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Hosted by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White the podcast features in-depth interviews, industry insights and compelling stories affecting the entertainment and media industry.

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How the Portrayal of Women Is Changing

Nov 25 • 42:15

A replay of Gotta SeeHer to Be Her with Dr. Knatokie Ford, an advisor to the #SeeHer initiative who advocates for the accurate portrayal of women and girls in marketing, advertising, media and entertainment. Dr. Ford joined the show earlier this year to talk about how creators can change perceptions by showing women as they truly are. *The views expressed by the guests are...

Top Casting Directors Answer Your Pressing Self-Tape Questions

Nov 12 • 27:40

Making the perfect self-tape is more important than ever for actors. On this replay of a popular SAG-AFTRA panel, casting directors Krista Husar, Caroline Liem and Tracy ‘Twinkie’ Byrd share strategies for producing the perfect self-tape. The group offers tips on lighting, slates, sound—and they dish on the best and worst auditions they’ve seen. ...

Listen to this Before Becoming an Audiobook Narrator

Oct 28 • 37:05

Many actors are turning to audiobook narration, given the work can be both satisfying and lucrative. On this podcast, several successful audiobook narrators explain how to break into the industry and perfect your narration skills, and they provide perspectives on diversity and inclusion in the business. The presentation was part of our continuing PTEOE education series....

How to Crush Your Next Cold Read

Oct 14 • 32:13
A killer cold read can warm a casting director’s heart, but it can be difficult to make an impression in this age of virtual auditions. In this episode, veteran acting coach Clay Banks shares the science he’s developed behind nailing the cold read every time. The presentation was part of our continuing PTEOE education series.   **The views expressed by the guests are their...

This is How to Avoid Ending Up on the Cutting Room Floor

Sep 30 • 34:02

Useful Tips for Dealing with Rejection

Sep 16 • 43:16

For those in entertainment, you’ve likely heard “no” more than once during your career. But it doesn’t have to be a negative experience. In this replay of a recent PTEOE presentation, Christopher D. Bloodworth, national director of The Career Center at The Actors Fund, offers helpful insights on how to handle rejection. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and...

Fighting to Get Music Creators Paid Fairly

Sep 2 • 36:47

For years, music creators have struggled to receive fair compensation for their work. But the bipartisan American Music Fairness Act seeks to remedy this. New York Congressman and Chairman of the musicFIRST coalition Joe Crowley and SAG-AFTRA General Counsel Jeffrey Bennett join hosts Gabrielle Carteris and Duncan Crabtree-Ireland to discuss the bill, the challenges it fac...

Safety on Set: What to Know About the Updated Return To Work Agreement

Aug 19 • 44:35
Last month, SAG-AFTRA and its industry partners updated the COVID-19 safety protocols. Hosts Gabrielle Carteris and Duncan Crabtree-Ireland discuss which policies are new and which remain the same. They also address some of the questions and concerns they’re hearing from members. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of pr...

How Auditions Are Evolving

Aug 5 • 39:26

As we look to a post-pandemic future, what does that mean for the audition process? Guest Kim Williams is vice president of casting at Disney Television Studios and the new president of the Casting Society of America. She speaks to hosts Gabrielle Carteris and Duncan Crabtree-Ireland about what performers can expect and offers tips on nailing your next audition. ...

Disability Pride Month: Where We Are; Where We Need To Be

Jul 22 • 39:27

Actors and disability advocates, Eileen Grubba and Danny Woodburn, discuss the challenges people with disabilities still face in the entertainment industry, as well as the gains they have made in recent years. Hosts Gabrielle Carteris and Duncan Crabtree-Ireland also talk to our guests about what Disability Pride Month means to them. **The views expressed by the guests are...

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