Inside Entertainment Industry Careers

Join Emily Maguire as she hosts lively conversations with entertainment professionals from all corners of the creative industry. In each episode, Emily explores her guests’ career journeys and passions for their roles. Listeners will not only gain valuable career insights but will also leave feeling inspired and motivated by each guest’s unique experiences in pursuing their passions. Brought to you by Emily Maguire of

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Listen to production designer Sally Lock share her inspiring career journey, passion, and insights for creating visually captivating production sets in film and TV.Short Biography
Sally is a Production Designer specialising in Scripted and Unscripted TV, Music, and Commercial projects. With a background in Architecture, she holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from universities in England and the USA. Over the span of 20 years, Sally has advanced from entry-level runner roles to Art Director and now holds the position of Production Designer. 
Her extensive portfolio includes a variety of projects, such as designing music video sets for Harry Styles' "Treat People with Kindness", the MTV European Music Awards, Ed Sheeran's "Sum of it all" and creating innovative concepts for shows like First Dates, The Dog House, The Circle, and The Big Flower Flight. In the scripted realm, Sally has contributed to productions like The Suspects, The Inbetweeners, Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon's Royal Wedding special, and The James Corden Late Late Show. Sally's work is characterised by a deep passion for crafting unique and visually captivating sets.
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Thursday May 02, 2024

*Next Episode Released on the 16th of May 2024*
Discover the insightful career journey of Sarah Juliet Dearing, an experienced Costume Designer and Maker who has travelled the world creating designs for productions, including Marvel, Disney, and Fringe Theatre. 
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Sarah Juliet Dearing is a costume designer and maker based in South London. Originally from Brighton, she studied Costume Design at the undergraduate level in Bournemouth and started her career as a freelancer working in fringe theatre and cirque performances in her hometown. 
She has gained broad experience across the industry in film, theatre, and events, with her work taking her to the UK and destinations such as Miami, the Caribbean, and Thailand. 
Sarah's screen work as a costume cutter and maker has featured in movies for Netflix and Marvel, high-end TV for Disney, and various shows on ITV, Channel 4, and more. Her stage-making career has seen her work in many West End theatres, the National Theatre, RSC, and Shakespeare's Globe. 
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Thursday Apr 18, 2024

Enjoy the inspiring journey of Italian-born Stefano Da Fre as he shares insights from being a Cannes film actor to becoming an AFI-award-winning film producer and director. He explores the need for distinguishable and unique work and finding your signature style to help you stand out from other artists.
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STEFANO DA FRE is an AFI-Award Winning Film Director and Screenwriter. His Films and Documentaries have been streamed on NBC Universal, MSNBC, Apple TV, and The Roku Channel.
Stefano's work has premiered around the world, specifically at the Cannes Film Festival (where he earned top recognitions for the ‘Coup de Foudre’), NBC’s Meet-The-Press (in collaboration with AFI), WorldFest Houston International Film Festival (Canadian Screen Qualifier), Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (BAFTA-Qualifier), St. Louis International Film Festival, and Festival REGARD (Oscar-Qualifiers).
He is currently in Post-Production for his second Feature Film, “A Dream Beyond The Dark,” which stars Clara McGregor (FX’s American Horror Story) and Jacopo Rampini (Netflix's The Medicis).
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Thursday Apr 18, 2024

Discover the exciting world of hair, makeup, and prosthetics with Vicky Voller, makeup designer for film and television. Gain insights into the day-to-day working life of an MUA as we explore Vicky's experiences working with actors and crew on various high-profile TV and film productions. 
Vicky has had a long and successful career working in the industry since she was 24. She has a vast wealth of knowledge about talking to Producers, Directors, and Costume Designers. She has provided high-quality Hair and Makeup looks for television and film projects, including 'No Time to Die' with Daniel Craig, 'Hijack' with Idris Elba, 'Man vs Bee' with Rowan Atkinson and the Games of Thrones spin-off 'House of the Dragon'.
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Thursday Mar 21, 2024

Discover the captivating journey of Nottingham-born Actor Rachel Grant, from early arts exposure to her iconic role in James Bond. Learn valuable tips and insights into the working world of an actor.
Rachel Grant is most famously known for her role as ‘Peaceful Fountains of Desire’, James Bond’s would-be assassin in ‘Die Another Day’, opposite Pierce Brosnan. Born in the Philippines, Rachel Grant (de Longueuil) is a British actress, TV presenter/host, travel expert, videographer, and entrepreneur based in New York.
Rachel's film credits also include roles alongside Jean Claude Van Damme and Stephen Rea in "Until Death", "The Tournament" with Robert Carlyle and "The Purifiers" with Dominic Monaghan. She began her television career with a role on the popular UK soap "Emmerdale" and later became SyFy UK's most-watched TV slot as horror hostess Nina in Friday night's Sci-fright. Additionally, she portrayed Professor Myang Li in Sky One's popular show "Brainiac: Science Abuse" and showcased her martial arts skills as the nunchaku twirling master Kali in the BBC TV show Masters Of Combat. She also served as a body double for Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider.
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Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

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Each show will last around 30-40 minutes, with new shows released every two weeks.

About Your Host Emily Maguire

I'm a Registered Career Development Professional at the Career Development Institute (CDI), and I have over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry, business management, and mentoring.

My career, business, and advice have been featured in numerous press and media outlets. I'm a top community voice on LinkedIn for the Film Industry and a go-to professional for individuals and companies in the creative industries.

I have had the pleasure of working alongside creatives in various stages of their careers. My role as a career and business coach for the creative and entertainment industries has complemented my position as Managing Director at Reflections Talent Agency™, with a roster of highly talented individuals who have worked on high-profile projects worldwide.

Not only have I also worked as a casting director, but I have also directed, acted, and provided voice talent. Additionally, I am a trained meditation teacher and mindfulness coach, helping clients incorporate mindfulness into their daily routines for greater benefits.

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