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Breaking In: A SeriesFest Podcast

Breaking In is a weekly 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 on how they got there, their career highlights, and some wild stories along the way.

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.  

If you’re new to Breaking In, you might start with episode four, with James Lafferty and Stephen Colletti, stars of One Tree Hill and writers, producers, and stars of Everyone Is Doing Great. Maybe you’ll want to sit down and learn from Emil Pinnock; Director, Producer and Writer mastermind at Unleashing Giants Studios? There’s also the live episode with Kaily and producer of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Austin Winsberg, where Austin gives the audience key insights on pitching, show running, and how he broke into the industry. 

We’re now in our second series, so there are plenty of episodes for you to catch up on. Subscribe, download, and listen here.

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