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Start: 06/12/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 06/12/2017 - 8:30pm

Do you ever wonder what your contract rights are on set? What constitutes an upgrade on a TV/Theatrical project? If something goes wrong on set, who should you tell, and should it be reported immediately or can it wait until tomorrow? There is so much to learn about the contract provisions for background performers. Come learn the ins and outs of doing background and extra work in Chicago.  

When: 6 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, June 12 

Where: Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC)

             1 E. Erie, Suite 660

Early registration ends April 10

Regular registration: April 11 - May 1


Join fellow creatives for the ISA Masters Series seminar, where you'll learn the tools to develop a TV pilot from concept to pitch, so you can land that studio deal or get staffed on a show.

This three-day event is open to all storytellers - screenwriters, TV writers, novelists, filmmakers, producers, agents, actors, development executives and more are welcome to attend.


When: Friday, May 5, 3 p.m. - Sunday, May 7, 6 p.m.

Start: 05/22/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 05/22/2017 - 9:00pm

Chicago Local Membership Meeting, May 22

Don’t miss this year’s Chicago Local membership meeting with special guests and surprises. You won’t want to miss out!

When: Monday, May 22
6 p.m.: Social hour
7 p.m.: Meeting
Where: Instituto Cervantes of Chicago
31 W. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Guest Panel:
Christine Dudley, director of The Illinois Film Office
Dana Scott, production manager of Common’s The Chi

Start: 05/01/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 05/01/2017 - 8:00pm

Sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee
What challenges do you face as an Asian-American Actor? Are you looking to leverage your talents across several acting mediums (TV, theatrical, voiceover, live theater, commercials)? Do you get hired primarily in one area, not the others and ask yourself why? Share an evening with drinks and a light dinner along with other Asian-American actors and let's discuss what it takes to navigate the industry and put ourselves in a better position for more work.

Start: 03/31/2017 - 5:30pm
End: 03/31/2017 - 8:00pm

A now-famous Chicago actor once said in an interview that since he could not find a producer to hire him, he became a producer and hired himself. On Friday, March 31, we will be celebrating women filmmakers who made the definitive choice that rather than look to others for opportunities; they would create them for themselves.

Start: 03/20/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 03/20/2017 - 8:00pm


The Broadcast Union, Chicago Federation of Labor and the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago presents a panel discussion about attacks on the free press and the propagation of fake news. 


  • Ariel Gurien, SAG-AFTRA TV Anchor/Reporter
  • Rummana Hussain, Chicago News Guild Reporter
  • Razza Siddiqui, NABET-CWA News Photographer
  • Bastiaan Vanacker, Media Law Expert & Ethicist