Events

Aug 01 2:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Aug. 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
August 6 August 1
September 3 September 5
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.
Aug 02-03 12:00am-11:59pm
New Orleans
NOVAC to Offer Free Film Training Program in On-Set SafetyMore Info

New Orleans Local Members, LFEA extends an invitation to SAG-AFTRA members to participate in this free on-set safety training program. This opportunity is being extended to SAG-AFTRA members with an interest in growing their knowledge of safety on set. When registering, please put “SAG-AFTRA Member” in the subject line.

NOVAC to host film crew safety training in partnership with the City of New Orleans and Louisiana Film Entertainment Association.

When: Saturday, Aug. 2 and Sunday, Aug. 3 

Where: Musicians Union Hall
2401 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana - The New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), along with its partners in the City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Film Entertainment Association is pleased to announce its next training program: OSHA 10 Safety Certification Workshop, a two-day course scheduled August 2 and 3 at Musicians Union Hall 2401 Esplanade Ave., designed to teach the basic safety protocol required by law to ensure the safety of every crew member on set. The class is designed to educate film trades workers, as well as producers, production coordinators, and unit production managers on feature, television, and commercial film sets. 

“We’re happy to be providing essential training for Louisiana’s above the line and below the line film crews,” says Darcy McKinnon, Executive Director of NOVAC. “Given recent high-profile onset injuries and death on out-of-state film sets, we want Louisiana to be at the forefront of film production safety.” 

OSHA 10 Safety Certification Workshop is a free competitive program with limited enrollment. Individuals interested in attending can send their resume to workforce@novacvideo.org or via mail to NOVAC, 532 Louisa Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 25. Upon receipt of your resume, NOVAC will contact you about acceptance and more details about the program. 

“The City of New Orleans is committed to ensuring our local film productions benefit the community,” said Scott Hutcheson, of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy. “With the tremendous support of our partners, we look forward to continuing to build safe on-set work environments.” NOVAC’s Film Industry Workforce Training Program is designed for Louisiana residents seeking long-term careers in the growing local film industry. The NOVAC Film Industry Workforce Training Program is funded through partnerships with local government and local organizations seeking to support a thriving film community here in New Orleans. This OSHA training is brought to you through support of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy and the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association, along with IATSE Local 478. 

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.

Aug 03 6:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTA Member Discount to Museum of the Moving Image Presents: "The Hundred-Foot Journey" & Tribute to Om Puri, Aug. 3More Info

When: 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3

Where: Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue (at 37th Street)
Astoria, NY

The Hundred Foot Journey & Tribute to Om Puri, with Om Puri in person! Moderated by Madhur Jaffrey.

Om Puri, the prolific and internationally renowned actor known for such films as Ardh Satya, East Is East, My Son the Fanatic, Mirch Masala, and AK 47, will be the focus of a special tribute program, including a conversation and clips from some of his finest films, followed by a preview screening of his latest film The Hundred-Foot Journey, in which he co-stars with Helen Mirren. In this adaptation of the beloved book by Richard C. Morais, directed by Lasse Hallström (My Life as a Dog), the opening of a new Indian restaurant in the south of France next to a famous Michelin-starred eatery is cause for an all-out war between the two establishments. As the patriarch of a family displaced from their native India, Om Puri gives one of his most memorable performances. 

Tickets: $20 public / $12 Museum members. SAG-AFTRA members can receive the member rate ($12) using the code MomiCorp2 at checkout, by calling (718) 777-6800, or by presenting their SAG-AFTRA cards at the admissions desk. 

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

Aug 04 6:00pm-7:30pm
Michigan
A SAG-AFTRA Double-Header Evening, Aug. 4: Self-Filming Your Own Audition Presented by Peter Tocco, 6-7:30 p.m.More Info

You are Invited to
A SAG-AFTRA Double-Header Evening
Monday, Aug. 4

Please join us for two new and exciting events! 

[1] Self-Filming Your Own Audition Presented by Peter Tocco, 6-7:30 p.m.
[2] SAG-AFTRA Salon: Premiere, 7:30-9 p.m.


[1] Self-Filming Your Own Audition Presented by Peter Tocco, 6-7:30 p.m.

