The People of Global Majority VO List presents a large-scale showcase of global majority voices that is both representative and accessible to support increasing efforts for inclusion in the VO space. It's also a community, a place of safety, and a foundation to which education, opportunities, and social awareness can take place.
Voice One's School Director, Danny Scott, recently spoke with award-winning actress, singer and voiceover actor Jennifer Sun Bell about the meaning behind the acronym PGM itself, the purpose of the PGM VO List, why she joined the team, and how the VO community at large can support the People of Global Majority voiceover community.
A few takeaways from their conversation include:
• Founded by Edward Hong, the list was created so there's no excuse not to hire the right people when it comes to global majority, or people of color.
• Jennifer works in outreach, so her focus is connecting with casting and studios in order to make sure folks know about the list as a resource for authentic casting.
• The PGM VO List strives to create additional opportunities, like offering workshops. They host animation clinics, anime workshops, audio webinars, and more!
To sign up for the PGM VO List, you can go to PGMvolist.com and provide your information in the talent section. (Note there is an approval process to ensure talent is ready for the auditioning process; you will be asked to submit a sound sample.) They also have a sister database called Queer Vox that a not-for-profit training academy and community for LGBTQIA+ voiceover actors!
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