Ned Lott - Animation Voice Director, Casting Director and Producer

Auditioning and Singing

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.

Thursday October 8th, 4 - 7pm 

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$125 Ages: 9 & Up

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Sara Jane Sherman - Freelance Casting & Voice Director - Warner Bros. Animation, Netflix & Cartoon Network

Sara is a three-time Emmy Nominated Casting Director, Dialogue Director and Voiceover Coach. She is currently casting ANIMANIACS and LOONEY TUNES CARTOONS for Warner Bros Animation, casting and voice directing three shorts for Cartoon Network along with new series, TIG N SEEK, and THE CUPHEAD SHOW! for Netflix. Recently, she has worked on several pilots with Warner Bros. Animation, Disney Television Animation, Netflix, and two mobile apps.

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

She was the Executive Director of Casting and Talent Relations 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 101 DALMATIAN STREET, ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING, MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE, YIN, YANG, YOU, FISH HOOKS, CLUB PENGUIN, WANDER OVER YONDER, SUPER ROBOT MONKEY TEAM HYPERFORCE GO!, and many, many pilots.

Wednesday July 22nd, 4pm - 6:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Michael Bell - "Talk to the Animals and Other Quirky Characters for Animation"

Smurfs, Rugrats, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars Rebels

Michael Bell has been a professional working actor and voiceover actor for over 40 years.

Animated series and films include The Transformers, Rugrats, Gi Joe,The Smurfs,The Snorks, Plastic Man, Super Friends, X Men, The Incredible Hulk, Voltron, Avatar etc ( see Imdb for complete list ) and the recent animated webisode for Disney “ Star Wars Rebels”. His credits total well over 1000 for animation, narration, video games and directing. He directed "Peter Pan" the Emmy winning Fox animated series and also 3 seasons of the animated series "The LeBrons" for LeBron James.

Video games include: Warcraft 3, Rachet and Clank, Legacy of Kain, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Alpha Protocol, Condemned, Madagascar, Advent Rising, Doom, Shark Tale, Enter the Matrix, Darkwatch, Eternal Darkness, Medal Gear Solid, Star Wars, Heroes of the Storm, Call of Duty etc. ( see Imdb for complete list )

He has been teaching voice animation for over 35 years.

Tuesday October 29th, 4pm - 6:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Alicia Beekman - ADR Casting & Loop Group Coordinator

Alicia Beekman is the kids' voiceover and on-camera theatrical agent at DDO Artists Agency/DDO Kids. Alicia has represented all ages for animation, commercial VO, video games, promos and more - but now focuses on kids and young adults who voice young roles. Her clients voice characters on animated series for all major networks including Disney Animation, Nickelodeon Animation, Cartoon Network and Dreamworks TV Animation and are consistently working on animated features such as the upcoming DIARY OF A WIMPY KID on Disney Plus and Emmy-nominated Netflix animated feature film KLAUS. Alicia is passionate about voiceover and absolutely loves working with kids!

Wednesday July 1st 4pm - 6:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Mami Okada - Casting Director and Director of Operations at Bang Zoom! Entertainment

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, and anime for over 18 years.

Okada has cast such hits as ONE PUNCH MAN (Cartoon Network), DEMON SLAYER (Cartoon Network), SWORD ART ONLINE (Cartoon Network), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Netflix), RESIDENT EVIL 3 (2020 Voice & MoCap, Capcom), Pokémon Masters (The Pokémon Company), ACE COMBAT 7 (Namco Bandai Games), RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA (Voice & MoCap, Sony Pictures), RAINBOW BUTTERFLY UNICORN KITTY (Nickelodeon), LEGO FRIENDS, SHOPKINS, and International Emmy Awards nominated (Kids:Pre-school) SUPER WINGS (Amazon) to name a few.

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.

Wednesday July 29th, 4pm - 6:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Johnny Gidcomb - ADR Casting & Loop Group Coordinator

Johnny Gidcomb has done ADR on five of the top ten grossing films of all time: Avatar, Titanic, The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Iron Man 3. He is known to cast young actors in his projects!

