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Breaking In: A SeriesFest Podcast
We’re excited to announce we’ve launched a brand new podcast!
Designed to enlighten emerging voices as they get their foot in the door, and inspire those already there. Each week our founders and hosts, Randi Kleiner and Kaily Smith Westbrook will be joined by guests at the forefront of episodic storytelling to give you the inside scoop.
Inspiring, educating, and advising listeners on how to combat what feels like a closed-door system, "Breaking In" is an extension of SeriesFest's mission to champion and empower artists at the forefront of episodic storytelling. Guests include working professionals in television such as executives, producers, agents, directors, writers, actors, and independent content creators who share their insider knowledge.
For our inaugural episode, Kaily sits down with producer and executive, Jeremy Gold. Jeremy shares how his career unfolded from actor to theater producer to executive working in television and gives his insight on auditions, the development process, and pitches.
For our second episode, Kaily sits down with director, writer, producer Emil Pinnock. Emil shares how he sold his original pilot after screening at SeriesFest, and how his production company, Unleashing Giants Studios, went on to develop new projects for Blumhouse Productions, Entertainment Studios, Radar Pictures, Atmosphere Entertainment, and more.
For this episode, Kaily and Randi are speaking with producer, Valerie Stadler. Valerie discusses her humble beginnings in the industry, where they led her, and how she has grown into a champion for new storytellers.
On this episode, Kaily and Randi are sitting down with multi-hyphenate artists, James Lafferty and Stephen Colletti. James and Stephen discuss navigating the industry as independent creators, crowd-funding their project, and selling their show to Hulu.