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.

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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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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.

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Alicia Beekman - ADR Casting & Loop Group Coordinator

Kid's VO & On-Camera Theatrical Agent at DDO Agency/DDO Kids

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!

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

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. Mami 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. Ms. Okada and Bang Zoom! Entertainment are passionate about cultivating new talent.

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

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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.

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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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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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Jeff Howell

Casting Director and Voice Director Netflix and Anime Dubbing with "RYTHMO BAND!

Thursday August 13th, 4-6:30pm

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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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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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Jason Linere White

Auditioning for Characters in Video Games and Motion Capture!

Always in constant movement, be it in social media, ADR/Looping groups, teaching martial arts, speaking at VO conferences, or bringing characters to life with motion and performance capture - it’s no wonder that Jason has been referred to as the “Jackie Chan” of voice over. Starting out as an on-camera childhood actor in Los Angeles, he quickly understood how to breakdown scripts, and find the “heart” of the story. Jason believes the reason is… The "inner-city."

Growing up in multiple rough neighborhoods, and experiencing hardships at a levity different than most, he taught himself to utilize these raw emotions to bring characters he would audition for, to life. With a smile on his face, and a cartoon version of himself everywhere, he’s known throughout the VO community to be genuine and reliable. His rare ability to translate “director language” into “actor language” at a rapid pace is a skill that he has helped others to cultivate. Jason's art can be heard in countless video games, national college spots, and currently as the voice of multiple video game characters, as well as heard on the tv and radio on a daily basis.

Thursday October 15th, 4 - 6:30pm 

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Susan Boyajian

ADR Coordinator & Casting Director

As a veteran performer, Susan Boyajian (Groundlings, NYU Tisch School of the Arts) has lent her voice to blockbuster animation features such as Space Jam 2, Clifford The Big Red Dog, and Angry Birds. You may recognize her as Patrick's Mom on Sponge Bob Square Pants, Mrs. Nasenpickle on Squirrel Boy, or as the sassy germ, Germama in Kirby Buckets on Disney XD. She can be seen and heard on cartoons, TV commercials, radio spots, and even in your favorite theme parks such as California Adventure.

Susan was recently featured on the front page of the New York Times Arts Section heralding her voice talent and casting work with her loop group, Loop Out Loud. She has become the industry go-to for horror creature voices, (both performing and voice directing). Her work is featured in such television shows and films as Freaky, The Conjuring 3, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass. Though she loves horror, and the challenges it brings, she has been fortunate to work on hundreds of diverse projects, ranging from big budget blockbusters to indie films, features to television, comedy to horror, and everything in between.

You may also recognize Susan’s work from her numerous TV and Film appearances as Mrs. Robinson in Fresh Off the Boat, the role of Nurse in Ray Donovan, Helena in the Lifetime Movie, Twisted Twin, or as the Casting Director in Our Almost Completely True Story.

When she is not in the recording studio, Susan runs her passion project, the Voiceover Connection. A training school she co-founded teaching up and coming students in the art of VoiceOver.

Thursday October 15th, 4 - 6:30pm 

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Jeff Howell, Owner of Howell Productions, Inc., launched his voice-over industry career as a voiceover agent at Abrams-Rubaloff & Lawrence, then crossed over to the creative side by serving as casting director/radio producer at Bert Berdis & Company, and then was hired as the VP of Production at World Wide Wadio where he was introduced to the world of promo production. During his extensive career, he has had the honor of casting, representing, or directing such notable actors including Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Martin Sheen, Jeff Goldblum, Owen Wilson, Mark Hamill, Sally Kellerman, Leonard Nimoy and James Earl Jones, He has produced radio commercials for hundreds of National accounts (including: Chevy, Bud Light, VISA, American Express, Starbucks, McDonalds, Nestle) and network radio/TV promos (including: CBS, FOX, Comedy Central, Food Network, A&E, NatGeo). He served as the post-production supervisor and director for numerous sci-fi audio novels that were produced by Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie. He has directed narration for Fox Searchlight, Travel Channel, DIY, Food Network and The Smithsonian. Currently, Jeff is running his own company where he is producing and directing all things voiceover including animation, commercials, promos, narration, dubbing, and IVR. Recent animation projects include directing the Emmy Award winning animated program “Wally’s Opening Day”, casting the animated feature “Monkey Prince”, serving as the talent coordinator and casting director for the soon to be released Netflix animated episodic, “Maya and The Three” and “Magic: The Gathering”, and recently cast and directed the dubbing on numerous international features and episodic programs for Netflix including: “I Am Not An Easy Man”, “Jefe”, “Nothing to Hide” , “Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island” , “A Fortunate Man”, “4 L”, “Unbridled” the controversial episodic “Naked Director”(Part 1 and Part 2), “Halo Love”, and the third season of “Bordertown”, and he directed the voiceover for the Emmy winning controversial 2018 Nike TV campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. Recently, he had the honor of directing Stephen Fry for his upcoming autobiographical audio book, “Making History”. He has taught voiceover acting and workshops all over the world!