 When: 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4

Where: Affirmations – Second Floor, Room 204/205
290 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, 48220

(Parking is available in the back of the building via pay stations. The spaces at the back wall offer more available hours.)

As technology grows, so does your opportunities for work both here and in other markets. Learn the do’s and don’ts of self-taping. Self-taping, if done right, can take your career to the next level. If done poorly, it can set you back. Learn the difference and become a more competitive actor!

Peter Tocco has been a member of SAG-AFTRA for over 20 years. He has numerous commercial, Co-Ed projects, and many film credits to his name. He was also the producer of the award winning children’s television show My Bed Bugs.

RSVP to michigan@sagaftra.org


[2] SAG-AFTRA Salon: Premiere, 7:30-9 p.m.

 When: 7:30-9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4

Where: Affirmations – Main Floor, Café
290 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, 48220

(Parking is available in the back of the building via pay stations. The spaces at the back wall offer more available hours.)

Do you have something you're working on that you want to try out in front of a live audience? Have you wanted to stretch yourself and try something new and challenging? Whether you're getting ready for an audition, wanting to try stand-up comedy, or honing your craft, now you have a safe, friendly environment where you can work on your chops.

Bring all items you need for your act. Music can be played as back-up. There is also a grand piano available, but it is across from the stage on the far side of the room. 

Refreshments or light meals can be purchased inexpensively in the Main Floor Café.

RSVP to michigan@sagaftra.org


These workshops are only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA Michigan Local 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 October 30, 2014 for admittance.

 

 

These workshops are not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshops 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 workshops.

Aug 04 7:00pm
New England
New England August Conservatory August 4More Info
New England August Conservatory August 4
Master the Art of Choosing Your Acting Class
Acting classes help actors perfect their craft, expand their repertoire, develop special talents and address problem areas. But among the plethora of classes, how does one choose the right learning environment with the right coach, method, format, or level of intensity? Have you ever wished for a little sneak peek before choosing a class? SAG-AFTRA New England is pleased to provide an interactive session featuring representatives from a number of local acting classes. Panelists will describe their methods, techniques, philosophies and formats. Brief demonstrations, with audience participation, will be provided!
When: 7 p.m., Monday, August 4, 2014 
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: SAG-AFTRA New England Office
20 Park Plaza, Suite 822
Boston, MA 02116
Panel:
Mike Descoteaux, Artistic Director, ImprovBoston 
Scott Fielding, Founding Director, Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston
Jeremy Brothers, Artistic Director, Improv Asylum
Norm Laviolette, Co-Founder, Improv Asylum
Fee: $10
RSVP: Please register here.
This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.
Aug 04 7:30pm-9:00pm
Michigan
A SAG-AFTRA Double-Header Evening, Aug. 4: SAG-AFTRA Salon: Premiere, 7:30-9 p.m.More Info

You are Invited to
A SAG-AFTRA Double-Header Evening
Monday, Aug. 4

Please join us for two new and exciting events! 

[1] Self-Filming Your Own Audition Presented by Peter Tocco, 6-7:30 p.m.
[2] SAG-AFTRA Salon: Premiere, 7:30-9 p.m.


[1] Self-Filming Your Own Audition Presented by Peter Tocco, 6-7:30 p.m.

 When: 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4

Where: Affirmations – Second Floor, Room 204/205
290 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, 48220

(Parking is available in the back of the building via pay stations. The spaces at the back wall offer more available hours.)

As technology grows, so does your opportunities for work both here and in other markets. Learn the do’s and don’ts of self-taping. Self-taping, if done right, can take your career to the next level. If done poorly, it can set you back. Learn the difference and become a more competitive actor!

Peter Tocco has been a member of SAG-AFTRA for over 20 years. He has numerous commercial, Co-Ed projects, and many film credits to his name. He was also the producer of the award winning children’s television show My Bed Bugs.

RSVP to michigan@sagaftra.org


[2] SAG-AFTRA Salon: Premiere, 7:30-9 p.m.

 When: 7:30-9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4

Where: Affirmations – Main Floor, Café
290 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, 48220

(Parking is available in the back of the building via pay stations. The spaces at the back wall offer more available hours.)

Do you have something you're working on that you want to try out in front of a live audience? Have you wanted to stretch yourself and try something new and challenging? Whether you're getting ready for an audition, wanting to try stand-up comedy, or honing your craft, now you have a safe, friendly environment where you can work on your chops.

