Events

Apr 17 6:30pm
Nashville
SAG-AFTRA Membership Mixer at the Nashville Film Festival, April 17More Info

When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17

Where: Green Hills Regal Cinema
3815 Green Hills Village Drive.
Nashville

The mixer will be followed by a free screening of The Identical starring Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd.

Apr 17 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
MOVE LA Presents: The Unspoken Rules of the Industry, Thursday, April 17More Info

When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014

Where: James Cagney Board Room
5757 Wilshire Blvd., Lobby Level
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

The Unspoken Rules of the Industry event will convene a panel of industry professionals who will explore and explain ‘unspoken rules.’ These ‘rules’ will allow performers who are new to the industry, to learn about what "to do" and "not to do" to get asked back, or written back in. The industry is a collaborative art form and performers should learn what each team member’s role is within a production. During this panel, hear unspoken rules from seasoned professionals who work in different aspects of the business – from casting directors, producers, directors, costume supervisors and stand-ins. 

 *Panelists include: Tim Matheson (actor/episodic director), Debra Beebe (costume supervisor) and Stephanie Paliferro (stand-in).

*Panelists are subject to change. More panelists to be announced.

 Click here to RSVP.

Questions? Call (323) 634-8277.

Apr 18 4:00pm
Nashville
Join Us For Our Nashville Film Festival Panel: Music, Movies and TV - SAG-AFTRA Explains It All, April 18More Info

When: 4 p.m., Friday, April 18

Where: Green Hills Regal Cinema
3815 Green Hills Village Drive.
Nashville

Whether you're writing songs for film and television, wanting to know what it's like to be a regular on a network series or working behind the scenes with Oscar winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, let professional members of SAG-AFTRA and IATSE help you understand the ins and outs of today's entertainment landscape. Join Lari White, acclaimed singer-songwriter/producer (Toby Keith's White Trash With Money) and actress (Cast Away, No Regrets), actor Ed Amatrudo (Glenn Goodman on ABC's Nashville, NYPD Blue and AMC's new Halt And Catch Fire) and two time Academy Award nominee for sound mixing Peter F. Kurland (Inside Llewyn Davis and No Country For Old Men) for a unique and informative entertainment industry discussion.

There will be no charge for this panel.

Thank you and be sure to take advantage of these SAG-AFTRA member opportunities and discounted admission fee!

Apr 19 7:00pm
Houston-Austin
Screening and Q&A of The RetrievalMore Info

SAG-AFTRA Houston Conservatory co-hosts a screening of The Retrieval followed by a Q&A with writer, director and editor Chris Eska, Houston-Austin Local member Tishuan Scott, executive producer Sibyl Avery-Jackson and producer Jason Wahling.

When: 7 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014

Where: Sundance Cinemas
510 Texas Street
Houston, TX

Cost: $10.75 (Each seat is individually assigned and can be purchased online in advance.)

Tickets: Purchase tickets at https://www.sundancecinemas.com/ (choose Houston Location)
 
Synopsis: In 1864, as the Civil War ravages the nation, on the outskirts of the war business as usual continues for slave-owners and traders. The Retrieval follows Will, a fatherless 13-year-old boy, who survives by working with white bounty hunters who use him to earn the trust of men and women who have escaped enslavement only to lure them back to the South where they can once again be enslaved. On a dangerous mission into the free North in search of Nate, a fugitive free man, things go wrong and Will and Nate find themselves on the run. As the bond between them unexpectedly grows, Will becomes consumed by conflicting emotions as he faces a gut-wrenching final decision.

Thrilling, but grounded in historical research, The Retrieval serves as an insight into the grey period between slavery and freedom and the horrific moral dilemma that comes with being forced to betray your fellow man.

**WINNER, Special Jury Prize for Acting, SXSW
**WINNER, International Critics Prize, Festival du Cinéma Américain de Deauville

Apr 22 7:00pm-9:00pm
Dallas Fort Worth
Save the Date: Dallas-Fort Worth Local Membership Meeting, April 22More Info

When: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 22,
6:30 p.m., Doors Open

Where: Ojeda’s Restaurant,
4617 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX
 
RSVP by April 18 to: Sheila Cooper (214) 363-8300 or dallasrsvp@sagaftra.org.
 
Enjoy the camaraderie of other pros and discover new information on member bene¬fits and work opportunities. This meeting is open to SAG-AFTRA members only. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 are welcome. Please bring your SAG-AFTRA Membership Card (paid thru April 30, 2014) for admittance.

Apr 22 7:00pm-9:00pm
Dallas Fort Worth
Dallas-Fort Worth Local Membership MeetingMore Info

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Ojeda’s Restaurant
4617 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX

RSVP by April 18 to Sheila Cooper at: (214) 363-8300 or dallasrsvp@sagaftra.org.
 
FIND OUT WHAT’S SHOOTING NOW AND IN THE FUTURE!
Plug into the work that is happening across the region and hear about the health of the Texas State Incentive Plan. Ask those contract questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Discover the 24/7 resources for staying connected to the industry and finding the answers when you need them.
 
GIVE YOUR VOICE THE CHANCE TO BE HEARD!
Be a part of changing the Texas business culture by joining our local committees working to educate members, future members and employers. Let us know how you’d like to contribute through these committees:
ProACT Conservatory
Group I - Members
Group II – Future Members
Group III – Employers
 
DISCOVER WHO’S GOT YOUR BACK!
Come meet the Dallas-Fort Worth Local board and staff and put faces to names. Hear how they are working for you and your work opportunities throughout the year. Learn the value of leading the way as professional careerists in the media industry and share your point of view. They’re all ears!
 
JOIN THE PRO COMMUNITY!
Enjoy the camaraderie of other pros and discover new information on member benefits and work opportunities.

This meeting is open to SAG-AFTRA members only. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 are welcome. Please bring your SAG-AFTRA membership card (Paid thru April 30, 2014) for admittance.

Apr 23 2:30pm-4:30pm
Los Angeles
The Actors Fund Work Program Presents: The New World of Creative WorkMore Info

When: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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

Are you looking for job opportunities that will allow you to utilize your creativity? Ever wonder how your transferable skills can be an asset in finding the best job fit? Would you like to explore what the creative job market is looking like these days?
 
Join The Actors Fund at their next Career Panel and learn about the new world of creative work through professionals who are making it happen!

Panelists:
Brad Hall
Founder and President, EntertainmentCareers.net, Inc.
 
Jill Merin
PR, Marketing, Arts & Entertainment Consultant
 
Meg Thomas
Manager, Special Events, Actors Fund, Western Region 
 
RSVP required: afcareerpanel@gmail.com
 
For more information, please contact Joy Tribble at (323) 933-9244 ext. 450.

Apr 23 5:30pm-7:30pm
New York
The MORE Committee SAG-AFTRA@Work/Business of the Biz Seminar Series Presents, "Spotlight on Background"More Info

Toolkit for getting work and making the most of the work you get

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23
Doors open at 5 p.m.

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

RSVP: Seating is limited and reservations are required. Click here to RSVP. Admittance with a reservation is on a first come, first served basis.

This 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 (paid through April 30, 2014) for admittance.

Apr 23-24 6:00pm-2:30pm
Miami
BookPALS Reader Workshops, April 23 and 24More Info

If you’ve been meaning to become a BookPAL, these are the events to attend—great for both new and experienced BookPALS!

  • Learn strategies for sparking children’s imaginations with animated, engaging and fun delivery!
  • Learn how to select age appropriate, educational and entertaining books.
  • Listen to fellow BookPALS perform lively read aloud.
  • Hear it from the teachers: what schools need and how we can help.
  • Meet BookPALS National Director Robin Roy, from Los Angeles!
  • Enjoy the company of a really wonderful community of volunteers and teachers.

Books, refreshments and door prizes provided!

When: 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Where: ArtServe – Annex Room
1350 East Sunrise Blvd.
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304

Or

When: 1-2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014

Where: SAG-AFTRA Office - Conference Room
7300 North Kendall Drive, Suite 620
Miami, FL 33156

Contact: Natalie Rogers at (321) 229-0638 or nrogers@sagfoundation.org by
Friday, April 11 (please specify which venue).

If you can’t make one of these sessions, please let Natalie know if you’re available to meet on Friday, April 25 or Saturday, April 26.

Apr 23 6:00pm-8:30pm
Los Angeles
SAG-AFTRA Singers Committee Presents 4th EMSAS (Educational Meetings for SAG-AFTRA Singers), Wednesday, April 23More Info

When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6 p.m. drinks and light nibbles
6:30-8:30 p.m. Meeting 

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

These meetings aim to support and educate the singer’s community on important subjects which are critical to continue working in this exciting yet demanding field.  The more empowered singers are with knowledge, the more professional and confident they can feel about their work.   

Program:
6:30-7:30 p.m. Report on special waivers that will create more work opportunities for our collective singer community in the future.  Led by our Singer Committee Chair, Gerald White

7:30-8:30 p.m. Education Contracts IV: Commercials 101:  Learn about the commercial contract, rate info and who hires singers for spots, run by Charissa Nielsen (SAG-AFTRA Singers Committee Commercials Sub-committee Chair) and guests.  

Parking: Please adhere to all posted parking regulations. SAG-AFTRA is not responsible for illegally parked vehicles.

RSVP to Toloria Milner at: toloria.milner@sagaftra.org.

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact the SAG-AFTRA Singers Department at (323) 549-6864.

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 necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (PAID THRU April 30, 2014) FOR ADMITTANCE.    

