Events

Oct 21 12:00pm-1:30pm
Los Angeles
M.A.C. Seminar, Session IMore Info

When: Tuesday, Oct. 21
Session I: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

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

The Los Angeles Local is pleased to announce and invite you to attend a special seminar hosted by M.A.C. Cosmetics. This special presentation is intended to provide information about current makeup trends and techniques.

To RSVP for session I, click here.

Questions? Call (323) 634-8277

Oct 21 3:00pm-4:30pm
Los Angeles
M.A.C. Seminar, Session IIMore Info

When: Tuesday, Oct. 21
Session II: 3 - 4:30 p.m.

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

The Los Angeles Local is pleased to announce and invite you to attend a special seminar hosted by M.A.C. Cosmetics. This special presentation is intended to provide information about current makeup trends and techniques.

To RSVP for session II, click here.

Questions? Call (323) 634-8277

Oct 21 6:00pm-9:00pm
Portland
Alliance of Professional Performers – Northwest (APP-NW) Monthly Actors Happy HourMore Info

What do performers do to build a strong community and industry? Tell us at the actors happy hour on Oct. 21.

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21

Where: Cassidy’s Restaurant
1331 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR 97205

Did you attend the Oregon Actor Awards Oct. 12?  If you did, you heard a lot of speeches from the winners - and one thing nearly all those speeches had in common was the word "community." Really, though, what difference does a community make in the film and TV industry - and what can a single performer do to build a community, let alone have an effect on the larger industry? We want to hear your thoughts at October's #ActorsHappyHour from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at our new location: Cassidy's Restaurant and Bar in Downtown Portland.

#ActorsHappyHour is presented on the third Tuesday of every month by the APP-NW, a movement of regional area performers committed to improving and increasing the level of professionalism within our industry and to protecting performers through the establishment of workplace standards. Find out more at http://www.app-nw.org/. To find out more about this event and to learn about the exciting prizes we're raffling off, go to http://www.app-nw.org/?P=694.

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.

Oct 21 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Diego
Join Us at the Next SAG-AFTRA Mixer on Tuesday, Oct. 21More Info

Join us for SAM (SAG-AFTRA Mixer). It’s the monthly mixer for San Diego Local members.

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21

Where: Studio Diner (back patio)
4701 Ruffin Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123
www.studiodiner.com

A note from Local Board member and mixer organizer Casey Robinson:

I want to thank all those who attended our first ever SAG-AFTRA Mixer last month. We had a bit of a bumpy start, considering the freak rainstorm flooding out our venue, but turnout was great anyway. I guess we are no strangers to things not always going as rehearsed. So thank you for braving the elements to share the evening with Local President Marty Alvillar and I, and thanks for the feedback as well.

Although there was some discussion of exploring another venue for our monthly mixer, we will continue to meet at Studio Diner on the third Tuesday of every month until further notice. I hope to see you all on Oct. 21.

Best Regards,
Casey

Don’t forget SAM – third Tuesday of every month at Studio Diner.

Oct 22 4:30pm-6:00pm
Philadelphia
SAG-AFTRA Conservatory, "Social Media for Actors and Broadcasters: WHY and HOW Social Media Impacts Your Career"More Info

Presenter: Jamie Moffett

When: 4:30-6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22 

Where: SAG-AFTRA Conference Room
230 South Broad Street 5th Floor
(Attendance is limited, admittance with RSVP only)

Learn how to market yourself and gain and engage an audience.

RSVP:  lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org

Jamie Moffett is a documentary filmmaker/activist and longtime Philadelphia resident who became interested in social media as a way to meet and engage like-minded people on film and social justice topics. Moffett has a Twitter following of over 300,000 @Jamiemoffett.

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.

Oct 22 6:30pm-9:30pm
San Francisco-Northern California
Local Conservatory Presents "Tapping Into Your Imagination: Tools for Finding Ease in Connecting Emotionally as an Actor with Bobby Weinapple"More Info

When: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22

Where: Phoenix Annex/Seydways Acting Studios (in the Native Sons Building)
414 Mason Street, 4th floor, suite 406
Cross streets: Geary and Post

Description: This workshop is designed to help actors find ease with using the imagination as their primary tool in connecting emotionally. This is a hands-on workshop which includes improvisational and scripted scene work, as well as covering a clear, practical understanding of such foundation concepts as:

  • Substitution
  • Backstory
  • Given circumstances
  • The role of emotion
  • The magic "as if"
  • Being "in the moment"

This enjoyable and informative workshop is designed to explore the foundations of a practical approach for actors of all levels. If you have ever been confused by the myriad terms and approaches of acting methods, or feel pressured to “be more emotional,” this workshop will help participants create a foundation for a way of working with confidence. Note: Class size is limited to 35 members.

RSVP: Email Mark Plummer at mark.plummer@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership number.

  • Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond, with preference being given to those who have not attended Conservatory events in the past month.
  • As a courtesy to members on the waiting list, if you have reserved a space in this workshop and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation by 9 a.m. on Oct. 20. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • There is no charge for this event.

Directions/Parking: Public transportation is available (BART and MUNI - Powell Street Station). Self-pay parking is available at the Sutter/Stockton or Ellis/O'Farrell garages.

Bobby Weinapple is a professional actor, director and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. On-camera credits include dozens of commercials, industrials and independent films, as well as guest starring roles on Nash Bridges and Trauma, and a featured role in La Mission with Benjamin Bratt. He has also worked at most of the region's major theaters, including the Tony award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre, ACT and TheatreWorks. In 1996 he received a Drama-Logue Award for principal performance for his performance in Lady Be Good with 42nd Street Moon. As a teacher, he has been a faculty member for eight years with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and currently heads the San Francisco branch of Seydways Studios, one of San Francisco's premier acting studios. For more info, please go to www.robertweinapple.com.
 

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.
 

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.

Oct 23 7:00pm-10:00pm
Los Angeles
Coming Together - A Breath of InclusionMore Info

When: 7 - 10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23

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

Join us for an interactive evening in celebration of the “40 Series,” a nod to diversity where performers learn through relevant activities performed for a panel of professionals. The workshop/panel will include a brief introduction of the panelists and the concept of acting and working together followed by three parts: scene work/monologues, improvisation and cold reading/audition. Those who wish to participate will be chosen by lottery and will be able to select their performance from one of the three areas. Members participating in scene work or monologues must come prepared.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Questions? Call (323) 634-8277.

Oct 25 8:00am-7:00pm
New York
PRODUCED BY: NEW YORK at Time Warner Center, Oct. 25More Info

For six years, the Produced By Conference has sold out in Los Angeles. On Oct. 25, the industry’s top forum for producers arrives in New York for one day only.

When: 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25

Where: Time Warner Center
Columbus Circle, New York, NY
(Enter at 58th St. between 8th and 9th Aves.)

How has digital distribution changed the business plan for independent film? What do you need to know to produce video games?  How do you create and sell content for young audiences? What does it take to get a series green lit for cable TV? Produced By: New York gathers dozens of the most celebrated names in the entertainment business to answer those and other key questions. Where else will you be able to hear from figures like Harvey Weinstein, Jake Gyllenhaal, Darren Aronofsky, James Schamus, Donna Gigliotti, Terence Winter, Jenni Konner, Stephen Totilo, Morgan Spurlock, Tom Fontana, Gary Lucchesi and yes, even Cookie Monster on the same day?

Built around sessions like Window Shopping: Customizing Financial Models in the Era of Hybrid Distribution, The Ms. Factor: The Power of Female-Driven Content and Tax Credit Financing – The New Essential Element, Produced By: New York likewise provides opportunities for networking, socializing, and the popular small-group Mentoring Roundtables. If you’re producing entertainment content in New York, you owe it to yourself to be there.

Registration Required: Registration is open and sessions are filling up, so REGISTER NOW as an Industry / Affiliate / Partner at producedbyconference.com. SAG-AFTRA members receive an additional $25 off the $350 industry rate with this discount code: PBNY14SAG.

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.

Oct 25 11:00am-2:00pm
San Francisco-Northern California
Local Conservatory Presents "Stop Acting" with Micci ToliverMore Info

When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25

Where: San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave.
Creative Arts Building, Room 134
San Francisco, CA

Description: Learn to take the script off the page by verbalizing lines “out loud,” an approach to improvising lines moment by moment, letting go of techniques and analysis. By trusting that your instincts will take over and letting the lines take you wherever they go, character simply appears, as does the meaning of the story as a whole. This approach is particularly useful for auditions and rehearsals, as well as performances.

Instructions: Go to mocksides.com (free) and choose a two-person scene. Keep it simple – no long speeches and keep the characters equal. Print two copies: one for you and one for the reader. Highlight your lines and the other character's lines. Be prepared to work and take notes. You can also bring in a short scene of your choice.

RSVP: Email Mark Plummer at mark.plummer@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership number.

  • Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond, with preference being given to those who have not attended conservatory events in the past month.
  • As a courtesy to members on the waiting list, if you have reserved a space in this workshop and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation by 9 a.m. on Oct. 20. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • There is no charge for this event.
  • Class size is limited to 14 members.

 

Micci Toliver is currently a working actor and has been for a long time. During his career, he has trained with and explored many different techniques and methods, including a variety of improvisation techniques. He began in theater in New York and San Francisco. For the past 20 years, he has focused on film in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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.
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.

