Events

Mar 26 3:30pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
Get Your Taxes Done for Free by VITAMore Info

When: (appointment requests begin Feb. 3)

3:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 26

Where: The Actors Fund – Western Region
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

SAG-AFTRA is pleased to partner with Actors’ Equity, IATSE, SAG Foundation and The Actors Fund to provide the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to members.

Through the VITA program, our goal is to ensure that all individuals and families have the opportunity to file their taxes—claiming all legitimate deductions, appropriate credits (including the Earned Income Tax Credit) and receiving their tax refunds, if applicable. There will be six days of free tax preparation sessions, starting in February.

Click here for more information and/or to schedule an appointment. All industry professionals who hold union cards are eligible for VITA. Please see website for other eligibility requirements. Access to VITA is only available through The Actors Fund website. The link will open Tuesday, Feb. 3. At that time, you will go through the prompts, agree to the terms of working with VITA, request an appointment and obtain your VITA workbook packet. The workbook packet is available as a PDF file on the site. It must be completed BEFORE your appointment. 

If you earned $60,000 or less in 2014, you can file your federal and state taxes for free at www.MyFreeTaxes.org. If you earned over $60,000, there will be a sliding-scale fee based on your income. Services provided by My Free Taxes are open to anyone. For questions regarding My Free Taxes, contact the hotline at (855) 698-9435.

This is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of tax preparer/professional, legal or financial counsel. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided here.

Mar 27-29 12:00am-11:59pm
New England
Shakespeare & Company Boston Weekend Intensive, March 27-29More Info

Weekend intensives are designed to meet the needs of actors who seek an introduction to Shakespeare & Company’s training methods, and an opportunity to re-awaken and revitalize their relationship to Shakespeare’s text.

When: Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, 2015

Where: 191 Highland Ave. Suite 2B
Somerville, MA 02143

Fee: $300
15 percent discount for union members

For more information and to sign up, visit shakespeare.org/training/.

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.

Mar 28 11:30am-4:00pm
New England
Women in Film and Media Symposium, March 28More Info

The Women in Film and Media Symposium, sponsored by the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, will be held this Saturday, March 28. Kendall Moore, documentarian, filmmaker and professor at URI, will be the keynote speaker. Men and women are invited to attend this exciting opportunity to listen to film professionals and to network.

When: 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015

Where: Blackstone Visitor Center
175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the event’s website: www.womeninfilmandmedia.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.

Mar 28 2:00pm-6:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Members Receive FREE Admission to SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day Screening and Reception, March 28More Info

When: 2–6 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 

Where: SVA Theatre’s Beatrice Theater
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

Join NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, School of Visual Arts Film department, Women in Arts and Media Coalition, and HerFlix at the SVA Theater on March 28 for a screening of Obvious Child in recognition of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists. There will be a Q&A with director Gillian Robespierre and reception following the screening.

The screening is co-presented by the School of Visual Arts and SAG-AFTRA is sponsoring the reception.

Price: FREE

Tickets can be reserved online at http://nywift.org/article.aspx?id=5431

NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Join the conversation on Twitter: #nywiftlive and @nywift.

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.

Mar 29 3:00pm-5:00pm
New England
Annual Membership Meeting, March 29, 2015More Info

New England Local Membership Meeting Invitation

The SAG-AFTRA New England Local Annual Membership Meeting will take place 3-5 p.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015. Our keynote speaker will be National Executive Director David White. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear from local elected and staff. Postcards will be mailed soon. Please mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you there!

BLACK MASS UPDATE:
Thank you to all members who reported concerns about this production and who attended our Background Town Hall with national staff. The New England local continued to work with national staff after the town hall meeting and SAG-AFTRA has since filed a claim against Warner Brothers in the Black Mass situation. A detailed report will be presented at our annual meeting and the union will continue to work closely with the producers to ensure compliance on future productions.

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 April 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE. 

