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Ned Lott - Animation Voice, Casting Director and Producer - Disney, Warner Bros., Netflix

Auditions and Singing  –  Students will stay for 3 hours

Ned Lott has a wide range of voice directing and casting experience for animation. He was a Voice Director, Casting Director and Producer with the Walt Disney Studios on eight Studio Ghibli titles, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar™ nominated theatrical release “Howl’s Moving Castle” starring Christian Bale. Other notable accomplishments include casting Liam Neeson as the voice of “Aslan” for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Ned also co-Produced and cast the English version of the 2014 Academy Award nominated Animated Feature “Ernest & Celestine” starring Forest Whitaker and Paul Giamatti. Ned spent years at Disney Character Voices, voice-directing and casting projects for “Cars”, “Monsters Inc.”, “The Incredibles”, “Kingdom Hearts" and many other Disney/Pixar projects. Ned has also voice-directed numerous projects for Warner Brothers including multiple “Lord of the Rings” projects and “The Lego Movie Video Game” with Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell and Elizabeth Banks. For recent television animated series work, Ned voice-directed multiple episodes for an upcoming Untitled Motown series for Netflix. On the International front, he voice-directed and cast animated features out of South Africa, Spain, Russia, France and China including dubbing the highest grossing Animated Feature ever created in China, "Monkey King: Hero is Back" starring Jackie Chan.

Wednesday January 23rd 7–10pm

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$149 Ages: 9 & Up

Limited to 12, PayPal may close purchase option at any time when maximum occupancy is reached.

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Susan Boyajian - ADR VO & Loop Group Coordinator

ADR Voiceover "to picture"

ADR Loop Group Coordinator Susan Boyajian joins Lynnanne in an informative and hands-on Loop Group experience for Young Actors "To Picture".

Sue Boyajian has cast Get Out, Top Cat Begins, Ender’s Game, OUIJA 2, Troupe Zero, Journey to the East, to name a few. She has directed Wicked Flying Monkey’s and Monster’s Island. Sue loves doing voice over work herself and was Patrick's Mom on "Sponge Bob Square Pants”, Kenny’s Mom on Southpark and Mrs. Nasenpickle on "Squirrel Boy". She was most recently heard on the TV show “Kirby Buckets “ on Disney XD as sassy germ Germama (seen on her site). And is so happy to be doing a new kids app called World of Liberty. Sue co-runs the ADR group - Loop Who’s Talking. It would be her pleasure to help you find your own signature in the world of voiceover acting. Sue does everything with passion and enthusiasm.

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Tuesday February 19th 7–9:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Alyssa Gentile - Auditioning for Animation

Agent in Animation and Video Games at VOX

Alyssa has been in the Voiceover industry now for about 6 years. After graduating with a B.A. in Television/Radio/Film and Psychology from Syracuse University, she moved to LA and hit the ground running!

Her first job was an assistant at VOX INC to Vice President Jeffrey Jones (promo/trailer agent); this was when Alyssa began signing and working with youth talent. Alyssa spent a little over 2 years as an assistant at VOX, but then decided to spread her wings and accept a Jr. Agent/Audio Booth director position at Independent Artists Agency (IAA) to work with Beverly Klein and Laura Fogelman. After a year at IAA, having had maintained her connections with Wes Stevens and Tom Lawless at VOX INC., she reconnected with them and they ended up offering her a position to go back to VOX to be a full time animation and gaming Agent. Alyssa has now been an Agent at VOX INC for about 3 years.

She has continued to build the youth department at VOX, and today has about 30 youth talent on her roster. Alyssa comes from an acting/musical theatre background, and is very passionate about animation/gaming. She adores working with youth talent because: “they are the future of Voiceover!”

Saturday January 26 2–4:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Sara Jane Sherman - Animation TV Casting and Dialogue Director

Animation TV Auditions

Sara is an Emmy Nominated Casting Director, Dialogue Director and Voiceover Coach. She is currently working on projects with Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation.

Before that, she was Jon Stewart's Head of Casting for his animated project with HBO. Majority of her casting career was at Disney Television Animation, where she spent 12 years learning how to cast an animated series.

Executive Director of Casting and Talent Relations at DISNEY before leaving at the beginning of 2017. She has worked on such hit shows as BIG HERO 6: THE SERIES, TANGLED EVER AFTER, MILO MURPHY’S LAW, PHINEAS AND FERB, GRAVITY FALLS, and STAR VS THE FORCES OF EVIL. Her credits also include MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE, YIN, YANG, YO, FISH HOOKS, CLUB PENGUIN, WANDER OVER YONDER, SUPER ROBOT MONKEY TEAM HYPERFORCE GO!, and many, many pilots.

Prior to joining Disney, Sara worked in development at Klasky Csupo known for RUGRATS and AS TOLD BY GINGER and at Gullane Entertainment known for THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE.

Tuesday February 5th 7–9:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Mami Okada - Animé Characters and Dubbing

Bang Zoom Animé Casting Director and Producer

Mami Okada is the Casting Director and Director of Operations at Bang Zoom! Entertainment, where she has worked on numerous animated series and films, video games, toys, and anime for nearly 15 years. Mami has cast such hits as HUNTER X HUNTER (Cartoon Network), ONE PUNCH MAN (Cartoon Network), LEGO FRIENDS (Disney Channel), LALALOOPSY GIRLS (Nick Jr.), PAW PATROL (Spin Master), LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (Riot Games), LITTLE BIG PLANET: KARTING (Playstation), and one of the biggest franchises from Japan, DORAEMON (Disney XD), to name only a few. Mami Okada and Bang Zoom!

Entertainment are passionate about cultivating new talent. They are well known for seeking out and discovering talented actors who now lead the industry in the field of voice acting.

Tuesday February 26th 7–9:30pm "to picture"

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Ned Lott - Animation Voice Director, Casting Director and Producer

Audition and Singing  –  Students will stay for 3 hours

Ned Lott has a wide range of voice directing and casting experience for animation. He was a Voice Director, Casting Director and Producer with the Walt Disney Studios on eight Studio Ghibli titles, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar™ nominated theatrical release “Howl’s Moving Castle” starring Christian Bale. Other notable accomplishments include casting Liam Neeson as the voice of “Aslan” for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Ned also co-Produced and cast the English version of the 2014 Academy Award nominated Animated Feature “Ernest & Celestine” starring Forest Whitaker and Paul Giamatti. Ned spent years at Disney Character Voices, voice-directing and casting projects for “Cars”, “Monsters Inc.”, “The Incredibles”, “Kingdom Hearts" and many other Disney/Pixar projects. Ned has also voice-directed numerous projects for Warner Brothers including multiple “Lord of the Rings” projects and “The Lego Movie Video Game” with Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell and Elizabeth Banks. For recent television animated series work, Ned voice-directed multiple episodes for an upcoming Untitled Motown series for Netflix. On the International front, he voice-directed and cast animated features out of South Africa, Spain, Russia, France and China including dubbing the highest grossing Animated Feature ever created in China, "Monkey King: Hero is Back" starring Jackie Chan.

Wednesday March 13th 7–10pm

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$149 Ages: 9 & Up

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