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Apr 24 10:00am-2:00pm
Los Angeles
55+ Seniors Resource Day: Marketing and Social MediaMore Info

The event has reached capacity.  Due to the popularity of this event, we hope to program something similar in the near future.”

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 24

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

SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local Seniors Committee presents two workshops focused on the acting careers of those 55 and older. The morning session, taught by actor Bobby Reed, creator of “SuperMarketing for Actors” will cover the concepts, tools, execution and maintenance of marketing your career as a senior actor. 

 

Apr 24 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Volunteer with MOVE LA for the Senior Buddy ProgramMore Info

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 24

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

Join your MOVE Los Angeles Committee as they partner with Motion Picture Television Fund 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.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here

Questions? Contact (323) 634-8277.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through April 30, 2018 or October 31, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA.

Apr 25-29 12:00am-11:59pm
Dallas-Fort Worth
Complimentary 48th Annual USA Film Festival TicketsMore Info

You are invited to the 48th Annual USA Film Festival and they are graciously offering SAG-AFTRA members free tickets to screenings.

When: April 25-29

Where: Angelika Film Center
5321 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, Texas 75206 

 

RSVP: Please contact the USA Film Festival office at 214-821-6300 and let them know you are a member and the number of tickets requested. Provide them your name and cell phone number.

 

Click here for more information. 

Apr 25 2:30pm-4:00pm
Los Angeles
Theatrical Contracts Workshop: Low Budget AgreementsMore Info

When: 2:30 - 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 25

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

Empower yourself with knowledge when working on SAG-AFTRA theatrical films. In this Theatrical Contracts Workshop, representatives from the theatrical contracts department will give an overview of the various theatrical low budget agreements, and answer any questions that come up along the way.

This discussion is designed for the veteran performer as well as those just getting started.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here

Questions? Contact the Theatrical department at (323) 549-6828.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through April 30, 2018 or October 31, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Apr 25 6:00pm-8:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
A Table Read Of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry MenMore Info

This intensive class will cover a unisex adaption of Reginald Rose’s play Twelve Angry Men. It’s designed to enhance verbal skills, strengthen focus, patience and team reading. Feedback is provided at the end of the session. Complete scripts are provided and MUST be returned at class end.

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 25

Where: SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local
350 Sansome St. Suite 900 (On the corner of Sansome and Sacramento streets)
San Francisco, CA 94104

Public transportation is available and encouraged. There is limited self-pay street parking and self-pay parking garages in the area.

Note: Class size is limited to 17 (12 participants and 5 understudies)

RSVP: Email David Conover at david.conover@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership I.D. number.

  • Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond, with preference being given to those who have not attended Conservatory events within the past 3 months.
  • 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 by Monday, April 23rd. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • We appreciate your enthusiasm to participate in conservatory classes, anyone who shows up without receiving written confirmation will not be granted access to the class.
  • If you arrive late, it is up to the discretion of the teacher as to whether or not you will be admitted.
  • There is no charge for this event.

Lucrecia Sarita Russo is a member of SAG-AFTRA and in her eighth year serving the San Francisco-Northern California Local Conservatory Committee. Lucrecia majored in the performing arts at Santa Monica City College. She taught acting for “Deslie Cashman’s School of Dramatic Arts” and “The Russ Lewis School of Drama”. Her studies include Master Classes from Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Spacey. Her experience includes personal performance as well as casting for film, theatre, television, commercials and booking major musical artists nationwide.

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 or digital card on the app (paid through April 30, 2018) for admittance. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

Apr 26 12:00pm-2:30pm
New York
Come Learn All You Need to Know About Talent Agency Contracts Before You Sign on the Dotted Line!More Info

When: Noon-2:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 26, 2018

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

About to sign a contract with your agent? Be fully informed of your rights before you sign on the dotted line! SAG-AFTRA’s Professional Representatives Department will hold an educational seminar on general service agreements or GSAs (i.e. the contracts that some agents have been using to represent our members instead of the standard legacy SAG and/or legacy AFTRA agency contracts). These GSA contracts are signed outside of SAG-AFTRA’s protection, and it is imperative that members have a working knowledge of what these contracts actually say before signing them — your professional future and your income may depend on it. Staff will also take this opportunity to address how these contracts may apply and discuss what your options are. This educational seminar will be especially helpful to any member having trouble making sense of the complicated legal language contained in the GSAs that their agents have provided them. SAG-AFTRA’s National Director/Sr. Counsel of Professional Representatives, Zino Macaluso, will be in NY in person to lead the presentation with a video connection to the Atlanta office. We look forward to seeing you all on April 26, 2018.