Oct 26 10:00am-5:00pm
Houston-Austin
On-Camera Master Class with Famed Casting Director and Teacher Nan DuttonMore Info

When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26

Where: MEDIATECH INSTITUTE
4719 S. Congress
Austin, TX

Learn from one of the best in the business. The Master Class is limited to 15 participants. Free to Conservatory members. Not a member? Join for $35.

Each participant will select a scene from movies or television that is no longer than five minutes in length. NO MONOLOGUES. This should be a role that you would actually be called in to read.

Nan Dutton’s career began with casting in Los Angeles as assistant to casting director Reuben Cannon followed by four years as an associate with the well-known casting director Lynn Stalmaster. As a casting director, Nan received three nominations for the prestigious Casting Society of America’s Award and was honored twice for EZ Streets and L.A. Law. Her casting resume lists over 60 projects including series, pilots, movies of the weeks and films. Go to this link for her impressive IMDB listing: http://alturl.com/tkk3d. She has worked with some of the most creative and talented producers and directors in the industry. Nan is credited for hiring many actors in their debuts, notably Jared Leto and Channing Tatum, as well as recognizing a myriad of actors in the early stages of their careers.

To reserve a space in this master class, RSVP to AustinRSVP@SAGAFTRA.org. You must include the scene you will be performing along with your current resume and headshot. Deadline for application is Monday, Oct. 20

Oct 26 10:00am-5:00pm
Dallas Fort Worth
On-Camera Master Class with Famed Casting Director and Teacher Nan DuttonMore Info

When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26

Where: MEDIATECH INSTITUTE
4719 S. Congress
Austin, TX

Learn from one of the best in the business. The Master Class is limited to 15 participants. Free to Conservatory members. Not a member? Join for $35.

Each participant will select a scene from movies or television that is no longer than five minutes in length. NO MONOLOGUES. This should be a role that you would actually be called in to read.

Nan Dutton’s career began with casting in Los Angeles as assistant to casting director Reuben Cannon followed by four years as an associate with the well-known casting director Lynn Stalmaster. As a casting director, Nan received three nominations for the prestigious Casting Society of America’s Award and was honored twice for EZ Streets and L.A. Law. Her casting resume lists over 60 projects including series, pilots, movies of the weeks and films. Go to this link for her impressive IMDB listing: http://alturl.com/tkk3d. She has worked with some of the most creative and talented producers and directors in the industry. Nan is credited for hiring many actors in their debuts, notably Jared Leto and Channing Tatum, as well as recognizing a myriad of actors in the early stages of their careers.

To reserve a space in this master class, RSVP to AustinRSVP@SAGAFTRA.org. You must include the scene you will be performing along with your current resume and headshot. Deadline for application is Monday, Oct. 20

Oct 26 11:45am-2:30pm
Nevada
Local Annual Membership Meeting and SAG Foundation LifeRaft EventMore Info

Nevada Local Annual Membership Meeting and Very Special SAG Foundation LifeRaft Q&A with Casting Executive Christian Kaplan, SVP of Casting, 20th Century Fox

When: 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. - SAG Foundation LifeRaft with Christian Kaplan (check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. - event will begin promptly at 11:45 a.m.)
1-2:30 p.m. - Light lunch and Membership Meeting

Where: Teamsters Local 631 Hall
700 N. Lamb Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89110 (free on-site parking)

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hear from one of the industry’s leading casting executives and find out everything you need to know about the audition and casting process.

Immediately following this special presentation, join your fellow performers and the Nevada Local leadership for an informative meeting of camaraderie and cheer.

About Christian Kaplan
Mr. Kaplan is the senior vice president of casting for 20th Century Fox. His credits include The Fault in Our Stars, The Other Woman, Epic, Ice Age, A Good Day to Die Hard and many more.

If you have any questions, please email nevada@sagaftra.org.

The membership meeting is only open to SAG-AFTRA Nevada Local members in good standing. Unfortunately no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years of age are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERSHIP CARD (PAID THRU OCTOBER 31, 2014) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Oct 27 2:00pm-4:00pm
Philadelphia
Getting Affordable Health Insurance in the Philadelphia AreaMore Info

When: 2-4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27

Where: SAG-AFTRA Conference Room
230 South Broad Street - 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
Click here for a map.

Space is limited;  You must RSVP to lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org to attend this event.

This free seminar, presented by Jim Brown, National Director of Health Services for The Actors Fund, and sponsored by SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia and Actors' Equity, gives a detailed explanation of the Affordable Healthcare Act insurance plans available in the Philadelphia area. Open Enrollment for these plans begins on Nov. 15. Brown will demonstrate the process of applying for these plans and discuss any premium subsidies and/or cost assistance for which you may be eligible. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Please note that an RSVP is required because it helps us contact you if this event is canceled or postponed.

Free to members of SAG-AFTRA and/or Actors’ Equity. Please bring your current membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2014) for admittance.

