Events

Apr 26 12:30pm-3:30pm
Nevada
Membership Meeting with Gabrielle CarterisMore Info

When: Sunday, April 26, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Social hour and light lunch (check-in begins at 12:15 p.m.)
1:30-3:30 p.m. - Meeting with Gabrielle Carteris

Where: Elks Lodge
4100 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hear from SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris about the exciting and innovative things your union is doing in the areas of education, outreach and engagement, and how you can get involved at the local level.

About Gabrielle Carteris

Carteris became a household name when she landed the role of Andrea Zuckerman on the Aaron Spelling program Beverly Hills, 90210, which ended up being one of the longest running one-hour series in television history as well as being viewed in over 100 countries. The success of the show allowed Carteris to get involved with many great organizations, including DARE, Noxzema Extraordinary Teen program, MADD and Read to Grow.

Carteris has also worked as a producer, creating a series of specials called Lifestories which led to her producing and hosting her own talk show for Fox, Gabrielle. Recent credits include guest starring roles on Criminal Minds, Make It or Break It, The Event, Longmire, The Middle and the recent holiday television movie, 12 Christmas Wishes.

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

The membership meeting is only open to SAG-AFTRA Nevada 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 26 1:00pm-3:00pm
Houston-Austin
Casting WorkshopMore Info

Casting Workshop with Beth Sepko-Lindsey, CSA

Austin Actors Conservatory welcomes Beth Sepko-Lindsey, CSA for a cold read workshop. Beth is an Emmy- and Artios-winning casting director based in Austin. Her casting credits include numerous TV series such as American Crime, Dallas, Revolution, The Lying Game and Friday Night Lights, and film casting on Machete, Temple Grandin and Deliverance Creek.

The first 25 members to RSVP will work one on one in cold reads with Beth. An additional 25 members will be welcome to audit the session. Seating is limited and RSVP with headshot/resume is required.

When: 1 – 3 p.m., Sunday, April 26
Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Media Tech Austin
4719 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745

Cost: Free for Austin, Houston or ProACT Conservatory members. SAG-AFTRA members may join the Conservatory for $35/year - join here.

RSVP: Send email to AustinRSVP@sagaftra.org with headshot and resume.

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 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
SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Annual Membership Meeting April 27, 2015More Info

Join us for important SAG-AFTRA business, including the presentation of scholarships to the 2015 Dan Mallinger Scholarship award winners and a discussion of local policy regarding this year’s Convention. And, of course, the annual meeting provides a great opportunity to mingle with your fellow SAG-AFTRA members.

We’ll also be joined by special guest Nancy Mosser (CSA) of Nancy Mosser Casting in Pittsburgh. She’ll be speaking to our members at the beginning of the evening offering advice on auditioning, resumes, proper protocol and other useful tips to further your careers as performers. She’ll then be opening up the floor for a question and answer session. 

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.  

For those that cannot attend in person due to geography, we have set up a conference call to allow you to join the conversation.  

To check your eligibility to attend the meeting by conference call and for details on how to join the call, please send an email 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 27 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
Conservatory Event: "I Am Not a Police Officer, but I Play One on TV"More Info

Join Chicago police officer and technical advisor John Folino for a basic understanding of proper police technique and procedure. This seminar will give you the tools to use on set the next time you are hired to portray a law enforcement officer. For example, how to handle a weapon, clear a crime scene and frisk a perp.

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Monday, April 27

Where: Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC)
1 East Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611

RSVP: Email Kathy Byrne at kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org.

Park for $13at 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.

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 28 6:00pm-9:00pm
Dallas Fort Worth
Free Screening of "Frontera"More Info

The SAG-AFTRA National Spanish Language Media Committee is pleased to invite you and a guest to a mixer followed by a free screening of the film Frontera.

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 28
Mixer: 6 – 7 p.m. (free appetizers and cash bar available)
Film screening: 7 – 9 p.m.

Where: Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St.
Dallas, TX 752014
Free parking

Join cast member Julio Cedillo (Ramón-Main Coyote) and network with fellow members, industry professionals, Dallas-Fort Worth Local Leadership and staff at this exciting event.

Frontera, starring Ed Harris, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria and Amy Madigan, is a powerful and relevant film that grapples with modern day issues and spotlights Spanish-speaking actors.

RSVP to DallasRSVP@sagaftra.org or call (214) 363-8300.