Mar 30 7:00pm
New York
Screen Actors Guild Foundation invites you and a guest to The Business panel The Evolution of Women in Voiceover, March 30More Info

The following is sent on behalf of the SAG Foundation

When: 7 p.m., Monday, March 30

Where: New York City

Synopsis
When someone asks you to imagine the voice of an omniscient narrator—do you hear the voice as male or female? The voiceover industry has traditionally been male-dominated but there are a few trends that suggest the landscape for women is changing. With Sheryl Sander’s Lean In, the global He-She movement, there is a new consciousness for what woman do and what they can do in a variety of disciplines. How does this apply to women in voiceover? Come join us for an inspiring panel discussion about the barriers women voiceover artists have broken, mentorship within the community and the promotion and preservation of the female voice in the entertainment industry. 

Panelists
Jessica Cannon | Voiceover Performer - National Commercials (Twizzlers, ALL, Citibank)
Lisa Fischoff | Broadcasters - Commercial Casting (People.com, QVC, Disney)
Anne Gartlan | Actress, Voiceover Performer - Promos (The Today Show, The Early Show)
Nancy Giles | Actress, Voiceover Performer, On-air Contributor (CBS News Sunday Morning)
Joyce Gordon | Voiceover Performer - Film, Television & Radio for over 50 years (Telephone Voice of SAG-AFTRA P&H Plans) 

Moderator
Sara Krieger | Vocalist, Voiceover Performer (Estee Lauder, Thermasilk, HGTV, Late Show with David Letterman)     

If you have a SAG Foundation account RSVP HERE: https://members.sagfoundation.org/events/4844

To create an account, please SIGN UP here first: https://members.sagfoundation.org/users/sign_up

Event details will be included in the confirmation email. Please direct any questions to nyrsvp@sagfoundation.org and write “Voiceover” in the subject line.

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.

Mar 31 12:00pm-2:00pm
New York
Join Us for a SAG-AFTRA New York Local Member Orientation on March 31More Info

If you’ve recently joined SAG-AFTRA, have not yet been able to attend a member orientation, or just want to brush up on everything SAG-AFTRA has to offer, join the MORE Committee at this upcoming orientation to learn all about the union and what it can do for you. 

When: Noon-2 p.m., Tuesday, March 31
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

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

RSVP: Reservations are required. Click here to make a reservation.

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org. Put “Member Orientation” in the subject of your email.

No guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2015) or receipt showing initiation fee payment for admittance.

Apr 01 4:00pm-6:00pm
Philadelphia
FREE SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Conservatory Workshop "The Business of You-An Actor Branding Workshop" with Instructor and SAG-AFTRA Member Bryan FoxMore Info

When: 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, April 1

Where: Location Change - AFSCME District Council 47
1606 Walnut Street
3rd Floor Auditorium  
Philadelphia, PA
(Please sign in at the front desk with the security attendant on the ground level)

Auditions can be won or lost because of first impressions. You are the product at this branding workshop where you will learn what you project when you walk into an audition. Through short exercises, Bryan Fox will help you understand what casting directors see in you. 

RSVP Required: Reservations must be received by March 26.  Seating is limited. You must receive a confirmation. Please RSVP with your phone number to lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org to be admitted to this event. 

About Bryan Fox:
Bryan Fox grew up on the Main Line of Philadelphia. He moved to New York where he studied and worked on the off-Broadway stages of NYC. He then moved to Los Angeles where he worked behind the scenes on music videos, commercials, independent films and Emmy-award-winning television shows, while at the same time studying his craft and becoming a professional actor, in both television and independent film. He has been a teaching artist in both New York and Los Angeles, and has over fifteen years of real world theater, film and major network television acting and audition experience. Bryan now owns and teaches at his own film and television acting studio, just outside Philadelphia.

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 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.

Apr 06 12:00pm
New York
Cheer on the SAG-AFTRA New York Softball Team This Season! Mondays, April - JuneMore Info

Support your SAG-AFTRA New York softball team this season. Come out and root for your fellow union members as they represent us in the annual Performing Artists Softball League. See actors run, broadcasters hit, and stuntmen slide (safely).

When: Noon, Every Monday, April 6 - June 15 (See detailed schedule below)

Where: Central Park – Hecksher Field
Enter on Central Park West at 64th Street – just a block from the New York Local office.  

