Events

Aug 30 12:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
SAVE THE DATE: Cleveland Council EventMore Info

Fellow Cleveland Council Members:  

We are looking forward to our next scheduled event, which will be held rain or shine, as the pavilion at our next location is superb!

When: Noon, Sunday, Aug. 30

Where: Keystone Shelter, West Creek Reservation, Parma (see link)
http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Keystone-Reservable-Shelter.aspx

Please put it on your calendar now, and in addition to having a cookout picnic and meeting, we’ll add a guest speaker, some prizes and other activities TBD. 

We’ll have better luck next time!

Sincerely, 

Cleveland Council Committee

Aug 30 1:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
SAG-AFTRA Cleveland Meeting and Picnic, Aug. 30More Info

Fellow Cleveland Council Members: 

Well, let’s try this again!

After a rained-out first attempt, we are planning on having our meeting/picnic for the Cleveland Council of the SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local on Sunday, Aug. 30 at a lovely location in the Cleveland Metroparks (see details below.)

This will be a largely informal event, though we will be discussing the recent Local elections, the upcoming SAG-AFTRA convention, production happening in and around our area and more. 

Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Executive Director Brian Lysell will be in attendance. Come out and have a good time and hear about what’s happening in the Cleveland market, the Ohio-Pittsburgh Local and the union in general. 

We will be grilling burgers and hot dogs and providing beverages and side dishes. Feel free to bring something. Beer & wine is permitted within the pavilion. BYO if you like. 

And by the way, kickball may be involved! 

All members of the Cleveland Council (that includes all members of the former Cleveland Local) are invited. Feel free to bring a guest.

When: 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30 

Where: Keystone Shelter, West Creek Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks
Parma, OH
Click here for information and a map.

Please RSVP to clevelandrsvp@sagaftra.org

We hope to see many of you there.

Sincerely,
Cleveland Council Committee

Aug 30 4:00pm
Los Angeles
Support the WNBA LA Sparks #WeAre Game, Aug. 30More Info

When: 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30

Where: STAPLES Center
1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Click here for directions and parking info.

SAG-AFTRA is a proud community ambassador sponsor for the WNBA LA Sparks. Join your fellow union members to show support for the LA Sparks’ #WeAre game.

As a women’s professional basketball organization, the LA Sparks understands the importance of the empowerment of women within our communities. Everyday women in the Los Angeles community are serving as pioneers, business leaders and community activists, just to name a few. The #WeAre campaign highlights all the things that women are to our community. The LA Sparks plan to break the record for the highest attended game with over 22,100 fans in WNBA history played indoors. Prior to the game, the LA Sparks will host a festival featuring musical performances, speakers and vendors that focus on the campaign theme—#WeAreStrong, #WeAreWomen, #WeAreLA.  

Honorees have been nominated by members of the L.A. community and will be announced and featured in game.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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.

 

Aug 31 2:30pm-3:30pm
Chicago
Special Membership MeetingMore Info

 

When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

Where: KMRC
1 E. Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611

The purpose of the Special Membership Meeting is to determine funding priority for Convention Delegates to attend the upcoming SAG-AFTRA Convention in Los Angeles on October 1-4, 2015. 

This is pursuant to Article 5., Section 4. of the Chicago Local Constitution, which requires that funding priority for Convention Delegates other than the delegate positions assigned to the National Board members and Local President be determined by plurality of votes received in the election or if candidates run unopposed, funding priority will be determined at a special membership meeting. 

Since fourteen (14) candidates ran unopposed for the positions of Convention Delegate in the recent Chicago Local election, the funding priority of six (6) Convention Delegate positions will be determined at this special membership meeting. Convention Delegates who do not receive funding priority as a result of this meeting, may attend the Convention at their own expense. 

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 (paid through Oct. 31, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE. 

Park for $13 at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State, and then take a ticket. When you sign in, you may purchase a four-hour ticket for $13. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash only.

 

Aug 31 3:00pm-5:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
"Everything You Wanted To Know About Residuals" Webinar with the SAG-AFTRA Residuals Department Aug. 31More Info

Join the Residuals Department for a convenient webinar covering Everything You Wanted to Know About Residuals hosted by the Ohio-Pittsburgh Local and the Pittsburgh Conservatory Committee. The webinar will include a presentation followed by a live Q&A session, which can be accessed from the comfort of your home. 

