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Aug 26-27 10:00am-10:00pm
Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston-Austin
Septien Entertainment Workshop in AugustMore Info

*Member Discoun*

 

Terry Berland & Harriett Greenspan will be hosting two workshops for Texas members. They are award-winning casting directors for national TV and radio commercials, on-camera television, voice-over, animation, theatre and films.


When: August 26 – 27

 

Aug. 26 – Artists will be split up into two groups. One group is with Terry learning commercial acting based on theatrical short scene work and the other group is with Harriet learning theatrical/film and/or television short scene work. Limited to 30 artists in each group.

Aug. 27 – Artists switch groups. Both training sessions will bring out artist’s acting abilities and open them up, relate authentically and leave you feeling personally empowered.


Where: 2015 Midway Rd #107
Carrollton, TX 75006

 

Cost: SAG-AFTRA members receive  25% discount. Both Workshops are $349.00. Workshops limited to 30 artists. No Cancellations after April 30.

For more information, click here.

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.

Aug 26 6:00pm-9:00pm
Nashville
SAG-AFTRA Nashville Student Film ShowcaseMore Info

SAG-AFTRA Nashville Student Film Showcase

Please join us for a very special evening as the Nashville Local presents the first ever SAG-AFTRA Nashville Student Film Showcase. This event is not a competition, but rather an opportunity for us to recognize student filmmakers who feature our members and produce their films under our Student Film Agreement. 

When: Saturday, Aug. 26. 
6-7 p.m.: Light appetizers and beverages
7-9 p.m.: Viewing of student films

Where: The Watkins Theater
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228 
(Parking available in front.)

By producing their films for academic credit using our Student Film Agreement these students not only benefit from the use of professional actors in their productions, but also give themselves a critical advantage by learning how to work with union talent and contracts. These young producers and directors may well be the next generation of filmmakers who hire our members in the future. Please help us acknowledge and encourage their talent by joining us for this special event!    

Cost: Free.

Aug 27 1:00pm-3:00pm
Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston-Austin
Script Analysis & Audition/Taping Workshop with Working Actor and Coach Craig NighMore Info

This workshop will offer tools to efficiently breakdown and analyze sides for an audition. Discussion of scene structure and key points will help actors identify and choose a point of view to better apply a back story, developing and delivering full characterizations in a short time frame. Script analysis and breakdown will be done as a class. Actors will then be paired to work on scenes. Sides will be provided

 

Attendees will discover how to identify the following:

 

·         The arc of the scene
·         Your character’s role/purpose in the scene
·         Building tension/what you’re really saying
·         Turning point/climax
·         Experimenting with POV
·         Back story and three-dimensional characters

 

When: 1 - 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27

 

 

Where: Brock-Allen Casting
5700 Manchaca Road #450
Austin, TX 78745

 

Cost: Free for 2017 Austin, Houston and Dallas Conservatory Members. It is $35/annually to join the 2017 SAG-AFTRA Conservatory. Click here to join.
$35 - Fans/General Public.
$40 – Entry at the door

 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT – REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!  (Limited to 40 participants)

 

 

AAC is giving back to the community by accepting donations for the Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. charity in San Antonio. Ways you can help:  toiletries, small toys — anything that can help abused women and children fleeing from abuse. Please bring your donations to help these women and children.

 

 

Aug 27 1:00pm-4:00pm
Nevada
Nevada Local Conservatory Presents Self-Taping for Actors with Tim PowellMore Info

This is a D.I.Y. guidance session on lighting, compression, audio and file delivery. Tim Powell is an actor, producer, coach and teacher who has been recording and delivering video auditions for actors since the late ‘90s. He brings a relevant knowledge that was acquired during his time owning and operating his video production company for well over a decade and through interacting with the best experts in his field. He shares his expertise on how to produce clean, excellent quality video audition uploads on a tight budget. In this session you will learn how to get great, inexpensive, professional-quality video and audio, and how to compress and deliver amazing digital audition uploads to agents and casting directors.

 

The following will be covered during the workshop:

·         Get outstanding results on a tight budget
·         Common taping mistakes to avoid
·         Understanding three-point lighting
·         Great lighting equipment on a shoestring budget
·         Composition choices that get and hold attention
·         Inexpensive taping and compression apps that produce great results
·         Audio tips and tricks
·         Deciphering video terminology
·         Where to find and purchase the equipment you need
·         Understanding compression and file size reduction
·         How you can deliver your clips by FTP free of charge

 

When: 1 – 4 p.m., Sunday, August 27
Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Indie Film Factory
3111 A. Valley View
Las Vegas, NM 89102

Conservatory Membership Cost: SAG-AFTRA members: $40/year or $20/workshop; others: $80/year or $20/workshop. Pay by cash or check only at the event. You will need your SAG-AFTRA membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) to join as a member.

