CCA Membership Empowerment Series

The Membership Empowerment Series is a program of interactive workshops and panels that help Critics Choice Association members advance their careers. Top level media experts share their wisdom, experience and advice to enable members to stand out and move forward in this ever changing media landscape. At the end of each presentation, members are invited to interact with the speakers and ask pertinent questions. Each session is recorded and posted in these archives, for the benefit of those who can’t attend live.

Session 3: Take Your Podcast to the Next Level

Podcast expert and coach Sam Laliberte gives extraordinary tips to help you monetize, market and attract listeners to your podcast, presenting specific tips and tricks to get yourself heard. She is followed by William Morris Endeavor Podcast Agent Carly Frankel, who gives straight forward and riveting information about the most popular podcasts today, why they work, and what you can do to engage listeners and increase demand for your own podcast. A member Q&A follows.
Speakers include:
Sam Laliberte, Speaker/host/podcast expert: S[email protected]
Carly Frankel, William Morris Endeavor:

Session 2: Hey You! Want a Better Gig? The Sequel

Experts from top media outlets give members a realistic look at what it takes to get a job as a film critic, full-time or freelance, in this rapidly changing media environment. They discuss what to pitch and how to pitch effectively. After the panel discussion, members ask relevant questions. 

Panelists includes:
Hoai-Tran Bui, Inverse entertainment editor
Geoffrey Roth, Former News Director, KSWB San Diego, KSTU Salt Lake City, WJZY Charlotte
Andrew Pulver, Guardian Film Editor

Session 1: Hey You! Want a Better Gig?

Managerial supervisors from top entertainment media outlets speak about film/TV criticism and what they’re looking for in film/TV critics at their respective outlets. After the panel discussion, members ask relevant questions.

Panelists include:
Eric Kohn, IndieWire vice president of editorial strategy/executive editor
Nekesa Mumbi Moody, The Hollywood Reporter editorial director
Tammy Phillips, Nexstar Media Group vice president of talent acquisition