Events

Oct 01 1:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Oct. 1More 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
October 1 October 3
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.
Oct 01 1:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Oct. 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
October 1 October 3
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.
Oct 01 7:00pm
New York
The New School for Drama and Screen Actors Guild Foundation Invite You to a SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase Series LifeRaft Event, Oct. 1More Info

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When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.1

Where: RSVP for event details

Sponsored in conjunction with The New School for Drama, the SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is an innovative series that celebrates short films by talented emerging filmmakers and offers union members an opportunity to engage with a working writer and director in an intimate setting. The Short Film Showcase encourages and empowers actors to create their own work in a safe environment. Short films from our showcase have gone on to being nominated for an Academy Award, Tribeca Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival and many more. 

RSVP at shortsny@sagfoundation.org and write “SFS” in the subject line
Event details will be included in the confirmation email.

Include: First Name, Last Name
For 1 or 2 people

The October 2014 Short Films

TWEET ME IN NY  AMERICA 1979  LOVE IN 4 PARTS  SUDDENLY  HOMOPHONIA 
Tweet Me In NY America 1979 Love in 4 Parts Suddenly  Homphonia 
Dir. Traven Rice Dir. Lila Yomtoob Dir. Jamie Sisley Dir. Merav Elbaz Belschner Dir. Jim Jermanok
Tweet Me In NY, a tribute to the 1950's romantic comedies of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, is a short film about a couple that gets trapped together in a small NYC apartment after having a one night stand.  When an Iranian American girl is teased at school for her ethnicity, her family must come to terms with how world politics is affecting their lives. Website: www.america1979.com   When love is at stake, jealousy ensues between a young man's ears, nose, eyes, and mouth. Website: www.jsisley.com  When a reclusive writer is uninspired only the gun helps him overcome his creative block. Website: www.SuddenlyMovie.com  A comic take on gay marriage rights. 

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 by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Oct 02 12:00am-11:59pm
New York
NY Local Member Discount Available: Hispanic Television Summit NYC, Oct. 2More Info

The 12th Annual Hispanic Television Summit is the signature “must attend” annual conference for those in the business of television and video intended for Hispanic audiences. 

When: Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Where: New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway – Times Square
New York, NY 10036

SAG-AFTRA Members Save $100 off the regular  rate at Hispanic Television Summit NYC by  using discount code HTV14. For more information and to register, please click here.

The Hispanic Television Summit is the signature annual event for those in the business of video and television intended for Hispanic audiences. It attracts over 500 top executives in television distribution, programming, production, advertising, marketing, research, technology and finance from the U.S., Latin America and Europe.

Today’s Hispanic television business is more dynamic than ever. That’s why it’s critical to convene as an industry to adjust the collective definition of “Hispanic television.” And it’s why the theme of this year’s event is “Redefining Hispanic TV.”  

This year’s agenda will combine popular topics from past events with fresh ideas that reflect the dynamic changes in the marketplace—which are most notably springing from the rapid adoption among Hispanics of new “smart” technologies, as well as the dramatic shifts within the diverse Hispanic consumer profile.

To register now and save $100 off the regular rate using discount code HTV14, please visit: http://hispanictvsummit.com/ or contact Jennifer Ware at (917) 281-4718 or jware@nbmedia.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.

Oct 06 2:00pm-9:00pm
Atlanta
Auditions for the 11th Annual "Lend Me An Ear"More Info

Calling all Atlanta SAG-AFTRA and Equity members to audition for the 11th annual Lend Me An Ear, our annual night of old time radio shows to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Fall is here and you know what that means. It’s time once again to volunteer your voice to be a part of the Atlanta Union Radio Players’ Lend Me an Ear.

When: 2 – 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6

Where: SAG-AFTRA Office
455 E. Paces Ferry Road NE Suite 334
Atlanta GA, 30305
(404) 239-0131, ext. 0

How: Download scripts, character breakdowns, sides, audio and press release from Dropbox here. They are also available through download links on the Facebook site for Lend Me an Ear - Georgia.

Email a request for an audition time to our AEA Stage Manager Jon Goldstein at jongo29@yahoo.com. Please indicate your time of preference and we will make every effort to accommodate you and inform you of your call time within 72 hours. Kindly make copies of your sides ahead of time as they will be limited upon arrival.

