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May 27-10 2:30pm-5:00pm
Seattle
Presentations at 2017 Seattle International Film FestivalMore Info

SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local Presentations at 2017 Seattle International Film Festival

 

 

The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local will be on-the-scene at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival!

 

On Saturday, May 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the SIFF Lounge (Pan Pacific Hotel, 2125 Terry Avenue, Seattle 98121) Seattle Local staff will conduct a workshop covering SAG-AFTRA Indie and New Media Agreements for Emerging Filmmakers.  This is a “must attend” program for new and emerging filmmakers, producers, and performers who want the “inside scoop” on hiring union talent for short, student, New Media, and low budget feature productions. 

 

On Sunday, May 28at 1:15 p.m., also at the SIFF Lounge, local casting director and SAG-AFTRA member Nike Imoru will moderate a discussion on “Casting Equity”.  Nike has assembled a top-tier panel of Seattle and Los Angeles industry professionals from the LGBTQ, Black, and Asian American communities to engage in a frank conversation on casting and diversity.  SAG-AFTRA members will perform short scripted scenes demonstrating how screenwriters, directors, producers, casting directors can think “outside the box” when casting with an eye toward diversity and inclusion.

 

Finally, on Saturday, June 10at 3:00 p.m. at the SIFF Film Center (901 Harrison Street, Seattle 98109) Seattle Local members will participate in a live reading of the winning script from the Second Annual SIFF Catalyst Screenplay Competition.

 

All three events are FREE and open to the general public!  For more information, please click here to visit the festival web site.

May 31 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
Realities of the Casting ProcessMore Info

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 31

 

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza

James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level

5757 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Parking will be validated.

 

Join us for a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the submission and selection process that casting directors use to set up auditions. See live on-screen demonstrations of how breakdowns are created and released, how and why certain submissions stand out (or are skipped over), and how you can avoid common “mistakes” that keep you from the audition room.

 

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

 

Questions? (323) 634-8277.

 

This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied. This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017 or October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Member Education Department at (323) 634–8277 at least 7 days prior to the event with the accommodation you are requesting.

May 31 6:30pm-8:00pm
Hawaii
Asian History MonthMore Info

The month of May is Asian History Month and Hawaii Local members, with support from the SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media (APAM) Committee, are celebrating Asian and Asian-American performers who, for over a century, have made this profession their career. This networking reception will include a presentation by local actor Dennis Chun who will discuss current and past Asian & Asian-American actors and performers, dating back to the early 1900s, and their challenges and triumphs in the industry. 

 

When: 6:30 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 31

 

Where: Studio 909 (next door on Kapiolani Blvd.)

949 Kapiolani Blvd., Musicians Union Bldg.

Honolulu, HI 96814

 

Limited parking in the building after 6:00 pm, street parking after 6:30 pm and NBC parking available.

Light refreshments will be served.

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

 

This is a members only event. All members welcome.

 

About APAM: SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media (APAM) Committee affects positive and lasting change in the entertainment and news media so that the American scene is truly reflected. Through education and advocacy, the Committee works with these industries, SAG-AFTRA members, community organizations and the public to enhance the perception of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) as a viable and talented demographic. The Committee’s ultimate goal is the increased quantity and improved quality of employment opportunities and depictions of APIAs.

 

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

Jun 01 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
Member Discount to Film Lab's Ultimate 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition Launch Party, June 1More Info

Member Discount to Film Lab's Ultimate 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition Launch Party, June 1

SAG-AFTRA members are invited to the Film Lab's Ultimate 72 Hour Shootout* Launch Party! The 72 Hour Shootout is an annual filmmaking competition that creates valuable opportunities, including the opportunity to be seen by ABC's executive director of casting and to receive NBC mentorships. At the Launch Party, you'll have the final chance to join a team, register and network up a storm. At 8 p.m. EST the theme of this year's Shootout - upon which all the films must be based - will be announced and the competition begins. The event will feature drinks from sponsors (Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Tiger Beer, and Sapporo), chocolate and strawberry dessert crepes from Bakerly, a live musical performance and much more. 

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, June 1

Where: 12 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

Actors are welcome to bring headshots and resumes for the filmmakers and to network. Please bring multiple copies.

*Please note that filmmakers who wish to employ SAG-AFTRA performers in their 72 Hour Shootout submission MUST click here to become signatory to the SAG-AFTRA Short Film Agreement.

RSVP: Please follow this ticket link to register for 50 percent off. SAG-AFTRA members must bring a valid SAG-AFTRA membership card for entry.

