Events

Jan 21 12:00pm-1:00pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
#Actors Life: Understanding and Navigating Social Media for Performers - Level 1, Jan. 21More Info

#Actors Life: Understanding and Navigating Social Media for Performers - Level 1, Jan. 21

Join us this Saturday for the online conservatory workshop #Actors Life: Understanding and Navigating Social Media for Performers - Level 1 taught by Moly DuBelle.

When: Noon - 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21

Where: Webinar using Zoom

This one-hour workshop will be followed by a one-hour Q&A. 

To register, email jess.speaker@sagaftra.org.

Jan 24-26 10:00am-5:00pm
New York
Online Registration for Grant Wilfley Casting, Inc. is Now Available!More Info

Grant Wilfley Casting, Inc. has launched a web-based registration system called Fancastic. Registration remains free, but is now available on your computer or tablet.

To begin the registration process, please visit: http://gwcnyc.com/fancastic.php

For any site specific issues, please email GWCI's IT department directly at: webmaster@gwcnyc.com

Need Further Assistance?
If you are unable to register online and/or you need further assistance in completing your online registration, SAG-AFTRA is offering in-person support at the SAG-AFTRA office on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and Thursday, January 26, 2017. Please be advised that you must sign up in advance for a designated time slot.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

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

RSVP Required: Click a time below to sign up for one of the following sessions:
(Dates and times are subject to change)

Tuesday, Jan. 24
10 - 11 a.m.
11 a.m. - Noon
Noon - 1 p.m.
2 - 3 p.m.
3 - 4 p.m.
4 - 5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 26
10 - 11 a.m.
11 a.m. - Noon
Noon - 1 p.m.
2 - 3 p.m.
3 - 4 p.m.
4 - 5 p.m.

Please Note:

  • These appointments are for computer assistance only.
  • We ask that you email your photo(s) to a personal email address prior to your arrival. During your support session, you will have the opportunity to access your email account on a general browser, so that you can save and upload the attachment(s). If you do not have access to email, or you are otherwise unable to email photos to yourself, please save your photo(s) to a USB drive and bring it with you.
  • Be sure to bring all information that you may need to complete the registration process. (For example, you may need to provide some or all of the following: your address, email address, SAG-AFTRA #, the type of unexpired and valid identification you use as required for completion of an I-9 form, a valid NY Child Performer Work Permit, clothing sizes, etc.)

Questions about your appointment? Email amanda.mcgrath@sagaftra.org

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

Jan 24 11:00am-1:00pm
Los Angeles
Sight Singing Classes - 6 Week CourseMore Info

When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24
Registration Deadline Jan. 16

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
Frank Maxwell Board Room-Lobby Level

5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles is pleased to announce the next series of sight singing classes with Gerald White as instructor. These classes are geared toward professional singers and designed for learning to sing at sight. The sessions will cover reading music and performing what is on paper.

Prerequisite: Sight singing is a skill which first requires a singer to be able to match pitch easily and navigate their voice as a singer really well. You must be able to match pitch and sing an 8 note major scale before entering into any of the classes.

Class Schedule: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Beginner: Tuesdays
  • Intermediate: Wednesdays
  • Advanced: Thursdays

About Gerald White:
Gerald White, current Chair of the LA Local and National Singers Committee, is a professional voice and keyboards instructor. He is a successful SAG-AFTRA session singer/player and a composer/arranger. His recent credits include The Voice, Glee, Oblivion, Family Guy, Spiderman, Men in Black 2, X-men 2, Matrix Reloaded, Polar Express, Happy Feet and License to Wed among others.

Cost: $95 for SAG-AFTRA and Equity members. No refunds after the first class for any reason.

You must Register to attend. Spaces are limited.

Click here for more information and to register.

Questions? (310) 430-4802

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. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Sound Recordings team at (310) 430-4802 with the accommodation you are requesting.

Jan 25 12:00pm-10:00pm
Los Angeles
Greet The SAG Awards' Actor® and His Special Friends in Person at The Grove on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017More Info

Iconic statue takes a detour to meet his fans en route to the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

LOS ANGELES (January 11, 2017) – Get up close to a Hollywood icon! On Wednesday, Jan. 25 at noon, The Actor® statue will pause on his way to the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® and visit The Grove, Caruso’s award-winning retail, dining and lifestyle destination in Los Angeles. He will have a couple of his Hollywood friends with him – come on by to find out who!