And speaking of time, this year, timing means everything. In honor of our 11th year, we’re presenting The Eleventh Hour, when anything can happen in the final moment. We’ll be spotlighting stories about people in a bit of a “time crunch.” To put it bluntly, they’re all 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 a man’s dilemma in Dead Ernest; and 3 O’Clock is a countdown to destruction. Tales well-calculated to keep you in suspense.

Some important notes:
Because of limited facilities in the SAG-AFTRA building, auditions for Meridian 7-1212 are from 4 – 9 p.m. only.

Please note: This is an unpaid stage performance presented to an audience.

There are only 60 face-to-face time slots. However, you may always submit MP3 auditions under 10mb to the directors at these addresses:
Karen Beyer (Meridian 7-1212): karen@kbeyer.com
Jon Hayden (Defense Attorney): jon@haydentechnologies.com
Doug Kaye (3 O’Clock): sixbadapes@gmail.com
Barry Stoltze (Dead Ernest): tenthlifefilm@gmail.com

Performers must be available for Monday rehearsals at The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St., Atlanta on the following days, although not necessarily the entire time.
Monday, Oct. 13: 7 – 10 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 20: 7 – 10 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 27: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (final rehearsal and show at 7:30 p.m.)

Lend us your talent as we turn back the clock to those thrilling days of yesteryear. Enjoy recreating The Theater of Imagination with your fellow union brethren for a great cause, the ACFB. And remember: this year, time is of the essence.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Oct 07 12:00pm-2:30pm
Los Angeles
Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Personal Manager! Know What You Are Getting Into Before You SignMore Info

When: Noon - 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7

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

The SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department will hold another in its continuing bi-coastal educational seminars on its Personal Manager Code of Ethics and Conduct (i.e. a voluntary agreement that interested personal managers/members can sign). Personal management contracts have traditionally been outside of SAG-AFTRA’s protection, but this does not have to be the case anymore. This member-driven initiative is now available for all personal managers and members to use. Participating managers who sign on to the Code will have, for the first time, a more formalized relationship with SAG-AFTRA. Personal managers and members alike will enjoy the benefits (and protections) that come with affiliating with SAG-AFTRA. We invite you to come learn more about the agreement and how it can apply to, and protect, you in your relationship with your manager.
The seminar will be conducted by the National Director/Sr. Counsel of the Professional Representatives Department, Zino Macaluso, in Los Angeles. Only members with valid SAG-AFTRA ID cards will be permitted entry to this event. No exceptions will be made.

RSVP: To RSVP email the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department mailbox at managers@sagaftra.org. Please write “SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Personal Managers Seminar-Reservation” in the subject line. Space is limited. Only those members who receive confirmation emails may attend.

Questions about upcoming events should be directed to the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department at (323) 549-6745.  Any performer who has to cancel a reservation is asked to notify SAG-AFTRA immediately so that members on the waiting list may be contacted. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Oct 07 3:00pm-5:30pm
New York
Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Personal Manager! Know What You Are Getting Into Before You Sign, Oct. 7More Info

SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department will hold a bi-coastal educational seminar on its Personal Manager Code of Ethics and Conduct (i.e. a voluntary agreement that interested personal managers/members can sign). Personal management contracts have always been outside of SAG-AFTRA’s protection, but this does not have to be the case anymore. This member-driven initiative is now available for all personal managers and members to use. Participating managers who sign on to the Code will have, for the first time, a more formalized relationship with SAG-AFTRA. Personal managers and members alike will enjoy the benefits (and protections) that come with affiliating with SAG-AFTRA. We invite you to come learn more about the agreement and how it can apply to, and protect, you in your relationship with your manager.

When: 3-5:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 7
There is only one meeting, held concurrently in LA and NY (Members in New York will participate live, via videoconference).  

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

The seminar will be conducted by the National Director/Sr. Counsel of the Professional Representatives Department, Zino Macaluso, in Los Angeles. Only members with valid SAG-AFTRA ID cards will be permitted entry to this event. No exceptions will be made.  

*RSVP Required: Performers interested in attending should immediately email the SAG-AFTRA mailbox at managers@sagaftra.org. Please write New York SAG-AFTRA Personal Managers Seminar—Reservation in the subject line. Act quickly as seating is limited.