 

For more information about Tim Powell, please visit auditionsup.com.

Aug 29 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Let’s Talk About It: Inside The IndustryMore Info

Aug 30 1:00pm-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Self-Taping Solutions for Actors with Tim PowellMore Info

When: 1 – 3 p.m., Wednesday, August 30

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

Explore how to record professional quality auditions and deliver them directly to agents and casting directors.

In this workshop Tim Powell will help you discover:

• How to achieve outstanding results on a tight budget 
• Common self-taping mistakes to avoid
• How to understand and implement 3-Point Lighting
• How to select the best equipment for your needs
• How to make composition choices that grab and hold viewers’ attention
• Where to find recording and delivery apps that produce the best results
• Professional audio tips and tricks
• Relevant audio and video terminology
• How to understand and implement compression to meet file size requirements
• How to deliver your auditions efficiently and free of charge
• How to secretly use your SmartPhone or tablet for professional self-taping
• Links, to online tutorials, recommended products, and self taping resources.

Tim Powell is an actor, producer, coach and teacher, and has been recording and delivering studio quality video-auditions for actors since the late ‘90s. Powell has acquired extensive knowledge and experience, from more than a decade of running his own video production company and working with the industry’s preeminent casting professionals. He shares his expertise on how to produce clean, excellent quality, video-audition uploads on a restricted budget.

Since 2014, Powell has been sharing this information in workshops for the Los Angeles SAG-AFTRA Conservatory and in workshops for the SAG-AFTRA General Membership.

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 OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 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.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here

Questions? Please email (323) 634-8277.

 

Aug 30 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
Tapping Into Your Imagination with Bobby WeinappleMore Info

San Francisco-Northern California Local Conservatory Presents Tapping Into Your Imagination with Bobby Weinapple

This workshop is designed to help actors find ease using the imagination as their primary tool in connecting emotionally. If you have ever been confused by the myriad terms and approaches of acting methods, or have felt pressured to “be more emotional,” this workshop will help participants sort through and create a foundation for a way of working, no matter what one’s approach or training may be. This is a hands-on workshop which includes improvisational and scripted scene work, as well as covering a clear, practical understanding of foundation concepts such as:

  • Substitution
  • Backstory
  • Given circumstances
  • The role of emotion
  • The magic "as if"
  • Being "in the moment" 

When: 7 - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30

Where: Phoenix Annex/Seydways Acting Studios (Native Sons Building)
414 Mason Street
4th Floor, Suite 406
San Francisco, CA
(Between Geary and Post Streets)

Note: Class size is limited to 30.

RSVP: To RSVP, please 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 within 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 5 p.m. on Monday, August 28th. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • There is no charge for this event.

Directions/Parking: Public transportation is available and encouraged. (BART and MUNI - Powell Street Station). Self-pay parking is available at the Sutter/Stockton or Ellis/O'Farrell garages.

ROBERT WEINAPPLE is a professional actor, director and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. On‐camera credits include dozens of commercials, industrials and many independent films, as well as guest starring roles on Nash Bridges and Trauma and a featured role in La Mission with Benjamin Bratt. He has also worked at many of the region's major theatres, including the Tony award winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre. In 1996 Robert received a Drama‐Logue Award for Principal Performance for his performance in Lady Be Good with 42nd Street Moon. As a teacher, he has been a faculty member for 8 years at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and currently heads the San Francisco branch of Seydways Studios, one of Northern California’s premier acting studios. Since 2007, Robert has worked as a corporate consultant, working with companies around the world as an executive coach.

Aug 31 2:30pm-4:30pm
Los Angeles
Theatrical Contracts Workshop: “What Are General Provisions in the CBA?” for Principal Performers More Info

When: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31

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

Have you ever found yourself wondering, “What are General Provisions?” The Theatrical Contracts Department invites the local principal performer community to an educational seminar that is designed to educate members about our Codified Basic Agreement’s ‘General Provisions’ that govern the work and payment of principal performers.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through October 31, 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.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.  

Questions? Contact the Theatrical Department at (323) 549-6828.

 

Aug 31 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
Developing Your Type and Creating Your NicheMore Info

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, August 31

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

The most powerful tool you have as an actor is YOU. In this workshop you’ll learn how to be yourself in every aspect of the business while also thriving within the confines of this typecasting industry. Landing an agent and getting auditions starts with embracing your type and knowing how the industry sees you but developing your unique niche is the secret to achieving your career dreams. In this workshop, type and image expert Mark Atteberry will walk you through a series of exercises that will help you to identify your type, define your image and create your own unique niche. You'll learn how to brand and market yourself effectively, in a way that captures the attention of the industry and ensure your career will be successful and “true to you."

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 OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 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.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? (323) 634-8277.

 

Sep 03 3:00pm-6:00pm
Hawaii
The Background Actors Committee Presents Artists In The House EventMore Info

The Hawaii Local Background Actors Committee presents a community building and networking event. This event is open to all active SAG-AFTRA members of all ages, talents and skill levels. This is an event for members to share their talents with one another. If you want to make a brief presentation, please let us know. We looking forward to seeing you and celebrating Labor Day weekend with you.

When: 3 – 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3

Where: Lola’s Grill and Pupu Bar, Karaoke Room
1108 Keeaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96814 

Parking: There is limited parking in front of Lola’s restaurant, street parking, or at Lobster King for $5.00.

Cost: $10 per person (members & guests)
Includes starter pupus (additional pupus available for purchase)
No host beverages
Door Prizes

Guests must be accompanied by a SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local member. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid through October 31, 2017) for admittance.

RSVP is required. To RSVP, email brenda.ching@sagaftra.org or call (808) 596-0388 and press 1# to leave a message by Aug. 23. Please make your check payable to: SAG-AFTRA and mail/drop off to: SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local, 949 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 106, Honolulu, HI 96814.  

Sep 04 8:30am-2:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
Labor Day 2017: Pittsburgh Annual Parade and Picnic, Monday, Sept. 4More Info

Labor Day 2017
Pittsburgh Annual Parade and Picnic, Monday, Sept. 4

Join the SAG-AFTRA contingent as we march in the 2017 Labor Day Parade; it’s an annual tradition. This is the 33nd annual and 2nd largest Labor Day Parade in the country. Join us at our office building after the parade for a picnic. Relax, eat and party. Bring friends and family!

Monday, Sept. 4 Schedule of Events

Parade Marchers Gather
(We are returning to the “old” parade route from a couple years ago – the same route used in 2014 and before.)

When: 8:30 a.m.

Where: Marchers are lining up in the east parking lot above the former Mellon Arena site near the corner of Centre Avenue and Mario Lemieux Place. (More details to come. Look for our banner and a group wearing black SAG-AFTRA t-shirts.)

Coffee and pastries will be provided. Also, members get a free SAG-AFTRA t-shirt! (Limited number available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Group photo with our banner will be taken before the parade begins.
 
Parade Begins

When: 10 a.m.

Where: The route takes us from Centre to Grant to Boulevard of the Allies.
(The review stand and parade finish are still in front of the Steelworkers Building.)

SAG-AFTRA members, friends and family will escort union TV/radio station vans and vehicles. Our friends from Actors’ Equity will also march with us this year.
 
SAG-AFTRA Picnic*

When: Approximately noon (When we return from marching in the parade.)

Where: SAG-AFTRA Office Building
625 Stanwix St., Suite 2007 (on the 20th floor)
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
*The building is currently under renovation and the pool deck is unavailable. As a result, we’re moving the picnic indoors. We apologize in advance for the tight picnic space in the office. The renovations also mean the building’s front door and lobby are closed; please enter from the sixth floor of the garage next to the office building. The elevator entrance to the office is located above and across from the garage elevators on the sixth floor. (We will have plenty of signs to point you in the right direction.) The door will be locked – enter keypad code #625555. Take those elevators to the 20th floor, suite 2007.

RSVP: Please RSVP to (412) 281-6767 or ohp@sagaftra.org by Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Fun and Food • Parade • Free T-shirts
 March
SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local members getting ready to march in the annual Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh Sept. 5, 2016.

Sep 04 9:00am-2:00pm
Philadelphia
30th Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade and Family Celebration, Sept. 4More Info

30th Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade and Family Celebration, Sept. 4

Come join your fellow SAG-AFTRA members for a day of commemoration and celebration co-Sponsored by Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO and the Tri-State Labor Day Parade Committee.

