Events

Nov 01 7:30am
Miami
Join the Actors & Artists Unite Team at the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’sMore Info

Come walk with this wonderful Miami Local team to end Alzheimer’s. Join your fellow SAG-AFTRA members, colleagues, friends and family in Hollywood, FL.

When: Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
Registration - 7:30 a.m.
Ceremony and Awards - 8:30 a.m.
5K (3.2 mile) Walk - 9:15 a.m.

Where: Hollywood North Beach Park
3601 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL  33019

To participate in the walk you can register either on line by clicking here or the day of the walk on site.

Members are invited to join the Actors & Artists Unite Team to End Alzheimer’s, founded in 2011 by SAG-AFTRA member Nancy Daly. This team of performing artists and their friends and families has raised more than $90,000 for the fight against Alzheimer’s and will have a presence in 29 cities around the country this fall. To find out more about the team and for contact information, visit www.alz.org/AAUnite.

Coordinator: SAG-AFTRA member, Laurel Levey co-captain for the Hollywood, FL team.  If you are interested in joining the "Actors & Artists Unite to End Alzheimer's” team or if you have any questions prior to registering, please contact Susana Carrillo at (305) 663-7092. 

Walk with the hundreds of actors and artists around the country who have walked for a world without Alzheimer’s. All are welcome!

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. 

Nov 01 9:00am-12:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
Talent ShowcaseMore Info

Talent Showcase Hosted by the Ohio-Pittsburgh Local and Women in Film and Media

Please join the SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local and the Pittsburgh chapter of Women in Film and Media (WIFM) for our talent showcase on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Back by popular demand, the Talent Showcase follows a similar format as the showcase held this past January. The talent showcase provides the opportunity to practice and showcase your talent to Pittsburgh casting directors from Nancy Mosser Casting and Donna Belajac Casting and talent agents from The Talent Group Agency and Docherty Talent and Modeling Agency. The talent agents and casting directors will observe your scene and contact you if they are interested in representing you or bringing you in for an audition. 

When: Saturday, Nov. 1
9 a.m.: Registration, receive a scene and scene partner, rehearse
9:45 a.m.: Doors open for audience
10 a.m. – noon: Showcase

Where: 11 Stanwix Street Auditorium
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(Corner of Stanwix St. and Ft. Pitt Blvd.)
Parking: Street parking and open lots across from the building. 

Cost: SAG-AFTRA and WIFM members and students: $20
Non-members: $30
Audience Seat: $8

How to Register: For the SAG-AFTRA member discount, please register using this link: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=ymvnm

Deadline to Register: Midnight, Thursday, Oct. 30

No walk-ins, you must register online. Limited spots available, so please register as soon as possible. Must be 14 years of age or older to participate. Once you have registered, you will be contacted via email with details of the day, what you need to bring, and how the showcase process works. You will receive a scene upon your arrival and have time to rehearse prior to the showcase start. No food will be provided. Participants, please be prepared to bring your own food and drink for outside of the auditorium. For more information, visit www.wifmpit.org.

*This showcase is NOT a promise of employment. There will be no meet-and-greet after the session unless requested by one of the talent agents or casting directors. The casting showcase will not guarantee that any of the casting directors or talent agents will represent or cast you. When the showcase ends, the agents will leave the session and only call the performers they would like to see or interview.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Nov 01 10:30am
Hawaii
Actor’s Workshop with Marcia Gay HardenMore Info

Finding Your Character: Creative Lab at HIFF 2014 Actor's Workshop (only by invitation)

When: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1

Where: Doris Duke Theater
900 S Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96814

Academy and Tony Award-winning actor Marcia Gay Harden will lead an actor's workshop on script analysis, audition techniques and character work. There will only be 20 participants randomly chosen for this workshop. Actors interested in participating should submit their headshot and resume via email to actors@hiff.org by noon on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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.

Nov 01 3:30pm-5:00pm
Hawaii
A Conversation with Marcia Gay HardenMore Info

When: 3:30 – 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1

Where: Doris Duke Theater
900 S Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Free public event (first-come, first-served basis)

Join Academy and Tony Award-winning actor Marcia Gay Harden (Fifty Shades of Grey, Pollock, Trophy Wife) for a conversation sharing stories from the set and what it really took to become an actor with staying power.

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.

Nov 02 12:00pm-5:00pm
Miami
Florida Film Production Coalition Annual PicnicMore Info

Join Florida Film Production Coalition at their Annual Fundraiser to support the Entertainment Industry Economic Development Legislation. The picnic is a perfect way to spend the day with your family, with live entertainment, prize drawings, football, soccer, kickball, volleyball, Frisbee and more. This is a great opportunity to share with friends and colleagues, enjoy the outdoors, music, food and fun!

When: Noon-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Where: Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149

Cost: Advance tickets: $20 for SAG-AFTRA members & FFPC members ($25 for non-members)
At the door: $25 for members ($30 for non-members) 

To purchase tickets and for more information click here or visit www.ffpcoalition.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.

Nov 03 5:30pm-9:30pm
Miami
2014 SAG-AFTRA Miami Local Annual Membership MeetingMore Info

Don’t miss this year’s Miami Local Annual Membership Meeting and mixer. Come join fellow members and board members for an informative and important meeting.

When: Monday Nov. 3, 2014
5:30 p.m. – Registration Opens
6–7 p.m. – Mixer/Hors d’oeuvres will be served
7–9:30 p.m. – Annual Membership Meeting

Where: Dave & Buster’s
3000 Oakwood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33020

Free Parking, Networking, Union Updates, Q&A,
New Member Recognition, Door and Game Prizes

RSVP to: Eileen Neel at (305) 663-7079 or by email at eileen.neel@sagaftra.org

This meeting is open only to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing (paid thru October 31, 2014 or April 30, 2015). Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years old are welcome.

PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR ADMITTANCE

Nov 03 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
CANCELLED: Snap, Crackle, Pop! Learn to Create Your Own Graphic MaterialsMore Info

Due to scheduling conflicts, the singers seminars on Oct. 13 and Nov. 3 have been canceled.

Do you feel like your career is suffering the doldrums? Are you just spinning your wheels? Does your brand message need to be revamped? Need to learn the tricks to successful marketing using social media?

We have the answer!

The SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local Singers Committee is proud to present a seminar to help take your career to the next level.

6 - 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3
Guest Presenter: Jeremiah Miles, graphic artist

Seminar is open to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing and will be held at the KMRC, 1 E. Erie, Suite 660, Chicago, IL 60611.

RSVP to Jolene Jones at jolene.jones@safaftra.org.

Light refreshments will be served.

Park for $11 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 $11. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash only.

Nov 03-17 6:30pm-8:30pm
New York
SAG Foundation & SAG-AFTRA Spanish Language Media Committee present A Spanish Language Voiceover Technique Workshop Series led by Manuel Herrera, Nov. 3, 10, 17More Info

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays, Nov. 3, 10, 17

Where: SAG Foundation
Entertainment Industry Foundation Voiceover Lab
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY
(Between 63rd and 64th streets)

Manuel Herrera presents a Spanish language voiceover technique workshop for actors who wish to fine-tune their technique. The workshop covers: diction and voicing in Spanish; interpretation, rhythm and narration; professional audition and quick study techniques. 

Questions Answered

 

  • What is the best way to access to the world of voiceovers (and the business of it) for the beginning actor? 
  • What is the importance of voiceover auditions?
  • What are the different types of jobs in the voiceover business (commercials, audiobooks, etc.)?

 

RSVP Required: To register for Manuel Herrera's workshops, you must:

  1. Submit a Voiceover Lab online application at sagfoundation.org AND attend an EIF Voiceover Lab Orientation. If you have already done so, please read requirement #2 below.
  2. Be a bilingual Spanish-speaking performer. A majority of each workshop will be conducted in Spanish. Please do not register for these workshops if you do not have fluency in Spanish.

If you have not yet completed the EIF Voiceover Lab orientation process, click HERE to receive detailed instructions on how to do so. Orientations are held weekly, so please register for one prior to your preferred workshop date above.

Click here to register for the event and for more information about guest instructor Manuel Herrera.

Please note that this workshop series will have separate sign up pages for each event. Sign-ups for workshops on Nov. 10 and 17 will occur approximately one week before the actual workshop date. Please continue to periodically monitor sagfoundation.org to register for upcoming workshops in the EIF Voiceover Lab.

If you have any difficulty logging in, difficulty with your account or difficulty when attempting to RSVP, please contact the SAG Foundation Website Administrator at webmaster@sagfoundation.org.

For questions about the EIF Voiceover Lab and orientation process, please contact volny@sagfoundation.org.

For more information about the SAG-AFTRA Spanish Language Media Committee, please contact carlina.rodriguez@sagaftra.org.

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

Nov 03 7:00pm-9:00pm
Washington-Mid Atlantic
Washington – Mid Atlantic Local Annual Membership Meeting, Nov. 3More Info

Special Guest:
Casting Director, Pat Moran, CSA
Two-time Emmy award winner and three-time Artio award winner

Pat Moran

When: 7-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Where: The Hilton Hotel in Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

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

This meeting is only open to active paid-up SAG-AFTRA members. 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 October 31, 2014 or April 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Nov 05 12:00pm-2:30pm
Los Angeles
Seminar: About To Sign A Contract With Your Agent?More Info

About To Sign A Contract With Your Agent? Be Fully Informed of your Rights Before you Sign on the Dotted Line

When: Noon - 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5

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

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 contracts). These GSA contracts are signed outside of SAG-AFTRA’s protection, and it is imperative that members have a working knowledge of what these contracts say before signing them—your professional future and your income may depend on it. Staff will address how these contracts may apply post-merger, 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.

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.

RSVP: Email agency@sagaftra.org and reference “SAG-AFTRA GSA Seminar-Reservation” in subject line and indicate if you are participating from the Los Angeles Local or New York Local.

Members must have a valid SAG-AFTRA ID to be permitted entry to this event. Only those members who have received confirmation emails from SAG-AFTRA may attend, so please act quickly as seating is limited.

Questions about this event should be directed to the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department at (323) 549-6745.

Nov 05 1:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Nov. 5More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami Local will be providing training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera, edit auditions, and send them to agents or casting directors.

Training is necessary as the SAG-AFTRA staff are unable to assist with self-taping. Come and learn how to use these valuable tools.

We are scheduling these training sessions every month on the dates noted below.

Wednesday Sessions Friday Sessions
1:30 p.m. with Jessica Vazquez  2:30 p.m. with Litana Somoano
November 5 November 7
December 3 December 5

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Actors’ Corner a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you will be part of the Actors’ Corner Team!

Please respond as soon as possible to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#
  • Session date selected
  • Names of other members you are inviting to attend with you, if any.
Nov 05 3:00pm-5:30pm
New York
General Services Agreement Seminar, Nov. 5More Info

About To Sign A Contract With Your Agent?
Be Fully Informed Of Your Rights Before You Sign On The Dotted Line!

When: 3-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5 (EST) 

Where: SAG-AFTRA – Boardroom
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(between 63rd and 64th streets)

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 contracts). These GSA contracts are signed outside of SAG-AFTRA’s protection, and it is imperative that members have a working knowledge of what these contracts say before signing them—your professional future and your income may depend on it. Staff will also take this opportunity to address how these contracts may apply post-merger, 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. 

