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Start: 04/16/2018 - 5:30pm
End: 04/16/2018 - 9:00pm

When: Monday, April 16
5:30 – 6 p.m. New Member Orientation
6 - 7 p.m. Social Hour
7 - 9 p.m. Membership Meeting     

Where: Delancey Street Foundation
600 The Embarcadero (corner of The Embarcadero / Brannan St.)
San Francisco, CA 94106 

·         Report of the President
·         Executive Staff Reports
·         Committee Reports
·         Local Commercials Code Presentation
·         Q&A
·         Surprise Giveaways

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 15:44

From left, Local Board members Robert Curè and Erika Perez, Local President Kathryn Howell and Local Executive Director Sean Taylor attend opening night at the Cinequest Film and VR Festival on Feb. 27 in San Jose, California. The San Francisco-Northern California Local was one of the sponsors of the event, which broke new ground this year by screening virtual reality films starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Photo by David Gilbert. 


Start: 03/24/2018 - 10:00am
End: 03/24/2018 - 12:00pm

San Francisco-Northern California Local Conservatory Presents
Introduction Into The Meisner Technique with Jim Jarrett 

Jim Jarrett will be presenting a three-hour workshop in which you will experience and understand the value of The Meisner Technique. Probe into why Sanford Meisner created the technique and how it has evolved. This will be a very interactive workshop.

When: 10 a.m. – noon, Saturday, March 24

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:11

On Jan. 21, members of the San Francisco-Northern California Local and their guests gathered at the Delancey Street Foundation in San Francisco to celebrate the 24th annual SAG Awards, which honors the best performances in film and television. This is the third consecutive year the local has held the SAG Awards viewing party at Delancey Street, and the shindig was highlighted by a red carpet photo opportunity area, catered appetizers and giveaways.

Start: 02/22/2018 - 12:30pm
End: 02/22/2018 - 2:30pm

Join us for a special webinar event brought to you by the SAG-AFTRA #AdsGoUnion campaign. Shaan Sharma, Backstage contributor, working actor, acting coach, veteran commercial casting session director and SAG-AFTRA Conservatory Committee member will be sharing everything you need to know in order to successfully pursue a commercial and on-camera acting career. 

When: 12:30 p.m. PT, Feb. 22

Where: San Francisco-Northern CA Local Office
350 Sansome Street, Suite 900
San Francisco CA

Start: 02/21/2018 - 6:00pm
End: 02/21/2018 - 8:00pm

The Artist Self-Care Guide is designed to give artists practical tools and strategies for managing daily emotional and mental stress. Participants will gain a greater understanding about stress and its impact and ways to prevent burnout, identify stress reduction strategies that promote resilience and mental strength, and develop a customized self-care toolbox designed to meet their individual needs. “Talent, skill and money will put you in the race, but radical self-care will surely get you to the finish line”.

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:14

The SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local took part in the MLK2018 Labor and Community Breakfast on Jan. 15. The Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Foundation hosts San Francisco’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. This year marks the 50th year since King’s assassination.

Start: 02/06/2018 - 6:00pm
End: 02/06/2018 - 9:00pm

In this three-hour scene study workshop you will find who the characters are, what they need and how they feel - gaining a true understanding of who you're playing. Utilizing objectives, actions and emotions, you'll develop a simple approach to the scripted material, tackling characters as professionally skilled actors.  Scenes and partners will be assigned at least a week ahead of time, based on your submitted headshots after the random selection is completed. This is private coaching in a class setting.

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6

San Francisco-Northern California Local Conservatory Presents Foundations of Creativity: Self-Care and Mindfulness for Actors with Leah Diamond

Challenged with creative blocks? Is self-judgment distracting you from being fully present, honest, or spontaneous in the moment? This workshop is for actors who desire more freedom of expression, self-acceptance, authenticity and creative confidence. Practice guided mindfulness meditation with breathing and grounding techniques. Ignite your imagination, opening new realms of possibility for your work.