The event will not be taped, nor will any kind of recording device be permitted. Please bring writing materials or a laptop with you in order to take extensive notes.

RSVP ESSENTIAL

To RSVP, click here

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.
Only those members who have received confirmation emails from SAG-AFTRA may attend, so please act quickly as seating is limited.
Please note that failure to cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend may impact your ability to take part in future events for this department.
Questions about this event should be directed to the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department at (212) 863-4230.

Apr 26 12:00pm-2:30pm
Atlanta
Come Learn All You Need to Know About Talent Agency Contracts Before You Sign on the Dotted Line!More Info

When: Noon-2:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 26, 2018

Where:
SAG-AFTRA
3565 Piedmont Rd. NE
Piedmont Center
Bldg 2, Suite 720
Atlanta, GA 30305

About to sign a contract with your agent? Be fully informed of your rights before you sign on the dotted line! SAG-AFTRA’s Professional Representatives Department will hold an educational seminar on general service agreements or GSAs (i.e. the contracts that some agents have been using to represent our members instead of the standard legacy SAG and/or legacy AFTRA agency contracts). These GSA contracts are signed outside of SAG-AFTRA’s protection, and it is imperative that members have a working knowledge of what these contracts actually say before signing them — your professional future and your income may depend on it. Staff will also take this opportunity to address how these contracts may apply and discuss what your options are. This educational seminar will be especially helpful to any member having trouble making sense of the complicated legal language contained in the GSAs that their agents have provided them. SAG-AFTRA’s National Director/Sr. Counsel of Professional Representatives, Zino Macaluso, will be in NY in person to lead the presentation with a video connection to the Atlanta office. We look forward to seeing you all on April 26, 2018.

The event will not be taped, nor will any kind of recording device be permitted. Please bring writing materials or a laptop with you in order to take extensive notes.

RSVP ESSENTIAL

To RSVP, click here

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Only those members who have received confirmation emails from SAG-AFTRA may attend, so please act quickly as seating is limited.

Please note that failure to cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend may impact your ability to take part in future events for this department.

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

Apr 26 5:00pm-8:30pm
Michigan
Michigan Local Annual Membership MeetingMore Info

When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26
5 p.m. – community service
6:30 p.m. – membership meeting, food provided

Where: Forgotten Harvest
21800 Greenfield Rd
Oak Park, MI 48237

Come join your fellow Michigan members as we give of our time and talents and then have an important discussion of how we can be part of lasting change in our industry. The theme for the meeting will be a discussion about sexual harassment and what we as individuals and the union as an organization can/are doing to combat it.

Among our guest panelists will be Donna Reed, Coordinator for EEO and Diversity. More details to follow in the coming week!

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 OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

 

Apr 26 6:30pm-8:30pm
Michigan
Michigan Local Membership MeetingMore Info

Come join your fellow Michigan members as we give of our time and talents to community service, and then have an important discussion on how we can be part of lasting change in our industry. The theme for the meeting will center on sexual harassment and what we, as individuals, and the union, as an organization, can do to combat it.

When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26
5 p.m.: Community service
6:30 p.m.: Membership meeting (food will be provided)

Where: Forgotten Harvest
21800 Greenfield Rd
Oak Park, MI 48237

Before the meeting (from 5 - 6:15 p.m.), we will again volunteer some of our time to sort food donations in the warehouse at Forgotten Harvest. Our volunteer efforts will help Forgotten Harvest in its mission to relieve hunger in metro Detroit. 

RSVP: Send RSVPs and any questions to michigan@sagaftra.org. In your RSVP be sure to include your member number and indicate whether you wish to attend the meeting only, or participate in both community service and the membership meeting. Those wishing to volunteer will receive a separate email with instructions for registration. 

