So you’re ready to produce your own animated series… But how do you find the perfect voices to bring your project to life? — Come learn about the process of casting, booking, directing and acting to bring your idea to fruition! Casting and VO Director, Ed Lewis, and Actor Dwayne Hill, break down their roles within the Voice Over world for Children’s Media.
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, 10th Floor New York, NY 10018 Room 10A
More about our speakers:
Ed Lewis is a Voice Over Director and Casting Director who has also previously worked as a Voice Over Agent. Ed has cast animation, having worked on “Up”, “The Princess and the Frog” and several TV shows for Nickelodeon, including “The Wonder Pets”. He’s cast film and television, working on “Chappelle’s Show”, “The Wire”, “Secret Window” with Johnny Depp and “Basic” with John Travolta. Ed also spent three years as the lead voice over agent with Arcieri and Associates, a premier boutique agency in NY. At Arcieri, he booked clients on numerous national network voice over campaigns such as Denny’s, Liberty Mutual, Kohl’s, McDonald’s, Xfinity, AT&T, Aflac, Windex, Geico, Sonic and many others. Ed was also an acting instructor at the William Esper Studio. All this experience, as well as a background in acting, makes Ed the ideal person to help you navigate the exciting, yet daunting world of voice over.
Dwayne Hill is an Emmy Award nominated voice over performer, accomplished actor, screenwriter and comedian. Over the past 17 years, his distinctive bass/baritone voice has landed him more than 300+ roles on over 70+ animated series, including his Primetime Emmy Award nominated outstanding voice performance as Cat in the PBS anchored Peg + Cat. Hill is a 2009 Gemini Award winner for best voice in the Best Ensemble category for his work in Atomic Betty. That same year he was also nominated in the solo category for his performance in Grossology. Other nominations include the ACTRA Award for outstanding performance in voice for Crash Canyon.
He has also lent his voice to over 1,000 television commercials, including spots for Bud Light, Toyota and General Electric. In addition to his voice work, Hill has appeared on-camera in various roles and is most recognized as Coach Carr in the 2004 feature film Mean Girls. Hill divides his time between New York, Toronto and Los Angeles.
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