Bring all items you need for your act. Music can be played as back-up. There is also a grand piano available, but it is across from the stage on the far side of the room. 

Refreshments or light meals can be purchased inexpensively in the Main Floor Café.

RSVP to michigan@sagaftra.org


These workshops are only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA Michigan Local 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 October 30, 2014 for admittance.

 

 

These workshops are not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshops 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 workshops.

Aug 05 4:00pm-6:00pm
Seattle
TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting
4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion.

When: 4 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Where: SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local office
123 Boylston Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102

Please RSVP by contacting Chris Comte at (206) 282-2506, or by email at chris.comte@sagaftra.org.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru Oct. 31, 2014.

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623.

Aug 05 4:00pm-6:00pm
Los Angeles
TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting
4 - 6 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Session I: 4 - 6 p.m.
Session II: 7 - 9 p.m.

Where: SAG-AFTRA – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated. Please adhere to all posted parking regulations. SAG-AFTRA is not responsible for illegally parked vehicles.

Please click here to RSVP.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru Oct. 31, 2014.

Please note: All bags larger than 14” in any dimension, (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc.) will be prohibited from entry into the meeting.

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623.

Aug 05 4:00pm-6:00pm
San Francisco-Northern California
TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting
4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion.

When: 4 - 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Where: SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local Office
350 San Sansome Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104
(cross streets California/Sacramento)

Please RSVP by contacting Vicki Balich at (415) 874-4951 or by email at vicki.balich@sagaftra.org.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru October 31, 2014.

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623.

Aug 05 6:00pm-8:00pm
Dallas Fort Worth
TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting
6 p.m. (CDT), Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion.

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Where: SAG-AFTRA Conference Room
15110 Dallas Parkway, Suite 440
Dallas, TX 75248
(Northeast corner of Beltline and Tollway in Bank of America building)
Free parking

Please RSVP by contacting Sheila Cooper at (214) 363-8300, or by email at dallasrsvp@sagaftra.org.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru October 31, 2014.

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623.

Aug 05 6:00pm-9:00pm
Chicago
Chicago Local TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

ATTENTION SAG-AFTRA CHICAGO LOCAL MEMBERS

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting

6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion.  Dinner will be served.

When: 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Where: SAG-AFTRA
1 E. Erie, Suite 650
Chicago, IL

Please RSVP by contacting Kathy Byrne at (312) 867-5508 or by email at kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru October 31, 2014. 

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623. 

Aug 05 6:00pm-8:00pm
New Orleans
TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting, Aug. 5More Info

ATTENTION SAG-AFTRA NEW ORLEANS LOCAL MEMBERS

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting

6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion.

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Where: Location will be provided by email when you submit your RSVP.

Please RSVP by contacting Linda Dowell at (214) 363-8300, ext. 1, or by email at neworleans@sagaftra.org.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru October 31, 2014.

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623.

Aug 05 7:00pm-9:00pm
New York
New York Local TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

ATTENTION SAG-AFTRA NEW YORK LOCAL MEMBERS

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting

7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

 On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion. 

When: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

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

RSVP Required. Please click here to make a reservation. 

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru October 31, 2014. 

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623. 

Aug 05 7:00pm-9:00pm
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Local TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

ATTENTION SAG-AFTRA PHILADELPHIA LOCAL MEMBERS

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting

7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion. 

When: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Where: SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Office
230 S. Broad Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA
(Corner of Broad and Locust; use Locust Street entrance)

Please RSVP by contacting Lynn Koenigsberg at (215) 732-0507, or by email at lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org. Please note you must RSVP to attend the webinar.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru October 31, 2014. 

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623. 

Aug 05 7:00pm-9:00pm
Atlanta
Atlanta Local TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

ATTENTION SAG-AFTRA ATLANTA LOCAL MEMBERS

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting

7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion. 

When: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Where: SAG-AFTRA
455 East Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 334
Atlanta, GA 30305

Please RSVP by contacting Melissa Goodman at (404) 239-0131 Ext. 11 or by email at melissa.goodman@sagaftra.org.  