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 OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Apr 26 6:30pm-8:30pm
Michigan
Michigan Local Membership MeetingMore Info

Come join your fellow Michigan Local members as we give our time and talents to community service, and then have an important discussion on how we can be part of lasting change in our industry. The theme for the meeting will center on sexual harassment and what we, as individuals, and the union as an organization, can do to combat it.

 

The evening’s discussion will be moderated by SAG-AFTRA member Amy Lange of Fox 2, Detroit. Guests will include SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity coordinator Donna Reed and past Michigan President and WWJ anchor Jayne Bower.

 

When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26
5 p.m.: Community service
6:30 p.m.: Membership meeting (food will be provided)

 

Where: Forgotten Harvest
21800 Greenfield Rd
Oak Park, MI 48237

 

Before the meeting (from 5 - 6:15 p.m.), we will again volunteer some of our time to sort food donations in the warehouse at Forgotten Harvest. Our volunteer efforts will help Forgotten Harvest in its mission to relieve hunger in metro Detroit. 

 

RSVP: Send RSVPs and any questions to michigan@sagaftra.org. In your RSVP be sure to include your member number and indicate whether you wish to attend the meeting only, or participate in both community service and the membership meeting. Those wishing to volunteer will receive a separate email with instructions for registration. 

 

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 OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Apr 26 7:00pm-10:00pm
Hawaii
Method Acting for the CameraMore Info

Method Acting is the most misunderstood acting technique in the world. The Method has been called everything from brilliant to dangerous, but there's a reason it’s being used daily on film sets around the world, by actors like Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Adrien Brody, Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda, Hilary Swank, Tom Hanks and many more. This workshop will teach you how to use some of the techniques of Method Acting in your work on camera, to help you reliably and continuously feel the required emotions without the need of other actors. We’ll use lecture, Q&A and exercises during this workshop.

When: 7-10 p.m., Thursday, April 26

Where: 521 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite M-428
Honolulu, HI 96813
Click here for a map.

Class size is limited. This class is open to a limited number of non-union participants.

Cost: SAG-AFTRA members - $10, non-union - $40

RSVP: Please email Mericia Palma Elmore at Mericia.palmaelmore@sagaftra.org. ONLY PAYMENT CONFIRMS YOUR RESERVATION. Please mail your check made payable to “SAG-AFTRA Conservatory” to 949 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 106, Honolulu, HI 96814 by Tuesday April 27.

Scott Rogers served as an acting coach for 20th Century Fox Studios under a multi-year, exclusive contract coaching actors for television projects. He served as an acting coach on the feature film Princess Ka`iulani starring Barry Pepper, Will Patton and Q’orianka Kilcher. Scott has coached principal actors, for more than 3000 hours on the sets of motion pictures and national television shows. He has produced, cast, and/or directed more than 100 professional productions and he’s written, directed, and produced dozens of TV commercials. He was the full-time, on-set, acting coach for the Fox-TV series North Shore and was previously the full-time acting coach for the hit TV show Baywatch.

Apr 27 6:00pm-8:00pm
Portland
Portland Local Presents Contracts 101 WorkshopMore Info

You are cordially invited to attend the SAG-AFTRA Contracts 101 Workshop hosted by the Portland Local Organizing Committee! As the media landscape continues to evolve and grow in new directions, our union contracts are changing to meet this new reality.  This workshop is a great opportunity to join other industry professionals and brush up on the terms and conditions of the various SAG-AFTRA agreements, including Short Film agreement, Low Budget Theatrical, and Low Budget New Media, as well as new regional contracts for commercials and corporate/educational.

This FREE workshop is open to all SAG-AFTRA members and other interested performers. Topics of discussion will include: minimum rates and usage fees, general terms and conditions, how you can help sign up projects and much more. How do you respond when approached by a producer who is not familiar with union contracts? Is there really such a thing as a "waiver"? How do our agreements work in the new Digital Media landscape? It’s all covered!

When: 6 p.m., Friday, April 27

Where: Koerner Camera Systems
2828 SE 14th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202

RSVP: If interested, please RSVP by Wednesday, April 25 to portland@sagaftra.org or by calling (206) 282-2506.

Apr 28 1:00pm-3:00pm
Houston-Austin
Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know About SAG-AFTRA, but Were Too Tired to AskMore Info

Curious about the union and its benefits for media projects and the working professional actor in Texas? Join Trish Avery, Executive Director of the SAG-AFTRA Dallas-Fort Worth Local, in a conversation on how to generate work in Texas and take your career to the next level. This event is open to actors, writers, producers and others in the entertainment industry.