Questions? Email Renee Lasher at IndustrySpotlight@film-lab.org. Visit www.film-lab.org, www.Facebook.com/AsAmFilmLab or https://twitter.com/asamfilmlab (use #72HrSO). More information can be found at www.film-lab.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.

Jun 01 7:30pm-9:30pm
Los Angeles
Radio Plays More Info

Attend the SAG-AFTRA Radio Plays
at the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage

When: Thursday, June 1
Galleries & Café open at 6 p.m.
Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

 

Where: The Wells Fargo Theater at the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Parking is free and located directly in front of the museum.

 

RSVP: To RSVP, click here.

 

Join your fellow members, the SAG-AFTRA Radio Players, as they re-enact old-time radio scripts. The evening will feature an episode of The CBS Mystery Theatre episode “The Summer People”; and The Great Gildersleeve episode “New Secretary”.

 

Admission and parking is free. Our audience members are invited to view exhibits at the Autry Museum beginning at 6 p.m. The radio show starts promptly at 7:30 pm.

 

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2017 or October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

 

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

Jun 02 3:30pm-6:30pm
New York
NextGen Performers Friday Fun, June 2More Info

NGP

Please be advised, the ultimate Frisbee game and all events taking place after the in-office meet-and-greet are not SAG-AFTRA activities and are organized independently of the union.

Jun 04 1:00pm-4:00pm
Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston-Austin
Actor’s Positive Impact WorkshopMore Info

Jeff “Dock” Dockweiler – Actor’s Positive Impact Workshop from the Houston Conversatory

 

Hollywood acting coach, Jeff “Dock” Dockweiler brings his expertise to the Houston market to help actors navigate the challenging waters of show business. Actors will discover personal challenges holding them back from success, creative tools for successfully navigating story structure and current state of the audition process both locally and in Hollywood.

 

When: 1 - 4 p.m., Sunday, June 4
Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

 

Where: MediaTech Houston
3324 Walnut Bend Lane
Houston, TX  77042

 

Cost: Free to Austin, Houston or ProACT Conservatory members. Not a Conservatory member? SAG-AFTRA members may join the Conservatory for $35/year.  

Click here to join the Conservatory.

$35 – Fans/General Public register here.

$40 – Entry at the door 

 

RSVP: Please RSVP to HoustonRSVP@sagaftra.org by June 2. Seating is limited – RSVP required!

 

Jeff "Dock" Dockweiler has become one of the best young acting coaches in Hollywood. With a list that includes big budget features, indie films, primetime television dramas, half-hour sit-coms and daytime dramas, Dock's clients have succeeded in booking jobs in every facet of the business. Dock's coaching career started with a bang and perhaps his most challenging coaching opportunity when he was hired by ABC as the on-set coach for the final year and a half of the Emmy Award winning daytime drama All My Children. Dock says, "preparing 500 pages of script per week for 30 different characters ranging from 5-65 years of age was a mountainous task that quickly made me able to tackle any script in any situation. I could not have asked for a better/faster way to master my skills as a storyteller." In addition to his private and on-set coaching successes, Dock has spent more than a decade lecturing across the US with John Homa, presenting their Actor's Point of View workshops that focus on "acting and the business of acting". Truly one who practices what he preaches, Dock has also gained valuable experience in every aspect of the business covering production, directing and most important to him, writing. Dock credits his writing abilities to the 5 years he was fortunate enough to spend working for and learning from the most prolific writer/producer in television history, Stephen J. Cannell. It is the culmination of all of these experiences and skills that he uses to help his clients succeed on the highest level.

 

These workshops are not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshops 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.

Jun 07 11:00am-2:30pm
Nashville
Nashville General Membership Meeting More Info

Nashville General Membership Meeting 

Please join us for the 2017 SAG-AFTRA Nashville general membership meeting, which starts with a barbecue lunch and social hour, on Wednesday, June 7. At this meeting, you’ll be able to nominate a colleague or yourself for elected office and hear about other ways you can help chart the course of SAG-AFTRA Nashville.*  

When: Wednesday, June 7
Barbecue lunch and social hour: 11 a.m. – Noon 
Membership meeting: Noon – 2:30 p.m.
 
Where: Jim Ed Brown Boardroom, SAG-AFTRA Nashville Local
1108 17th Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
(Parking lot is located behind the office; street parking is available as well.) 
 
In addition to candidate nominations, we’ll also review some of the highlights of the past year. National Director of Sound Recordings Stefanie Taub will attend and share her insights about the new music video contract and the importance of Nashville to our national union. 

This is an exciting time to be part of the Nashville Local, so come meet your fellow members, share your thoughts and contribute to the discussion about how we can be an even stronger and more effective union! 
 
