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Start the New Year right by doing something positive for your acting career!

The Foundation’s NY Casting Access Project (NYCAP) offers free audition and cold reading workshops conducted by well-known casting directors, several times each month.

The sessions are designed to help SAG members upgrade their knowledge of the casting process, and to sharpen the skills necessary to book work.

What Are You Worth? Financial Advice for Performers: A Seminar With Sandra Karas

Sandra Karas, member of SAG, AFTRA and Equity, will present a seminar for union members in the entertainment industry on basic financial and long-term planning tips. Sandra currently serves as Equity’s Secretary-Treasurer and director of the VITA Program of Equity, AFTRA and SAG.

3-5 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2012

Where: AFTRA
230 South Broad St., #500
Philadelphia, PA

This workshop is open to all paid up SAG/AFTRA/AEA members. The workshop is designed to give you information on electronic submissions for roles and how to market yourself online. We will have live demonstrations on how to prepare your electronic audition and how to submit that audition online. Leah Cevoli is a member of the Hollywood and Philadelphia Conservatory. She is an actress, producer, writer and instructor. Dan Rush is a member of the Philadelphia Conservatory. He is also an actor, producer and executive with Comcast.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to respond to a producer who tries to hire you without a union contract. Sheldon Smith will help you understand the dynamics of negotiating and will provide you with a script you can follow.

This seminar is designed for voiceover and on-camera principal work only. 

When: 6–8 p.m., Monday September 19, 2011