Lynnanne Zager

Voiceover Actor, Teacher and Casting Director Trained, Coached and Directs Young Actors since 2009

How to navigate the world of voiceover.

Help your child to be "resilient" while auditioning and working as a young voiceover actor.

Learn to direct your child's auditions from home.

How to help navigate your child's career in the ever-changing voiceover market.

Animation, Commercial, ADR & Looping, Video Games:

Get all your questions answered during a live Q&A!

Thursday October 15th, 4 - 6:30pm 

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Mary Lynn Wissner

Commercial Casting Director for Voices Voicecasting

Since 1990 Mary Lynn and her award winning company, Voices Voicecasting in Los Angeles, has cast many 1000's of voice talent in many 1000's of voiceover productions. From the Clio winning CHEVRON TALKING CARS to the 13 part HISTORY, THE COLOR OF WAR to CHRYSLER, RADIO SHACK, CHIQUITA, FIAT, TACO BELL, COCA-COLA, TOYOTA, LEGOS, WALGREENS, KLEENEX, US ARMY, SONY, 7-11, TECATE, CLOROX, JEEP, MATTEL, LeapPad (just to name a few)... to several feature films, animation series and video games, audio books and narrations. Whatever voice request is needed, Mary Lynn has found the voice for it! In addition to her successful casting career, Mary Lynn has continued to direct workshops, coach, consult and direct talent all across the world.

Thursday October 15th, 4 - 6:30pm 

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Toyota, Coca Cola, Taco Bell, Legos, Walgreens, LeapPad, Auditioning with a VO Commercial Casting Director

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Ashley Nguyen Dewitt - Commercial Casting Director for Voices Voicecasting

Ada Twist, Scientist, Tiny Toons Looniversity, Steven Universe Anti-Racism Initiative, Barbie's Dreamhouse

Ashley Nguyen DeWitt is an animation casting and voice director, actress and singer. She started her voice casting journey in 2010 and later joined DreamWorks TV’s casting and talent relations team as a coordinator. From there she jumped into freelance casting and voice directing, working on projects such as Ada Twist, Scientist for Netflix and the Obama’s Higher Ground, the Steven Universe Anti-Racism Initiative, as well as other projects for companies such as Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, Disney and Cartoon Network.

Thursday October 15th, 4 - 6:30pm 

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Toyota, Coca Cola, Taco Bell, Legos, Walgreens, LeapPad, Auditioning with a VO Commercial Casting Director

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Tatiana Bull - Casting Director & Supervisor

Talent Relations & Casting, Disney Television Animation

Tatiana is a member of the Disney team that casts and records animated television properties seen on Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney+ TV, as well as some Marvel, Lucas, and Pixar projects. Her role includes talent scouting at TVA. Tatiana joined the Walt Disney Company in 2016 as a production secretary before moving over to the casting department in 2018. She has been nominated twice for casting-related Emmy Awards, and won her first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Casting for Animated Programing for Elena of Avalor.

In addition to Elena of Avalor, Tatiana’s serves as casting director for Big City Greens, and the upcoming series The Ghost and Molly McGee, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Rise Up Sing Out.

Thursday October 15th, 4 - 6:30pm 

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Toyota, Coca Cola, Taco Bell, Legos, Walgreens, LeapPad, Auditioning with a VO Commercial Casting Director

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