In search of a new podcast highlighting stories about the amazing experiences of women in the entertainment industry? Us too! Thankfully, the Women on Screen Out Loud podcast returns for Season 3 on Tuesday, October 5 with the first of twelve brand-new 20-30 minute episodes. Each episode will feature an essay written and ready by a woman in the industry, followed by an interview with hosts Lara Jean Chorostecki (Hannibal, Nightmare Alley) and Jennifer Pogue (Endings). This season looks to explore themes of resilience, creativity, what leadership can and should look like, true inclusivity and rejecting tokenism, and redefining oneself in times of unexpected change.
Guests for Season 3 of Women on Screen Out Loud will include Actor and Activist Sedina Fiati (SUPER Z), Film Executive Sardé Hardie (THE SOUND OF METAL), Cinematographer Gayle Ye (ODD SQUAD), Make-Up Artist Karlee Morse (BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS), Actor Lyndie Greenwood (SLEEPY HOLLOW, THE EXPANSE), Executive VFX Producer Christa Tazzeo Morson (GAME OF THRONES, HANDMAID’S TALE), Composer Suad Bushnaq (THE CURVE), Actor and Director Michelle Morgan (HEARTLAND), CG Supervisor, Actor and Director Mahsa Ghorbankarami (THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE), Senior Colourist and Filmmaker Tricia Hagoriles (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD), Writer and Actor Ashley Cooper (GOTHAM KNIGHTS), and Actor and Producer Pogue.
The TV Junkies recently caught up with the Women On Screen Out Loud team to get more insight and information about the upcoming season. Check out what they had to say below and then download new episodes from wherever you get your podcast episodes.
The TV Junkies: How do you describe this podcast? Can you give potential listeners a quick idea of what to expect if they download an episode?
Women On Screen Out Loud showcases female and nonbinary voices from all sides of the camera. Each episode features a personal essay composed and read aloud by dynamic professionals in the film and television industry, followed by a brief interview that delves deeper into their inspirations and career journeys. Join hosts Lara Jean Chorostecki and Jennifer Pogue as they explore the diverse paths and purposes of being a Woman on Screen, however that takes shape across the gender spectrum.
TTVJ: As you mentioned, one of the things that’s different, and quite enjoyable, about your podcast is that every episode features an essay written and read by your guest. What makes those essays so special?
Many individual characteristics are brought to each episode based on the subjects our guests have chosen to write about. The overall tones have been very unique to each of the composed pieces. There are elements of comedy, playfulness, rawness, spirituality, catharsis reflection, inspiration, and much more.
TTVJ: Are there any that stand out this season?
All are quite excellent and unique in their own way.
Season 3’s opening episode from Actor and Activist Sedina Fiati is a timely exploration of social justice on set and making our industry safer for its most vulnerable members.
Also notable this season, host Jennifer Pogue penned an inspiring essay on her experience with a side-swiping stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis last February and how it affected her outlook on life and career.
TTVJ: How do the themes discussed in Season 3 differ from your past seasons?
This season explores themes of resilience, creativity, what leadership can and should look like, true inclusivity and rejecting tokenism, and especially redefining oneself in times of unexpected change, which we find to be a universal sentiment in these challenging times.
TTVJ: How important is it for you to get a guest from all across the industry?
One of our mandates from the inception of this podcast was to give a platform to as many entertainment industry professionals with diverse backgrounds and job titles as we could. This has been a challenge with some positions more than others, especially in post-production which continues to be more male-dominated, which is why we are so thrilled to have Christa, Mahsa, and Tricia share their career journeys in Season 3.
TTVJ: Is there anything else you want to share with listeners?
Women On Screen has also been pleased to offer a new initiative this year: Fearless Filmmaking with producer Lauren Schell. Geared toward emerging filmmakers, this interactive, virtual course covers foundational production elements like scheduling, budgeting, and financing, and also digs deep into participants’ voices and experiences to help understand why we want to tell stories. We will be offering this again Winter 2021/2022, as well as a panel on Story Coordinating, so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for details!
New episodes are released every Tuesday and can be downloaded wherever you get your podcasts.