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40 SAG-AFTRA | Spring 2021 | Podcast From one-on-one interviews with some of the industry's most influential figures to conversations about the union's work and initiatives, the SAG-AFTRA podcast has got you covered! The SAG-AFTRA podcast, hosted by President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White, kicked off 2021 with amazing interviews and insight from some of the best movers and thinkers in the industry. But in case you've missed out or just want to revisit a few of the standout episodes, here are five 2021 podcast episodes you'll want to hear. 1 Are You a Social Media Influencer? SAG-AFTRA member Shannon Woodward, star of Westworld and owner of the popular Twitch channel ShannonIsLive, and Wormhole Labs Chief Operating Officer Phil Ranta discuss the unique space traditional performers occupy on popular social platforms. Together, the two friends reflect on the responsibilities of influencers in the digital space, and the blurring line between online influence and real-life presence and work. 3 Member Spotlight: Riz Ahmed Carteris and White interview one of Hollywood's hottest actors, member Riz Ahmed. Ahmed talks about preparing for his role in The Sound of Metal and his "hunger to engage in the world" that has driven his passion for acting, rapping and activism. 4 Impressive Auditions with David Dean Bottrell With greater competition for roles than ever before, having a great audition has never been so important. Character actor, author and teacher David Dean Bottrell has created a decades-long career from what he calls the "universal truths" of auditioning. He shares his best techniques and advice for bringing your best work — and self — forward. 2 Becoming a Successful Singer Today, background and professional singers find themselves navigating big changes in the music industry. Members and singer-songwriters Janice Pendarvis and Carlos Ricketts Jr. cover everything aspiring vocalists should know, from networking and getting gigs to life on the road. 5 Key Takeaways From the 2021 Tech Summit The 3rd Annual Labor Innovation & Technology Summit on Feb. 19 was an all-day, all-digital event hosted in partnership with the AFL-CIO. This episode looks back on thought-provoking conversations from labor, entertainment and union leaders, including AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the Center for Humane Technology Co-Founder & President Tristan Harris, and Jeff Cole of the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, among many others. Visit to hear these and other episodes, and be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. 40 SAG-AFTRA | Spring 2021 | ICYM I: 5 Episodes You'll Want to Hear!

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