Apr 28 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Volunteer for the Senior Buddy ProgramMore Info

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 28

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

Join your MOVE Los Angeles Committee as they partner with Motion Picture Television Fund (MPTF) to present the Senior Buddy program which services seniors in the entertainment community. Attend this special meeting to learn how you can improve the lives of others in need. Senior Buddy volunteers serve as phone buddies, home visit buddies, grocery shopping buddies, computer tutors, pool buddies, home repair buddies and more. MOVE members who have experienced the rewards of being a senior buddy will share their happy stories, and staff members from MPTF will explain how you can be a part of this special community.

Click here to RSVP. Questions? Contact (323) 634-8277.

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. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Apr 30 12:00am
Women In The Arts And Media Coalition, Inc. Collaboration AwardMore Info

Women In The Arts And Media Coalition, Inc. Collaboration Award – Deadline April 30

Women In The Arts And Media Coalition, Inc. is seeking submissions for the 2015 Collaboration Award: Women Working With Women.

The Women in the Arts and Media Coalition Inc.'s $1,000 Collaboration Award and honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of new artistic works. Submissions of films or other media projects that fall under SAG-AFTRA's jurisdiction must be signatory to the applicable SAG-AFTRA agreement.

Submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. More information is available at SAGAFTRA.org. Applications are available at womenartsmediacoalition.org.

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.

Network with the best in TV, film and digital media at Variety's Entertainment and Technology Summit NY at the Le Parker Meridien April 30. 

Seats are filling up! Register Now before the Advanced Rate expires April 24. 

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Find out from Ent and Tech NY speakers like Meerkat CEO/Co-Founder Ben Rubin, Sony Network Entertainment's Eric Lempel, HBO Domestic Distribution EVP Bernadette Aulestia and Netflix's Bloodline Co-Creator Todd A. Kessler.

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FEATURED SESSIONS INCLUDE

Keynote Conversations with
Spike Lee, Filmmaker
Marc Ecko, Fashion and Media Entrepreneur 

Glenn Brown, Co-Creator and Head of Twitter Amplify 

Panel Discussions Include
Knowing Newfronts: State of Ad-Supported Digital Entertainment Business
David Cohen, Chief Investment Officer, Universal McCann
Dermot McCormack, President, AOL Video and Studio
Kathy Savitt, Head of Media, Chief Marketing Officer, Yahoo
Courtney Holt, Chief Strategy Officer, Maker Studios
Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV Corp 

Click Here to Register Now
Click Here for the Full Agenda 

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 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Commercials: Success in 60 Seconds or LessMore Info

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Thursday, April 30

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

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from the best commercial actors in the industry. This panel will join a variety of recognizable commercial actors who will share their extensive adventures working on commercials. These panelists, who are seen on commercials every day and have attained notoriety as commercial spokespeople, will provide advice on how they have remained at the top of their field. Additional panelists may include actors who received other career opportunities from their work in commercials. This will be an amazing event you won’t want to miss.

Click here to RSVP. Questions? Contact (323) 634-8277.

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. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through APRIL 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

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 01 12:00am
NBCUniversal Seeks Completed Projects for NBCUniversal Short Film FestivalMore Info

NBCUniversal Seeks Completed Projects for NBCUniversal Short Film Festival – No Entry Fee – Deadline May 1

Have you recently worked on or produced a short film? Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your film in the 10th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival. With a high-profile list of judges and partners, this bicoastal festival provides a unique opportunity for diverse talent - actors, writers, directors and producers - to join this celebration of innovative storytelling.

Festival entry is free. Simply go to www.NBCUshortsFEST.com and submit your film before the May 1 deadline. Entry semi-finalists are showcased before an industry audience in New York City. Finalists will be sent to Los Angeles for a grand finale screening.

To learn more, visit www.NBCUshortsFEST.com.

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 02 10:00am-4:00pm
Portland
New Member Orientation and Stunt Safety WorkshopMore Info

When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, May 2

Where: Oregon AFL-CIO Hall
3645 SE 32nd Ave. (one block south of SE Powell Blvd.)

"A union shoot is a safety zone. We all rely on that. But it doesn't simply happen on its own. It is the responsibility of everyone on set to make it so, and to speak up loudly if they see a safety issue."
-Duane Hanson, SAG-AFTRA Portland Local President

The SAG-AFTRA Portland Local is proud to present its first-ever SAG-AFTRA Stunt Safety Workshop. You are cordially invited to come hear presentations from some of our area’s top stunt professionals, followed by a panel Q&A. The day will begin with a New Member Orientation and we're even providing a free lunch.