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru October 31, 2014. 

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623. 

Aug 05 7:00pm-9:00pm
Washington-Mid Atlantic
Washington - Mid Atlantic Local TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

SAG-AFTRA WASHINGTON MID – ATLANTIC LOCAL MEMBERS

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting

7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion. 

When: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Where: SAG-AFTRA Office
7735 Old Georgetown Road – Suite 950
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Please RSVP by contacting Mitzi Christian at (301) 657-2560, Ext. 4851, or by email at mitzi.christian@sagaftra.org

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru October 31, 2014. 

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623. 

Aug 05 7:00pm-9:00pm
Miami
Miami Local TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

ATTENTION SAG-AFTRA MIAMI LOCAL MEMBERS

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting

7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion. 

When: 7–9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Where: SAG-AFTRA Miami Local Office
7300 N. Kendall Dr. Suite 620
Miami, FL 33150

Please RSVP by contacting Susana Carrillo at (305) 663-7092 or by email at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru October 31, 2014. 

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623. 

Aug 05 7:00pm-9:00pm
New England
New England Local TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

ATTENTION SAG-AFTRA NEW ENGLAND LOCAL MEMBERS

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting

7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion. 

When: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

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

You must RSVP by contacting the SAG-AFTRA office at (617) 262-8001 or newengland@sagaftra.org

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru October 31, 2014. 

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623. 

Aug 05 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Francisco-Northern California
TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar MeetingMore Info

TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting
7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion.

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Where: SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local Office
350 San Sansome Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104
(cross streets California/Sacramento)

Please RSVP by contacting Vicki Balich at (415) 874-4951 or by email at vicki.balich@sagaftra.org.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru October 31, 2014.

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623.

Aug 05 7:00pm-9:00pm
Portland
TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting, Aug. 5More Info

ATTENTION SAG-AFTRA PORTLAND LOCAL MEMBERS
TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting
7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

On July 12, 2014, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the AMPTP. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreements covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production. The tentative deal unifies SAG and AFTRA television contracts under a new 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement. In addition, the first industry-wide agreement for performers in basic cable production is now incorporated into the new Television Agreement.

Members who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard on July 23, 2014 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

You are invited to an informational webinar meeting on the proposed TV/Theatrical Contracts and the strong pay increases and solid workplace protections for the members who work under it. This webinar will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion.

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

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

Please RSVP by contacting Chris Comte at (206) 282-2506 or by email at chris.comte@sagaftra.org.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. 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. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru Oct. 31, 2014.

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email contracts2014@sagaftra.org or call (800) 518-6623.

Aug 06 1:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Aug. 6More 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
August 6 August 1
September 3 September 5
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.
Aug 11 9:00am
Miami
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Invites You to an Informative Presentation, "Why Unions Still Matter"More Info

Every day unions and their members are under attack. While corporate profits and executive salaries soar, American workers face disappearing pensions, increased hours and declining wages.

Many say unions have outlived their usefulness. Nothing could be further from the truth! Why Unions Still Matter, an informative and enlightening presentation, developed by the Labor Education Program at the University of Arkansas Little Rock in conjunction with the IATSE, makes the case that strong unions are an essential component of a strong and stable economy. 

IATSE members who have seen this presentation have given it great reviews and say that it explains their history and invigorates workers to be more involved in their locals and in the union movement.

When: 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 3312

Cost: Free 

For additional information, contact IATSE at (954) 202-2624

Everyone welcome!  Bring family, friends, and neighbors!

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

Aug 12 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
New Media WorkshopMore Info

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12

Where
: SAG-AFTRA – 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

Aug 12 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Network Code Caucus for Stand-Ins, Tuesday, Aug. 12More Info

SAG-AFTRA Announces Network Television Code W&W Caucus for Stand-Ins
to be Held in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 12

All SAG-AFTRA members who work the Network Television Code as Stand-Ins, such as on awards shows and variety shows, are invited to attend this caucus. The purpose of this caucus is to hear the issues and concerns from the membership regarding the upcoming Network Television Code negotiations. This agreement expires on Nov. 15, 2014. The caucus is open to all paid-up members and participation will be limited only by fire rules. Come early and please bring your current membership card (paid thru Oct. 31, 2014) for admittance.

