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Start: 10/23/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 11/13/2017 - 9:00pm

Are you an actor who wants to make a short film? Now is your chance. SAG-AFTRA is here to help you learn how to make your brilliant short film. Each session will be on a Monday night from 6 - 9 p.m., and is presented by members of the local independent film community. Here's a sneak preview of this four-week intensive series:

Week 1: Scriptwriting, fundraising and budgeting (Oct. 23)

Week 2: Selecting equipment, casting, crew hiring (Oct. 30)

Week 3: Contracts, locations, production (Nov. 6)

Start: 10/10/2017 - 10:00am
End: 10/10/2017 - 4:30pm

Sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA National Seniors Committee

Attention all SAG-AFTRA members over age 50: Please join us on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for SAG-AFTRA Senior Resource Day. We'll have presentations from The Actors Fund, AARP and the Alzheimer's Association, technology help, headshot sessions and much more.

Call or email Gianna Consalvo to reserve your 30-minute headshot session at the discounted rate of $90 and an optional hair and makeup session for $50.

Event Schedule:

9:30 - 10 a.m., Registration/Welcome

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 17:15

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, the ballot tabulation of the Chicago Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

Start: 09/18/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 09/18/2017 - 8:00pm

Join us for an evening with three industry insiders to discuss how to market to creatives.

Scheduled to be on the panel: James "Stump" Mahoney of FCB Chicago and Jeff Davis of Energy BBDO, with Tim Dadabo as moderator. 

When: Monday, Sept. 18, 6 - 8 p.m.

Where: Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC)
1 East Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611

Please email kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org to RSVP.

Start: 08/15/2017 - 12:00pm
End: 08/15/2017 - 2:00pm

New members represent the future for SAG-AFTRA. The more knowledgeable they are, the stronger our union and all members are. The goal of the New Members Subcommittee of SAG-AFTRA Chicago's Community Outreach, Community Organizing committee is to educate, engage and empower professional actors from the moment they become union members. The new member orientation event is only one part of that process. Topics covered include every step involved in the union experience, from initiation fees and the dues structure, to the correct way to execute member reports and contracts.

Start: 07/26/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 07/26/2017 - 8:00pm

On July 15, 2017, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the TV/Theatrical tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will receive a postcard in the coming days on how to vote electronically or by paper ballot on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production.

Start: 07/24/2017 - 5:30pm
End: 07/24/2017 - 8:30pm

The Chicago Local presents Meet the Candidates Night, a "mixer" type of event that gives you the opportunity to informally mingle with fellow members who are running for union office.

When: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, July 24

Where: Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC)
1 East Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611

For more information contact chicagoelections@sagaftra.org or (312) 573-8081.

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