Conversations

The Conversations program offers free screenings followed by inspiring Q&As with leading actors and casts, as well as Career Retrospectives with preeminent actors who explore the process and profession with an audience of fellow artists. Conversations focus on personal experiences and artistic influences that inform and shape careers; discuss current and past projects; share valuable insights into the craft and industry; and preserve creative legacies.

Presented in Los Angeles, New York and cities nationwide, we offer two types of Conversations: screenings of films and television shows followed by Q&As with casts and principals, and two-hour Career Retrospectives with influential actors of our time. All Conversations are professionally moderated, recorded and available in our video gallery.

Recent Conversations Q&As include the casts of MoonlightLa La Land, Manchester by the Sea, FencesLionThe People V. O.J. Simpson: American CrimeMr. Robot, This Is Us, The Crown, Grace and FrankieQueen SugarVeep and Transparent.

Our collection of over 300 Career Retrospectives with notable actors and broadcasters includes Morgan Freeman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Helen MirrenMichael KeatonJake GyllenhaalJennifer Aniston, Mahershala AliKevin CostnerOctavia SpencerMatthew McConaugheyMatt Damon, Sir Ian McKellen, Al PacinoTom BrokawDan Rather, Shirley MacLaine, Kirk Douglas, Jane Russell, Robert Duvall, Henry Fonda, Charlton Heston, Diahann Carroll and hundreds more live in our permanent archive, with many available for viewing online.

“You never stop learning your craft. That’s the key to success within yourself as an actor.”

– Julianna Margulies at Conversations

In New York, we host a special Conversations series in partnership with BroadwayWorld.com to celebrate the vibrant theater community in the city and feature actors with careers on both stage and screen including Audra McDonald, Liev SchreiberChazz PalminteriChita Rivera, Stockard ChanningEllen Burstyn, David Hyde Pierce, Judy Greer, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jim Parsons and Keith Carradine.

The Conversations series is free for SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity members, and relies solely on gifts, grants and sponsors.

Give your support to this valuable program today!

For those who attend our programs and need disability accommodation, including Sign Language Interpretation, please email rsvp@sagfoundation.org for Los Angeles events or nyrsvp@sagfoundation.org for New York events with a minimum of three business days notice and you will be contacted.

Contact:
Jesse Bush, Conversations Program Director, 323-549-6708 ext. 5
JP Garretson, New York Program Manager, 212-863-4284

The Conversations promo features actors Helen Mirren, Liev Schreiber and Jason Mitchell.