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.

RSVP ESSENTIAL: Email agency@sagaftra.org and reference “SAG-AFTRA GSA Seminar-Reservation” in subject line and indicate you are participating from the Los Angeles Local or from the New York Local. 

Members must have a valid SAG-AFTRA ID to be permitted entry to this event. Only those members who have received confirmation emails from SAG-AFTRA may attend, so please act quickly as seating is limited.

Questions about this event should be directed to the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department at (323) 549-6745.

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, 2014 or April 30, 2015) for admittance.

Nov 05 7:00pm-9:00pm
New England
Membership Orientation, Nov. 5More Info

SAG AFTRA New England Membership Orientation Nov. 5

Please join us on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. for a SAG-AFTRA New England Member Orientation. If you have not been to an orientation before or would like to learn more about what it means to be a SAG-AFTRA member, this meeting is for you. The program will cover all the benefits and responsibilities of membership, your rights under union contracts, and pitfalls to avoid. You’ve made it this far – now make the most of your membership by learning everything SAG-AFTRA has to offer!

  • What is a Union?
  • Responsibilities of Membership
  • Working Under Union Contracts
  • Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Additional Benefits of Membership

When: 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
(doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

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

Register Here: http://www.sagaftra.org/membership-orientation-new-england

Send questions to newengland@sagaftra.org. Please put “Member Orientation” in the subject of your email.

Parking: There is metered parking and various parking garages in the area. Public transportation is available and encouraged.

Please note that seating with a reservation is on a first-come-first served basis. Our doors open at 6:30 p.m. The seminar 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. You must bring your current membership card for admittance (paid thru Oct. 31, 2014 or April 30, 2015).

Nov 06 8:30am-3:30pm
Los Angeles
Entertainment Symposium Presented by the Employment Development DepartmentMore Info

When: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6

Where: Crenshaw WorkSource Center
5401 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043

Learn about reporting residuals on unemployment insurance forms, headshots, job opportunities at CBS and more.

Space is limited. To attend, you must be registered with Cal Jobs and RSVP as indicated below.

To register with CalJobs, click here.

To RSVP: Contact Tessa Adler at (323) 290-5137, (323) 290-5100 or tadler@edd.ca.gov.
Click here for full details and more information.

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.

Nov 06 4:00pm
Miami
South Florida BookPALS Workshops - Palm SpringsMore Info

Performers Wanted!

The following is sent on behalf of the SAG Foundation

Interested in becoming a BookPALS volunteer reader in public schools?
Join us at one of the following BookPALS Workshops

Palm Beach
4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Hollywood
2:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Coral Gables
9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

For more details and to RSVP, contact: Florida BookPALS & PencilPALS Director, Natalie Rogers at nrogers@sagfoundation.org or at (321) 229-0638, before Nov. 1, 2014.

Please visit the BookPALS website and Facebook to learn more www.bookpals.net, www.facebook.com/SAGFoundationBookPALS

Sign up, show up, make a difference!

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. Support the SAG Foundation at sagfoundation.org.

Nov 06 7:00pm-9:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Members Receive FREE ADMISSION to The Asian American Film Lab’s "Unfinished Works," Nov. 6More Info

A Performance Read and Workshop That Allows YOU To Be Part of the Creative Process 

When: 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6

Where: The Korea Society
950 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10022

Film Lab's signature Unfinished Works program, in which Actor Directory actors perform a reading of a screenplay or television pilot in progress is BACK and open to the public. There will be a performance read of a series of new works by emerging writers in conjunction with The Korea Society and the Korean American Film Festival, with a discussion about race in writing and the opportunity for actors to network with the writers and give them headshots and resumes for future casting consideration.
Actors are welcome to bring headshots and resumes.

RSVP: Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-labs-signature-unfinished-works-a-performance-read-workshop-that-allows-you-to-be-part-of-the-tickets-13530007617. You MUST bring and show valid and current ID membership card or ticket will not be honored.

Questions? Please email Lorna Nowve, Film Lab’s Unfinished Works Coordinator, at UnfinishedWorks@film-lab.org and read more about the Film Lab's Unfinished Works program on their website at www.asianamericanfilmlab.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 by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Nov 07-09 12:00am-11:59pm
Miami
Florida BookPALS: Performers Wanted!More Info

Performers Wanted!

The following is sent on behalf of the SAG Foundation

BOOKPALS: Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools is a unique volunteer program of professional performers who use their creative talents to read aloud to children. 

Children need the magic of books and stories to develop the love for reading and learning that is key to success in school and beyond. 

Who better to make that magic come alive than YOU? As a performer, gifted in the art of storytelling, you are uniquely qualified to help! 

Join us! BookPALS is hosting a New Reader Workshop in South Florida.

When: Nov. 7-9, 2014 at various South Florida venues 

Where: RSVP for location information

For details contact: Natalie at nrogers@sagfoundation.org or at (321) 229-0638. (Don’t be deterred if you can’t attend one of these events.)

Please visit the BookPALS website and Facebook to learn more www.bookpals.net, www.facebook.com/SAGFoudnationBookPALS. 

Sign up, show up, make a difference!

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. Support the SAG Foundation at sagfoundation.org.

Nov 07 12:00pm-4:30pm
New York
New York Health Fair and Free Flu Shots, Nov. 7More Info

Join the NY Healthcare Safetynet Committee for an afternoon of health and wellness. Come for free food, free services and important information! 

