Events

Jan 31 12:00pm-3:30pm
Arizona-Utah
Membership Meeting & SAG Foundation Casting Access WorkshopMore Info

When: Noon – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31
Noon: Membership meeting* with lunch. RSVP appreciated for food count.
2 p.m.: SAG Foundation Casting Access Workshop** with Jeff Johnson (check-in begins at 1:45 p.m.). RSVP is required.

Where: Broadview Entertainment Arts University
240 E. Morris Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Stage area on ground floor

Jeff Johnson is a casting director based in Utah. He has cast over 80 films and television shows including a film accepted into Sundance this year, Don Verdean. His other credits include all three High School Musical films, John Carter (extras), The World's Fastest Indian with Anthony Hopkins and many more. The morning session with Jeff Johnson is filled, so don’t miss the opportunity to sign up for the afternoon session.

RSVP:
To RSVP for the Membership Meeting, email azut@sagaftra.org.
To RSVP for the Casting Access Workshop, click here.

*This Membership 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, but appreciated. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.
**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.

Jan 31 1:00pm
Financial Planning Seminar for Film Workers Sponsored by IATSE Local 477More Info

South Florida Members
You are invited

Financial Planning Seminar for Film Workers
Sponsored by IATSE Local 477

When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Where: IATSE Local 477 Training Center
3780 SW 30th Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

This financial planning seminar will be presented by Lowell Chick of Chick and Karo PA, a local accounting firm with experience in tax matters related to film workers. Daniel Pye of Morgan Stanley will provide guidance with investments. 

All members of the film community are welcome to attend. 

RSVP for this FREE seminar to 477training@gmail.com

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.

Jan 31 2:19pm
Philadelphia
Union Day with the Temple Owls at Liacouras Center-Discounted Tickets and Buy One Get One Free, Jan. 31More Info

Union Day!
Temple Owls vs. Tulane Green Wave

Join your fellow members and members from other unions at the Liacouras Center for an American Conference matchup

When: 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31

Where: Liacouras Center
1776 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Ticket information: Discounted tickets for union members and their families - $12. Buy one get one free!
RSVP to Lynn Koenigsberg at lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org or (215) 732-0507 

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. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Feb 02 6:00pm
New York
Free Admission to Live Interview of Stockard Channing, Feb. 2More Info

The League of Professional Theatre Women presents Tony Award Winning Actress Stockard Channing interviewed by Arts Journalist Patrick Pacheco.

When: 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Where: Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
65th Street & Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY

Free Admission. First-come, first-served.

This program is produced by Betty Corwin. This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Oral History program enjoys continued support from The Edith Meisner Foundation.

LPTW: Promoting Visibility and Increasing Opportunities for Women in Theatre. www.theatrewomen.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.

Feb 04 5:30pm-7:30pm
New York
MORE Seminar Series Presents: Tax Returns and the Working ActorMore Info

MORE Seminar Series Presents:
Tax Returns and the Working Actor
with Sandra Karas, Esq.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

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

  • Confused or overwhelmed at Tax time?
  • Need help getting organized?
  • Unclear on what is and isn’t deductible?

This seminar will give you the information you need to properly file your tax return. You’ll have the opportunity to ask a tax authority ALL your questions about the often confusing and maddening world of taxes!

Sandra Karas is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA and an attorney in private practice in the areas of Tax, Estates, Trusts, Contracts and Business Law. She is also a working actor and currently serves on the SAG-AFTRA New York Local Board and as Secretary-Treasurer of Actors’ Equity Association. Ms. Karas also currently serves as the Site Coordinator of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program in New York and has been affiliated with VITA as a pro bono preparer and instructor for more than 30 years. She holds licenses in the areas of tax accounting, securities and investments, and the law, and is admitted to practice in all New York State courts, Federal District Court, United State Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Registration required: Capacity has been reached and registration is closed for this event.

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.

Feb 05-08 12:00am-11:59pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Members Receive 15 Percent Discount for Athena Film Festival Tickets, Feb. 5-8More Info

The Athena Film Festival is back and they are pleased to offer SAG-AFTRA members a special discount offer!

When: Thursday, Feb. 5 – Sunday, Feb. 8

Where: Barnard College
3009 Broadway
(At 117th Street)
New York, NY 10027

Now in its fifth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. The four-day festival, which includes conversations with directors and talent and workshops for filmmakers, has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind.

Among a host of prestigious awardees, actor/director Jodie Foster will be receiving the 2015 Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award. 

