Events

Apr 24-27 12:00am-11:59pm
Miami
Member Discount: Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards, April 24 - 27More Info

Member Discount: Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards, April 24 - 27

When: Monday, April 24 – Thursday, April 27       
    
Where: Ritz Carlton – Miami Beach
1 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
 
Every year the biggest names in Latin music come together for one of the most anticipated events of the year. The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is one of the longest-running events dedicated to Latin music in the world. Now in its 28th year, the conference is the “must-attend” event for top power players in the industry: label presidents, A-list talent, top agents, managers, promoters, marketing and advertising executives, radio executives, and those taking their first steps in the business. For more information, please click here.

Registration: Click here; use discount code SAGAFTRA17 to receive a discounted rate of $475. (Offer open only to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing with memberships paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017.)

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Apr 24 7:30pm-10:00pm
San Diego
Stand Up Comedy for Actors, April 24More Info

 

When you apply the techniques a comedian uses to get laughs to the craft of acting you find that the results are amazing, in this fun, hands-on workshop taught by Jonathan Leigh Solomon. This workshop will help you make yourself more memorable to casting agents, showrunners and directors by making any role you audition for, or are cast in, uniquely your own.

Jonathan Leigh Solomon is a professional comedian who appeared regularly on The Late Show with David Letterman and other television comedy and variety programs.  He has worked as a television writer including on the Emmy Award winning Mad About You, has written humorous essays for Huffington Post and other media, and has often appeared often on radio programs including NPR’s Talk of the Nation.  He teaches standup comedy and humor writing. For more information click here.

When: 7:30—10 p.m., Monday, April 24

Where: AFM Local 325 Hall
1717 Morena  Boulevard
San Diego, CA  92110

No RSVPS necessary. This event is free and open to SAG-AFTRA members only.

This workshop is open only 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 workshops.

Apr 25 5:15pm-8:00pm
Michigan
Michigan Local Membership MeetingMore Info

Please join us for the Michigan Local Annual Membership Meeting featuring SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon! The evening will be filled with information, interaction and fun. The theme for the meeting is Recapturing Commercials Work. Included during the meeting will be a light dinner and a fun activity brought back by popular demand.*

When: Monday, April 25
         
Where: Forgotten Harvest Building
21800 Greenfield Road (north of 8 Mile on east side)
Oak Park, MI 48237 (free parking on the premise)
View Location Map

Schedule:

  • 5:15 p.m. – Registration
  • 5:30 p.m. – Dinner Meeting
    • Special guest speaker from New York: Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon
    • Special guest speaker from Chicago: Commercials and Co/Ed Contracts Manager Sean Hennessy
  • 7 p.m. – Special community activity with Forgotten Harvest*

 

RSVP: RSVPs are appreciated to michigan@sagaftra.org.

*Forgotten Harvest is a perishable food rescue operation which delivers viable and healthy food to soup kitchens and other organizations throughout southeastern Michigan. Since the activity involves the handling of food, the wearing of sandals is prohibitive.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Apr 25 7:00pm-8:30pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
Commercials 101More Info

Commercials 101

Are you a SAG-AFTRA member in the Washington-Mid Atlantic area? Would you like to know more about commercial contracts? Then this is for you! Please come and join SAG-AFTRA Business Representative Ryan Hastings at the SAG-AFTRA Washington-Mid Atlantic Office.

When: 7 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25

Where: SAG-AFTRA Washington-Mid Atlantic Office
7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 950
Bethesda, MD 20814

Or

Online via ZOOM Meeting.

This presentation will provide SAG-AFTRA members the opportunity to learn more about the Commercials Agreement. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Space in our office and online for this workshop is limited. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Anita Garcia at anita.garcia@sagaftra.org or at (301) 634-4851. Kindly provide your SAG-AFTRA member ID number and indicate if you will attend in person or online. Please note that if you are attending online, login information will be sent out prior to the meeting after your membership status has been verified.

IMPORTANT: If you successfully register and your plans change, please let us know so that another member may take your spot.

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.

Apr 25 4:30pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
SAG-AFTRA Local Dancers Committee - Dancers Alliance, April 25 - More choreographers announced!More Info

When: 4:30 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 25

 

Where: West Coast Dance Theater 
1486 Hart St.
North Hollywood, CA, 91605

 

A night of dance and education; two industry masterclasses with top working choreographers and a SAG-AFTRA educational class. 

 

Click here for more information. Free and open to the public.

  

Classes and Schedule:

4:30 p.m. Sign in for Class 1 TV/Theatrical/Commercial

  • Choreography will focus on movement often found in TV, Theatrical, and Commercial projects (i.e. Jazz/Musical Theater)

5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Class 1: TV/Theatrical/Commercial Instructor: Choreographer Kat Burns (Credits Include: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Key & Peele, Wet Hot American Summer Prequel, Dancing with the Stars, Saturday Night Live, 2 Broke Girls, Freak Dance w/ Amy Poehler)

6 p.m. Sign in for Class 2 New Media/Music Video

  • Choreography will focus on movement often found in new media and music video projects (i.e. Hip Hop/Jazz Funk)

7 – 7:30 p.m. SAG-AFTRA Educational Course (For all participants)

  • Information on SAG-AFTRA and dancers (i.e. Contracts, Rates, Set Issues, Claims)

7:45 – 9 p.m. Class 2: New Media/Music Video Instructor: Choreographer Tricia Miranda (Credits include: Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliot, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Beyoncé, Backstreet Boys)

 

RSVP SSSDPanelEvent@sagaftra.org OR (323) 549-6864

 

 

 

Questions? Please contact Stunt, Safety, Singers and Dancers Department at (323) 549-6864.

 

 

If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Stunt, Safety, Singers and Dancers Department at (323) 549-6864 at least 7 days prior to the event with the accommodation you are requesting.

