The Professional Invitational features a different guest each time. During the first hour, Sally interviews our guest about their background, creative process, and how they audition and select talent. Then we open the floor to questions from attendees. Finally, 12 students will read copy and receive feedback from our guest. Guests are announced in our Monthly Newsletter. Hosted by Sally Clawson

How To Attend

12 performer spaces are available for normal attendance, which gives you the opportunity to read and receive feedback from our guest. These spots will go fast!

Audit spaces are also available for students who wish to attend without performing during the final part of class - a great way to learn about the industry regardless of your experience level.

Previous guests have included:

Kate Hansen-Birnbaum, Casting Associate, Pixar

Karen Bisgeier, Video Producer, Scriptwriter, Principal at Dada

John Kovacevich, Executive Creative Director at Duncan Channon

Jon Wolanske, Creative Director, Associate Partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Julian Kwasneski, Creative Director at Bay Area Sound

Khris Brown, Casting Director, VO and Performance Director at Double Fine Productions

Brittany Lauda, Voice Actor and Director, Funimation & Kocha Sound

Steve Keller, Sonic Strategy Director, Pandora Radio

A.J. Riebli, Producer, Pixar Animation Studios, Telltale Games, Drivetime.F, Evil Eye Pictures

Cheryl Rosenthal, Freelance Video Producer and Director

Mary Lynn Wissner, Casting Director Voices Voicecasting

Steve Pogatch, Lead Audio Producer, Pandora/Sirius XM/Stitcher (Studio Resonate)

Cliff Zellman, Director of Talent Development – Automotive Division, ACM

Rowen Wagner, Head of Design – Moose Toys

Liz Atherton - CEO & Founder, Cast Voices

Tina Morasco - Head of Casting at Sound and Fury!

Mami Okada - Director of Operations/Casting Director at Bang Zoom

Natalie Lyon & Kevin Reher, Casting Directors, Pixar

DISCLAIMER [for your protection and understanding]: SAG-AFTRA, California's Labor laws, and the Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act state that casting workshops are allowed under the law but cannot offer auditions or employment as part of their services. By registering for a class taught by a talent agent, casting director, producer, or actor who hires talent, you are fully aware that it is not a job interview or audition. By attending a class through a Talent Training and Counseling Service, you further understand that the intent of the class is solely educational.
$ 140.00 USD