b e a u - n e w s
from voice over land
Beau Weaver penned the forward to the fourth edition of James Alburger's excellent text book, "The Art of Voice Acting" which is used as a textbook in over two dozen college and university theatre arts programs. Available from Amazon.com.
Again, Beau Weaver was one of the featured voice actors at the 2013 That's Voiceover! event at the Director's Guild, benefitting Alzheimer's Association.
For the second year in a row, a promo Beau voiced for Fox's FX Movie Channel received the silver statuette for best voice over performance at the PROMAXbda Awards.
VO BUZZ Weekly, the excruciatingly hip voice over industry insider video podcast interviews Beau and takes veiwers on a tour of his LA home studio.
Beau Weaver s one of the quirky off camera performers featured in the documentary short "UNSEEN," a film by Molly Mahar,along with Bill Ratner, Ben Patrick Johnson and Melissa Disney. See the trailer.
Beau serves on the Advisory Board that created the Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. More than an iconic talent, Don was man of great generosity, humor and inclusiveness, who inspired his many friends to go to extrordinary lengths to keep that spirit alive. The lab provides training facilities and studio space for working voice actors in the mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles.
In November, Beau hosted the first in the "Voices For Voices" series, benefitting the Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab at the SAG Foundation, with a special performance of Bill Ratner's entertaining one man storytelling show "Bobbywood" with Q&A after.
Beau Weaver narrates two new series for Discovery Networks; a new season of MYTH HUNTERS is now in post production, along with the exciting historical recreation series BLACK OPS for Discovery's American Heroes Channel. See samples of both shows in the Narration tab on this site.
Beau Weaver and fellow Atlas Talent Rebecca Riedy provided the off camera voice over for the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards broadcast, presenting over 70 acting and behind the scenes awards at the Microsoft Theater at LA LIVE. The video sample shows what it is like backstage.
Five years later...the Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab has served over 13,000 voice actors, and a second lab space has been completed in NYC at the SAG Foundation! Well done, everyone involved in creating a worthy extension of the generous legacy of our friend Don!
Beau Weaver shares a teachable moment in Joan Baker and Rudy Gaskin's Voiceover Exchange series in Backstage Magazine, about celebrity protype casting specs. CLICK TO READ.
Beau Weaver was the recipient of the S.O.V.A.S award fors "Body of Work" and "Best Local Television Promo Voiceover" at the 2015 Voice Arts Awards on November 16th at the Pacific Design Center. William Shatner recieved the second annual "Icon Award."