On Dec. 7, the Atlanta Local Voiceover Committee dedicated more than four hours of free education to its membership at Decatur CoWorks in Decatur, Georgia.
Seventeen voiceover and demo reel production experts mentored a full house of participants on animation, live arena announcing, voiceover representation and teaching, casting, producing and sound engineering. The event, similar to those hosted by the Society of Voiceover Arts and Sciences program in New York, was styled as a “speed dating” session, with members getting five minutes of one-on-one time with each expert.
It was so successful that people wrote letters to the local office about how it changed their lives. More importantly, it has inspired the creation of a grassroots initiative to educate producers on how they may expand their post-production work and have more confidence in local production and union talent in the region.
This item was originally featured in the SAG-AFTRA magazine spring 2020 issue.