Mini Bio (1)
ABOUT WOMAN OF HER WORD: Professional voiceover artist, philanthropist and lifelong patron of the arts, Michele Spitz is dedicated to making the world infinitely accessible to people of all communities by providing her vocal talents to filmmakers, publishers, speaking venues and charitable organizations. Wherever Michele's voice is, her heart is also: Short and full-length documentaries, feature films, children's programming, museums, industrial videos, audio manuals and public service announcements.
Michele is most passionate about her audio description work for the visually impaired, voicing 50 film projects including the documentary features, "Blind Boys of Alabama," "Do You Dream in Color?," "Becoming Bulletproof" and "Dealt." Commercially released films include "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years," "Miss You Already," and "Dealt." She also video described "The Great Muppet Caper" for Disney Cable.
She sponsored and voiced the audio description for select films from 2014-2017 for Superfest: SF International Disability Film Festival, and continued the same for ReelAbilities: NY International Disability Film Festival from 2015-2017. Additionally, Michele continues to sponsor and voice the audio description for select films.
Annually, Michele also personally underwrites hundreds of patron attendance tickets, artist interactive programs and assistive audience technology for the performing, visual and cultural arts world. These underwriting program serve disabled, senior, veteran and underserved communities. She is a supporter of Actors for Autism, Deaf West Theater, SFJAZZ, Axis Dance, JCCSF Arts & Ideas, and Osher Marin JCC Senior Excursions. Michele also supports Lighthouse for the Blind, Helen Keller Services for the Blind, That Man May See and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
In February 2016, Michele served on a panel co-hosted by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) and ReelAbilities, and spoke on post production accessible media including audio description and captioning for filmmakers, as well as a recent panel for the 55th New York Film Festival (NYFF). As a member of NYWIFT, Michele serves on the annual disability film panel, and was the original grant provider for audio description and closed captioning for the film selected. Her latest endeavor is initiating and sponsoring the first British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York (BAFTA) Media Studies scholarship for a graduate student with a disability, now in it's second year.
The multiple aspirations of Woman of Her Word have been featured in live interviews with LA Talk Radio, Love Letters Live, KPOO, JCCSF, and PRNFM. Select catalog of films for which Michele voiced the audio description can also be found on Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, among other distribution platforms.
Michele's endeavors are ongoing and endless in the pursuit for inclusion in the arts. Her presence is an inclusive and uniting force which brings equality of experience to all that she touches.
"My life's work is my heart's work." - Michele Spitz
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