V.O. Dojo Pro Fight Club
A pro workout and workshop with the INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS who do the hiring. Show them you’ve got the goods, then see who gets chosen — and why.
V.O. Dojo Pro Fight Club makes the audition process completely transparent – on both sides of the glass.
What do working voiceover pros need?
Live Pro Fight Clubs start with a wine and cheese reception, where you can meet other working V.O. professionals from a variety of agencies!
Whether Live or Virtual, each Pro Fight Club features a guest director who is an industry decision-maker (creative director, copywriter, animation director, etc.). Each participant gets multiple takes, with individual feedback from the decision-maker, revealing the process of audition and callback. Everyone's a winner, but one voice is chosen.*
High Caliber Connection
Get to know the agencies and decision-makers who can hire us!
Live Fight Club Location:
Media City Sound
12711 Ventura Blvd #110
Studio City, CA 91604
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Ample free parking available in the lot adjacent to the building!
*DISCLAIMER: All our classes and events are strictly learning experiences. They are NOT an audition or employment opportunity. Industry pro guests are not expected to take home or otherwise access your demo or any other promotional materials. AGAIN: The presence of an industry professional is in no way a promise of employment, and The V.O. Dojo does not promise to procure employment for any participant.
NEXT LIVE PRO FIGHT CLUB – with Animation Development Producer: RITA STREET
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.
She is working on the edge of what’s next and expanding the audience for her passion: Animation. She has loads of experience in a range of programming - she recently finished working as co-creator on the upcoming Disney EMEA comedy, “Space Chickens in Space.” Her executive producer credits include: “Hero: 108” which ran for two seasons on Cartoon Network; “Teenage Fairytale Dropouts” which aired on The Hub and “Ruby Gloom” which now airs on Netflix. Rita is also the Executive Producer of a CG feature film project called “100% Wolf” for producer Flying Bark in Australia.
As a writer, Rita has spent her career dedicated to creating great “heroes” that audiences want to embrace (and buyers want to pick-up). This dedication led her to publish the popular ebook: “A Cartoon Girl’s Secret Guide to Developing Kids’ Comedies That Sell.” (Available for free in English at www.radarcartoons.com and in Spanish later this year at www.panitaproductions.com.)
Rita is 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!
Take a look inside a V.O. Dojo Pro Fight Club session!
NEXT PRO FIGHT CLUB is Virtual – with NY Casting Superstar LISA FISCHOFF
Join us Tuesday, Nov. 28th,
6:30–8:30 pm (Pacific).
LISA FISCHOFF is co-founder and co-owner of one of the busiest voiceover casting offices in NYC: Broadcasters LLC.
Broadcasters also casts out of Los Angeles for both celebrity and scale V.O. projects, as well as on-camera. Lisa has tremendous knowledge, and loves meeting new talent.
Broadcasters is always looking for new talent, both Union and Non-Union. They also cast foreign language voice over projects and utilize Actors Access and Breakdown Express often to find these rare and very specific talent.
Lisa has cast spots for BNY Mellon, JP Morgan Chase, Grey Goose, Shock Top Beer, Lincoln, Feed America, Wheat Thins, Skittles, DirecTV, AT&T, Seamless, Birchbox, EOS Lip Balm, Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Shea Moisture, Humira, Lyrica, Band-Aid, Neosporin, FDA and PSA spots and hundreds more.
Lisa often teaches and speaks in NYC, so she knows how to help you bring your ‘A’ Game to any audition.
You know you want to come work with her!
FIRST-TIME PROS: Fight Club is open exclusively to working V.O. pros. Please fill out this form before registering. (Once approved, you can sign up to play any time!)
As a Peabody, Gemini and Emmy award winning television producer, director, animator, cartoonist and writer for both TV and film, he knows the biz from the inside out.
He has been a show runner, writer and producer for Mattel since 2007, by way of Nickelodeon and the Simpson’s at 20th Century Fox. Currently he is Producer of the Hot Wheels entertainment franchise, after many years as Show Runner for the Monster High and Ever After High series.
His over 200 hours of other credits include:
Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Rugrats, The Simpsons, Extreme Ghostbusters, Godzilla, the Animated series, Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles, MTV Spider-Man, Stuart Little 3, Max Steel, Hot Wheels Battle Force Five, Polly Pocket, Heavy Gear, The Book of Virtues.
Audu works with both union and non-union talent, so if you want to learn more about animation, you want to work with this man!