The presentation will cover basic explanations about what residuals are, how/when they are paid, why/how they are processed by SAG-AFTRA, and what members need to know about communicating with SAG-AFTRA. Attendees will also learn about residuals obligations, the role the union plays in enforcement of the agreements and processing of payments, ways to check on payments, how to initiate claims, along with residuals department contacts for individual needs. Residuals are a complicated yet important topic for any working performer. This webinar will prove to be very educational and set the record straight.

When: 6-8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

**Registration: Please register in advance for Everything You Wanted To Know About Residuals at: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1629049990652104450 

Speakers: 

Jennifer Gaudry – National Director of Residuals Claims, Residuals Contracts
Valery Kotik - National Director of Residuals Processing, Trusts & Estates, Residuals Processing, Trusts & Estates

This is a very informative opportunity only for our local, the first of its kind, and we hope our local members can take advantage of it and join the session.

 

Aug 31 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
Sound Recordings Code Voting and Informational MeetingsMore Info

On July 11, 2015, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the record industry. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreement covering sound recordings.

Members with earnings under the Sound Recordings Code on or after Jan. 1, 2009 and who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard yesterday on August 26, 2015 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

If you are located in Los Angeles, New York or Nashville, please join us for an informational meeting on the proposed Sound Recordings Code and the strong increases for the members who work under it. This meeting will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion. 

Los Angeles
6 - 8 p.m. PT, Aug. 31
SAG-AFTRA James Cagney Boardroom
5757 Wilshire Blvd., Lobby Level, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(Parking will be validated.)
RSVP to Jasmine Vargas at jasmine.vargas@sagaftra.org

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email soundrecordings@sagaftra.org or call (323) 634-8150.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing, no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru Oct. 31, 2015.

Aug 31 6:30pm-9:00pm
Hawaii
Hawaii Local Annual General Membership MeetingMore Info

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31
6:30 p.m. – Light pupus/refreshments will be served
7 p.m. – Business meeting
7:45 p.m. – Guest speaker: Georja Skinner, Chief Officer for Creative Industries Division, State of Hawaii Department of Economic Development, Business & Tourism

Where: Studio 909 (next door to the Musicians Union)
949 Kapiolani Blvd.
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 younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through Oct. 31, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE. If you need ADA accommodations, please let us know by contacting us at diversity@sagaftra.org or (323) 549-6644.

 

Sep 01 1:00pm-3:00pm
New York
Sound Recordings Code Voting and Informational MeetingsMore Info

On July 11, 2015, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the record industry. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreement covering sound recordings.

Members with earnings under the Sound Recordings Code on or after Jan. 1, 2009 and who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard yesterday on August 26, 2015 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

If you are located in Los Angeles, New York or Nashville, please join us for an informational meeting on the proposed Sound Recordings Code and the strong increases for the members who work under it. This meeting will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion. 

New York
1 - 3 p.m. ET, Sept. 1
SAG-AFTRA N.Y. Boardroom, 5th Floor
1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
RSVP to Kimberlee Archie at kimberlee.archie@sagaftra.org

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email soundrecordings@sagaftra.org or call (323) 634-8150.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing, no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru Oct. 31, 2015.

Sep 02 1:00pm-3:00pm
Nashville
Sound Recordings Code Voting and Informational MeetingsMore Info

On July 11, 2015, your SAG-AFTRA National Board overwhelmingly approved and recommended a YES vote for the tentative agreement reached with the record industry. Eligible SAG-AFTRA members will now vote on the proposed successor agreement covering sound recordings.

Members with earnings under the Sound Recordings Code on or after Jan. 1, 2009 and who are eligible to vote were mailed a postcard yesterday on August 26, 2015 with ballot instructions explaining how to vote electronically or how to request a paper ballot. To view a preview of the referendum booklet online, click here.

If you are located in Los Angeles, New York or Nashville, please join us for an informational meeting on the proposed Sound Recordings Code and the strong increases for the members who work under it. This meeting will provide members the opportunity to hear a presentation followed by a group discussion. 

