Alex Jacobi started work as an audio engineer and music producer in 1995. He switched to audio post production and voice recording in 2008 and founded the casting company sprechersprecher.de in 2010 and the audiovisual communication company www.alexjacobi.ai a.k.a. Audio Visual Intelligence. Today there are 27 people working on over 1500 productions a year in 40 languages. Will voice over really be replaced by text-to-speech in 5 years?? Yikes! BUT - there will always be a place for VO, if you can tell a story. Phew!
Kevin Cooke started producing video for Nintendo of America right out of college. From game play demos to high profile NYC Video Walls at retail and Trade Show presentations, getting the brand message visually present at retail was critical.
After moving to the Portland Area Kevin spent the next several years producing local TV spots and eventually became Creative Director for Shine Creative in Washington and Oregon earning 16 Telly Awards and National CAB award for top creative.
Throughout this time Kevincookevo.com was up and running balancing the day job with voice-over work for projects from National Banks to local pizza joints. In 2015 he started Kevin Cooke Media (kevincookemedia.com) producing media content for his clients from TV and Radio to Web and Billboards.
Lizzy Shannon is an author with range. Anything from Celtic mythology to hard sci-fi to autobiographical fiction. Starting out as a library assistant in a Northern Irish rural town, she moved on to study Theater Arts and Literature in London, and toured the United Kingdom as a professional actress.
Having grown up in Belfast, Lizzy's latest novel is set amidst the worst era of Northern Ireland's 'Troubles' in the 70's, and based on true events in her life.
She is currently working on translating her Great-Uncle Ernest Blythe’s memoirs from Irish into English for his biography.
Philip Kotur is the founder of Gotham Lab, a New York based Multimedia Localization and Translation Company. Since 2004, Gotham Lab has provided multimedia and translation services to an array of clients, including: HBO, Disney, Viacom, Sony, Buckingham Palace, The U.S. Department of Justice and NYSE to name a few. WAIT! Is that DANIEL-DAY LEWIS! Yes, It TOTALLY is!
Prior to forming The Gotham Lab, Philip was a recording engineer at Systems 2 recording studios in Brooklyn, NY, world renowned for their recordings in the jazz and classical genres. After branching out from the recording industry, Philip became COO of one of the largest language service companies in New York before opening Gotham Lab in 2004.
Jordan O'Leary has been fascinated with everything behind the camera since the age of six. Being self taught in editing, directing, and eventually finding his footing in producing and went on to earn a regional Emmy® award.
He founded Think Switch, the information design company that champions the animated infographic; breaking down complex and abstract information into digestible, bite-sized portions. He is an advocate for effective storytelling, simple presentation, and adopting high-functioning teams that make this whole production racket one of the most rewarding things one can do with their day.
William F. Nolan (born March 6, 1928 in Kansas City, MO) writes mostly in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Though best known for coauthoring the acclaimed dystopian science fiction novel Logan’s Run with George Clayton Johnson.
Nolan is the author of more than 2000 pieces (fiction, nonfiction, articles, and books), and has edited twenty-six anthologies in his fifty-plus year career.
Maury Rogow, CEO at Rip Media Group, Executive Producer, and Author, has a rare combination of success in both business and Hollywood. He built his prominent career in business development at Avaya, Lucent Technologies and GeoTel, a startup that was sold to Cisco Systems for over $1 Billion.
He has launched dozens of new products and businesses successfully. His Hollywood credits include producing two theatrical films, working with the creator of the Batman franchise, and acting in various roles, including Entourage and Oceans 13. His blend of business marketing and Hollywood story give him a unique voice to story-based-marketing.