Events

Aug 04 10:30am-11:30am
New England
BookPALS Training, Aug. 4More Info

 

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation New England BookPALS branch is looking for volunteers!

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a unique volunteer program of performers who read aloud to children in underserved elementary schools. Their goal is to inspire young readers and bring the magic of books alive.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A SAG-AFTRA MEMBER TO BE A BOOKPAL.

Join them for an orientation to learn about how you can get involved.

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4

Where: SAG-AFTRA Office
20 Park Plaza, Suite 822
Boston, MA 02116

RSVP to Sara Ewing, BookPALS Coordinator, sewing@sagfoundation.org or (617) 233-5499.

For more information about BookPALS, visit http://bookpals.net.

The services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied. 

 

Aug 08 10:00am-3:00pm
New York
Annual Blood Drive for Performing and Media Artists, Saturday, Aug. 8More Info

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8

Where: American Red Cross Chapter
520 West 49th Street
(between 10th and 11th Avenues)

Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling (800) RED-CROSS or going to their website at www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome. One donation can save as many as three lives.

The blood drive is run by the Red Cross. For blood donor qualifications, please click here.

The FDA imposes a number of donor registration restrictions. These restrictions, followed by the Red Cross, are solely the responsibility of the FDA and are not endorsed by SAG-AFTRA. The products and/or services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

 

Aug 11 1:00pm-3:00pm
Nashville
SAG-AFTRA Nashville Pro-Tools 101 WorkshopMore Info

SAG-AFTRA Nashville to hold first in an ongoing series of music, audio and video workshops. 

Join audio engineer Brian Gill for a hands-on Pro-Tools 101 workshop.

When: 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11 

Where: SAG-AFTRA Studio
1108 17th Ave. S 
Nashville, TN 37212.  

Brian is an engineer with North Star Studios and has over 23 album credits. This first workshop will focus on the basics of Pro Tools. Class size is limited to 6 people to facilitate hands-on learning, but we will be having more workshops like this in the near future.  

Free to local members in good standing. Contact Judy Marie Ellis at judy.ellis@sagaftra.org or call us at (615) 327-2944.  

This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

 

Aug 11 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
New Media Contract WorkshopMore Info

When: 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 11

Where: SAG-AFTRA
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

A SAG-AFTRA New Media Business Representative will explain the signatory documents and walk attendees through signing a project using the online signatory process in the Production Center at SAGAFTRA.org.

To RSVP please email newmediaevents@sagaftra.org.

This workshop is open to all those interested in producing entertainment content in new media.

Questions? contact (323) 549-6446

To stay up to date on all SAG-AFTRA New Media related news and events, follow us on Twitter using the handle @sagaftranm.

Aug 11-15 9:00pm-8:59pm
San Francisco-Northern California
Discount Registration, Office Hours, & Google Hangout Information for Asian American Journalist Association’s (AAJA) 25th Annual Convention More Info

SAG-AFTRA News & Broadcast, EEO & Diversity, and the San Francisco – Northern California Local are proud sponsors of this year’s AAJA Convention and invite current members to register for 20 percent off. 

When: Wednesday, Aug. 12 – Saturday, Aug. 15

Where: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

Join more than 900 journalists, news executives, media researchers and community leaders at the 25th Annual AAJA National Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco, August 12-15, 2015. Whether you are a media industry veteran, new to the field or still in school, the convention is a can’t-miss event for media professionals and future journalists looking to network and grow in their careers. The four-day convention includes plenary sessions, panel workshops, seminars and other activities with interactive discussions about industry and community issues. The convention’s Career Fair & Expo (9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13 and Friday, Aug. 14) features top news and media companies, universities and journalism industry services, along with one-on-one critiques with veteran journalists and other opportunities for professional and student journalists.

AAJA Convention Discount: In order to register and take advantage of the discount you must have a user account. You can create a user account for free here. Select what you would like to register for and follow the instructions apply the code 20_SAGAFTRA upon checkout to receive 20 percent off your total. Please note that the last day to register online for the convention will be August 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PST. 

Please note: This promo code is good for only 100 uses which means that each convention registration whether full or day passes and each gala banquet ticket is an individual use.

Once you register, you can sign up for SAG-AFTRA Office Hours. You can book a time for a private conversation (20 min) and ask employment-related questions as well as about any aspect of the business no matter what market you are in or what stage of career you find yourself. The office hours will take place in the Marina Room at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco during the convention. You must be registered for the convention to participate in office hours. SAG-AFTRA staff will be available during these hours: 

When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Thursday, August 13
9 – 11 a.m. and 3 – 4 p.m., Friday, August 14

Applying for a job at a union station? Questions about safety and security on the job? Moving to a different market? Wondering about getting an agent? Have questions about your personal service contract? Join SAG-AFTRA + AAJA for a Google Hangout at Noon PST / 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 29. Click here to access the Google Hangout.

