Andrea Romano • Voice Director Animation Workshop Monday, August 19th 7-9pm $165.00 Class size limited to 10 PREREQUISTE: Extensive voice over classes as well as Basic Acting, Improvisation, Theatre, and/or Stand-up. Everyone will read 1 piece of animation copy that you bring in to work on with our guest director and have time for Q&A. Andrea Romano is an in demand freelance Voice Director. IMDB.COM for listed credits. Sara Goldberg • Director of Casting, Disney Television Animation Animation workshop “Finding YOUR Funny In Your Reads” Wed August 21, 2013 7-10pm $90.00 Class size limited PREREQUISTE: Basic acting, Improvisation, Theatre, Stand-up, and/or extensive voice over classes. Animation copy will emailed ahead of time by our guest director and 1-2 reads will be allotted. Sara Goldberg has been casting cartoons for Disney Television Animation for the past 5 years and has worked in the world of animation for over a decade. Currently she oversees the casting on Disney Channel’s hit shows PHINEAS AND FERB and FISH HOOKS in addition to GRAVITY FALLS, which premiered this fall. She is responsible for the VO cast on all animated Disney Channel pilots, roughly 10 per year. Her credits also include MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE, YIN, YANG, YO, and SUPER ROBOT MONKEY TEAM HYPERFORCE GO! Meredith Layne • Casting Director, Nickelodeon Animation Animation Workshop Wed. August 28th 7-10pm Class size limited $90.00 Pre-requisite: Basic Acting, Improv, Theatre, Standup and or Voice Over classes. Please prepare TWO pieces of animation copy provided ahead of time our guest director. Meredith Layne BIO: Emmy award winning casting director, Meredith Layne, has been in Casting for over 15 years, working in live-action and animation, both feature films and television, As a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA), Meredith has been nominated ten times for the Artios Award for “excellence in Animation Voice-Over Casting”. She was on staff with Disney Feature Animation, where she also worked with Pixar Animation. Meredith is on staff with Nickelodeon Animation, where she has also worked as a voice director. Currently, Meredith is working on TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, KUNG FU PANDA (2012 Emmy nomination), SANJAY & CRAIG, and MONSTERS Vs. ALIENS. She has also worked on FANBOY & CHUM CHUM (2011 Emmy nomination), ROBOT & MONSTER and PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (2011 Emmy award). Meredith has taught voice-over for Dreamworks Animation for both story trainees and studio employees.

Heather Henry-Parker, Casting Associate – Disney Toon Studios Animation clinic $85.00 Wed. August 6th 7-10pm Pre-requisite: Basic acting, improvisation, theatre, or previous voice over training recommended. Everyone will read 1-2 animation sides! The copy will be provided ahead of time by our guest director. Heather Henry-Parker works in animation casting films for Disney Toon Studios such as PLANES, THE PIRATE FAIRY, PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE, SECRET OF THE WINGS, TINKER BELL AND THE GREAT FAIRY RESCUE, etc.  She has new projects coming down the pipe way so good to get on Heathers radar! Heather has spent 9 years working in the animation voiceover talent industry.   Prior to her time at DTS she was television at Disney Television Animation.  Shows that she worked on there include “My Friends Tigger and Pooh”, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”, “Special Agent Oso”, “Emperor’s New School”, “Kim Possible”, and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”.  Preceding her entry in casting she worked at a top voiceover agency and did local and extras casting on shows in North Carolina. Currently at Disney Toon Studios there are many projects in development that will require plenty of new talent.

