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Digital Production Buzz – May 31, 2018

Tonight, we talk with women about the challenges and opportunities to working in media. How to succeed in a male-dominated industry, the importance of mentors and advice to women trying to grow their careers.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Tuesday McGowan, Erin Sarofsky, Leandra Dichirico, Phoenix Gonzalez, Carrie Wooten and James DeRuvo.

  • Creating
  • A Creative Career is a Tricky Balance
  • Using Gear Designed for Men
  • Where do Career Obstacles come from?
  • The Right Mentor Fast-Tracks a Career
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week


Tuesday McGowan
Tuesday McGowan, Creative Director/Designer, Tuesday McGowan
Tonight we are joined by Tuesday McGowan, free-lance creative director, who co-founded the website, based on a panel discussion at NAB this year. She talks about the challenges of succeeding as a woman in media, the importance of mentors and why she created this website to provide greater visibility and support.

A Creative Career is a Tricky Balance

Erin Sarofsky
Erin Sarofsky, President/Owner/Executive Creative Director, Sarofsky
How do you get to the top of your game as a woman? Tonight we talk with Erin Sarofsky, President and Creative Director of, who describes the challenges of running a design company, balancing business with the needs of her employees, and what women need to know to succeed in their careers.

Using Gear Designed for Men

Leandra Dichirico
Leandra Dichirico, Production Sound Mixer, Lioness Audio
Starting out as a young woman in the very masculine world of on-set audio recording has its own challenges. Tonight we talk with Leandra Dichirico, Production Sound Mixer, who shares some of her challenges, including working with gear designed for men much bigger than herself.

Where do Career Obstacles come from?

Phoenix Gonzalez
Phoenix Gonzalez, Co-Founder/President of Sales, DotstudioPRO
Where do career obstacles come from? Tonight, Phoenix Gonzalez, co-founder and President of Sales for DotStudioPRO, has some controversial opinions, as she shares her thoughts on mentors, building a career, and her role as an executive and role model.

The Right Mentor Fast-Tracks a Career

Carrie Wootten
Carrie Wootten, Mentoring Programme Director, Rise
It’s hard for women who are just starting to figure out the best way to build their career. Mentors who can provide a helping hand are invaluable. Tonight we talk with Carrie Wootten, Director of the Mentoring Program for Rise, a UK-based company that pairs women starting in media with experienced women who can guide them along their chosen career path.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo Editor-in-Chief at, has a multi-faceted career spanning radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James joins us every week to present the latest industry news.
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