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07/14/2015 2:00am

Please join us at the next
SAG-AFTRA Michigan Local Salon

sa•lon\sə-ˈlän, ˈsa-ˌlän, sa-ˈlōⁿ\ (noun):
a regular meeting of writers, artists, etc., 

When: 7 p.m., Monday, July 13, 2015

Where: Affirmations
290 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(very reasonable metered parking in the rear)

05/19/2015 1:00am


Please Join Us for Food for Thought
SAG-AFTRA provides the food, members provide the thoughts.

What’s on your mind? Marcia Fishman, Director of Locals Administration, will join you in a round table discussion and talk about some exciting updates with the union. Bring any questions or concerns to the table.

When: 6 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015

Where: Compass College of Cinematic Arts
41 Sheldon Blvd.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

When: 6:30-9 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2015

Where: Specs Howard School of Media Arts
19900 W. Nine Mile Road, #100 (Nine Mile and Evergreen)
Southfield, MI 48075

Topics Covered:


  • The Audition Process – Creating the Best Demo Reel
  • Breaking Down a Script Quickly – Live Sight Reading Auditions
  • The Different Genres of Voiceover – Commercials, Cartoons, Live Announcing, Audio Books
  • Technology
  • Taking Care of Your Voice and Body


Start: 04/14/2015 - 1:00am
End: 04/14/2015 - 3:30am

You are invited to the Michigan Local Annual Membership Meeting

Followed by an important workshop:
Getting Your Foot in the Door Through the Low Budget Contracts
With Kathy Byrne, SAG-AFTRA Chicago
And Pound Mooney Casting

When: Monday, April 13, 2015
6 p.m. Doors open for light dinner
6:30 p.m. Membership Meeting
7:15 p.m. Workshop (Local Independent Filmmakers are invited)
8:30 Dessert Reception

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:47

Michigan Local Members,

SAG-AFTRA Wages & Working Conditions meetings will be scheduled soon in preparation for negotiation of the Corporate/Educational contracts that expire on April 30, 2015. All members who work the Co/Ed contracts are encouraged to attend and participate.  

All W&W Committee meetings are open to all paid-up members.  Please bring your current membership card (paid thru April 30, 2015) for admittance.

When: 10 a.m. - noon, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Where: Michigan Actors Studio
648 East 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220

Members of the Michigan Local are continuing with the goal to establish regular “coffee talks” in different geographic locations so that members may stay connected and help each other in this crazy profession. Bring any topics that you would like to discuss (local classes, agents, casting, broadcast issues, online auditions – the sky’s the limit).

Start: 11/13/2014 - 1:30am
End: 11/13/2014 - 4:00am

SAG-AFTRA Michigan Members are invited to attend an evening of networking at the Grand Rapids Filmmakers Forum. Filmmakers and future filmmakers will be in attendance to meet SAG-AFTRA members and learn about the SAG-AFTRA low budget agreements - the more SAG-AFTRA members in attendance the more attractive the contracts become!

When: 5:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Where: Compass College of Cinematic Arts
41 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI