On March 11, 2011 the winners in the first ever VoiceOver Kidz Competition received their awards for participation in a program that encourages junior and high school students to find their voices. The event was held at the Writers Guild in Los Angeles, CA. Winning teams (pictured) include; Albert Einstein Academy and La Mesa Jr. High School in Santa Clarita, along with Patrick Henry Middle School in Granada Hills.
The VoiceOver Kidz program gives aspiring young performers a chance to train with professional actors, coaches and casting directors in a high-end recording studio. The instructors teach students voice acting, the recording process, and the vital skill of public speaking.
The four week intensive program culminates in a competition where participants are treated to an authentic industry experience, recording a commercial and comedy sketch in Voice Over There’s mobile voice-over trailer.
“The development of confidence and skill in these aspiring young actors is astounding”, says Amir Solemani, president of Voice Over There and creator of VoiceOver Kidz. “Their personal sense of accomplishment is what makes the program so valuable.”
With the success of the inaugural program, VoiceOver Kidz is in the process of expanding across the region. They currently have the capacity for twenty schools per semester and plan to increase the number of schools to sixty over the course of the next three years.
Source: Ignite Strategic Communications