft, demos and auditions while classroom space hosts workshops, seminars and demonstrations led by experts in the field. In recognition of this, proceeds gained during the Poker tournament will provide beneficial support in allowing the voice-over lab to continue in assisting, educating and inspiring actors toward reaching their fullest potential.

About SAG Foundation

Founded in 1985, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation is an educational, humanitarian and philanthropic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Governed and funded independently of SAG, the SAG Foundation offers substantive services to Guild members, free of charge, in its mission to assist, educate and inspire actors toward their fullest potential in career, life and community. The mission of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation is to enhance the lives of actors by investing in programs which help them in their professional endeavors and the communities in which they live. www.sagfoundation.org