LOOKING BEHIND THE GLASS with DISNEY TV CASTING DIRECTORS AARON DROWN and ABBIE D'ANDREA
Week 1 - OCTOBER 19th - Introduction to Animation & Cold-Read Auditions
As an introduction to Animation, the class will be watching a sampling of
animated shows, and talking about the different acting styles in each example.
The second part of class will be focused on Cold-Reading. Audition sides will be
distributed and each actor will choose one that suits their strengths. The class
will discuss character creation and dissecting sides.
Week 2 - OCTOBER 26th - Prepared Audition Class
Each actor will prepare 2 audition sides, which they will perform. The emphasis
of the class will be on finding your voice, knowing your strengths, ad-libs and
improvisation, making strong choices, differentiating yourself from others, and
competing against the professional voice-actors.
Week 3 - NOVEMBER 2nd - Table-Reading
The class will be doing an ensemble table-read of two animated episodes, and
then the class will watch the actual episodes and discuss.
Q & A at the end of class.
Week 4 - NOVEMBER 9th - The Casting Process - A Peek Behind The Glass
Actors will be performing an audition again with new sides, and then the class
will trace those auditions through the actual casting process to illustrate how
the process works.
Actors will play the role of executive, and will get to pick and choose which
auditions get eliminated, who gets presented to the bosses, which voice was
actually cast then fired and who was recast, and so on. This will give the class
a better idea of how Animation Casting works.
AARON DROWN - Director, Casting
With over a decade of casting experience in feature and television animation, Aaron currently works as a Director of Casting at Disney Television Animation where he oversees pilot and series casting and recording. Some of his recent series include JAKE AND THE NEVERLAND PIRATES, STAR WARS: REBELS, RANDY CUNNINGHAM: 9th GRADE NINJA, KICK BUTTOWSKI: SUBURBAN DAREDEVIL and the upcoming series PICKLE & PEANUT. In addition to Disney, he has also worked on projects for Hulu, Amazon, Marvel, Netflix, Lucasfilm and LEGO. He has two EMMY nominations for Outstanding Casting in an Animated
Series or Special.
ABBIE D'ANDREA - Casting & Music
Currently, Abbie manages music production for all pilot and series animated programming on Disney Jr. Prior to that, Abbie oversaw pilot and series casting for animated shows on Disney Jr., Disney Channel and Disney XD. Her series included: JAKE AND THE NEVERLAND PIRATES, MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE, and the highly successful SOFIA THE FIRST, and THE 7D. She is an EMMY nominated Casting Director.
Abbie has also worked in the on-camera world as part of the casting team at Disney Features, where she worked on THE MUPPETS Movie, PROM, OZTHE GREAT AND POWERFUL< THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN, and THE LONE RANGER. Before making the jump to casting, Abbie worked at Greene & Associates talent agency. She has a background in acting and studied theater in college.
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!
DATES: MONDAYS, OCTOBER 19, 26 NOVEMBER 2 and 9
COST: $250 + $4 processing fee
IMDB: CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE
SCENES: COLD READ