Biography

________________________________________

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
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

production and narration for the visually impaired, having

voiced 50 film projects including the documentary features:

Itzhak, The Blind Boys of Alabama - How Sweet the Sound, Do You Dream in Color?, Becoming Bulletproof and DealtCommercially released films include The Beatles: Eight Days A Week -

The Touring Years, Miss You Already and Last Man Club.  She also video described The Great Muppet Caper for Disney Cable.

Since 2014, she has sponsored and voiced the audio description for select films annually for Superfest: SF International Disability Film Festival and provided the same annually for ReelAbilities: NY International Disability Film Festival since 2015. Michele also provides

in-kind audio description production grants to prominent museums such as the Cooper Hewitt

Smithsonian Design Museum in 2017 and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opening in 2019.

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 programs serve disabled, senior, veteran and underserved communities.
She is a supporter of Actors for Autism, Deaf West Theater, Axis Dance, SFJAZZ, Jewish Community Center San Francisco (JCCSF) Art & Ideas and 
Osher Marin Jewish Community Center (JCC) Senior ExcursionsMichele also supports LightHouse for the BlindGuide Dogs 
for the Blind (GDB), Helen Keller Services for the Blind and That Man May See.

In February 2016, Michele served on a panel co-hosted by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) and NY ReelAbilities; she spoke on post production accessible media including audio description and captioning for filmmakers. As a member of NYWIFT, Michele serves as a judge on the annual disability film panel, as well as originated and sponsored the annual grant providing audio description and closed captioning for films awarded
.

Michele continues to promote and pursue thought provoking panels, including a recent accessibility panel for the 55th New York Film Festival (NYFF) and an upcoming panel for Women in Film LA (WIF). Her most recent endeavor was initiating and sponsoring the first British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York (BAFTA) Media Studies Scholarship for a graduate film student with a disability, now in its third year.

The multiple aspirations and advocacy of Woman of Her Word have been featured in interviews with 
KPOOKWMRPRNFM, and Examiner. Upcoming interviews include Slate Magazine and NBC Bay Area Proud. The select catalog of films for which Michele voiced the audio description are listed on IMDb and can be found on Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, PBS, 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.

 
 

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 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 production and narration for the visually impaired, having voiced 50 film projects including the documentary features: 

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • IMDb

Copyright © 2019 Woman of Her Word. All rights reserved.