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and many others! During his 19+ years coordinating and casting ADR for feature films and television, Johnny has been grateful to work with some of the most talented directors, editors, and sound supervisors in Hollywood. In addition to ADR casting for film and television, he also works on podcast and new media projects. Before venturing into the looping world, Johnny studied theater at Boston Conservatory of Music, Theater, and Dance, and was the CEO of the Groundlings Theater, where he ran the facility and the school.

Wednesday July 8th, 4pm - 6:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Instructor Information below

Scott Parkin

Improvisation for Voiceover Auditions

Scott Parkin is a master of "The conversational, real-read & IMPROV for VO". Scott has been improvising in VO, on TV and on stage for 25 years. He's performed voiceover in over 1,000 radio commercials and appeared on-camera in more TV commercials than we can count. Scott's teaching style for kids is a fast paced and entertaining program designed to demystify improvisation and sharpen skills you already have and learn new skills that will help you compete for more work. Scott has designed and taught kids improvisation for on-camera and voiceover for kids ages 4 - 18. In the last 5 years, Scott's kids have booked over 300 national commercials. He is a born teacher and loves the thrill of watching new students thrive!

October 22 • 4–6:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Lindsay Perlman Halper - LucasFilm TV Animation Casting Manager Star Wars Universe

Lindsay is the Casting Manager for Lucasfilm Animation, where she’s worked on many animated series including the recently announced Star Wars: The Bad Batch, along with Clone Wars, Resistance, Rebels, Forces of Destiny, Galaxy of Adventures, Detours, Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, and Lego Star Wars: All Stars. She also cast Lucasfilm’s animated feature musical Strange Magic,and works with ILMxLAB on virtual reality experiences such as Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series. After graduating from Penn State University, Lindsay began her casting career at Klasky Csupo. She later helped build the company Wright Casting, where she worked on projects such as Justice League: The New Frontier (Warner Bros), Kung Fu Magoo (Classic Media), Jingle All the Way (Bent Image Lab/Hallmark Channel), Monster Island (Anima Estudios), The Possibility Shop (The Jim Henson Company/Disney Online), and The LeBrons (Believe Entertainment Group). She enjoys working with creative talent and finding the perfect voices to bring characters to life!

Wednesday August 19th, 4 - 6:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Jeff Howell

Jeff has been in the voice-over business for over 35 years—starting as an agent, then casting, and then production. Currently he’s owner of Howell Productions where he produces and directs content for promos, commercials, animation, narration, IVR, ADR, and dubbing. Recently he has cast and directed the dubbing for a number of Netflix features and TV series. He also coaches various forms of VO acting in schools across the country and privately.

Thursday August 13th, 4-6:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Jennifer Trujillo

Casting Manager at The Walt Disney Company – Auditioning for TV Animation!

Jennifer Trujillo joined Walt Disney Television Animation in 2010 as a casting coordinator, cutting her teeth on series like "Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil," "Motorcity," and "Tron: Uprising." She has since risen to her current role as manager of casting and talent relations, where she currently handles the creative casting and talent booking for multiple series on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and the Disney + streaming platform, including "Elena of Avalor," "Mickey Mouse Shorts," “Amphibia,” and "Vampirina." Jennifer has won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on "Elena of Avalor."

Thursday September 3, 4-6:30pm

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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Micaela Hicks - Animation, Gaming and Youth Agent at VOX

Auditioning for Commercial and Animation

Micaela Hicks, Animation and Gaming Agent and of Young Talent at VOX - also known in the VO community as Micaela Stepanovich, has been slaying the VO dragon since 2001. Having built the commercial, animation, and video game department from the ground up at Solid Talent, Micaela has a knack for building strong relationships with producers and talent. Being able to understand and conform to the constant changes of the entertainment industry, Micaela takes things head on. Micaela tends to do things a little different than the average agent, but it has led to building a long and successful career. She is an outside the box thinker and approaches all things in a positive manner. She loves agenting and mentoring young talent.

Thursday October 15th, 4 - 6:30pm 

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$99 Ages: 9 & Up

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VO Clinics will be back in 2021