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Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:24

Last fall, SAG-AFTRA’s L.A.-based News & Broadcast staff launched a mentorship program, inviting students from numerous colleges and universities across the Southland, and more than 45 attended. The program featured distinguished local TV and radio broadcasters Dave Lopez (KCBS/KCAL2), Patrick Healy (KNBC4), Oswaldo Borraez (KMEX34), Julio Cesar Ortiz (KMEX34), Mike Sakellarides (KTWV), Chris Little (KFI), Margaret Prescod (KPFK), and Priska Neely and Michelle Faust (KPCC).

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 13:55

If your performance in a film will include nudity, partial nudity or simulated sex acts, be sure that you or your representatives have negotiated a nudity rider with production. The nudity rider should include a detailed description of the scene(s), the type of nudity or physical contact required, limitations on use of the footage and production stills (if any), and any other conditions that you and a producer have agreed upon. Remember, even if you have signed a nudity rider, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time prior to filming of the scene.

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 10:22

Nearly a hundred millennial SAG-AFTRA members checked in at Burbank’s Story Tavern for a NextGen Performers networking mixer on Jan. 30. The young members subcommittee organizes mixers specifically tailored to members ages 18–35, providing them with an opportunity to meet one another, brainstorm projects and ideas, and build a supportive working community in a challenging industry. As in past mixers, which have included taco Tuesdays, bowling outings and drag queen bingo, snacks and activities were complimentary and a cash bar was available for beverages. 

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 10:10

National and L.A. Local Board member William Charlton with L.A. Local Board members Spencer Garrett and Dawnn Lewis celebrate creativity, originality and talent in casting television, film and theater productions at the Casting Society of America’s 2018 Artios Awards held at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 18.

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 10:04

A festive Los Angeles singers mixer and caroling session, organized by the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Singers Committee, was held at SAG-AFTRA Plaza on Dec. 19. Prior to the mixer, attendees brought holiday cheer to staff, visiting each floor to perform Christmas carols and other holiday songs, all acapella. Each year, this effort brightens the faces of SAG-AFTRA employees and follows a committee directive to give back to staff.

Start: 02/13/2018 - 1:00pm
End: 02/13/2018 - 3:00pm

When: 1 – 3 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 13

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Explore how to record professional quality auditions and deliver them directly to agents and casting directors.

In this workshop Tim Powell will help you discover:

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:05

To celebrate the arrival of new contract books, the Los Angeles Commercials Department hosted an open house for signatory producers, payroll companies, production companies, casting directors and agents on Jan. 22. The event was well attended and provided a unique opportunity for the union to build stronger relationships with our industry partners. Be sure to get your hands on a copy of the new commercial contract book and familiarize yourself with the details. Knowledge is power and ours is a strong membership!

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:59

For SAG-AFTRA members who use their voices to make a living, there are few professional issues more important than maintaining healthy vocal chords. On Jan. 27, SAG-AFTRA partnered with the Osborne Head & Neck Institute to offer a unique one-day workshop on how to protect — and get the most out of — these two tiny folds of tissue.