Events

Nov 27 1:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Laugh Factory 35th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day FeastMore Info

When: Thursday, Nov. 27
1, 3, 5  and 7 p.m. - Servings

Where: Laugh Factory
8001 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90046

Using the power of laughter to turn loneliness to joy, the club is transformed into a holiday wonderland where people from all walks of life are welcome to come and enjoy turkey, stuffing and the trimmings. Top comedians will greet and serve guests, as well as perform live shows following each of four meal servings throughout the day. First-come, first-served basis. No reservations necessary.

Click here for more info.

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 29 10:00am-2:00pm
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. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29

Where: Mr. Smalls Studio
922 W North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 657-2545

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.

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.

Dec 01-12 12:00am-11:59pm
Los Angeles
Annual Toy and Food DriveMore Info

Holiday Food Drive

Dec 01 6:00pm-9:00pm
New England
MPC Holiday Meeting, Dec. 1More Info

The Mass Production Coalition is hosting its final meeting of 2014 on Monday, Dec. 1. This evening of presentations and networking with members of the New England film and media industry will be taking place at District Hall in Boston’s Innovation District. 

When: 6-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Where: District Hall
72 Northern Ave
Boston, MA

Registration: Early registration for this event is recommended. Please click here to register.
Free for MPC Members; $25 General Admission.

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.

Dec 01 7:00pm-9:00pm
New England
New England Conservatory Presents: "The Living Story: How to Work in Audiobooks"More Info

Audiobook publishing has grown into a $1.6 billion industry, creating exciting opportunities for professional actors. In recent years, the amount of work for SAG-AFTRA members has increased steadily with the advent of audiobook digital downloads. There are more than 25 separate SAG-AFTRA agreements with audiobook publishers and producers which cover all types of audiobook work. This session will cover how to break into the book narrating business; industry nuts and bolts; the art, effort and attitude of acting for audiobooks; and creating and submitting a demo.

Jane Love, associate executive director of the SAG-AFTRA Washington-Mid Atlantic office and Richard Larkin, associate director/labor counsel News and Broadcast will be joined by Peter Berkrot, a highly accomplished audiobook narrator with over 200 audiobooks and over 100 children's titles to his credit. A four-time winner of AudioFile Magazine's "Earphones Award," Berkrot was also nominated for an Audie Award for the narration of Buddha Standard Time (2012). He is an actor, voice actor, director, producer and writer who works in television, film, radio, video games, and theater.

When: 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1
(doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

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

Fee: $10
Please register here.

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.

Dec 02 7:00pm-11:00pm
Nevada
Annual Holiday MixerMore Info

Nevada Holiday Mixer

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 04 2:00pm-5:00pm
New York
NY Host Committee Holiday Open HouseMore Info

SAG-AFTRA NY Host Committee Holiday Open House

When:2 - 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4

Where: SAG-AFTRA Boardroom
1900 Broadway, 5th floor
Refreshments will be served.

Please join us as we celebrate the holiday season. New York Local President Mike Hodge, the New York Local Board and staff look forward to the opportunity to celebrate with you.

Special holiday surprise for the first 100 members!

Please note: Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis. You must bring your current SAG-AFTRA card and photo I.D. Due to Holiday Open House preparations, members attending this event should plan to arrive at 1900 Broadway's lobby after 1:45 p.m. Your understanding is appreciated.

Dec 04 6:00pm-9:30pm
San Diego
Local Official Membership Meeting Notice and Holiday DinnerMore Info

Join the San Diego Local Board and your fellow local members for a holiday dinner, great information and camaraderie.

When: 6 – 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4
Doors open and check-in begins at 6 p.m.
Holiday dinner served at 6:30 p.m.

Where: IBEW #569 Hall
4545 Viewridge Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123
(one block west of I-15 off Balboa Avenue)

Agenda:
Reports from the San Diego Local President and national board member
Know the basics about SAG-AFTRA film contracts - Fatna Sallak-Williams, Manager, Theatrical Contracts, SAG-AFTRA
Film in San Diego – Dale Strack, Chairman and CEO, San Diego Film Foundation

If you have any questions, please email sandiego@sagaftra.org.

The membership meeting is open only to SAG-AFTRA San Diego 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.