Media and fans alike are invited to Greet The Actor® in person, in person at The Park at The Grove from noon until 10 p.m., where he promises to pose for photos and even selfies. He doesn’t give autographs, though – after all, he’s a nearly 10-foot-tall sibling of the coveted Actor® statuette presented to SAG Award honorees, so his hands are carrying the metaphorical masks of his profession.

The larger-than-life Actor® and his brothers will next be seen presiding over the red carpet, the stage, the media rooms and the Post-Awards Gala at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).

The touring Actor® is one of seven, two of which are new this year, created in the likeness of the 12-inch tall, 16-pound solid bronze Actor® statuettes to be presented in recognition of outstanding performances during calendar year 2016. Each of the giant Actors is 8.5 feet tall, not including its plinth. The first five large Actors®, which were created at Scenario Design in Los Angeles, made their debut at the 9th Annual SAG Awards®. The newest Actors® to join this distinguished family of giants were created at California Art Products Co. in Los Angeles.

Jan 26 8:00am-12:00pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
Film Day at the General Assembly in RichmondMore Info

Please join in this effort spearheaded by the Virginia Production Alliance to support film and TV in the Commonwealth.

The VPA is hosting the annual Film Day on Capitol Hill - an opportunity to educate lawmakers about the importance of our industry for the state’s economy.  As the only organization in the state representing Virginia’s film and television production community, The VPA has been instrumental in securing critical legislation including film incentives that have been used to assist Virginia filmmakers and have helped to recruit numerous film projects to Virginia. This year we are lobbying in support of two very important initiatives:  the extension of our tax credit legislation and our sales and use tax exemption through 2022. 
 
What happens on Film Day:
The Virginia Production Alliance will have a display area in the lobby of the General Assembly Building (GAB) which is where the Senators, Delegates and their staffs have their offices.  We will be spending the morning talking to people in the lobby, and will also visit the lawmakers and their Legislative Assistants.  This is a highly effective way to get our message across and can really have a positive impact.  If you’re apprehensive about talking to your lawmakers – don’t worry! Most people are at first, but there will be experienced VPA members on hand to guide you through the process.  The event will be from 8 a.m. – noon, but the earlier you get there, the better chance you will have to talk to someone who can help.

When:  8 a.m. - noon, Thursday, Jan. 26
Where: General Assembly Building (located on the corner of 9th and Broad Streets in downtown Richmond)
201 N 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

  • Park wherever you can – there’s on-street parking and several parking lots in the area. Parking in downtown Richmond is not easy, but it can be done.  The closest pay lots are on 8th and Grace Street and 7th and Marshall Street. 
  • Enter the GAB through doors facing the capitol. You will need to go through security so be sure to bring ID.
  • The VPA area will be on your right – we’ll be the ones with Krispy Kreme donuts and popcorn!

How to prepare:
It would be helpful if you came knowing the names of your Senator and Delegate.  It’s simple to find this information on the General Assembly website at www.virginiageneralassembly.gov, but someone can help you find them when you arrive as well.
 
There are lots of statistics that show how important film production is to the state.  We’ll provide those for you, and we’ve also made sure all the lawmakers have them too.  For example, the industry employs 3900 Virginians and has an economic impact of $615.6 million. The three seasons of TURN that wasshot in Virginia, had a total economic impact of $175 million and is back to shoot season 4. Virginia is known as a great place to film – but we need incentive funding to be competitive. 

However – as compelling as the statistics are, we have heard from our lawmakers that personal stories are even more persuasive. Please think about how working in the film industry has impacted you personally and the people and businesses around you. Do you want to work in Virginia because your family is here? Are you a student who wants to stay in your home state to work? Does your work benefit local businesses like caterers, antique stores, hardware stores or rental companies?  How? These kinds of stories can really resonate with lawmakers.
The message:
Our message is simple. We are grateful for the support the General Assembly has shown in the past for film incentives and our industry. Film incentives have helped us bring important projects to the state as Loving (currently in theatres), Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, National Geographic’s Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, Big Stone Gap in Wise County, Wish You Well in Giles County and Captain Phillips in Hampton Roads, in addition to numerous in-state film and commercial projects. Currently the state is interested in series television production like TURN: Washington’s Spies and the PBS Series Mercy Street because these kinds of projects stay longer and hire more Virginians than the typical film projects.  The bottom line – film and television production is a growth industry, and Virginia is poised to become a larger player.  Incentives will help to make that happen. 
 
