The Professional Invitational is a great opportunity to meet writers, directors, producers, and advertising professionals who hire voice talent. During the first hour, Sally interviews our guest about their background and perspectives on the industry, their creative process, and how they audition and select talent. Then we open the floor to attendee Q&A. Finally, our 15 'performer' attendees will read copy and receive feedback from our guest (we'll provide you with the copy).

We also have 15 additional 'auditor' spaces for students who wish to attend the interview and Q&A without performing during the final part of class, which can be a great option if you're just starting out.

Performer Prerequisite: Completion of at least three advanced classes from the Commercial, Narration, or Character tracks or equivalent training, or upon Sally's recommendation.

Auditor Prerequisite: None! All students are welcome and encouraged to attend as auditors.

There’s a different guest each time. Guests are announced in our Monthly Newsletter.

Hosted by Sally Clawson

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

Upcoming Online Sessions

Online classes will be held on Zoom. Link will be sent to registered students 24 hours before first class session.

June 2 • Wednesday • 6:30-9:30pm PDT

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