Apr 25 6:30pm-8:30pm
San Francisco - Northern California
Authentic Actor: Preparing for Your Next Audition With Tina D’EliaMore Info

 

 

This workshop is designed to explore the foundations of a practical and enjoyable approach to professional auditioning. This workshop will cover how to prepare for auditing warm-ups, feel confident walking into a room, staying grounded before and during the audition, and the Grounding and Alexander Techniques.

When: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25

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

Note: Class size is limited to 12 members.

RSVP:  SAG-AFTRA Francisco-Northern California Local by email to Vicki Balich 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 Friday, April 21. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • We appreciate your enthusiasm to participate in conservatory classes, anyone who shows up without receiving written confirmation will not be granted access to the class.
  • 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.

Tina D’Elia is an actor, casting director, performance coach and acting teacher. Tina has been casting short films and feature films in the Bay Area since 2009. Tina teaches both on-camera acting classes called "Authentic Actor" in the Bay Area every month (San Francisco/East Bay) and is also a casting associate for Nina Henninger Casting and assisted Nina in casting numerous feature films, television show, and commercials. Tina’s film/Television credits include: Don't Shoot I'm the Guitar ManJunkieSense8, Trauma, The Pursuit of Happyness, Knife Fight, and Dyke Central. In 2015, the Equality Film Festival (Sacramento, CA) awarded Tina with both the Executive Producer award and the Trailblazer award for her diverse casting and Latina Lesbian solo show: The Rita Hayworth of this Generation. For more information about Tina D’Elia Consulting visit www.tinadelia.com or on social media (Twitter:@tinadeliasf, Instagram: tinadeliasf).

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.

Apr 25 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Millennial Voices of Diversity: The Next Generation of Hollywood with performers from This Is Us, La La Land and more, April 25More Info

When: 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 25

Where: Tateuchi Democracy Forum
111 N Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Reception: Follows at 9 p.m
Far Bar
347 E 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Must be 21 and over for entry

RSVP: Click here to RSVP and for more information.

Parking: Metered parking or local parking structures. Also Street Parking Lot is offering $3 parking between 5pm midnight. Please CLICK HERE for details. 

SAG-AFTRA members are invited to a free panel discussion and reception sponsored by the National Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee and the Next Generation Performers Committee.

This diverse panel, featuring millennial and veteran performers, will focus on the mindset, challenges and triumphs of the next generation of actors and entertainment media trying to capture millennial audiences.

Moderated by actor Jon Huertas (This Is Us), panelists include:

  • Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez (Stunts, Fate of the Furious)
  • Danny Pudi (Actor, Community)
  • Justin Chon (Actor, 21 & Over)
  • Brandon T. Jackson (Actor, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. Panelists are subject to change without notification. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity Department at (323) 549-6644 at least 7 days prior to the event with the accommodation you are requesting. 

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited. 

Apr 26-30 12:00am-11:59pm
Miami
Member Discount: 11th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, April 26 - 30More Info

Member Discount: 11th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, April 26 - 30

The 11th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival is offering discounts on workshops and tickets for screenings to SAG-AFTRA Miami Local members in good standing (paid-up thru April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017).

The festival returns to Estero Island, attracting independent film fans, filmmakers and distributors to exchange ideas and make new contacts. This year SAG-AFTRA staff will be participating on the Friday and Saturday panels.

When: Wednesday, April 26 – Sunday, April 30

Where: Beach Theatre*
6425 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Cost: Tickets for screenings: $5 ($7 for non-members)
Tickets for workshops:
$20 for Friday ($30 for Non-Members)
$30 for Saturday ($40 for Non-Members)

Tickets: Purchase and pick up your tickets at the box office. To receive discount, SAG-AFTRA members must present their membership cards (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017).

Hotel Accommodations: Click here for special rates.

*For directions and general information on the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, please visit http://www.fmbfilmfest.com/.

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.

Apr 26 10:00am-5:00pm
New England
Audition Critique with Ann Baker, April 26More Info

 

Intended for newer members, Audition Critique with Ann Baker gives members an opportunity to receive one-on-one audition feedback from a seasoned casting director. 

When: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday, April 26

 

Where: SAG-AFTRA

20 Park Plaza, Suite 822

Boston, MA

 

Ann will review your headshot and resume. She will give you tips on what to highlight and what to edit. She’ll also have you either read a prepared monologue or give you a cold read. Your audition will be taped in our studio room and Ann will give you immediate feedback on your audition. Each session lasts 15 minutes and members walk away with honest and constructive advice.

 

Registration is open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members. Slots will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who register will be notified via email if a time slot has been assigned. Due to space limitations, we ask that you arrive no more or less than 15 minutes before your assigned time slot.

 

To Register: Email newengland@sagaftra.org with your name, member ID, email address, contact phone number and preferred time slot: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. You will receive an email that confirms your timeslot. Please do not show up without a confirmation.

 

You must bring the following:

  • A copy of your headshot and resume
  • A prepared monologue (if you have one, if not, a copy will be provided that day for a cold reading)
  • Something for taking notes

 

About Ann Baker

Ann Baker is a seasoned casting director who began her career in the mid-1970s. She founded Ann Baker Casting in 1980. Ann served as casting director for several series and movies seen on ABC, PBS, HBO, CBS, and NBC. She has also cast commercials for the local, national and international markets and industrial films.

 

 

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.

Apr 26 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
SAG-AFTRA Member Orientation, April 26More Info

 

 

When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 26

 

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza

Frank Maxwell Room – Lobby Level

 

Whether you’re a new member or someone looking for a refresher on what your SAG-AFTRA membership offers you, join us for this member orientation. Click here for details.  

