BBC Producer, Director Kate McAll Talks About Hiring American Voice TalentMay 26, 2008 by: Tracy Pattin
Just over a month ago, I was project coordinator for the BBC radio play, The Highest Tide (written by Jim Lynch) airing this June 4th on BBC Radio. It gave me a first hand experience of the radio play process. The BBC’s Senior Producer Kate McAll came all the way from Wales to produce and direct the project. It’s a play about a boy’s awe with the sea and how it changed his life. Since this was an American novel, The BBC hired American voice talent (Katherine Helmond, Forrest Landis, David Selby, Kirsten Potter, Missy Yager).
Check out my podcast interview with Kate McAll (Tuesday May 27th). She talks about the process of directing, how she found her American talent and what she looks for when casting voice actors.
By the way, you can listen to the radio play live (go to the BBC radio website) on June 4th. It will be on the BBC radio site for one week after to listen at your leisure.