Dec 04 7:30pm-10:00pm
Los Angeles
SAG-AFTRA Radio PlaysMore Info

When: Thursday, Dec. 4
6 p.m. – Museum Galleries Open
7:30 p.m. – Show Begins

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

The SAG-AFTRA Radio Players will celebrate the holidays with a very special visit to Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch at the Autry National Western Heritage Museum. SAG-AFTRA members and their guests are invited to a special presentation of Old Time Radio featuring original Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch shows. The holiday-themed presentation will include “The Singing Cowboy” and all his cowpokes, sidekick Pat Buttram, Johnny Bond, The Pinafores, The Cass Country Boys and all the gang. It will feature live music, comedy and drama.

RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

Questions? Call (323) 634-8277

Dec 04 7:30pm-10:00pm
Los Angeles
Looking Ahead AwardsMore Info

When: Thursday, Dec. 4
6:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner and awards ceremony

Where: Taglyan Cultural Center
1201 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Tickets are now available for the inaugural Looking Ahead Awards, featuring Oscar-winner Hilary Swank honoring her mother, Judy Swank, with the esteemed Looking Ahead Parenting Award. Also, Oscar-winner Margaret O’Brien will receive the prestigious Shirley Temple Award; Max Burkholder of NBC’s Parenthood, the Looking Ahead Social Awareness Award; and Tia and Tamera Mowry, the Looking Ahead Education Award.

Hosted by Fred Savage, this awards night celebrates leaders in the former-young performer community and The Actors Fund’s Looking Ahead program. Created in 2003 in partnership with SAG-AFTRA, Looking Ahead helps professional young performers and their families address the unique challenges of working in the entertainment industry through providing assistance in developing the values, skills and confidence needed to make successful transitions into fulfilling adult lives.

Click here for tickets and sponsorship.

Questions? Call Kathleen Cahill at 323.330.2428 or email at kcahill@actorsfund.org.

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 06 11:00am-2:30pm
San Francisco-Northern California
Local Conservatory and SAG Foundation Present "BookPALS Magic: Wrap Party and Dyslexia Simulation"More Info

When: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6
A light lunch will be provided.

Where: SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local
350 Sansome St., Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104 (between Sacramento/California Streets)
Public transportation is available. There is limited metered street parking as well as self-pay parking garages nearby.

Description: Want to sharpen your skills as a storyteller? Enjoy performing to adoring audiences? Come find out more about BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), a national organization of professional actors who use their skills to foster the joy of reading in public school classrooms, homeless shelters and anywhere children gather. BookPALS bring their talents to events such as Read Across America, family literacy programs such as Project Read, and monthly performances at Oakland’s Children’s Fairyland. Most importantly, BookPALS practice their craft and make a big difference in the lives of children who need the magic of stories.

11 a.m. - noon — Dyslexia simulation from Learning Ally: This simulation recreates a classroom, and you are a dyslexic student trying to keep up. You will experience dyslexia firsthand and understand it like never before. Equipment required so please RSVP.

Noon - 2:30 p.m. — Lunch and gift wrapping: We’ll end the year with some holiday cheer and wrap brand new books to give to the children at the shelters and organizations who are friends of BookPALS. Books are provided by Green Apple Book customers. It'll be a chance to talk shop, laugh and do some good.

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

  • Class size is limited to 20 members.
  • Participants will be randomly selected in order of response, with preference given to those who have not attended Conservatory events in the past 30 days.
  • 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., Dec. 17.  Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops for a six month period.
  • There is no charge for this event.

Stephanie Tang comes to the SAG Foundation after a decade of working to create social change through economic justice. Her work with unions includes running national or cross-border campaigns for the United Auto Workers, UNITE HERE and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). She is a member of the board at an early childhood education center, Friends of St. Francis, and co-steward at the Little Free Library #11288.

BookPALS is a national program administered by the nonprofit SAG Foundation. BookPALS help children learn to love books by bringing the talents of performer volunteers into classrooms, shelters and other venues. Find out more at www.bookpals.net and www.storylineonline.net.

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 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 by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Dec 06 4:00pm-5:30pm
San Francisco-Northern California
Local Communications Committee Presents "Tweet This!", an Intro to Twitter with Scott RagleMore Info

When: 4 – 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6

Where: SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local
350 Sansome St., Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104 (between Sacramento/California Streets)
Public transportation is available. There is limited metered street parking as well as self-pay parking garages nearby.