 

 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Los Angeles Local office at (323) 634-8277 at least 7 days prior to the event with the accommodation you are requesting.

Apr 27 12:00am-11:59pm
Michigan
Michigan Local Annual Membership Meeting, April 27More Info

SAVE THE DATE
Michigan Local Annual Membership Meeting, April 27

Please join us for the Michigan Local Annual Membership Meeting. By popular demand, we will again be meeting for a light dinner and a special, fun activity.

When: Thursday, April 27
         
Where: Forgotten Harvest Building*
21800 Greenfield Road (North of 8 Mile on east side.)
Oak Park, MI 48237
(Free parking on the premise.)
View Location Map

Schedule: TBD

*Forgotten Harvest is a perishable food rescue operation which delivers viable and healthy food to soup kitchens and other organizations throughout southeastern Michigan.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Apr 27 5:30pm-7:30pm
New York
MORE Seminar Series Presents: Impressive Auditions with David Dean Bottrell, April 27More Info

MORE Seminar Series Presents: Impressive Auditions with David Dean Bottrell, April 27

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27
(Doors open at 5 p.m.)                                       
 
Where: SAG-AFTRA – Ken Howard Boardroom
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)

This workshop, taught by working actor David Dean Bottrell (Modern Family, The Blacklist, Mad Men, Justified, True Blood, Boston Legal, etc.), addresses how to make the most of your three minutes in the room. It offers ten highly creative, yet practical approaches on how to prepare sides, work with bad readers, overcome nerves and make a solid impression every time you audition. David has taught scene study, acting for the camera, and audition workshops for the UCLA Professional Acting Program, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York and LA) and the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory. You can check out his reel at www.DavidDeanBottrell.net.   
                                        
RSVP: Reservations are required. Click here to make a reservation.

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, or Oct. 31, 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.

Apr 27 3:00pm-5:00pm
Los Angeles
Theatrical Contracts Workshop: A Day in the Life of Daily and Weekly Principal Performers, April 27More Info

 

When: 3 – 5 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017

 

Where: SAG-AFTRA Frank Maxwell Room - Lobby Level

5757 Wilshire Boulevard 

Los Angeles, CA 90036 

Parking will be validated.

 

Have you ever found yourself on set wondering, “Should I be getting paid for this?” The Theatrical Contracts Department invites the local principal performer community to an educational seminar that is designed to educate members about the Schedules (A and B) that govern the work and payment of daily and weekly principal performers.

Click here for details.  

 

 

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Theatrical Department at (323) 549-6828 at least 7 days prior to the event with the accommodation you are requesting.

Apr 27 6:00pm-8:00pm
Nevada
Low Budget Theatrical Agreements and New Media Contract Presentation, April 27More Info

 

 

Using SAG-AFTRA contracts is easier than you may expect. Attend this presentation to become familiar with the SAG-AFTRA low budget and new media agreements and learn how to employ SAG-AFTRA members in your projects. Presented by Cynthia Williams, Regional Education & Outreach Liaison – who is visiting from the SAG-AFTRA office in Los Angeles.

 

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday, April 27

5:30 p.m.: Registration

         

Where: Show Creators Studio

4465 W. Sunset Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89118

 

RSVP: Please RSVP to cynthia.williams@sagaftra.org.

 

 

Cost:This event is free and all members, pre-members and industry folks are welcome.

Apr 27 6:30pm-9:30pm
Hawaii
Hawaii Local Conservatory Presents Method Acting for the CameraMore Info

* FOR MEMBERS ONLY * 

Method Acting is the most misunderstood acting technique in the world. Much of what you read on the internet about it is WRONG. You hear the phrase “very Method” used often to describe an actors performance - usually when they're overacting or throwing tantrums on set or "living as the character" off-camera too. In reality, none of these things have anything to do with the Method.
Method Acting has been called everything from "brilliant" to "dangerous”, but there's a reason it’s still used every day on film sets around the world. There’s a reason that the ranks of Method trained actors include Christian Bale, Marlon Brando, Adrien Brody, Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, James Dean, Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda, Hilary Swank, Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Anne Hathaway, Dustin Hoffman, Heath Ledger, Matthew McConaughey, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson, Gary Oldman, Al Pacino, Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, Christoph Waltz, and many more.

 

This workshop will teach you to use some of the techniques of Method Acting in your work, to help you feel the required emotion, take after take, without the need of other actors and without any technique you’ve ever used.  Nothing works as well when shooting the close-up. We’ll use Lecture, Q&A and exercises during this workshop.

 

When: 6:30 – 9:30 pm., Thursday, April 27

 

Where: Studio 909 (Next door to the Musicians Union Building)
949 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Limited parking in the building after 6 pm; street parking available after 6:30 p.m.

 

Cost: $15 Conservatory fee

 

RSVP: Email Brenda Ching at brenda.ching@sagaftra.org to RSVP. Payment confirms your reservation. Please mail your check made payable to “SAG-AFTRA Conservatory” to 949 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 106, Honolulu, HI 96814 by Tuesday, April 25.

 

Scott Rogers served as an acting coach for 20th Century Fox Studios under a multi-year, exclusive contract, coaching actors for television projects. He served as an acting coach on the feature film Princess Ka`iulani starring Barry Pepper, Will Patton, and Q’orianka Kilcher. Scott has coached principal actors, for more than 3000 hours on the sets of motion pictures and national television shows. He has produced, cast, and/or directed more than 100 professional productions and he’s written, directed, and produced dozens of TV commercials. He was the full-time, on-set, Acting Coach for the Fox-TV series North Shore and was previously the full-time Acting Coach for the hit TV show Baywatch. In the mid-1980s Scott began to get hired by actors, studios and production companies to Coach/Produce/Direct hundreds of actors, including: Donna Mills (Knotts Landing), Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Pat Morita (Karate Kid), Brooke Burns (Dog Eat Dog), Dominic Purcell (Prison Break), Charles Grodin, Catherine Oxenberg, Susan Blakesley, Richard Kline, Vincent Gardenia, Charles Grodin, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, John Astin, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Ted Lange (Love Boat), Denver Pyle (Dukes of Hazard), Timothy Bottoms, Tony Bennett & many others.