For more information visit: http://www.aaja.org/category/convention/san-francisco-2015 and click here for the convention schedule. Follow @aaja for convention updates on Twitter, hashtag #AAJA15. Email support@aaja.org with comments or questions.

The products and services listed herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

 

Aug 12 6:00pm
Los Angeles
10th Annual Voice Awards, Aug. 12 – RSVP Deadline Aug. 5More Info


When: Wednesday, Aug. 12
Meet and greet at 6 p.m.
Program at 7:30 p.m.

Where: UCLA Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095

 Free parking is available in Lot 5. Click here for directions.

SAG-AFTRA members and guests are invited to the 10th Annual Voice Awards sponsored by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and in partnership with SAG-AFTRA. The awards recognize producers, writers and other entertainment industry professionals who have contributed to the public's understanding of behavioral health through their productions. Hosted by Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Wilson, this year’s focus will be on the impact that suicide has on individuals, families and communities, and the importance of suicide prevention.

 

RSVP to Barbara Demming Lurie at blurie@mhmp.org by August 5.Your RSVP information will be kept confidential and used for internal purposes only.

 

The products and/or services are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

 

Aug 13 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Theatrical Agreements Made SimpleMore Info

The only way you can guarantee that you’ll ever book a decent role or get noticed in this industry is to write and produce your own projects! This seminar is designed to show actors, producers and directors how quick and easy it is to create their projects using union talent. Theatrical Business Representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA short film, low-budget indie, or web-series contracts; from start to finish.

When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015

Where: SAG-AFTRA 
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)

Workshops are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6-8 p.m., and are FREE. Workshops fill up quickly so RSVP now! If you sign up for a workshop but can’t attend you must call to cancel your reservation no later than 48 hours before the workshop.

RSVP: Click here to RSVP online or call (212) 827-1481

For full 2015 Workshop Schedule, please visit:http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

Aug 30 12:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
SAVE THE DATE: Cleveland Council EventMore Info

Fellow Cleveland Council Members:  

We are looking forward to our next scheduled event, which will be held rain or shine, as the pavilion at our next location is superb!

When: Noon, Sunday, Aug. 30

Where: Keystone Shelter, West Creek Reservation, Parma (see link)
http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Keystone-Reservable-Shelter.aspx

Please put it on your calendar now, and in addition to having a cookout picnic and meeting, we’ll add a guest speaker, some prizes and other activities TBD. 

We’ll have better luck next time!

Sincerely, 

Cleveland Council Committee

Aug 31 4:00pm-6:00pm
Hawaii
Hawaii Local Annual General Membership MeetingMore Info

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31
6:30 p.m. – Light pupus/refreshments will be served
7 p.m. – Business meeting
7:45 p.m. – Guest speaker: Georja Skinner, Chief Officer for Creative Industries Division, State of Hawaii Department of Economic Development, Business & Tourism

Where: Studio 909 (next door to the Musicians Union)
949 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814

Parking: Limited parking in the building after 6 p.m., street parking available after 6:30 p.m. and parking available at NBC (across the street).

RSVP: Please email brenda.ching@sagaftra.org or call (808) 596-0388, press 1# and leave a message.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through Oct. 31, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE. If you need ADA accommodations, please let us know by contacting us at diversity@sagaftra.org or (323) 549-6644.

 

Sep 10 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Theatrical Agreements Made SimpleMore Info

The only way you can guarantee that you’ll ever book a decent role or get noticed in this industry is to write and produce your own projects! This seminar is designed to show actors, producers and directors how quick and easy it is to create their projects using union talent. Theatrical Business Representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA short film, low-budget indie, or web-series contracts; from start to finish.

When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Where: SAG-AFTRA 
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)

Workshops are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6-8 p.m., and are FREE. Workshops fill up quickly so RSVP now! If you sign up for a workshop but can’t attend you must call to cancel your reservation no later than 48 hours before the workshop.

RSVP: Click here to RSVP online or call (212) 827-1481

For full 2015 Workshop Schedule, please visit:http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

Sep 12 10:00am
New York
New York City Central Labor Council 2015 Labor Day Parade, Sept. 12More Info

NYC Labor Day Parade Banner

Join the SAG-AFTRA New York Local at the annual New York City Central Labor Council’s Labor Day Parade. The theme of the 2015 Labor Day Parade is #WeAreNYC. March up 5th Avenue with your union to show your NY pride as a #sagaftramember.

When: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2014
Meet at assembly location between 9-9:30 a.m. 
March begins at 10 a.m. 
Please note that the parade takes place the weekend after Labor Day

Where: Assemble on East 44th Street between Madison and 5th Avenues. Look for the SAG-AFTRA banner.

Free SAG-AFTRA t-shirts will be available first-come, first-served while supplies last. Members must sign-in at the meeting location to receive a t-shirt. Please bring your SAG-AFTRA ID card (paid through Oct. 31, 2015). Come out and make this year’s parade one to remember!

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@sagaftrany
@CentralLaborNYC
#sagaftramember #WeAreNYC #LDP2015