Description: Don’t let another tweet pass you by. In this hands-on introduction to Twitter, Scott Ragle will demonstrate how to set up an account and the basic first steps to setting up a profile. He will also cover what the Twitter service does, how to send Tweets, how to follow people/organizations, how to reply to Tweets and what hashtags really are. Feel free to bring your own Wi-Fi-enabled laptop and have your account set up during the workshop, or just come to observe and enjoy the Twitter feed (pun intended!).

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

  • Class size is limited to 14 members.
  • Participants will be randomly selected in order of response, with preference given to those who have not attended Conservatory events in the past 30 days.
  • 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., Dec. 17. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops for a six month period.
  • There is no charge for this event.

Scott Ragle is a film and stage actor. After starting his career in film as an extra in 1991’s The Doors (thank you Nancy Hayes!), he worked hard toward SAG membership, finally joining in 1997. Since then, he has worked on countless shoots in and around the Bay Area. He recently wrapped the sci-fi short film Beacon. You’ll also be seeing him in an upcoming episode on the web series hit Old Dogs and New Tricks.

Favorite roles onstage include Macbeth at Fort Point (We Players), Marat/Sade (Thrillpeddlers), Antony & Cleopatra (Marin Shakespeare Company), Comedy Ballet (Dark Porch Theatre), the 24-Hour Play Festival and many more. Regional credits include Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo & Juliet at Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA). Off-Off Broadway credits include I Love My Wife.

He has trained with Shakespeare & Company, the Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory, ACT and Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. He has extensive training in stage combat, voiceover (VoiceOne), commercial and improv (Bay Area Theatre Sports). He is represented by Look Talent. Visit him on the web at www.scottragle.com and on Twitter at @scottragle.

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 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 by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Dec 08 5:00pm-9:00pm
Seattle
Local Winter Membership Meeting and Entertainment Unions Holiday PartyMore Info

When: 5 – 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8
Membership meeting 5 – 6 p.m.
Guests of members are welcome to join beginning at 6 p.m.

Where: Buster’s Lounge
ACT Theatre
700 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Paid garage parking available half block north on 7th Avenue.

As we draw to the close of another year, it’s time to come together to celebrate the season with our union brothers and sisters. The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Board of Directors cordially invites you to the 2014 Winter Membership Meeting and Entertainment Unions Holiday Party, Monday, Dec. 8 (membership meeting starts at 5 p.m. – guests are welcome to join beginning at 6 p.m.). Once again this year we’re thrilled to be hosted by our good friends at ACT Theatre. As in past years, we’ll lay out a spread of delicious treats to savor, along with hosted beer and wine.

RSVP: Please RSVP for yourself and your guest no later than Friday, Dec. 5 to Chris Comte at (206) 282-2506 or via email to chris.comte@sagaftra.org.

Please join us in celebration of the season!

The membership 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 of age are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERSHIP CARD (PAID THRU OCTOBER 31, 2014 OR APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

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 08 6:30pm-9:30pm
Colorado
Membership Meeting and Holiday PartyMore Info

As we draw to the close of another year, it’s time to come together to celebrate the season with your fellow union members. The evening will be informative and festive. Active SAG-AFTRA members of all ages are welcome. Delicious treats and non-alcoholic beverages are our treat. Cash bar available.

When: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8
6:30 - 7:45 p.m. – Membership meeting
7:45 - 9:30 p.m. – Holiday schmoozer

Where: The Walnut Room
3131 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
Small parking lot adjacent to restaurant; free street parking.

RSVP: Please let us know by noon, Friday, Dec. 5 if you’ll be joining us to celebrate the season. Email colorado@sagaftra.org or call (303) 934-2674.

The membership 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 of age are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERSHIP CARD (PAID THRU OCTOBER 31, 2014 OR APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Dec 09 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
New Media WorkshopMore Info

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9

Where: SAG-AFTRA
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

A SAG-AFTRA new media business representative will explain the signatory documents and the process of signing a project.

Questions or to RSVP: Email newmediaevents@sagaftra.org.

Dec 10 4:30pm-8:00pm
Philadelphia
SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local 2014 Holiday & Karaoke PartyMore Info

Are There Any Singers in the House?

Join Your Fellow Members and Guests at the

SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local
2014 Holiday & Karaoke Party

When: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Party begins: 4:30 p.m.
Karaoke: 5–8 p.m.