Apr 24 2:00pm-5:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Members Receive a 15 Percent Discount to B&C’s Women of New York, April 24More Info

When: 2-5 p.m., Thursday, April 24

Where: Grand Hyatt
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Station
New York, NY

Special 15% discount for SAG-AFTRA members, to register click here and enter Promo Code “wnysa”

Designed to serve the women of the television business community, B&C’s Women of New York is an off-the-record networking event with the most accomplished women of the TV, media and entertainment community. This year's event features such notable women leaders as:

  • Martina Navratilova, Analyst, Tennis Channel
  • Meredith Vieira, Host & Executive Producer, The Meredith Viera Show
  • Mindy Borman, Executive Producer, The Dr. Oz Show
  • Marjorie Kaplan, Group President, TLC and Animal Planet – and many more

To save $30 off the regular rate of $195, simply click here and enter Promo Code “wnysa” when registering.

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 24 5:00pm
New England
SAG Foundation NY Shorts Showcase, June 2014More Info

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is now accepting submissions from all states east of the Mississippi for its June 2014 NY Shorts Showcase – now in year five!
 
There is no entry fee, nor cost to attend the screening in New York City.
 
All shorts MUST be produced under a SAG-AFTRA union contract, and not run more than 20 minutes, including credits – no exceptions. Web series produced under a union contract are also eligible for consideration.

The showcase is open to all types of cinematic expression, and is designed to encourage union members, and others, to create their own projects. In addition to the screening, the evening includes a Q+A with the directors and producers, and an opportunity to network with those in attendance.
 
Filmmakers may submit a regular DVD copy of their film – no Blu-Ray, please – which should be clearly labeled with a title, the director’s name, an email contact address and the project’s SAG-AFTRA production number to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway, 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10023
 
The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 24. All entries received after that date will be placed in contention for the SAG Foundation’s October 2014 event.

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned.
 
Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

Apr 24 5:00pm
Miami
SAG Foundation NY Shorts Showcase, June 2014More Info

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is now accepting submissions from all states east of the Mississippi for its June 2014 NY Shorts Showcase – now in year five!
 
There is no entry fee, nor cost to attend the screening in New York City.
 
All shorts MUST be produced under a SAG-AFTRA union contract, and not run more than 20 minutes, including credits – no exceptions. Web series produced under a union contract are also eligible for consideration.

The showcase is open to all types of cinematic expression, and is designed to encourage union members, and others, to create their own projects. In addition to the screening, the evening includes a Q+A with the directors and producers, and an opportunity to network with those in attendance.
 
Filmmakers may submit a regular DVD copy of their film – no Blu-Ray, please – which should be clearly labeled with a title, the director’s name, an email contact address and the project’s SAG-AFTRA production number to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway, 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10023
 
The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 24. All entries received after that date will be placed in contention for the SAG Foundation’s October 2014 event.

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening.  DVDs will not be returned.
 
Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

Apr 24 5:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
SAG Foundation NY Shorts Showcase June 2014, Submission Deadline Apr. 24More Info

Please share this info with all your filmmaker friends!

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is now accepting submissions from all states east of the Mississippi for its June 2014 NY Shorts Showcase – now in year five!

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. All entries received after that date will be placed in contention for the October 2014 event.

Webseries produced under a union contract are also eligible for consideration.

There is no entry fee, nor is there a cost to attend the screening, which is held in New York City, three times a year.

All shorts MUST be produced under a SAG-AFTRA union contract, and not run more than 20 minutes, including credits – no exceptions.

The showcase is open to all types of cinematic expression, and is designed to encourage union members, and others, to create their own projects. In addition to the screening, the evening includes a Q+A with the directors and producers, and an opportunity to network with those in attendance.

Filmmakers may submit a regular DVD copy of their film – no Blu-Ray, please -- which should be clearly labeled with a title, the director’s name, an email contact address and the project’s SAG-AFTRA production number to:

SAG FOUNDATION SHORTS SHOWCASE
SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

You will only be notified if your film has been selected for the screening. DVDs will not be returned.

Contact: shortsny@sagfoundation.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.

Apr 24 5:00pm
New York
SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase – Submit by April 24!More Info

The SAG Foundation is still accepting short films and webseries for consideration for their upcoming showcase in June. Details are available at the link below.

http://sagfoundation.org/nyshortsshowcase

Check out the new 2014 SAG Foundation Promo featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Kerry Washington, John Goodman & more!

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. Support the SAG Foundation at sagfoundation.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.

Apr 25 12:30pm
New York
Union Plus Mortgage Homebuyer Workshop “Lunch and Learn,” April 25More Info

When: 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 25

Where: Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson Street, Suite 700 (at Dominick St.)
New York, New York 10013
Near C, E, F, 1 trains.