Jim Brown has worked in the performing arts, in social services, and in the insurance industry. He taught in the Drama Department at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for thirteen years; was a public information officer for disaster relief in the United States and overseas for the American Red Cross; negotiated provider contracts for Aetna Health Plans and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and served as a managed care regulator for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. He is currently the National Director of Health Services at The Actors Fund where he oversees the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic and supervises the operation of the Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center and the AHIRC health care information website (www.ahirc.org). 

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.

Oct 27 5:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAVE THE DATE: SAG-AFTRA New York Local Fall Membership Meeting, Oct. 27More Info

When: 5-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Director’s Guild of America Theater
110 West 57th Street
New York, NY
(Between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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 thru Oct. 31, 2014) FOR ADMITTANCE. 

If you require ADA accommodations, please let us know by contacting (212) 827-1542 or diversity@sagaftra.org.

Oct 27 7:30pm
Atlanta
Announcing the 11th Annual Lend Me an Ear!More Info

When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Where: The New American Shakespeare Tavern
499 Peachtree Street NE,
Atlanta, GA

Timing means everything for this year’s Lend Me an Ear! It’s our 11th year of breathing life into Old Time Radio shows, so the Atlanta Union Radio Players are proud to present, The Eleventh Hour, when anything can happen in the final moment! It’s our annual fundraiser for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and we’re spotlighting stories that are a matter of life and death!

There’s Columbia Workshop’s Meridian 7-1212, a real-time drama about a female “speaking clock” whose brother is due to die at midnight. In Defense Attorney, Martha Bryant attempts to save a juvenile accused of murder. A strange disease causes one man’s dilemma in Dead Ernest and 3 O’ Clock... is a countdown to destruction. Tales well-calculated to keep you in…suspense!

Authentic English fare and drinks will be available.

Cost: Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door or at www.ear.tix.com 

Discounted paid parking is across the street at the Emory Midtown Hospital. Click here for directions and parking information.

All net proceeds benefit the ACFB (Atlanta Community Food Bank)

It’s a nail biting night of fun as our community of union actors volunteer their voices to help the community of Atlanta during the holidays. Lend us your ears as we turn back the clock to those thrilling days of yesteryear. Enjoy ”The Theater of Imagination”- and remember: this year, time is of the essence!

Nov 01 7:30am
Miami
Join the Actors & Artists Unite Team at the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’sMore Info

Come walk with this wonderful Miami Local team to end Alzheimer’s. Join your fellow SAG-AFTRA members, colleagues, friends and family in Hollywood, FL.

When: Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
Registration - 7:30 a.m.
Ceremony and Awards - 8:30 a.m.
5K (3.2 mile) Walk - 9:15 a.m.

Where: Hollywood North Beach Park
3601 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL  33019

To participate in the walk you can register either on line by clicking here or the day of the walk on site.

Members are invited to join the Actors & Artists Unite Team to End Alzheimer’s, founded in 2011 by SAG-AFTRA member Nancy Daly. This team of performing artists and their friends and families has raised more than $90,000 for the fight against Alzheimer’s and will have a presence in 29 cities around the country this fall. To find out more about the team and for contact information, visit www.alz.org/AAUnite.

Coordinator: SAG-AFTRA member, Laurel Levey co-captain for the Hollywood, FL team.  If you are interested in joining the "Actors & Artists Unite to End Alzheimer's” team or if you have any questions prior to registering, please contact Susana Carrillo at (305) 663-7092. 

Walk with the hundreds of actors and artists around the country who have walked for a world without Alzheimer’s. All are welcome!

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. 

Nov 02 12:00pm-5:00pm
Miami
Florida Film Production Coalition Annual PicnicMore Info

Join Florida Film Production Coalition at their Annual Fundraiser to support the Entertainment Industry Economic Development Legislation. The picnic is a perfect way to spend the day with your family, with live entertainment, prize drawings, football, soccer, kickball, volleyball, Frisbee and more. This is a great opportunity to share with friends and colleagues, enjoy the outdoors, music, food and fun!

When: Noon-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Where: Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149

Cost: Advance tickets: $20 for SAG-AFTRA members & FFPC members ($25 for non-members)
At the door: $25 for members ($30 for non-members) 

To purchase tickets and for more information click here or visit www.ffpcoalition.com

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.

Nov 03 5:30pm-9:30pm
Miami
2014 SAG-AFTRA Miami Local Annual Membership MeetingMore Info

Don’t miss this year’s Miami Local Annual Membership Meeting and mixer. Come join fellow members and board members for an informative and important meeting.

