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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Bill Ratner

Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90039

(323) 464-5678


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Bill Ratner is one of our leading storytellers:
• Opening night storyteller Ojai Storytelling Festival 2017
• National Storytelling Festival Story Slam
• Timpanogos Storytelling Conference
• Northlands Conference
• LANES Share the Fire
• NSN Conference, Los Angeles
* Portland Storytelling Festival
• Los Angeles Storytelling Festival
• Comedy Central Stage
• Los Angeles Unified School District classrooms since 1985.

Bill is one of America's most-familiar voices:
• Movie trailers: The Emoji Movie, Despicable Me 3, Why Me, MegaMind, Will Ferrell's The Campaign, Talladega Nights, etc.
• Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Travel Channel, Weather Channel, and Disney World, etc.
• The voice of "Flint" on TV cartoons: G.I. Joe, Robot Chicken, and Family Guy.

Bills book from Familius Publishing, Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media's Effect on Children and What to do About It, is a National Indie Excellence Award winner for non-fiction.

Bill teaches "Voiceovers for Storytellers" at storytelling conferences, festivals, and the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

Info: billratner.com/live_performances

Bill's stories can be heard on NPR programs: "Good Food" and "The Business" (listen at www.billratner.com - click NPR)

Bill holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing for The Performing Arts, is a graduate of the Vermont College of the Arts Writing program, studied Film Production at City College of San Francisco, and Theatrical Set-building at St. Paul Technical Vocational Institute.

He is a founding actor of Epic West - Center for the Study of Bertolt Brecht, Berkeley CA, and The Minnesota Ensemble Theater, Minneapolis.

Bill's wife Aleka Corwin teaches Art for the City of Glendale, CA, and their two daughters claim the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as their alma mater.

Types of stories I tell:

From classic fairy tales to personal stories

I tell stories for:

All Ages

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My travel requirements:

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

Los Angeles Unified

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Organizations I belong to:

National Storytelling Network, The Moth Storytelling, SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of TV & Radio Artists) Actors Equity Association