PromaxBDA, the leading global association for marketing, promotion and design professionals in the entertainment industry, will honour iconic voice-over actor Hal Douglas with the Don LaFontaine Legacy Award at the annual 2011 Conference in New York City. Douglas will accept the honour at the Awards Ceremony on the evening of June 30.
“I feel truly honoured to have been chosen by my peers to receive this esteemed award,” says Douglas.
The Don LaFontaine Legacy Award was introduced for the first time at the 2009 Promax Marketing & Promotion Awards celebration as part of the 54th annual PromaxBDA Conference. The PromaxBDA Awards competition is dedicated to celebrating excellence in marketing, design and creative content in the entertainment industry.
“In a world where one person’s voice has the power to capture the attention of people across the globe, Hal Douglas is a legend,” said Jonathan Block-Verk, president and CEO of PromaxBDA. “Iconic and identifiable, Hal Douglas’ extensive career as a voice-over actor is legendary in its own right spanning across all mediums in the entertainment industry and we are so proud to honour him with the Don La Fontaine Award for this year.”
Hal Douglas was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1924. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he enrolled in The University of Miami to study Radio and Theatre. Hal began his career as a DJ and on-camera spokesman, eventually moving to New York where he spent ten years producing commercials at several top advertising agencies, before becoming a full-time voice actor.
Hal’s storied voice over career includes national commercials, Broadway promotions, documentary narrations and world-renowned movie trailers, as well as countless on-air promos, including his signature voice work at A&E and The WB. More recently, he has enjoyed recording live sessions from his home studio with clients all over the world.