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.
Karen Bisgeier has been storytelling and creating content as a partner at the creative agency, Dada, for over 30 years. As a video producer, scriptwriter, and project manager, she is deeply involved with each project and works with an extraordinary group of hand-picked directors, motion artists, writers, marketers, voice actors and digital media experts. Her clients include the industries of technology, communications, financial services, healthcare, public relations, and wineries.
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
Tina Morasco - Head of Casting at Sound and Fury!
Mami Okada - Director of Operations/Casting Director at Bang Zoom
September 21 • Wednesday • 6:30-9:30pm Pacific
Guest: Karen Bisgeier, Video Producer, Scriptwriter, Principal at Dada
November 17 • Thursday • 6:30-9:30pm Pacific
Guest: TBA - subscribe to our newsletter and be among the first to know!