Where: Original Flukes Irish Pub
7401 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(click here for map)

Admission (payable at door):
Members - $5 (must be paid up through Oct. 31, 2014 or April 30, 2015)
Guests - $10 

Light Snacks & Cash Bar

RSVP required by Monday, Dec. 8 to lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org or (215) 732-0507.

Dec 10 7:00pm-9:30pm
Los Angeles
2014 Annual Winter CelebrationMore Info

IMPORTANT: EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACTIY. NO MORE RSVP's WILL BE ACCEPTED.

When: 7 - 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10

Where: SAG-AFTRA Headquarters Promenade - Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Los Angeles Host Committee invites you to join your fellow members for merriment and good cheer in celebration of the holiday season. Those interested in helping others in our community can contribute an unwrapped toy or gift card (for older kids) for The Village Family Services toy drive or a non-perishable food item for the AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) food drive.

This event is open to SAG-AFTRA members and one guest only (space is limited and RSVP line will close once capacity has been reached). For more informatio, please call (323) 549-6447. Validated parking available on site. Please read all posted signs. Union is not responsible for illegally parked vehicles. No alcoholic beverages served or permitted. All bags larger than 14 inches in any dimension will be prohibited from entry. No pets or animals, with the exception of animals in service.

Dec 10 7:00pm-8:30pm
Chicago
Senior Radio Players present Holiday Radio Ho Ho Ho!More Info

Don't miss this holiday extravaganza. Created and directed by Ernie Lane and produced by Guy Barile and Connie Foster, Holiday Radio Ho Ho Ho! combines classic radio scripts with music of the season.

When: 7 – 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), Wednesday, Dec. 10

Where: Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center

77 E. Randolph (at Michigan)

Admission is free, however seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.    

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!

Dec 11 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
SAGindie Low Budget Signatory Contract WorkshopMore Info

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Dec 13 9:30am-5:30pm
New England
Tom Todoroff One-Day Acting Intensive, Dec. 13More Info

Director/Producer/Acting Coach Tom Todoroff comes to Boston for a One Day Acting Intensive.

When: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13

Where: Deane Hall at the BCA at Calderwood Pavilion  
264 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02115

First time observers are welcome at no charge.  Please email bostonstudio@tomtodoroff.com to confirm your space. You can find out more about the full class and a discount for Union members at WWW.TOMTODOROFF.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.

Dec 16 8:15am-3:00pm
Nashville
Join us for SAG-AFTRA Nashville’s 24th Annual Holiday Caroling!More Info

Come and give your talents to those less fortunate and be rewarded with the true meaning of the holiday season. One of the greatest gifts you can give is the gift of your voice through song.

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, we will assemble at 8:15 a.m. at the SAG-AFTRA office on Music Row. Following food, assorted beverages and a quick rehearsal, we will board a Grayline bus and head to our first stop at 9 a.m.

Our stops will include the women/children’s homeless shelter, School for the Blind, and the Veteran’s Hospital.

Please come and be a part of our fantastic SAG-AFTRA member choir and this great holiday experience which will equal any gift you may give this season.

Our approximate return time to the SAG-AFTRA office is 3 p.m.

Please RSVP to Judy Marie at judy.ellis@sagaftra.org or call the SAG-AFTRA Nashville office at 327-2944 on or before Dec. 11.

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 08 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
TV Animation and Basic Cable Animation CaucusMore Info

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Jan. 8, 2015

Where: Frank Maxwell Room
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
(Located on the first floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Please join SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard, Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris and staff for a discussion of the recently ratified TV Animation and Basic Cable Animation contracts. Discussion topics will include organizing in television and basic cable animation and suggestions for enhancing future Wages & Working Conditions processes.

The Caucus is open to all paid-up members and participation is limited only by the limitations of the fire code. We want to hear from you about your workplace experiences with the agreements.

Come early to ensure that you have a seat for this evening meeting and discussion of animation contracts issues.

RSVP by email to la@sagaftra.org and include your name and telephone number.

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 thru OCTOBER 31, 2014 OR APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

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
SAVE THE DATE: Washington – Mid Atlantic Local Screen Actors Guild Awards® Reception at Embassy of CroatiaMore Info

When: 6-10:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

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, D.C. Non SAG-AFTRA members are also welcome.

Register or get additional information at: http://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.

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