12. The Dance of Friends and Business with Gabrielle Ruiz and Pallavi Sastry

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The Dance of Friends and Business

with Gabrielle Ruiz and Pallavi Sastry

Episode #12

In this Episode You'll learn:

Why having contracts are important

Setting boundaries when working with friends is vital

How to create/friend balance

And...why all roads lead back to Oklahoma!

Gabrielle Ruiz is an American actress, philanthropist, producer, activist and champion for the arts. She is known for The CW’s critically acclaimed comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, where she received rave reviews as Valencia Perez. You can also catch her on Modern Family, Better Things, Orange Is The New Black, Sesame Street, Law & Order: SVU. She performed on Broadway in If/Then with Idina Menzel, Evita with Ricky Martin, and In The Heights with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Gabrielle hails from Edinburg, Texas, known locally as the Rio Grande Valley, where she produces many musical theatre projects and workshops for the public school educational systems. Gabrielle has addressed Members of Congress in support of Arts Education Week, has been the keynote speaker for the Human Rights Campaign San Diego Gala, and has hosted many fundraisers for non-profit organizations, most of which focus on arts education and dance

Pallavi Sastry is an actor, producer, and activist most recently seen as a recurring guest star on CBS’ Blue Bloods. Other TV appearances include, Netflix’ Master of None, Quantico, The Affair, Nurse Jackie, The Night Of, and Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver. Pallavi has also appeared in many national commercials.

Previous to her TV/Film career, Pallavi was seen in countless regional, touring, and off-broadway productions of original plays and classic musicals.

As CEO of Team Access Productions Inc, she is currently developing several projects, including lead producing the feature documentary, Invisible (post-production), and the podcast, What Are Friends For, which she also co-hosts. Pallavi is the co-founder of Brown Girls Brunch; which actively builds community amongst South Asian creatives in Hollywood.

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