Second Annual Voice Arts® Awards Ceremony Honors William Shatner In Los Angeles

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Outstanding Work in Voiceover Acting, Creative Direction and Casting. November 15th in LA at the Pacific Design Center; Shatner to Receive VOICE ARTS® ICON AWARD

William Shatner

The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ (SOVAS™) is excited to announce that they will recognize William Shatner for his distinctive voice and his extensive body of voiceover acting work, and will present him the VOICE ARTS® ICON AWARD during the second annual VOICE ARTS® AWARDS GALA in Los Angeles, on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Leading voiceover actors and other professionals in the industry, from the U.S. and countries around the world, will be recognized and celebrated for their accomplishments and advancements made in this multifaceted industry. The VOICE ARTS® ICON AWARD is one of the ceremony’s highest honors; the 2014 recipient of the ICON AWARD was actor James Earl Jones, who was present to receive his award at the first ever VOICE ARTS® AWARDS last year in New York City. The VOICE ARTS® AWARDS is an international competition showcasing the best work in professional voiceover acting, creative direction and casting for advertising, audiobook narration, movie trailers, video gaming, animation, television and radio.

“We are thrilled that William Shatner will attend the VOICE ARTS® AWARDS ceremony to receive this distinguished honor, which is more than well deserved,” says SOVAS™ CEO Rudy Gaskins. “His legendary presence will add to the elation that will be felt by attendees—some of the world’s best voice artists—who are overjoyed that these awards now exist to formally acknowledge and applaud top tier voiceover work”.

“In voiceover work, the fewer the words, the better the message. I am honored by this award,” said Shatner.

The event is sponsored by Sennheiser, Backstage Magazine and CBS2.

For more information on the VOICE ARTS® AWARDS, visit:

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ABOUT THE VOICE ARTS® AWARDS                                                                    
The VOICE ARTS® AWARDS is an international awards competition created by the Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ (SOVAS™). The open competition features numerous categories and is voted upon by award-winning experts from the various disciplines that constitute the entry categories. SOVAS™ honors industry visionaries and pioneers of the voice arts with a number of special awards including the VOICE ARTS® ICON AWARD for lifetime achievement and the VOICE ARTS® VANGUARD AWARD (sponsored by Backstage Magazine) which identifies the year’s most outstanding accomplishment within a discipline. Awards are presented during a live VOICE ARTS® AWARDS GALA which is open to the public. For more information about the Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ (SOVAS™), or for tickets to VOICE ARTS® AWARDS GALA, visit

The purpose of the VOICE ARTS® AWARDS is to provide international acknowledgement of the extraordinary skill and artistry of voiceover acting and associated industry professions. The VOICE ARTS® AWARDS also encourages a best-in-class standard of achievement to which the voiceover industry can continually aspire. The VOICE ARTS® AWARDS will honor and acknowledge the voice actors, creative directors, copywriters, casting directors, talent agents, directors, producers, audio engineers, account executives, equipment manufacturers, podcasters, bloggers and others who create and sustain excellence within the voiceover industry. The VOICE ARTS® AWARDS represents one of a host of programs administered by the Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ (SOVAS™), a non-profit 501 (c)3 corporation, whose overall mission is to rise to the highest levels of artistic achievement, while providing support for education, training, career advancement and gainful employment, throughout all facets of the voiceover industry.

Contact: Judi Durand, DAJDPR, 703-725-6017 (m) / Daryl Williams, DAJDPR, 646-373-6736 (m)

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