BANG ZOOM! ENTERTAINMENT INVITES FANS AND MEDIA TO SPECIAL SERIES OF VOICE ACTING WORKSHOPS TAKING PLACE DURING 2008 ANIME EXPO
Company To Feature Notable Anime Voice Actor Personalities In Four Unique Workshops Occurring Each Day Throughout Expo And Will Also Have New Documentary For Sale And Special Photo Opportunities At Bang Zoom! Booth #811
Burbank, CA, July 2, 2008 – Bang Zoom! Entertainment, a leading full-service audio post production company and producer of original entertainment content, has invited the thousands of fans and attendees, as well as press and industry, to attend a series of special workshops for aspiring voice actors taking place at the Anime Expo® 2008. Anime Expo is the nation’s largest anime and manga convention and takes place July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Bang Zoom will also have copies for sale of its new DVD release, ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTING- Volume One, at its booth located in the Main Exhibit Hall Booth #811. More information about 2008 Anime Expo is available at www.anime-expo.org.
The Voice Acting Workshops will each feature a variety of important topics critical for those looking to enter the voice acting arena. These topics include an informative overview of the dubbing process and the technology used in recording as well as an insider’s view of voice acting business as it relates to the Anime industry. Attendees will also learn studio and industry protocol and how to prepare for an audition.
The classes are scheduled for 5:30-6:30pm on Thursday, July 3 in LACC Room #304, Friday, July 4 from 11:00am-12:00pm, also in LACC Room #304. The workshop for Saturday July, 5 will be held from 2:30pm-3:30pm in LACC Room #304 as will the Sunday session which runs from 11:30-12:30 also in the same room. Those interested to attend one of the workshops may pre-register at the Bang Zoom! booth (#811) to reserve a spot.
Workshops will feature a pair of notable voice actors including Philece Sampler and Tony Oliver. Sampler’s vocal range makes her one of the best among voice actors and she has demonstrated a keen ability to voice male roles (Cody from Digimon), elderly women (Tiptree in Eureka Seven), as well as notable female roles in Bleach, Last Exile and Zatch Bell!. Tony Oliver is renowned for his lead role as Rick Hunter on the Robotech series as well as Arsene Lupin III from Lupin The 3rd and work in several of the Power Rangers series.
A first-of-its-kind documentary produced by Bang Zoom!, ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTING- Volume One is the debut of a proposed multi-volume series detailing the behind-the-mic world of the talented and diverse personalities that bring animated and video game characters to life for English-speaking audiences. As anime and gaming continue to captivate millions of fans across North America, a strong interest has emerged to explore this subject in greater detail. Bang Zoom! Entertainment brought the idea to life, having completed English language dubs and audio post production for more than 2,000 anime episodes for a wide variety of acclaimed series including Samurai Champloo, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Chobits and Last Exile, in addition to working on a variety of other animated features, live action productions and video games.
“This year’s convention is going to be very exciting as we’ve partnered with Anime Expo to offer a series of very special workshops to give those hoping to enter the dynamic world of voice acting some insights directly from two of the most famous voice actors in the business,” says Eric P. Sherman, President and CEO of Bang Zoom! Entertainment. “We’ll also have many fun events planned for our booth throughout the show including exclusive signing opportunities by many of the notable actors featured in the documentary, as well as a special opportunity for fans to pose in a mini recording booth, complete with a mic and headphones, and have their picture taken as if they were a real voice actor! This year’s Anime Expo is definitely not one to miss!”
About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California – Anime Expo®, the nation¹s largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2008 will be held July 3 July 6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).
About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property Anime Expo®. More information can be found at its website (www.spja.org).
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.