a little about me...
Sara Jane Sherman CSA
Sara is an Emmy Winning Voice Director and a three time Emmy Nominated Casting Director. She is currently casting and/or voice directing on projects for Apple, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Disney TV Animation, Fox, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros, Adult Swim, and HBO Max.
Some of her recent projects include: ANIMANIACS, THE CUPHEAD SHOW, SCOOBY DOO, LOONEY TUNES CARTOONS, MY DAD THE BOUNTY HUNTER, TIG N SEEK, KRAPOPOLIS, Disney's EUREKA, Disney's HAMSTER AND GRETEL, and WOLFBOY AND THE EVERYTHING FACTORY.
Before that, she was Jon Stewart's Head of Casting for his animated project with HBO. However, the majority of her casting career was at Disney Television Animation, where she spent 12 years learning how to cast an animated series.
She was the Executive Director of Casting and Talent Relations before leaving at the beginning of 2017. She has worked on such hit shows as BIG HERO 6: THE SERIES, TANGLED EVER AFTER, MILO MURPHY’S LAW, PHINEAS AND FERB, GRAVITY FALLS, and STAR VS THE FORCES OF EVIL. Her credits also include MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE, YIN, YANG, YO, FISH HOOKS, CLUB PENGUIN, WANDER OVER YONDER, SUPER ROBOT MONKEY TEAM HYPERFORCE GO!, and many, many pilots.
Prior to joining Disney, Sara worked in development at Klasky Csupo known for RUGRATS and AS TOLD BY GINGER and at Gullane Entertainment known for THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE.
She started her career as Steven Bochco’s production assistant after attending the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.
Sara has recently become a mom and resides in the Los Angeles area.
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a little q&a...
What is your favorite part of casting?
I love giving actors their first job in animation. This goes for actors who have been in the business a long time, but haven't booked as well as actors that had no idea acting in cartoons was a "thing." Many performers don't think about voice over. It isn't even on their radar. So when I bring it to their attention and then they actually book something, it is very exciting.
Any advice you would give to actors?
Take improv classes! Find your funny!
Take the time to listen back to your audition before submitting it. I know a lot of time there is a fast turnaround, but taking one final listen is always worth the extra minute. I can't tell you how many auditions I discard because of poor editing or recording quality. Edit out any false starts. Don't record when the trash is being collected out front. Don't record in your bathroom or any other room that echoes.
Jan 14, 2023
Join JayBee, Sophie & Tore as we speak with Ms Sherman about her time directing Frank Welker, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard and others on Trick or Treat Scooby Doo and work on the Mystery Pups.
"I love working with Sara. She is fantastic. She has an amazing attention to detail and always impresses me with her vast knowledge of who's who. She is always prepared and on top of things. I count on her to meet deadlines and come up with perfect solutions. She never lets me down. She is confident, kind, professional, personable, reliable, and has a great sense of humor. She will excel at any task she is given and would be an asset to any team. Two thumbs up for this girl. Sara is a real treasure."
Line Producer at Walk Disney Co
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