To Purchase Tickets: Visit athenafilmfestival.com and receive a 15 percent discount on your tickets when you use the code 15SPONAFF2. They recommend purchasing tickets this week, as many of the films are likely to sell out. 

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.

Feb 08 11:00am-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Membership Meeting, Feb. 8More Info

When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8
11 a.m. - noon: mixer
Noon - 3 p.m.: membership meeting
 

Where: Sportsmen's Lodge
12833 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Parking will be validated.

Start 2015 off right and attend the LA Local membership meeting. Come out and update yourself on all your union has to offer. During this important meeting learn about current union matters as well as reconnect with fellow members and network. See below for what to expect:

  • Speakers list will open promptly at 11 a.m. and close at 2 p.m.
  • Learn more about the programs and work of your SAG-AFTRA Board and committees
  • Attend the presentation of the Ralph Morgan Award

We look forward to seeing you there. No RSVP necessary.

Questions? Call (323) 549-6447.

This meeting is only open to SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local 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 THRU APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

All bags larger than 14 inches in any dimension will be prohibited from entry. No pets or animals, with the exception of animals in service. No outside food or drinks permitted. No alcoholic beverages served or permitted.

Feb 09 10:00am-12:00pm
Michigan
Come Connect with Your Union for Some Coffee and Cool Connection At the Next Michigan Local Coffee ConnectionMore Info

When: 10 a.m. - noon, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Where: Michigan Actors Studio
648 East 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220

Members of the Michigan Local are continuing with the goal to establish regular “coffee talks” in different geographic locations so that members may stay connected and help each other in this crazy profession. Bring any topics that you would like to discuss (local classes, agents, casting, broadcast issues, online auditions – the sky’s the limit).

Questions can be directed to michigan@sagaftra.org.  

Your fellow members look forward to seeing you.

Michigan Coffee Connection

Feb 09 6:30pm-8:00pm
San Francisco-Northern California
Tax Planning for Performers WorkshopMore Info

SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local Presents Tax Planning for Performers with Alan S. Markle, C.P.A.

When: 6:30 - 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9

Where: SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local Office
350 Sansome Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104 (cross streets are California and Sacramento)
Directions/Parking: Public transportation is available. There is limited metered street parking as well as self-pay parking garages nearby.

RSVP: Email Vicki Balich at vicki.balich@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership ID number.

  • Class size is limited to 25 members on a first-come, first-served basis
  • There is no charge for this event - it is only open to paid-up members of SAG-AFTRA

 

Alan Markle specializes in tax planning and preparation for individuals and businesses, estates, and trusts. Markle is recognized for his excellent representation of clients on income and sales tax matters before the IRS and California tax authorities. He also provides litigation support and serves as an expert witness on tax matters.

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, 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 tax preparer/professional, legal or financial counsel. 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.

Feb 10 5:30pm-8:00pm
Chicago
New Member OrientationMore Info

New members represent the future for SAG-AFTRA. The more knowledgeable they are, the stronger our union and all members are. The goal of the New Members Subcommittee of the SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local's Community Outreach, Community Organizing committee is to educate, engage and empower professional actors from the moment they become union members.

The new member orientation event is only one part of that process. Topics covered include every step involved in the union experience, from initiation fees and the dues structure to the correct way to execute member reports and contracts. Other areas include agents and commissions, casting directors, resolving claims, health coverage, set demeanor, committees, staff and a variety of member benefits.

New member orientations are not just for new members. Whether you joined yesterday or 20 years ago, all members in good standing are welcome. Plan now to attend the next new membership orientation and stay informed.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 10
5:30 p.m. dinner, 6 - 8 p.m. meeting

Please call Kathy Nelsen at the SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local office, (312) 573-8081, ext. 2541, or email Kathy at kathy.nelsen@sagaftra.org to reserve your spot.

Park for $13 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 $13. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash only.

Feb 10 6:30pm
Miami
SAG Foundation Casting Access Workshop with Liz Ortiz-Mackes, Feb. 10More Info

The following is being sent on behalf of the SAG Foundation

 Don’t Miss This Upcoming Casting Access Workshop!

The SAG Foundation will be facilitating a workshop in Miami and it’s FREE!

When: 6:30, p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10
Check-in begins at 6 p.m.

Where: University of Miami
Newman Alumni Center – Executive Conference Room
6200 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
For parking and directions click here

This workshop includes:

  • 30 minute Q&A moderated by Ellen Wacher, Chair, Miami Women's Committee 
  • 60-90 minute mini-monologue workshop

Attendees must prepare a 2-minute-or-less TV/film monologue. Sides will not be provided. 

