The actress, along with Will Forte and Jason Henkel, led a discussion on voiceover talent and youth-produced animation.
Film2Future, a startup nonprofit serving high schoolers in the Los Angeles area, has raised $50,000 (through individual donations) to continue its second year of the summer program, offering opportunities for students ages 15-18 to build résumés, review college essays and meet with mentors to explore possible careers in Hollywood.
Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers, The Last Man on Earth) spoke to The Hollywood Reporter before the organization’s “All About Voice Over” panel on Monday held at Deutsch LA, intended to introduce students to the field. The actress expressed her thankfulness toward the high school mentor who encouraged her to go to school for acting.
“It’s exciting to get to talk to kids. This is a crucial age where you get to decide if you are going to go for it or not. Also, it’s an age where I think kids still believe they can go for things,” Schaal said. “I wonder all the time if I didn’t have [my mentor] in my life if I would be where I am now.”
Read the rest of Kristen Schaal Talks Mentorship, Voiceover at Film2Future Panel via The Hollywood Reporter website.