RSVP: Please RSVP by Thursday, June 1, to Judy Ellis at (615) 327-2944 and judy.ellis@sagaftra.org.

*Information regarding the 2017 elections may be found online at sagaftra.org/elections.

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

Jun 07 7:00pm-9:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Members Invited to Attend FREE Casting Society of America Business of the Business for Transgender Actors, June 7 More Info

SAG-AFTRA Members Invited to Attend FREE Casting Society of America Business of the Business for Transgender Actors, June 7

The Casting Society of America, as part of its ongoing Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in Casting initiative will sponsor a Business of Acting event with and for transgender actors. Actors who are transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender-queer or gender questioning are encouraged to attend.

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 7
(Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Actors Equity Building
165 W. 46th Street
14th Floor, Equity Council Room
New York, NY 10036

Topics addressed will include:

  • What is a casting director?
  • What’s the difference between an agent and a casting director?
  • Headshots and resumes
  • Audition repertoire
  • Self-advocacy
  • Marketing
  • Proper audition attire
  • Finding out about auditions
  • Self-submitting
  • Self-taping
  • Dos and don’ts

RSVP is required as capacity is limited. Email CSADiversityNY@gmail.com with the following:

  • Name
  • Affiliation (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Email address and phone number
  • If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please include that in your RSVP.

Unable to attend? CSA will also be live-streaming the event through Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/CSANYDiversity, and will take questions and comments via Twitter @CSACasting.

Casting Society of America is committed to increasing access to casting opportunities for actors who have been historically overlooked in the entertainment industry. In working with our creative and producing teams we will champion our core values of diversity and inclusion, by engaging in thoughtful and informed discussions and by introducing and advocating for qualified actors. CSA and its individual members are committed to doing our part to expand perceptions and to creating a rich fabric of representation in storytelling across all media that reflects our society.

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.

Jun 07 6:30pm-8:30pm
Missouri Valley
Audiobook Workshop Opportunity in Kansas CityMore Info

Audiobook and acting veteran P.J. Ochlan will introduce you to the many aspects of being an audiobook narrator and the tremendous opportunities available to SAG-AFTRA members in this expanding field. Learn about the business, process, technique, book prep, characters and much more. If you have wanted to break into the exciting world of audiobook narration, don't miss this special event.

When: 6:30 – 8:30pm, Wednesday, June 7

Where: Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza Salon A
One E. 45th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

RSVP: Please RSVP to Maureen.Obrien@sagaftra.org. Please provide your SAG-AFTRA member ID in the email.

About P.J Ochlan

P.J. Ochlan is a four-time Audie-nominated, Voice Arts Award nominated and multiple Earphones Award-winning narrator of well over 200 audiobooks. His acting career spans more than 30 years and has also included Broadway, the NY Shakespeare Festival under Joseph Papp, critically acclaimed feature films and television series regular roles. Along the way he’s worked with countless icons including Jodie Foster, Clint Eastwood, Robin Williams, Al Pacino and Garry Marshall.

As an instructor, P.J. is the founder of www.DrDialect.com and works as a dialect and performance coach for film, television, stage and VO; for audiobooks, he is the co-founder of the Deyan Institute in Los Angeles and has taught from coast to coast at conferences and universities.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. No guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

Jun 08 12:30pm-2:30pm
New Mexico
Native American Panel The Next Frontier: Growth in Native American Filmmaking and Casting Sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans CommitteeMore Info


 

Featuring some of the most recognized Native American filmmakers, actors and casting directors working today, the discussion will focus on the growing and diverse portrayals of Native Americans in film, television and new media. Native filmmakers are creating their own projects and challenging traditional stereotyped portrayals, often bringing Native American characters into a modern light. The panel will also focus on the role of New Mexico as a hub of production for Native-themed projects, ranging from Longmire to the pilot Scalped adapted from a DC Comic book series.

 

When: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 8

 

Where: Crowne Plaza, Garden Room
1901 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87102

 

Cost: Free event. Limit two tickets per attendee. To get your free tickets click here.

Panelists
Wes Studi – Actor/producer, Avatar, Last of the Mohicans
Sydney Freeland – Writer/director, Drunktown’s Finest
Chris Eyre – Director/producer, American Experience, Smoke Signals
Angelique Midthunder – Casting director, stunts, Captain Fantastic, Longmire

Moderated by: Catharine Pilafas – Actor/director/producer, The Night Shift 

For full panelist biographies, please click here.