The Network Television Code covers non-dramatic programs, daytime serials, variety, quiz, game, reality, talk, news, sports programs and promotional announcements. For details on upcoming Network Code W&W 2014 meetings, please visit the SAG-AFTRA website at SAGAFTRA.org.

Stand-Ins Caucus Scheduled in Los Angeles:

TOPIC: Network Television Code Contract Negotiations

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
 

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

Your participation is vital to a contract negotiation responsive to the working members. Thank you for your time.

Performers who work this agreement and who are not located in Los Angeles and yet happen to find themselves in Los Angeles on the day of the caucus are invited to attend.

Date and time subject to change. Notice will be given of any changes.

Email Suggestions - Can’t make it to the caucus? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2014@sagaftra.org. Recommendations must be received by Sept. 5, 2014.

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

 

Aug 13 6:00pm-9:30pm
Los Angeles
Voice AwardsMore Info

When: Wednesday, Aug. 13
6 p.m. Partner-sponsored Meet and Greet at West Lobby and Ahmanson Terrace
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Awards Program at Royce Hall Theater

Where
: Royce Hall UCLA North Campus
340 Royce Dr.
Westwood, CA 90095

Join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) and its Voice Award program partners to honor television and film professionals and community leaders for their contribution to behavioral health understanding.  Our entertainment industry partners include the Writers Guild of America West, SAG-AFTRA, the Producers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Creative Coalition and the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors.
Parking and admission are free to all invited guests. ID may be required. No dress code, but business attire is preferred.

RSVP by Aug. 8 to Barbara Demming Lurie at blurie@mhmp.org and give name and name of guest(s) or register online at www.regonline.com/2014VoiceAwards.

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.

Aug 14 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Presents: The Signatory 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, Aug. 14

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 2013 Workshop Schedule, please visit:http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

Aug 14 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
Low Budget Signatory Contract WorkshopMore Info

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14

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.

Aug 14 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Francisco-Northern California
Free Conservatory Workshop with Kindrid ParkerMore Info

San Francisco Conservatory Presents
Film Acting and Cinematic Glamour
with Kindrid Parker

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14

Where: Shelton Studios
533 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA

Public transportation is available and encouraged. There is limited self-pay street parking and self-pay parking garages in the area.

Cost: There is no charge for this event.

Class Description: Kindrid Parker is a filmmaker and educator devoted to professional cinematic vision with a hands-on approach. Come learn the craft of filmmaking, basic terminology and fundamental techniques of directing, producing and storytelling. Whether you are a novice or a veteran, this workshop will bring you behind-the-scenes with Last Wave Film, a video production studio and creative agency which handles all aspects of production, from script to screen.

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

  • Class size is limited to 30 members.
  • Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond, with preference being given to those who have not attended Conservatory events in the past year.
  • 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 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.

Kindrid Parker is a writer, award-winning filmmaker and a founding member of Last Wave Film. Kindrid grew up in Columbia, South Carolina writing stories and experimenting with Super 8 film, video tape and audio recording. In 1992, he made his way to San Francisco and began his creative career publishing fiction and experimental prose through a number of literary journals, including the post-punk, rogue publication 3AM and the surrealist cornerstone The Walrus. His voice as a writer and longtime experimentation with film naturally met, and in early 2007, Kindrid started Last Wave Film. Kindrid's films are literary, visceral, hypnotic and fitful, operating according to the rhythms and logic of the id. When he is not writing or directing films, Kindrid teaches film production and film acting at the Shelton Studios in San Francisco.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing – no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. Please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2014) 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.

Aug 16 10:00am-6:00pm
New England
Boston Straeon August Weekend Intensive with Jock MacDonaldMore Info

When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17

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

Join Boston Straeon at their August Weekend Intensive on Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17 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.  

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

Aug 19 10:30am
Philadelphia
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of KYW Newsradio 1060 and CBS3More Info

When: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19

Where: CBS Broadcast Center
1555 Hamilton Street (near 16th and Spring Garden)
Philadelphia, PA

You hear your fellow SAG-AFTRA members on radio and see them on television, but do you ever wonder how a broadcast newsroom really operates? Join SAG-AFTRA Board member Ed (Skip) Fischer for a behind-the-scenes tour of KYW Newsradio and CBS3 television.

