Sunday, February 22, 2009

Talking Audio & Voiceover Workout Weekend

Talking Audio & Voiceover Workout Weekend

Leah Coveli (VO Talent in LA) wrote

MIC n ME in California!!!
Vancouver's Top VO Coach- Deb Munro!

IF you haven't worked with Chanti Productions' Owner Deb Munro,
then you are MISSING OUT! ;)

This woman is spunky! She's friendly! She's truly talented. She's an award-winning Voice Over Actor!
She's an amazing VO Coach! ... and she means business!!

Learn from one of the top female vo coaches out there in a positive, supportive,
and very much goal-oriented environment.

Deb is all that and much more! ;)

Feb 28th- March 1st in Los Angeles @ Voice Trax West

Talking Audio & Voiceover Workout Weekend
A full weekend of Mic time and one on one coaching
with Award Winning Voice Talent/Coach Deb Munro

Day One

Day Two
Audio Books
Demos & more

A workshop that will advance your talent no matter your current skill level with a coach who cares about your results!

Full Weekend Workshop
Cost: $395 (early bird special-$345)
Private Sessions also avail

Register Now For Early Bird Specials!

Be Sure to check out Chanti Productions' upcoming VoiceOlympics Cruise!
(Here's your chance to set sail with the best in the biz!)

