Do you work, or want to work, in video games? Come meet and learn from video game director and writer Chris Faiella who has worked on several BAFTA award-winning titles and for some of the largest companies in the industry, including Disney, Warner Brothers, and Netflix.
EZRA WEISZ has been directing voiceover projects for 20 years, and a voiceover actor for 25. Ezra’s been a voiceover director for Foreign film dubs, Anime series, Netflix Original Dubs, Webseries, and popular animation series like Miraculous Ladybug. Ezra teaches improv and voiceover workshops around the world, providing honest and direct feedback to advance your career regardless of where you are professionally.
If you want to be on top of the latest trends and opportunities in anime and animation, you want to work with Ezra.
It's our first Live Pro Fight Club of the year, and instead of a friendly face-off, we're capturing faces — with a special hands-on performance capture workshop led by award-winning actor & director Jason Linere White (Fallout 76, Lego DC Super-Villains, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse).
Tuesday, Jan. 29 - Virtual Pro Fight Club with SYBIL McCARTHY HADFIELD, commercials and integrated producer
Stay on top of the latest trends and opportunities with cutting-edge commercial and integrated producer SYBIL McCARTHY HADFIELD. Sybil works with companies of all sizes, allowing her to work with clients and talent at all levels. She’s all about keeping the genre relevant, so she knows what clients are looking for. THIS is a woman you want to work with!
Sybil has produced award-winning, high profile commercials for Intel, BMW, Nissan, Infiniti, Sony PlayStation, Pepsi One, Uncle Ben's and many others. Most recently she produced three prestigious campaigns for the Beats by Dre including the FIFA World Cup Extravaganza.
For our last Live Pro Fight Club of the year, we are getting our game on — with award-winning video game voice and performance capture director Kal‑El Bogdanove (Far Cry 5, Fallout 4, Skyrim), who also writes and directs for Disney, and created their most successful online short, Dug in Real Life.
Up your commercial game with award-winning Group Creative Director Rob Jamieson, of Ogilvy & Mather — with 20+ years of experience building brands for clients like IBM, UPS, HP, American Express, Lucas Arts, and Pepsi.
Sonya is a Fight Club stalwart - and an incredibly busy TV Producer. She has a great ear, and will teach you how to listen for the nuances that will get your audition noticed.
Bourn left sitcoms to pursue traditional documentary filmmaking. Her tenure with an Academy Award Winning documentarian led her to directing and producing “geeky” reality programs for The History Channel, Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Travel Channel, The Africa Channel, FOX, and many others. Bourn is known as an international specialist, producing and directing in the US, and literally, all around the world. Because of her abilities to guide a show from prep through post, Bourn is often called upon to ‘fix’, ‘revamp’, or ‘rescue’ shows which are straying from their original mandate. She constantly works to revitalize the ‘reality’ genre - using VO in innovative ways.
Portia has a rounded understanding of all aspects of Film and TV – and a great ear for what works in the world of VO - and what gets the gig! As we all know – the initial audition… the initial 15 seconds of the initial audition…are so important if you want to seriously be considered for any VO gig. Come hear what Portia has to say about creating a powerful working relationship with your agent to be one of their top priorities!
Animation it’s NOT just for kids anymore… the “Adult Swim” style animation is pushing the envelope and upping the ante!
And creating and developing properties for the international market is part of the grown up game….
Finishing up 2017 Fight Club season with bang, Animation Producer, RITA STREET, brings an opportunity to get in on the ground level in Animation for Grown-ups:
She’ll be workshopping a new animation TV show she is developing!
RITA STREET, is an executive producer and indie development artist under the Radar Cartoons, LLC. umbrella. She is super excited to be opening a second development company called Panita Productions with EP Lina Silva of Kreiworks and entertainment attorney Ken Dusick, dedicated to sourcing, developing and selling Latin American content.
Rita is working on the edge of what’s next and expanding the audience for her passion: Animation.
She is also the FOUNDER of the international non-profit organization, Women In Animation. She is also proud to have served as a former publisher of “Animation Magazine.”
Working with Rita is a great opportunity on so many levels - grab your place now!
NED LOTT is a prolific Voice-Over Director, Casting Director & Producer, specializing in feature animation.
He produces short films, and casts big ones. He works with established, elite directors, and up and coming talent: which means he has no preconceived idea of where talent can be found! (He cast the crab character Rico in the recently released animated feature Deep from a workshop!)
Sybil Hadfield has been a Commercials Freelance Integrated Producer for several years, which allows her to work on exciting projects with a range of agencies and clients. She plays with everything from traditional advertising, with clients like Intel, or with innovative and edgy profiles, such as the Royal Caribbean campaign with Brewster Parsons, an award winning boutique agency specializing in high-end photo real VFX and Design, delivering innovative work that is groundbreaking, beautiful and relevant.
ADAM HEIBELER, an award-winning Copywriter at RAPP Worldwide, and JEFF GOODNOW, Freelance Producer at ANOMALY | NY, have their fingers on the pulse of the new ways advertising is being integrated and are experts in the genre of health care, medical, and pharmaceuticals. Ask your doctor if pharmaceutical voiceover is for you... then grab your spot! You can join us from wherever you are via Zoom conference call.
DG Entertainment is an award winning creative agency, making promos and trailers for everything from Feature Films to internet channels to TV programs aimed at all audiences. Mark Pinsker is the Executive Producer & Head of Production and Special Projects. Mark is looking for new voices - both Union and non-union! Make sure he hears yours!
Promo & Trailers with Mark Pinsker from DG Entertainment!
Superstar animator Chris Bailey is CURRENTLY CASTING for his newest animation project! He'll be looking for voices at Fight Club, so BE THERE! Chris’s most recent project was as Director of DESPICABLE ME: MINION MAYHEM, a 3D ride film for Illumination Entertainment and Universal Orlando Resort based on the 2010 animated hit film DESPICABLE ME. This comes on the heels as Director of the Hop DVD short, PHIL’S DANCE PARTY and supervising the animation for Illumination’s film, HOP. Other projects include Kim Possible, X-Men 2, Garfield, Alvin & the Chipmunks, and many more...
with Guest Decision-Maker Patrick Trenttenero, Promo Producer from NBC/Universal
We launch the Virtual Fight Club with an amazing husband and wife team Regan Kline (Tisser & Kline, 72 and Sunny, Havas Worldwide) and Mariana Perin (Deutsch LA, Havas Worldwide)!
Get ready to bring it for animation heavyweight Shannon Reed from Nickelodeon! Shannon is an Emmy Award-winning casting director at Nickelodeon Animation Studios, where her CURRENT projects include: SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly Odd Parents, Harvey Beaks, and The Loud House. Seriously!