 

Scott is a 30+ year member of Actors Equity Association, AFTRA and the Screen Actors Guild (now SAG-AFTRA), where he sits on the National Board of Directors and serves on several national committees and is Co-Chair of the SAG-AFTRA National Conservatory Committee. He’s taught acting to hundreds of actors, in classes across the country, from Los Angeles to Florida, from Seattle to San Francisco, from Washington D.C. to Guam (yes, Guam!). He has auditioned more than 15,000 actors for various productions and his clients appear on television, film, & on broadway, daily.

 

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.

Apr 28 1:00pm-2:30pm
Nashville
SAG-AFTRA Nashville Panel Discussion at 2017 Nashville Film Festival More Info

SAG-AFTRA Nashville Panel Discussion at 2017 Nashville Film Festival

Do you know what the best social media platforms are to effectively market yourself as a singer or actor? Do you know how to use social media to connect with the people that really hire you? As a performer, do you know what you should never post on social media?

Please join us on Friday, April 28 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Nashville Film Festival for our SAG-AFTRA panel discussion Expose Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Career.

When: 1 – 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 28
Informal member mixer will follow the panel discussion at another TBD location. More details soon.

Where: Nashville Film Festival, Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 & RPX – Nashville
719 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37204

Whether you're a Facebook pro or aren't really sure what Instagram is, you’ll learn new techniques to up your social media game. Marketing experts Heidi Dean (Backstage Magazine, Marketing4Actors), Kissy Black (Lotos Nile), and actor and producer Drew Waters (True Detective, Parkland) will join moderator and SAG-AFTRA Nashville President Mike Montgomery to share their insights about creating a great online presence and what pitfalls to avoid. 

The festival that has been called one of the “Top 5 Film Festivals in the U.S.” is bigger and better than ever this year and runs from April 20 – 29. For more information, check out https://nashvillefilmfestival.org and then join us for our special panel discussion. We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

Cost: Free to members; $12 standard film festival admission for non-members. 

The public is invited; there is no need to RSVP. To reserve your free tickets, just go to the Regal Hollywood box office any time after noon on April 19 (including day of event) and tell them you’re a SAG-AFTRA member.   
 

Apr 29 10:00am-5:00pm
New York
Free Admission to Actors Pro Expo New York 2017 and SAG-AFTRA Member Discount for Workshops – April 29More Info

Free Admission to Actors Pro Expo New York 2017 and SAG-AFTRA Member Discount for Workshops – April 29

When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, April 29

Where: The Radisson Martinique on Broadway
49 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001

Actors Pro Expo is a trade show that helps professional actors/performers develop and sustain their career. The event is also a platform to create new opportunities and sign up to actor-friendly “survival” jobs. Attendees can expect to meet exhibitors covering a wide range of services useful to those within the industry. Actors Pro Expo also offers exciting workshops and information-packed seminars led by a range of top industry professionals. In addition to all these great offerings there will also be free 1-2-1 career advice consultations and an exclusive Open Casting Call* for the feature film Fiver with Kaleidosight Films.

But Here’s the Best Bit:
General admission is FREE to the open casting call, 1-2-1 advice and the seminars are FREE (audition/1-2-1 slots offered on a first-come, first-served basis). For those wanting to get to the next level in their career, Actors Pro Expo workshops with leading industry experts will be available for $30 each and can be booked online in advance. Tickets are limited, so book now by clicking HERE.

Registration: SAG-AFTRA members receive a 30 percent discount for the workshops. Members please click here for valid discounted rates.

At the event members must show a current SAG-AFTRA ID card (paid through April 30, 2017)

About Actors Pro Expo
Actors Pro Expo was set up by actors for actors to help and encourage them in all areas of their lives as professional actors. It runs acting expos (trade shows) throughout the year in the U.S.A and in the U.K. (where it is called Surviving Actors), to help actors develop and sustain their careers and to create new opportunities for themselves. It does this by creating an environment where actors can meet industry professionals to help develop a career in acting.

Who Are Actors Pro Expo?
Actors Pro Expo is the younger American sister company of British company Surviving Actors which was founded by Felicity Jackson. Felicity originally trained as an actor at The Courtyard and after graduating she set up both Surviving Actors and Casting Days, which both offer services for actors in the U.K. Shortly after setting up Surviving Actors, Lianne Robertson joined the team to assist Felicity in developing the events, making them bigger and better each year, crossing the pond for the first Actors Pro Expo event in 2014. Lianne is a working actor and splits her time between acting and events management.

*SAG-AFTRA is not affiliated with this casting call and does not sponsor such an event.

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.

Apr 29 10:30am-12:30pm
Arizona-Utah
SAG-AFTRA Arizona-Utah Member Meeting in Arizona!More Info

Please join us for our membership meeting in Arizona. Come hear the latest news about the Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media, along with news and activities in your local. We will also have special guest Matthew Earl Jones, the director of the Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media join us and a light lunch will be served.

 

Would you like a specific agenda item added? Let us know by writing to azut@sagaftra.org

 

When: 10: 30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29

Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Membership Meeting 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Where: Sun Studios of Arizona

1425 W. 14th Street

Tempe, AZ 85281

 

RSVP appreciated to azut@sagaftra.org.

 

 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

May 01 5:00pm-8:00pm
New York
New York Local Spring Membership Meeting, May 1More Info

New York Local Spring Membership Meeting, May 1

Join your New York Local Board for the Spring Membership Meeting.