When: Monday, Sept. 4
9 a.m.: Tri-State Labor Day parade gathering at the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19 Union Hall (1301 S. Columbus Blvd. and Washington Ave.)
9:15 a.m.: Pre-Parade Kickoff Rally
10 a.m.: Parade to Penn’s Landing Great Plaza (Columbus Blvd. and Market St.)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Philadelphia AFL-CIO Family Celebration (food, refreshments, kids’ activities, make and take crafts and live music)

Where: Sheet Metal Workers’ Local (gathering location)
1301 S. Columbus Blvd. (at Washington Ave.)
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Receive a free SAG-AFTRA t-shirt while supplies last! Family members welcome.

RSVP: Please contact Ramon Jackson at ramon.jackson@sagaftra.org to march in the 30th Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade.

Questions? Call (215) 430-6360.

Sep 04 10:00am-5:00pm
Portland
Annual Northwest Oregon Labor Council's Labor Day PicnicMore Info

Please join the SAG-AFTRA Portland Local Board as we share in the celebration of Labor Day with other like-minded unionists in the Oregon Labor Movement. Pack a picnic basket or purchase food and beverage "scrip," which sells for 50 cents. Deluxe ride bracelets are $10.50. Look for our info booth at the event and come down early. It's going to be quite a party!  

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 4

Where: Oaks Amusement Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202

Parking and Transportation: Street parking will be available around the Portland Opera, 211 SE Caruthers St., and in the vicinity of SE Ivon and 4th Street. Also, the Oregon Pacific Railroad Shuttle Train will transport people FOR FREE to and from Oaks Park from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SAG-AFTRA will be providing deluxe ride bracelets and food tickets for the first 5 members to RSVP to portland@sagaftra.org.

For more information, please visit their website, www.oregonpacificrr.com.

This event is sponsored by the Northwest Oregon Labor Council and its affiliates. Call (503) 235-9444 for more information.

For questions, or if interested in volunteering at our booth for a couple of hours, please contact portland@sagaftra.org or (206) 282-2506.

Sep 04 12:00pm-3:00pm
Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston-Austin
SAG-AFTRA Member Volunteers for Film Family Labor Day 2017More Info

Film Family Labor Day is back! This Labor Day, professionals in the film and entertainment industry are invited to celebrate the state’s rich and vibrant film industry and showcase its contributions to the creative fabric in Texas and the country

This event brings together actors, crew members, stage and theater craftspeople, film industry suppliers, media providers, as well as independent film professionals and film, media and performing arts students.

The SAG-AFTRA Dallas-Fort Worth Local and Houston-Austin Local are helping to sponsor the event and will have an informational booth on site. We need member volunteers to work the booth throughout the event.  

When: Noon – 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 4

Where: Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
View Map

To volunteer for the booth please email DFWRSVP@sagaftra.org.

Click here for more information on the event.

Sep 04 11:00am-3:00pm
Seattle
Labor Day Cookout and FundraiserMore Info

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. County Labor Day Cookout and Puget Sound Labor Agency Fundraiser

 

We're on the road again, moving the MLKCLC Labor Day Cookout and PSLA fundraiser to South King County! Join us at the Tukwila Community Center and bring your friends and family too. We're looking forward to deepening existing relationships and making new friends within the community. Come celebrate with us!

When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 4

Where:  Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue S.
Tukwila, WA 98168

This event is free and is open to all members of the labor community, affiliates and allies. For more information, please visit the MLKCLC events page by clicking here.

Also, we are looking for volunteers to help out with the Seattle SAG-AFTRA information table.  If you are available and interested, please email us at seattle@sagaftra.org, with “Labor Day Volunteer” in the subject line.

Sep 05 1:00pm-3:30pm
Los Angeles
Stand Up Comedy Workshop, Sept. 5More Info

When: 1 – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 5

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

Learn how to make your life experiences the subject of a “killer” stand-up set! This workshop will go over stand-up comedy basic rules including setup, premise and stage etiquette, and selected individuals will have the opportunity to test out freshly minted material before the end of the workshop. Taught by Cool Beans Comedy regular host Matthew Moore and producer Corey Craig, with a collective 20 years of stand-up comedy experience.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through October 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.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here

Questions? (323) 634-8277.

 

Sep 06 6:30pm-8:30pm
New York
FREE Admission to ContinuED: Art and Activism Panel and Reception, Sept. 6More Info

FREE Admission to ContinuED: Art and Activism Panel and Reception, Sept. 6

In response to the unfolding stories of our present, artistic expression is both an archive of our times and a projection of possible futures. Please join the SVA Continuing Education community for an evening of interdisciplinary response to our uncertain times.

When: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6
Reception to follow panel discussion.