Wells Fargo, Union Plus’s exclusive partner offering the Union Plus Mortgage Program, will host a Mortgage Homebuyer Workshop "Lunch & Learn" on the basics of buying a home and to walk members through the process of applying for a new, refinanced or renovation mortgage. The program will highlight the unique benefits available exclusively to union members. These include:

  • Free financial coaching in preparation for becoming a homeowner as part of Wells Fargo's My Home Roadmap℠ service.
  • $500 My Mortgage Gift℠ award card from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage after closing.
  • The opportunity to earn a $500 First-Time Home Award grant from Union Plus.
  • Down-payment assistance in specific communities with funds administered by state, county, city, governmental coalition and non-profit organizations.
  • Union Plus Mortgage Assistance Program protection if you have loss of income due to disability, unemployment or strike/lockout. The assistance program provides interest-free loans to union members, who have had a Union Plus Mortgage for 12 months or more. The first $1,000 of the loan is a grant that never needs to be repaid.
  • Parents and children of union members are eligible.

If you are in the market for a new home, or considering a refinance or remodel take advantage of this information.

Union Plus benefits are brought to you by Union Privilege, established by the AFL-CIO to provide consumer benefits to members and retirees of participating labor unions. WGAE, SAG-AFTRA and CWA/TNG members are eligible due to their union's AFL-CIO affiliation.

RSVP Required: Click here to make a reservation.

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 26 9:00am-6:00pm
New England
New England Industry Event with Lau Lapides, April 26More Info

The Lau Lapides Company has partnered with local agents and casting directors to host a New England Industry Day. This is an incredible opportunity to work with, learn from, be seen as a working professional actor, voiceover, model, and print talent.

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014

Where: 149 Cedar Street, Suite One,
Wellesley, MA 02481

Please bring 6 copies of all of the following materials:

  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Actor Reels/Voiceover Demos

Fee Per Session: $109 Retail Price or Full Day Discount $179
(Additional 25% off for all SAG-AFTRA Members)

For more information and to sign up for the event please email Lau Lapides at laulapidescompany@gmail.com or call (781) 504-7171. Check out the website at http://laulapidescompany.com.

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

Apr 26 10:00am-5:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Members Receive 50 Percent Discount on Seminars and Workshops at Actors Pro Expo, April 26More Info

London-based organization Surviving Actors Ltd. are hosting their U.S. debut event - Actors Pro Expo - in New York April 26.

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, April 26

Where: The Radisson Martinique on Broadway
49 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001

This event is a great platform for actors and performers to connect with industry professionals and services to develop their skills and work with services that will help enhance many aspects of an actor’s career. General admission is FREE.

Actors Pro Expo is aimed at professional working actors and those retuning to work after a break. The event will see a mix of fresh graduates and actors that are at different stages within their career.

The day consists of the main exhibit hall featuring industry professionals and services, an array of useful seminars and workshops, covering topics from the Alexander Technique to Getting Cast in Episodic Season 2014. These will be hosted by New York’s top casting directors, directors and agents.

The event will present plenty of opportunity for networking and there will also be an open casting call and a dropbox area to post your details for review by the casting directors involved with the event! Participants are encouraged to bring their resume, headshots & business cards for who knows whom you will get chatting to!

The event also welcomes writers, directors and filmmakers to come along and network with the industry.

*Special SAG-AFTRA members only discount*

Actors Pro Expo offers a special discount to SAG-AFTRA members for all seminars and workshops.
These include sessions from leading industry professionals such as casting director Alison Franck of Liz Lewis Casting, David Morris of Telsey + Co, Agent Bernadette McBrinn of Avalon Artists Group and much more!
General admission is FREE.

To claim your 50 percent discount just enter promotional code SAGAFTRA on the orders page.

RSVP: For more details on the open casting call, seminars and workshops, and to register visit their website at www.actorsproexpo.com. General admission is free.

@actorsproexpo

www.facebook.com/ActorsProExpo

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 26 11:00am
Arizona-Utah
Arizona-Utah Local Membership Meeting in PhoenixMore Info

[1] Colossal Studios Tour and Panel Discussion

When: 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014
Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Colossal Studios 
4315 W. Highland Ave 
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Turn in by the "Furniture Liquidators" sign  

Join us for this special studio tour and panel discussion, open to members & non-members. 

 Speakers:

Dani Green, Dani’s Agency, www.danisagency.com
a SAG/AFTRA franchise agency for 25 years and current President of the APA (Arizona Production Association) www.azproduction.com.

Laura Durant, Durant Communications, www.durantcom.com
Laura's background includes film, theater, voice-over work, radio, TV, photography, casting and media publicity.

Be sure to bring your head shots and resumes.

Don’t miss this chance to see the studio, network with fellow members, and experience a relevant panel discussion. 