The entire workshop will be facilitated via video conference. The casting director will video conference in for the Q&A and monologue reading. She will watch everyone's performances and provide immediate feedback. 

RSVP as soon as you are able.  Spaces are limited. 

Make sure you are logged in to SAGFoundation.org when attempting to RSVP. 

You must RSVP on the SAG Foundation website. Reservations are not accepted via email or phone. 

If you are new to the SAG Foundation site, please create an account on their home page. To create an account, you will need your SAG-AFTRA ID number, email and a password. It’s simple. For assistance logging in to the SAG Foundation’s website please contact webmaster@sagfoundation.org.

You will find the workshop listed under "Events".  Filter the location to “National,” 

You must be available to meet at the venue in order to participate in the video conference workshop - University of Miami - Newman Alumni Center

Click here to register for the event

Liz Ortiz-Mackes is owner of I Ain't Playin’ Films and Casting Solutions. Indie film producer and Casting Director credited on projects which have screened at hundreds of US and International film festivals including: Sundance, Toronto, Palm Springs, HBO Latino, Urban World, Slam Dance, Berlin, Hamptons, South Africa, Costa Rica, Martha’s Vineyard, Famous Monsters of Film Land among others, and have aired on HBO, Showtime and Cinemax. For more information about Ortiz-Mackes click on the registration link above.

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.

Feb 12 6:00pm
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, Feb. 12, 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!

Feb 13 9:00am-11:45am
Chicago
SAG-AFTRA to Volunteer at GCFD, Feb. 13More Info

When: 9-11:45 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13

Where: Greater Chicago Food Depsitory (GCFD)
4100 W. Ann Lurie Pl.
Chicago, IL
Near Midway Airport.
Free parking is available.

SAG-AFTRA Chicago is returning to the GCFD. Join staff and members from 9 - 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13.

We never know exactly what we'll be doing, but volunteer opportunities include repacking bulk products to individual/family sizes, assembling boxes with assorted food, checking expiration dates, labeling products, sorting products, etc. Participants must be at least 14 years old.

The GCFD is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The GCFD distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year.

This event is open to everyone. Please ask family and friends to join you. To volunteer, please RSVP to Linda Swenson at linda.swenson@sagaftra.org.

Feb 16 11:30am-2:30pm
Miami
Join Us For a Day of Fun at the SAG-AFTRA Miami Local Annual Presidents’ Day PicnicMore Info

It’s time to get together and enjoy the outdoors at the SAG-AFTRA Miami Local 6th Annual Presidents’ Day Picnic. Join SAG-AFTRA members for lunch, refreshments, music, games and surprises!

When: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday, Feb.16, 2014

Where: Greynolds Park
17530 W. Dixie Highway
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Map: Click to access map to Greynolds Park

Admission: Free for SAG-AFTRA members and up to three family members or guests. If you want to volunteer to help at the picnic, please let Eileen know.

Share your skills at this year’s Outdoor Talent Show, please inform Eileen if you are interested in performing when you RSVP.

Please RSVP or direct questions to Eileen Neel at (305) 663-7079 or via email at eileen.neel@sagaftra.org no later than Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

Feb 17 10:00am-1:00pm
Los Angeles
Proximity: The Art of Marketing Workshop with Bobby ReedMore Info

When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17

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

In the first of a four-part workshop series, specialist Bobby Reed delves into the “The Concept” and why marketing and advertising is a necessity to a performer’s career. Planning and goals must be deliberate and very long term. Knowledge is, and always has been, the key to success. Actors are often not aware of this power at their disposal, but this workshop teaches the essential tools of achieving and sustaining a career.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Questions? Call (323) 634-8277.

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. This workshop 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 APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Feb 19 12:00pm-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Wages & Working Conditions MeetingMore Info

The SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local will be conducting Wages & Working Conditions Meetings in preparation for the SAG-AFTRA Corporate/Educational Contracts negotiations. For updates on W&W 2015, please visit the SAG-AFTRA website at SAGAFTRA.org.

Proposals for this important negotiation are developed through the involvement of members like you. Make your voice heard, attend and participate in this very important process. Meetings are open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members (please bring your current membership card for admittance, paid thru April 30, 2015).

When: Noon, Thursday, Feb. 19

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

Please RSVP by contacting LArsvp@sagaftra.org. Please indicate you will attend the noon meeting.