Schedule:
10 a.m. New Member Orientation
11 a.m. Stunt Safety Workshop
1 p.m. Lunch
2 - 4 p.m. Workshop/Panel Q&A

You won't want to miss this one, so RSVP by Thursday, April 30 to hold your spot and specify any dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free, etc.) to chris.comte@sagaftra.org.

This workshop is dedicated to the memory of Sarah E. Jones (Slates for Sarah).

May 02 12:00pm-3:00pm
Miami
Central Florida PicnicMore Info

SAG-AFTRA invites you and your family members to our next picnic in Central Florida. Come join fellow SAG-AFTRA members for a day of fun and games in an informal and relaxing environment. Free pizza, snacks and sodas will be provided.

When: Noon – 3 p.m., Saturday, May 2

Where: Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
3401 S. Hiawassee Rd.
Orlando, FL 32835
(407) 246-4486

Click here for a map of the park.                               

The park charges an entrance fee of $2/car (1 occupant) and $4/car (2 or more occupants)

Upon arrival at the front gate, the park staff will direct you to the sun shelter reserved for the SAG-AFTRA picnic. Due to the limited amount of seating at the sun shelter, it is suggested that you bring your own portable outdoor chairs. Please be advised that alcoholic beverages are prohibited at this park.

RSVP: RSVP is required. Contact David Fazekas at (407) 788-3020 or david.fazekas@sagaftra.org by Friday, May 1. Please be sure to provide an email address with your RSVP to receive a confirmation.

This event is for SAG-AFTRA members in good standing and their family members.

May 02 8:00pm-9:00pm
San Francisco-Northern California
Sacramento Membership Meeting and Film Fest MixerMore Info

When: Saturday May 2
8 – 9 p.m. Membership Meeting
9 p.m. Sacramento Film Festival Mixer (food, no-host bar)       

Where: The Other Office
928 2nd St.
Old Sacramento

Agenda:
Report of President and Staff
Committee Reports
Open Forum - membership ideas and concerns

The Sacramento membership meeting is in conjunction with the Sacramento Film Festival which runs April 25 through May 3. While the meeting is for members only, members may bring a guest to the mixer. This is a golden opportunity to meet filmmakers, directors and performers and socialize with your peers. Admission is free to this exclusive film festival mixer.

Please RSVP to vicki.balich@sagaftra.org or contact her directly at (415) 874-4951.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing - no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR ADMITTANCE (paid through April 30, 2015).

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 6:00pm-9:00pm
Philadelphia
SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local 2015 Membership MeetingMore Info

When: Monday, May 4
6-7 p.m. - Happy hour with light refreshments and cash bar
7-9 p.m. - Meeting

Where: IATSE Ballroom
2401 S. Swanson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Free onsite parking.

Agenda:

  • Abby Dylan, National Board member and member of the President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach and Engagement, will be speaking about the new national engagement initiative for SAG-AFTRA.
  • Ray Carballada, CEO of Alkemy X (formerly Shooters) and Pennsylvania Film Industry Association (PAFIA) Vice Chair will speak about the state of production in Southeast Pennsylvania and around the region.  
  • SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local Hall of Fame Award will be presented to former AFTRA and SAG-AFTRA Board member Bill Shusta honoring him for his distinguished career in broadcasting.
  • Staff and officer reports.

RSVP: RSVP to lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org or call (215) 732-0507.

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 April 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

May 04 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
An Insider's Guide to VoiceoverMore Info

Actress, teacher, coach and SAG-AFTRA member Deb Doetzer gives you an honest look at being a voice artist in Chicago. Her experience as a stage and voice actor; teacher at Columbia College, Acting Studio Chicago and Second City; and private coach gives her unique insight into the various genres of voiceover.

Voice talent, engineer, instructor, casting director and SAG-AFTRA member Dave Leffel has combined engineering and casting at BAM Studios, along with his successful voiceover career and teaching voiceover at Acting Studio Chicago. Dave will give us the view from behind and in front of the mic.

When: 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, May 4

Where: Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC)
1 East Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611

RSVP to Kathy Byrne at kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org

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.