Kurt Kelly Voice Over Actor - Artist

Kurt Kelly

Distinct, Guy Next Door-Movie Trailer & Characters • Kurt Kelly is registered with Voice123 since Jan 31, 2009. • Kurt Kelly started his/her voice over career in 1900. • Currently Kurt Kelly is a Premium subscriber. • Auditions and proposals submitted through Voice123 during the past six months: 10 • Kurt Kelly has been active on Voice123 during the past 48 hours Voice Description Strong, warm, deep, ominous, sexy, soft, authoritative, newscaster, announcer, animated, cheesy, narration, fun, distinct voice! Ability to creditably deliver a solid range from guy next door, to professional announcer, to thunderous voice like god. Movie Trailer and In Theater opener or between show announcements. Television show narration, announcer and host. Commercials and Public Service announcements of all genres. Television, Cable, Radio, Satellite Imagine Promos, Sweeper, Show teasers, tags, bumpers and special announcements. Animation, cartoon, video games, multimedia events. Industrials, corporate presentations, training videos, infomercials, sales presentations and special features. Great for spokesperson for Corporate presentations, Tour Guide and Instructional Messages, In Store Radio, On Hold Presentation, Internet Videos and How To Guides, instructional teaching or learning guides. Trade show presentations, in flight or travel announcements and special instructions. On camera, on voice over actor, artist, talent, performance. Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform • Teenage Boy • Young Adult Male • Middle Age Male • Senior Male Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker: • English - North American • English - Other I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes • Commercials • Promos • IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages • Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites • Audiobooks • Videogames • Documentaries • TV shows and movies • Movie and game trailers • Podcasts • Adult content • Songs • Others (on-camera, informercials, live announcers, spokespersons) Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise) • Non-Union Jobs • Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories • Jobs for AFTRA (US) signatories • Jobs for British Equity signatories • Jobs for SAG (US) signatories • Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories My Union Affiliations and Memberships • AFTRA (US) • SAG (US) My Recording and Delivery Capabilities • I will go to any designated studio in my area • I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email • I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP • I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer • I offer copywriting services • I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks • I offer voice direction services • I offer radio ad production services • I have a music library and can add music to any project • I can add special effects to any project My Home Base Los Angeles, California, United States Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects Midwest, Southern, Jive, Urban, British, Hick, West Coast. Boss, dad, guy next store, god-like, animated, teen, young adult, old man, senior citizen, cheesy announcer, game show host, newscaster, host, interviewer, professor, instructor, teacher, doctor, lawyer, dark, ominous, sinister, ballsy, authoritative, evangelist, preacher, warrior, rebel, nagging, fast-talking, dis jockey, detective, executive and more, just ask. My Voice Experience Commercials Movie Trailers Television Promos Narration News Animation Radio Promos & Imaging Industrials And Much Much More! Some of Kurt Kelly's credits include: AP/UPI... ABC... NBC... CBS... MTV...VH1... HBO... Showtime... Paramount... SONY... Westwood One... TRANSTAR/UNISTAR... Golden West Broadcasting... Fields Communications... Metro Media... FOX... WB/Warner Brothers... Universal... Disney... PBS, and Nationwide Communications. Contact Voice Over Artist [demos available]: Commercials TV/Film Trailers/Promos/Commercials Narration Radio/TV/Film/Industrials Animation Imaging/Positioning/Promos All Media Others upon request On Camera: Actor Host Anchor/Reporter Stage Kurt Kelly, among many other talents is also known for the following: Voice Over Auditions, Voice Over Audition, Voice Acting, Voice Act, Voice Over Acting, Voice Over Act, Voice Over Artists, Voice Over Artist, Voice Over Art, Voiceover Auditions, Voiceover Audition, Voice Act, Voice Acting, Voiceover Act, Voiceover Acting, voiceover Artists, Voiceover Artist, Voiceover Art, Voice Over Talent, Voiceover Talent, Voice Over Performer, Voiceover Performer, greetings voice mail, greeting voice mail, voice over talents, voiceover talents, voice over jobs, voiceover job, voice over job, message on hold, messages on hold, message on hold announcements, voice over work, voiceover work, voice overs work, onhold annoucement, on hold messages, message for voice mail, voicemail greetings, voice mail greetings, voice talent, voice over, voiceover, voiceovers, voice-over, voice-overs, podcasting, podcasts, voice talents, voice over talent, voice over talents, voice overs, voice actors, voice actor, voice mail greeting, voicemail messages, messages for voicemail, messages for voicemails, voice services, radio voices, radio voice, voice recordings, voice over recordings, voice over audtion, voiceover audition, voice over coaching, narration, movie trailers, commercial, industrial narration Consistently proven goal oriented business management/consultant, top-rated multimedia radio/television talent/personality, On Camera talent/actor/host and Voice Over Artist with extensive skills both on/off air including: production, promotion, public relations, and public service. Experienced results-oriented business/broadcast professional, with the ability to consistently improve and maintain top ratings in all key demographics, product/sales performance and revenue growth. Extensive track record, highly motivated, success driven, team player with versatility in achieving and maintaining corporate objectives. Known for taking companies and products from concept inception to market dominate leaders! About Kurt Kelly: Born and raised in Michigan, Kurt Kelly found himself in the lime-light at a very young age. Having been born into a politically active family and having endless talents and interests of his own, by the age of 10 he found himself, not only, reporting the news; but, also singing, dancing, acting, and performing in a band. With the talent and drive he was already expressing, it's no wonder he went on to become one of the most recognizable and sought-after entertainment personalities in the business- having been heard by a global audience of over 100-million people. Kurt Kelly's legendary, award-winning vocal talent and presence both on and off the air rocketed him into television, radio, film, and live performances all over the country. Couple his talent with his "get it right the first time" mentality, he's earned the opportunity to work with everybody from The Rolling Stones to the White House. From his beginnings in radio and television to starting his own company, Live Video, Inc., Kurt Kelly is a force to be reckoned with within the entertainment community. For more about Kurt Kelly, see: Kurt Kelly P.O. Box 241971 Los Angeles, CA 90024 TEL 310-925-2709, FAX (610) 885-2709 Contact Also see Kurt Kelly Links: LVI-DRI ©2003-2009 ALL RIGHTS EXPRESSLY RESERVED © 2009 LVIN-DRI All rights reserved. My Training Kurt Kelly has worked with and trained with the Industry's best, some of which include and are not limited to: Joyce Castellanos Weist-Barron Albert Wong Lee Strasberg School of Acting Lynda McCarrell Joe Kelly Second City Hallie Douglas Andy Geller Criag Roberts Gene Cordes Voicecasters Carin Baker Lindsey Alena Jeff Davis Santa Monica College Theater Arts & Acting Pete Stacker Oakland College Chuck Morgan Tim Kelly Voice Over Workout Group Jim Giggins Ron Brewington Brad Lemonds Kieth Ogatta Frank Dawson Nick Pernisco To name just a few. My Studio Equipment Sound Forge Audio Studio 8, Adobe Audition 3, Cool Edit Pro, Pro Tools, Windows based platforms, numerous mics, Beringer Mixer, easy access to portable and full studios. AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD ISDN [as agreed] FTP AIF MP3 WAV Additional Skills Through his unparalleled success, Kurt has always made it a point to use his talent and notoriety for the good of others by founding, promoting and contributing to countless charities- some of which include: Disaster Relief, Inc. Easter Seals St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital PBS Farm Aid Live Aid MD Charities Political,Civil, and Human Rights Education Fine Arts and Media Promotions and, Green Peace From the straights of Cheboygan, Michigan to the jungles of Los Angeles, Kurt Kelly and done it all... and continues to love every second of it. Kurt Kelly's Backstage Pass- All Access® is an original television series from Executive Producer, Director and Host Kurt Kelly. Kurt Kelly's Backstage Pass All Access® features a never before seen look backstage, in the studio, on the road and in person with the people who make it happen in the music and entertainment industry. This episode of Kurt Kelly's Backstage Pass All Access ® includes original footage with Kurt Kelly featuring, information and interviews with: Joan Osbourne Rod Stewart Eddie Money Dave Mason Shana Twain Seven Mary Three Torey Amos Eurythmics Jimi Hendrix Rusted Root Martin Paige Rebecca St. James Boy Krazy Pat Benatar Fleetwood Mac Kiss ... and many others Payment Methods Accepted • PayPal Online Payments Via PayPal Please select your currency: Select... Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar Czech Koruna Danish Krone Euro Hong Kong Dollar Hungarian Forint Japanese Yen New Zealand Dollar Norwegian Krone Polish Zloty Singapore Dollar Swedish Krona Swiss Franc U.K. Pound Sterling U.S. Dollar Contact Information To contact Kurt Kelly by email or phone 310-925-2709, please click here. Additional Information

