Events

Dec 05 12:00pm-5:00pm
New York
Member Discount to Attend The Diversity Discussion, Dec. 5More Info

Member Discount to Attend The Diversity Discussion, Dec. 5

Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News invites you to celebrate the honorees awarded for their contribution to diversity in television and video.

When: Noon – 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5
(Registration opens at 11 a.m.; doors open at 11:45 a.m.)

Where: Convene Conference Center
730 Third Avenue, Floor 17
New York, NY 10017
(At E. 45th Street)

RSVP: Click here to register online. SAG-AFTRA members receive a 50 percent discount with the code SAGAFTRA50.

The products and 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 nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Dec 05 5:00pm-9:30pm
Seattle
Save the Date: Seattle Local Winter Membership Meeting and Annual Holiday PartyMore Info

As we draw to the close of another year, it’s time to come together to celebrate the season with your fellow union members! The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Board of Directors cordially invites you to the 2016 December Membership Meeting and Annual Holiday Party. Once again, this year we’re thrilled to be hosted by our good friends at ACT Theatre.

When: Monday, Dec. 5
5 – 6 p.m. – New Member Orientation*
6 – 7 p.m. – Membership meeting*
7 –  9:30 p.m. – Party

Where: Buster’s Lounge
ACT Theatre
700 Union Street,
Seattle, WA 98101
(Paid garage parking available ½ block north on 7th Avenue)

As in past years, we’ll lay out a spread of delicious treats to savor, along with hosted beer and wine.

RSVP: Please RSVP for yourself and your guest no later than Friday, Dec. 2 to Chris Comte at (206) 282-2506 or via email to seattle@sagaftra.org.

Please join us in celebration of the season!

*This membership meeting is open only to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18  years of age are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR ADMITTANCE! (Paid through October 31, 2016 or paid through April 30, 2017.)

Dec 05 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
L.A. Local Open Board Meeting, Dec. 5 – RSVP by Dec. 1More Info

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5

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

RSVPs are now being accepted.

Come watch your Los Angeles Local elected leaders in action. The Los Angeles Local is the only local in SAG-AFTRA that allows members to observe board meetings. Observer attendance is for observing only; no questions, comments, or verbal communication are allowed.

Space is limited. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Reservations are strongly encouraged and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis (subject to stated requirements). Walk-ups are limited to fire rules.

If interested, please RSVP to ObserveLABoard@sagaftra.org or (323) 549-6029. Be sure to include your professional name, SAG-AFTRA membership number and contact information. 

All members who would like to attend must be in good standing, affiliated with the LA Local and willing to comply with observation procedures. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; parents/guardians of members under 18 years old are welcome. Accepted observers will be contacted with confirmation and details. All bags larger than 14” in any dimension (i.e., backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc.) will be prohibited from entry into the meeting. A light snack will be served.

Questions? Please contact the Los Angeles Local Executive Office at (323) 549-6537.

If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Los Angeles Local Executive Office at (323) 549-6537 with the accommodation you are requesting.

Dec 05 7:00pm-10:00pm
Philadelphia
Member Discount: Tell Me a Story – Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique, Dec. 5More Info

Member Discount: Tell Me a Story – Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique, Dec. 5

Members are invited to a three-hour workshop with Sean Pratt at discounted rates.

When: 7 – 10 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5

Where: International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tell Me a Story – Nonfiction Audiobook Narration Technique will explore:

  • The “TED Talk” performance concept Sean uses for all of his narration projects
  • Finding the “spine of the paragraph” and why it is essential to enhancing your overall performance
  • “Paragraph Colors” - The idea of finding clues in the language to use as subtext in a paragraph to create variation in your narration
  • The “Four Voices of Nonfiction” technique and how to use it to sharpen your performance for the listener

Sean will provide several text examples and articles during the workshop.

In addition to directing your reads and providing feedback, Sean Pratt will offer an incisive look into his text preparation process, giving you skills that you will be able to apply to any nonfiction audiobook. These skills are tailored to help you identify and embrace the book’s genre and style, make appropriate acting choices and learn how to deal with many of the particular challenges of nonfiction.
 
Cost:

  • Non-member: $150 (by check or PayPal)
  • SAG-AFTRA, AEA Members: $120
  • Audit: $100 (If you wish to observe the class only; space is limited.)

