Saturday, September 29, 2012

Free Inside The Industry Seminar

Special Guest: Casting Director Shawn Tolleson
10:30am – 12:00pm

Sharon Lieblein, CSA, serves as vice president, casting and talent development, for Cartoon Network Studios. In this newly created role, Lieblein oversees live-action casting for the Studio and serves as the executive liaison between talent and the different divisions within the studio and network. She is responsible for identifying, casting and managing talent appearing on Cartoon Network Studios scripted and alternative live-action projects. She reports directly to Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network, and is based at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California. Lieblein came to Cartoon Network in May 2011 following a 12-year tenure with Nickelodeon, where she served as vice president of talent and casting since 2005. In this capacity, she oversaw all live-action casting for Nickelodeon Networks, including pilots, TV movies, specials and promos. Among her projects were such signature Nickelodeon shows as iCarlyBig Time RushVictoriousZoey 101 and Drake and Josh and she helped discover such talent as Emma Roberts, Lily Collins, Miranda Cosgrove, Victoria Justice and Drake Bell. She also oversaw animation casting at the network for two years. Prior to joining Nickelodeon, Lieblein worked as a freelance and in-house casting director on various feature and television projects including the Witt-Thomas Productions of The John Larroquette Show (NBC) andPearl (CBS). Lieblein has been a working member of the Casting Society of America (CSA) since 1995 and an active Television Academy member since 1999. Additional affiliations include serving as vice chair of the Advisory Committee for “Looking Ahead,” a division of the Actor’s Fund of America, and treasurer and vice president for the CSA.Sign in begins at 10:00am.

The seminar will begin promptly at 10:30am.
This is a 90-minute seminar.
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