Jun 08 6:30pm-8:30pm
San Diego
San Diego Local Membership MeetingMore Info

 

When: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 8

Doors open and check-in begins at 6 p.m.

 

Where: IBEW #569 Hall

4545 Viewridge Avenue

San Diego CA  92123

One block West of I-15 off Balboa

 

Special Order of Business: 2017 Election Nominations

As you were previously notified, nominations will be accepted from the floor at the membership meeting. The following San Diego Local positions are up for election this year:

·         President (2-year term)

·         Vice President (2-year term)

·         Secretary (2-year term)

·         Five (5) Local Board members (2-year term)

·         Six (6) Convention Delegates (2-year term)

 

Candidates may also run by petition. The official notice of nomination and election was mailed to members of the San Diego Local on April 25. Please click here for election information details, eligibility requirements and important dates to keep in mind. If you have any questions, contact Colleen Aho at (651) 789-8990 or by email at sandiegoelections@sagaftra.org

 

The membership meeting agenda will also include local elected leader reports and updates.

 

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

Jun 10 12:30pm-2:00pm
New Mexico
Intimate Conversation with T Bone Burnett & Jeff Bridges Co-Sponsored by AFME and SAG-AFTRA New Mexico Local, June 10More Info

 

Join the award winning singer/musician/songwriter/composer/producer T Bone Burnett and award-winning Jeff Bridges for an intimate conversation about their careers and the power of music in movies and television. Two great friends and top professionals in our industry take the stage to share their passions with AFME attendees. This is one of the festival’s featured fundraising events.

When: 12:30 – 2 p.m., Saturday, June 10

Where: Crowne Plaza, Colorado/Texas/Nevada Room
1901 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87102

Cost: $15 pre-sale/$20 at the door. Get tickets while they last! To buy tickets click here.

Jun 12 6:00pm-8:30pm
Chicago
Background 101More Info

Do you ever wonder what your contract rights are on set? What constitutes an upgrade on a TV/Theatrical project? If something goes wrong on set, who should you tell, and should it be reported immediately or can it wait until tomorrow? There is so much to learn about the contract provisions for background performers. Come learn the ins and outs of doing background and extra work in Chicago.  

When: 6 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, June 12 

Where: Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC)

             1 E. Erie, Suite 660

             Chicago, IL 60611

RSVP: Please RSVP to CommercialsRSVPChicago@sagaftra.org or call Sean Hennessy at (312) 867-2549 to reserve your spot.
If you previously sent an RSVP and received a bounce back, you will need to RSVP again. Seats are still available. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Panelists include:

  • A representative from the Illinois Film Office
  • A representative from 4 Star Casting

Park for $13 at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State, and then take a ticket. When you sign in, you may purchase a four-hour ticket for $13. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash only, otherwise add $1 for credit card purchase.

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

 

Jun 13 6:00pm-8:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
What Are Your SF Sick and Health Benefit Rights? More Info

 

 

Are you employed at a San Francisco based radio or television station, or working in San Francisco while pursuing your acting career? Please join us for a presentation by Maura Prendiville and discussion on San Francisco Paid Sick Leave and Healthy San Francisco, both local City & County ordinances. Come learn what local employers must provide under these local laws.  This presentation will cover the minimum benefit requirements for employers in the City & County of San Francisco. 

 

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 13               

 

Where: 350 Sansome Street, Suite 900 (between California and Sacramento Streets)

San Francisco, CA 94104

 

Class Size:  20 Participants

 

No charge for this event.

 

RSVP: To RSVP, please email Vicki Balich at vicki.balich@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership I.D. number.

 

Maura Prendiville is a Compliance Officer at the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement. The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) enforces local labor laws adopted by the San Francisco voters and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

 

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2017 or Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

Jun 17 1:00pm-3:00pm
Philadelphia
SAG-AFTRA Foundation Casting Access Online ProgramMore Info

The following is sent on behalf of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

SAGAFTRA Foundation

SAG-AFTRA Foundation Casting Access Online Program

When: 1 p.m., Saturday, June 17

Where: 203 S. Broad St., #500
Philadelphia, PA 19102
 
The Philadelphia Local office has partnered with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation to offer a unique opportunity for its members. As part of the Foundation’s Casting Access Online Program this class offers actors direct access to perform and video chat with a specified casting director. The casting director for this event will be Sunday Boling, half of the Morman Boling casting team, who has cast indie films such as Hello My Name is Doris, Waitress and Natural Selection.

Prior to the event, actors are to prepare their own material for the class in accordance with the casting director’s specifications. Actors will then participate in a Q&A and reading with the casting director at the Philadelphia Local office. They will perform one by one via video chat, then receive immediate feedback on their performances.