The season runs from April to September (if the team makes the playoffs). Games are free to attend and open to the public. Bring your stage voice to the bleachers and let everyone know you’re a proud union member!

 SAG-AFTRA New York Local 
Softball Team Schedule
 
Date Field
April 6 Hecksher 2
April 13 Hecksher 4
April 20 Hecksher 5
April 27 Hecksher 5
May 4 Hecksher 2
May 11 Hecksher 4
May 18 Hecksher 5
June 1 Hecksher 2
June 8 Hecksher 5
June 15

Hecksher 4

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org

Please note, the softball team roster for this season is full and the team is no longer accepting submissions, but we hope to see you in the stands!

Apr 09 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, April 9, 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!

Apr 11 10:00am-5:00pm
New York
11th Annual SAG-AFTRA New York Broadcast Mentoring ProgramMore Info

2015 NY Broadcast Mentoring

Apr 13 12:00pm
New York
Cheer on the SAG-AFTRA New York Softball Team This Season! Mondays, April - JuneMore Info

Support your SAG-AFTRA New York softball team this season. Come out and root for your fellow union members as they represent us in the annual Performing Artists Softball League. See actors run, broadcasters hit, and stuntmen slide (safely).

When: Noon, Every Monday, April 6 - June 15 (See detailed schedule below)

Where: Central Park – Hecksher Field
Enter on Central Park West at 64th Street – just a block from the New York Local office.  

The season runs from April to September (if the team makes the playoffs). Games are free to attend and open to the public. Bring your stage voice to the bleachers and let everyone know you’re a proud union member!

 SAG-AFTRA New York Local 
Softball Team Schedule
 
Date Field
April 6 Hecksher 2
April 13 Hecksher 4
April 20 Hecksher 5
April 27 Hecksher 5
May 4 Hecksher 2
May 11 Hecksher 4
May 18 Hecksher 5
June 1 Hecksher 2
June 8 Hecksher 5
June 15

Hecksher 4

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org

Please note, the softball team roster for this season is full and the team is no longer accepting submissions, but we hope to see you in the stands!

Apr 13 6:00pm-8:30pm
Michigan
Annual Membership Meeting and Important WorkshopMore Info

You are invited to the Michigan Local Annual Membership Meeting

Followed by an important workshop:
Getting Your Foot in the Door Through the Low Budget Contracts
With Kathy Byrne, SAG-AFTRA Chicago
And Pound Mooney Casting

When: Monday, April 13, 2015
6 p.m. Doors open for light dinner
6:30 p.m. Membership Meeting
7:15 p.m. Workshop (Local Independent Filmmakers are invited)
8:30 Dessert Reception

Where: Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075-1058

College of Arts and Science Building, Parking Lot D (free parking)
Auditorium (S100) in the lobby of the Sciences Building (Building 14, facing Northwestern Highway)
Click here for map: http://www.ltu.edu/map/

Kathy Byrne has been the Director of TV/Theatrical for SAG-AFTRA Chicago since May 2010. Kathy is a firm believer in outreach to both actors and filmmakers who are beginning their careers, or who have worked on several film projects without realizing how easy it is to work with SAG-AFTRA actors and contracts. Prior to her position at SAG-AFTRA, Kathy was the Project Coordinator for Film and Television for the Chicago Film Office for nearly 20 years. In that position she worked with such projects as The Dark Knight, The Fugitive, ER, Wanted, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Public Enemies and Stranger than Fiction. She also was the Program Coordinator for the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival for 3 years.

The Workshop: Do you want to do theatrical work? Kathy Byrne will help show you the way to do work under the theatrical low budget agreements. She will familiarize you with the Short Film and Ultra Low Budget feature Agreements, as well as talk about the ease for filmmakers’ use. She will also explain how to flip a non-union project into a union project. Janet Pound and Kathy Mooney from Pound Mooney Casting will also join for advice and networking. Feel free to bring headshots, resumes and business cards so that you can share them with the casting directors and the local filmmakers during the reception following the seminar. 

RSVP appreciated to michigan@sagaftra.org

The membership meeting is only open to SAG-AFTRA Michigan Local members in good standing. Unfortunately no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years of age are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERSHIP CARD (PAID THRU APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Apr 16 2:00pm
Miami
Actors’ Corner Training Session, April 16More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami will be resuming the training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera and edit their auditions.  

