“Paris’s memoir is a great read. The book is structured well and the story flows smoothly and at a good pace throughout. The prose is smooth, clear, and readable. Paris’s unapologetic voice is compelling and true to her story. Readers will find this an enlightening introduction to the fascinating world of voice-over acting. Finding the Bunny is truly an original work. Not only is the memoir refreshing and authentic, it also explores a relatively unknown industry. Samantha Paris’s character is engaging and vivid and evolves throughout the memoir. The secondary characters are also well developed.” –BookLife Prize, Critic’s Report
Finding the Bunny
Optioned by Warner Bros. in late 2019 for development into a television series!
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The secrets of America’s most influential and invisible art revealed through the struggles of one woman’s journey.
SAMANTHA PARIS is an award-winning voice actor, educator, entrepreneur, and founder of Voicetrax San Francisco, the largest and most respected voice-over academy in the United States. Born Bobbi Block in Southern California, Samantha landed a commercial agent at age sixteen and went on to enjoy a career that included nearly 1,000 national and regional commercials and roles in nearly 200 half-hour animated television cartoon shows, including the mega-hit cult series, Jem and the Holograms.
Samantha founded Voicetrax San Francisco in 1988, and over the years, has trained more than 10,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Greater Palm Springs area and beyond. With a fierce commitment to the philosophy that talent can be taught, she has turned actors and non-actors from all walks of life into working voice-over artists, many of whom supplement their incomes and others who go on to making voice-over their full-time living garnering six to seven figures a year.
Above all, Samantha has helped transform the lives of people through the process of helping them find their true voices and ultimately, find their bunnies… AND IN THAT PROCESS, SHE FOUND HER BUNNY.
SCENES FROM THE BOOK LAUNCH
Author Samantha Paris speaking to a full house of Voicetrax students at the Finding The Bunny Book Launch
The Finding the Bunny Publishing Team! Pictured (L-R Back to front): Book editor Terry Bisson, Chuck Kourouklis (Voicetrax staff), publicist Nancy Balik FitzGerald, book designer Alan Dino Hebel, book sherpa Gail M. Kearns, Roni Gallimore (staff) and Vicki Baum (staff). Front: Graziano Perozzi (husband), author Samantha Paris and Andre Paris (former husband).
They’re all smiles and can’t wait to read the book! Shown from left: Chuck Kourouklis, Ray Alicaba & Nina Greeley
What a night! What a story! Shown from left: Yuliya Patsay, Shannon Kealey, Samantha Paris, Walter Mostowy, Helen Kim, Kenny Allen & Danny Scott
Just click on the spirited “bunny” below for all the party pics!