When: 5–8 p.m., Monday, May 1
(Doors open at 4:30 p.m.)

Where: DGA Theater
110 West 57th Street
(Between 6th and 7th Avenues)

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance.

If you require ADA accommodations, please let us know by Friday, April 21. Contact (212) 827-1542 or diversity@sagaftra.org and write “NY Spring Membership Meeting” in the subject of your email.

May 01 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
A Conversation: Opportunities for Asian Pacific American ActorsMore Info

Sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee
What challenges do you face as an Asian-American Actor? Are you looking to leverage your talents across several acting mediums (TV, theatrical, voiceover, live theater, commercials)? Do you get hired primarily in one area, not the others and ask yourself why? Share an evening with drinks and a light dinner along with other Asian-American actors and let's discuss what it takes to navigate the industry and put ourselves in a better position for more work.

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Monday, May 1 (to kick off Asian-American History Month)
Dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Kaufherr Members Resources Center
1 E. Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611

All SAG-AFTRA members in good standing are welcome.

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

Park for $15 at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State, and then take a ticket. When you sign in, you may purchase a 12-hour ticket for $15. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash only, otherwise add $1 for credit card purchase.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance.

May 01 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Background Actors Front and Center: Dress for Success – An Evening with Background Set Costumers, May 1More Info

 

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, May 1
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 
Light refreshments will be served.

 

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

 

The Background Actors Education & Outreach Committee has planned this special evening to give background actors the opportunity to engage with talented costumers from the Motion Picture Costumers, I.A.T.S.E. Local 705.

Click here for details.  

 

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017 or  Oct. 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Background Department at (323) 549-6811 by 4 p.m., Monday, April 24 with the accommodation you are requesting.

May 01 5:00pm-7:00pm
Hawaii
May Day March and Rally for Workers RightsMore Info

Join us with our sisters and brothers and let our voices be heard!

 

When: 5 p.m., Monday, May 1

 

Where: Hawaii State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

 

Gather by the Queen Lili′uokalani statue. Please wear your SAG-AFTRA t-shirt.

 

 

No RSVP necessary.

May 03 9:30am-3:30pm
Los Angeles
Cedar-Sinai Blood Drive at SAG-AFTRA, May 3More Info

 

When: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 3

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza – Lobby Level
Parking will be validated.

There is no substitute for human blood — it cannot be manufactured synthetically to replace the actual true life essence in our veins. During an emergency, a critical triage can require more than a 100 units of blood at the Cedars-Sinai Level-1 Trauma Center. With the actual donation procedure itself approximately just 10 minutes, your one single donation can help impact multiple lives.

Cedars-Sinai bloodmobile bus will be located on Wilshire Blvd directly in front of SAG-AFTRA. When arriving, please first come inside to the main lobby with your picture I.D. to check-in  (just one is needed: driver’s license or passport works best). Please remember to EAT WELL and INCREASE your fluid intake leading up to & the day of your donation. Being well-hydrated will help blood flow & the overall process.

RSVP: To schedule, please visit www.DonateBloodCedars.org.

  • From the main page, click on Locate a Blood Drive
  • On the next screen fill-in the box Donor Group Code: SAGA and click the Search button. 
  • Use link labeled SAG-AFTRA Mobile Collections Bus.  You will be redirected to the blood drive sign-up page,
  • From there, click the Schedule button corresponding to the time you would like to select.

 

Questions? Contact Cedars-Sinai’s Dave Keys at (310) 717-5996 or you can email him at KeysD@cshs.org.

Click here for the Blood Donor Guidelines.

Cedars-Sinai follows federal guidelines for donor registration and may have their own eligibility restrictions. These restrictions are not governed or controlled by SAG-AFTRA. While SAG-AFTRA is facilitating access to and promoting the blood drive as a courtesy to members, Cedars-Sinai is responsible for all aspects of this blood drive and any questions must be handled by Cedars-Sinai. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union. 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.

May 03 10:00am-3:00pm
Los Angeles
SAG-AFTRA FREE Health Fair, May 3More Info

When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 3

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza – Lobby Level
Parking will be validated.

Attend the free SAG-AFTRA Health Fair! Available services will include dental awareness, vision screenings, massage therapy, glucose testing, skin cancer exam, blood pressure and consultation, foot exam by podiatrists, HIV testing, mental health services, free product samples and much more!

Click here to learn more.

Please note: Provider list is subject to change. We recommend arriving early. Attendance does not guarantee service from all providers.

No RSVP required. Questions? Contact LAhealthfair@sagaftra.org.

Provider list subject to change. The Health Fair is open to all industry union members and their dependents. The products and/or services 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. SAG-AFTRA makes no warranties or representations regarding the use of the material or the quality of the services or service providers.

May 03 7:00pm-9:00pm
Philadelphia
UPDATED: Philadelphia Local Annual Meeting, May 3More Info

 

Please come and join special guest National Executive Director David White for the Annual Membership Meeting on May 3.


When:
Wednesday, May 3

6 – 7 p.m.: Happy hour with light refreshments and cash bar
7 – 9 p.m.: Meeting

 

Where: IATSE Ballroom

2401 S Swanson Street

Philadelphia, PA 19148

RSVP to lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org or call (215) 430-6354. Also, please let us know if there is a specific topic you wish to address with our National Executive Director. 

 

About National Executive Director David White

David White is the national executive director and chief negotiator of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artist (SAG-AFTRA). Prior to rejoining SAG-AFTRA, where he previously served as general counsel from 2002 to 2006, White was managing principal of Entertainment Strategies Group LLC. Before joining SAG-AFTRA, White was a labor and employment attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. 