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Soap Box

Soap Box

Wishing you an amazing 2009!

Talent - Events

We have designed this section to assist you in promoting yourself, your events, your charity, your career, or someone that you feel really deserves a shot. Let's face the reality, we are all in this together and no one truly makes it alone. So, consider this your new "soap box" if you will.... your new corner to blow your horn, or to give someone else the extra acknowledgement they truly deserve.

Feel free to promote your events on my web sites, comments and blogs

Also See:

Have talent, will perform!!!! How can I assist?

Kurt Kelly, AFTRA - SAG
P.O. Box 241971 Los Angeles, CA 90024
TEL 310-925-2709, FAX (610) 885-2709
© 2009 LVIN-DRI All rights reserved. KURT KELLY, BACKSTAGE PASS, BACKSTAGE PASS ALL ACCESS ® are registered trademarks owned by KURT KELLY

Demand Answers from Bailed-Out Banks

Demand Answers from Bailed-Out Banks

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Thank you for signing the petition! Help gather signatures:

Total Signatures:
Causes Featuring:
-- Select One --The Labor MovementCommon CauseThe Facebook Half In Ten CampaignStop Predatory LendingFix Housing FirstA Bailout for America's Communities
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Top Signature Gatherers:
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Petition Sponsor:
COMMON CAUSE EDUCATION FUND wrote and will deliver this petition.

Petition Due Date:
April 15, 2009

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About this Petition:
When Congress passed the $700 billion bailout plan, the goal was to help Americans who are being hit hardest by the mortgage foreclosure crisis. Now that nearly half of that money is in the hands of big banks like Citigroup, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, how is it being spent?

No one's talking. The banks are refusing to say how our taxpayer dollars are being … (read more)

When Congress passed the $700 billion bailout plan, the goal was to help Americans who are being hit hardest by the mortgage foreclosure crisis. Now that nearly half of that money is in the hands of big banks like Citigroup, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, how is it being spent?

No one's talking. The banks are refusing to say how our taxpayer dollars are being used. All we do know for sure is that the original problem that caused the economic collapse – housing foreclosures – is getting worse, not better.

Tell the top banking industry recipients of bailout funds that "we the people" have a right to know how our money is being spent! (show less)

The Desired Outcome of this Petition:
More transparency and accountability around the bailout!

More transparency and accountability around the bailout! (show less)
Page 1863 Signatures 61447 – 61479 To: CEOs of the Top Banks that have received bailout funds (Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, PNC Financial Services, US Bancorp and Suntrust)
We petition that…
All banks that have received federal bailout funds be required to disclose – immediately and in detail -- how the millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent.

Congress passed the $700 billion bailout plan with the intention of helping Americans who are being hit hardest by the mortgage foreclosure crisis.

