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The Character Acting Academy

Expert training for talented actors who wish to expand their careers in voice acting for animation and games

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CRAFT + BUSINESS

Enrollment in The Character Acting Academy covers everything you'll need to succeed...

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The Accents & Dialects Masterclass

Eight on-demand step-by-step accent and dialect modules. Plus the Schneider Looping Method.

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Industry Webinars

Over 100 hours of insider info from VO industry professionals.

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The Business of Voiceover

Expert advice on VO Branding, Marketing, Money, Mindset, Demos, Websites, and Home Studios.

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Live Events, Hotseat, and More!

Live Q & A’s, monthly Hotseat with Eliza Jane, and weekly peer workouts.

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LEAD COACH PROFILE

Eliza Jane Schneider

Eliza Jane Schneider is a veteran actor and dialect coach, whose clients include celebrities, politicians, A-list directors, AAA game companies and major studios, such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal, Paramount, Fox, Dreamworks, Hulu, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Comedy Central.

Renowned for voicing the female population of Comedy Central’s South Park, Eliza has an extensive list of credits in some of the most popular animations and video games.  As a coach, she has helped perfect the accents and dialects of countless colleagues, from beginners, to Oscar winners, to the casts of Overwatch, Mafia 3 and Resident Evil, among many others. 

An avid researcher, Eliza has dedicated her life to the study of voice and dialects. For her extensive Dialect Database, she traveled six continents, recording thousands of people speaking English in their native dialects.  An activist and proud advocate for underserved communities, she is committed to preserving these dialects and allowing all unsung voices to be heard.

The proud founder of Competitive Edge Voice Training and the Character Acting Academy, in Pygmalion fashion, Eliza has created a curriculum including the collective wisdom of her favorite working mentors, colleagues, coaches, professors, directors, casting directors and voice stars, to level the playing field and give every voice a chance to soar.

A woman of many talents, Eliza got her on-camera start as “Liza” in Beakman’s World.  She won Best Solo Show at the NYC International Fringe Festival, and is also a world-class fiddler.

FEATURED STUDENT

Sloane Warren

A journeyman storyteller who believes in the unbridled joy of creating characters from all walks of life, Sloane has shared the screen with some of the industry’s heavyweights including Al Pacino, Karl Urban, and Laura Linney. 

Sloane‘s blessed childhood allowed her to travel to over 54 countries which sparked a love of dialects/accents. Her zanier side enjoys playing anything from little shinobi style boys to older women from the Bronx and many stops in between. However, Sloane‘s signature sound is peaceful calm amongst the chaos of this world, a vulnerable depth that helps you feel at ease. 
 
Enjoy Sloane’s new podcast, Undetoured – Navigating The Artist’s Journey, where she explores how successful creatives have mastered their mindset and catapulted themselves to where they are today.  Her guests include great talents such as Eliza Jane Schneider, Debra Wilson, Dave Fennoy, JP Karliak, Wendy Braun, Cat Dyer (Stranger Things, Morning Show, Terminal List), Alex Collins (Dr. Charles McNider on CW’s Stargirl) and many more.
You can join the Undetoured Facebook group here.

Here’s a free mind movie meditation Sloane created to help you start your day!

Follow Sloane at IMDB or IG @sloanewarren.

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