When: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, April 28

Where: MediaTech
3324 Walnut Bend Lane
Houston, TX 77042

Cost: Free for SAG-AFTRA members
$20 for general public (cash/check only at the door)

RSVP to HoustonRSVP@sagaftra.org to save your seat.

Apr 28 11:00am-1:00pm
Arizona-Utah
Annual Membership Meeting in PhoenixMore Info

Join Arizona-Utah Local President Joe Corcoran and National Board member Margie Ghigo for the Arizona-Utah Local annual membership meeting in Arizona. Meet Lisha Brock, the new director of locals administration, get the news on local plans for 2018, hear a presentation on the new Arizona-Utah Regional Commercials Contract and come enjoy lunch while connecting with your fellow members and local board members.

When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 28
Check in begins at 10:45 a.m.

Where: American Federation of Musicians
1202 East Oak St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Free parking is located next to the building.

RSVP: Please RSVP with your professional name and phone number to azrsvp@sagaftra.org or call (214) 363-8300 ext. 5 by April 25.

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. RSVP as noted above. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid through April 30, 2018) for admittance.

 

Apr 30 12:00pm-2:00pm
Los Angeles
#AdsGoUnion Presents: The Basics of Booking with Cyd and KeliMore Info

When: Noon - 2 p.m., Monday, April 30

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

SAG-AFTRA’s #AdsGoUnion campaign is proud to present the incredible Keli Daniels and Cyd Strittmatter who will share with you their day-to-day “in the trenches” experiences and discuss how to take care of yourself in auditions and callbacks. These working actors will teach from the perspective of professionals who have managed to stay relevant in an ever-evolving business and continue booking commercials for nearly 25 years.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? Contact the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Department at (323) 549-6802.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through April 30, 2018 or October 31, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

Apr 30 7:30pm-10:00pm
San Diego
Self-Direction for Voiceover Workshop with Voice Talent Coach Connie TerwilligerMore Info

Are you auditioning for the right things? Do you know your voice style? Do you know what kind of voiceover work is using voices that sound like yours? Most voiceover work is self-directed. In this workshop, you will learn how to maximize your audition by thinking with both sides of your brain, understanding the script and how you fit in it. Prior to the workshop, start analyzing the voices you hear.  Are they local, regional, national?  Can you tell if the delivery is believable? What makes what you’re hearing good or not so good?

If you want to have a chance to read and be critiqued, bring a piece of audition copy or copy from a project you have already done. We’ll pick a couple of people to read their scripts and get some direction.

When: 7:30 – 10 p.m., Monday, April 30
Check-in begins at 7 p.m.

Where: American Federation of Musicians
1717 Morena Blvd.
San Diego, CA  92110

RSVP to sandiego@sagaftra.org.

Connie Terwilliger is a full-time voice talent with global credits and many long term clients and referrals producing voice tracks for Commercials, Corporate Communications, Documentary, Marketing, eLearning, IVR, In-Store, and Character reads for animation and video games. Announcer to conversational delivery – including real-person and dialogue reads. Connie taught the Acting for Radio/Voiceover class – a class she created - at San Diego City College for 18 years.

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, 2018) for admittance.

May 02 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
#AdsGoUnion Presents: Inside the Commercial Session Director’s MindMore Info

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 2

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

Casting directors call you in for auditions and session directors run them. For commercials, session directors audition over one hundred actors a day on average. The #AdsGoUnion campaign invites you to come and meet some of the busiest and most respected session directors as they share what they've learned through their work with commercial directors, advertising agency creatives and casting directors in Los Angeles. Topics will include:

  • Little things booking actors do that make a difference
  • What works in the moment
  • The importance of focusing on what you control and shedding what you don't

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? Contact the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Department at (323) 549-6802.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through April 30, 2018 or October 31, 2018) 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 05 10:00am-12:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
Harassment in the Workplace TrainingMore Info

Dear Bay Area Broadcast Member,

Please save the date for our training and discussion on harassment in the workplace and ensuring a safe workplace. We will have guests from the SAG-AFTRA New York office to present on this topic and lead the discussion with the San Francisco-Northern California Local staff team. The training will be followed by a Cinco De Mayo themed lunch at the office. 