May 04 6:30pm-9:00pm
Michigan
"Your Voiceover Career," A Workshop by Randy Thomas, SAG-AFTRA Member and Voiceover SpecialistMore Info

When: 6:30-9 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2015

Where: Specs Howard School of Media Arts
19900 W. Nine Mile Road, #100 (Nine Mile and Evergreen)
Southfield, MI 48075

Topics Covered:

 

  • The Audition Process – Creating the Best Demo Reel
  • Breaking Down a Script Quickly – Live Sight Reading Auditions
  • The Different Genres of Voiceover – Commercials, Cartoons, Live Announcing, Audio Books
  • Technology
  • Taking Care of Your Voice and Body

 

Seating is limited. Please rsvp at michigan@sagaftra.org

Randy Thomas: One of America’s premiere female live voice announcers Randy Thomas made history as the first woman to announce The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, The SAG Awards, and The AFI Awards, to name a few. She has been winning accolades and opening doors for female voice artists for over 20 years. For the past nine years she has been heard daily as the iconic voice of CBS Television Distribution’s Entertainment Tonight.

In addition to voiceover, with more than 20 years of experience as a radio personality in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Miami, Thomas has gone on to achieve her dreams as one of the most recognizable voice over artists in the world as well as co-author of Voice for Hire: Launch and Maintain a Lucrative Career in Voice-Overs (Watson-Guptill Publications, a division of Random House Inc.).

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, 2015 or October 31, 2015) for admittance.

This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

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 06 9:00am-6:00pm
Los Angeles
LA Games ConferenceMore Info

When: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 6

Where: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

LA Games Conference (LAGC) is a favorite among game, media and investment leaders for the high energy-focused environment for networking, meetings and deal-making. Featuring two tracks with fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization, the event brings together many of the elites in the industry for engaging sessions and power networking.

Use Code: SAGAFTRA100. SAG-AFTRA members receive $100 off the LA Games Conference. Pre-registration rate ends March 31.

For more info and to register, click here.

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

May 06 12:00pm-2:00pm
New York
FREE Panel Discussion A Time Warner, Film Lab & NYIFF Industry Panel and Light Luncheon: DISTRIBUTION: TRADITIONAL & CREATIVE for SAG-AFTRA Members, May 6More Info

When: Noon- 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 6 

Where: 1 Time Warner Center
New York, NY 10019

Come join Time Warner, the Film Lab and the New York Indian Film Festival ("NYIFF") for this informational discussion on getting distribution for your film or TV show. Moderated by Adam Moore, SAG-AFTRA National Director of Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity, the panelists will include development executives from Time Warner and HBO. If you're curious about how to get your TV show or film distributed, this panel is for you. It will be followed by a light luncheon and networking opportunities with other filmmakers, the panelists, the President of the Asian American Film Lab, the Executive Director of NYIFF, and representatives from Time Warner. 

The event is FREE for SAG-AFTRA Members, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Follow this ticket link to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/distribution-traditional-creative-tickets-16538365697

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 11 12:00am
Hawaii
Golf OutingMore Info

The first SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local golf outing was a success. Everyone had a great time and, as a result, a Golf Committee has been formed and they are moving forward.

If you are you interested in playing golf with other Hawaii Local members and guests, save the date. Our next golf outing is scheduled for Monday, May 11. Details will follow in a separate email. If interested in playing golf, please email Brenda Ching at brenda.ching@sagaftra.org.

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 Kaye 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 8:00am
New England
Lobby Day, May 12More Info

Important Film Tax Credit Information

Oppose H. 62
Save MA Film Jobs Lobby Day

House Bill 62 was proposed which would eliminate the film tax incentive, legislation that has created thousands of jobs and helped small businesses across Massachusetts. Your state legislators need to hear directly from you about how this legislation has impacted you and your livelihood. Come to the State House May 12 for Lobby Day.

When: 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 12

Where: Gardner Auditorium
State House
Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02116

Schedule of events:

8 a.m.-Standout/visibility outside the State House
“FILMS=JOBS” sign holding outside the perimeter of the State House grounds.

10 a.m.-Registration
Enter the State House to register and receive packets for your legislators. Please plan on arriving early to go through security and get signed up. There are only two security scan entrances so please plan ahead.

11 a.m.-Program begins
Following a brief speaking program, we will be visiting state senators and representatives. Ask them to Vote NO on House Bill 62.

PLEASE REGISTER AND SIGN UP FOR LOBBY DAY by emailing your name and home address to benjamin.winthrop@sagaftra.org. This will allow us to have a packet ready for you for your senator and your representative.

SAG-AFTRA is a union that has among its members a diverse group of performers, broadcasters and newscasters. The opposition of this bill should not be interpreted as a personal statement of opinion by or of any specific member of the union.