When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Health Fair: Noon-4 p.m.
HIV and Hepatitis C Screenings: Noon-3 p.m.
Free Flu Shots*: 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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

Information and services will include**:
Blood pressure readings, BMI screenings, chair massages, cholesterol and glucose screenings, dental information, ear seeds, flu shots*, glaucoma and vision screenings, hearing tests, HIV and Hepatitis-C screenings, pain management screenings, reflexology, reiki, spine analysis, vocal health tips and more. 

The following informational seminars will also be offered:

Time  Seminar  Presenters 
Noon-12:55 p.m.
Boardroom 
Union Health Plans: AFTRA H&R and SAG P&H  Arthur Bradford, SAG P&H Manager NY Office 
Veera Dero, AFTRA H&R Participant Services Supervisor
12:30–1 p.m.
Corner Lounge 
Maintaining Good Hearing Health  Robyn Barsky, CEO Zounds Hearing NYC
12:30–1 p.m.
Conf. Room A  
Enhance Your Presence with Reiki Jyogan Hakata-Kohler, Reiki Master
1-1:55 p.m.
Boardroom 
Getting Affordable Healthcare  Renata Marinaro, The Actors Fund Director of Health Services, Eastern Region
2-2:55 p.m.
Boardroom 
Mental Health and Addiction Awareness  Dale Daley, The Actors Fund Supervisor, Entertainment Assistance Program
3-3:25 p.m.
Boardroom 
Guided Visualization for Performers’ Success  Rick Gioiello, SAG-AFTRA actor, Photographer and Meditation teacher
3:30-3:55 p.m.
Boardroom 
Healthy Hips: Integrating the Ball into the Socket  Karen Donelson, Doc. Physical Therapy, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner 

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org and put “Health Fair” in the subject.

*Free flu shots provided by The Actors Fund supported by funding from the SAG Motion Pictures Player Welfare Fund and the AFTRA Foundation.

**Services subject to change. Some service hours vary per provider availability.

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.

This event is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2014 or April 30, 2015) for admittance.

Nov 07 2:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Nov. 7More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami Local will be providing training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera, edit auditions, and send them to agents or casting directors.

Training is necessary as the SAG-AFTRA staff are unable to assist with self-taping. Come and learn how to use these valuable tools.

We are scheduling these training sessions every month on the dates noted below.

Wednesday Sessions Friday Sessions
1:30 p.m. with Jessica Vazquez  2:30 p.m. with Litana Somoano
November 5 November 7
December 3 December 5

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Actors’ Corner a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you will be part of the Actors’ Corner Team!

Please respond as soon as possible to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#
  • Session date selected
  • Names of other members you are inviting to attend with you, if any.
Nov 07 2:30pm
Miami
South Florida BookPALS Workshops - HollywoodMore Info

Performers Wanted!

The following is sent on behalf of the SAG Foundation

Interested in becoming a BookPALS volunteer reader in public schools?
Join us at one of the following BookPALS Workshops

Palm Beach
4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Hollywood
2:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Coral Gables
9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

For more details and to RSVP, contact: Florida BookPALS & PencilPALS Director, Natalie Rogers at nrogers@sagfoundation.org or at (321) 229-0638, before Nov. 1, 2014.

Please visit the BookPALS website and Facebook to learn more www.bookpals.net, www.facebook.com/SAGFoundationBookPALS

Sign up, show up, make a difference!

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. Support the SAG Foundation at sagfoundation.org.

Nov 07 4:00pm-5:30pm
Philadelphia
The SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Conservatory Invites you to "Commercial Work: A Panel Discussion with the Industry"More Info

From conception to development, learn about commercial production from a seasoned group of industry professionals. 

Panelists:
Diane Heery, Heery Casting
Rob Holt, Voiceover Casting Director/EngineerVoice Box, LLC
Joe Mosca, Senior Producer, Red Tettemer O’Connell & Partners
Dana Michael, Producer, Get-Kinetic; SAG-AFTRA Member
Moderator: SAG-AFTRA Member Peter Andrew Danzig

When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
4-4:30 p.m.: Cash bar, light refreshments            
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Panel discussion 

Where: Wyndham-Philadelphia Historic District
400 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Parking: Hotel parking is discounted ($10) when you take your ticket to the front desk for validation.

Cost: SAG-AFTRA & AEA members $10; non-union performers (space is limited) $15. 

RSVP: Space will be limited so you must rsvp to lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org to be admitted to this event.

You must bring your current membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2014 or April 30, 2015) for admittance. This seminar is for informational purposes and does not constitute SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement of any particular product, service or provider.

Nov 07 6:30pm-9:30pm
Miami
Miami Local - Central Florida MixerMore Info

The Miami Local invites you and a guest to our next mixer in Orlando. Come join fellow SAG-AFTRA members and invited industry guests for an evening of socializing and networking. Contact the members that you know and have them make plans to attend this great event as well.

When: 6:30–9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Where: EMBER
42 West Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801

No-Host Bar
Happy Hour specials will be available

For directions to EMBER click here.

For a map of the parking lots and garages in downtown Orlando click here.

** We will be meeting at the Tower Bar and Upper Terrace (located outside at the back right corner)

Dress Code: Casual attire

Please note that all attendees under the age of 21 must vacate the premises prior to 9 p.m.

For more information, please contact South Region Manager, Contracts David Fazekas at (407) 788-3020 or via email at david.fazekas@sagaftra.org.

Nov 08 9:30am
Miami
South Florida BookPALS Workshops - Coral GablesMore Info

Performers Wanted!