When: Monday Nov. 3, 2014
5:30 p.m. – Registration Opens
6–7 p.m. – Mixer/Hors d’oeuvres will be served
7–9:30 p.m. – Annual Membership Meeting

Where: Dave & Buster’s
3000 Oakwood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33020

Free Parking, Networking, Special Guest Speaker, Union Updates, Q&A,
New Member Recognition, Door and Game Prizes

RSVP to: Eileen Neel at (305) 663-7079 or by email at eileen.neel@sagaftra.org

This meeting is open only to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing (paid thru October 31, 2014 or April 30, 2015). Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years old are welcome.

PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR ADMITTANCE

Nov 03 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
CANCELLED: Snap, Crackle, Pop! Learn to Create Your Own Graphic MaterialsMore Info

Due to scheduling conflicts, the singers seminars on Oct. 13 and Nov. 3 have been canceled.

Do you feel like your career is suffering the doldrums? Are you just spinning your wheels? Does your brand message need to be revamped? Need to learn the tricks to successful marketing using social media?

We have the answer!

The SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local Singers Committee is proud to present a seminar to help take your career to the next level.

6 - 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3
Guest Presenter: Jeremiah Miles, graphic artist

Seminar is open to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing and will be held at the KMRC, 1 E. Erie, Suite 660, Chicago, IL 60611.

RSVP to Jolene Jones at jolene.jones@safaftra.org.

Light refreshments will be served.

Park for $11 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 $11. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash only.

Nov 03-17 6:30pm-8:30pm
New York
SAG Foundation & SAG-AFTRA Spanish Language Media Committee present A Spanish Language Voiceover Technique Workshop Series led by Manuel Herrera, Nov. 3, 10, 17More Info

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays, Nov. 3, 10, 17

Where: SAG Foundation
Entertainment Industry Foundation Voiceover Lab
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY
(Between 63rd and 64th streets)

Manuel Herrera presents a Spanish language voiceover technique workshop for actors who wish to fine-tune their technique. The workshop covers: diction and voicing in Spanish; interpretation, rhythm and narration; professional audition and quick study techniques. 

Questions Answered

 

  • What is the best way to access to the world of voiceovers (and the business of it) for the beginning actor? 
  • What is the importance of voiceover auditions?
  • What are the different types of jobs in the voiceover business (commercials, audiobooks, etc.)?

 

RSVP Required: To register for Manuel Herrera's workshops, you must:

  1. Submit a Voiceover Lab online application at sagfoundation.org AND attend an EIF Voiceover Lab Orientation. If you have already done so, please read requirement #2 below.
  2. Be a bilingual Spanish-speaking performer. A majority of each workshop will be conducted in Spanish. Please do not register for these workshops if you do not have fluency in Spanish.

If you have not yet completed the EIF Voiceover Lab orientation process, click HERE to receive detailed instructions on how to do so. Orientations are held weekly, so please register for one prior to your preferred workshop date above.

Click here to register for the event and for more information about guest instructor Manuel Herrera.

Please note that this workshop series will have separate sign up pages for each event. Sign-ups for workshops on Nov. 10 and 17 will occur approximately one week before the actual workshop date. Please continue to periodically monitor sagfoundation.org to register for upcoming workshops in the EIF Voiceover Lab.

If you have any difficulty logging in, difficulty with your account or difficulty when attempting to RSVP, please contact the SAG Foundation Website Administrator at webmaster@sagfoundation.org.

For questions about the EIF Voiceover Lab and orientation process, please contact volny@sagfoundation.org.

For more information about the SAG-AFTRA Spanish Language Media Committee, please contact carlina.rodriguez@sagaftra.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 nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Nov 03 7:00pm-9:00pm
Washington-Mid Atlantic
Washington – Mid Atlantic Local Annual Membership Meeting, Nov. 3More Info

Special Guest:
Casting Director, Pat Moran, CSA
Two-time Emmy award winner and three-time Artio award winner

Pat Moran

When: 7-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Where: The Hilton Hotel in Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, soda, and coffee will be served. We expect a full meeting so please arrive on time. 

This meeting is only open to active paid-up SAG-AFTRA members. 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 October 31, 2014 or April 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Nov 05 1:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Nov. 5More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami Local will be providing training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera, edit auditions, and send them to agents or casting directors.

Training is necessary as the SAG-AFTRA staff are unable to assist with self-taping. Come and learn how to use these valuable tools.

We are scheduling these training sessions every month on the dates noted below.

Wednesday Sessions Friday Sessions
1:30 p.m. with Jessica Vazquez  2:30 p.m. with Litana Somoano
November 5 November 7
December 3 December 5

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Actors’ Corner a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you will be part of the Actors’ Corner Team!

