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Friday, June 12 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Workshop 101 & 102 Producers Meet & Greet

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Producer's Meet & Greet is for Workshop 101 & 102 Participants
and Podcast Palooza Producers (as space allows)
This is your opportunity to meet with some of the members of the Pitch Panel happening the next afternoon.

This session is followed up by a more formal Pitch Panel, Saturday, June 13, 2020.

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Margaret Silver

Head of Strategic Marketing, Podium Audio
Margaret Silver is a seasoned digital entertainment executive serving as the Head of Strategic Marketing for Podium Audio, an audio-first entertainment company that finances, develops, produces and distributes immersive audio content. Margaret oversees all marketing and brand development functions as the company scales its catalogue of 1300+ sci-fi/fantasy audiobooks and expands into original content craf... Read More →
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Christina Harcar

Senior Director of Editorial Projects at Audible.com
Christina A. Harcar, Senior Director of Editorial Projects at Audible.com, has acquired and content for over 11 years, always in dialogue with audio listeners. A highlight of her tenure has been Audible’s Grammy win for Janis Ian’s Society’s Child in the category of Best... Read More →
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Ann Richardson

Ann has been narrating since 2008, from her state of the art, in-home recording booth. She has been awarded three AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Awards, and has also been a multi-time finalist for the Society of Voice Arts Awards (2016, 2017, 2018). Connecting with the story and... Read More →
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Michael Kinsey

Voice Talent Recruiter for Learning Ally
Michael Kinsey has worked at Learning Ally for the past 20 yrs in the production department, most recently as their Voice Talent Recruiter. He is a 2-time SOVAS award winning audio book producer. He has also been playing the drums semi-professionally for the last 30yrs... Read More →
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Alexis Bourbeau

Director of the Literature Community and Audiobook Quality at Learning Ally
Alexis Bourbeau is the Director of the Literature Community and Audiobook Quality at Learning Ally, a national non-profit dedicated to changing education by making the printed word accessible to all. He leads the production team responsible for bringing literature and YA fiction to life via audio. Working with volunteers at all stages of their voice-work journey, from newbies to aw... Read More →
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Russell McGee

Workshop 102 / Ernie Pyle Experiment
Russell McGee received his Masters in TV/Film Production at Indiana University, in 2013 and his Bachelors in Theatre from Indiana State University, in 2001. Trained as a Meisner actor under Elaine Schatzline-Behr and trained as a Director/Editor under Robby Benson.His awards include... Read More →
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Lia Hagen

Workshop 101 Lead Educator
Lia Hagen is an overly enthusiastic girl finding innovative ways to tell stories online. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she now lives in NYC. She's a podcaster, a director, and a social media manager, but above all, she's a writer of all things. Her fiction podcast "Overkill" tells... Read More →
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Emily Labes

Workshop 102 Lead Educator
Emily Labes is the Communications Manager of Soundbooth Theater as well as a freelance Creative Communications Specialist. Like many members of the SBT team, she loves to tell stories as much as she loves to listen to them; though her stories are frantically typed rather than lyrically spoken. For Emily, storytelling takes a variety of forms... Read More →
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Judith Kampfner

Workshop 102 Faculty / Producer
Judith Kampfner trained as a career coach at NYU and then with Dr Eric Maisel the originator of the field of creativity coaching.A lecturer and broadcaster with thirty years of experience, she's been a radio maker for BBC, WNYC, WBEZ, NPR, and Australian Broadcasting. Since 2005... Read More →
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Sean Pratt

Mark Twain Mentor / Workshop 102 Faculty
AUDIO Tonight! 6/13SEAN PRATT HAS been a working professional actor in theatre, film, TV and voice-overs for over 30 years. He holds a BFA in Acting from Santa Fe University, NM. He has narrated over 1,000+ audiobooks….and counting!
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Deondra Means

Workshop 101 Faculty
Deondra Means is a Master storyteller and resident playwright of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati with over 30 years experience as a voice actor.  For the past 3 years, Deondra’s worked with the HEAR Now Festival. He was voice talent for Blood Cotton and co-produced and assistant... Read More →
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Carol Monda

Mark Twain Mentor / Workshop 101 Faaculty
Carol Monda is an award winning narrator and performer who brings 35 years of experience and devotion to the performing arts. Trained at New York City's American Academy of Dramatic Arts she holds a Fine Arts degree in Drama from Catholic University. Carol's career was spent mainly... Read More →
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Brian Price

Workshop 101 Faculty
Brian Price of Great Northern Audio Theatre is an award-winning writer and producer of original audio Fiction. He has written, directed and worked with audio theater groups across the country including Native Voices At the Autry, the Grist Mill, and the National Audio Theatre Festivals... Read More →
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Kendra Murray

Workshop Coordinator for 101 and 102
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Sue Zizza

HEAR Now Producer
HEAR Now Producer Sue is an audio producer, director, writer, and sound designer, and the owner of SueMedia Productions, a full service audio production company. For more than 20 years Sue has produced award winning audio drama for public radio and audiobooks. She is an Audie award... Read More →
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David Benedict

Producer / Director
David Benedict has been with Atlanta Radio Theatre Company since 1994, or thereabouts and has served as Vice President and Executive Producer for at least the last 15 years. He has produced and performed in countless live performances, several studio productions, and publishes ARTC's newsletter as well as other marketing and public rela... Read More →
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Karen Commins

Narrators Roadmap
Karen Commins is an award-winning audiobook narrator, producer, publisher, and leading curator of info about the audiobook industry. Karen is a 4-time audiobook juror for the Voice Arts Awards competitions. She’s spoken about audiobook creation and marketing at VOAtlanta, on ACX... Read More →

Friday June 12, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
HEAR Now Online Auditorium