The AFTRA Foundation is building for the future of performers, broadcasters, and recording artists. Founded by the AFTRA National Board of Directors in 1997 as a separate legal entity from the union, the AFTRA Foundation is a charitable and educational organization funded through tax-deductible voluntary contributions, grants, and bequests—not SAG-AFTRA member dues—to support projects outside the scope of normal activities of SAG-AFTRA, including charitable endeavors, special conferences, studies, seminars, and other events. For more information, contact AFTRA Foundation, at AFTRAFoundation@sagaftra.org or 212-863-4315.
The SAG Foundation enhances the lives of members by investing in programs that help them in their professional endeavors. Their financial assistance, catastrophic health, educational and literacy programs reflect the concerns and interests of SAG-AFTRA members as well as their desire to "give back" to their communities. The SAG Foundation is independent from SAG-AFTRA but offers substantive services to union members, free of charge. For details please visit www.sagfoundation.org or call (323) 549-6708.
The Actors Fund is a resource for all entertainment professionals in need, crisis or transition. It provides social services and emergency financial assistance, employment and training, housing and health services. Call (323) 933-9244 or go to www.actorsfund.org.
Benefits include discounts on travel, computers and entertainment. Union Plus delivers the best benefits through the collective buying power of over 13 million AFL-CIO union members and helps union members enjoy life at a great price. SAG members enjoy discounts on credit services, legal services, pet services, travel, computers, and much more. www.unionplus.org
In its ongoing effort to provide opportunities to members to interact with and grow the local film industry, the SAG-AFTRA Portland Local is proud to sponsor the 2014 Portland Film Festival, running Aug. 26 through Sept. 1 at various locations in the downtown Portland area.
The Portland Film Festival describes this annual event as “the biggest and most outgoing summer movie smorgasbord in the Northwest. This year, the festival will present over 154 hours of films, workshops, networking opportunities, parties, talks, classes, behind-the-scene tours and more! Plus, lots of free movies and live music in Wallace Park, Waterfront Park and other locations to be announced!”
In addition, SAG-AFTRA staff and members will be conducting a panel discussion focusing on the business side of performance on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m., at the 5th Avenue Cinema. That same evening, the Portland Local will also host an actor’s networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wallace Park.
As a special benefit to SAG-AFTRA members, the festival is offering a discounted “Actors Pass” that entitles the purchaser access to (capacity permitting) any actor's workshop, class, screenwriting panel and networking event at the festival, including the closing night event and film screening (does not include regular screenings). Event tickets and passes will be distributed during the week of Aug. 20.
To purchase tickets, please go to the festival’s ticketing page by clicking here and make sure to choose the “Actors Pass” at the bottom of the menu.
For more information and to view the complete festival schedule of events, please visit their website at http://portlandfilmfestival.com/.
Contact: Pamala Mijatov (206) 282-2506
Complimentary Theater Ticket
SAG-AFTRA Members can show their current member card for a complimentary ticket at Eclectic Theater Company shows.
Eclectic Theatre Company is located at:
1214 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Ballard and Fremont Neighborhood Acupuncture (www.neighborhoodacupuncture.com) is now offering SAG-AFTRA members a 20%discount on all services. The price before discount is $90 for a first office call and $60 for return office calls.
Proprietor Christopher Huson, L.Ac., EAMP, is a fully licensed practitioner since 1993, holding Washington State Department of Health Acupuncture License No. AC00000149.
All Deals & Discounts are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Questions about each offer must be handled by the providers. SAG-AFTRA does not endorse any of these services.