Please respond as soon as possible to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#
  • Session date selected
  • Names of other members you are inviting to attend with you, if any.
Nov 06 7:00pm-9:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Members Receive FREE ADMISSION to The Asian American Film Lab’s "Unfinished Works," Nov. 6More Info

A Performance Read and Workshop That Allows YOU To Be Part of the Creative Process 

When: 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6

Where: The Korea Society
950 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10022

Film Lab's signature Unfinished Works program, in which Actor Directory actors perform a reading of a screenplay or television pilot in progress is BACK and open to the public. There will be a performance read of a series of new works by emerging writers in conjunction with The Korea Society and the Korean American Film Festival, with a discussion about race in writing and the opportunity for actors to network with the writers and give them headshots and resumes for future casting consideration.
Actors are welcome to bring headshots and resumes.

RSVP: Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-labs-signature-unfinished-works-a-performance-read-workshop-that-allows-you-to-be-part-of-the-tickets-13530007617. You MUST bring and show valid and current ID membership card or ticket will not be honored.

Questions? Please email Lorna Nowve, Film Lab’s Unfinished Works Coordinator, at UnfinishedWorks@film-lab.org and read more about the Film Lab's Unfinished Works program on their website at www.asianamericanfilmlab.com.

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.

Nov 07-09 12:00am-11:59pm
Miami
Florida BookPALS: Performers Wanted!More Info

Performers Wanted!

The following is sent on behalf of the SAG Foundation

BOOKPALS: Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools is a unique volunteer program of professional performers who use their creative talents to read aloud to children. 

Children need the magic of books and stories to develop the love for reading and learning that is key to success in school and beyond. 

Who better to make that magic come alive than YOU? As a performer, gifted in the art of storytelling, you are uniquely qualified to help! 

Join us! BookPALS is hosting a New Reader Workshop in South Florida.

When: Nov. 7-9, 2014 at various South Florida venues 

Where: RSVP for location information

For details contact: Natalie at nrogers@sagfoundation.org or at (321) 229-0638. (Don’t be deterred if you can’t attend one of these events.)

Please visit the BookPALS website and Facebook to learn more www.bookpals.net, www.facebook.com/SAGFoudnationBookPALS. 

Sign up, show up, make a difference!

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. Support the SAG Foundation at sagfoundation.org.

Nov 07 12:00pm-4:30pm
New York
New York Health Fair and Free Flu Shots, Nov. 7More Info

Join the NY Healthcare Safetynet Committee for an afternoon of health and wellness. Come for free food, free services and important information! 

When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Health Fair: Noon-4 p.m.
HIV and Hepatitis C Screenings: Noon-3 p.m.
Free Flu Shots*: 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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

Information and services will include**:
Blood pressure readings, BMI screenings, chair massages, cholesterol and glucose screenings, dental information, ear seeds, flu shots*, glaucoma and vision screenings, hearing tests, HIV and Hepatitis-C screenings, pain management screenings, reflexology, reiki, spine analysis, vocal health tips and more. 

The following informational seminars will also be offered:

Time  Seminar  Presenters 
Noon-12:55 p.m.
Boardroom 
Union Health Plans: AFTRA H&R and SAG P&H  Arthur Bradford, SAG P&H Manager NY Office 
Veera Dero, AFTRA H&R Participant Services Supervisor
12:30–1 p.m.
Corner Lounge 
Maintaining Good Hearing Health  Robyn Barsky, CEO Zounds Hearing NYC
1-1:55 p.m.
Boardroom 
Getting Affordable Healthcare  Renata Marinaro, The Actors Fund Director of Health Services, Eastern Region
2-2:55 p.m.
Boardroom 
Mental Health and Addiction Awareness  Dale Daley, The Actors Fund Supervisor, Entertainment Assistance Program
3-3:25 p.m.
Boardroom 
Guided Visualization for Performers’ Success  Rick Gioiello, SAG-AFTRA actor, Photographer and Meditation teacher
3:30-3:55 p.m.
Boardroom 
Healthy Hips: Integrating the Ball into the Socket  Karen Donelson, Doc. Physical Therapy, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner 

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org and put “Health Fair” in the subject.

*Free flu shots provided by The Actors Fund supported by funding from the SAG Motion Pictures Player Welfare Fund and the AFTRA Foundation.

**Services subject to change. Some service hours vary per provider availability.

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.

This event is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2014 or April 30, 2015) for admittance.

Nov 07 2:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Nov. 7More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami Local will be providing training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera, edit auditions, and send them to agents or casting directors.

Training is necessary as the SAG-AFTRA staff are unable to assist with self-taping. Come and learn how to use these valuable tools.

We are scheduling these training sessions every month on the dates noted below.

Wednesday Sessions Friday Sessions
1:30 p.m. with Jessica Vazquez  2:30 p.m. with Litana Somoano
November 5 November 7
December 3 December 5

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Actors’ Corner a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you will be part of the Actors’ Corner Team!

Please respond as soon as possible to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#
  • Session date selected
  • Names of other members you are inviting to attend with you, if any.
Nov 07 6:30pm-9:30pm
Miami
Miami Local - Central Florida MixerMore Info

The Miami Local invites you and a guest to our next mixer in Orlando. Come join fellow SAG-AFTRA members and invited industry guests for an evening of socializing and networking. Contact the members that you know and have them make plans to attend this great event as well.

