Official Press Release
Bang Zoom! Entertainment, a leading full-service audio post production company and producer of original entertainment content, has launched a dedicated web site â€” www.adventuresinvoiceacting.com â€” in support of its newly-released documentary, ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTINGâ„¢- Volume One. This film details the rarely seen, behind-the-mic world of the talented and diverse personalities that bring animated and video game characters to life.
The web site features several clips of interviews from the film as well as information on upcoming sessions of the popular Adventures In Voice Actingâ„¢ workshops, which are hosted by some of the top voice actors in the industry. They provide insights into the technology used in the ADR (Automated Dialogue Recording) process and an insider’s view of the voice acting business with a special focus for those interested in entering the industry. The ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTINGâ„¢- Volume One DVD is available through www.adventuresinvoiceacting.com for $29.95.
In conjunction with the launch of the web site, Bang Zoom! has also announced an upcoming Adventures In Voice Actingâ„¢ workshop to be held on September 26th and 27th during the 2008 New York Anime Festival, taking place September 26-28 at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City. More details will be announced shortly.
Adventures In Voice Actingâ„¢ workshops have been staged in front of packed audiences at the 2008 Anime Expo and the Comic-Con International in San Diego. “We’ve been grateful for the tremendous turnout at our most recent workshops, which were held at two of the largest anime, science fiction and entertainment industry events in North America, and we look forward to the upcoming sessions at the 2008 New York Anime Festival,” says Eric P. Sherman, President of Bang Zoom! Entertainment. “This event will feature several notable personalities including Kyle Hebert and Steve Blum, as well as a very special opportunity for attendees to try their hand at voice acting with one of our recording engineers and receive pointers directly from the panelists. We’ll be on the look-out for standout talent and those who are serious about pursuing a voice acting career to attend a separate off-site intensive session to be held at a premier New York recording studio. More details on that will be announced soon!”
For those who have yet to experience a voice acting workshop, Sherman suggests looking into the ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTING DVD. A first-of-its-kind documentary, the film features interviews with 66 renowned actors such as Crispin Freeman, Wendee Lee, Michelle Ruff, Steven Blum, Johnny Yong Bosch, Vic Mignogna, and Kate Higgins, who each share personal stories, struggles, triumphs and practical tips on what it takes to make it in this competitive industry. Early press reviews have emphasized the film’s comprehensive presentation.
“The content is just as interesting as the people. While most of the insight presented here can probably be found in Extras scattered about innumerable anime DVDs, a more concentrated source of information on the business and its practicalities will be hard to find. In various segments interviewees talk about the technical details of actual voice acting performances, what the audition process involves, how one can break into the business, the kind of commitment it takes to do work like this, what is needed to be good at the job, and the practical realities of being a voice actor.” â€”Theron Martin, Reviewer, Anime News Network
Sherman says of the film, “ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTING holds great appeal for two types of audiences in unique ways. For fans of anime, it gives fascinating insights and interviews with the voice actors behind many acclaimed series that have helped to define the anime genre in the Western Hemisphere. For those aspiring to become voice actors, ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTING provides valuable information and frank discussion on what it’s really like to do this work. Ultimately we’ve made this documentary as a testament to the talent and dedication of these fine actors.”
About Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc.
Headquartered in Burbank, California, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Inc. is a leading and award winning full service audio post production studio working in the fields of feature films, television, electronic entertainment, anime and direct to home entertainment projects. Founded in 1993, Bang Zoom! Entertainment maintains operations in the U.S. with three buildings, six recording/mixing stages and a staff of just under 200 actors, writers, directors and technicians. Bang Zoom! Entertainment is committed to carrying out innovative projects that contribute to the promotion of global cultural awareness. More information about Bang Zoom! Entertainment and its products can be found on the company’s web site, which is located at www.bangzoomentertainment.com.