Greg Balwin, who stars in Avatar as Uncle Iroh from seasons 3 and up, has said that Andrea Romano is the best director ever.
Andrea Romano has been nominated 22 times for Daytime Emmy Award and has won 8 times.
Andrea was on the Avatar panel at the 2007 San Diego Comic Con- Along with Eric Coleman (Vice President of animation for Nickelodean), Bryan Konietzko (Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Avatar: The Last Airbender), Joaquim Dos Santos (Storyboard Artists), Dee Bradley Baker (Voice Actor, "Appa", "Momo", etc.) and Katie Matilla (Writer)
During the 1980s Andrea was the casting director for Hanna Barbera Productions.
Andrea: (talking about a typical voice session for Avatar) Avatar has its own specific challenges regarding recording. The actor who voices "Aang" (Zach Tyler Eisen) lives on the east coast. The rest of the actors in the main cast reside in the Los Angeles area. It's a major part of my job to make sure it sounds as if these actors were all in the room at the same time...so that it sounds like the characters are all in the same scene. It would be disconcerting if Toph and Katara and Sokka were all talking at a conversational level (volume) and Aang sounded like he was shouting his lines!
Andrea: It's the voice director's job to make sure the writer's and producer's requests are incorporated into the recording session...after all, when it comes right down to it, it's the producer's show. It's my job to be sure to get them the vocal tracks they need to make the cartoon they desire.