By Stephanie Ciccarelli
September 29, 2007
Ever heard of SaVoa?
A first for the voice over industry, SaVoa aims to accredit all professional voice over artists, regardless of location, to preserve their art while recognizing people who produce broadcast-quality audio.
I'd like to present the concept of accreditation in the voice over industry to you here at VOX Daily.
Just yesterday, I received an email from Thom Wilkins, a member of the board of directors for SaVoa, the Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists.
SaVoa is a not-for-profit organization that provides juried peer evaluations and accredits qualified voice over artists with a recognized, professional status based upon technical and artistic criteria, primarily, an individual™s ability to produce broadcast-quality audio recordings for public consumption.
You may have noticed that this is a first for the voice over industry and we're happy to take a leading role and help the SaVoa team spread the word.
The goals of SaVoa are to enhance the voice over profession, encourage education, and support public awareness of the generosity, spirit and professionalism of voice over artists.
Just to clarify, SaVoa is not a union. Here's their disclaimer on the topic:
SaVoa does not and cannot provide the services offered by AFTRA, SAG, ACTRA, EQUITY or any other union. It is not intended to replace or compete with these fine organizations. Similarly, these unions do not provide the specific support and services offered by SaVoa to voice over artists.
There is a special podcast announcing the breaking news on VOX Talk and a press release in addition to this article published here at VOX Daily in efforts to promote SaVoa and educate you on the offerings that an organization such as The Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists can provide.
We're eager to hear your feedback on this new service. Please leave a comment with your thoughts.