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Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:01

On March 18 and 19, the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory was visited by Sean Pratt (SAG-AFTRA/AEA), a working actor for three decades. Pratt was a company member of the Pearl Theatre, an off-Broadway classical repertory theater, and he has appeared in motion pictures and television shows. For the past 21 years, Pratt has also recorded more than 900 audiobooks in just about every genre but he didn’t just fall into it.

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:51

On April 1, Central Florida members knocked down some pins at the first-ever bowling party in the Miami Local. Admission was free to members and included appetizers. Most everyone bowled, but some members in attendance came just to hang out with their fellow members and have a good time. 

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:48

On April 19, SAG-AFTRA business representatives Karen Espinosa and Jessica Vazquez held a presentation and Q&A session for Florida International University law students. the event was hosted by Associate Professor of Law J. Osei Tutu and the vice president of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society, Ashley Mapp.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:03

Jimmie Fadden of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band — a Miami Local member — made an impromptu visit to the Miami Local office and greeted staff there. 

The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recently celebrated its 50 anniversary. NGDB members Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter and John McEuen celebrated their golden anniversary by doing a non-stop tour together. 

Often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in country rock and American roots music, the band continues to add to their legendary status. 

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:49

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), a signature literacy program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, is looking for union performers to become volunteer readers for children in Title I public elementary school classrooms.

You can inspire a lifelong love of reading in children! Click here to watch a short video about the BookPALS program. 

BookPALS volunteers must be:

• SAG-AFTRA or Actors’ Equity Association union members.

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:18

On Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, the ballot tabulation of the Miami 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: 07/19/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 07/19/2017 - 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: 07/15/2017 - 10:00am
End: 07/15/2017 - 5:00pm

Audiobook Narration Workshop with Johnny Heller
Sponsored by the Miami Local Conservatory

Johnny Heller is coming to Tampa and offering a 25 percent discount to SAG-AFTRA members to attend his workshop. He will share his experience and expertise teaching script preparation, character choices, marketing branding and workflow; there will be Q&A session at the end.

When: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, July 15

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