Charlie Adler: Emmy Award winning Dialogue Director, Casting Director and Actor, Charlie Adler is one of the industry’ s most formidable and sought after talents. Currently he is Voice Directing and Casting Wabbit for The WB /Cartoon Network, Voice Directing the second season of Blaze and the Monster Machines (Nick Jr.), his fourth season of Bubble Guppies (Nick Jr.), Exchange Student Zero (Cartoon Network), The Topcat Feature (WB) and Lionsgate’s feature Norm of the North. He just completed directing the formidable cast of Hot in Cleveland in their first animated episode. As an actor he currently is finishing his second season on Disney’s Avengers Assemble as Modok. His versatility is renowned. Successfully going from genre to genre he has lent his Dialogue Direction talents to the remake of “The Nutty Professor” starring legend Jerry Lewis, the 2010 Emmy Nominated Prime Time series “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack” (Cartoon Network), the Direct to Videos long form drama “Dante’s Inferno” (Casting and Voice Directing),the horror success ”Dead Zone” (Casting and Voice Directing), the family film “The Blue Elephant” with Carl Reiner and Martin Short and several more titles for the Weinstein Co.. He directed the performances in the long form action adventure Fire Breather for Cartoon Network which broke all records for it’s time slot as well as Cast and Voice Directed Van Partiple’s comedy feature “Johnny Bravo goes to Bollywood” starring Jeff Bennett and Brenda Vacarro . In the Adult Comedy genre Adler Voice Directed and or Cast new prime time adult comedy pilots for Fox, MTV and Adult Swim. He completed directing Ashley Tisdale in her 2014 Emmy Nominated performance in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” for the HUB Network. Charlie directed Della Reese in an Alicia Keyes production of “ Lee Lee and Mama Mae’s Blue Moon” and had also Directed and voiced 14 characters in the Children’s e book classic “Sweet Pickles”. Adler directed all the Klasky/ Csupo franchised series and feature films, ”Rugrats” (Emmy Award)”The Wild Thornberry’s”(Tim Curry), “Rocket Power”, “Pre School Daze”, “All Grown Up” and all of their pilots. Adler has also directed “Stripperella” (Pamela Anderson SPIKE TV), “The Replacements” “The Emperor ’s New School”(directing legend Eartha Kitt’s Emmy Award winning performance) , “The Buzz on Maggie” all for Disney Television. Charlie also cast and Voice Directed “Eloise at the Plaza” w/Lynn Redgrave (Starz), “Holly Hobbie ” with Jane Lynch (American Greeting Cards)and Spawn(Film Roman). As a Voice Actor, Adler has appeared as series regular in over 125 animated series often playing opposite himself. He was twice nominated for an Annie Award for his multiple roles as Cow, Chicken and the Red Guy in the Emmy Nominated series “Cow and Chicken”, was Baboon in “I.M. Weasel” (opposite Michael Dorn) and can be currently heard playing 5 roles (including Cobra Commander) in the “GI Joe Resolute” Internet series as well as reprising Cobra Commander in Hasbro’s “GI Joe Origins” series on the HUB. Also currently airing is his manic Mr. Whiskers in Disney’s “Brandy & Mr. Whiskers”3 roles in “Pet Aliens”, 3 roles in “Shuriken School “,3 roles in “Space Goofs”, 2 roles in “Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks” for PBS and Dr. Doom and his mother Coco Von Doom in “Marvel Super Hero Squad” and has directed two Marvel Super Hero Games for THQ. He is currently the voice of Starscream in Michael Bay’s Mega blockbuster “Transformers Movie Trilogy” and has reprised his role for the 2012 Universal Theme Park “Transformers Ride”. Some other notable characters of Adler’s are Buster Bunny in Steven Spielberg's “Tiny Toon Adventures,” Ickis in “AAAHH!!! Real Monsters” and Ed and Bev Bighead in “Rocko’s Modern Life.” He has also been an original “Smurf”, was an original “G.I. Joe”, an original “Transformer”, a “Glow Friend” ,was 3 roles in original “My Little Pony “ series(Spike the Baby Dragon, Moochick ,Trundle King)and was thrilled to be in Ralph Bakshi’s cult classic “Cool World” playing opposite Kim Bassinger and Brad Pitt as Nails Pitt’s neurotic sidekick. Named one of the “Top 13 All Time Voice-Over Artists” by Animation Magazine and “Voice of The Decade” by Animation World News, Adler is at the undisputed top of the animation world. Adler is also the Director, co-Writer and star of the award winning independent live action movie “No Prom for Cindy,” appearing in over 45 prestigious film festivals worldwide and winning numerous awards in Acting/and Directing categories. The movie has been adopted by San Francisco State University’s Film Department as part of their curriculum. Recently Charlie teamed with Arlene Klasky, co-directing her live action drama pilot “Perfect”. As a stage actor, Charlie Adler starred on Broadway in “Torch Song Trilogy” as a successor to Harvey Fierstein and toured in the First National Company which earned him a “Helen Hayes Award Best Actor” nomination. Off-Broadway, Adler starred in the hit “Family Business” at the Astor Place Theater for a year as well as appearing in Alan Albert’s acclaimed Improv. Company, “The Proposition”. Adler co-starred (at 19 years old) with comedy legend Imogene Coca and Rita Rudner in “Once Upon a Mattress,” with Professor Irwin Corey in Neil Simon’s “God’s Favorite” and toured as Edward Albee’s complex anti hero psychopath in “Zoo Story.” In addition, he has played Israel Horowitz’s Hero in “Dr. Hero” ( yet another disturbed soul), as well as the Emcee in “Cabaret.” On television, Charlie was a regular on “The Redd Foxx Show,” assumed the roles of three generations of sons for PBS in “Then and Now,” and was an obsessive photographer in “First & Ten” and just guest starred On “Hot in Cleveland” opposite Susan Lucci and Wendie Malick in the two part “I Love Lucci” as Lucci’s Director. In his youth, (when he had brown hair and eyelids), Adler was a familiar face in dozens television commercials for Coca-Cola, McDonalds, IBM, G.E. Big Red Gum and Safeguard Soap. As a writer, Adler has co-written “Steven Spielberg’s Tiny Toon Adventures” episodes and his critically acclaimed one Man Show (playing eleven characters), “There Used to Be Fireflies,” which won him a Dramalogue Award for Best Actor and a Dramalogue Award for Set Design as well. He also paints and sells his work to calm down and remember just who in the hell he is.

