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May 2011
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Over $5,500 Raised!
 help japan
In partnership with Carlos Konig Salsa, we have raised nearly six thousand dollars in aid for the people of Japan. All proceeds go to the Japan Society and the International Red Cross. Our White-and-Red "Help Japan" bracelets are now only $1. Pick up one at any RG location and show your support.
 EvaLuna Small

Ripley-Grier welcomes another new light into the world. EvaLuna Lopez, born 4-14-11. Proud Papa Silvestre can be found in the 520 office. Look for the beaming face.

 Andy Roth
Catsing Director Andy Roth and Flatirons Creative Management partner Ryan Hedlund have created a class designed specifically to help actors "crack the VO nut". A two-day intensive covering a complete industry overview, copy breakdown and execution, audition technique, and more! Happening May 21 & 22 at RG10 Voiceover Studios. $475 for the whole weekend, CC accepted. Call 646-319-1068 to reserve your spot.
Ah, Spring... 

Mr Sun is no longer playing with our emotions, and seems poised to settle in for a while. To aid in shaking off the stiffness of the winter, we here at RG recommend a strong tonic of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Drop in for some Salsa with Carlos Konig, grab a voice lesson with Jeff Stanfil, or butter up your silky tones by checking out some of our new voiceover teachers (below and left). Oh, and as long as you're staying active, you don't have to feel guilty about dropping by Cafe Oasis for a taste of our new goodies from This Chick Bakes. You may want to bring a friend for support, people have been known to weep openly at their deliciousness.
OH! And check out our latest Voiceover Event! "Meet The Casting Directors" with Carrie Faverty and Andy Roth. TWO V.O. insiders giving you tips and tricks to help you make your way in the industry. A steal at $25!
Happy Spring!
  John in ShadesAnd remember to stock up on cheap shades!---John


VOICEOVER FEATURE: May 26th, 6:30-9pm
W/ Carrie Faverty of Soundlounge and Andy Rothcarrie faverty

What's the best way to prepare for a voiceover audition? How about getting some one-on-one time with two top-notch casting directors? How about getting this opportunity for the cost of a single class?

If you land an audition for VO in the city, there is a good chance that the face on the other side of the glass may be Carrie Faverty or Andy Roth.

Carrie (in addition to being REALLY fierce) is the Head of the Casting Department for television and radio commercials at

Sound Lounge. She has cast for both voice overs and on camera commercials for thousands of products. In addition, she has cast webisodes, animated pilots, narrations, promos, and recently cast the award winning short film, They Say.  Prior to Sound Lounge, Carrie worked in the commercial department of Don Buchwald and Associates, one of New York's top talent agencies. 


Andy Roth has run auditions for CESD talent agency and many of the biggest voice-casting directors in the business. He has trained and aided hundreds of actors currently working in VO and has taught at some of the nation's top acting schools.


 RG is now offering you the chance to tap the brains of these two accomplished professionals. The class will be limited to 16 actors and will include a question-and-answer period as well as individual coaching. Call John at 212-792-9360 to reserve your spot at a special introductory rate of $25!

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Free Class!
Start your spring with a FREE class from Patricia Ripley Fitness. Bob Audy says " this is the best class in the city"  If you need to jump start your fitness regime, or add to your workout schedule, this is the class.  No screaming teachers, no loud music no crowds (limited to 9 people), Just  a non-stop workout geared to your individual abilities. Call 212 799-LIFE (5433) ext 204, to reserve your spot. 
Offer Expires: June 30th, 2011