If you can’t come:
Take a few minutes to send your lawmakers a message about what film and television production in Virginia means to you. Visit http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/ to find your lawmaker and send them an email.

Jan 26 10:00am-1:00pm
Los Angeles
Proximity: The Art of Marketing with Bobby ReedMore Info

When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26

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

In the first of a four-part workshop series, Bobby Reed delves into the “The Concept” and why marketing and advertising is a permanent condition of an arts career. The plans and goals must be very long term. Knowledge is, and always has been, power. Actors are often not aware of this power at their disposal, but this course will show them “the what” and “the how.”

RSVP: Spaces are limited. You must RSVP to attend. To RSVP, click here.

Questions? Please call (323) 634-8277

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017) for admittance. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

Jan 26 10:00am-1:00pm
Los Angeles
Proximity: The Art of Marketing with Bobby Reed, Jan. 26More Info

When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26

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

In the first of a four-part workshop series, Bobby Reed delves into the “The Concept” and why marketing and advertising is a permanent condition of an arts career. The plans and goals must be very long term. Knowledge is, and always has been, power. Actors are often not aware of this power at their disposal, but this course will show them “the what” and “the how.”

Spaces are limited. You must RSVP to attend.

Click here to RSVP.

Questions? Please call (323) 634-8277

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017) for admittance. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

Jan 28 10:00am-12:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
Casting Access Live Online with Danielle Eskinazi More Info

SAG-AFTRA Foundation is hosting a FREE event in San Francisco. In this new form of Casting Access Online, actors will get a unique opportunity to perform and video chat with the specified casting director. Actors will prepare their own scene for the class, then will come to the venue for a Q&A and reading with the casting director live online. Actors will perform one by one, then receive feedback on their performances from the casting director who will be video calling in from Los Angeles.

If you are new to the Foundation’s site, please create an account on the home page. To create an account, you will need your SAG-AFTRA ID number, email and a password.

Share this event with your SAG-AFTRA friends and RSVP as soon as you can as space is limited.

When: 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28

Where: San Francisco-Northern California Local
350 Sansome Street, Ste. 900
San Francisco, CA 94104

RSVP: To RSVP, click here.

You MUST have completed a Casting Access Application prior to registering for this event. New San Francisco-Northern California applicants will be fast tracked so they can attend. Make sure you are logged in to sagaftra.foundation when attempting to RSVP. 

Questions: If you have any difficulty logging in or when attempting to RSVP, please contact our Website Administrator at webmaster@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 nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Jan 28 4:00pm-6:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is Coming to Cleveland - RSVP Now!More Info

SAGAFTRA Foundation
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is Coming to Cleveland

RSVP Now!

The following is being sent on behalf of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is connecting you with a big name casting director. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to participate in the workshop for free.
 
When: 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28
 
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Independence
6200 Quarry Lane
Independence, OH 44131
Room: Amphitheatre, First Floor
(216) 447-1300
Parking is free in the DoubleTree Hotel parking lot. For directions, click here:
                                     
Actors will get a unique opportunity to perform and video chat with Jason Wood, casting consultant for A+E Networks, which includes Lifetime, History Channel and A&E. Participating actors will receive a cold read copy when they arrive at the venue on the day of the event. After a Q&A with the casting director, actors will perform one by one via video chat, then receive feedback on their performances. This class will have an informative focus on booking co-star roles, which should be very helpful to our local members given this type of work in Cleveland over the past couple of years.
 
Cost: FREE.

For more details about the event, click here.

RSVP: Required. Click here to reserve your spot; seats are limited. This event is only open to SAG-AFTRA members. Kindly review the requirements at the bottom of the RSVP page.

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

Jan 28 1:00pm-5:00pm
Nevada
Nevada Local Conservatory Presents: On-Camera Commercial Acting Cold Reads and 2017 Commercial Industry UpdateMore Info

During this workshop, the art of the “cold read” will be analyzed and discussed. Come prepared to participate, practice and boost your skills and knowledge (no taping will occur). The workshop will be led by Linda Bearman.