UPCOMING FIGHT CLUB EVENTS
Pro Fight Club Guest Decision Makers
|Jun 2016||Harry Dunn||Senior Producer, The CW|
|May 2016||Krystle Oppenheimer||VP of Production, Buddha Jones Trailers|
|May 2016||Adam Heibeler & Jeff Goodnow||Pharmaceutical copywriting, production for RAPP Worldwide|
|Apr 2016||Erika Dobrin, Ed Lavelle, Martin Soole||Partners - Beyond Reality Entertainment|
|Mar 2016||Mark Pinsker||Executive Producer, Head of Production and Special Projects - DG Entertainment|
|Mar 2016||Chris Bailey||Animation Director (Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem)|
|Feb 2016||Patrick Trenttenero||Promo Producer, NBC Universal|
|Feb 2016||Regan Kline
& Mariana Perin
|Creative Director & Producer - Tisser & Kline, Deutsch LA, Leo Burnett, 72 & Sunny, Havas Worldwide|
|Jan 2016||Shannon Reed||Nickelodeon - Emmy Award-Winning Casting Director for Spongebob Squarepants, The Legend of Korra, The Fairly Oddparents, Harvey Beaks|
|Oct 2015||Swampy Marsh||Disney Animation - Producer, Director, Co-Creator of Disney's Phineas & Ferb and Mikey Murphy's Law|
|Nov 2015||Sonya Gay Bourn||Reality Television Producer|
|Oct 2015||Chris Bailey||Director & Animation Supervisor - Disney|
|Oct 2015||Harry Dunn||Senior Producer, The CW|
|Oct 2015||Ezra Weisz||VO Actor, Casting Director, Anime/ADR Specialist|
|June 2015||Dan Povenmire||Disney Animation - Producer, Director, Illustrator, Actor, Co-Creator of Phineas & Ferb|
|June 2015||Jamie Mortellaro||Award-Winning Video Game Director|
|May 2015||Sonya Gay Bourn||Reality Television Producer|
|Apr 2015||Kristi Reed||Writer, Casting Director & Producer - Cartoon Network & Bang! Zoom! Entertainment|
|Apr 2015||Kashina Kessler||Award-Winning Documentarian|
|Mar 2015||Krystle Oppenheimer||VP of Production, Buddha Jones Trailers|
|Feb 2015||Dana Markee
|Freelance Creative Director
Freelance Senior Producer
Freelance Marketing Executive
|Dec 2014||Dan Povenmire||Disney Animation - Producer, Director, Illustrator, Actor, Co-Creator of Phineas & Ferb|
|Oct 2014||Jeremy Hall||Dialogue Specialist, Video Game Casting & Voice Director – EA, Insomniac Games|
|Sep 2014||Bé Garrett||Executive Broadcast Produder, Various Agencies|
|May 2014||Kristi Reed||Casting & Voice Director, Cartoon Network & Bang Zoom! Entertainment|
|May 2014||Maryam Myika Day||TV/Digital Producer|
|Mar 2014||Everett Oliver||Voice/Casting Director & Booth Director, AVO Talent|
|Feb 2014||Dana Markee||Creative Director, TBWA\Chiat\Day|
|Jan 2014||Ezra Weisz||VO Actor, Casting Director, Anime/ADR Specialist|
|Nov 2013||Sonya Gay Bourn||Partner/Executive Producer, Bourn-Murphy LLC|
|Oct 2013||Jamie Mortellaro||Video Game Director|
|Sep 2013||Audu Paden||Sr. Director of Entertainment Development, Mattell|
|Aug 2013||Sybil Hadfield||Freelance Digital and Interactive Agency Producer|
|Jul 2013||Wes Gleeson||Booth Director, WME / Video Game Director|
|Jun 2013||Robert Fagen||Creative Producer, 42 Entertainment|
|May 2013||Dave Henneken||Creative Director, Ogilvy Chicago|
|Apr 2013||Greg Collins||Freelance Creative Director & Copywriter|
|Mar 2013||Dana Markee||Creative Director, TBWA\Chiat\Day|
|Feb 2013||Matt Barber||Associate Creative Director, Havas Worldwide Chicago|
|Jan 2013||Regan Kline||Assistant Creative Director & Copywriter, Leo Burnett|
|Dec 2012||Tony Rogers||Creative Director, Leo Burnett|
|Nov 2012||William Mericle||Creative Director, Havas Worldwide Chicago|
Best. Voiceover. Workshop. Ever.
"Best. Voiceover. Workshop. EVER. – last night at the V.O. Dojo!!! This new 'Fight Club' workshop created by Tish Hicks is cool. Check it out, and stay thirsty, my friends."
I get so much out of each Fight Club... Well worth the price!
"Pro Fight Club is a GREAT place for working pros to "workout" their voice muscles and work with decision makers in the industry. I get so much out of each Fight Club! Well worth the price. Not only do you get to see what other pros do with the copy, but you get personalized feedback on your own! Love it."