 


[2] SAG-AFTRA Arizona-Utah Local Membership Meeting & Lunch

When: 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014

Where: Colossal Studios 
4315 W. Highland Ave 
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Turn in by the "Furniture Liquidators" sign  

Please RSVP that you will be attending to: AZUT.President@sagaftra.org

The membership meeting is only open to SAG-AFTRA Arizona-Utah 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, 2014) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Apr 26 12:00pm-3:00pm
Dallas Fort Worth
ProACT Presents Improv and Keeping It Realwith Kim Burton, CSA and Brad Burton, CSAMore Info

Based in Austin, Kim and Brad Burton are seasoned casting directors who have cast everything from Super Bowl commercials to independent films, television and print campaigns. Besides their tireless work ethic, Burton Casting is known for having an exceptional eye for talent, staying current with the latest casting technology and working throughout the US.

For more information visit http://burtoncasting.com/our-work/.

When: Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014

Who Can Attend: SAG-AFTRA members only

Where: SAG-AFTRA Office
15110 Dallas Parkway, Suite 440
Dallas, TX

Registration: Space is limited and registration is required by April 22. RSVP to dallasrsvp@sagaftra.org or call Sheila Cooper at (214)-363-8300.

Cost: Free to ProACT Conservatory Members

Not a ProACT Member? SAG-AFTRA members may join ProACT online for $35/year at https://www.sagaftra.org/local-payment/proact-membership-application

This seminar is for informational purposes and does not constitute SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement of any particular product, service, or provider. This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting directors teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials.

Apr 27 12:00pm-4:30pm
Houston-Austin
SAG-AFTRA Austin Actors Conservatory Presents
 "Master Acting Class with Robert Walden"More Info

Three Time Emmy Nominee (Lou Grant)
Two Time Cable Ace Nominee (Brothers) and
Lifetime Member Actors Studio Since 1964

When: Noon - 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014 (check-in 11:30am)

Where: LA Standard
6701 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78731
Cost:
Free! Austin, Houston and Dallas Conservatory members attend free of charge. Please RSVP to AustinRSVP@sagaftra.org to secure your slot as an ‘Acting’ participant. Space is limited.
$35 – Fans register here (audit only).
$40 - General public register here (audit only).

**PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO CONSERVATORY MEMBERS**

Not a member? Go to AustinRSVP@sagaftra.org for more information. Once your slot is confirmed, a confirmation email will be sent requesting headshot and resume. Mr. Walden will assign a scene picked specifically for you or you may elect to do a monologue and/or acting exercise.

About Robert Walden:
Method trained and while still an undergrad, Robert Walden studied with Lee Strasberg, Frank Corsaro and Charles Nelson Reilly. Upon graduation, he was accepted into the famed Actors Studio. With more than 40 feature film credits, including Oscar winners The Hospital and All the President’s Men, he has been directed by Martin Scorcese, Alan Pakula, Woody Allen, George Lucas, Robert Wise, George C. Scott, Roger Corman, Arthur Hiller, Milton Katselas to name just a few. He has starred in four television series (Lou Grant, Brothers, The Bold Doctors, and most recently Happily Divorced) and guest starred in scores of television shows including Law & Order and West Wing. An award-winning director of stage productions in Los Angeles and New York, his television writing credits include The Twilight Zone, Who’s the Boss, Brothers and Beauty and the Beast.

Walden recently moved to Austin, where he plans to continue teaching and coaching privately.

This seminar is for informational purposes and does not constitute SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement of any particular product, service, or provider.

Apr 27 5:00pm-7:00pm
Seattle
How to Turn a Non-Union Offer into a UNION JobMore Info

 

Presented by Sheldon Smith  SAG-AFTRA Washington–Mid Atlantic Local Member and Award-winning Voiceover Artist

When: 5 - 7 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014

 

Where: Location TBD (depends on number of participants)

Has this ever happened to you?

      A producer calls you and dangles money (a job) in front of you only to add “but it’s got to be non-union.”

      A producer calls you directly, having heard or seen your demo. You ask them to call your agent only to NEVER hear from them again.

      A producer you’ve worked with before calls and asks if there’s any chance you’ll work “off the card just this once.”

Award-winning voiceover artist Sheldon Smith will show you how to turn a non-union offer into a UNION job. Sheldon, a SAG-AFTRA member and union activist since 1965, has been teaching this successful seminar across the country for several years. His workshop has helped countless union performers enhance their careers using his methods. The methods presented can help you understand the dynamics of negotiating the above mentioned scenarios and provide the tools you need, even down to the script, to do so!

This information will ONLY be available if you attend the seminar and will NOT be reproduced, so don’t miss out!

PLEASE NOTE: The information in this workshop pertains to principal performers only, both on-camera and voiceover. The techniques discussed do NOT work for background performers.

 

Please RSVP to Chris Comte at: (206) 282-2506 or chris.comte@sagaftra.org by April 25, 2014.

This event is offered as a benefit to SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid thru April 30, 2014) for admittance.