RSVP: Email seanpratt@comcast.net and write “December 5th Workshop” in the subject line. Also, indicate that you are a SAG-AFTRA member. Please note that class size is limited to only eight people who will work with Sean.

The products and 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 nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Dec 06 7:30am-12:30pm
New York
Member Discount to "Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of NY," Dec. 6More Info

Member Discount to Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of NY, Dec. 6

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Don’t miss mimosas and off-the-record insights with producer Caryn Mandabach, UTA’s Nancy Gates, New Form Digital’s Kathleen Grace and others.

Gain career wisdom and key connections from top women in media, entertainment and tech at the annual, off-the-record conference, Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of NY.

When: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6

Where: The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Registration: Click here. SAG-AFTRA members receive a 20 percent discount off registration. Use code SAGAFTRA when you register.
 
SESSION HIGHLIGHT: BRAND YOURSELF
In this session, leading executives reveal how to apply what they know about running businesses to running their own careers. Learn how to tap into the power of your professional brand. 
Moderator: Mona Scott-Young, Founder & CEO, Monami Entertainment and Executive Producer, Love & Hip Hop on VH1
Panelists:
Nancy Mendelson Gates, Partner and Co-head, Television Talent Department, United Talent Agency
Kathleen Grace, Chief Creative Officer, New Form Digital
Laura Molen, Executive VP, Lifestyle and Hispanic Advertising Sales Group, NBCUniversal
 
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS ALSO INCLUDE:
Karen Aviram Beatty, Managing Director, Global Search Partnerships, Google, Inc.
Heather Cabot, Co-Author, Geek Girl Rising; Angel Investor and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent, ABC News
Ivana Kirkbride, Chief Content Officer, Go90
Christina Miller, President, Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang
Michelle Miller, Correspondent, CBS News
Caryn Mandabach, Television Producer (The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Third Rock from the Sun, That ‘70s Show, Nurse Jackie, Peaky Blinders)
Julie Menin, Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
Christina Wayne, CEO, Assembly Entertainment
 
The products and 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 nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Dec 06 11:00am
Miami
Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab Training SessionMore Info

Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab
Training Sessions Resume for 2016

SAG-AFTRA Miami will be resuming the training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera and edit their auditions.  

We are scheduling these training sessions twice a month on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for you to choose the day that works best for you. If you are interested in the training, please respond and provide the information indicated below. You may invite other members to participate in the training.

Tuesday Sessions  Wednesday Sessions
11 a.m.  11 a.m. 
Feb. 9 Feb. 17
March 8 March 16
April 12 April 13
May 10 May 11
June 7 June 15
July 5 July 13
Aug. 2 Aug. 10
Sept. 6 Sept. 14
Oct. 4 Oct. 12 
Nov. 1 Nov. 9 
Dec. 6  Dec. 14

Where: SAG-AFTRA Miami Local
3470 N.W. 82nd Ave., Suite 780
Doral, FL 33122

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Members’ Studio Lab a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you can be part of the Members’ Studio list of trained volunteers available to operate the camera and read with other members auditioning.

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092 with the following information:

 

 

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#  
  • Session date selected  
  • Names of other members attending, if any.
Dec 06 7:30pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Member Discount: Writers on Writing with Randall Wallace, Dec. 6More Info

When: 7:30 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Where: Writers Guild of America - Del Reisman Multi-Purpose Room
7000 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

RSVPs are now being accepted.

Oscar-nominated and WGA Award-winning screenwriter, director, New York Times bestselling novelist, and songwriter Randall Wallace knows a thing or two about sweeping epic dramas. He wrote the Academy Award-winning Braveheart, Pearl Harbor, We Were Soldiers as well as The Man in the Iron Mask and Heaven is for Real, which he also directed.

On this special evening, Wallace, with moderator and Academy Award-nominated actor Greg Kinnear, will share his experiences starting in the industry as a songwriter and TV writer, how he made the move into directing and novel writing, and how he approaches researching and writing big historical war dramas.

Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s library and archive and other outreach programs.

Click Here to RSVP. Tickets are discounted to $15 for SAG-AFTRA members (regular price: $20)

The event noted herein is 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.

Dec 07 1:00pm-4:00pm
Los Angeles
Commercial Acting in LA: A Session Director’s Guide, Dec. 7More Info

When: 1 – 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7

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

RSVPs are now being accepted.

Join us for our new monthly event presented by the SAG-AFTRA L.A. Member Education Program. 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!

