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Wed, 09/28/2016 - 15:58

This notice is to inform all SAG-AFTRA Members who are currently represented by, or have previously been affiliated with, Rabinowitz Talent Agency (RTA), that Rabinowitz Talent Agency (RTA) has surrendered its SAG-AFTRA franchises effective May 6, 2016, under the Codified Agency Regulations Rule 16(g) and the AFTRA Regulations Rule 12-C.

The effect of the surrender is as follows:

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:26

CHICAGO (Sept. 1, 2016) — The employees at the Better Government Association in Chicago today voted unanimously to join SAG-AFTRA. 

The successful vote means the staff will join more than 160,000 media professionals in the union, paving the way for BGA employees to negotiate a first contract.

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 14:02

The Independent Film Initiative is a program of the Chicago Film Office and the city of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events designed to retain, promote and provide career-enhancing opportunities for local film industry professionals and media makers. Its goal is to create a more sustainable and robust independent film industry in Chicago.

The Independent Film Initiative promotes Chicago's independent film community. It is composed of three branches: a filmmaker-in-residence program, a production apprenticeship and screenings of short films made in Chicago.

Come join the Actors and Artists (AA) Unite Chicago Team with your fellow SAG-AFTRA members, colleagues, friends and family on Sept. 25 at the 2016 Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer's. This year, the team will be dedicating its walk in honor of President Ken Howard for his tireless support, faith and dedication to the AA Unite team and the National Alzheimer's Association. Click here to view the AA Unite Chicago Team's page.

Start: 09/27/2016 - 1:00am
End: 09/27/2016 - 3:00am

Learn how to post and what to post to increase your career opportunities. Representatives from Actors Access (Jason Teresi) and Casting Networks (Carinne Uslar) will be on hand to discuss the sites.

Also, get the perspective of what casting directors (Lauren Welke) and talent agents (Susan Sherman) think you should be posting to maximize your brand.

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26

Where: Kauffher Members Resources Center (KMRC)
1 E. Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611

Has your friend asked you to be in their next web series? Do you enjoy working with local filmmakers on short and ultra low budget productions? Are you making your own short, feature or webisode? 

All of these require that the production be under a union contract. If you work on these type of productions and want more information on your rights, how to flip a non-union production into a union production or what the paperwork looks like, then this is a must-attend event for you.

When: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16