Apr 28 7:00pm-9:00pm
Portland
How to Turn a Non-Union Offer into a UNION Job!More Info

 

Presented by Sheldon Smith SAG-AFTRA Washington–Mid Atlantic Local Member and Award-winning Voiceover Artist

When: 7-9 p.m., Monday, April 28, 2014

 

Where: Oregon AFL-CIO

3645 SE 32nd Ave

Portland OR  97202

Has this ever happened to you?

      A producer calls you and dangles money (a job) in front of you only to add “but it’s got to be non-union.”

      A producer calls you directly, having heard or seen your demo. You ask them to call your agent only to NEVER hear from them again.

      A producer you’ve worked with before calls and asks if there’s any chance you’ll work “off the card just this once.”

Award-winning voiceover artist Sheldon Smith will show you how to turn a non-union offer into a UNION job. Sheldon, a SAG-AFTRA member and union activist since 1965, has been teaching this successful seminar across the country for several years. His workshop has helped countless union performers enhance their careers using his methods. The methods presented can help you understand the dynamics of negotiating the above mentioned scenarios and provide the tools you need, even down to the script, to do so!

This information will ONLY be available if you attend the seminar and will NOT be reproduced, so don’t miss out!

PLEASE NOTE: The information in this workshop pertains to principal performers only, both on-camera and voiceover. The techniques discussed do NOT work for background performers.

 

Please RSVP to Chris Comte at: (206) 282-2506 or chris.comte@sagaftra.org by April 25, 2014.

This event is offered as a benefit to SAG-AFTRA Portland Local members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid thru April 30, 2014) for admittance.

Apr 28 7:00pm
$20 in Honor of 20 Years! 2014 Actors Fund Gala Celebrating 20 Years of Disney on Broadway, April 28More Info

2014 Actors Fund Gala

A very limited number of $20 Balcony tickets now on sale!

When: 7 p.m., Monday, April 28

Where: New Amsterdam Theatre
New York City

SAG-AFTRA members are invited to be our guest at this magical night—at the extra special price of $20 in Honor of 20 Years of Disney on Broadway!

This one-night-only gala evening to benefit The Actors Fund takes place at the historic New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City where you’ll experience the very best of Disney on Broadway—an adventure including special cast appearances and production numbers from Disney’s award-winning shows. Beloved Broadway musicals like Newsies, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aida, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid—and now Aladdin! 

But these tickets will not last—so click here to purchase today! Limited tickets also available at $100 and $250! 

Continue the celebration that evening with Disney stars at the Marriott Marquis New York! Tickets for the full gala evening—including the gala benefit performance and private post-show cast party start at $1,500. For tickets and sponsorship packages, call (212) 627-1000; email actorsfund@resevt.com or visit http://www.actorsfund.org/Gala2014

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 29 4:30pm-6:30pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA New York Local Spring Membership Meeting, April 29More Info

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29
Doors open at 4 p.m.

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

This new format Membership Meeting is not to be missed! Come see what SAG-AFTRA has to offer; meet your contracts staff, partner organizations and benefit plan representatives.

Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. New York Local President’s Report
  3. New York Executive Director’s Report
  4. National President’s Report
  5. National Executive Director’s Report
  6. Getting the Most Out of SAG-AFTRA New York: Member Benefit Committees
  7. Getting the Most Out of Our Partnership Organizations
  8. Q&A

Click here to let us know if you plan to attend.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid thru April 30, 2014) FOR ADMITTANCE.

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

May 01-04 12:00am-11:59pm
Miami
Miami Local Members Receive a 30 Percent Discount on Passes at the Sunscreen Film FestivalMore Info

The Sunscreen Film Festival (SFF) is offering discounts on their Opening Night Film & Party Pass, Day Pass and VIP Pass to all SAG-AFTRA Miami Local members in good standing.

When: May 1 – May 4, 2014

Where: American Stage Theatre Company (main venue)
163 3rd St North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

** Please be advised that the 2014 SFF is hosted at the American Stage Theatre Company, Dali Museum, Palladium Theatre and Studio 620, so be aware of that when booking your passes and attending the various events.

Opening Night Film & Party Pass
Opening Night Film & Party Pass (May 1) includes entry to the opening night film TBD and Opening Night Party at NOVA 535.

When: Thursday, May 1
6 p.m. Red Carpet
7 p.m. Opening Night Film Begins
9 p.m. Opening Night Party

Where: NOVA 535
535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Cost: $35 for SAG-AFTRA members (normally $50)

Day Pass
Day Pass is good for single date purchased (May 2 - 4) and includes all films, workshops and that evening's party.

Cost: $35 for SAG-AFTRA members (normally $50)

VIP Pass
VIP Pass provides access to all films, parties, workshops and celebrity events for run of SFF, including the Filmmaker Party on Friday, May 2 at the Courtyard Marriott and the
Awards Ceremony and after party at The Amsterdam (only accessible with a VIP pass) on Saturday, May 3.