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 13 12:00pm
Chicago
New Member OrientationMore Info

New members represent SAG-AFTRA's future. The more knowledgeable they are, the stronger our union and all members are. The goal of the New Members Subcommittee of SAG-AFTRA Chicago's Community Outreach, Community Organizing committee is to educate, engage and empower professional actors from the moment they become union members.

The new member orientation event is only one part of that process. Topics covered include every step involved in the union experience, from initiation fees and the dues structure to the correct way to execute member reports and contracts. Other areas include agents and commissions, casting directors, resolving claims, health coverage, set demeanor, committees, staff and a variety of member benefits.

New member orientations are not just for new members. Whether you joined yesterday or 20 years ago, all members in good standing are welcome. Plan now to attend the next new membership orientation and stay informed.

Where: Noon, Wednesday, May 13

When: Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC)
1 East Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611

Please call Kathy Nelsen at the SAG-AFTRA Chicago office, (312) 573-8081 ext. 2541, or email Kathy at kathy.nelsen@sagaftra.org to reserve your spot.

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.

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, 2015) for admittance.

May 13 6:30pm-8:30pm
New York
Free Admission for SAG-AFTRA members to the "72 Hour Shootout" Filmmaking Competition BUILD YOUR TEAM Party, May 13More Info

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 13

Where: Red Egg
202 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013

You are ready, you've registered, you've accepted the challenge. You're going to create a bold, beautiful, brilliant film for this year's 72 Hour Shootout and you're sure to win fame and accolades...all you need is...a team! Looking for actors? A writer? A director? A sound gal? A PA? Well, c'mon out and meet other folks also looking for team members. Actors should bring multiple copies of their headshots and resumes. Everyone should bring business cards and be ready to network up a storm. Free for REGISTERED Shootout competitors only (registration automatically RSVPs you). All others can RSVP here.   

The Shootout Coordinator will be on hand 6:30-7p.m. for the Shootout Q&A session. 

For more information about the 72 Hour Shootout, go to www.film-lab.org or https://www.facebook.com/72hrshootout.

RSVP NOW to ensure your entry into the party. You must register on Eventbrite because only the first 50 SAG-AFTRA members get in FREE with valid SAG-AFTRA membership card (paid through April 30, 2015 or October 31, 2015).

The AsAmFilmLab is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of gender and ethnic diversity in film and television. We are committed to challenging our membership to continually strive to be better through education, outreach and networking. Questions? Email Justin at Shootout@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. 

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 18 1:00pm-2:00pm
Missouri Valley
Membership MeetingMore Info

When: 1 – 2 p.m., Monday, May 18
Snacks will be provided

Where: Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch
Large Meeting Room
4801 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free Library Parking is Available

Agenda:
Staff and officer reports
National Board Member report
Election general information and important dates

RSVP: RSVP to tanya.tweedy@sagaftra.org or call (314) 231-0824.

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 April 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

May 18 7:00pm-9:00pm
Washington-Mid Atlantic
Washington – Mid Atlantic Local Annual Membership MeetingMore Info

Learn tips on how you can put together your best possible taped audition.

Special Guests: 
Lisa Mae and Craig Fincannon of Fincannon & Associates, CSA 
Multiple Emmy and Artios Award-winners
AND
Thom Goff of Breakdown Services Eas

When: 7-9 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015

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

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

Guest Biographies:

LISA MAE & CRAIG FINCANNON
Craig and Lisa Mae Fincannon were born and raised across the Carolinas. Craig graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1977. In 1979, the ninth generation Tarheel launched Fincannon and Associates, Inc., which has become a well-known and highly successful casting agency.

Lisa Mae joined the firm in 1988. She and Craig married in 1991. For the past 25 years, Craig has served in various capacities in film production in movies, television and commercials. He has served on the Governor’s North Carolina Film Council since its inception in 1994. Craig and Lisa Mae are multiple Emmy Award-winning members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Artios Award-winning members of The Casting Society of America.  

Together with Craig’s brother Mark, the company has been involved in over 400 films, including Fast and Furious 7, Insurgent, Twilight, The Prince of Tides, Days of Thunder and the upcoming Jurassic World. In television the team has worked as location casting directors for over thirty series including Homeland, Nashville, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, Devious Maids, Dawson’s Creek and The Walking Dead.

THOM GOFF
Thom hails from College Park, MD and worked as an actor in the Washington, D.C. & Baltimore, MD area during his early career. Moving to New York City in 1982, Thom's acting work continued through the mid-1990s when he took over the New York Office of Breakdown Services. Transitioning the office from paper to computer to website, he has been involved in all aspects of acting and the casting process. Currently he travels, giving seminars on actor marketing on the internet, and running Symposium Days (www.actor symposium.com) for Breakdown Services and Actors Access. As a former actor, he brings an encouraging and informational style to his work. He is very proud of having been a stage doorman / fire marshall at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C.