 

A Rhodes Scholar, White is a graduate of Grinnell College, Stanford Law School and The Queen’s College, Oxford University.  He is chair of the board of the SAG-Producers Pension and Health plans, former chair of the board of trustees of Grinnell College and former vice chair of the Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund. He is a trustee of the AFTRA Health & Retirement funds, a board member of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, The Actors Fund and Volunteers of America–Greater Los Angeles. He is also a member of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

 

 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance.

May 05-07 3:00pm-6:00pm
Chicago
TV Weekend Chicago: From Concept to Studio Deal - Creative Cypher Discount IncludedMore Info

Early registration ends April 10

Regular registration: April 11 - May 1

 

Join fellow creatives for the ISA Masters Series seminar, where you'll learn the tools to develop a TV pilot from concept to pitch, so you can land that studio deal or get staffed on a show.

This three-day event is open to all storytellers - screenwriters, TV writers, novelists, filmmakers, producers, agents, actors, development executives and more are welcome to attend.

 

When: Friday, May 5, 3 p.m. - Sunday, May 7, 6 p.m.

Where: Columbia College Film Row Cinema

            1104 S. Wabash Ave.

             Chicago, IL 60605

 

Click here for registration and event info. 

May 06-07 12:00am-11:59pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
Member Discount to the Marketing, Distribution and Finance SymposiumMore Info

Member Discount to the Marketing, Distribution and Finance Symposium

The Marketing, Distribution and Finance Symposium is a two-day event featuring speakers with real-world experience that will provide valuable information for serious filmmakers who want help getting their work in front of an audience. This event is part of the Virginia Film Office workforce development initiative.   

When: Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7

Where: WCVE Studios
23 Sesame Street
Richmond, VA 23235

Sessions will feature prominent experts including:

  • Erik Anderson, CEO of Premiere Digital Services and its independent distribution branch Quiver.
  • Emily Best, CEO of Seed & Spark, a subscription video streaming and crowdfunding platform.
  • Jo Jensen, CEO of Causeumentary and impact producer for documentary films.
  • Orly Ravid, co-executive director of the distribution non-profit group The Film Collaborative. 
  • Bill Reeves, founder of WTA Group and leader for retail licensing and distribution for the Veggie Tales brand.
  • Jon Reiss, author of Think Outside the Box Office and How to Sell Your Film Without Selling Your Soul
  • Kirk T. Schroder, entertainment lawyer and chair of the American Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Law Section.

Cost: $150 for general admission; $100 for SAG-AFTRA members, students, veterans, and members of the Virginia Production Alliance (VPA), Women in Film and Video (WIFV), Television and Internet Association – DC (TIVA) and IATSE.

For more information about the symposium, including schedule and speaker biographies, or to register, visit http://lifejourneyfilms.com/filmsymposium/. You may also email film.va.workforcedevelopment@gmail.com

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

May 08 7:00pm-9:00pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
WMA Semi-Annual Membership Meeting, May 8More Info

Washington-Mid Atlantic Local
Semi-Annual Membership Meeting

Join us for our Semi-Annual Membership Meeting. Learn more about what’s happening in the Washington-Mid Atlantic Local and find answers to the questions you have about your union!

When: 7 p.m., Monday, May 8

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Maggiano’s is located within a block of the Friendship Heights Metro station (red line).Parking at Maggiano’s is located at the Chevy Chase Pavilion parking garage next to the restaurant (discounted rates available when validated for evening events at Maggiano’s).

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

Please be advised that portions of this meeting may be digitally recorded, photographed for use in SAG-AFTRA publications (including, but not limited to, websites, magazines and newsletters), or both.

You still have time to submit your questions. We are still looking for questions to be answered by staff at the meeting. Now’s your opportunity to get answers to the questions you’ve always had about your union. Email your questions to wma@sagaftra.org no later than Friday, April 21. While there may not be enough time to answer all of the questions received, your staff will make every effort to answer as many as possible and will follow up on all other queries with questioners after the meeting.

The Capital Area Food Bank needs donations! 
The Washington-Mid Atlantic Local’s Members Organizing Volunteer Efforts (MOVE) subcommittee would like to help the Capital Area Food Bank through the summer months when donations to food banks are scarce. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to the Semi-Annual Membership Meeting on May 8 so that SAG-AFTRA can help the Capital Area Food Bank contribute to the health and wellness of the 540,000 neighbors they serve. Click here to see the most wanted items.

This meeting is only open to active paid-up SAG-AFTRA members. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS MUST SHOW THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

May 08 6:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
L.A. Local Open Board Meeting, May 8 – RSVP by May 1More Info

 

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Monday, May 8

 

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza

James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level

5757 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Parking will be validated.

 

Come watch your Los Angeles Local elected leaders in action. Observer attendance is for observing only. Space is limited. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Reservations are strongly encouraged and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis (subject to stated requirements). If interested, please RSVP to ObserveLABoard@sagaftra.org or (323) 549-6029 by May 1. Be sure to include your professional name, SAG-AFTRA membership number and contact information. 

  

Questions? Please contact the Los Angeles Local Executive Office at (323) 549-6537.

 

 

If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Los Angeles Local Executive Office at (323) 549-6537 with the accommodation you are requesting. All members who would like to attend must be in good standing, affiliated with the LA Local and willing to comply with observation procedures. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; parents/guardians of members under 18 years old are welcome. Accepted observers will be contacted with confirmation and details. All bags larger than 14” in any dimension (i.e., backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc.) will be prohibited from entry into the meeting. A light snack will be served.

May 09 11:00am-1:00pm
Los Angeles
(6-week long) Sight Singing Classes Begin, May 9More Info

When: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 9

Please Note:
• Beginner (Tuesdays)
• Intermediate (Wednesdays)
• Thursdays (Advanced)

Registration Deadline April 28

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

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

The Los Angeles Local 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. Discounted Cost of $95 for SAG-AFTRA and Equity members. No refunds after the first class for any reason.
Click here for more information and to register.