Cost: $105 for SAG-AFTRA members (normally $150)

Payment: To purchase your ticket(s), click here. Choose the pass you want, add the quantity, click “Check Out,” enter the discount code SAGSUN then click “Apply Discount.”

For directions, schedule and general information on the Sunscreen Film Festival, please visit www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com or call (727) 259-8417.

The products and services listed 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 01 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Free Screening of "Water & Power," the feature film debut from writer/director, Richard Montoya, Presented by MOVE L.A. and the Spanish Language Media CommitteeMore Info

When: Thursday, May 1, 2014
7 p.m. – Screening of film
8:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion with Creative Team

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

You are invited to attend a free screening of Water & Power, the feature film debut from writer/director Richard Montoya. The film is based on his award-winning play of the same name which was originally produced at the Mark Taper Forum for Culture Clash. Water & Power was shot over 12 extraordinary nights in Los Angeles. The film tells the story of two brothers nicknamed Water & Power by their hard-working father who was an irrigation field man for the famed Department of Water & Power of Los Angeles (LADWP). From the blue-collar housing projects of the city’s Eastside, to the very corridors of power where deals are made in the City of Angels, Water & Power explores a cautionary tale with a Chicano twist. Water & Power is told in the classic L.A. noir style with a darkly humorous tone, a hallmark for which Montoya is known in theater and television.

Click here to RSVP. Spaces are limited. You must RSVP to attend.

Questions? Call (323) 634-8277.

May 02 5:30pm-7:30pm
New York
Free Admission for SAG-AFTRA members to the 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition BUILD YOUR TEAM Party, May 2More Info

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, May 2

Where: The Richardson
451 Graham Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

It's that time of year! The Tenth Annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition is around the corner (this year, the films will be made June 6-9, 2014). Compete to get your work in front of the judges (Producer Teddy Zee, ABC's Marci Phillips, NYCMedia's Acting Director, and more) and to have your film screened at festivals in both New York and Los Angeles There is also a chance for a televised broadcast and an extended deadline to submit a 22-minute MADE IN NY TV pilot based on your 72 Hour Shootout film.

If you are an actor/writer/director/cinematographer/excited person and you want to participate but don't have a team come to the BUILD YOUR TEAM party, hosted by 2014 72 Hour Shootout Coordinator Justin C. Lee and Connections Social Coordinator Willy Peng. Willy, Justin and the dedicated team of 72 Hour Shootout interns will be giving you some party games and networking tips to ensure you interact, mix and mingle to your heart's content. Bring business cards, demos, headshots, etc. and come ready to meet people at a rapid pace. Do not be late as they will only be there for two hours, so come on time and take advantage of every moment.

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

Check out their new TV series, Film Lab Presents, every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. EST on NYCLife https://www.facebook.com/events/271226246335222/ and http://www.nyc.gov/html/media/html/tv/nyctv_life_aafl.shtml

RSVP NOW to ensure your entry into the party. SAG-AFTRA members get in FREE with valid SAG-AFTRA membership card but please reserve your spot for headcount purposes.

Registered Shootout competitors also get in FREE and are guaranteed spots by virtue of their registration so they need not register again.
Everyone else is welcome! Entry requires a $10 donation with all proceeds going to support gender and ethnic diversity initiatives in film and television.

Questions? E-mail 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 03 12:00pm
Philadelphia
SAVE THE DATE: Solidarity Rally and Picnic, May 3More Info

To commemorate the struggles of those who came before us, SAG-AFTRA members and their families are invited to join other union members, leaders and friends of the Pennsylvania labor community at the Solidarity Rally & Picnic.

When: Noon, Saturday, May 3

Where: Elmwood Park
71st and 72nd streets
between Buist and Dicks Avenues

The event will take place at The Labor Monument: Philadelphia’s Tribute to the American Worker.

The Labor Monument sits in the middle of the historic Elmwood Park, a seven-acre green space created for the workers at the Hog Island shipyard so they could commune outside of work for some rest, reflection and ultimately a lot of union business. Throughout the past century many labor rallies and marches have taken place in Elmwood Park.

The celebration will include food, music, speakers and kids’ activities.

RSVP: lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org

For more information about this interactive monument, go to: www.vimeo.com/16542720

May 05 6:00pm
New York
The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) presents Bebe Neuwirth interviewed by Patrick Pacheco, May 5More Info

When: 6 p.m., Monday, May 5

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

This program is produced by Betty Corwin and was made possible by the generous support of The Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer Foundation.

Free admission, seating first-come, first served.