Not only are Americans losing their homes and their jobs, but communities across the nation are also suffering as foreclosures continue to drain resources from services like local police, fire, rescue and public education. The bailout funds must address these issues. And the first step to assess whether the bailout program is working is a complete accounting of how the money is being spent.
The Undersigned
61,479 Signatures
Name City State / Region Country
61447. Nick Sisk Virginia Beach Virginia United States
61448. Paul M. McDowell Jr. Panama City Florida United States
61449. Mark Romeo New York New York United States
61450. Pamela Ferguson Chugiak Alaska United States
61451. Katy Boettcher Phoenix Arizona United States
61452. Marshall Menne Lynnwood Washington United States
61453. Irene Passos Bellflower California United States
61454. Renee Probus Martin Beaver Dam Kentucky United States
61455. Sondra Medders Ganninger Carr Orlando Florida United States
61456. Liz Dowd Brooklyn New York United States
61457. Erika Nurmi Los Angeles California United States
61458. Leah Espedido Babiera Davao Region Xi Philippines
61459. Diana Sheets Dallas Texas United States
61460. Casey Todd Moore Portland Maine United States
61461. Rick Farmer Benicia California United States
61462. Valerie Stanley Tampa Florida United States
61463. Martha Hoffman San Jose California United States
61464. April Blach Algonquin Illinois United States
61465. Jason Ramos Millbrae California United States
61466. Fred LaChance Hilo Hawaii United States
61467. Dave Lang Springfield Missouri United States
61468. Marcus Langford San Diego California United States
61469. Amber Alcantara Olathe Kansas United States
61470. Rich Kelly Hanover Pennsylvania United States
61471. Vanessa Alvarez Asterman New Bern North Carolina United States
61472. Chelsea Smith Novato Arkansas United States
61473. Samantha Dimond East Bridgewater Massachusetts United States
61474. Scott Brewer Antelope California United States
61475. Tania Clucas North Pole Alaska United States
61476. Mike Dunn Brooklyn New York United States
61477. Jennifer Klein San Francisco California United States
61478. Tony Hallock Gilbert Arizona United States
61479. Andrew C Hurley Mineola New York United States

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Friday, February 13, 2009


I would rather have one rose and a kind
word from a Friend while I'm here
than a whole truck load when I'm gone



Forward to all your friends, including me.
And don't tell me you're too busy for this.
Don't you know the phrase
'stop and smell the flowers'?

See how many bouquets you end up with!

Happiness keeps you Sweet , Trials keep you
Strong, Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing,
But Only God Keeps You Going!

See how many you get today

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Kurt Kelly if I were a condiment, it would be ketchup because catch-up is what I'm doing after flu week!!
Wishing you a very safe and an amazing 2009!

Have talent, will perform!!!! How can I assist?

Kurt Kelly, AFTRA - SAG
P.O. Box 241971 Los Angeles, CA 90024
TEL 310-925-2709, FAX (610) 885-2709

Sunday, February 8, 2009



Thought you would like to know that Joyce Castellanos is stating her new work group for Promo and Trailers. Joyce is an amazing instructor and I highly recommend her classes. Clearly Joyce is one of the best! I have taken both the Promo and Trailer series of her classes and feel that it was a tremendous experience, as well as a good refresher. Below you will find a fraction of her many credits, followed by information on her latest series of training and direct contact information. Please feel free to let Joyce know that I suggested you contact her directly for additional information. If you take her classes, I would love to hear what you think.
Joyce Castellanos

A hidden gem with over 25 years as an audio director/producer for the promo departments at NBC, Disney Channel, Warner Marketing, and The WB Television Network. Joyce has worked for over nine years as an instructor, covering both promos and trailers. Joyce works very hard to keep current with the changing trends.

A presenter on the last Bob Bergen Cruise in 2006, Voice 2008 in L.A. and in constant demand for several venues, Joyce is one of the most generous entities in the biz. It will be a rare treat to work with one of the most successful Promo/Trailer coaches in the industry.

Website coming soon
Wishing you a very safe and an amazing 2009!

Have talent, will perform!!!! How can I assist?

Kurt Kelly, AFTRA - SAG
P.O. Box 241971 Los Angeles, CA 90024
TEL 310-925-2709, FAX (610) 885-2709

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:15 PM, <> wrote:

Hi Kurt,

Here's the information on my Thursday workshop and thank you for forwarding it to those you think my be interested. They can call me directly with any questions.

I'll be starting my Thursday workshop this week, January 22nd, from 7-10PM. The cost is $400 per four-week segment, and cash, check, or credit card is fine.

We'll be meeting at Track Entertainment, 13848 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA. This is three blocks West of Woodman at the corner of Ventura and Stern. Turn South on Stern, park, come up the stairs and take the walkway to the left, and we're the last door on the right.

The workshop is twelve weeks, set up as three four-week segments (beginning, intermediate, and advanced). Each segment increases in difficulty and gives us an opportunity to explore different genres. During the workshop we'll establish your signatures and sounds, and determine where your sounds are appropriate.

I like to keep my classes to a ma ximum of eight students so I can get you in the booth four rounds each week, except for week one which is mostly information and one time at the mic.

Be well,

Joyce Castellanos
805-526-7275 (h)
805-573-5257 (c)