Attention Members Who are Actively Producing: No member who is primarily employed as management or primarily performs the functions of management is eligible to attend committee meetings. However, you are welcome to attend the W&W caucuses. Please check with the Los Angeles Local events section of SAGAFTRA.org for caucus dates and times.

Email Suggestions: Can’t make it to the committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2015@sagaftra.org. Recommendations must be received by March 6, 2015.

All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee. If you have questions or need accommodations, please call (323) 549-6537.

Feb 19 6:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Wages & Working Conditions MeetingMore Info

The SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local will be conducting Wages & Working Conditions Meetings in preparation for the SAG-AFTRA Corporate/Educational Contracts negotiations. For updates on W&W 2015, please visit the SAG-AFTRA website at SAGAFTRA.org.

Proposals for this important negotiation are developed through the involvement of members like you. Make your voice heard, attend and participate in this very important process. Meetings are open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members (please bring your current membership card for admittance, paid thru April 30, 2015).

When: 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19

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

Please RSVP by contacting LArsvp@sagaftra.org. Please indicate you will attend the 6 p.m. meeting.

Attention Members Who are Actively Producing: No member who is primarily employed as management or primarily performs the functions of management is eligible to attend committee meetings. However, you are welcome to attend the W&W caucuses. Please check with the Los Angeles Local events section of SAGAFTRA.org for caucus dates and times.

Email Suggestions: Can’t make it to the committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2015@sagaftra.org. Recommendations must be received by March 6, 2015.

All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee. If you have questions or need accommodations, please call (323) 549-6537.

Feb 23 1:00pm-3:00pm
New York
Corporate/Educational Contracts W&W MeetingMore Info

ATTENTION ALL NEW YORK LOCAL MEMBERS 

The SAG-AFTRA New York Local will be conducting one or more Wages & Working Conditions Meeting(s) in preparation for the SAG-AFTRA Corporate/Educational Contract Negotiations. For updates on W&W 2015, please visit the SAG-AFTRA website at SAGAFTRA.org.

Proposals for this important negotiation are developed through the involvement of members like you. Make your voice heard, attend and participate in this very important process. Meetings are open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members (please bring your current membership card for admittance, paid thru April 30, 2015).

When: 1-3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23
6-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26

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

Please RSVP by emailing newyork@sagaftra.org. Write “Corporate/Educational W&W” in the subject and include your full name, SAG-AFTRA ID number, telephone number, and the meeting(s) you would like to attend (Monday, Feb. 23 and/or Thursday, Feb. 26) in the body of the email.

Attention Members Who are Actively Producing: No member who is primarily employed as management or primarily performs the functions of management is eligible to attend committee meetings. 

Email Suggestions: Can’t make it to the committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2015@sagaftra.org. Recommendations must be received by March 6, 2015.

All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee. 

Feb 23 6:00pm-8:00pm
Philadelphia
The SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Conservatory Invites you to a Free Seminar (with Pizza!): "Taxes and the Working Actor"More Info

When: 6-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Where: SAG-AFTRA
230 S. Broad Street
5th Floor Conference Room
Philadelphia, PA  19102

To survive in this business and keep more money in your pocket, you need to know all about…taxes, taxes, and oh, did we mention taxes!!! (What, you wanted the odds on Academy Award winners?)

Even more interesting and certainly more relevant than this year’s red carpet and those accountants at PricewaterhouseCoopers are your income tax and the deductions that can save you money this year.  

Sandra Karas, director of the VITA Program, SAG-AFTRA New York Local Board member, and Secretary-Treasurer of AEA will be on hand to present this year’s tax updates and review expense deductions for performing artists.

Go to: SAGAFTRA.org/ny/vita and download this year’s forms and worksheets. Bring them with you, along with your questions and we’ll get you ready for tax time. (And maybe get your refund before the Awards show airs!)

Directions/Parking: SEPTA Regional Rail to Suburban Station and walk to location. Parking discount coupons can be found at www.philadelphiaparking.spplus.com/philadelphia*. Enter “230 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102” in the search box for the nearest discount parking.

Seating is limited. You must RSVP to attend this event.  
RSVP: Lynn Koenigsberg at lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org. (RSVP by Feb. 18)

This seminar is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA or Actors’ Equity Members in good-standing, no guests are allowed. You must bring your current membership card (paid through 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.

*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.