The workshop will help you identify:

  • Current trends in the commercial world.
  • Actions to take in order to generate more opportunities for yourself in and out of the Las Vegas market.
  • Ways to maximize the internet and social media to the best of your abilities. 

When: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28
Check-in starts at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Craft Studios
105 East Reno, Suite 12
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Cost: SAG-AFTRA members pay$40 a year or $20 per workshop. Non-members pay$80 a year or $20 per workshop.Pay by cash or check only at the event. You will need your SAG-AFTRA ID card to join as a member.
Note:  Don’t forget to bring your headshot and resume.

Questions: For more details on how to join the Conservatory, please email nevada@sagaftra.org.

About Linda Bearman
Linda studied with noteworthy instructors from The Actors Studio (NY), Goodman School of Drama (Chicago), Arena Stage (Washington DC) and members of the National Theatre of Great Britain. She has acted on stage and screen, worked behind the scenes and voiced TV/radio spots regionally. Her love for the art of voiceover was discovered 25+ years ago in Los Angeles, where Linda worked for many years in a prestigious agency.  Linda moved to Utah, co-founded and operated an agency and after 10 years of great success happily relocated to Las Vegas. Linda delights in coaching, consulting and developing on-camera and voiceover actors in preparation for launching their careers. She helps to create personally unique marketing strategies. Her clients are scattered throughout the U.S. and range from beginners to very successful working actors. She continues to maintain her industry relationships with colleagues in L.A. Linda is an active member of Craft Acting Studio in Las Vegas, founded by Brad Garrett and headed by master acting teacher Adam Hill.

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

Jan 28 2:30pm-4:30pm
San Francisco - Northern California
San Francisco-Northern California Local Conservatory Presents The Meisner Technique with Rachael AdlerMore Info

This workshop serves as ongoing practice or, if necessary, an introduction to the Meisner Technique of Acting. Seasoned actors will be provided tools that, when implemented, will deepen the moment-to-moment “truthfulness” in performance, create deep emotional connection to challenging text and bring powerful improvisational skills to text work. This workshop utilizes exercises Meisner developed to free the actor to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” This work deeply cultivates and develops the actors’ instincts, concentration and imagination.

When: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28       

Where: Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory
2020 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

RSVP: To RSVP, email Vicki Balich at vicki.balich@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership I.D. number.

  • Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond, with preference being given to those who have not attended Conservatory events in the past 3 months.
  • 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 Wednesday, Jan. 25. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • If you arrive late, it is up to the discretion of the teacher as to whether or not you will be admitted.
  • There is no charge for this event.

Class Size: 15 participants

Rachael Adler is a Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory's Master Meisner teacher. Following her studies with Larry Moss in NY, she was referred by him to study with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. After attended the Neighborhood Playhouse, she was accepted into the Neighborhood Playhouse Teacher Training Program and received her certification to teach the Meisner Technique in 1999. A master teacher of the Meisner Technique, Rachael has taught over 30 years, most recently in the Bay Area at A.C.T., privately at her studio, the Waterfront Conservatory in Berkeley and yearly Master classes at Meisner España in Barcelona.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017) for admittance. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

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

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

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

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

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

Admission includes:

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

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

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

Attire is festive – red carpet attire optional.

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

Jan 29 6:30pm-9:30pm
Atlanta
Atlanta Local SAG Awards Viewing PartyMore Info

Atlanta Local SAG Awards Viewing Party

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Jan 29 5:30pm-9:30pm
Chicago
Chicago SAG Awards Viewing PartyMore Info

You are invited to a special viewing party!

Please join the SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local for a special live viewing of the 23rd Annual SAG Awards.

When: 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29
Reception - casual attire
Light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Prizes!

Where: Rockit Bar & Grill
22 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL
rockitbarandgrill.com

7 - 9 p.m. SAG Awards Show Live
Free to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Guests are $15 each, max of two guests per member.

We will have a special section for our young performers - so all are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, so please RSVP to kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org by Jan. 20 with the names of your guests.

Jan 29 7:00pm
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Local SAG Awards Viewing Party, Jan. 29More Info