Mami OkadaBang Zoom Entertainment

Casting Director, Bang Zoom Entertainment for Anime Series, Features and Games

Mami Okada is the Casting Director and Director of Operations at Bang Zoom! Entertainment, where she has worked on numerous animated series and films, video games, toys, and anime for nearly 15 years.  

Mami has cast such hits as HUNTER X HUNTER (Cartoon Network), ONE PUNCH MAN (Cartoon Network), LEGO FRIENDS (Disney Channel), LALALOOPSY GIRLS (Nick Jr.), PAW PATROL (Spin Master), LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (Riot Games), LITTLE BIG PLANET: KARTING (Playstation), and one of the biggest franchises from Japan, DORAEMON (Disney XD), to name only a few.  Mami Okada and Bang Zoom! Entertainment are passionate about cultivating new talent. They are well known for seeking out and discovering talented actors who now lead the industry in the field of voice acting.

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Thursday August 4th   7- 9:30pm

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Wes Gleason

Casting and Voice Director

Wes has worked as both a Casting & Voice Director for several studios, such as Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Amazon. 

For interactive credits, Wes has cast and directed for several award winning video games, collaborating on many different types of projects and developers, 

including Bethesda, Ubisoft, Arkane Studios, and Bungie. 

Thursday August 18   7 - 9:30pm  

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Tom Keegan

Independent Casting, Voice and Motion Capture Director for Video Games

Tom is a director of film, animation and video games. Former talent/creative director of Vivendi Universal games and director of voices for games by Blizzard Entertainment.

As an independent director he's worked on major franchises such as Call of Duty, Need for Speed, The Mummy and projects now in development.

He has directed all the talent and motion capture for The Darkness, Battlefield 3 and recently "Mirror's Edge: Catalyst" and the upcoming "Battlefield One".

Thursday August 25   7 - 9:30pm

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1811 Victory Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201

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René Veilleux 

Casting Director, Verite' Entertainment - Animated Series & Features

René Veilleux is the CEO and Founder of Verité Entertainment where he is spearheading production and development on a variety of projects in film, television, new media and animation. He has worked with numerous companies including; DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, Mattel’s Playground Productions, Nickelodeon, Amazon Studios and PBS.  

René is a Voice and Casting Director on animated films, series and web content including: Frederator Studios' Go! Cartoons, Monster High and independent projects from animation studios around the globe, as well as video game titles such as; Payday 2 and The Elder Scrolls Online. René also produces Talking Voices on the Verite Voiceover YouTube Channel, a web series which highlights voice actors and the craft of voiceover.

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Thursday August 11   7 - 9:30pm

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Lindsay Perlman Halper – Casting Manager Lucasfilm Animation

Casting Manager for Lucasfilm Animation and freelance Casting Director

Lindsay is the Casting Manager for Lucasfilm Animation and freelance Casting Director for animated film and television projects. Some of her credits include Star Wars Rebels, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, Star Wars Detours, Star Wars Clone Wars, Strange Magic, Top Cat Begins, and Save Oz! After graduating from Penn State University, Lindsay began her career assisting in the casting of seventeen pilots for Klasky Csupo Animation Company. She and casting director Barbara Wright later started the company Wright Casting, where she served as the casting associate for projects such as Justice League: The New Frontier (Warner Bros), Turok: Son of Stone (Classic Media); Kung Fu Magoo (Classic Media), and Jingle All the Way (Bent Image Lab/Hallmark Channel). She also cast several commercials and web-series, including The Possibility Shop (The Jim Henson Company/Disney Online), and The LeBrons (Believe Entertainment Group). She enjoys working with creative talent and finding the perfect voices to bring characters to life!

Thursday    July 21th    7pm – 9:30pm

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Ned Lott – Animation Casting Director

Animation/International Animation Casting Director and Director

Ned Lott has a wide range of voice directing and casting experience for animation. He was a Voice Director, Casting Director and Producer with the Walt Disney Studios on eight Studio Ghibli titles, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar™ nominated theatrical release “Howl’s Moving Castle” starring Christian Bale. Other notable accomplishments include casting Liam Neeson as the voice of “Aslan” for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Ned spent years at Disney Character Voices casting and directing projects for “Cars”, “Monsters Inc.”, “The Incredibles”, “Kingdom Hearts" and many other Disney/Pixar projects. Ned has also cast and voice directed numerous projects for Warner Brothers including multiple “Lord of the Rings” projects and "The Lego Movie" video game with Will Farrell, Chris Pratt, and Morgan Freeman. The last few years, he has worked on a number of animated feature films from South Africa, France, China, Spain and Russia.

Thursday    July 28th    7pm – 9:30pm

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Jamie Bafus

Riot Games - Video Game and Voiceover Producer

Jamie Bafus is a Video Game and Voice Over Producer in Los Angeles.

She has worked on such games as Riot’s League of Legends, Activision’s Skylanders Giants, SWAP Force, Trap Team, and Superchargers; as well as numerous game brands from Marvel, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros and Disney.

After producing games for nearly 20 years, she decided to focus her attention on the portion of making games that she enjoyed the most – bringing the characters to life through voice over.

In addition to producing, directing and casting for games, she has also voiced characters herself in such titles as Rockett’s Camp Adventure, Quake II: Ground Zero, Heavy Gear, and Fantastic Four.

Thursday September 8   7 - 9:30pm

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