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Every two years, hundreds of delegates gather at the SAG-AFTRA Convention to help chart the union’s future. In this episode, hosts SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White give us a behind the scenes look at the SAG-AFTRA Biennial Convention.


 

Exploring the vital role of intimacy coordinators as on-set liaisons between performers and film and TV productions. Intimacy Professionals Association founder Amanda Blumenthal and Alicia Rodis, a founding partner of Intimacy Directors International, join hosts SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White.


 

We go behind the scenes with Central Casting and the professionals who work background. Central Casting's EVP Jennifer Bender and members Linda Harcharic of the Background Actors and Education Committee and Avis Boone of the SAG-AFTRA New York Background Actors Committee join hosts President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White. 


 

With the rise of self-taped auditions, the casting process has undergone its share of changes. Introduced by President Gabrielle Carteris, this episode features highlights from the Audition Strategy and Job Clarity panel. MOVE Committee member Richard Fancy moderates this candid and humorous conversation with members Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) and Bob Telford (Parks and Recreation), talent manager Liz York and editor Jordan Goldman.


 

In this installment of our interview series Actor-to-Actor, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris talks with the inimitable Lily Tomlin, recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award and star of Grace and Frankie – Netflix’s longest running show. Experience some of Tomlin’s hilariously iconic characters along with anecdotes from her decades-long career in this memorable interview.


 

Defeating “Right to Work” in Missouri was a huge win for the Labor movement, thanks in part to efforts by SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA Missouri Valley Local Executive Director Maureen O’Brien and SAG-AFTRA Right to Work Committee Chair Ric Reitz give a firsthand account of the events leading to the demise of Proposition A. Hosted by President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White.


 

The voices we hear on the airwaves are an integral part of our daily routines. Two of the best in the business, Gary Bryan and Deborah Howell, join SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White to sound off on their intriguing paths to success in broadcasting.


 

You've heard their voices, now hear their stories. Take a deep dive into the craft of voice acting with veteran performers Dee Baker Bradley and Sarah Elmaleh. Learn how they got into the business, the secret to their success, and how they protect their voices and profession. Hosted by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White.


 

 

Just because a film is low budget doesn’t mean it can’t feature top talent. SAGindie Executive Director Darrien Michele Gipson explains how SAGindie promotes kinship between pro actors and indie filmmakers, and supports on- and off-screen diversity and inclusion. Hosted by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White.


 

Flexible. Innovative. Groundbreaking. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White talk to three people instrumental to the negotiations: Chief Contracts Officer Ray Rodriguez, Executive Director of Commercials and Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Contracts Lori Hunt, and actor Kathy Keane.


 

The benefits and dangers of new media companies overseeing our viewing behavior, the evolution of advertising and America's status in global film and TV markets. SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White explores these topics with Jeffrey Cole, Director of the Center for the Digital Future at USC, and Sanjay Sharma, CEO of Marginal MediaWorks.


 

The rise of companies such as Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon have turned the entertainment business upside down. With this incredible disruption comes exciting opportunities and concerning threats for performers. To help make sense of this all, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White talks to experts Jeff Cole, a research professor and director of the Center for the Digital Future at USC, and Sanjay Sharma, co-founder and CEO of Marginal Mediaworks.


 

In this first podcast presentation of SAG-AFTRA’s long-running Actor-to-Actor interview series, President Gabrielle Carteris talks with the legendary performer and SAG Life Achievement honoree Alan Alda about his career, improving communication and his advocacy for gender equality.


 

A.I., holograms, augmented reality — what does it all mean for performers? Join us as we investigate the massive CES tech show in Las Vegas including a must-listen interview with CTA Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Michael Petricone. Then we take the talk into the studio where COO and General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland joins podcast cohosts Gabrielle Carteris and David White to discuss how the union is protecting and empowering members in this disruptive era.


 

SAG-AFTRA NextGen Performers Sub-committees (NGP) across the country are dedicated to giving younger members the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing industry – from educational panels to networking opportunities to ways to get involved with their union. Join Los Angeles co-chairs Ben Whitehair and Aubrey Mozino in the studio as they talk with our hosts President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White. With frank insights into the challenges facing young performers today and what our NGP subcommittees are doing to meet those needs, you don’t want to miss this podcast.


 

Veteran singer-songwriter Dan Navarro shares his music and his insights. Dan is also a musician, voice actor and SAG-AFTRA’s Vice President, Recording Artists/Singers. Hosted by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White.


 

"Deepfakes” place a performer’s face on someone else’s body and AI can replicate their images and voices. Join SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White in conversation with Rebecca Damon, SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President and New York Local President about what the union is doing to ensure members are protected.


 

Demystifying the thrilling and often dangerous world of stunts. Veteran stunt performer, SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer, and L.A. Local President Jane Austin and Chair of the National Stunt Committee Cort Hessler join Gabrielle and David to share their insights on working as a stunt performer and discuss what the union is doing to ensure safe sets.


 

Actor Chantal Cousineau talks about her personal experience with harassment and how that inspired her to action, including giving testimony before the California Senate. Join the hosts and their guest in an insightful conversation about effecting real culture change to protect SAG-AFTRA members and others in the entertainment industry and beyond. 


 

Amanda Cerny and DeStorm Power have over 48 million social media followers. They're co-founders of Zeus — a VOD service that produces original content. SAG-AFTRA recently inked an agreement with Zeus to provide coverage for content and a path to membership for creators. On the pod, they talk about being digital stars and why they partnered with SAG-AFTRA. 


 

The First Amendment protects the freedom of the press, but recent incidents such as the murder of journalists in Annapolis and death threats against reporters at political rallies, have shaken the foundations of the Fourth Estate. NPR’s Nina Totenberg and Eric Spillman of KTLA share what it’s like to work in the media during the polarized era of “fake news.”


 

In 2017, SAG-AFTRA approved the first-ever agreement with Telemundo Television Studios to cover Spanish-language television performers. This is the true, inside story of how that historic agreement came to be. Telenovela stars Pablo Azar and Katie Barberi join Gabrielle and David to tell this amazing tale. 


 

Welcome to the SAG-AFTRA podcast, hosted by President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White. Each episode features in-depth interviews, industry insights, and compelling stories that affect members of the largest media union in the world.

 

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.

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