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Bonnie Optekman

New York, New York, US

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Highlights

Hi.

I'm a professional, non-union voice over artist based in Manhattan with a home studio.

A former VP at NBC News, my favorite gig was being VOG for their Education Nation live three-day event.
NBC News Radio and Dateline have also used my work. I'm the voice of JLTV and have voiced narration for Visitors TV Network and played a role as the teacher in an educational DVD series.

My voice is:
-Authentic and conversational for commercials and live events without a heavy announcer style.
-Dramatic and warm as a narrative storyteller.
-Funny and engaging for character reads.
-Believable and authoritative for testimonials and spokesperson reads.
-Bright and quick for upbeat promos.
-Wry with a touch of schadenfreude for sarcastic promos.

I'm flexible, collaborative, and take direction well.

Thank you,
Bonnie.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

US General American (GenAm), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

Some highlights:
The “voice” of NBC News Education Nation 2012
Currently the "voice" of JLTV (Jewish Life TV cable network).
I’ve voiced for Dateline and NBC News Radio (for which I also wrote).
I narrated for Visitors TV Network.
Voiced a role in an educational DVD series.

Credentials

Education

I've studied and continue to do coaching work with Marla Kirban Voiceovers, Abacus Entertainment, John McKinney and Amy Marcs.
I'm a member of:
NATAS and PGA

Studio

Microphone

Rode Podcaster

Computer & Software

MacBook Pro; Audacity; Garage Band; Adobe

Delivery Methods

email; ftp; Dropbox; iCloud

Turnaround Time

within an hour

Service Description

I know how to find the creative concept of a commercial and deliver it. I know how to impart a story's narrative without over shadowing it. I can promote with enthusiasm and honesty and I can hold an audience's attention at a live event.
I'll want to make you successful because that makes me successful too.
Thank you.

Payment Terms

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Radio

Television

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Documentaries

Radio

Educational

Internet Video