Questions? Contact (310) 430-4802.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

May 09 5:30pm-7:30pm
Los Angeles
Women, Wine and Film More Info

When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9

 

Where: Lulu’s California Bistro

200 South Palm Canyon Dr.

Palm Springs, CA, 92262

 

In collaboration with SAG-AFTRA, Palm Springs Women in Film and Television (PSWIFT) invites you to join SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer and Los Angeles Local President Jane Austin, along with SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Executive Director Ilyanne Morden Kichaven and Second Vice President Ellen Crawford for an evening of unity with members from both organizations. The goal of this event is to both inform and expand our collective regional membership, increase work opportunities, and cultivate a strong working relationship within the industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with others in film and television!

 

PSWIFT is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2001, that is dedicated to promoting their membership, both men and women, in the entertainment, new media and creative arts fields within their community, the Coachella Valley. The organization strives to bring education, mentorship and jobs for their members and community. They are the 38th Chapter of Women in Film and Television International, which currently consists of 43 chapters worldwide and over 10,000 members.

Click here to purchase tickets which are $25 each.

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact the PSWIFT Office at (760) 238-0306.

 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the PSWIFT Office at (760) 238-0306.

May 10 9:00am-9:30pm
Dallas-Fort Worth
Save the Date! New Member Orientation on May 10More Info

Whether you’re a new SAG-AFTRA member or new to Dallas-Fort Worth, the SAG-AFTRA new member orientation is right for you. Please join us for a membership overview with valuable information for new and veteran members alike. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your union.

When: Wednesday, May 10
Orientation session #1 at 9 a.m.
Orientation session #2 at 6:30 p.m.

You may attend either of the two session. RSVP is required as seating is limited

Where: SAG-AFTRA Dallas-Fort Worth Local
15110 Dallas Parkway, Suite 440 (NE corner of Belt Line and Tollway in Bank of America Building)
Dallas, TX  75248 

RSVP: Please RSVP to DallasRSVP@sagaftra.org to reserve a seat. Seating is limited.  

Refreshments will be served.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017 or October 31, 2017) for admittance.

May 10 2:30pm-5:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA New York Local Seniors Committee Presents: A Hands-On Technology and Social Media Workshop, May 10More Info

SAG-AFTRA New York Local Seniors Committee Presents: A Hands-On Technology and Social Media Workshop, May 10

Times have changed and it’s important to understand how to use technology. Join us for a hands-on technology and social media workshop that will help you understand their importance.

When: 2:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, May 10
2:30 – 3 p.m.: Overview of necessary tech and social media tools for the working actor
3 – 5 p.m.: 1-on-1 meetings with experts about specific tech or social concerns. Important: If you want a 1-on-1 meeting, please bring your laptops, smartphones and tablets.

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

When you leave this workshop, you will know about:

  • Taking advantage of technology to best compete for work and empower your career
  • Tools used for accessing the internet such as laptops, smartphones and tablets
  • Social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter

This workshop will be moderated by Elaine LeGaro, co-chair of the SAG-AFTRA New York Local Seniors Committee.

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

RSVP: Email diversityevents@sagaftra.org or call (212) 827-1542. Admittance with a confirmed reservation is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please plan to arrive to check in by 2 p.m., as we will start promptly at 2:30 p.m.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance.

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

May 11 12:00pm-2:30pm
Los Angeles
Contracts with Agents Giving You a Headache? Come Learn All You Need to Know!More Info

When: Noon - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 11

 

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza

James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level

5757 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Parking will be validated.

 

About to sign a contract with your agent? Want to be fully informed about your rights and obligations before you sign on the dotted line? Well, SAG-AFTRA’s Professional Representatives Department will hold a bi-coastal educational seminar on general service agreements or GSAs (i.e., the contracts that some agents have been using to represent our members instead of the standard legacy SAG and/or legacy AFTRA agency agreements). These GSA contracts are signed outside of SAG-AFTRA’s protections, and it is imperative that members have a working knowledge of what these contracts say before signing them—your professional future, your income and your freedom of mobility from one agency to another may depend on it. 

 

Staff will also take this opportunity to address how these contracts may apply, and discuss what your options are. This educational seminar will be especially helpful to any member having trouble making sense of the complicated legal language contained in the GSAs that their agents have provided them. Please also note that the use and application of the standard GSA has changed with many agents—it’s important you know how! 

 

The event will not be taped, nor will any kind of recording device be permitted. Please bring writing materials or a laptop with you in order to take extensive notes, if needed. Members must have a valid SAG-AFTRA ID to be permitted entry to this event paid thru April 30, 2017 or October 31, 2017.  Only those members who have received confirmation emails from SAG-AFTRA may attend, so please act quickly as seating is limited.

May 11 3:30pm-5:00pm
Los Angeles
Forms My Agent/Union Has Asked Me to Fill Out: SAG-AFTRA Agency Forms 101More Info

 

When: 3:30 - 5 p.m., Thursday, May 11

 

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza

James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level

5757 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Parking will be validated.

 

SAG-AFTRA’s Professional Representatives Department will hold an educational seminar on the various representational forms utilized by SAG-AFTRA, including the Representation Update Form, the Residuals Check Authorization Form, the Work Authorization Form, Client Confirmation Form, and the 16(g) and 12-C contracts and riders. Staff will clarify the function of each form, explain how to complete each form, and answer any outstanding questions members may have about the forms.