When: 10 a.m. - noon, Saturday, May 5

Where: San Francisco-Northern California Local Office
350 Sansome Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104.

Please RSVP to sfnc_broadcast@sagaftra.org

Questions? Call (415) 919-8044.

May 06-07 11:00am-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Local Membership MeetingMore Info

May 07 7:00pm-9:00pm
New England
New England Local Membership OrientationMore Info

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

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

When: 7-9 p.m., Monday, May 7
(doors open at 6:30 p.m.)      

Where: Boston Center for Adult Education
122 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116

RSVP: Click here to register.

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

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

Please note that seating with a reservation is on a first-come-first served basis. Our doors open at 6:30 p.m. The seminar is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing, no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. You must bring your current membership card or digital card on the app for admittance (paid thru Oct. 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018).

May 07 7:00pm-9:00pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
WMA Local Semi-Annual Membership Meeting, May 7More Info

Washington-Mid Atlantic Local
Semi-Annual Membership Meeting

You’re invited to our semi-annual membership meeting followed by a fun and interactive workshop on Lessons from Improvisational Comedy directed by Kathy Baird, co-founder of The Unified Scene Theater in Washington, DC and North America managing director of content and social for Ogilvy. This improv experience will apply takeaways from improv comedy to life and leadership skills.

When: 7 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2018

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Maggiano’s is located within a block of the Friendship Heights metro station (red line). Parking at Maggiano’s is located at the Chevy Chase Pavilion parking garage next to the restaurant (discounted rates available when validated for evening events at Maggiano’s).

Agenda:
Local President’s Report
New Office Renovation
Executive Director Report
Actor/Performer Report
National Board Report
Good & Welfare
Lessons from Improvisational Comedy workshop, hosted by Kathy Baird

Light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, soda and coffee will be served. We expect a full meeting so please arrive on time. Please be advised that portions of this meeting may be digitally recorded, photographed for use in SAG-AFTRA publications (including, but not limited to, websites, magazines and newsletters) or both.

This meeting is only open to active paid-up SAG-AFTRA members. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS MUST SHOW THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THEIR APP (paid through April. 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

May 07 7:00pm-10:00pm
Atlanta
Atlanta Local Conservatory: Union or Non-Union in a Right-to-Work State, May 7More Info

The Muriel Moore/Danny Nelson SAG-AFTRA Conservatory
Presents
Union or Non-Union in a Right-to-Work State

The Muriel Moore/Danny Nelson SAG-AFTRA Conservatory is proud to celebrate its sixth anniversary with a panel of top industry professionals. 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 Georgia film icon Shay Bentley-Griffin, Atlanta Models and Talent owner and agent Sarah Carpenter, The Burns Agency owner and agent Rona Burns, Atlanta Local President Ric Reitz and actors Selena Anduze and E. Roger Mitchell. They will address an issue that affects us all. 

When: 7 – 10 p.m., Monday, May 7

Where: Wieuca Road Baptist Church
3626 Peachtree Rd. (Corner of Peachtree and Wieuca Rd.)
Atlanta, GA  30326                                   
(For directions, visit http://www.wieuca.org/new-to-wieuca/directions/.)   
(Located in the sanctuary; signs will be posted.)
(Parking is free.)

RSVP: To attend this Conservatory event email YOUR NAME and the EVENT NAME to atlanta@sagaftra.org, or call Melissa Goodman at (404) 239-0131 ext. 11. You will receive confirmation of your reserved seat via email.

Issues or questions you would like to see addressed? Please contact atlanta@sagaftra.org. 

Admission is free; however, we ask that you please bring a food donation for the Buckhead Christian Ministry Food Pantry.

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/.

May 07 7:00pm-9:00pm
New England
SAG-AFTRA New England Membership Orientation, May 7More Info

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

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

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Monday, May 7
(doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Boston Center for Adult Education
122 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116

To RSVP, click here

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

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

Please note that seating with a reservation is on a first-come-first served basis. Our doors open at 6:30p.m. The seminar is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing, no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. You must bring your current membership card for admittance (paid thru April 30, 2018 or Oct. 31, 2018).