Heather Henry-Parker, Casting Associate – Disney Toon Studios Animation clinic $85.00 Wed. August 6th 7-10pm Pre-requisite: Basic acting, improvisation, theatre, or previous voice over training recommended. Everyone will read 1-2 animation sides! The copy will be provided ahead of time by our guest director. Heather Henry-Parker works in animation casting films for Disney Toon Studios such as PLANES, THE PIRATE FAIRY, PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE, SECRET OF THE WINGS, TINKER BELL AND THE GREAT FAIRY RESCUE, etc.  She has new projects coming down the pipe way so good to get on Heathers radar! Heather has spent 9 years working in the animation voiceover talent industry.   Prior to her time at DTS she was television at Disney Television Animation.  Shows that she worked on there include “My Friends Tigger and Pooh”, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”, “Special Agent Oso”, “Emperor’s New School”, “Kim Possible”, and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”.  Preceding her entry in casting she worked at a top voiceover agency and did local and extras casting on shows in North Carolina. Currently at Disney Toon Studios there are many projects in development that will require plenty of new talent.

Charlie Adler, Voice Director – Finding the Fun In Your Reads! Animation Intensive $125.00 Wed. August 13th 7-10pm Class size limited to 12 PREREQUISITE: At least 2 years of any one or more of the following: Basic Acting, Improvisation, Theatre, Stand up and/or Previous Voice Over Training Required. This workshop is about helping you get rid of your personal creative roadblocks so bring in those roles you wish to explore and go deeper with. Bring in one – two pieces of Animation copy you’d like to work on and go deeper with and cold reads will be provided as well.

Ginny McSwain, Voice Director Animation/Game workshop Saturday, August 2, 2014 11:00am – 2:00pm $135.00 Class size limited to 10 Pre-requisite: This workshop is open to the advanced, working pros in our business. At least 2-years training in acting, improvisation, theatre, and or extensive voice over classes. Please prepare one piece of Animation copy and one Game read will be provided as a “cold read”. GINNY McSWAIN is a 38 year veteran in Animation and Interactive production, casting and directing voice over talent.  Her training and career began at the school of Hanna-Barbera Prods., where her first major casting assignment was THE SMURFS!   Over the years, Ginny's accumulated four Emmys in Animation...the most recent for Nickelodeon's FANBOY AND CHUMCHUM. She's also had a hand in directing talent for Interactive games, notable highlights being Dragon Age 1, and Mass Effect 1 & 2., and the recent KID ICARUS: UPRISING.    Tours of duty have included animated series for the mother ship, Hanna-Barbera, Dic Enterprises, Marvel, Danger Prods., Film Roman (Starz), Universal, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Walt Disney and Hasbro Studios. Currently, Ginny is working on GRAVITY FALLS for Disney TV, the lastest TINKERBELLE (The LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST) dvd for Disney Toons and the 3rd season of RESCUE BOTS for the HUB.

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Heather Henry-Parker, Casting Associate – Disney Toon Studios Animation clinic $85.00 Wed. August 6th 7-10pm Pre-requisite: Basic acting, improvisation, theatre, or previous voice over training recommended. Everyone will read 1-2 animation sides! The copy will be provided ahead of time by our guest director. Heather Henry-Parker works in animation casting films for Disney Toon Studios such as PLANES, THE PIRATE FAIRY, PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE, SECRET OF THE WINGS, TINKER BELL AND THE GREAT FAIRY RESCUE, etc.  She has new projects coming down the pipe way so good to get on Heathers radar! Heather has spent 9 years working in the animation voiceover talent industry.   Prior to her time at DTS she was television at Disney Television Animation.  Shows that she worked on there include “My Friends Tigger and Pooh”, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”, “Special Agent Oso”, “Emperor’s New School”, “Kim Possible”, and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”.  Preceding her entry in casting she worked at a top voiceover agency and did local and extras casting on shows in North Carolina. Currently at Disney Toon Studios there are many projects in development that will require plenty of new talent.

Ginny McSwain, Voice Director Animation/Game workshop Saturday, August 2, 2014 11:00am – 2:00pm $135.00 Class size limited to 10 Pre-requisite: This workshop is open to the advanced, working pros in our business. At least 2-years training in acting, improvisation, theatre, and or extensive voice over classes. Please prepare one piece of Animation copy and one Game read will be provided as a “cold read”. GINNY McSWAIN is a 38 year veteran in Animation and Interactive production, casting and directing voice over talent.  Her training and career began at the school of Hanna-Barbera Prods., where her first major casting assignment was THE SMURFS!   Over the years, Ginny's accumulated four Emmys in Animation...the most recent for Nickelodeon's FANBOY AND CHUMCHUM. She's also had a hand in directing talent for Interactive games, notable highlights being Dragon Age 1, and Mass Effect 1 & 2., and the recent KID ICARUS: UPRISING.    Tours of duty have included animated series for the mother ship, Hanna-Barbera, Dic Enterprises, Marvel, Danger Prods., Film Roman (Starz), Universal, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Walt Disney and Hasbro Studios. Currently, Ginny is working on GRAVITY FALLS for Disney TV, the lastest TINKERBELLE (The LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST) dvd for Disney Toons and the 3rd season of RESCUE BOTS for the HUB.

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