May 12 1:30pm-3:00pm
Missouri Valley
Membership Meeting in Kansas CityMore Info

Missouri Valley Local Membership Meeting – Kansas City

 

 

Join us for the Missouri Valley Local’s membership meeting in Kansas City. The meeting will cover staff and officer reports, election information and the National Board Member report. The Missouri Valley Local is here for you so send your questions and topic suggestions to discuss at the meeting.

 

When: 1 :30 – 3 p.m., Friday May 12

 

Where: Minskys Pizza

427 Main St

Kansas City, MO 64105

Appetizers will be provided.

 

RSVP: RSVP to tanya.cella@sagaftra.org or call (314) 231-0824.

 

 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through October 31, 2017) for admittance.

May 13 12:00pm-4:00pm
Portland
Emergency Preparedness WorkshopMore Info

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

When: Noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 13
     
Where: Oregon AFL-CIO Hall
3645 SE 32nd Ave. (just off SE Powell Boulevard)
Portland, OR 97202

This important workshop will provide invaluable information that could mean the difference between life and death - yours and others. This workshop will cover important and accessible What To Dos and How Tos before, during and after major disaster events. Whether in your home, your neighborhood, on the job or on vacation, you can be prepared for yourself, your loved ones and others. More information and details coming soon!

RSVP: To RSVP, email portland@sagaftra.org with “Emergency Preparedness” in the Subject Line. 

May 15 6:30pm-8:30pm
Hawaii
SAVE THE DATE: General Meeting on May 15More Info

When: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 15

6:30 p.m. – Business meeting

7:30 p.m. – Guest Speaker (TBA)

 

Light Refreshments will be served.

 

Where: Studio 909 (next door to the Musicians Union)

949 Kapiolani Boulevard

Honolulu, HI 96814

 

Parking: Limited parking in the building after 6 p.m., street parking available after 6:30 p.m., and parking available at NBC (across the street).

 

RSVP: Please email brenda.ching@sagaftra.org or call (808) 596-0388, press 1#, and leave a message.


This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance. 

May 20-21 10:00am-10:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
Learn What It Takes To Be A Successful Actor at The Actor’s ConferenceMore Info

Member Discount: Learn What It Takes To Be A Successful Actor at The Actor’s Conference:

A 2-Day Educational Event Designed to Empower!

 

 

The Actor’s Conference is a two-day weekend long, educational event designed and dedicated to actors of all skill levels. Our mission is to inspire the artist’s imagination, elevate their professional discipline and encourage creative entrepreneurship. The weekend itinerary, set for May 20 - 21 at the San Mateo Marriott, will have a lineup of skill building workshops, opportunities to learn through town hall and roundtable discussion panels, and networking events.  Attendees can participate in a variety of scheduled events.

 

When: Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21

 

Where: San Mateo Marriott

1770 South Amphlett Blvd.

San Mateo, CA 94402

 

RSVP: Conference passes can be purchased through Eventbrite. A 20% discount is being offered especially for the SAG-AFTRA community. Please enter promotional code SAGAFTRA. Click herefor additional information.

 

 

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

May 22 7:00pm-9:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Annual Membership Meeting, May 22 More Info

Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Annual Membership Meeting, May 22

Join us for important SAG-AFTRA business and a great opportunity to mingle with your fellow SAG-AFTRA members.

When: 7 p.m., Monday, May 22

Where: Olive or Twist, 2nd Floor Lounge
140 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(Parking can be found at the nearby garage on 6th St.)

We’ll also be joined by a special guest from The Actors Fund, a national organization helping actors and others manage the demands of working in the entertainment industry. The Actors Fund offers career development to all theatre, film and digital artists, as well as management, support, counseling, emergency financial assistance, health insurance guidance and much more.

The Actors Fund will introduce you to services for the SAG-AFTRA and industry communities. To better serve you, they want to hear from YOU about the challenges of making a living in the “biz” in Pittsburgh. Please visit their website for more information: http://www.actorsfund.org/.

RSVP to ohp@sagaftra.org. Appetizers provided; no-host bar available.
 
Please watch your emails or our local website for more details about the membership meeting. We hope to see you there!

The membership meeting is only open to SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local members in good standing. Unfortunately no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years of age are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERSHIP CARD (PAID THRU April 30, 2017 or October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

May 22 6:00pm-9:00pm
Chicago
Save the Date! Chicago Local Membership MeetingMore Info

 

When: 6 p.m. (social hour)

           7 p.m. Monday, May 22 (meeting)

 

Where: Instituto Cervantes of Chicago

            31 W. Ohio Street

            Chicago, IL 60654

 

Keep an eye out for announcement of special guests and meeting details.

 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome.

 

SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance.

May 22 6:00pm-8:00pm
Seattle
Seattle Local Spring Membership MeetingMore Info

  

When: 6 p.m., Monday, May 22

 

Where: Seattle Labor Temple

2800 First Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121

 

RSVP: RSVP by Friday, May 19 to seattle@sagaftra.org or by calling the office at (206) 282-2506.

 

Topics on the agenda will include:

 

·        

Reports from officers and committees

·        

Update on negotiations for the Television/Theatrical Agreements

·        

New updated and streamlined Local Commercials Agreement

·        

Upcoming officers, board, and convention delegate elections

·        

Broadcast shop contracts

·        

Washington Film Incentives legislative update

 

 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 

May 23 6:30pm-8:00pm
Missouri Valley
Missouri Valley Local Membership Meeting – St. LouisMore Info

 

When: 6:30 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 23

 

Where: Eugene Field House Museum

634 S Broadway

St. Louis, MO 63102

 

Appetizers will be provided.

 

Agenda:

  • Staff and Officer reports
  • National Board Member Report
  • Elections Information

 

We’re here for you! Send us your questions and topic suggestions to discuss at the meeting.

 

RSVP: RSVP to tanya.cella@sagaftra.org or call (314) 231-0824.

 

 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.