We are scheduling these training sessions twice a month on Tuesdays and Thursdays for you to choose the day/time that works best for you.  If you are interested in the training, please respond and provide the information indicated below. You may invite other members to participate in the training.

Tuesday’s Sessions  Thursday’s Sessions 
10 a.m. 2 p.m. 
April 28 April 16
May 5 May 21

 

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 can be part of the Actors’ Corner Team of readers!

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092 with the following information:

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#  
  • Session date selected  
  • Names of other members attending, if any.
Apr 20 12:00pm
Cheer on the SAG-AFTRA New York Softball Team This Season! Mondays, April - JuneMore Info

Support your SAG-AFTRA New York softball team this season. Come out and root for your fellow union members as they represent us in the annual Performing Artists Softball League. See actors run, broadcasters hit, and stuntmen slide (safely).

When: Noon, Every Monday, April 6 - June 15 (See detailed schedule below)

Where: Central Park – Hecksher Field
Enter on Central Park West at 64th Street – just a block from the New York Local office.  

The season runs from April to September (if the team makes the playoffs). Games are free to attend and open to the public. Bring your stage voice to the bleachers and let everyone know you’re a proud union member!

 SAG-AFTRA New York Local 
Softball Team Schedule
 
Date Field
April 6 Hecksher 2
April 13 Hecksher 4
April 20 Hecksher 5
April 27 Hecksher 5
May 4 Hecksher 2
May 11 Hecksher 4
May 18 Hecksher 5
June 1 Hecksher 2
June 8 Hecksher 5
June 15

Hecksher 4

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org

Please note, the softball team roster for this season is full and the team is no longer accepting submissions, but we hope to see you in the stands!

Apr 21 6:00pm-7:30pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Members Receive FREE ADMISSION to The Asian American Film Lab’s Unfinished Works, April 21More Info

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

When: 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Where: AAARI-CUNY
25 W. 43rd Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY

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. 

Join them for a performance read and screenplay workshop, which is part of Film Lab's signature Unfinished Works program that connects writers and actors. Participate in the creative process with the screenwriter and Cornell graduate Justin Samuels. Unfinished Works Coordinator Lorna Nowve, currently at work on the hit TV show ELEMENTARY, will moderate a feedback session that will allow everyone in the audience to participate in the creative process. Actors are welcome to bring headshots and resumes for Justin.

FREE tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-performance-read-and-screenplay-workshop-featuring-justin-samuels-tickets-16143004160. You MUST bring and show valid and current SAG-AFTRA member ID card (paid through April 30, 2015) 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.

*This is an unpaid stage performance presented to an audience. 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.

Apr 27 12:00pm
New York
Cheer on the SAG-AFTRA New York Softball Team This Season! Mondays, April - JuneMore Info

Support your SAG-AFTRA New York softball team this season. Come out and root for your fellow union members as they represent us in the annual Performing Artists Softball League. See actors run, broadcasters hit, and stuntmen slide (safely).

When: Noon, Every Monday, April 6 - June 15 (See detailed schedule below)

Where: Central Park – Hecksher Field
Enter on Central Park West at 64th Street – just a block from the New York Local office.  

The season runs from April to September (if the team makes the playoffs). Games are free to attend and open to the public. Bring your stage voice to the bleachers and let everyone know you’re a proud union member!

 SAG-AFTRA New York Local 
Softball Team Schedule
 
Date Field
April 6 Hecksher 2
April 13 Hecksher 4
April 20 Hecksher 5
April 27 Hecksher 5
May 4 Hecksher 2
May 11 Hecksher 4
May 18 Hecksher 5
June 1 Hecksher 2
June 8 Hecksher 5
June 15

Hecksher 4

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org

Please note, the softball team roster for this season is full and the team is no longer accepting submissions, but we hope to see you in the stands!

Apr 27-30 12:00pm-11:59pm
Miami
SAG-AFTRA members receive a discounted rate of $425 at Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards, April 27-30More Info

What: Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards

When: April 27-30, 2015

Where: Ritz Carlton – Miami Beach
1 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

To register click here and use discount code SAGAFTRA15.

