In addition to his work as a voice-over actor, coach, and producer, Stephen James is an award-winning voice-over coach providing private lessons from his professional home studio in BIloxi, MS., as well as taking his expertise to providing affordable workshops across the Gulf Coast States on a volunteer basis under the nonprofit The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation - a 501(c)3 organization Stephen founded in 2009 to support the community.
The NVT workshops are designed for all voice performers - whether behind-the-mic, on stage, or in front of the camera, as well as for professionals/executives who use their voice for corporate presentations.
Throughout the fall of 2016, Stephen provided no fewer than TWELVE such workshops/classes, in locations as far afield as Lafayette, LA., Pensacola, FL., and Jackson, MS., as well as a regular bi-weekly location in New Orleans, LA. and a monthly workshop at his home studio/teaching room in BIloxi, MS. The full classes and event calendar for FALL 2017 is published at right.
Preparations are already under way for November 2017's FIFTH Annual NVT Hollywood South Awards,
produced and presented by Stephen James for The NOLA Voice Talent
Foundation, to recognize individual talent and commitment to the movie, theater, broadcasting, and voice-over industries in Louisiana.
The NVT Awards have become the main social event of the social calendar in Hollywood South (principally Louisiana and Mississippi); last year's event was held in the prestigious Vieux Carre Ballroom at Harrah's Hotel, New Orleans, and it is hoped to repeat the event at the same venue in November 2017.
addition, Stephen will begin auditions and rehearsals in September for The NOLA Voice
Talent Foundation's NINTH Annual New Orleans and Region Benefit
Production of "It's a Wonderful Life" as a radio play on stage,
produced and directed jointly by Vatican Lokey and Stephen James. This annual fund-raising production has raised thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations throughout the region.
Picturedbelow:The cast of the 2015 production of "It's a Wonderful Life", produced The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation. Directed and produced by Vatican Lokey; Executive Director, Stephen James.
FALL 2017 CALENDAR: Stephen James Workshops/Classes/Events with The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation
For further details please click on the link below each event.