May 07 6:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
L.A. Local Open Board Meeting, May 7More Info

L.A. Local Open Board Meeting, May 7 – RSVP by May 1

 

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Monday, May 7

 

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

 

Come watch your Los Angeles Local elected leaders in action. Observer attendance is for observing only. Space is limited. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Reservations are strongly encouraged and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis (subject to stated requirements). If interested, please RSVP to ObserveLABoard@sagaftra.org or (323) 549-6029 by May 1. Be sure to include your professional name, SAG-AFTRA membership number and contact information. 

 

Questions? Please contact the Los Angeles Local Executive Office at (323) 549-6537.

 

If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Los Angeles Local Executive Office at (323) 549-6537 with the accommodation you are requesting. All members who would like to attend must be in good standing, affiliated with the LA Local and willing to comply with observation procedures. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; parents/guardians of members under 18 years old are welcome. Accepted observers will be contacted with confirmation and details. All bags larger than 14” in any dimension (i.e., backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc.) will be prohibited from entry into the meeting. A light snack will be served.

May 09 10:00am-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Health FairMore Info

When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 9

Where: SAG-AFTRA 
Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Boulevard 
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. Arrive early to take advantage of these services. 

Mammograms Available for Qualified Members 
When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 9 (By appointment. See below.)
Alinea Medical Imaging’s Mobile Mammography Motor Coach will be located in front of the building on Wilshire Blvd. Alinea Medical Imaging is an in-network provider for SAG-AFTRA Anthem Blue Cross.
Click here or call (909) 622-3166 to sign up or see if you are eligible for a free screening.

Cedar-Sinai Blood Drive at SAG-AFTRA
When: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (By appointment. See below.)
There is no substitute for human blood — it cannot be manufactured synthetically to replace the actual true life essence in our veins. During an emergency, a critical triage can require more than a 100 units of blood at the Cedars-Sinai Level-1 Trauma Center. With the actual donation procedure itself approximately just 10 minutes, your one single donation can help impact multiple lives.
Please RSVP in advance here. Go to Locate a Blood Drive then enter the code in the first/upper box: Donor Group Code: SAGA

Plus—Hearing tests, skin checks, blood pressure consultations, glucose testing, vision screenings, dental awareness, massage therapy, wellness evaluations,  and much more.

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

No RSVP requiredto attend and have services other than those listed above. Questions? Contact LAhealthfair@sagaftra.org.

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 10 3:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
SAG-AFTRA Foundation Comes to ChicagoMore Info

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is bringing two exciting events to Chicago, so please take a moment to set up your Foundation account if you have not done so already. 

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is the go-to national organization for SAG-AFTRA members for financial assistance and educational opportunities. All of the Foundation's programs are available to SAG-AFTRA members at no cost. To take advantage of the opportunities the Foundation offers, you must create an account at sagaftra foundation To create an account, click the "Sign In" button in the upper right hand corner then "Create a New Account" in the new window.

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is bringing two exciting events to Chicago, so please take a moment to set up your Foundation account if you have not done so already.

Casting Access with Bonnie Gillespie - Thursday, May 10 at 3 p.m.

This is a free opportunity for actors to perform for casting director Bonnie Gillespie in a safe and intimate environment and receive specific feedback and/or redirection. This learning experience is a rare opportunity to get feedback on your performance from a casting director of Bonnie's caliber. This two-hour class will include a prepared reading session with an experienced casting professional. Scenes will be sent to confirmed participants a few days before class. Read more about this event and register here.

Beyond Branding: The Why Behind the Buzzword - Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m.

You can't throw a rock these days without hitting someone who's talking about "brand." Truth be told, they've been talking about brand forever, but they were calling it type before. No matter what you call it, the goal is to work more, and going beyond brand is how we do that. Sure, building your reputation as a talented, consistent, professional performer is essential. But how do you do that when you can't even get into the room sometimes? In this SAG-AFTRA Foundation event, L.A.-based author and casting director/producer Bonnie Gillespie will break it all down: How to generate buzz before anything major is happening, how to get things happening on your own, and how to ensure that all of your marketing tools are teaching the buyers how to cast you before they even meet you. Already have a fan base of buyers? Awesome! Let's elevate your game by going beyond the brand. Register here.