Nashville
1 - 3 p.m. CT, Sept. 2
SAG-AFTRA Nashville Board Room
1108 17th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212
RSVP to Josh Reese at josh.reese@sagaftra.org

If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding the tentative agreement, please email soundrecordings@sagaftra.org or call (323) 634-8150.

We urge you to attend this important informational meeting. This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing, no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. Please bring your membership card for admittance paid thru Oct. 31, 2015.

Sep 04 1:00pm-3:00pm
Portland
SAG-AFTRA Member Discount to the 2015 Portland Film FestivalMore Info

As an official sponsor of the 2015 Portland Film Festival, running Sept. 1 through Sept. 7, 2015, the SAG-AFTRA Portland Local is pleased to offer a special “All Access Pass” rate to members for just $89 – a 40 percent discount off the normal price of $149. This pass will grant holders admission to all festival screenings, events and workshops.

To order tickets online, please click here and select “All Access Pass” from the middle of the list. Enter the number of passes, click the “Enter Promotional Code” link at the bottom of the page and enter “sagaftra” to receive the discounted rate. Additional ticket categories also offer discounts to SAG-AFTRA members; these will appear after you enter the Promotional Code and click “Order Now”.

The Portland Film Festival describes this annual event as “the biggest and most outgoing summer movie smorgasbord in the Northwest. This year, the festival will present over 150 hours of films, workshops, networking opportunities, parties, talks, classes, behind-the-scene tours and more! Plus, lots of free movies and live music in Wallace Park, Waterfront Park and other locations to be announced!”

In addition, SAG-AFTRA staff and members will be conducting a panel discussion focusing on the business side of performance. 

When: 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4

Where: Pacific Northwest College of Art 
511 NW Broadway
Portland, 97209 

That same evening, the Portland Local will also host an actor’s networking event.

When: 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4

Where: Pacific Northwest College of Art 
511 NW Broadway
Portland, 97209 

For more information and to view the complete festival schedule of events, please visit their website at http://portlandfilmfestival.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.

 

Sep 07 5:15am
Ohio-Pittsburgh
Labor Day 2015 Pittsburgh Annual Parade and PicnicMore Info

Bring Friends and Family 
Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

Important: Please RSVP to (412) 281-6767 or pittsburghrsvp@sagaftra.org by Sept. 2, 2015. 

Schedule of Events

Parade Marchers Gather
*A special note: There is a new parade route, order, and starting point this year.

When: 8:15 a.m., Monday, Sept. 7

Where: On Liberty Avenue between 13th and 17th Streets.
Look for our banner and a group wearing black SAG-AFTRA t-shirts. 

Join the SAG-AFTRA contingent as we march in the 2015 Labor Day Parade. Our contingent, #78 in the White Division, has moved up two groups from the past two years. Since we’re now towards the front, we will start marching much sooner than in the past couple of years.

Coffee and pastries will be provided. 
Members get a free SAG-AFTRA t-shirt! (Limited number available, so first-come, first-served.)
Group photo with our banner will be taken before the parade begins.

Parade Begins

When: 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 7

Where: There is a new route this year. 
It begins near the Greyhound Station on Liberty and Penn Ave. 
The review stand and parade finish is still in front of the Steelworkers Building. 

SAG-AFTRA members, friends and family will escort union TV/radio station vans and vehicles. 
This is the 31st annual and 2nd largest Labor Day Parade in the country!
This year’s theme is Organize! Organize! Organize!

SAG-AFTRA Pool Party and Roof Top Picnic

When: 11:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 7
(Pool opens at 1 p.m.)

Where: SAG-AFTRA Office Building
625 Stanwix St. – 14th Floor Pool Deck
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
*Rain Location: SAG-AFTRA office – 20th Floor

Join us at our office building after the parade for a pool party and picnic. Bring your suit and towel. Cool off, eat and party. 

This event is free, BUT cold dish, snacks or dessert contributions are welcome. Call (412) 281-6767 or email pittsburghrsvp@sagaftra.org and let us know what you’re bringing.

Fun and Food • Swim • Free T-shirts • SEE YOU THERE!

Sep 07 6:00am-11:00am
Philadelphia
28h Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade and Family CelebrationMore Info

Come join your fellow SAG-AFTRA members for a day of commemoration and celebration. 

