The 2016 Voice Arts Awards, ( http://sovas.org/home-vaa/,) preceded by the That’s Voiceover Career Expo, (http://thatsvoiceover.com/,) are just around the corner. These November staples of the voiceover industry social calendar, conceived and brilliantly managed by Rudy Gaskins and Joan Baker, who founded the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences, offer all members of the voiceover community the opportunity to both learn from industry luminaries, and celebrate the business that is so near to all of our hearts.
In 2015, The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences introduced the first SOVAS Academic Scholarship, (http://sovas.org/sovas-scholarship/,) which I had the honor of sponsoring. This year, the scholarship has grown in content and support, and the opportunities for career advancement provided by the package of training, equipment, and access being offered is second to none.
Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss the scholarship with 2015 recipient Brenda Robinson. Here are some excerpts from that interview:
That by continuing on this path and working through the tough times, I will continue to hone and gain invaluable skills. Also, learning more about the business end and technology, and to grow more as a voice actor, It’s always wonderful to see so many friends I know and to make new friends in the business.