About Life at Disney Podcast

Welcome to the Life at Disney podcast, the show where you’ll discover what it’s like to Be Part of the Story in a career with Disney. Your hosts, Tony Williams and Ashley Siegel uncover some remarkable stories from the perspective of the people and teams behind the magic. In each episode, we will talk with cast members, crew, Imagineers, and employees to learn more about working at Disney. We will peek behind the curtain of a variety of career opportunities available, like doing research and development with Imagineering, traveling the world as a Destination Manager with National Geographic Expeditions, or starting your career with Disney Programs. We will dive into the creative minds behind signature dining menus for our parks and resorts and learn more about how Disney on the Yard fosters a culture of connection and community for HBCU students and alumni. Join us as we bring our core values, culture, and work to life by getting to know the folks who make up The Walt Disney Company on a personal level.


Episode 2: The Walt Disney Studios – Global Marketing and Virtual Production

Walt Disney Studios is the core of where The Walt Disney Company started nearly 100 years ago. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. This week both our guests hail from our Disney Studios content team, Nicole Roberts, Senior Manager of Global Marketing, and Ian Milham, Virtual Production Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). Our guests take us behind the scenes of their roles, by sharing all the moving parts that go into creating global marketing campaigns, the virtual production process used on The Mandalorian, and how technology is creating new and exciting roles within Studios.


Ashley Siegel

Ashley Siegel

Outreach & Engagement Director

An intersectional diversity, equity, and inclusion champion, Ashley Siegel leads the Walt Disney Company’s Outreach and Engagement global strategy development and implementation. Working at the intersection of Talent Acquisition, DEI, and Corporate Social Responsibility, their organization’s cross-functional responsibilities span relationship formation and management of nonprofit and community partnerships, full event lifecycle creation and execution, community building and connection facilitation, and elevation of Disney’s beloved brands and businesses.

Tony Williams

Tony Williams

Senior Manager, Diversity Recruiting Programs

Tony joined the Disney family via Hulu in 2020 to stand up for Hulu’s Community Program to expand how we think about talent and where it comes from. He’s guided by the idea that “talent is distributed equally, opportunity is not.” In his role as Sr. Manager, Diversity Recruiting Programs, Tony Williams leads our efforts to build a workforce that reflects the beautifully diverse audiences we serve. Currently, Tony helps leaders across The Walt Disney Company think differently about inclusion and hiring. 


We talk with two technologists who give an inside look at some of the projects they’re currently working on, discuss the culture of their teams, and share advice for anyone interested in a career with technology at Disney.

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