Our studio is heard around the world.
The Lotas high production values and easily-accessible Manhattan studio facilities have contributed to a reputation for award-winning excellence. Our vintage Neumann U-87 microphone, Focusrite Red mic preamps, and large booth provide the flexibility that maximizes actor’s talents and make it a favorite of engineers and producers world-wide.
Meet the Lotas Team
OUR WORK IS PERSONAL, AND WE WORK DIRECTLY WITH CLIENTS, PRODUCERS AND TALENT!
OWNER / PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
For over 30 years Jim Kennelly, has specialized in finding the right voice. Jim says, “We are known for thorough casting according to our clients’ needs: union or direct hire, local, international, celebrity or unknown, we provide access to an A-list of award winning talent.”
After graduating Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, Jim traveled microphone in hand on documentary crews to the world’s hot spots to cover political, social and humanitarian aid subjects. Outside the studio, Jim enjoyed a 20 year career in the NY Show Biz softball League, is a youth sports coach and mentor and remains an avid college sports fan – Let’s Go Orange!
Jim enjoys a national reputation as an honest insight & positive attitude in the voice over industry.
Marion Kennelly oversees our entire operation as Production Manager, and enjoys longstanding relationships with top talent agencies and SAGAFTRA as a union paymaster and signatory.
Another super Syracuse fan, Marion never gives up on The Cuse or any of her favorite teams – bring on the big game hype and excitement! Family is very important to her, and being able to help others is considered time well spent. She's the reason our transactions are handled so smoothly and the wheels on our bus roll on.
“Today, the voice business is changing to include emerging platforms and that’s good news...”
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / ENGINEER
Sam Ufret runs the board at Lotas Productions, directing sessions, delivering perspective & feedback during casting sessions, and sending the industry's best casting notices (seriously, if you’re interested, sign up HERE - your email will thank you!).
A Jersey native and graduate of American University’s School of Communications, Sam got her start in audio at Federal News Network and WTOP in Washington DC as a producer, writer, and board operator before moving back North for a gig in the Big Apple.
Ask her about animation, cartoons and video games if you want a very serious conversation about all things FUN - Sam’s an avid “nerd culture” fan and will talk your ear off about this stuff.