When: 6:30–9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Where: EMBER
42 West Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801

No-Host Bar
Happy Hour specials will be available

For directions to EMBER click here.

For a map of the parking lots and garages in downtown Orlando click here.

** We will be meeting at the Tower Bar and Upper Terrace (located outside at the back right corner)

Dress Code: Casual attire

Please note that all attendees under the age of 21 must vacate the premises prior to 9 p.m.

For more information, please contact South Region Manager, Contracts David Fazekas at (407) 788-3020 or via email at david.fazekas@sagaftra.org.

Nov 08 10:00am-12:00pm
Portland
Portland Local New Member OrientationMore Info

When: 10 a.m. – Noon, Sat., Nov. 8

Where: Oregon AFL-CIO Office
3645 SE 32nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97202

New to SAG-AFTRA? Please attend this new member orientation covering your rights and responsibilities of union membership. Members of the Portland Local Board and Seattle staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

RSVP: Please RSVP by email no later than Wednesday, Nov. 5 to portland@sagaftra.org.

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, 2014) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Nov 08 11:00am-4:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Friends and Family Day at the Museum of the Moving ImageMore Info

MOMI Logo

SAG-AFTRA NY Host Committee invites you to a FREE event for all SAG-AFTRA members and their families. 

When: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8

Where: Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria, Queens

Free shuttle buses starting at 10:30 a.m. from and returning to West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam).  Buses will run approximately every half hour and the last bus from the museum will depart at 4:30 p.m.  

  • SAG-AFTRA Hospitality Suite serving light refreshments
  • Raffle Drawing
  • Special exhibits include tributes to animators Chuck Jones and Bill Plympton, as well as director Rouben Mamoulian

Click here to download additional information.

RSVP for this free event no later than Monday, Nov. 3. Click here to make a reservation

If you wish to reply in person, please visit the SAG-AFTRA office located at 1900 Broadway, 5th floor reception. 

Questions?  Send an email to sagaftranyhostcommittee@sagaftra.org

Nov 13 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
Low Budget Signatory Contract WorkshopMore Info

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13

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

SAGindie and SAG-AFTRA theatrical business representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA low budget agreements from start to finish.

For more information, visit www.sagindie.org.

RSVP: Click here or call SAGindie at (323) 549-6064. Please be sure to include name and email address.

Questions? Call SAGindie at (323) 549-6064.

Nov 13 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreement WorkshopMore 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, Nov. 13

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 2014 Workshop Schedule, please visit:http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

Nov 14-16 6:00pm-3:00pm
New England
Action Theater Improvisation Weekend Intensive, Nov. 14-16More Info

The Action Theatre Improvisation Intensive is a form of embodied improvisation that plays with sound, voice, and movement to help undo habits, become more aware of your expression, and learn to craft with more skill. The work will be performed in solos, duets, trios and ensembles to engage in exercises that are both rigorous and fun.

When: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14
1-6 p.m., Saturday, Nov.15
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16

Where: Art & Soul Studio
91 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA

Fee: $180 before Nov. 1; $205 after
SAG-AFTRA members receive a 15 percent discount

Limited in size, pre-registration required.
To register please contact Billie Jo Joy (617) 395-4227, joy@yogisource.com

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.

Nov 15 7:00am
Los Angeles
Join the SAG-AFTRA Homeless Heroes HomeWalk Team Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014More Info

Make a difference. Make a choice. Join event captains Jon Huertas, chair and Mark Valley, member of the SAG-AFTRA Military Personnel & Families Support committee at the 2014 United Way HomeWalk. SAG-AFTRA MOVE and Military Personnel & Families Support Committees proudly support this effort. Sign-up for the SAG-AFTRA team and fundraise to help 4,618 homeless veterans get into permanent housing.

The 2014 HomeWalk registration is up and running, and this year they have made the process much easier. There are no fees at all for Walkers and every $1 donated will be matched. SAG-AFTRA team members should go to the following site:
 
Here are the instructions on how to register:

  1. Visit the United Way (UW) web site – www.HomeWalkLA.org 
  2. Click Register
  3. Participant Type*
  4. Walker/Runner
  5. Role*
  6. Join Team
  7. Non-Profit
  8. Homeless Heroes, then continue filling out registration form
  9. Be sure to identify Margarita Chavez on the following question: Which UW staff member referred you to HomeWalk 2014?

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Registration Opens: 7 a.m.
Opening Program Begins: 8:15 a.m.
5K Run/Walk Begins: 9 a.m.