This meeting is only open to active paid-up SAG-AFTRA members. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2015) FOR ADMITTANCE.

May 20 10:00am-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Free SAG-AFTRA Health FairMore Info

When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 20

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

Attend the free SAG-AFTRA Health Fair. Available services will include eye screenings, BMI testing, massage therapy, HIV/AIDS testing, foot exams by a podiatrist, hearing tests, free health product samples and much more. Come early to take advantage of these services.

Please note: Provider list subject to change. Attendance does not guarantee service from all providers.

Questions? Contact LAhealthfair@sagaftra.org. No RSVP required.

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

May 20 10:00am-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Free Mammograms for Qualified Members at Health FairMore Info

When: By appointment only between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 20

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

Forty percent of eligible women do not get their annual mammogram. Let’s change that.

The SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local Healthcare Safetynet Committee and Inner Images are offering qualified members free mammograms by appointment only during the SAG-AFTRA Health Fair.

Mammograms save lives.

  • Early detection is key
  • Most accurate test for breast cancer
  • Exam takes only five minutes

 Do you qualify for free services? You may if you:

  • Have no insurance and live in California
  • Are 40 years old or older
  • Have low income (click here for Every Women Counts income criteria)
  • Have not had a mammogram in the past year
  • Are not pregnant, currently nursing or nursing within the last three months

Please note: If you are insured through SAG Pension & Health, AFTRA Health & Retirement, other private health insurance or any plan through the Affordable Care Act, you are NOT eligible to receive a free mammogram. Instead, you must go through your respective plan to obtain a mammogram. Inner Images is unable to bill your plan at the health fair.

If you would like to receive a mammogram and do not meet the eligibility requirements above or prefer to get a mammogram and not go through your respective healthcare provider, Inner Images is offering a special $89 cash only mammogram option at the health fair. You must make an appointment to use this option. No walk-ups will be allowed.

Inner Images will be handling the appointment process. To find out if you qualify and to schedule an appointment, please visit www.mammo123.com or call (877) 4-AN-EXAM/(877) 426-3926 between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. beginning Monday, April 27.

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

May 20 10:00am-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Donate Blood at the SAG-AFTRA Health FairMore Info

When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 20

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

Every day at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), patients are in need of blood transfusions to recover from surgery, provide immune system support during cancer treatment and help deal with life-threatening blood disorders. CHLA is charged with collecting 2,000 units of blood every month. Your willingness to donate ensures that when blood is needed, it is there.

All donors must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Feel well and healthy the day of donation
  • Bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license preferred)
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat a good meal before donating
  • Piercings and tattoos must be older than 12 months

To make an appointment, please contact Raul Gonzalez at RAGonzalez@chla.usc.edu. Walk-ups also accepted. The blood drive is run by CHLA.

Questions? Contact CHLA Blood Donor Center at (323) 361-2441.

CHLA follows federal guidelines for donor registration. These eligibility requirements are solely the responsibility of CHLA and are not endorsed by SAG-AFTRA nor is any warranty or guarantee implied. The products and/or services are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider.

May 20 10:00am-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Free Prostate Cancer Screenings at SAG-AFTRA Health FairMore Info

When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 20

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

Screenings will be available to the first 100 qualified members on a first-come, first-served basis.

The SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Healthcare Safetynet Committee and the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center at White Memorial Medical Center are offering qualified members free prostate cancer screenings during the SAG-AFTRA Health Fair. The prostate cancer screening includes a Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) and PSA venipuncture blood test. DRE results will be available immediately after testing and PSA results will be mailed within two weeks. Lab results and follow-up of any abnormal findings will be coordinated by the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center on the campus of White Memorial Medical Center.

Do you qualify for this screening? You do if you:

  • Are over the age of 50
  • African-American and over the age of 40
  • Have a family history of prostate cancer
  • Have not been screened within the last 12 months
  • Have no health insurance (you must be un/under insured. If your health insurance will pay for the screening, please follow up with your primary doctor and receive the screening there during your annual preventative health check-up.)

Key Statistics:

  • Early detection is key
  • About one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime
  • Nearly 221,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2015
  • Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer  

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 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 03 11:30am
Nashville
SAVE THE DATE: Annual Membership MeetingMore Info

When: 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 3

More information to follow.

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!