Every year, the biggest names in Latin music come together for one of the most anticipated events of the year. The Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards is one of the longest-running events dedicated to Latin music in the world. Now in its 26th year, the conference is the “must-attend” event for the top power players in the industry, from label presidents to A-talent to top agents, managers, promoters, marketing and advertising executives and radio executives, as well as for those taking their first steps in the business. For more information, please visit www.billboardevents.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. 

Apr 27 6:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
SAVE THE DATE: SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Annual Membership Meeting April 27, 2015More Info

Join us for important SAG-AFTRA business. More details to follow.

When: 6 p.m., Monday, April 27

Where: Olive or Twist 2nd Floor Lounge
140 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Click here for a map.

Appetizers provided & no-host bar available.

RSVP to ohp@sagaftra.org.  

The membership meeting is only open to SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local members in good standing. Unfortunately no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years of age are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERSHIP CARD (PAID THRU APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Apr 28 10:00am
Miami
Actors’ Corner Training Session, April 28More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami will be resuming the training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera and edit their auditions.  

We are scheduling these training sessions twice a month on Tuesdays and Thursdays for you to choose the day/time that works best for you.  If you are interested in the training, please respond and provide the information indicated below. You may invite other members to participate in the training.

Tuesday’s Sessions  Thursday’s Sessions 
10 a.m. 2 p.m. 
April 28 April 16
May 5 May 21

 

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 can be part of the Actors’ Corner Team of readers!

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092 with the following information:Name

  • SAG-AFTRA ID#  
  • Session date selected  
  • Names of other members attending, if any.
Apr 30 8:00am-7:00pm
New York
NY Local Member Discount Available: Variety’s Entertainment and Technology Summit, New York, April 30More Info

When: 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015

Where: Le Parker Meridien
119 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
(Between 6th and 7th Aves.)

SAG-AFTRA members save 15 percent off registration. To register and for more information, click here.

Variety is pleased to announce the expansion of its Entertainment and Technology Summit to New York for the first time on April 30 at the Le Parker Meridien. The event will continue to showcase top thought-leaders and innovators succeeding in the rapidly changing TV, film, gaming and digital media industries. This is your chance to connect with such elite speakers as Kathy Savitt, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Media, Yahoo; Dermot McCormack, Head of Video and Studio, AOL; David Cohen, Chief Investment Officer, Universal McCann and more. Topics include: Knowing NewFronts: State of Ad-Supported Digital Media; Innovation Nation: What Will Win Over the Entertainment Industry Next?; TV's Tech Side: How Networks Extend Online; Marketing Mavens: Product Promotion in the Digital Age; Creative Creatures: The Art of All-Platform Programming; and TV Upfronts Transform: The New Advertising Business.

For more information and to register, please click here. For questions, please contact Variety at (323) 617-9209.

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.

Apr 30 11:59pm
WAM Coalition, Inc. Seeking Submissions for 2015 Collaboration Award: Women Working With WomenMore Info

The Women in the Arts and Media Coalition, Inc.’s $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work. As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of WAM. Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A public performance can include, but is not limited to, a staged reading, gallery show, screening, concert series, etc.

The application can be found online at http://www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked on the website until submitted. A pdf of the application may also be accessed from the website in order to work on a submission offline.

Submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with the coalition. If an organization other than these listed joins the coalition, their members are welcome to apply as well. Submissions of films or other media project that fall under SAG-AFTRA’s jurisdiction must be signatory to the applicable SAG-AFTRA agreement.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity. All topics and subjects will be considered. Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition: to advance women’s work and women’s issues.

Award winners will be announced by September 2015. The winning team and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015. Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.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 by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

May 02 10:00am-1:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Member Discount to Voice SeminarMore Info

Get behind the mic with ADDY Award-winning voice actor Leonard Dozier. SAG-AFTRA members receive 50 percent off.