The following is sent on behalf of the SAG Foundation

Interested in becoming a BookPALS volunteer reader in public schools?
Join us at one of the following BookPALS Workshops

Palm Beach
4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Hollywood
2:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Coral Gables
9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

For more details and to RSVP, contact: Florida BookPALS & PencilPALS Director, Natalie Rogers at nrogers@sagfoundation.org or at (321) 229-0638, before Nov. 1, 2014.

Please visit the BookPALS website and Facebook to learn more www.bookpals.net, www.facebook.com/SAGFoundationBookPALS

Sign up, show up, make a difference!

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. Support the SAG Foundation at sagfoundation.org.

Nov 08 10:00am-12:00pm
Portland
UPDATED: Portland Local New Member OrientationMore Info

When: Saturday, Nov. 8
10 – 11 a.m.: New member orientation (only open to members in good standing)
11 a.m. – noon: Union Plus presentation (open to prospective members and performers)

Where: Oregon AFL-CIO Hall
3645 SE 32nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97220

New Member Orientation
New to SAG-AFTRA? Have questions about membership? If you’ve recently joined or know someone considering joining, here is your chance to attend an orientation for new and prospective members. If you have not been to an orientation before or would like to learn about the many services SAG-AFTRA offers, this is the meeting for you. SAG-AFTRA staff will be on-hand to provide information on membership services, dues and billing, and eligibility requirements, and to answer your questions. The first hour will be open ONLY to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing.

Union Plus Presentation
During the second hour, Patricia Callaghan of Union Plus will be in attendance to inform members of the wide range of exciting benefits available, from home loans to discounts on goods and services, insurance and legal assistance - even strike pay. The presentation will be open to prospective members and performers interested in receiving information about membership and eligibility to join SAG-AFTRA. If you know someone interested in joining, please encourage them to attend beginning at 11 a.m.

RSVP: Seating is limited so please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 7 to portland@sagaftra.org.

The New Member Orientation 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, 2014 or April 30, 2015) 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 nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Nov 08 11:00am-4:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Friends and Family Day at the Museum of the Moving ImageMore Info

MOMI Logo

SAG-AFTRA NY Host Committee invites you to a FREE event for all SAG-AFTRA members and their families. 

When: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8

Where: Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria, Queens

Free shuttle buses starting at 10:30 a.m. from and returning to West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam).  Buses will run approximately every half hour and the last bus from the museum will depart at 4:30 p.m.  

  • SAG-AFTRA Hospitality Suite serving light refreshments
  • Raffle Drawing
  • Special exhibits include tributes to animators Chuck Jones and Bill Plympton, as well as director Rouben Mamoulian

Click here to download additional information.

RSVP for this free event no later than Monday, Nov. 3. Click here to make a reservation

If you wish to reply in person, please visit the SAG-AFTRA office located at 1900 Broadway, 5th floor reception. 

Questions?  Send an email to sagaftranyhostcommittee@sagaftra.org

Nov 12 10:00am-2:00pm
New England
The Eighth Annual "Artists Under the Dome" Event 2014, Nov. 12More Info

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 

Where: Massachusetts State House's Great Hall

For the eighth year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is inviting Massachusetts artists working in all disciplines (visual arts, literary, performing, crafts, new media, etc.) to the State House’s Great Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to thank them for all they contribute to the state's economy and quality of life. 

This event is free and open to the public. The 2014 event is brought to you by the following sponsors: Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development; The Massachusetts State Treasury; the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition; the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development; the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses; the Massachusetts Cultural Council; and the State House's Cultural Caucus. 

RSVP: Registration is not required, but encouraged. To RSVP, please visit http://www.mass.gov/treasury/financial-education/artists-under-the-dome-save-the-date-2014.html.

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.

Nov 12 5:30pm-8:00pm
Michigan
Grand Rapids Filmmakers Forum Networking EventMore Info

SAG-AFTRA Michigan Members are invited to attend an evening of networking at the Grand Rapids Filmmakers Forum. Filmmakers and future filmmakers will be in attendance to meet SAG-AFTRA members and learn about the SAG-AFTRA low budget agreements - the more SAG-AFTRA members in attendance the more attractive the contracts become!

When: 5:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Where: Compass College of Cinematic Arts
41 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI

Schedule of Events:
5 p.m. – Check-in and networking – light hors d’oeuvres
6 p.m. – SAG-AFTRA presentation on Student Film Agreement and other low budget agreements
6:45 p.m. – Presentation on Film Financing – scheduled to appear: Harold Cronk, Producer of Believe and God’s Not Dead

RSVP required to kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org.

Remember to bring plenty of business cards and/or headshots/resumes to share with the Compass College students and filmmakers.

Look forward to seeing you on Nov. 12!

Nov 12 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Work It! The Festival Scoop from Pros in the KnowMore Info

The SAG Foundation presents a LifeRaft event:

Work It! The Festival Scoop from Pros in the Know

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 - Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m.

Where: SAG Foundation Actors Center
5757 Wilshire Blvd, Mezzanine Level
Los Angeles, CA
(free validated parking)

SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and the Screen Actors Guild Foundation are excited to present the educational panel Work It! The Festival Scoop from Pros in the Know. Join producers, directors, casting directors and other industry experts as they discuss how to best make use of the tools and tips you learn through attending film festivals.  Anyone can get you into a party, let this team of pros guide you on festival attendance for career advancement. Discover how to take advantage of a captive audience for your film and how to best make every festival you attend a learning experience.

Featuring:
Sheldon Candis, Megan Griffith, Meg Morman, Rene Ridinger, Peter Trinh and Abby Dylan.

RSVP: For more information and to RSVP please click here.

Nov 13 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
Low Budget Signatory Contract WorkshopMore Info

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13

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

SAGindie and SAG-AFTRA theatrical business representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA low budget agreements from start to finish.

For more information, visit www.sagindie.org.