Skip is a longtime broadcaster with more than 40 years of experience, the last 13 of them running the KYW website. On Tuesday, Aug. 19, we will be visiting the KYW/CBS3 studios, meeting some of the on-air reporters, and reviewing the SAG-AFTRA Broadcast contract to better orient SAG-AFTRA members who would like more information about broadcast shops in our area.

RSVP: SPACE IS LIMITED. Email Lynn Koenigsberg at lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org if you’re interested in attending or have other questions about the event.  

Aug 19 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Overcoming Performance ParalysisMore Info

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19
Where: SAG-AFTRA
James Cagney Boardroom, Lobby Level
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Nerves and anxiety sometimes wreak havoc on a performer’s preparation for a role, performance or job. Freezing at the most important time in a performer’s career can become a cycle that can be hard to break. In this seminar, Dr. Eda Gorbis will discuss how performers can work through their anxiety, nerves and fears to overcome these challenges and create more opportunities to audition and perform without fear. This event is presented by the Los Angeles Local. The evening will be moderated by Los Angeles Local Board Member, Michael Bell.

Click here to RSVP.

Questions? Call (323) 634-8277.

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

Aug 20 6:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Date Change: SAG-AFTRA Member Orientation - Evening SessionMore Info

When: 6 - 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20
Where: SAG-AFTRA
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

If you have not been to an orientation before or would like to reorient yourself with the services provided by SAG-AFTRA, this meeting is for you. Your attendance is required for the entire meeting if you would like to receive a Conservatory application outside of the open enrollment period.

No RSVP necessary. Click here for more information.

Questions? Call (323) 634-8277.

Aug 21 5:00pm
New York
SAG Foundation October 2014 Short Film Showcase, New York - Deadline: Thursday, Aug. 21More Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states EAST (not West) of the Mississippi

20 minute limit – including credits. Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract. No cost to submit. Filmmaker must be present at screening.

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 21 5:30pm
New England
New England Local Members: SAG Foundation NY Short Film Showcase Now Accepting SubmissionsMore Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.

 

  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening

 

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 21 5:30pm
Michigan
Michigan Local Members: SAG Foundation NY Short Film Showcase Now Accepting SubmissionsMore Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.

 

  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening

 

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 21 5:30pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Members: SAG Foundation NY Short Film Showcase Now Accepting SubmissionsMore Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.

 

  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening

 

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 21 5:30pm
Washington-Mid Atlantic
Washington - Mid Atlantic Local Members: SAG Foundation NY Short Film Showcase Now Accepting SubmissionsMore Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.

 

  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening

 

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 21 5:30pm
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Local Members: SAG Foundation NY Short Film Showcase Now Accepting SubmissionsMore Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.

 

  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening

 

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 21 5:30pm
Atlanta
Atlanta Local Members: SAG Foundation NY Short Film Showcase Now Accepting SubmissionsMore Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.

 

  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening

 

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 21 5:30pm
Miami
Miami Local Members: SAG Foundation NY Short Film Showcase Now Accepting SubmissionsMore Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.

 

  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening

 

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 21 5:30pm
New Orleans
New Orleans Local Members: SAG Foundation NY Short Film Showcase Now Accepting SubmissionsMore Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.

 

  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening

 

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 21 5:30pm
Nashville
Nashville Local Members: SAG Foundation NY Short Film Showcase Now Accepting SubmissionsMore Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.

 

  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening

 

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 21 5:30pm
Chicago
Chicago Local Members: SAG Foundation NY Short Film Showcase Now Accepting SubmissionsMore Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.

 

  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening

 

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 21 5:30pm
Twin Cities
Twin Cities Local Members: SAG Foundation NY Short Film Showcase Now Accepting SubmissionsMore Info

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.

 

  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening

 

Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned. 

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

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.

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.

Aug 23 10:00am-1:30pm
Miami
Miami Local Members Receive a Discount for the Stephen Book Workshop in OrlandoMore Info

Stephen Book, a top Hollywood acting teacher/coach and author, will lead an acting workshop in Improvisation Technique for script acting with memorized lines. Exercises will include: improvising a character’s thinking; improvising emotions; and active listening.