When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015 (New date)

Where: Lava Recording Studios
5000 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 334-1172

Cost: $75 for SAG-AFTRA members
Price is normally $150 – mention your SAG-AFTRA membership to receive the 50 percent discount

This exclusive seminar will cover four phases:

  • The basis of voice acting, technique and vocal preparation – how to use your voice. The industry needs all types of voices. 
  • Careers in voice acting: commercials, audiobooks, documentaries, animation and interactive media.
  • The business of voice acting, the major players in the business, union vs. nonunion, creating work opportunities for yourself and producing your demo.
  • Putting your voice and skills to the test – recording real scripts on the spot, audition simulation and you receive a copy of your recordings.

To register or for questions, please call (888) 600-0433 or email workshops@leonarddozier.com

Leonard Dozier is a SAG-AFTRA actor and voice artist with close to 20 years of experience. He was cast as a principal actor in the Hollywood animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return with Lea Michele, Dan Akyroyd, Kelsey Grammar and Jim Belushi. He served as the official voice for Boomtown Casino and is one of the voices for Centerlight Healthcare and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Recently, he also became the new voice for NBA champion Derek Anderson’s website. Other voice credits include American Idol Ruben Studdard’s national Love Is album release, Coca Cola’s NCAA Recylemania campaign and several audiobooks and documentaries including world-renowned pastor Dr. Creflo Dollar’s 8 Steps to Create the Life You Want and Apostle of Freedom, respectively. He is signed to one of the leading voiceover agencies in the country. For more on Leonard’s workshops, visit http://www.leonarddozier.com/the-artist/voice-actor.

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

May 04 12:00pm
New York
Cheer on the SAG-AFTRA New York Softball Team This Season! Mondays, April - JuneMore Info

Support your SAG-AFTRA New York softball team this season. Come out and root for your fellow union members as they represent us in the annual Performing Artists Softball League. See actors run, broadcasters hit, and stuntmen slide (safely).

When: Noon, Every Monday, April 6 - June 15 (See detailed schedule below)

Where: Central Park – Hecksher Field
Enter on Central Park West at 64th Street – just a block from the New York Local office.  

The season runs from April to September (if the team makes the playoffs). Games are free to attend and open to the public. Bring your stage voice to the bleachers and let everyone know you’re a proud union member!

 SAG-AFTRA New York Local 
Softball Team Schedule
 
Date Field
April 6 Hecksher 2
April 13 Hecksher 4
April 20 Hecksher 5
April 27 Hecksher 5
May 4 Hecksher 2
May 11 Hecksher 4
May 18 Hecksher 5
June 1 Hecksher 2
June 8 Hecksher 5
June 15

Hecksher 4

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org

Please note, the softball team roster for this season is full and the team is no longer accepting submissions, but we hope to see you in the stands!

May 04-25 7:00pm-10:00pm
Atlanta
The Muriel Moore/Danny Nelson SAG-AFTRA Conservatory presents "Atlanta Agents on the New Atlanta"More Info

The Muriel Moore/Danny Nelson SAG-AFTRA Conservatory is proud to celebrate its 3rd anniversary with a roundtable of Atlanta franchised agents. Once a year we hold an event open to all Georgia actors, union and pre–union. Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear these agents address the issues that most affect you in our burgeoning film and television industry here in Georgia.

When: 7 – 10 p.m.,  Monday, May 4

Where: Wieuca Road Baptist Church
3626 Peachtree Rd. (corner of Peachtree and Wieuca Rd.)
Atlanta, GA  30326                                    
http://www.wieuca.org/new-to-wieuca/directions/  
Peachtree Room - Signs will be posted.

All current Atlanta franchised agents are attending: Atlanta Models &Talent, The Burns Agency, Houghton Talent, Richard S. Hutchison Management, The People Store & Hot Shot Kids, J. Pervis Talent Agency, Kathleen Schultz Associates, Stewart Talent, Tu Tu Gents Talent and The Jana Vandyke Agency. 

RSVP: To attend this Conservatory event email YOUR NAME and the EVENT NAME to: conservatory.ATL@gmail.com or call Melissa Goodman at (404) 239-0131 Ext 11. You will receive a confirmation of a reserved seat via email. 

Issues or questions you would like to see addressed? Please contact Melissa Goodman melissa.goodman@sagaftra.org.

