A trailer for a movement I am passionate about

I did the voice over for the Vagisil sponsored intro to the trailer “Half the Sky.”

Visit www.halftheskymovement.org to join the movement or hear more about it!

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour television series for PBS and international broadcast, shot in 10 countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the U.S. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation.

Ruffnut and friends on Dreamworks’ “Dragons: Riders of Berk”

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Now you can view a short clip of Ruffnut and other characters voiced by me, Julie Marcus, on Dreamworks’ “Dragons: Riders of Berk.” I voice all of the women except for Astrid and Heather on Season 1 and 2. Other voices featured in the video: TJ Miller as Tuffnut, Jay Baruchel as Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid.

Enjoy the compilation and watch Dreamworks’ “Dragons: Riders of Berk” airing on Wednesday at 8/7c on the Cartoon Network. SEASON FINALE this Wednesday!

I loved this article on Storytelling!

Fun Filled February!

This was such a busy month that I didn’t even get a chance to post my VO booking wins as they came in. So here’s the summary:

I voiced a spoof ad for Jimmy Kimmel Live
I think the writer do such a great job with the spoofs – I’m happy that I finally booked one and it was quite hilarious if I do say so myself.

I voiced two characters in a TBA videogame for Sony Playstation

I used to love playing Parappa the Rappa!

I voiced a web video for The Weather Channel

and another web video for AirBnB
I love Airbnb – you can find amazing vacation rental gems on there and it’s usually cheaper than a hotel!

and even another web video for Trulia

Trulia is also another helpful website if you’re house hunting!!

I feel very grateful for all of the work coming my way. Now, I’m off to do my taxes!

Dreamworks’ “Dragons: Riders of Berk” wins 4 Annie Awards!

It was such a joy to attend the Annie Awards and have the show that I voiced for win! It was a very fun night with amazingly talented people and an engaging and entertaining awards ceremony too! Below are the wins. Congratulations!!!!!

Animated TV Production For Children
Dragons: Riders Of Berk “How To Pick Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Directing in a Television/Broadcast Production
John Eng, Dragons: Riders Of Berk: Animal House – DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Doug Lovelace, Dragons: Riders Of Berk: Portrait Of Hiccup As A Buff Man’ – DreamWorks Animation

Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
John Paesano, Dragons: Riders of Berk: How To Pick Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation

Sundance Film Festival 2013

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I had an amazing time at the Sundance Film Festival this year. I saw some amazing movies and documentaries, including “Who is Dayani Cristal?”, “Inequality for All,” and “Afternoon Delight.”

I also had the honor of being part of a table reading with many great actors and entertainment professionals, including Alvaro Rodriguez (co-writer of Machete). I played Molly, the protagonist in “The Scoundrels Club” – winner of the Table Read My Screenplay Contest.

Overall, it was a wonderful time. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to see such thought provoking films that expand my world view! Til next year…