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Narrator Interview: Marie Rose

Marie Rose Today we are interviewing audio book narrator Marie Rose.

Hi Marie, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

I hold a Master of Arts degree in Theater from the University of Texas at El Paso. I’m a classically trained character actress and a professionally trained voice actress, and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. In addition to audio book narration, my voice has been featured in film and commercial radio spots. I partner with Chris F. Chamberlain under our banner Chamberlain-Rose Productions to create and produce quality children's storybook apps and book trailers, as well as narrate, engineer, and produce premiere audiobooks for such distributers as Apple, iTunes, and Audible.

Extra Stuff about Marie:

Additionally, Marie is an American Film Institute Directing Workshop for Women alumna who has written, produced, and directed award-winning short films starring such talent as Dakota Fanning. A published children’s author and women’s fiction novelist, Marie is also a past recipient of The Walt Disney Fellowship in Screenwriting for her first screenplay.

A proven expert in the story development field, she has helped shaped major motion pictures (from L.A. Confidential to The Proposal), and television shows (from The Client to Malcolm in the Middle) for film studios and premiere production companies in Los Angeles since 1994.
In 2009, Marie was selected for participation in the Producers Guild of America’s Diversity Program where she honed her producing skills under the expert guidance of seasoned producers and show runners. In 2013, Marie creatively developed and produced the indie feature film ”It’s Not You, It’s Me” starring Ross McCall, Joelle Carter, and Vivica A. Fox.

Narrator Interview: Nancy Peterson

Hi Nancy, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Absolutely! I’ve always loved acting, probably because my older sister was very dramatic and I idolized her. Anyway, I did plays growing up, and in my early twenties got an agent and started into the next phase of acting, film and television. I got to work with some amazingly talented folks. As sort of an accessory to film and TV, voice over became a part of my repertoire, which eventually led me to audio book narration. And that, my friends, is me in a nutshell.

What were you like at school?

I was the quiet kid. The one who didn’t want anyone’s feelings to be hurt. Ever.

Were you good at English?

Yes, but I discovered this in middle school, after years of thinking I was a terrible student.

I believed I was the slowest and stupidest kid in the third grade. I had a teacher who humiliated me routinely in front of the entire class. They all thought it was funny, and no one ever stood up for me.

Interestingly enough, it was also a teacher, an English teacher in my ninth grade year, who told me I was really talented. He encouraged me, told me I was a terrific student. Got me into honors classes and actually suggested I explore acting as well, which I did. Teachers are pretty powerful, aren’t they?