Where: Exposition Park
(in front of Natural History Museum)
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

How Much?
Walkers: FREE
Runners: $20 (includes timing chip & medal)

Nov 17 6:00pm-8:30pm
Twin Cities
Twin Cities Local Annual Membership Meeting NoticeMore Info

When: 6 – 8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17
Doors open and check-in begins at 6 p.m.
Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
Light snacks will be served.

Where: The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Avenue S.
Minneapolis MN  55408
Parking on street or in public lot behind the theater.

What is SAGAFTRAnumbers and how can it help me get more work? Hint: Knowledge is power with instant rate estimates. Find out more from the local members who created this easy online tool.

What to bring: Your membership card (paid through 10/31/14 or 4/30/15) and if you own a smartphone, tablet or laptop, please bring it.

Agenda:

  • Reports and updates from local officers.
  • SAGAFTRAnumbers demonstration by Sue Scott and her team.
  • Let’s talk commercials and corporate/educational projects with special guest Jamie Marchi, Director of Freelance, SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local.
  • Surprise giveaways to members who participate in the SAGAFTRAnumbers demo – it will be fun!

Questions: If you have any questions, please email twincities@sagaftra.org.

The membership meeting is open only to SAG-AFTRA Twin Cities Local members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years of age are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERSHIP CARD (PAID THRU OCTOBER 31, 2014 OR APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Nov 19 1:00pm-2:30pm
New England
Rhode Island BookPALS TrainingMore Info

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

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a unique volunteer program of performers who read aloud to children in underserved elementary schools. Our goal is to inspire young readers and bring the magic of books alive! Join us for an orientation to learn about how you can get involved.

When: 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Where: Trinity Repertory Theater
201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

Registration: Seats are limited so please RSVP to Sara Ewing, BookPALS Coordinator, at sewing@sagfoundation.org or (617) 233-5499.

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

Dec 03 1:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Dec. 3More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami Local will be providing training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera, edit auditions, and send them to agents or casting directors.

Training is necessary as the SAG-AFTRA staff are unable to assist with self-taping. Come and learn how to use these valuable tools.

We are scheduling these training sessions every month on the dates noted below.

Wednesday Sessions Friday Sessions
1:30 p.m. with Jessica Vazquez  2:30 p.m. with Litana Somoano
December 3 December 5

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Actors’ Corner a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you will be part of the Actors’ Corner Team!

Please respond as soon as possible to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#
  • Session date selected
  • Names of other members you are inviting to attend with you, if any.
Dec 05 2:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Dec. 5More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami Local will be providing training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera, edit auditions, and send them to agents or casting directors.

Training is necessary as the SAG-AFTRA staff are unable to assist with self-taping. Come and learn how to use these valuable tools.

We are scheduling these training sessions every month on the dates noted below.

Wednesday Sessions Friday Sessions
1:30 p.m. with Jessica Vazquez  2:30 p.m. with Litana Somoano
December 3 December 5

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Actors’ Corner a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you will be part of the Actors’ Corner Team!

Please respond as soon as possible to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#
  • Session date selected
  • Names of other members you are inviting to attend with you, if any.
Dec 06 10:00am-3:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA New York Healthcare Safetynet Committee Invites You to a Performing Artist Blood Drive on Dec. 6More Info

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

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

This Performing Artist Blood Drive is being held in honor of Jane Rapp, Angel of the Water.

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.

Note: 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 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 08 5:30pm-7:30pm
New York
MORE Seminar Series Presents: "Demystifying Unemployment Insurance – Come Get Your Money," Dec. 8More Info

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8

Where: SAG-AFTRA - Boardroom
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)

This seminar, featuring Brian Curtis from the NY State Department of Labor, will cover everything you need to know about unemployment insurance. 

Curtis has been with the New York State Labor Department for 33 years. In addition to representing the department at hearings involving a variety of unemployment issues, he supervises the Labor Disputes and Criminal Acts Units of the Adjudication Services Office. He has also written numerous department publications. Although Mr. Curtis is an expert on laws and procedures for New York State, any performer who lives or has worked anywhere in the USA will come away with a great understanding.

Topics will include:

  • How do I know if I'm eligible?
  • How much money am I entitled to?
  • How to win in a dispute.

And Q&A and a surprisingly lively two hours on a usually dry subject!

Registration required: Click here to RSVP.

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 thru April 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE. 

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.

Dec 11 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreement WorkshopMore 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, Dec. 11

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 2014 Workshop Schedule, please visit:http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

Jan 08 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreement WorkshopMore 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, Jan. 8, 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!

Jan 17 7:00pm-11:00pm
Portland
Adult Ice Cream SocialMore Info

When: 7-11 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17

Where
: Oregon AFL-CIO Office
3645 SE 32nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97202

Like ice cream? Like networking with your fellow SAG-AFTRA members? Now you can do both. This membership event is sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA Portland Local Board, who will be on hand to dish up the delish, answer questions and update members on goings-on in the local market.