Feb 24 5:30pm-8:00pm
Chicago
Everything You Wanted to Know about Working on Low-Budget Films, but Were Afraid to AskMore Info

When: 5:30 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24
Where: KMRC
1 E. Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL

Are you and a bunch of your friends getting together and making short films? Webisodes? Spec TV pilots? Didn't think you needed to worry about being under contract? Well ...

This is your chance to ask all of your questions about working in low-budget films. And, you'll probably get the answers to some questions you haven't even thought of yet. Remember, as a SAG-AFTRA member, you need to be under contract for all work that you do. This includes student films, your best friend's pet project, and your self-produced short film and "no-budget" features.

Find out what to expect on set and how these films differ from the studio features and episodic television shows that you are used to. Learn where to find out about these auditions and how to flip a non-union film to a SAG-AFTRA signatory project.

Ever wonder how to properly fill out a time sheet; how, where and when to sign your employment contract; or how to negotiate? This is the workshop for you!

Space is limited. RSVP to Kathy Byrne at kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org. Dinner will be served.

Park for $13 at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State, then take a ticket. When you sign in, you may purchase a four-hour ticket for $13. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash only please.

Feb 25 7:00pm-10:00pm
Chicago
SAG-AFTRA Senior Radio Players to PerformMore Info

Don't miss the SAG-AFTRA Senior Radio Players’ next performance on Wednesday, Feb. 25. They will present episodes from two classic radio shows, The Life of Riley and The Whistler.

When: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Wednesday, Feb. 25
Where: Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph (at Michigan)

Admission is free. However, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Feb 26 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
Corporate/Educational Contracts W&W MeetingMore Info

ATTENTION ALL NEW YORK LOCAL MEMBERS 

The SAG-AFTRA New York Local will be conducting one or more Wages & Working Conditions Meeting(s) in preparation for the SAG-AFTRA Corporate/Educational Contract Negotiations. For updates on W&W 2015, please visit the SAG-AFTRA website at SAGAFTRA.org.

Proposals for this important negotiation are developed through the involvement of members like you. Make your voice heard, attend and participate in this very important process. Meetings are open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members (please bring your current membership card for admittance, paid thru April 30, 2015).

When: 1-3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23
6-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26

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

Please RSVP by emailing newyork@sagaftra.org. Write “Corporate/Educational W&W” in the subject and include your full name, SAG-AFTRA ID number, telephone number, and the meeting(s) you would like to attend (Monday, Feb. 23 and/or Thursday, Feb. 26) in the body of the email.

Attention Members Who are Actively Producing: No member who is primarily employed as management or primarily performs the functions of management is eligible to attend committee meetings. 

Email Suggestions: Can’t make it to the committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2015@sagaftra.org. Recommendations must be received by March 6, 2015.

All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee. 

Feb 28 9:30am-3:30pm
New York
Safety on the Set Training ClassMore Info

On Feb. 28, 2015 the New York Production Locals will sponsor a Hazard Communication and OSHA Regulation Training class instructed by Monona Rossol.

When: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28
Doors open at 9 a.m. Test for certification will take place at the end of the class.

Where: Local 52 Union Hall
19-02 Steinway Street
Astoria, NY 11105
There is ample street parking and a subway nearby. 

The IA Training Trust will underwrite the class and are hoping that attendance will be high as these classes are fundamental in understanding basic safety on the set. Everyone who works on set should be able to recognize hazards and know that there are federal regulations in place that are meant to insure safety in the workplace. 

Reservations are required. Please reserve your spot with a $50 deposit check made out to USA 829 Apprenticeship Training Fund. SAG-AFTRA members, please write “SAG-AFTRA” in the memo portion of the check. Please mail your check to:

USA 829 Apprenticeship Training
29 West 38th street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Attn: Bev 

When you attend the class your check will be returned to you. Please bring your own lunch to the training.

Questions? Please contact Beverly Miller, Business Rep. for film and TV, United Scenic Artists LC 829 at (212) 581-0300.

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.

Mar 12 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, March 12, 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!

Mar 21 9:30am-5:30pm
New England
Tom Todoroff Acting Intensive, Mar. 21More Info

Director/Producer/Acting Coach Tom Todoroff comes to Boston for a One-Day Acting Intensive.

When: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21

Where: The Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02115

First-time observers are welcome at no charge.  

To RSVP: please email bostonstudio@tomtodoroff.com to confirm your attendance. 

You can find out more about the full class and a discount for performing Union members (wait-list) at WWW.TOMTODOROFF.COM or visit the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/268145843383904/

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.