When: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Workshop may be extended up to an additional 30 minutes if necessary.

Where: Nova Southeastern University
4850 Millenia Blvd.; Room 111
Orlando, FL 32839

Cost:  $30 for SAG-AFTRA members in good standing / $60 for all other Performers

NOT FOR CHILDREN 

Dress Code:  Dress for easy movement, sneakers recommended.

To Register:  Please contact Susana Carrillo at (305) 670-7677 ext. 7092 or via email at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org

Seating is limited. You must reserve a seat in order to be admitted to this class and all reservations will be secured on a first come, first served basis.

About Stephen Book
The Stephen Book Acting Workshop in Hollywood is in its 29th year. 

Stephen Book’s students include William Hurt, Rita Moreno, George Carlin, Sanaa Lathan, Maura Tierney, Carla Gugino, Kurtwood Smith, Marg Helgenberger, David Boreanaz, Mark Valley, Larry Drake, Tim Matheson, Tate Donovan, William Schallert, Val Kilmer, Adam Ferrara, Kathleen Rose Perkins and others.

Stephen is the author of BOOK ON ACTING Improvisation Technique for the Professional Actor in Film, Theater & Television

"Stephen Book manages to articulate a technique that both allows the actor to be specific in silence and active and emotionally affective when speaking. He helps you tap into that endless well which is human."--Viola Davis

"Improvisation is essential to acting and Book is a terrific teacher." --William Hurt

He is a former long-time faculty member of The Juilliard School and has also taught at The Globe Shakespeare Center in London, and Gittes (the state theater school of Russia) in Moscow. He co-designed with Viola Spolin, the Spolin Theater Game Center, and served as its executive director and principal teacher.

He is also the author of THE ACTOR TAKES A MEETING How to Interview Successfully with Agents, Managers, Producers, and Casting Directors.

A theater director, his productions have been seen Off and Off-Off-Broadway and in Regional and university theaters, including: Circle in the Square, Los Angeles Actors Theater, Washington Theater Club, Stanford Repertory Theater, Equity Library Theater, New Dramatists, Festival Theatre of Texas, Princeton, Brown, Sarah Lawrence College, U.S.C., and the Theater of Dionysus in Athens.

For more information about Stephen and Improvisation Technique, please visit: www.stephenbook.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. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Aug 31 1:10pm-5:00pm
Chicago
Union Day at the Chicago White SoxMore Info

Aug. 31 is Union Day at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox are offering specially priced tickets to union members, their families and friends. After a 30-50 percent discount, tickets range from $5 to $25.
 
White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers
1:10 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, August 31
U.S. Cellular Field
 
This is also a Family Sunday game, including several special activities for kids. Former White Sox manager Tony La Russa will be honored during a pregame ceremony.
 
More information and tickets are available at whitesox.com/union.
 
Please note, orders will not be redeemed at the U.S. Cellular Field ticket windows or the White Sox administrative offices.
 
This event is being produced and administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA.

Sep 01 10:00am-5:00pm
Portland
SAG-AFTRA Portland Local Proud Sponsor of Northwest Oregon Labor Council Labor Day PicnicMore Info

Save the date! The SAG-AFTRA Portland Local Board of Directors cordially invites you to celebrate Labor Day with your union brothers and sisters at the annual Northwest Oregon Labor Council (NOLC) Labor Day Picnic at Oaks Amusement Park!

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 1
Where: Oaks Amusement Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202

Cost: Access to the park is free-of-charge and tickets will be available for purchase for games, food and beverages

Who can attend: Open to all union families and friends

The Portland Local has signed on as an event sponsor this year and your participation is encouraged! The event will provide full access to rides and amenities, and a special slate of entertainment beginning at 1 p.m. For more information, please contact the NOLC offices at (503) 235-9444 or via email at nolc@qwestoffice.net.

See you there!

Sep 03 1:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Sept. 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
September 3 September 5
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.
Sep 05 2:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Sept.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
September 3 September 5
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.
Sep 06 12:00am-11:59pm
New England
Save the Date: Mass Media Expo 2014More Info

The Massachusetts Production Coalition is having its annual Mass Media Expo.

When: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Where: WGBH Boston
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

Be on the lookout for upcoming information about MPC’s expo. 

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.