Please join our Facebook Page: The Muriel Moore/Danny Nelson SAG-AFTRA Conservatory for updates and information about our events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SAGAFTRA.ATL.CONSRV/ 

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.

May 05 10:00am
Miami
Actors’ Corner Training Session, May 5More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami will be resuming the training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera and edit their auditions.  

We are scheduling these training sessions twice a month on Tuesdays and Thursdays for you to choose the day/time that works best for you.  If you are interested in the training, please respond and provide the information indicated below. You may invite other members to participate in the training.

Tuesday’s Sessions  Thursday’s Sessions 
10 a.m. 2 p.m. 
May 5 May 21

 

 

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 can be part of the Actors’ Corner Team of readers!

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092 with the following information:

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#  
  • Session date selected  
  • Names of other members attending, if any.
May 11 12:00pm
New York
Cheer on the SAG-AFTRA New York Softball Team This Season! Mondays, April - JuneMore Info

Support your SAG-AFTRA New York softball team this season. Come out and root for your fellow union members as they represent us in the annual Performing Artists Softball League. See actors run, broadcasters hit, and stuntmen slide (safely).

When: Noon, Every Monday, April 6 - June 15 (See detailed schedule below)

Where: Central Park – Hecksher Field
Enter on Central Park West at 64th Street – just a block from the New York Local office.  

The season runs from April to September (if the team makes the playoffs). Games are free to attend and open to the public. Bring your stage voice to the bleachers and let everyone know you’re a proud union member!

 SAG-AFTRA New York Local 
Softball Team Schedule
 
Date Field
April 6 Hecksher 2
April 13 Hecksher 4
April 20 Hecksher 5
April 27 Hecksher 5
May 4 Hecksher 2
May 11 Hecksher 4
May 18 Hecksher 5
June 1 Hecksher 2
June 8 Hecksher 5
June 15

Hecksher 4

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org

Please note, the softball team roster for this season is full and the team is no longer accepting submissions, but we hope to see you in the stands!

May 11 6:00pm
New York
Save the Date: The League of Professional Theatre Women presents Judy Kay interviewed by Donald Corren, May 11More Info

SAG-AFTRA members are invited to this free event, League of Professional Theatre Women present Tony Award-Winning Actress Judy Kaye interviewed by Award-Winning Actor and Writer Donald Corren

When: 6 p.m., Monday, May 11, 2015

Where: Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue

This program is produced by Betty Corwin and Ludovica Villar-Hauser

Free admission. First-come, first-seated.

This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. The Oral History program enjoys continued support from The Edith Meiser Foundation.

LPTW: Promoting Visibility and Increasing Opportunities for Women in Theatre. www.theatrewomen.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.

May 12 5:00pm-8:00pm
New York
Save the Date: New York Local Spring Membership Meeting, May 12More Info

Hear updates from elected leaders and staff.

When: 5–8 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

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

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

SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2015) for admittance.

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

May 14 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, May 14, 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!

May 18 12:00pm
New York
Cheer on the SAG-AFTRA New York Softball Team This Season! Mondays, April - JuneMore Info

Support your SAG-AFTRA New York softball team this season. Come out and root for your fellow union members as they represent us in the annual Performing Artists Softball League. See actors run, broadcasters hit, and stuntmen slide (safely).

When: Noon, Every Monday, April 6 - June 15 (See detailed schedule below)

Where: Central Park – Hecksher Field
Enter on Central Park West at 64th Street – just a block from the New York Local office.  

The season runs from April to September (if the team makes the playoffs). Games are free to attend and open to the public. Bring your stage voice to the bleachers and let everyone know you’re a proud union member!

 SAG-AFTRA New York Local 
Softball Team Schedule
 
Date Field
April 6 Hecksher 2
April 13 Hecksher 4
April 20 Hecksher 5
April 27 Hecksher 5
May 4 Hecksher 2
May 11 Hecksher 4
May 18 Hecksher 5
June 1 Hecksher 2
June 8 Hecksher 5
June 15

Hecksher 4

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org

Please note, the softball team roster for this season is full and the team is no longer accepting submissions, but we hope to see you in the stands!