RSVP: Click here or call SAGindie at (323) 549-6064. Please be sure to include name and email address.

Questions? Call SAGindie at (323) 549-6064.

Nov 13 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreement WorkshopMore Info

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

When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13

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 2014 Workshop Schedule, please visit:http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

Nov 13 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Francisco-Northern California
Local Conservatory Presents "Book It!" with Shari CarlsonMore Info

San Francisco-Northern California Local Conservatory Presents Book It! with Shari Carlson

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13

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

Description: A two-hour advanced workshop on booking the audition in person and remotely.

RSVP: Email Mark Plummer at mark.plummer@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership ID number.

  • Class size is limited to 20 members.
  • Participants will be randomly selected from respondents, with preference given to those who have not attended conservatory events in the past month.
  • 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. on Monday, Nov. 10. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • There is no charge for this event.

Directions/Parking: Limited street parking. Self-pay parking is available at the Union Square Garage. Sutter Stockton garage offers the best price.

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 Film Festival established in San Francisco in 2010. 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. Please bring your membership card.
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.

Nov 14-16 6:00pm-3:00pm
New England
Action Theater Improvisation Weekend Intensive, Nov. 14-16More Info

The Action Theatre Improvisation Intensive is a form of embodied improvisation that plays with sound, voice, and movement to help undo habits, become more aware of your expression, and learn to craft with more skill. The work will be performed in solos, duets, trios and ensembles to engage in exercises that are both rigorous and fun.

When: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14
1-6 p.m., Saturday, Nov.15
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16

Where: Art & Soul Studio
91 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA

Fee: $180 before Nov. 1; $205 after
SAG-AFTRA members receive a 15 percent discount

Limited in size, pre-registration required.
To register please contact Billie Jo Joy (617) 395-4227, joy@yogisource.com

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.

Nov 15 7:00am
Los Angeles
Join the SAG-AFTRA Homeless Heroes HomeWalk Team Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014More Info

Make a difference. Make a choice. Join event captains Jon Huertas, chair and Mark Valley, member of the SAG-AFTRA Military Personnel & Families Support committee at the 2014 United Way HomeWalk. SAG-AFTRA MOVE and Military Personnel & Families Support Committees proudly support this effort. Sign-up for the SAG-AFTRA team and fundraise to help 4,618 homeless veterans get into permanent housing.

The 2014 HomeWalk registration is up and running, and this year they have made the process much easier. There are no fees at all for Walkers and every $1 donated will be matched. SAG-AFTRA team members should go to the following site:
 
Here are the instructions on how to register:

  1. Visit the United Way (UW) web site – www.HomeWalkLA.org 
  2. Click Register
  3. Participant Type*
  4. Walker/Runner
  5. Role*
  6. Join Team
  7. Non-Profit
  8. Homeless Heroes, then continue filling out registration form
  9. Be sure to identify Margarita Chavez on the following question: Which UW staff member referred you to HomeWalk 2014?

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Registration Opens: 7 a.m.
Opening Program Begins: 8:15 a.m.
5K Run/Walk Begins: 9 a.m.

Where: Exposition Park
(in front of Natural History Museum)
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

How Much?
Walkers: FREE
Runners: $20 (includes timing chip & medal)

Nov 16 11:00am-1:30pm
Colorado
Colorado Panel and Workshop - "Business of Acting: The Inside Scoop on Casting"More Info

The SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee and National Native Americans Committee invite you to a free panel and workshop Nov. 16. Business of Acting: The Inside Scoop on Casting at the Starz Denver Film Festival will provide the opportunity to practice your auditioning skills in front of a network casting director.

This will be an informative, interactive panel discussion and workshop on the acting industry taught by casting directors, professional actors and other industry experts during the 2014 Starz Denver Film Festival. This free event is open to all ethnicities, SAG-AFTRA members and the general public.

Casting director Fern Orenstein (Senior VP Casting, CBS) will lead a workshop and panel discussion on topics like auditioning, headshots, resumes, reels, representation, self-taping, social media resources and more. Additional panelists include writer/director Sara Colangelo (Little Accidents); talent agent Kathleen Ham; SAG-AFTRA National Board member, Colorado Local President, actor, director and producer Sheila Ivy Traister; SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee Chair and actor Ren Hanami; and SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee member and WGA writer Brían Wescott.

When: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16

Where: Sie Film Center
2510 E. Colfax
Denver, CO 80206
Click here for directions and parking information.

Audition Opportunity:
As part of this panel and workshop, a select group from the audience will have an opportunity to practice auditioning with on-the-spot feedback from the workshop leaders and casting director.

Submitting to Audition: If you are interested in the opportunity to participate in the audition portion of the workshop, send your digital headshot and resume to diversityevents@sagaftra.org no later than noon MST, Nov. 5. In the subject line of your email, please write “Workshop Audition: FirstName LastName.”

The workshop casting director will select a diverse group of participants from a wide range of ethnicities, ages and acting experience. You will be notified in advance of the event if you are selected to audition, and you will receive sides to practice. If you are not selected, you will still have the opportunity to drop off your headshot in person at the event for the casting director and workshop leaders. For more information or Americans With Disabilities (ADA) accommodations, please contact SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity at diversity@sagaftra.org or (323) 549-6644.

Meet the panelists:

Fern Orenstein, Senior VP Casting, CBS
Fern Orenstein joined CBS as Vice President, Casting in 1999 where she currently manages casting of long-form and event series, reality programming and original mobile content. She also oversees actor showcases and workshops as part of CBS’s Diversity Institute program. In September, Fern was promoted to senior VP of casting, her current role at CBS.

