We had the good fortune of connecting with Valentina Latyna and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Valentina, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
If you want to be in the business, you have to be in the business.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My passion about Art is coming from the Theater. Every time I get frustrated as an artist I always come back and literally redeem myself that way. The stage has for me a healing power.

I am originally from Bogota, Col., a city with a full atmosphere of art, there is always mimes on the streets, theater plays running, concerts, performances, etc. After I finished my MFA I came to Los Angeles to NYFA and UCLA. (The usual acting schools all immigrants go to). Even thou I had a career in Colombia, I had to re start all over again getting credits in the States. It’s been only 11 years, nowadays I run my own Professional Voiceover studio Latyna Studios, where I don’t only record as a talent but now I’m directing projects for Google, Netflix, Disney, etc. Through the years I’ve been nominated 7 times by SOVAS and won 2 awards in the categories (Best A.I and best Storyteller). Pleasantly surprised winner as Best Actress Short for Defenseless (2020) World Premiere Film Awards. For years I’ve been the official voice of big celebrities such as Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, Giada De Laurentiis, and Tiffany Haddish for the Latin market.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The best part of living in Los Angeles, is having different ecosystems so close to each other.

So let’s start with a nice breakfast at Porto’s, an emblematic Cuban restaurant in Burbank, close to the mayor entertainment Studios.

Then we will go straight to Downtown LA, fashion district, buy some clothing for less, or just walk around downtown is a whole experience where the Chicano culture is mixed with Korean, Mexican, American, etc. Must to visit: Mercado la paloma, Jacksonville Public Library, Plaza Olvera and Art Angels.

If you are in Hollywood you must to feel like a superstar, having a photo session by the Hollywood sign would be a remarkable experience, then enjoy lunch time at the Observatory.

The best way we would end the day is taking a walk by Venice Beach a legendary LA style place, sushi, or tacos watching the amazing sunset with a California wine to wrap it up!!!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
It would be definitely to the Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ (SOVAS™ )

Website: http://latynastudios.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valentinalatyna/

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/valentinalatyna

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vlatyna

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/familyplascencia

Image Credits
Photographers: https://www.albertosantillan.com https://www.haldanemorris.com

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