In response to a pressing need from the industry, which wants to see an increase in the number of black actors capable of doing dubbing in Quebec, the Festwave Institute, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, has successfully completed, between March 11 and April 15, 2024, a first training workshop which brought together twelve participants and which was held in the three main dubbing studios in Montreal, namely Difuze, Syllables and Cinélume.

Given the success of this first experiment and the interest generated in the community, a second cohort of twelve people will soon be formed with a view to a workshop planned for the end of the current year. The actor and voice actor Manuel Tadros will still be the main trainer. Here is the list of the twelve members of the UDA who were able to benefit from it:

Some testimonials from participants

I am so proud that Manuel Tadros, a master in the world of dubbing and a member of the Board of Directors of the Fabienne Colas Foundation, has agreed to provide this training. This dubbing program holds significant importance for the Festwave Institute and will have an extraordinary impact on the film industry in Quebec.” – Fabienne Colas, President-Founder of the Festwave Institute and the Fabienne Colas Foundation.

Fabienne Colas

Manuel Tadros

“I was blown away by the speed of learning of some members of the group. Went from zero to 10 in a few hours of lessons. As I told you: breathing, calm, acting and the right emotion and that’s it. Technique comes second. I loved you. Everyone!! Well done!”

“That members were able to benefit from such a course for free is a miracle and the generosity of the Festwave Institute. A great gift for artists.”

Manuel Tadros


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