Sara Colangelo, writer and director
Sara Colangelo is an award-winning writer and director. Little Accidents is her first feature film, based on a short film of the same title and was workshopped through the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors labs before premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Sara was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2010. She received her MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Little Accidents will be screened at this year’s Starz Denver Film Festival.

Kathleen Ham, Director, Media Division, Donna Baldwin Agency
Kathleen Ham has over 20 years in the industry, beginning her career in NYC, managing a casting facility and working as a freelance casting director. As the lead media agent at the Denver-based Donna Baldwin Agency, her days are spent coordinating and facilitating auditions for commercials, industrials, radio, television and film work for clients. Kathleen is also an instructor at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Sheila Ivy Traister, SAG-AFTRA National Board member and Colorado Local President
Sheila Ivy Traister is an award-winning actor with over 30 years in film, television, theater, broadcast, animation and voiceover work. Her depth of experience behind the camera as a director, writer, script consultant and coach of actors, directors and writers gives her a unique perspective on auditioning and the industry.

Ren Hanami, Chair, SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee
Ren Hanami began her professional acting career on stage while still in school at UCLA, landing a role in A Flower Drum Song. Soon after, she added television and film to her credits, working alongside a number of Academy Award-winning performers. Select credits include Air Force One, ER, Without A Trace and Disney’s Mulan.

Brían Wescott, SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee
Brían Wescott, Athabascan Native, was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he lives when not in L.A. His film credits include It Gets Dark Here and Christmas in the Clouds, the groundbreaking Native American comedy. Brían is not only a long-time SAG-AFTRA member but also a member of the Writers Guild of America, West.

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.

Nov 17 6:00pm-8:30pm
Twin Cities
Twin Cities Local Annual Membership Meeting NoticeMore Info

When: 6 – 8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17
Doors open and check-in begins at 6 p.m.
Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
Light snacks will be served.

Where: The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Avenue S.
Minneapolis MN  55408
Parking on street or in public lot behind the theater.

What is SAGAFTRAnumbers and how can it help me get more work? Hint: Knowledge is power with instant rate estimates. Find out more from the local members who created this easy online tool.

What to bring: Your membership card (paid through 10/31/14 or 4/30/15) and if you own a smartphone, tablet or laptop, please bring it.

Agenda:

  • Reports and updates from local officers.
  • SAGAFTRAnumbers demonstration by Sue Scott and her team.
  • Let’s talk commercials and corporate/educational projects with special guest Jamie Marchi, Director of Freelance, SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local.
  • Surprise giveaways to members who participate in the SAGAFTRAnumbers demo – it will be fun!

Questions: If you have any questions, please email twincities@sagaftra.org.

The membership meeting is open only to SAG-AFTRA Twin Cities 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 OCTOBER 31, 2014 OR APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Nov 17 7:00pm-8:30pm
New York
Information Session: New, Rent-Stabilized Apartments in Long Island City, QueensMore Info

The following is being sent on behalf of The Actors Fund
**Please note that this notice is being sent to you for your information only. This housing development has no affiliation with SAG-AFTRA. The text below does not represent a complete set of application instructions. Please follow the links provided, read carefully and follow the indicated instructions. SAG-AFTRA has no additional information regarding this matter.

Film and TV production is at an all-time high in New York. Here’s an opportunity to live close to work. Hunter’s Point South Crossing and Hunter’s Point South Commons feature new, permanently rent-regulated rentals for low and middle income levels in Long Island City, Queens. Large apartments, 5-acre park on the waterfront, bike storage, kids’ playroom, pet room, even a rooftop farm. 20 minutes from Times Square on the subway and walking/biking distance to Silvercup Studios, Kaufman Astoria Studios, and multiple other stages and post-production studios. Learn more about the development and its amenities at www.hunterspointsouthliving.com or contact them at (646) 392-8756. Apply online now at www.nyc.gov/housingconnect. The application deadline is Dec. 15.

The Actors Fund and the developer, Related, will be hosting the following information sessions where you can learn more about the development and how to apply. 

Brooklyn
When:  7-8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Where: The Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Manhattan
When: 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014  

Where: Hunter’s Point South Housing Informational Forum at
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
The Pershing Square Signature Theatre
480 W. 42nd Street (near 10th Ave)
New York, NY  10036

RSVP Required: Go to www.actorsfund.eventbrite.com to make a reservation. 

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.

Nov 19 1:00pm-2:30pm
New England
Rhode Island BookPALS TrainingMore Info

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation New England BookPALS branch is looking for Providence-based volunteers!

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a unique volunteer program of performers who read aloud to children in underserved elementary schools. Our goal is to inspire young readers and bring the magic of books alive! Join us for an orientation to learn about how you can get involved.

When: 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Where: Trinity Repertory Theater
201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

Registration: Seats are limited so please RSVP to Sara Ewing, BookPALS Coordinator, at sewing@sagfoundation.org or (617) 233-5499.

For more information about BookPALS, visit http://bookpals.net and http://storylineonline.net.

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.       

Nov 23 2:00pm-3:30pm
New Orleans
New Orleans Local Annual Membership MeetingMore Info

Save the date: Sunday, Nov. 23

When: 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: The Nims Center
800 Distributors Row
Elmwood / Jefferson Film District
New Orleans, LA 70123

Mark your calendars now for the New Orleans Local Annual Membership Meeting. Meeting agenda and additional details coming soon.

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 October 31, 2014 or April 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Nov 24 6:30pm-8:00pm
New York
Information Session: New, Rent-Stabilized Apartments in Long Island City, QueensMore Info

The following is being sent on behalf of The Actors Fund
**Please note that this notice is being sent to you for your information only. This housing development has no affiliation with SAG-AFTRA. The text below does not represent a complete set of application instructions. Please follow the links provided, read carefully and follow the indicated instructions. SAG-AFTRA has no additional information regarding this matter.