He will cover topics such as the huge differences between auditioning and casting for the theatrical and commercial sides of the business, the entire process of casting through booking, online casting services, headshots, reels, branding, representation and so much more. You’ll even pick up a few insider auditioning and casting tips. Additionally, Shaan will expand upon his “4 Steps to Becoming a Working Actor” as well as his “4 Pillars of a Joyful Acting Journey.”  To supplement this information, Shaan will also provide a free PDF copy of his book, Commercial Acting in L.A.: A Session Director’s Guide, as a gift to all attendees.

Click Here to RSVP.

Questions? Please contact the Los Angeles Local Member Education Office at (323) 634-8277.

If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Los Angeles Local Executive Office at (323) 549-6537 with the accommodation you are requesting.

Dec 08 5:30pm-7:30pm
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Local Invites You to the 2016 Holiday Party More Info

SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local Invites You to the
2016 Holiday Party

Join Your fellow members at the SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local 2016 Holiday Party and visit the Sylvia Kauders Recording Studio between 5 – 6 p.m.
 
Party (Light snacks and cash bar)

When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8
 
Where: Fox & Hound
1501 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
 
Cost: Free to members (paid through October 31, 2016 or April 30, 2017)
Guests of members: $10 (cash at the door)
 
RSVP Required: Must email lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org or call (215) 430-6354 by Monday, Dec. 5. Please bring a new toy to donate to the Toys for Tots campaign. We filled up a huge box last year. Let’s do it again!

Sylvia Kauders Recording Studio Visit: The Sylvia Kauders Recording Studio will be open for members at the SAG-AFTRA office on the evening of the holiday party above.

When: 5 – 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8

Where: 230 South Broad Street, Suite 500

Dec 08 6:00pm-9:00pm
San Diego
San Diego Local Annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Dinner - With Special Guest Abby DylanMore Info

Enjoy holiday dinner, mingle with other members, and hear about member engagement from special guest Abby Dylan, national board member and member of the President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach & Engagement. Cynthia Williams, SAG-AFTRA Regional Education & Outreach Liaison will also be present, and the agenda will also feature reports from your local elected leaders.

When: 6 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8
(Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: IBEW #569 Hall
4545 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123 

RSVP: Not necessary, but appreciated to sandiego@sagaftra.org

About Abby Dylan

Abby DylanAbby Dylan is an elected member of the SAG-AFTRA National Board, where she serves as the national chair of the SAGindie Committee and vice chair of the Legislative Committee. She is a member of the President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach and Engagement and is also secretary of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Board.

Dylan was appointed to serve on the Board of Washington Filmworks by Gov. Gregoire and Gov. Inslee. She received a BFA in theater at Southern Methodist University and currently lives in Seattle.

 

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. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through Oct. 31, 2016 OR April 30, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Dec 08 7:30pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Pieces of Glass Book Signing and Q&A with John Sacret Young, Dec. 8More Info

When: 7:30 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8

Where: Writers Guild of America - Del Reisman Multi-Purpose Room
7000 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

The Writers Guild Foundation and Humanitas are thrilled to host a book signing followed by a Q&A with WGA Award-winning writer and author John Sacret Young. 

The creator of China Beach and writer and producer of The West Wing will discuss Pieces of Glass – An Artoir, a memoir reflecting on his life and writing career through his love of art, with actor and China Beach star Robert Picardo. 

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP below. Event starts at 7:30pm. 

Click Here to RSVP.

The event noted herein is 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.

Dec 10-11 9:00am-5:30pm
New England
Tom Todoroff Acting Intensive, Dec. 10 – 11More Info

Tom Todoroff Acting Intensive, Dec. 10 – 11

Director/Producer/Acting Coach Tom Todoroff’s Acting Intensive returns to Boston and offers SAG-AFTRA members a special opportunity to take part in this workshop as one performer slot has opened up.
 
When: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11

Where: Deane Hall at the Calderwood Pavilion
Boston Center for the Arts
537 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
 
Fee: First time observers are FREE; returning SAG-AFTRA observers receive a 20 percent discount.

RSVP: Please click here or email bostonstudio@tomtodoroff.com to confirm your interest and attendance.
 
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.

Dec 12 5:00pm-9:00pm
Miami
Miami Local Informational Meeting in OrlandoMore Info

Miami Local Informational Meeting in Orlando

The SAG-AFTRA Miami Local invites you to an informational meeting for Central Florida members. Join us for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, networking and door prizes. Get updates, information and learn about the latest developments in your union.

