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Friday the 13th of February

Feb 13, 2009 by     Comments Off on Friday the 13th of February    Posted under: Anita LaFontaine, Chris Clausen, Communications Arts Magazine Illustrator contest, Don LaFontaine, Jonathan Block-Verk

Had the nicest chat with JONATHAN BLOCK-VERK (yeah, the guy who leads PROMAXbda) and we talked all about three of the new awards the org has slated. The world of voiceover is finally coming into it’s own when it comes to recognition. GREAT! JBV (which is a great nickname if he hasn’t already used it) is excited about the three categories that deal with the voice folks. Best Voice – Male and Best Voice – Female are going to be up for statues while another is going to be named after the wonderful DON LAFONTAINE. Working with Don’s wife, ANITA, the award will celebrate and recognize someone whose voice talents made a significant contribution to the industry while also being a leader in the community at large. “It’s important to recognize the art of voice acting,” JBV told me. SO true. It’s a wonderful way to include this essential production partner, the voice, in the overall picture. And at the same time, honor Don.

Last year was a tough one for the voiceover community. Not only did Don pass away, so did CHRIS CLAUSEN, who many of you used at your stations. The voice talents work very hard to make sure your vision comes to screen. Perhaps an extra “thanks” emailed to your voice folks today would be a good idea? Huh?

Calling all your art folks. Anybody an illustrator? Big competition from COMMUNICATIONS ARTS magazine. Info here

Nifty gifts for your Valentine (tomorrow in case you are totally slammed and haven’t noticed) via the LATimes: What better way to say “I love you” than with artisanal bacon delivered to the doorstep? The Grateful Palate’s “Bacon of the Month Club” comes highly recommended. Starting at $190 for six months at gratefulpalate.com.

Think About This: “You can make a difference! You may be only one person, but one is all it takes to bring change. We call this the Power of One. When you have zeros you have nothing, but when you put the number one before the zeros, you have millions and billions. It is always the inspiration of one person that starts great movements of change in this world, whether these changes are social, political, or spiritual.” ~ Chrissie & Gary Blaze

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