May 21 2:00pm
Miami
Actors’ Corner Training Session, May 21More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami will be resuming the training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera and edit their auditions.  

We are scheduling these training sessions twice a month on Tuesdays and Thursdays for you to choose the day/time that works best for you.  If you are interested in the training, please respond and provide the information indicated below. You may invite other members to participate in the training.

Tuesday’s Sessions  Thursday’s Sessions 
10 a.m. 2 p.m. 
May 5 May 21

 

 

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 can be part of the Actors’ Corner Team of readers!

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092 with the following information:

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#  
  • Session date selected  
  • Names of other members attending, if any.
Jun 01 12:00pm
New York
Cheer on the SAG-AFTRA New York Softball Team This Season! Mondays, April - JuneMore Info

Support your SAG-AFTRA New York softball team this season. Come out and root for your fellow union members as they represent us in the annual Performing Artists Softball League. See actors run, broadcasters hit, and stuntmen slide (safely).

When: Noon, Every Monday, April 6 - June 15 (See detailed schedule below)

Where: Central Park – Hecksher Field
Enter on Central Park West at 64th Street – just a block from the New York Local office.  

The season runs from April to September (if the team makes the playoffs). Games are free to attend and open to the public. Bring your stage voice to the bleachers and let everyone know you’re a proud union member!

 SAG-AFTRA New York Local 
Softball Team Schedule
 
Date Field
April 6 Hecksher 2
April 13 Hecksher 4
April 20 Hecksher 5
April 27 Hecksher 5
May 4 Hecksher 2
May 11 Hecksher 4
May 18 Hecksher 5
June 1 Hecksher 2
June 8 Hecksher 5
June 15

Hecksher 4

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org

Please note, the softball team roster for this season is full and the team is no longer accepting submissions, but we hope to see you in the stands!

Jun 08 12:00pm
New York
Cheer on the SAG-AFTRA New York Softball Team This Season! Mondays, April - JuneMore Info

Support your SAG-AFTRA New York softball team this season. Come out and root for your fellow union members as they represent us in the annual Performing Artists Softball League. See actors run, broadcasters hit, and stuntmen slide (safely).

When: Noon, Every Monday, April 6 - June 15 (See detailed schedule below)

Where: Central Park – Hecksher Field
Enter on Central Park West at 64th Street – just a block from the New York Local office.  

The season runs from April to September (if the team makes the playoffs). Games are free to attend and open to the public. Bring your stage voice to the bleachers and let everyone know you’re a proud union member!

 SAG-AFTRA New York Local 
Softball Team Schedule
 
Date Field
April 6 Hecksher 2
April 13 Hecksher 4
April 20 Hecksher 5
April 27 Hecksher 5
May 4 Hecksher 2
May 11 Hecksher 4
May 18 Hecksher 5
June 1 Hecksher 2
June 8 Hecksher 5
June 15

Hecksher 4

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org

Please note, the softball team roster for this season is full and the team is no longer accepting submissions, but we hope to see you in the stands!

Jun 15 12:00pm
New York
Cheer on the SAG-AFTRA New York Softball Team This Season! Mondays, April - JuneMore Info

Support your SAG-AFTRA New York softball team this season. Come out and root for your fellow union members as they represent us in the annual Performing Artists Softball League. See actors run, broadcasters hit, and stuntmen slide (safely).

When: Noon, Every Monday, April 6 - June 15 (See detailed schedule below)

Where: Central Park – Hecksher Field
Enter on Central Park West at 64th Street – just a block from the New York Local office.  

The season runs from April to September (if the team makes the playoffs). Games are free to attend and open to the public. Bring your stage voice to the bleachers and let everyone know you’re a proud union member!

 SAG-AFTRA New York Local 
Softball Team Schedule
 
Date Field
April 6 Hecksher 2
April 13 Hecksher 4
April 20 Hecksher 5
April 27 Hecksher 5
May 4 Hecksher 2
May 11 Hecksher 4
May 18 Hecksher 5
June 1 Hecksher 2
June 8 Hecksher 5
June 15

Hecksher 4

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org

Please note, the softball team roster for this season is full and the team is no longer accepting submissions, but we hope to see you in the stands!