RSVP: Required. Please send your requests to ramon.jackson@sagaftra.org.  
Space is extremely limited and we will be capping attendees at 20 members on a first come, first served basis. We will email those members who have secured a spot.

Jun 17 1:30pm-8:30pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
Out of the Darkness Overnight WalkMore Info

Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk

In special memory of SAG-AFTRA member and local leader Kirk Penberthy, the Washington-Mid Atlantic Local’s MOVE subcommittee invites you to join them to support the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by checking in folks signed up to do the walk.
 
When: 1:30 - 8:30 pm, Saturday, June 17
 
Where: The Lincoln Memorial and Hockey Fields
665 Daniel French Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20245
 
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Please use the link below to register and also let Jane Love know at jane.love@sagaftra.org. In the comments section please write that you would like to work with other SAG-AFTRA volunteers. If you have any SAG-AFTRA garb, please wear it!
 
Registration: Click here to access the Volunteer Sign-Up Form. Please select “Walker Check-In.” (You will be able to indicate any limitations to your availability; for example, whether you need to arrive late or leave early.)
 
From the Overnight Walk website:
 
Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn't get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death. It's up to walkers like us to make a difference. Together we can change the conversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life.
 
About the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: 
 
We are the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states and events nationwide.

Jun 17 11:30am-2:00pm
Colorado
Annual Membership Meeting & Brunch MixerMore Info

Please join us for the Annual Membership Meeting & Brunch Mixer!

Special Order of Business: 2017 Election Nominations

 

When: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, June 17

Where: Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek
455 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246

 

As you were previously notified, nominations will be accepted from the floor at the membership meeting. The following 2015 SAG-AFTRA Colorado Local positions are up for election this year:

           

National Board Member (4 year term)
President (2 year term)
Vice President (2 year term)
Secretary (2 year term)
Six (6) Local Board Members (2 year term)
Four (4) Convention Delegates (2 year term)

Candidates may also run by petition. If you are interested in running for any of the above mentioned positions, please contact Julie Crane at (303) 934-2674 or by email at coloradoelections@sagaftra.org for complete election eligibility and schedule information.  Information regarding the 2017 Elections may also be found online at sagaftra.org/elections .

 

We’ll also be talking about the exciting and innovative things your union is doing in the areas of education, outreach and engagement and how you can get involved with SAG-AFTRA.

 

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


Jun 17 11:30am-2:00pm
Colorado
Annual Membership Meeting & Brunch MixerMore Info

Please Join Us For The Annual Membership Meeting & Brunch Mixer!

 

When: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, June 17

Where: Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek

455 S. Colorado Blvd.

Denver, CO 80246

 

Special Order of Business: 2017 Election Nominations

As you were previously notified, nominations will be accepted from the floor at the membership meeting. The following 2017 SAG-AFTRA Colorado Local positions are up for election this year:

         

·         National Board Member (4 year term)

·         President (2 year term)

·         Vice President (2 year term)

·         Secretary (2 year term)

·         Six (6) Local Board Members (2 year term)

·         Four (4) Convention Delegates (2 year term)

Candidates may also run by petition. The official notice of nomination and election was mailed to members of the Colorado Local on April 25. Please click here for election information details, eligibility requirements and important dates to keep in mind. If you have any questions, contact Julie Crane at (303) 934-2674 or by email at coloradoelections@sagaftra.org.

 

We’ll also be talking about the exciting and innovative things your union is doing in the areas of education, outreach and engagement and how you can get involved with SAG-AFTRA.

 

 

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

 

Jun 25 12:00pm-3:00pm
New York
SAVE THE DATE: Join SAG-AFTRA at the New York City LGBT Pride March, June 25More Info

Join SAG-AFTRA at the New York City LGBT Pride March, June 25

Become a part of the biggest pride celebration in the world! Join SAG-AFTRA members as we march behind our SAG-AFTRA banner during the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 25.

When: Noon, Sunday, June 25

Where: March begins at 36th St. and Fifth Ave; ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets.

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. It’s a celebration of LGBT lives and the community. Marching contingents represent a vast array of non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists.

More information about SAG-AFTRA meeting time and location to follow.

Please let us know if you plan on joining us by e-mailing diversityevents@sagaftra.org.

For more about the march, visit: https://www.nycpride.org/events/the-march.  

Questions? Email diversity@sagaftra.org.

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

*Member Discoun*

 

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


When: August 26 – 27

 

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

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


Where: 2015 Midway Rd #107
Carrollton, TX 75006

 

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

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