Veteran Montreal casting director heads to LA for top voice awards

Nominated for five Outstanding Casting awards at the
upcoming Society of Voice Arts and Sciences’ prestigious Voice Arts® Awards
Gala, respected Montreal casting director Hélène Rousse is heading to Los Angeles for the celebrity-attended November
17
ceremony at Warner Bros. Studios.
Founder of Total Casting, Rousse’ nominations include Salma’s Big
Wish (Día de Muertos)
and Mission Kathmandu: The adventures of Nelly
& Simon (
Feature Film Animation), and Overwatch (TV Animation
& Games). She is honoured to be competing in the same category as
blockbusters How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Ralph Breaks
the Internet,
and Toy Story 4.

The Voice Arts® Awards
is a global competition celebrating some of the world’s most brilliant media
where the voice is a key creative element. For Rousse, the nominations are
coming at the height of her career, “I am casting and recording more and more
animated shows as well as videogames from around the world. I enjoy working on
many different projects; each challenge of finding the star voice or the
perfect talent for a given movie still gives me a thrill. And I adore being in
LA with my peers and gifted voice actors.”

Along with running a busy
casting agency, the ever-on-the-go Rousse is a published author and is also
working on a master-class acting book and video for 2020, a YouTube casting
vlog, and a celebratory event for the 20th anniversary of Total Casting. “I have always worked in this field and love my job;
I am grateful to be the entrepreneur I always wanted to be. Being active is my passion.” Creative by nature, she
is also working on an invention.

Formerly a model (finalist for
Miss Montreal; winner Miss Rive-Sud and Miss Personality Riviere des Prairies),
an actor, and a talent agent, veteran Casting Director Hélène Rousse has
overseen the casting for multi-million dollar feature films, television series,
video games, and audio books for kids and adults. A guest at major gaming
events and a panelist at Comicon, she provides valuable insight into the world
of casting and voice work. In addition, Rousse is part of a myriad of artistic
organizations and cultural development groups and is known for mentoring young
professionals and nurturing Montreal`s international presence. Rousse ranks as
one of the top casting directors in North America and is a member of CSA
(Casting Society of America), CDC (Casting Directors of Canada), ACDQ (Casting
Directors of Quebec Association), FCTMN (Women in Films Association) and IGDA
(International Game Developers Association).

Hélène Rousse/Total Casting has reached the status of Influencer with Instagram and Facebook and has 50,000 followers on social media including: Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram

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