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

Where: See schedule below
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

Free SAG-AFTRA t-shirt while supplies last! Family members welcome.

RSVP: Please contact Lynn Koenigsberg at (215) 732-0507 or lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org to reserve your space to march in the 28th Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade

Co-Sponsored by Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO and
The Tri-State Labor Day Parade Committee

 

Sep 07 6:00am-10:00am
Michigan
Labor Day 2015 Metro Detroit Annual Parade and LaborFest 2015More Info

Come join in on a fun-filled day of activities for the whole family!

Schedule of Events

  1. Parade Marchers Gather

When: 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 7 (Parade begins at 9:30 a.m.)

Where:  Michigan Avenue at Trumbull 

Join the SAG-AFTRA contingent as we march in the 2015 Labor Day Parade. Our contingent is the performers’ contingent, Division #1, which includes SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, and American Federation of Musicians.

SAG-AFTRA tee shirts will be distributed until supply lasts

2.  LaborFest 2015

When: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 7

Where: Hart Plaza

Bring friends and family for food, music, face painting, balloon twisting, games, and a great car display.

If you would like to volunteer for LaborFest, please make this known by writing to SCurson@uaw.net.

Show you solidarity, meet fellow union members and have a great time!

Sep 07 10:00am-5:00pm
Portland
Annual Northwest Oregon Labor Council's Labor Day PicnicMore Info

When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 7

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

In an effort to provide increased opportunities for membership to get and be involved, the Portland Local President and Local Board are proud to announce that this Labor Day marks the Portland Local’s second coupling with other like-minded unionists which make up the Oregon Labor Movement. And it's going to be quite a party.

Join us at Oaks Amusement Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a brief program starting at 1 p.m. Pack a picnic basket or purchase food and beverage "scrip" which sells for 50 cents. Deluxe ride bracelets are $9.50. The Oregon Pacific Railroad Shuttle Train will transport people ($5 per person roundtrip for adults, children 12 and under ride free) to and from Oaks Park from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit their web site at www.oregonpacificrr.com. Street parking will be available around the Portland Opera, 211 SE Caruthers St., and in the vicinity of SE Ivon and 4th Street. Look for our info booth at the event and come down early. This is going to be big fun.

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

If interested in volunteering at our booth for a couple of hours, please contact portland@sagaftra.org.

Sep 09 4:00pm-6:00pm
San Francisco-Northern California
San Francisco-Northern California Conservatory Presents Commercial Auditioning with Shari CarlsonMore Info

 

When:  7 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Where: Shari Carlson Studio
442 Post Street, 5th floor
San Francisco (between Mason and Powell Streets)

A two hour workshop on commercial auditioning. Learn to identify the specific actions that will help book the job. Bring a current headshot and resume and come camera ready.

RSVP: SAG-AFTRA San 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.

  • Class size is limited to 20 members
  • Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond within the first 24 hours, with preference given to those who have not attended Conservatory events in the past year.
  • As a courtesy to members on the waiting list, if you have reserved a space in this workshop and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. 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 

Directions/Parking: Limited Street parking. Self-pay parking at the Union Square Garage.  

Shari Carlson coaches individuals within a group setting to become masters of their instrument. She has been involved in the entertainment business as an actor, director, casting director and producer for over 30 years in Hollywood and San Francisco. A successful entrepreneur, Shari is also the creative director and founder of the Best Actors (in a) Film Festival established in San Francisco. This niche festival is focused on rewarding talented actors for their creative performances. Shari has owned and operated the production company Imaginative Productions since 2006, producing award winning music videos, films and plays.

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, 2015) 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.

 

Sep 09 8:00pm-11:00pm
Miami
Miami Local Office Grand OpeningMore Info

Miami Local Grand Opening Invitation

Sep 10 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Theatrical Agreements Made SimpleMore Info

The only way you can guarantee that you’ll ever book a decent role or get noticed in this industry is to write and produce your own projects! This seminar is designed to show actors, producers and directors how quick and easy it is to create their projects using union talent. Theatrical Business Representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA short film, low-budget indie, or web-series contracts; from start to finish.

