Washington - Mid Atlantic

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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 15:46

It was with great pleasure that the SAG-AFTRA Washington – Mid Atlantic Local joined with the AFL-CIO, the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO and Helmets to Hardhats in this year’s campaign for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  While the total donation count amongst all of the organizations in the campaign is still being calculated, it is estimated that the Washington–Mid Atlantic Local raised thousands of dollars in toys and monetary donations. 

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 11:41

On the evening of Saturday, November 17, 2012, the annual TIVA-DC’s Peer Awards was held at the National Press Club, attended by 300 local production professionals. This year’s awards ceremony was hosted by SAG-AFTRA member Arch Campbell of WJLA, and presenters included members Monika Samtani, Tara Garwood, Rick Kain and Ken Arnold. The Peer Awards, which began in l997, is co-sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA Mid-Atlantic Local in order to recognize our members in the DC area for their outstanding work in media production.

The SAG-AFTRA Washington – Mid Atlantic Local will be hosting a holiday open house for its members at the local office. Light refreshments will be provided. We only ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy or monetary donation for the local’s Toys for Tots campaign. Meet your staff and fellow members, see your local office, and bring the gift of joy to a child all in one day.
What: Holiday Open House
When: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012
Where: SAG-AFTRA Office

Start: 12/11/2012 - 5:30pm
End: 12/12/2012 - 12:30am

MusiCares and Smile Programs are proud to partner to provide a dental clinic offering dental screenings, teeth cleaning, and x-rays to uninsured music professionals in need. These treatments will be provided free of charge to pre-screened pre-approved applicants on a first come-first served basis. Those wishing to take advantage of this service must be able to provide documentation of their work in the music industry for at least 5 years.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 11:03

A crowd of approximately 80 actors, filmmakers and other film industry professionals gathered on Tuesday night, November 13, 2012 at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille in Charlotte, North Carolina to hear Washington–Mid Atlantic Associate Executive Director Jane Love speak about the benefits of membership, the mechanics of joining as well as how filmmakers can work with SAG-AFTRA professionals even on very low budget projects.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 12:20

Thursday, November 8 through Saturday, November 10, SAG-AFTRA Washington–Mid Atlantic Local staff members Lois Seffu and Thomas Young attended the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Local was a proud business sponsor of this year’s festival and the staff was welcomed by North Carolina union members and attending filmmakers.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 09:52

As part of our on-going commitment to college outreach, SAG-AFTRA Washington–Mid Atlantic Local Associate Executive Director Jane Love traveled to Richmond, VA to talk with approximately 40 students in the Business of Theatre class at Virginia Commonwealth University on Thursday, November 8. Topics covered were the history and mission of the unions, eligibility requirements and costs, and the many benefits of membership.

Here’s what one class member had to say about the opportunity:

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 10:57

On Thursday evening, Nov. 8, 2012 a crowd of 800 cast, crew, elected officials and other special guests gathered at Richmond's historic Byrd Theatre for the premiere of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln which opens everywhere on November 16.  Former Virginia Governor and the first African American US Governor since reconstruction, Douglas Wilder and current Virginia Governor and film industry supporter Bob McDonnell were present for the screening of this film shot entirely in the Commonwealth.

Simultaneous screenings were held in Los Angeles and Petersburg, Virginia.

Start: 11/13/2012 - 5:00pm
End: 12/14/2012 - 1:00am

We are very pleased to announce that this holiday season the SAG-AFTRA Washington - Mid Atlantic Local will be joining forces with the AFL-CIO, the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO and Helmets to Hardhats in their 4th annual campaign to collect toys and monetary donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.