Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7:00 am (PT)
The rapid growth of Audio Books has generated an abundance of opportunities for actors to showcase their skills and work as audio book narrators. Whether you are new to audio books or already on your way, this informative discussion will help you navigate the ins and outs of audio books and help you understand the latest trends in the industry. We have assembled a panel of experts from Audible Studios/ACX, Deyan Audio, Outloud Audio and more to provide a comprehensive overview of what it takes to maximize your opportunities and find success in Audio Books.
Meet the Panelists:
Debra Deyan - Producer, Deyan Audio
Since 1990, Bob and Deb have produced over 12,000 audiobooks, and have had 4 Grammy wins and 11 Grammy nominations for Spoken Word. They were awarded the 2013 APA Lifetime Achievement award, and are owners of 9 recording booths in two Los Angeles locations, and work with 1200 actors, 102 editors, and 30 publishers!
Mark Kondracki - Principal, Outloud Audio
Mark Kondracki is an Audie award winning, and Grammy nominated director and audio engineer and owner of Outloud Audio with studios in New York and Los Angeles. He has worked with talent ranging from Kenneth Branagh and Elijah Wood to Kate Winslet and Whoopi Goldberg.
Jason Ojalvo - Senior VP, Content Creation, Audible.com
Jason has spent twenty years helping creative individuals – actors, dancers, musicians – make a living from their art. He is a Senior Vice President at Audible (a division of Amazon.com). He launched and now runs the groundbreaking ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) service which connects voiceover actors with great books to create more audiobooks for the ever-growing base of audiobook listeners. Jason also oversees Audible Studios, which in 2013 received a Grammy award as well as nine Audie Awards. He holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York.
Moderator - Scott Brick has performed on film, television and radio, while his stage appearances throughout the U.S. include Cyrano, Hamlet and Macbeth. In the audio industry, Scott has won over 40 Earphones Awards, as well as the 2003 and 2008 Audie Awards, both in the Best Science Fiction category. Having recorded over 500 audiobooks, Scott has been proclaimed both a Golden Voice by AudioFile Magazine and the 2007 Narrator of the Year by Publishers Weekly. Among the classics Scott has narrated are In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, Dune by Frank Herbert, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, White Jazz by James Elroy and Mystic River by Dennis Lehane.
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