GRL – Gay Romance Lit

Henri by Ella Frank, audiobook narration by Charlie David

Next week I’ll be heading to Albuquerque, New Mexico for GRL (the Gay Romance Lit conference) to meet up with authors, publishers and readers of gay romance. What may be surprising for a lot of people (but not those who have attended a Gay Romance Lit event!) is that the majority of gay romance readers, writers and publishers are women. Yup, true fact!

This year in addition to attending GRL as an audiobook narrator and producer, I’ll be bringing a small camera crew to make a documentary episode of the OUTspoken series that I produce for OUTtv Canada. I’m excited and intrigued to find out why so many women (predominantly straight women) are gaga about gay romance books.

As an audiobook narrator, working with authors, agents and publishing houses directly to bring their books to life has been a real joy for me.  I’ve always loved reading and now having the opportunity to produce audiobooks is such a dream job.   I used to watch my father go to work everyday in a suit and tie.  As a child, I never would have guessed that my career would allow me to work from a home studio in my underwear if I choose.

If you’d like to discuss hiring me for your audiobook production please hit that contact button above!   You may read my reviews on Audible to see how listeners appreciate our productions. 

Charlie David is an award-winning professional narrator with over 60 produced titles. AURAL FIXATION 2018 BEST ROMANCE AUDIOBOOK SERIES – The Confessions series by Ella Frank

Charlie David is the Audiobook narrator of the award-winning Confessions series.

Audiobook Narrator Production Rates 

My current rate of $350 USD/per finished hour is posted on my ACX audiobook narrator profiles. This includes an initial consultation with author/publisher usually by way of providing story and character information, production timeline and contracting info. 

Once production begins you’ll receive chapter by chapter proofs, one round of editing based on your time-coded requests and final mastered files with guaranteed approval through ACX Quality Control so your book baby can meet its excited audience on all audio platforms of your choosing. You may read my reviews on Audible to see how listeners appreciate our productions. 

As an audiobook narrator I’m open to books in all genres. I’ve recorded inspirational books, business books, university course support guides, and novels. My sweet spot so far has been romance. If you have a project you’d like to inquire about hiring me for, it’s as simple as making a direct offer to me through my ACX profile or sending an email.

Avocado Toast web series invited to Independent Production Fund phase 2

IPF WEB DRAMA SERIES 2019 PHASE 1 RESULTS

By IPF  Posted April 3, 2019  In News 5

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April 3, 2019

(Toronto/Montreal) The Independent Production Fund and its 40-member Pre-Selection Committees have selected 20 short-form series proposals which are now eligible to advance to the next phase of the application process and apply for Production Financing. These include 14 projects in English and 6 in French.  Three web series previously funded by the IPF achieved certain milestones of success and are eligible to apply for second seasons.

The IPF received 160 proposals for web series funding from across Canada. Applications included a 2-minute proof-of-concept trailer, creative material, audience engagement strategy and the team for key creative positions.  The members of the Pre-Selection Committees who are industry professionals and advanced media students, reviewed, scored and discussed the projects in order to select the short-listed projects.

Producers of these selected projects are now invited to submit complete Production Applications to the IPF by May 1, 2019.  An international jury will evaluate the proposals and make recommendations to the Board of Directors of the IPF who will announce final funding decisions in June.

Learn more about the Border2Border Entertainment Independent Production Fund Phase 2 Invite Avocado Toast web series.

The trailers for all the projects submitted were viewed online during the month of March by hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts who have watched, liked, shared and commented on the content. Avid fans of the IPF trailers can see what a challenge the evaluators had!  “Short-listed or not, these productions have already developed fan-bases and the creators have learned a lot from the analytics and audience feedback to the content they posted online”, noted Andra Sheffer, CEO of the IPF. “That information is invaluable to producers and is one of the exciting advantages of creating content for digital platforms and online audiences”.

In 2019, the IPF celebrates a decade of funding dramatic short form web series. The IPF has invested $15M in the production of 131 web series in the past 10 years. It invests $1.5 – $2M annually in 10-15 projects. These series represent all demographics and genres, including comedy, sci-fi, horror, animation, thrillers – and can be accessed at www.ipf.ca/webseries.

Thanks to all our evaluators for undertaking this selection challenge and sharing their insights and viewing experiences.

The IPF is incorporated as a charitable foundation with an endowment valued at $35M.  It uses the interest generated by the endowment and return on its project investments for its annual operations and project funding.  In addition, it is certified by the CRTC as a Certified Independent Production Fund and is eligible to receive Broadcast Distribution Undertaking contributions.  Cogeco Connexion contributes $1.9M annually to the IPF to administer the Cogeco Television Production Program for investment in dramatic television series. The Board of Directors of the IPF is composed of independent representatives from the industry and undertakes all final funding decisions.

Watch webseries previously created with the participation of IPF here.