• NOTE: If you are submitting a casting call, the Virginia Film Office only posts paid positions unless it is for a student film.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

DC – Talent/Documentary Roundtable – May 26 – 6:30P

Interface Media Group

1233 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:30 PM


Documentary Narration from the Producer and the Talent Point of View


Join them for a rare opportunity to bring producers, casting directors and VO talent into the same space to discuss narration as an element of production. Hear how narrators approach their work, and learn what casting directors are listening for as they search for the best voice for each project.


About their Guests:


Andi Arndt works from her home studio in Harrisonburg, Virginia for clients around the world. Known primarily for her work in audiobooks, Andi also enjoys narrating eLearning and Corporate projects, and voiced a Telly Award-winning museum orientation film for the Menokin Foundation. You can learn more about her work at andiarndt.com


Melissa Leebaert is a well respected and highly sought after voice-over Actor, Performer, Coach and Demo Producer. Her work has won her numerous awards including an Emmy Award for Narration of Discovery’s Series An Inside Look and over 25 Peer Awards. Melissa’s work has included all genres of voice acting including the National Geographic nature series Living Wild, numerous programs for Discovery including the Investigation Discovery series Motives and Murders, narration for PBS, BBC America and HBO Asia. Among her many TV and radio commercials are hundreds of political spots including being the female voice for the Obama ’08 Presidential Campaign. Her video game voice credits include The Elder Scrolls and Grand Theft Auto.


In  the last 20 years Craig Sechler has done hundreds of documentaries for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, A&E and Smithsonian, and he has probably done them in as many technical styles as is currently known to humankind, including the Monstrous Jabberwocky of them all: “Source Connect,” or perhaps as it is also commonly known: “Source Unconnect.”


Shows featuring the voice of Christopher Walker include the series Shadow of Doubt and a five-season run of Disappeared on Investigation Discovery, Shock Trauma and Emergency 24/7 for Discovery Life, and docs on topics from the Kentucky Derby to the Special Forces to Stonehenge. His acting and voice-over credits include Veep, Bethesda Softworks’ Fallout 4 and Audie finalist 3000 Degrees. His work can be heard at VoiceofWalker.com.


Keila Woodard is the Supervising Producer for Investigation Discovery. She has directed voice-over sessions for ID and Discovery Life for the past 8 years, and has had the pleasure of working with some of the very best local talents in long form storytelling.