Questions about upcoming events should be directed to the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department at (212) 863-4305. Any performer who has to cancel a reservation is asked to notify SAG-AFTRA immediately so that members on the waiting list may be contacted. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

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 Oct. 31, 2014)  for admittance.

Oct 07 5:30pm-7:30pm
New York
Join Us for a SAG-AFTRA New York Local Member Orientation on Oct. 7More Info

If you’ve recently joined SAG-AFTRA, have not yet been able to attend a member orientation, or just want to brush up on everything SAG-AFTRA has to offer, join the MORE Committee at this upcoming orientation to learn all about the union and what it can do for you. 

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.., Tuesday, Oct. 7
(Doors open at 5 p.m.)

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

RSVP: Reservations are required. Click here to make a reservation.

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org. Put “Member Orientation” in the subject of your email.

No guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through October 31, 2014) for admittance.

Oct 08 11:00am-1:00pm
New Mexico
The Brown Bag Learning Lunch is BackMore Info

Please join us for another Brown Bag Learning Lunch. It’s educational, informative and a great opportunity to connect with other SAG-AFTRA members.

When: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8

Where: Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd. NE, #114
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Talia Kosh, co-president of New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts will join us and provide insight into some of the legal considerations performers should take into account in our business as actors.

Bring your own brown bag lunch and come learn something new. We'll provide the water.

Questions can be directed to nm@sagaftra.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 legal 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.

Oct 08 7:00pm-9:00pm
Chicago
Next Performance of the SAG-AFTRA Senior Radio PlayersMore Info

When: 7 – 9 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Wednesday, Oct. 8

Where: Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph (at Michigan)

The Senior Radio Players are presenting two shows: The Great McGinty and The Great Gildersleeve.

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

Oct 09 9:30am-12:30pm
New York
SAVE THE DATE: New York Healthcare Safetynet Committee Presents Free Flu Shots, Oct. 9More Info

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 pm., Thursday, Oct. 9

OR

When: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7*
*Held in conjunction with the New York Health Fair

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

Free flu shots are provided by The Actors Fund supported by funding from the SAG Motion Pictures Player Welfare Fund and the AFTRA Foundation. Shots will be administered during each session on a first-come-first-served basis. There is no advance registration. Shots will be administered in a private room. 

Can’t make it to either date?

Click here for a list of additional dates flu shots are being offered at the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.

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 thru October 31, 2014) 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. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Oct 09 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, Oct. 9

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!

Oct 09 6:30pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
Get Your Discounted Tickets Now for Off the Record XIV: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh!More Info

Get Your Discounted Tickets Now for
Off the Record XIV: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh!
(Satirizing Pittsburgh for a Good Cause)

Come on out and see your fellow SAG-AFTRA performers and broadcasters on stage for the 14th annual Pittsburgh tradition, Off The Record, a musical satire lampooning Pittsburgh news and newsmakers while spoofing famous detectives from well-known literature and film.

See the 14th installment of Pittsburgh’s favorite musical satire unleash a half-dozen famous detectives on some of Pittsburgh’s most persistent mysteries! 

On this night, prominent Pittsburghers and media personalities will join forces with theater professionals to spoof the issues that have made Pittsburgh's headlines. This year's theme Mysteries of Pittsburgh will have our Pittsburgh Personalities portraying famous sleuths to solve some of Pittsburgh's mysteries while poking fun at the individuals that made these mysteries puzzling.

When: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
*6:30 p.m. Reception
8 p.m. Curtain

*Arrive early for a preshow reception in the Byham lobby featuring a cash bar and delicious hors d'oeuvres provided by local restaurants. 

Where: Byham Theater
101 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Presented by the SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local office (performers and broadcasters) and the Pittsburgh Newspaper Guild/CWA (writers); starring KDKA’s Ken Rice, emcee; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, prebuttalist; and a cast of dozens of SAG-AFTRA members and more.

Join us for an evening of laughter, mainly benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. 

Proceeds from this event also fund our Local’s Dan Mallinger Scholarship Fund, which benefited five SAG-AFTRA members and their children this year. 

Tickets: A special offer for SAG-AFTRA members only. Save $5 off regular price, limited amount available! Offer valid for up to four tickets per person. Offer available online only.
*Discount ends Sept. 30 - so order today!