When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

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

Workshops are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6-8 p.m., and are FREE. Workshops fill up quickly so RSVP now! If you sign up for a workshop but can’t attend you must call to cancel your reservation no later than 48 hours before the workshop.

RSVP: Click here to RSVP online or call (212) 827-1481

For full 2015 Workshop Schedule, please visit:http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

Sep 12 8:00am-11:00am
New England
New England BookPALS Fall Kick Off, Sept. 12More Info

When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Where: Old South Church (Guild Room)
645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

Schedule of Events
11 a.m. – Noon: BookPALS basics for new readers* 
Noon - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch and schmooze with fellow BookPALS
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.: Dyslexia simulation - Experience what it’s like to be a student with special needs and discover what BookPALS can do to help.

*This event is not required for performers who have already attended a BookPALS training at the SAG-AFTRA office.

There will be books and other goodies to take home!

Please RSVP by Sept. 4, 2015. To RSVP please contact Sara Ewing, sewing@sagfoundation.org or (617) 233-5499. Guests are invited, but must RSVP prior. 

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

 

Sep 12 1:00pm
New York
New York City Central Labor Council 2015 Labor Day Parade, Sept. 12More Info

NYC Labor Day Parade Banner

Join the SAG-AFTRA New York Local at the annual New York City Central Labor Council’s Labor Day Parade. The theme of the 2015 Labor Day Parade is #WeAreNYC. March up 5th Avenue with your union to show your NY pride as a #sagaftramember.

When: Saturday, Sept. 12
Meet at assembly location between 9-9:30 a.m. (EST)
March begins at 10 a.m. (EST)
Please note that the parade takes place the weekend after Labor Day

Where: Assemble on East 44th Street between Madison and 5th Avenues. Look for the SAG-AFTRA banner.

Free SAG-AFTRA t-shirts will be available first-come, first-served while supplies last. Members must sign-in at the meeting location to receive a t-shirt. Please bring your SAG-AFTRA ID card (paid through Oct. 31, 2015). Come out and make this year’s parade one to remember!

Facbook.com/sagaftrany
@sagaftrany
@CentralLaborNYC
#sagaftramember #WeAreNYC #LDP2015

Sep 19 10:00am-1:00pm
New Orleans
Voice Acting WorkshopMore Info

Get behind the mic with Addy Award-winning voice actor Leonard Dozier.

When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19

Where: Marigny Recording Studios
    535 Marigny Street
    New Orleans, LA 70117

Cost: $75 for SAG-AFTRA members; $150 for general public

For registration: (888) 684-5590

Seminar will cover four phases:

  1. The basics of voice acting technique and vocal preparation, and how to use your voice. The industry needs all types of voices.
  2. Careers in voice acting (commercials, audio books, documentaries, animation, interactive media).
  3. The business of voice acting, the major players in the business, union vs. nonunion, creating work opportunities for yourself, and producing your demo.
  4. Putting your voice and skills to the test (recording real scripts on the spot, simulating auditions - you will receive a copy of your work).

Dozier is a SAG-AFTRA member and voice actor with close to 20 years of experience. He is a principal actor alongside Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, and Patrick Stewart in the Hollywood animation movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. Voice credits include American Idol Ruben Studdard’s national promo for the album Love Is, Centerlight Healthcare and the NCAA Recyclemania Campaign for Coca Cola. On screen Leonard can be seen in the film Turning Point with Ernie Hudson and Todd Bridges. He co-starred in the Emmy-winning Fever: 1793 which premiered on ABC in April of 2012. Leonard is featured in the new apocalyptic thriller Phaesporia, out in 2016. For more on Leonard’s career in voiceovers visit http://www.leonarddozier.com/the-artist/voice-actor. For more on Leonard’s workshops, visit http://www.leonarddozier.com/the-artist/voice-actor/workshops.
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.

Sep 26 6:30am-2:30pm
New England
Tom Todoroff Acting Intensive, Sept. 26More Info

Director/Producer/Acting Coach Tom Todoroff’s acting intensive returns to Boston.

When: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Where: Deane Hall at the Calderwood Pavilion 
Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02115

First-time observers are welcome at no charge. There is currently a waitlist for performers for this class.

