Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Collaborates with Society of Voice Arts and Sciences to Provide New Content for That’s Voiceover™ Career Expo

August 9, 2018

SPJA to bring a brand-new perspective with a panel showcasing the unique skills and acting craft required to work a voice actor in anime dubbing.

Santa Ana, CA (August 9, 2018) – Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), the nonprofit responsible for Anime Expo, announced today that it will be collaborating with Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS) to expand the program offerings of That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo with an interactive recording session experience using audience members and a segment from an actual anime series. SPJA will work with a voice recording studio to provide an in-depth and hands-on experience introducing the language dubbing process to this year’s That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo.

That’s Voiceover! is an annual career expo that brings together key agents of the voiceover industry with voiceover newcomers and working professionals to engage in networking, training, and education. Since its inception in 2008, That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo has covered a variety of topics within the voiceover industry such as radio, promos, audiobooks, video games, and animated TV/movies. And, for voice actors, SPJA encourages you to enter the Voice Arts® Award contest. Enter the contest at The final deadline for entries is August 22, 2018 at 11:59pm PT so act fast.

“We are excited to collaborate with the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences to not only have the opportunity to promote the Japanese entertainment industry in a new space, but also be able to support aspiring voice actors,” said Ray Chiang, CEO of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Anime, “SOVAS provides many great educational resources about the many facets of the voiceover industry that will be great interest to AX attendees.”

“The world of anime is one of the most prolific and exciting spaces in voice acting,” said Joan Baker, Chief Communication Officer of SOVAS, “No one understands it like the SPJA, and we are thrilled to have them share their brilliance at That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo.”

“This collaboration has been years in the making,” said Rudy Gaskins, Chairman/CEO of SOVAS, “The presentation created by SPJA will thrill voice actors and anime fans alike. Skip school, skip work, skip your best friend’s wedding to be there on November 17th.”

This year, That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo returns to Los Angeles November 17. For more information about That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo, please visit

About SPJA

SPJA is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularize and educate the American public about Japanese entertainment and pop culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. For more information, please visit


The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS™) galvanizes the global media community of voiceover talent, branding specialists, marketers and talent agents with a focus on education and awards recognition of exemplary work across all categories of the industry: voice actors, casting directors, writers, creative directors, audio engineers, advertisers and TV/film distributors.  SOVAS™ produces two annual events: That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo and the Voice Arts® Awards Gala.

About That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo

That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo is an entertaining, interactive, behind-the-scenes career event where the top agents, casting directors, and content creators come together with some of the top voice actors in the world to reveal the practical steps of how to establish and sustain a career in this highly rewarding and intriguing field.

About Voice Arts® Awards Gala

The Voice Arts Award Gala is a red carpet celebrity affair that brings out the biggest and brightest stars in the world of voice acting for an evening of celebration. Good morning America called it, “The Oscars of Voice Acting.”  It’s voice acting biggest night.