Upcoming PANA Events

PANA-Rama with a Producer

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PANA members are invited to join Hillary Huber in a relaxed conversation about getting cast in audiobooks. Each one-hour live event features a producer. Sometimes two! After a little conversation, three narrators from varying levels, and selected via lottery, will have the opportunity to read a short excerpt and receive feedback from the producer on how to strengthen their read.  This series is presented every other month and aims to educate and encourage PANA narrators. 

7/20 featured Erick Black and Pete Cross from Dreamscape!

        Members can watch the replay here.

5/25 featured Nick Martorelli from Penguin Random House

        Members can watch the replay here.

Question & Answer Series

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In this exciting series of interviews, narrators and industry professionals answer your questions about a variety of topics to help you move forward in your career. Most sessions will be recorded.

#1

Topic: SAG/AFTRA

When: July 21st at 1pm ET/10am PT

Who: Rich Larkin, Jane Love, and Carol Monda

Hosts: Sarah Goer and Shaina Summerville

NOTE: This session will not be recorded.

Zoom link for members here and sent via member email.

#2

Topic: Building Your Indie Career

When: July 26th at 1pm ET/10am PT

Who: Heather Costa, Stacy Gonzalez, and Jeffrey Kafer

Hosts: Sarah Goer and Shaina Summerville

Zoom link for members here and sent via member email.

#3

Topic: The Long Game: How Career Narrators Continue to Thrive in an Ever-Changing Landscape, Part 1

When: August 2nd at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Who: Travis Baldree, Erin Mallon, and Natalie Naudus

Hosts: Carly Robins and Megan Tusing

Zoom link for members to come soon here!

#4

Topic: The Long Game: How Career Narrators Continue to Thrive in an Ever-Changing Landscape, Part 2

When: August 18th at 6pm ET/3pm PT

Who: Cassandra Campbell and Erin Spencer

Hosts: Carly Robins and Megan Tusing

Zoom link for members to come soon here!

Let's Talk About You:
Writing an Actor's Bio for Audiobook Narrators

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On June 25th, DEI Committee members André Santana and Jennifer Aquino talked us through the fundamentals of writing an actor bio and coached three narrators with goal-oriented revisions. All PANA members may watch the replay video and get tips on navigating actor bios as a narrator, including advice around how your identities can play into or be separate from your public presentation. 

Socials

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We had some amazing local socials around the world in-person and over Zoom for our 450+ members! Many local groups are still meeting regularly, so check in with yours to be a part of the discussion. Thank you to the Events Committee and Membership Committee for co-sponsoring this series of events!

Committee Meetings 

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PANA relies on its volunteers! Check out all of our committees to see how you can get involved.

Board of Directors — 2nd Tuesday of each month

DEI Committee — 1st Monday of each month

Events Committee — 1st Tuesday of each month

Membership Committee — 4th Thursday of each month

Recognitions Committee — July 21

Sponsorships Committee — 3rd Monday of each month