Where: SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

Moderated by Valerie Smaldone, media personality, live event host and producer.

Presenters:

  • Steve Brodner is an acclaimed satirical illustrator and caricaturist who has worked for publications in the US since the 1970s. He is a regular contributor to GQ, The Nation, Newsweek, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, and has had art journalism appear in most major magazines and newspapers in the United States, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Atlantic.
  • Nancy Giles is an actress, comedian and news commentator known for her ongoing role on the Emmy Award-winning CBS News Sunday Morning. She has appeared in numerous television theatre productions and is a frequent guest on The Today Show, The Joy Behar Show, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
  • Ed Woodham has been active in community art, education and civic interventions across media and culture for more than 25 years. He is a visual and performance artist, puppeteer, curator and founder and director of Art in Odd Places, a public art project based in New York City focused on public.

Price: Free.

RSVP at ce@sva.edu.

Questions? Visit http://svatheatre.com/events/continued-art-and-activism.

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.

Sep 06 6:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
The Actor’s Path with Rob BrownsteinMore Info

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Wednesday, September 6

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

The journey of being an actor, whether you are at the beginning or well into it, involves several elements: your craft, your career, your community and your life in the world. All these aspects are consistently changing and constantly needing attention so that they can continue to grow. In this workshop, we will discuss and tackle these varying issues and work on auditioning - the gateway to working.

About Rob Brownstein

Rob has been acting and coaching for many years. Film and TV credits include Straight Outta Compton, Argo, The Last Tycoon, Modern Family, Mad Men, Breaking Bad and many national commercials. He currently teaches at his studio, An Actor’s Space, The Commercials Gym, and at Alyson Horn Casting. A long time SAG-AFTRA member, Rob is honored and delighted to give back to fellow members.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through October 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.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here

Questions? (323) 634-8277.

 

Sep 07 7:00pm-8:30pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
Background Actors 101: An Informational and Educational Review of the SAG-AFTRA Television and Theatrical ContractsMore Info

Background Actors 101:
An Informational and Educational Review of the SAG-AFTRA Television and Theatrical Contracts

Are you a SAG-AFTRA member in the Washington-Mid Atlantic area? With upcoming productions shooting in our area, would you like to know more about the Background Actor provisions of the TV/Theatrical Agreement? If so, then this presentation 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., Thursday, Sept. 7

Where: 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 rules outlining work as a Background Actor under the TV/Theatrical Agreement. A Q&A 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 Ryan Hastings at ryan.hastings@sagaftra.org or (301) 634-4855. 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.

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

Sep 07 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
The SAG-AFTRA Radio Players present Alice in Wonderland!, Sept. 7More Info

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7

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

Join us for a live Script Reading of two half-hour episodes of ALICE IN WONDERLAND. There are about ten characters in each segment, and we will be casting both shows BY LOTTERY.

You will not only enjoy the casts’ reading, you will have the opportunity to participate in the performance as well! Cast members will be selected by a raffle ticket on the evening of the event. This will be a COLD reading in the purest sense of the word.

Stretch your craft and test your skills with the fascinating and creative characters in Lewis Carroll's classic masterpiece of drama, comedy, intrigue and fun!!

This event 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 OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 31, 2017) for admittance. This is an unpaid stage performance presented to a live audience.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here

Questions? (323) 634-8277.

 

Sep 18 6:30pm-9:00pm
New England
Casting Access Live Online w/ Kimberly GrahamMore Info

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is hosting a FREE event in New England! In this new form of Casting Access Online, actors will get a unique opportunity to perform and video chat with the specified with Kimberly Graham, Associate Casting Director at Judy Henderson Casting.

Prior to the actual event, actors will prepare their own scene for the class. Then, at the venue they will participate in a Q&A and reading with the CD. Actors will perform one by one via video chat, then receive feedback on their performances. Readers will be selected from the class.

All participants are asked to prepare a 2-minute scene from a TV show or film in preparation for the event.

When: 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2017 

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

To RSVP: Please visit the SAG-AFTRA Foundation page for this event, and complete the Casting Access Online Application. 

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Sep 18 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
How to Get Your Work to Creatives in Today's Market. What Are They Looking For?More Info

Join us for an evening with three industry insiders to discuss how to market to creatives.

Scheduled to be on the panel: James "Stump" Mahoney of FCB Chicago and Jeff Davis of Energy BBDO, with Tim Dadabo as moderator. 

When: Monday, Sept. 18, 6 - 8 p.m.

Where: Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC)
1 East Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611

Please email kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org to RSVP.

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