Premium seating $70 with discount: first two-thirds of main floor and first several rows of mezzanine.  
Click here for Premium Seating
Regular seating $40 with discount: remainder of main floor and mezzanine.
Click here for Regular Seating
Gallery seating $20 with discount: gallery seats only.
Click here for Gallery Seating 

Tickets will be held at the Byham box office under the last name specified.
(Specific seats may be ordered through Pittsburgh Cultural Trust ticket office at trustarts.org/events or (412) 456-6666, but no discount will apply.)

Please visit www.offtherecordpgh.com for more information.

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 11 8:30am-2:00pm
Chicago
Chicago Local Diversity Committee Presents "Seize the Day: Brand & Market Yourself"More Info

When: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11

To be successful in today's workplace, it is critical that all learn to brand and market themselves. A famous quote supports this: "Luck is where preparation meets opportunity." Branding and marketing yourself creates luck.

Give yourself some leverage. Get educated in all the things relating to branding and marketing yourself. This event is open to SAG-AFTRA and AEA members in good standing.

Scheduled Presenters: Tony Castillo, Cedric Young and Craig Harris

Continental breakfast and a cold lunch are included.

RSVP to Kathy Byrne at kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org.

Park for $14 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 12-hour ticket for $14. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash only.

Oct 11-12 10:17am-6:00pm
New England
Boston Straeon October Intensive, Oct. 11 & 12More Info

When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 

Where: The Castle at Cabot Estates
241 Perkins Street
Boston, MA 02130

Join Boston Straeon at their October Weekend Intensive on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12 and have the chance to experience Boston Straeon’s team of coaches give you one-on-one feedback. This event promises numerous acting challenges designed to help actors step out of their comfort zone and perfect their skills and storytelling techniques. As an added bonus, Boston Straeon will also provide each actor with their screen footage for free.

To participate please email your headshot, resume, and demo reel to Boston@straeon.co. If this is your first time at the studio you may also observe/audit your first class for FREE either Saturday or Sunday!  

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.

Oct 13 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
Branding and Marketing Yourself for Success as a Singer in Chicago and Beyond!More Info

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, Oct. 13
Guest Presenters: Cindy Kurman Barrie and Lee Barrie of Kurman Communications, Inc.

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.

Oct 14 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
New Media Workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 14More Info

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14

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

A SAG-AFTRA new media business representative will explain the signatory documents and the process of signing a project.
 
Questions or to RSVP: Email newmediaevents@sagaftra.org

Oct 15 6:30pm
New York
Free for SAG-AFTRA Members: New-York Historical Society Presents An Evening with Hollywood Legend Nancy Kwan, Oct. 15More Info

When:  6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15

Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY

The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series presents An Evening with Hollywood Legend Nancy Kwan.

From her memorable role in The World of Suzie Wong to her remarkable performance in Flower Drum Song,  Nancy Kwan is one of the first actresses of Chinese descent to achieve fame in Western cinema, opening the doors for many actors to follow. In an intimate conversation with acclaimed producer Susan Lacy, Kwan recounts the defining moments of her memorable career and shares stories of influential friendships with icons such as Bruce Lee and Dean Martin, among others.

Reserving a Complimentary Ticket: Free for SAG-AFTRA members. Please use the discount code HOLLYWOOD14 when reserving your tickets. Contact New-York Historical Society’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268 to guarantee your seat. Call center is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. 

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Chinese American, Exclusion/Inclusion
Following the public program with Nancy Kwan attendees are invited to view the exhibition at 7:30 p.m.

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 19 9:00am
New York
Join the Actors & Artists Unite Team at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in New York, NY on Oct. 1More Info

Join the Actors & Artists Unite Team at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in New York, NY on Oct. 19

Join your fellow SAG-AFTRA members at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Norwalk CT on Sept. 28 and New York, NY on Oct. 19. 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.

Join us at the New York Walk to End Alzheimer's.

When: Sunday, Oct. 19
Registration at 9 a.m.
Ceremony at 10 a.m.
Walk at 11 a.m.

Where: Riverside Park
97th Street & Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025

Register today for the New York team by clicking here.

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.

