Cecelia Pleva, Casting Director Edgy Late Night Prime Time Talk Show “Comedy Promos for the VO Actor” $90.00 Saturday,  January 10th , 2015 11:00 – 1:30 pm Class size limited Pre-requisite: Basic Voice Over instruction, acting, theatre, and/or improvisation training. Cold reads will be provided for this workshop.   (JAIMIE! I need  TO POSSIBLY add a few more details for this bio)….Cecelia Pleva has been casting comedic talent specifically for late-night network variety shows for over 14 years.  She is beginning her 5th season as Casting Director for an edgy late night Primetime talk show! Before coming to LA for her current position, she spent the last decade as Casting Director for NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien in NYC.  Other casting credits include various series and pilots on Adult Swim and Comedy Central.  Cecelia works closely with the writers and directors to cast on-camera actors and voice over talent for the show’s monologue and pre-taped segments. 50 percent, if not more, of the talent hired on a weekly basis is voiceover actors used in pre-existing footage for sound-alikes, parody ad copy as well fake news stories.

Sara (Goldberg) Sherman, Director of Casting, Disney Television Animation Animation workshop “Unveiling your inner villain: How to find your villains true voice” Wed, January 14th, 2015 7-10pm $90.00 Class size limited PREREQUISTE: Basic acting, Improvisation, Theatre, Stand-up, and/or extensive voice over classes. Villains and Villainess animation copy will emailed ahead of time by our guest director and 2 reads per person to be performed and redirected. Sara Sherman has been casting cartoons for Disney Television Animation for the past 9 years and has worked in the world of animation for over a decade. Currently she oversees the casting on Disney Channel’s PHINEAS AND FERB, WANDER OVER YONDER, GRAVITY FALLS, and STAR AND THE FORCES OF EVIL which will air this fall. She is responsible for the VO cast on all animated Disney Channel pilots, roughly 5 per year. Her credits also include MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE, YIN, YANG, YO, FISH HOOKS and SUPER ROBOT MONKEY TEAM HYPERFORCE GO!

Jeremy Hall, Casting Director/Dialogue Supervisor/Insomniac Games Game Workshop $95.00 Wed. January 21st, 2015 7-10pm Class size limited to 12 Pre-requisite: Training in acting, improvisation, theatre, and or extensive voice over classes. Each person will read 2 pieces of game copy as “cold reads” provided by our guest director. Jeremy Hall has been Insomniac Games’ casting and voice director for over 4 years, casting Insomniac’s newest game, “Sunset Overdrive” as well as Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Resistance 3, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, QForce, Fuse Previously, Jeremy worked at Electronic Arts Los Angeles, where he helped cast and direct many of the Medal Of Honor games, as well as Goldeneye: Rogue Agent.  At Electronic Arts, Jeremy had the pleasure of working with Dame Judi Dench and Christopher Lee. As an actor, Jeremy has performed on stage and in the VO booth in LA, NYC, Chicago and most recently in Minneapolis/St. Paul where he worked alongside Tim Russell of A Prairie Home Companion fame.  Jeremy is also an acting teacher and holds an MFA degree in Acting from Penn State University.

(7 openings in pay pal only ) Ginny Mcswain, Freelance Voice Director Choosing Your Strongest Reads To Submit! Tools For Sharpening Your Home Mp3 Auditions Sat. Dec. 6th 11am – 3pm Price: 165.00 Workshop size 9 people 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. Description: For this workshop each person will bring in copy from a past audition to read, lay down 3-5 takes and with Ginny’s help, choose the best take and and figure out together what made the best take and make improvements if need be. This is about sharpening our own directing ear with helpful tools. This workshop is for the auditioning actor who needs a little extra help in choosing the best read to send in to your agents!!!! One cold read will also be provided by our director Ginny. 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 now the 4th season of RESCUE BOTS with Hasbro! (12 in pay pal) Sara (Goldberg) Sherman, Director of Casting, Disney Television Animation Animation workshop “Unveiling your inner villain: How to find your villains true voice” Wed Dec. 10th, 2014 7-10pm $90.00 Class size limited PREREQUISTE: Basic acting, Improvisation, Theatre, Stand-up, and/or extensive voice over classes. Villians and Villianess animation copy will emailed ahead of time by our guest director and 2 reads per person to be performed and redirected. Sara Sherman has been casting cartoons for Disney Television Animation for the past 9 years and has worked in the world of animation for over a decade. Currently she oversees the casting on Disney Channel’s PHINEAS AND FERB, WANDER OVER YONDER, GRAVITY FALLS, and STAR AND THE FORCES OF EVIL which will air this fall. She is responsible for the VO cast on all animated Disney Channel pilots, roughly 5 per year. Her credits also include MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE, YIN, YANG, YO, FISH HOOKS and SUPER ROBOT MONKEY TEAM HYPERFORCE GO!

(7 openings in pay pal only ) Ginny Mcswain, Freelance Voice Director Choosing Your Strongest Reads To Submit! Tools For Sharpening Your Home Mp3 Auditions Sat. Dec. 6th 11am – 3pm Price: 165.00 Workshop size 9 people 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. Description: For this workshop each person will bring in copy from a past audition to read, lay down 3-5 takes and with Ginny’s help, choose the best take and and figure out together what made the best take and make improvements if need be. This is about sharpening our own directing ear with helpful tools. This workshop is for the auditioning actor who needs a little extra help in choosing the best read to send in to your agents!!!! One cold read will also be provided by our director Ginny. 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 now the 4th season of RESCUE BOTS with Hasbro! (12 in pay pal) Sara (Goldberg) Sherman, Director of Casting, Disney Television Animation Animation workshop “Unveiling your inner villain: How to find your villains true voice” Wed Dec. 10th, 2014 7-10pm $90.00 Class size limited PREREQUISTE: Basic acting, Improvisation, Theatre, Stand-up, and/or extensive voice over classes. Villians and Villianess animation copy will emailed ahead of time by our guest director and 2 reads per person to be performed and redirected. Sara Sherman has been casting cartoons for Disney Television Animation for the past 9 years and has worked in the world of animation for over a decade. Currently she oversees the casting on Disney Channel’s PHINEAS AND FERB, WANDER OVER YONDER, GRAVITY FALLS, and STAR AND THE FORCES OF EVIL which will air this fall. She is responsible for the VO cast on all animated Disney Channel pilots, roughly 5 per year. Her credits also include MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE, YIN, YANG, YO, FISH HOOKS and SUPER ROBOT MONKEY TEAM HYPERFORCE GO!

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.

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