When: Monday, Dec. 12
5 – 6:30 p.m.: Mixer and cash bar
6:30 p.m.: Registration
7 – 9 p.m.: Meeting

Mixer: An Tobar Irish Pub (located inside the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel)
600 N. Lake Destiny Road
Maitland, FL 32751

Meeting: Sheraton Orlando North Hotel
600 North Lake Destiny Road, Aquila Room
Maitland, FL 32751
(For directions click here.)

RSVP to David Fazekas at (407) 788-3020 or david.fazekas@sagaftra.org.

This meeting is open only to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing (paid through Oct. 31, 2016 or April 30, 2017). Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers, under 18 years old are welcome.

Dec 12 5:00pm-7:00pm
Twin Cities
Twin Cities Local Second Monday Mixer for DecemberMore Info

Meet other members and friends and pick up some member swag at the December monthly mixer on Monday, Dec. 12. Join us every second Monday of the month during happy hour (5 - 7 p.m.) at Bar Louie (note the new location for the Mixer—but still in Uptown Minneapolis) for Second Monday Mixers. All members and “member-curious” performers welcome — bring a friend!

When: 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12

Where: Bar Louie in Uptown Minneapolis 
1348 Lagoon Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
  
No RSVP needed. Everyone is welcome.

Dec 12 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
KMRC and SAG-AFTRA Conservatory Present: Agent Speed DatingMore Info

Here's your opportunity to get one-on-one advice from some of the top agents in town.  
Each member will spend five minutes with an agent for on-camera auditioning, five minutes with an agent for voiceover critiques and 10 minutes with an agent discussing headshots and self-marketing material.

When:  6 - 8 p.m. Monday, Dec.12

Where: Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC)
             1 E. Erie, Suite 660
             Chicago, IL 60611

RSVP to kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org. Space is limited.

Park at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State, and then take a ticket. When you sign in, you may purchase a four-hour ticket for $10 cash. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure.

This is going to be a fast-paced, closely timed conservatory, so we need to do some pre-production to make sure it all goes smoothly. Here's what you'll need to do:

  1. RSVP to Kathy Byrne at kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org
  2. Send a pdf of your headshot and resume. This will be shared with the on-camera agents, so they know what type of copy to bring for you.  
  3. For the voiceover agent, you will need to send an mp3 of no more than 30 seconds of whatever voiceover work you think you're best at (i.e. commercial, narration, etc.).  
  4. Don't have an mp3? No problem, just schedule a time to come to the KMRC by Dec. 5 and you can make one in the Audio Studio. 
  5. The day of the Conservatory, bring additional hard copy headshots and resumes for the agents. YOU MUST BE ON TIME. We will be scheduling members in half-hour increments. If you miss your time slot, there's no way to make it up. (Just come early and you'll have no worries).                                                                                                                                                

If you attended the Speed Dating event in 2014, you are welcome to RSVP, but will be waitlisted in order to make room for members who have not had the opportunity to participate in this limited-capacity event.

As these events are free, reservations fill up fast. A waiting list will be used. If you can't make it, please cancel your reservation with as much notice as possible - minimum 24 hours - so another member may benefit by attending this event. Failure to do so may result in your being denied a reservation slot in upcoming events. 

The purpose of this event is for you to receive unbiased, third-party critique of your work. As a by-product, performers have found an agent during this process; however that is not the intent of this Conservatory.

Work the perk! Agent Speed Dating - like all SAG-AFTRA Conservatory and KMRC programming - is a benefit of your union membership and offered to all SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. Please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016 or April 30, 2017) for admittance.

Dec 12 6:00pm-10:00pm
Atlanta
Atlanta Local Holiday PartyMore Info

Stars Will Shine
at the
Atlanta Local Holiday Party

When: 6 – 10 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12
 
Where: The New American Shakespeare Tavern
499 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(Paid parking is across the street at the Emory Midtown Hospital. Click here for directions and parking information.)

Festive food and soft drinks will be available. Cash bar provided by the Shakespeare Tavern.
 
Share the holiday spirit. We are collecting monetary donations and/or canned goods and non-perishable food items for the Wieuca Road Baptist Church Food Pantry. Let’s give back to this wonderful facility that donates free space for our Conservatory events. Checks can be made payable to the Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM). Food collections boxes will also be available.
 