To RSVP: please email bostonstudio@tomtodoroff.com to confirm your interest and attendance. You can find out more about this class and others at WWW.TOMTODOROFF.COM or visit the Facebook event page Tom Todoroff One Day Intensive Sept. 29.

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

 

Oct 08 3:00pm-5:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Theatrical Agreements Made SimpleMore Info

The only way you can guarantee that you’ll ever book a decent role or get noticed in this industry is to write and produce your own projects! This seminar is designed to show actors, producers and directors how quick and easy it is to create their projects using union talent. Theatrical Business Representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA short film, low-budget indie, or web-series contracts; from start to finish.

When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

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

Workshops are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6-8 p.m., and are FREE. Workshops fill up quickly so RSVP now! If you sign up for a workshop but can’t attend you must call to cancel your reservation no later than 48 hours before the workshop.

RSVP: Click here to RSVP online or call (212) 827-1481

For full 2015 Workshop Schedule, please visit:http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

Oct 19-22 9:00pm-8:59pm
New York
New York Local Member Discount: NYC Television Week, Oct. 20-22More Info
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When: Tuesday, Oct. 20
 
Where: Waldorf Astoria New York
301 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022
 
Next TV Summit
When: Wednesday, Oct. 21
 
The Content Show
When:  Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22
 
Hispanic Television Summit
When: Thursday, Oct. 22
 
Where: Park Central Hotel
870 7th Ave
New York. NY 10019
More Info: http://www.parkcentralny.com/                 
 
SAG-AFTRA Members Save 20 percent off the following New York City Television Week 2015 Summits and Sessions. Use code SAGAFTRA20 at checkout to receive an exclusive discounted registration rate. For more information and to register, click here
 
October 20 • Waldorf Astoria
Advanced Advertising returns to NYC Television Week with an in-depth look at the latest digital advertising technologies and how to use them to succeed. Covered topics include programmatic TV, metrics, and addressability.
 
The Content Show
October 21-22 • Park Central
Last year’s inaugural The Content Show brought executives and producers to the table to discuss their needs, the latest trends, and the future of content production. Look for the second year to cover even more ground and attract a wide variety of content providers and deal makers.
 
Next TV Summit
October 21 • Park Central
The popular Next TV Summit returns to NYC Television week with a focus on broadcasting, content, technology, digital media and OTT. This will be the only East Coast Next TV Summit held this year. Don’t miss out.
 
Hispanic Television Summit
October 22 • Park Central
This is the 13th annual Hispanic Television Summit, but its first time as part of NYC Television Week. Covering programming, advertising, distribution technology, and more, the Hispanic Television Summit is a “must-attend” for anyone who reaches — or needs to reach — the expanding Hispanic audience.
Nov 12 3:00pm-5:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Theatrical Agreements Made SimpleMore Info

The only way you can guarantee that you’ll ever book a decent role or get noticed in this industry is to write and produce your own projects! This seminar is designed to show actors, producers and directors how quick and easy it is to create their projects using union talent. Theatrical Business Representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA short film, low-budget indie, or web-series contracts; from start to finish.

When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

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

Workshops are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6-8 p.m., and are FREE. Workshops fill up quickly so RSVP now! If you sign up for a workshop but can’t attend you must call to cancel your reservation no later than 48 hours before the workshop.

RSVP: Click here to RSVP online or call (212) 827-1481

For full 2015 Workshop Schedule, please visit:http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

Nov 17-19 9:00pm-8:59pm
New York
New York Local Member Discount: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, Nov. 18-19More Info
When: Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Thursday, Nov. 19
 
Where: The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY, 10017
 
SAG-AFTRA Members Save 15 percent off registration at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards. Use code SAGAFTRA15 at checkout to receive an exclusive discounted registration rate. 
 
The Billboard Touring Conference & Awards is the premiere event dedicated to the live music industry. Now in its 12th year, the Billboard Touring Conference features industry-leading programming that informs, educates and provides a forum for promoters, producers, agents, managers, venues, sponsors, marketers, production professionals, merchandisers, digital music executives, ticketing companies, and all touring-related businesses about the industry's latest opportunities and current challenges. Use code SAGAFTRA15 at checkout to receive an exclusive discounted registration rate. For more info and to register, visit http://www.billboardevents.com/touring