June 28, 2010
Over 300 voice-over and entertainment industry professionals and celebrities showed up for the Friday, June 25 invitation-only opening of the highly-anticipated SAG Foundation Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab, located at the SAG Foundation Actors Center in L.A.’s Museum Square.
Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a steady stream of good cheer flowed through a crowd of prominent voice-over artists including Randy Thomas, Paul Pape and Don LaFontaine Legacy Award winner Joe Cipriano. After the Lab’s grand opening ribbon was cut by Nita Whitaker LaFontaine and SAG Foundation Board President JoBeth Williams, words of rousing welcome and appreciation were shared by members of the Lab’s Advisory Board in the Actors Center Screening Room.
Many of the top voice-over talents on hand for the event were personally mentored by the late “King of Voice-Overs” Don LaFontaine, whose generosity and professional reputation inspired the construction of the Lab. The Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab’s classroom and dual-recording booth capabilities are designed to facilitate production as well as instruction of voice-over work, making it the first resource center of its kind.
Voice-over workshops, seminars and rental opportunities for the Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab will follow. More information about the Lab can be found here.