Questions? Contact Melissa Goodman at (404) 239-0131 or via email at melissa.goodman@sagaftra.org.

Dec 12 7:00pm
New England
Conservatory Workshop: "I Got Booked as a Principal! Now What?" More Info

SAG-AFTRA New England Conservatory: I Got Booked as a Principal! Now What?, Dec. 12

Local principal work has been growing by leaps and bounds. Led by local staff, this conservatory will focus on what you need to know once you book that job. Topics such as engagement, cancellation, fittings, consecutive employment, turnaround and travel will be discussed. 

When: 7 p.m., Monday, Dec 12
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: SAG-AFTRA New England Office
20 Park Plaza, Suite 822
Boston, MA 02116
 
Cost: Free. Class size is limited to 30 members.
 
RSVP to newengland@sagaftra.org by Friday, Dec. 9 with your legal first and last name (for building security) and SAG-AFTRA ID. Please note the following:

  • Advance registration is required; walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
  • Your legal name is needed for pre-registration with 20 Park Plaza building security, which also requires all visitors to show legal ID for entry.
  • Please make sure to include “December Conservatory” in the subject line.
  • If you RSVP and are unable to attend, please contact the office - in advance - so your spot can be offered to another member.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017) for admittance. 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.

Dec 13 9:00am-3:00pm
Nashville
2016 Annual Nashville Holiday Caroling EventMore Info

You’re Invited! 
2016 Annual Nashville Holiday Caroling Event

Please join your fellow entertainers and raise your voice in song this holiday season to bring cheer to those who need it most. Our annual Holiday Caroling Event is right around the corner and we’d love to have a record turnout this year. We’re going to visit three different locations – Morningside of Belmont Assisted Living Facility, The Women and Children’s Rescue Mission and the Tennessee School for the Blind – with lunch provided by McNamara’s Irish Pub in Donelson.

When: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13
Rehearsal with coffee and donuts starts at 8 a.m.

Where: Meet at Nashville Local Office
1108 17th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212

Schedule: 
8 a.m.: Rehearsal with coffee and donuts
9 a.m.: Bus leaves, promptly
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.: Morningside of Belmont, 1710 Magnolia Blvd.
10:40 – 11:30 a.m.: Women and Children’s Rescue Mission, 1716 8th Ave. N.
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.: LUNCH at McNamara’s Irish Pub, 2740 Old Lebanon Rd.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Tennesee School for the Blind, 115 Stewart’s Ferry Pike
3:00 pm.: Return to Local office

People who participate in this event annually say it’s one of the most rewarding things they do all year. There’s so much talent in this local – let’s share it with our community! We hope to see you there. 

RSVP to Judy Ellis at judy.ellis@sagaftra.org or (615) 327-2944 no later than Friday, Dec. 9.

Dec 13 10:00am-12:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Commercials 101More Info

SAG-AFTRA Commercials 101

New to the commercial world or just want a refresher on the contracts? Please join the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Department for an educational seminar to members on the basic terms and conditions of the 2016 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract and the 2016 SAG-AFTRA Audio Commercials Contract. 

When: 10 a.m. – Noon, Tuesday, Dec. 13

Where: 1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(Between 63rd and 64th streets)

This educational seminar will teach you all the basics. The first half of the presentation focuses on the life of a commercial actor through the perspective of a principal performer – from audition to residuals. The second half will be from the perspective of a background performer. Some of the topics we will address include meal periods, when payment is due, wardrobe/fittings and travel time. We will also give out prizes during the commercials trivia portion of the seminar. You don’t want to miss that!

RSVP: Reservations are required. Click here to RSVP.

For any questions, please call the Commercials Department at (212) 827-1454.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through May 2017) for admittance.

Dec 13 10:00am-12:00pm
Los Angeles
Commercials 101, Dec. 13More Info

When: 10 - 12 p.m.,Tuesday, Dec. 13 

Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

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

Join the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Department for an educational seminar for members on the basic terms and conditions of the 2016 Commercials Contract and the 2016 Audio Commercials Contract.

The first half of the presentation is based on the life of a commercial from the perspective of a principal performer – from audition to residuals. The second half is from the perspective of a background performer. Some of the topics we will address include meal periods, when payment is due, wardrobe/fittings, and travel time. 

