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The Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab Opens

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

June 27, 2010

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Don LaFontaine LabLocated at the SAG Foundation Actors Center in Los Angeles, the Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab's fully-equipped sound studio allows actors to work on voice-over craft, demos and auditions while classroom space is set to host workshops, seminars and demonstrations led by experts in the field.

Don's personal engineer, George Whittam, oversaw the design and execution of the Lab and Don's wife Nita Whitaker LaFontaine fully endorsed the project.

The Lab Opened on Friday June 25th, 2010!

Don LaFontaine

Voices.com is really excited to help spread awareness about the Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab!

According to the SAG Foundation, the Lab will help the voice-over community thrive in new ways. The Lab features a prominent donor wall displaying all of the organizations and individuals who assisted in making this project a success.

The names of donors who gave over $5,000 are placed on the donor wall.

Ongoing contributions to the Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab will work toward ensuring that the lab becomes self-sustaining and available to voice over talent for generations to come.

Last year I went to a fund raiser for the Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab at Joe Cipriano's home and all of this was a dream waiting to come true. Tribute is now being paid to "The Voice" and his spirit of excellence, generosity and encouragement.

VO Lab Advisory Board

๏ Joe Cipriano
๏ Paul Pape
๏ George Whittam
๏ Townsend Coleman
๏ Joshua Daugherty
๏ George DelHoyo
๏ Kevin Gershan
๏ Vanessa Gilbert
๏ Stew Herrera
๏ Adam "Aejay'e" Jackson
๏ Ben Patrick Johnson
๏ Nita Whitaker LaFontaine
๏ David Marc
๏ Bill Ratner
๏ Tony Rodgers
๏ Rino Romano
๏ Scott Rummell
๏ Jim Tasker
๏ Randy Thomas
๏ Steve Tisherman
๏ Sylvia Villagran
๏ Beau Weaver

Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab Location

SAG Foundation Actors Center
5757 Wilshire Blvd # 7th
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3643

Find directions to the SAG Foundation Actors Center from where you are via Google Maps

What Do You Think of the Lab?

I'm interested to hear what your thoughts are and also to learn more about how you see the Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab making a difference in our community!

Best wishes,


Related Topics: Don LaFontaine, Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab, Foundation, Google, ISDN, Los Angeles, SAG, voice acting


    Having been to the Lab, having met its Administrator, Michael Woodley, I know the Lab is going to make a difference, primarily for LA-based SAG voice talents (given its location).

    But non union talents can use the lab too for a small fee. If you are in the area, I'd call Michael and set up an appointment to stop by. He's a super nice guy.

    Congrats to George, Paul, Joe and all the LaFontaines on this terrific opening.

    Best always,
    - Peter

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      I wish it were in NYC.

      Bill Rapp

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      • Bill Rapp
      • June 28, 2010 12:47 PM

        Blip TV has the complete opening ceremony along with a couple of promo videos


        Posted by:
        • Dave Menashe
        • July 27, 2010 10:34 AM

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