with special guest Foley Artist, Vanessa Ament
OCTOBER 19th at 5:00PM
$30 for Members / $35 for Guests
Samantha Paris is a multiple award-winning voice actor, educator, entrepreneur and author of Finding the Bunny: The secrets of America’s most influential yet invisible art revealed through the struggles of one woman’s journey,” which has been optioned by Warner Bros for development into a television series. She is the Founder/CEO of Voicetrax San Francisco/Desert Cities, which is the nation's largest and most comprehensive voice acting academy. Since establishing Voicetrax in 1988, Samantha has trained more than 15,000 aspiring and working voice actors in the San Francisco Bay Area, Palm Springs Desert Cities/Southern California, and now, from all over the world, thanks to Zoom conferencing and other forms of technology. Samantha’s greatest passion is helping others find their true voices and realize their dreams through voice acting. www.voicetraxsf.com and www.findingthebunny.com
About Finding the Bunny by Samantha Paris
Finding the Bunny is an engaging and heart-warming combination of memoir, business book, inspirational story and inside look at today’s most ubiquitous, most influential, and most invisible
art. Through narration, flashback, inner monologue, and snappy laugh-out-loud dialogue that moves seamlessly from past to present and professional to personal and back again, Finding the Bunny artfully
peels back the curtain on the fascinating world of voice-over, and much more.
With untethered honesty and humor, voice-over genius Samantha Paris reveals her intensely personal story— that of a woman in mid-career, recovering from a disastrous childhood, dealing with a failed but far-from-loveless marriage, running a hugely successful business, shepherding thousands of students through the learning process so that they can realize their dreams, while dealing with a burning internal conflict
about what happened to hers.
As Peter Coyote writes in this book’s Foreword, “Finding the Bunny is an eye-opener, a thought-provoker, an education, an adventure and an inspiration. (It’s) about transformation more than anything else—
offering ideas that may challenge or freshen your thinking, enrich your life and light your own path.”
SPECIAL GUEST, FOLEY ARTIST VANESSA AMENT
Ament has worked on such shows as Knots Landing, Dallas, and Cagney & Lacey, and such films as Prizzi's Honor, Platoon, Predator, Die Hard, Beauty and the Beast, Noises Off..., Batman Returns, and A Goofy Movie.
In addition to her work in Hollywood, Ament has taught at such universities as DePaul University, Georgia State University, Ball State University, Columbia College Chicago, and Cuesta College since 2001. She received graduate degrees from Starr King School for the Ministry (1990) as well as from Georgia State University. In 2004 she released a jazz CD in 2004 entitled Working Without a Net. She also lent her voice and songwriting to the 1999 film Foreign Correspondents, which featured her song "Every Other Night."