Film and TV production is at an all-time high in New York. Here’s an opportunity to live close to work. Hunter’s Point South Crossing and Hunter’s Point South Commons feature new, permanently rent-regulated rentals for low and middle income levels in Long Island City, Queens. Large apartments, 5-acre park on the waterfront, bike storage, kids’ playroom, pet room, even a rooftop farm. 20 minutes from Times Square on the subway and walking/biking distance to Silvercup Studios, Kaufman Astoria Studios, and multiple other stages and post-production studios. Learn more about the development and its amenities at www.hunterspointsouthliving.com or contact them at (646) 392-8756. Apply online now at www.nyc.gov/housingconnect. The application deadline is Dec. 15.

The Actors Fund and the developer, Related, will be hosting the following information sessions where you can learn more about the development and how to apply. 

Brooklyn
When:  7-8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Where: The Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Manhattan
When: 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014  

Where: Hunter’s Point South Housing Informational Forum at
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
The Pershing Square Signature Theatre
480 W. 42nd Street (near 10th Ave)
New York, NY  10036

RSVP Required: Go to www.actorsfund.eventbrite.com to make a reservation. 

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.

Dec 03 1:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Dec. 3More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami Local will be providing training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera, edit auditions, and send them to agents or casting directors.

Training is necessary as the SAG-AFTRA staff are unable to assist with self-taping. Come and learn how to use these valuable tools.

We are scheduling these training sessions every month on the dates noted below.

Wednesday Sessions Friday Sessions
1:30 p.m. with Jessica Vazquez  2:30 p.m. with Litana Somoano
December 3 December 5

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Actors’ Corner a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you will be part of the Actors’ Corner Team!

Please respond as soon as possible to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#
  • Session date selected
  • Names of other members you are inviting to attend with you, if any.
Dec 05 2:30pm
Miami
Actors Corner Training Session, Dec. 5More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami Local will be providing training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera, edit auditions, and send them to agents or casting directors.

Training is necessary as the SAG-AFTRA staff are unable to assist with self-taping. Come and learn how to use these valuable tools.

We are scheduling these training sessions every month on the dates noted below.

Wednesday Sessions Friday Sessions
1:30 p.m. with Jessica Vazquez  2:30 p.m. with Litana Somoano
December 3 December 5

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Actors’ Corner a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you will be part of the Actors’ Corner Team!

Please respond as soon as possible to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#
  • Session date selected
  • Names of other members you are inviting to attend with you, if any.
Dec 06 10:00am-3:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA New York Healthcare Safetynet Committee Invites You to a Performing Artist Blood Drive on Dec. 6More Info

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Where: American Red Cross Chapter
520 West 49th Street
(between 10th and 11th Avenues)

This Performing Artist Blood Drive is being held in honor of Jane Rapp, Angel of the Water.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling (800) RED-CROSS or going to their website at www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome. One donation can save as many as three lives.

The blood drive is run by the Red Cross. For blood donor qualifications, please click here.

Note: The FDA imposes a number of donor registration restrictions. These restrictions, followed by the Red Cross, are solely the responsibility of the FDA and are not endorsed by SAG-AFTRA.

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.

Dec 08 5:30pm-7:30pm
New York
MORE Seminar Series Presents: "Demystifying Unemployment Insurance – Come Get Your Money," Dec. 8More Info

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8

Where: SAG-AFTRA - Boardroom
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)

This seminar, featuring Brian Curtis from the NY State Department of Labor, will cover everything you need to know about unemployment insurance. 

Curtis has been with the New York State Labor Department for 33 years. In addition to representing the department at hearings involving a variety of unemployment issues, he supervises the Labor Disputes and Criminal Acts Units of the Adjudication Services Office. He has also written numerous department publications. Although Mr. Curtis is an expert on laws and procedures for New York State, any performer who lives or has worked anywhere in the USA will come away with a great understanding.

Topics will include:

  • How do I know if I'm eligible?
  • How much money am I entitled to?
  • How to win in a dispute.

And Q&A and a surprisingly lively two hours on a usually dry subject!

Registration required: Click here 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 (paid thru April 30, 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.

Dec 11 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreement WorkshopMore Info

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

When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11

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 2014 Workshop Schedule, please visit:http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

Jan 08 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreement WorkshopMore Info

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

When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 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!

Jan 17 7:00pm-11:00pm
Portland
Adult Ice Cream SocialMore Info

When: 7-11 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17

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

Like ice cream? Like networking with your fellow SAG-AFTRA members? Now you can do both. This membership event is sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA Portland Local Board, who will be on hand to dish up the delish, answer questions and update members on goings-on in the local market.

Jan 25 6:00pm-10:30pm
Washington-Mid Atlantic
SAG Awards ReceptionMore Info

When: 6 - 10:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25

Where: Embassy of Croatia
2343 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Attire: Black tie for men and formal gowns for women.

Cost: Tickets can be purchased online for $34 by Jan. 16.

Bruce McBarnette invites you to join him and other local actors to watch the live broadcast of the SAG Awards, win prizes for predicting the award recipients, and meet diplomats.  Enjoy wine and refreshments. Art sales will benefit Charlie’s Place, a homeless service center in Washington, DC. Non SAG-AFTRA members are also welcome.

Register or get additional information at: http://mcbarnette.com  or email josette@mcbarnette.com.

For questions: Call (800) 777-7680.

Please note that this is not an official SAG-AFTRA event, but is hosted by SAG-AFTRA Member Bruce McBarnette.