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Media & Entertainment Podcasts

Hosted by SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland the podcast features in-depth interviews and insights into our union and the entertainment and media industries.

Hosted by SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland the podcast features in-depth interviews and insights into our union and the entertainment and media industries.

Location:

United States

Description:

Hosted by SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland the podcast features in-depth interviews and insights into our union and the entertainment and media industries.

Twitter:

@sagaftra

Language:

English

Contact:

323-549-6673


Episodes

The Surprising Perks of SAG-AFTRA Membership

5/19/2022
Being a SAG-AFTRA member provides you with credibility and gives you access to resources that can improve your career. To learn about the perks available to members (did you know you get money off shoes?), we talked to members of the National NextGen Performers Committee Jenna Doolittle, Nikki Dixon, and Cee Jay Joseph. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:39:30

Navigating the New World of Streaming Content

5/5/2022
Live from SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland hosts a panel that looks at content streaming and how it’s affected SAG-AFTRA members and the industry. Guests include actor Ginnifer Goodwin, actor and producer Michelle Lang, and SAG-AFTRA’s Chief Contracts Officer Ray Rodriguez. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:41:34

Unpacking the 2022 Commercials Contracts

4/21/2022
After weeks of negotiations, SAG-AFTRA’s national board has approved the tentative agreement for the Commercials Contracts and recommends a Yes vote from the membership. We take a deep dive into how this contract will impact future work. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:44:12

How to Create Better Representation of Native Americans in Media

3/31/2022
Is Hollywood getting better at depicting the modern Native American experience? We posed this question to top actors, casting directors and writers in a special town hall meeting. Listen in on this replay of that important discussion. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:37:02

Audition Tips for Parents and Young Performers

3/17/2022
One question on the minds of many young performers and their parents: How do you nail your next audition? To get the best tips and strategies, we speak to four leading casting directors. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:25:38

Secret Techniques for a Strong and Expressive Voice

1/20/2022
What’s the best way to get your voice ready for an audition or a performance? Podcast guest Katie Riggs, a master vocal technique and therapy coach, walks us through helpful exercises and warm-ups to relax, protect, and strengthen your voice. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:47:05

How Improv Can Make You a Better Actor

1/6/2022
Improvisation can be a wonderful way for actors to sharpen their skills and improve their confidence. In this episode, we revisit a PTEOE presentation with comedy improv pros Sarah Claspell and Johnny Meeks of the Upright Citizens Brigade. They offer improv exercises that are both useful and very funny. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:35:46

Foo Fighter Sounds Off: Why Unions Matter

12/23/2021
Chris Shiflett is the lead guitarist for the rock band Foo Fighters and an active union member. On this Spring 2021 episode, we revisit a conversation Gabrielle Carteris and David White had with Chris about how he landed his dream job, Covid-19’s impact on the music business, and why he hopes to encourage more vocalists to be part of SAG-AFTRA. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s...

Duration:00:37:55

What Your Talent Team Wants You To Know

12/9/2021
How do you run your career like a business? Start by identifying and hiring the right team. On this episode, a lawyer, agent, publicist and social media expert discuss how they ensure people make the best decisions. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:35:08

How the Portrayal of Women Is Changing

11/25/2021
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 their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:42:17

Top Casting Directors Answer Your Pressing Self-Tape Questions

11/12/2021
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. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s...

Duration:00:27:37

Listen to this Before Becoming an Audiobook Narrator

10/28/2021
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. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not...

Duration:00:36:55

How to Crush Your Next Cold Read

10/14/2021
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 own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:32:12

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

9/30/2021
Emmy Award-winning television editor and author Jordan Goldman explains how actors can avoid getting cut from a scene. This is a replay of a lecture Goldman gave in August as part of the SAG-AFTRA PTEOE series. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:34:01

Useful Tips for Dealing with Rejection

9/16/2021
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 not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:43:15

Fighting to Get Music Creators Paid Fairly

9/2/2021
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 faces, and why this time might be different. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA....

Duration:00:36:46

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

8/19/2021
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 products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:44:34

How Auditions Are Evolving

8/5/2021
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. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply...

Duration:00:39:24

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

7/22/2021
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 their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:39:26

Introducing Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

7/8/2021
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris welcomes her new co-host on the podcast, SAG-AFTRA’s new National Executive Director & Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. Gabrielle turns the tables on her co-host and asks him about his background, his past work at the union and his vision for the future. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.

Duration:00:47:25