Both events will take place in the KMRC, 1 E. Erie, Suite 660, and RSVPs will only be taken through the SAG-AFTRA Foundation website.

Park at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State

 

May 11 5:30pm-6:30pm
Missouri Valley
Missouri Valley Local Membership Meeting – Kansas CityMore Info

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Friday May 11
Snacks will be provided
Informal Social Hour to Follow at the Plaza

 

Where: Kansas City Plaza Branch Library
4801 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64112

 

 

Agenda:

  • Staff and officer reports
  • National Board Member Report
  • Event Schedule

 

We’re here for you! Send us your questions and topic suggestions to discuss at the meeting.

 

RSVP: RSVP to tanya.cella@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 OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid thru April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. 

May 15 5:00pm-8:00pm
New York
New York Spring Membership Meeting, May 15More Info

New York Spring Membership Meeting, May 15

Join your New York Local President Rebecca Damon and the New York Local Board for the Spring Membership Meeting.

When: 5–8 p.m., Tuesday, May 15
(Doors open at 4:30 p.m.) 

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

If you require ADA accommodations, please let us know. Contact (212) 827-1542 or diversity@sagaftra.org and write “Membership Meeting” in the subject of your email. 

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 OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through April 30, 2018 or Oct. 31, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

May 16 6:00pm-9:00pm
Philadelphia
General Membership Meeting with Special Guest EVP Rebecca DamonMore Info

Annual General Membership Meeting
with
Special Guest Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon

When: Wednesday, May 16
6 p.m.: Doors open; cocktails and light refreshments will be provided.
7 p.m.: Meeting begins with speakers and reports.

Where: IATSE Ballroom
2401 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(For directions, visit http://iatseballroom.com/directions.htm.)

RSVP to Lynn Koenigsberg at lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org.

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 OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through April 30, 2018 or Oct. 31, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

 

 

May 19 3:00pm-4:00pm
Missouri Valley
Missouri Valley Local Membership Meeting – Saint LouisMore Info

 

When: 3-4 p.m., Saturday, May 19

 

 

 

Where:  University Tower
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., 2nd Floor Conference Room West
St. Louis, MO 63117
Snacks will be provided
Social Hour to follow

 

 

Agenda:

 

  • Staff and officer reports
  • National Board Member Report
  • Event Schedule

 

We’re here for you! Send us your questions and topic suggestions to discuss at the meeting.

 

RSVP: RSVP to tanya.cella@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 October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

 

May 21-22 5:30pm-4:30pm
Chicago
Managing a Life in the Biz: Career Strategies for Industry ProfessionalsMore Info

For most people in creative arts and entertainment, work is episodic. "Survival work," taken on to make ends meet, can be draining and distract from leading your best creative life.

 

In the workshop, Managing a Life in the Biz: Career Strategies for Industry Professionals, you'll learn how you can find "survival work" that suits your values, uses your preferred skills and complements your life in the biz.

Where: The Actors Fund Office, 8 S. Michigan Ave.

 

Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 2 - 4:30 p.m.

 

Register for one time slot of your choice and learn more, click here

 

Visit actorsfund.org for more info. 

May 21 7:00pm-9:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Annual Membership Meeting, May 21More Info

Join us for important SAG-AFTRA business and a great opportunity to mingle with your fellow members.

When: 7 p.m., Monday, May 21

Where: Olive or Twist, Second Floor Lounge
140 Sixth Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(Parking can be found at the nearby garage on Sixth St.)

Appetizers will be provided and a no-host bar will be available.

RSVP to ohp@sagaftra.org 

Please watch your emails or our local website for more details about the membership meeting. We hope to see you there!

For your records: Please note that the mailing address for the SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local office has changed. Our suite is now no. 2004.

Complete address is: SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local
625 Stanwix Street, Suite 2004
Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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, 2018 or October 31, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Jun 11 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
Membership 101 More Info

Monday, June 11, 6-8 p.m.

 

Attention new and existing members: Join us for a chance to hear from member leaders and staff about your union and all of the great ways to get involved. Learn new things and get answers to any questions you have about SAG-AFTRA. Hope to see you there!

 

Please RSVP to Kathy Nelsen at kathy.nelsen@sagaftra.org or (312) 867-2541.