Oct 19 2:30pm-5:30pm
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Stunt and Safety Committee is Proud to Support the 7th Annual Action Icon AwardsMore Info

When: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19

Where: Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Attend the Diamond in the RAW Foundation’s 7th Annual Action Icon Awards! The awards celebrate and honor women performers in the areas of Female Action-Oriented Celebrities, Stuntwomen and Extreme Sports Fanatics in the Entertainment Industry. Proceeds benefit the Diamond in the Raw Foundation, a non-profit devoted to empowering and transforming the lives of foster care and at-risk teen girls between the ages of 12 and 18 through the arts and S.T.E.A.M Education.

Cost: $125 ($100 for SAG-AFTRA Stunt Performers)

For more information/tickets visit www.actioniconawards.com.

Questions? Call (800) 566-4714, ext. 83.

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.

Oct 20 9:30am-6:00pm
Chicago
Tenth Annual Blood Drive with Free Flu ShotsMore Info

Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. Those of us blessed with good health can share it through donating blood -- to enable a premature baby to live, a burn victim to recover, a cancer patient to be treated, an accident victim to survive or a transplant candidate to have a life-saving surgery.

If you have avoided donating blood because you don't like needles, try this: With your thumb and forefinger, pinch the skin on the inside of your elbow joint. Regular blood donors say that's a pretty good simulation of what it feels like when you give blood. Won't you just give it a try -- and then if you think somebody's life is worth putting up with a little pinch, we'd love to sign you up for the SAG-AFTRA Blood Drive.

On Monday, Oct. 20, the Kaufherr Members Resource Center will host the 10th annual
SAG-AFTRA Chicago Blood Drive. The drive is open to SAG-AFTRA and AEA members, family and friends, agents and other industry pros, our labor brothers and sisters, and our neighbors in the building.

The need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And you'll feel good knowing you've helped change a life.

You must be 17 years old or older and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood. There is no upper age limit and most medications do not disqualify you from donating. Other restrictions may apply. If you have questions, please call the LifeSource Medical Help Desk at (877) 543-3768 or check out their website.

Noon to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20
KMRC
1 East Erie Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611

Free Flu Shots

Again this year, thanks to The Actors Fund, the event also includes free seasonal flu shots. Shots will be available from 9:30 a.m. - noon on a first come, first shot basis.

Please contact Kathy Byrne (312) 867-5508 or email kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org to register.

KMRC will be closed to other uses on Monday, Oct. 20.

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.

Note: The FDA imposes a number of donor registration restrictions. These restrictions, followed by LifeSource, 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.

Oct 20 6:00pm-9:00pm
San Francisco-Northern California
Fall 2014 General Membership MeetingMore Info

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20
*New Member Orientation begins at 5 p.m.

Where: Marriott Union Square Hotel
480 Sutter Street (between Powell and Stockton Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94104

Agenda:

  • Officer, committee and staff reports, BookPALS presentation
  • Special guest Will Durst with a comedy round-up
  • New TV/Theatrical Agreement summary
  • Commercial contract presentations
  • Surprise giveaways

Parking: Self-pay parking is available at the Sutter-Stockton Garage. Public transportation is available and encouraged.

This meeting 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. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR ADMITTANCE (paid through Oct. 31, 2014).

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
Snap, Crackle, Pop! Learn to Create Your Own Graphic MaterialsMore Info

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 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 07 12:00pm-4:00pm
New York
SAVE THE DATE: New York Healthcare Safetynet Committee Health Fair, Nov. 7More Info

When: Noon-4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7

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

Additional information to follow.

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 thru October 31, 2014) for admittance.

Nov 07 1:30pm-4:30pm
New York
SAVE THE DATE: New York Healthcare Safetynet Committee Presents Free Flu Shots, Nov. 7More Info

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 pm., Thursday, Oct. 9

OR

When: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7*
*Held in conjunction with the New York Health Fair

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

Free flu shots are provided by The Actors Fund supported by funding from the SAG Motion Pictures Player Welfare Fund and the AFTRA Foundation. Shots will be administered during each session on a first-come-first-served basis. There is no advance registration. Shots will be administered in a private room. 

Can’t make it to either date?

Click here for a list of additional dates flu shots are being offered at the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.

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 thru October 31, 2014) 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. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

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 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.

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.