Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), all in-person Conversations screenings and Q&A’s are temporarily suspended.

We are now programming a Conversations at Home series. Watch them here.

Questions about our remote programming? Read our FAQs.


The Conversations program offers screenings followed by inspiring Q&A’s 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 Succession, GLOW, Better Call Saul, When They See Us, Russian Doll, The Handmaid’s Tale, Chernobyl, Sharpe Objects and more.

Our collection of over 350 Career Retrospectives with notable actors and broadcasters includes Rami MalekDarren CrissPatricia ClarksonMichael B. JordanMichelle YeohHugh JackmanBradley CooperAdam Driver, Morgan FreemanLeonardo DiCaprio,Helen MirrenWillem DafoeJake GyllenhaalJennifer AnistonMahershala AliKevin CostnerOctavia SpencerMatthew McConaugheyMatt DamonSir Ian McKellenAl PacinoDan Rather, Kirk Douglas, Diahann Caroll, Shirley MacLaine, Jane Russell, Robert Duvall, Henry Fonda, Charlton Heston and hundreds more live in our permanent archive, with many available for viewing or listening 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 need disability accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please email rsvp@sagaftra.foundation for LA programs or nyrsvp@sagaftra.foundation for NY programs with a minimum of three (3) business days notice. We will contact you to confirm.

Rochelle Rose, National Director of Performers Programs, 323-549-6708 ext. 5

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