There will also be prizes during the commercials trivia portion of the seminar. Don’t miss out! RSVP early to get a seat.

Click here to RSVP.

Questions? Contact (323) 549-6858.

If you have reserved a space in this workshop and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation by Friday, Dec. 9 as a courtesy to members who may want to attend. 

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 2016) FOR ADMITTANCE. Panelists are subject to change without notification. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Commercials Department at (323) 549-6811 with the accommodation you are requesting.

Dec 14 11:00am
Miami
Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab Training SessionMore Info

Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab
Training Sessions Resume for 2016

SAG-AFTRA Miami will be resuming the training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera and edit their auditions.  

We are scheduling these training sessions twice a month on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for you to choose the day that works best for you. If you are interested in the training, please respond and provide the information indicated below. You may invite other members to participate in the training.

Tuesday Sessions  Wednesday Sessions
11 a.m.  11 a.m. 
Feb. 9 Feb. 17
March 8 March 16
April 12 April 13
May 10 May 11
June 7 June 15
July 5 July 13
Aug. 2 Aug. 10
Sept. 6 Sept. 14
Oct. 4 Oct. 12 
Nov. 1 Nov. 9 
Dec. 6  Dec. 14

Where: SAG-AFTRA Miami Local
3470 N.W. 82nd Ave., Suite 780
Doral, FL 33122

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Members’ Studio Lab a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you can be part of the Members’ Studio list of trained volunteers available to operate the camera and read with other members auditioning.

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092 with the following information:

 

 

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#  
  • Session date selected  
  • Names of other members attending, if any.
Dec 14 2:00pm-4:00pm
Los Angeles
Making it as a Dance Artist In LA: Creating a Successful Dance Career, Dec. 14More Info

When: 2 – 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
Frank Maxwell Room – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Do you ever feel pulled in too many directions by various work and educational opportunities? Do you find yourself unsure of where to focus or move forward in your career?

In this introductory workshop led by the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), you will:

  • Explore tools for creating and maintaining a successful dance career  
  • Create your own roadmap to success by clarifying your core values
  • Learn how to make powerful decisions that support your career by defining what’s most important to you

Refreshments will be provided.

Click Here to RSVP.

Questions? Please email careercenterwest@actorsfund.org or click here to learn more.

The event noted herein is 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.

Dec 15 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
Member Discount: Film Lab's Holiday Screening and Networking Party, Dec. 15More Info

Member Discount: Film Lab's Holiday Screening and Networking Party, Dec. 15

Join the Film Lab for their upcoming holiday screening, and networking reception extravaganza at HBO. The party will include a preview teaser of Film Lab's most recent production, The Opposite of a Fairy Tale, information about the 2017 film, The Descartes Highlands, a panel moderated by HBO and a networking reception with door prizes, giveaways and live music.

When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15
(Check in will go from 5:45 p.m. – 6 p.m. only.)

Where: HBO
1100 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
(Please bring your photo ID and SAG-AFTRA ID.)

Dress Code: Festive but no fur.

RSVP: SAG-AFTRA members pay $15, a 75 percent discount from the regular price ($100). Click here to purchase tickets. To take advantage of this opportunity you must RSVP no later than Monday. Dec. 12.
(You MUST bring and show a current SAG-AFTRA membership ID card [paid through April 30, 2017] or your ticket will not be honored.)

For more information about the Film Lab Actor Directory, visit www.film-lab.org.

The products and 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.

Jan 29 1:00pm-5:00pm
Hawaii
Save the Date: Hawaii Local SAG Awards Viewing Party, Jan. 29More Info

You’re invited to a special viewing party. Please join your fellow members for a live viewing of the 23rd SAG Awards!

When: 1 – 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

Where: Honey’s at the Ko’olau Golf Club
45-550 Kionaole Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for guests if paid by Jan. 20; $20 after Jan. 20 and at the door. Make checks payable to SAG-AFTRA and mail to SAG-AFTRA, 949 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 106, Honolulu, HI 96814

Admission includes:

  • Two drink tickets for soft drinks
  • Party favors
  • Cake
  • Door Prize ticket

You may bring your own wine, but there is a corkage fee of $15 per bottle.

There is a no host bar (additional drinks not covered by drink coupon) and a menu with food for purchase.

Attire is festive – red carpet attire optional.

RSVP: Please RSVP by email to Brenda Ching at brenda.ching@sagaftra.org