The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation

A not-for-profit organization providing affordable educational resources and opportunities for performers since 2009
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NVT launches Reading for the Blind program in Louisiana

THE NOLA Voice Talent Foundation launched its Reading for the Blind program on Saturday July 9th when NVT program co-ordinator Michelle Jeanmard performed reading excerpts at the Affiliated Blind of Louisiana's training center in Lafayette Louisiana
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Midweek voice-over classes in NEW ORLEANS - fall dates confirmed

The affordable series of NVT mid-week workshop classes resume THIS FALL at our usual venue, The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). Click here for details

Monthly voice-over workshops in BILOXI, MS

Such was the success of the Summer Special Voice-over workshop classes at Stephen James's studio in Biloxi, MS. in June 2016, that we are launching MONTHLY mid-week voice-over classes for all performers, beginning on Thursday August 30th, 2016 (7pm-9pm)  Click here for full story

2016 NVT Awards - a look back at last year's extravaganza

With a NEW VENUE about to be announced for the upcoming 2016 NVT AWARDS, to be held this coming November 19th (one week BEFORE Thanksgiving), we are delighted to bring to you this review of the 2015 NVT Awards ceremony held at Deutsches Haus last November.

Video produced by David K Jarreau, Pointe Coupee Community Access; Presenter: Christy Hansen.


About The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation

The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation is a not-for-profit incorporation founded in 2009 by Stephen James and supported by him and his wife Deborah Smith. The Foundation is dedicated to providing affordable opportunities for existing and aspiring performers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and further afield; and to promoting the wealth of talent which is available from throughout the region.

Whether you are a performer on-stage or on-screen, on-camera, or behind-the-mic, you will benefit from the resources which The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation provides.

To begin with, check the calendar of the Foundation's practical workshops in New Orleans and throughout the region then look at the plethora of resources available through the Foundation. Join us by clicking here and don't forget to follow us on Facebook.

About our Founder:

Stephen James is Founder and Executive Director of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, which is supported by he and his wife Deborah. With 40 years' experience, Stephen is a prolific voice actor and coach who possesses a rare versatility which enables him to perform just about any role required. His training has included Standard American English, and the combination of that and his native British accent makes his voice perfect for narration and commercial voice-over.

He has performed worldwide  in countless commercials, audio-books, computer games, and narrations; while he also runs the specialist voice-over agency NOVA:The New Orleans Voice-over Agency and Stephen James Media Productions.

A trained and highly-experienced educator and communicator, Stephen has coached voice techniques and the business of voice-over to hundreds of performers, including leading actors and voice-over talent, through his regular workshops in Louisiana and the Gulf coast, in seminars in a number of states, and through private coaching. Stephen was voted "Louisiana's favorite voice coach" by readers of national industry publication "Backstage" in May 2015.

Stephen is also a director and producer; his most recent success being directing and producing narrator Richard Louis for the highly-acclaimed audio-book John Raven Beau by international author and crime writer O'Neil De Noux. Stephen also co-directed the multi-award-winning movie My Choice is Clear alongside David Mills; while he also played the lead role in Dark Friend, directed by Jack Teague.

In July 2016 Stephen James was awarded a Member of the Board of Governers of The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE), based in Washington, DC.