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 by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

May 05 6:15pm
Michigan
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND IMPORTANT WORKSHOPMore Info

You are invited to the Michigan Local Annual Membership Meeting

Followed by an important workshop:

Searching for Work and Marketing Yourself:
The Newest Trends through Social Media and Technology
With Murray Feldman and Karen Evans

When: Monday, May 5, 2014
6:15 p.m. Doors open for appetizers and refreshments
6:30 p.m. Membership Meeting
7:15 p.m. Workshop

Where: Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075-1058
UTLC (University Technology and Learning Center) Building
UTLC Gallery (right at the 10 Mile Road entrance – good free parking right in front)
Click here for map (building #17 on map)

Murray Feldman, SAG-AFTRA member from Detroit’s Fox TV, will be a featured speaker for the workshop. Murray’s segments on job seeking are among the most popular features on Fox 2. Murray will share lots of his tips on finding and keeping a job. Murray’s own story is a testament to job longevity. He holds the record for being on the air longer than anyone else currently on Detroit television and radio.

Karen Evans is a Senior Lecturer at Lawrence Tech University where she teaches University Seminar, Business Issues and Practices, and Business Law at both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Professor Evans is also the Director of Undergraduate Management Programs and Director of the Your Lawrence Tech Quest Program. She is an intellectual property attorney and a business strategy consultant with Synectics Media, a company that works with integrated marketing and web design. Her intricate knowledge of social media is the perfect complement to Murray Feldman’s expertise.

The membership meeting is only open to SAG-AFTRA Michigan Local members in good standing. Unfortunately no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years of age are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERSHIP CARD (PAID THRU APRIL 30, 2014, OR OCTOBER 31, 2014) FOR ADMITTANCE.

May 05 7:00pm
New England
SAG-AFTRA Conservatory: ON THE SETMore Info

The purpose of this conservatory is to teach actors everything they need to know about being on a film or TV set: rules, regulations, myths, and rumors of set life. This is a great opportunity to learn about what’s included in contracts as well as ways of protecting yourself during work.

Panel: SAG-AFTRA staff; Andrea Lyman

When: 7 p.m., Monday, May 5

Where: *NEW LOCATION* SEIU Local 32BJ
26 West Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA
This Downtown Crossing location is easily accessible by Park Street, Downtown Crossing or Boylston Street T stops.

Fee: $10

Please register here.

May 06 9:30am
Philadelphia
Film Tax Credit Lobby Day & SAG-AFTRA Month Celebration, May 6More Info

When: Tuesday, May 6
7:45 a.m. Meeting time at King of Prussia Mall
8 a.m. Free bus departs from King of Prussia Mall
9:30 a.m. Lobby Day Begins in Harrisburg, PA

Where: Harrisburg, PA
Free transportation from the King of Prussia Mall at 8 a.m.

Please join David Morse, National Vice President Catherine Brown and fellow SAG-AFTRA members from around the state as we receive a proclamation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives declaring May “SAG-AFTRA Month,” sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-152).

SAG-AFTRA members and representatives will receive the proclamation the morning and then spend the day knocking on doors of PA legislative leaders to encourage them to improve the current Film Tax Credit Program by urging them to “lift that cap!”

But we need you! This is our chance to be heard!

Please RSVP to Lynn Koenigsberg at the SAG-AFTRA office: (215) 732-0507 or lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org.

Reserve your seat on the bus by April 22 so we can be sure we have enough room.

May 08 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
Low Budget Agreements Made SimpleMore Info

SAGindie hosts a series of monthly workshops to assist filmmakers in using the SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreements, simplifying the process and helping filmmakers cast quality actors in their independent films.

SAG-AFTRA Theatrical Business Representatives will walk you through signing SAG Low Budget Agreements from start to finish.

Workshops are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. in Los Angeles and New York, 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.

For more information, visit the Contract Workshops page.

May 08 6:00pm-8:00pm
Low Budget Agreements Made SimpleMore Info

SAGindie hosts a series of monthly workshops to assist filmmakers in using the SAG Low Budget Agreements, simplifying the process and helping filmmakers cast quality actors in their independent films.

SAG-AFTRA Theatrical Business Representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreements from start to finish.

Workshops are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. in Los Angeles and New York, 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.

For more information, visit the Contract Workshops page.

May 08 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Presents: The Signatory WorkshopMore Info

The only way you can guarantee that you’ll ever book a decent role or get noticed in this industry is to write and produce your own projects! This seminar is designed to show actors, producers and directors how quick and easy it is to create their projects using union talent. Theatrical Business Representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA short film, low-budget indie, or web-series contracts; from start to finish.

When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, MAy 8

Where: SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway
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 2013 Workshop Schedule, please visit: http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

May 10-11 7:00am-12:00am
Los Angeles
Join Team SAG-AFTRA at the Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk For Women, May 10More Info

When: 7 a.m. – noon, Saturday, May 10, 2014

Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at Exposition Park
3911 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Join fellow SAG-AFTRA members and thousands of walkers and runners in the fight against women's cancers at the 21th annual Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women on May 10 in Los Angeles.

The EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women raises vital funds that support research to determine the cause of women's cancers and find a cure. Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at Exposition Park

7 a.m
. T-shirt pick-up, donation drop-offs, on-site registration. There will also be a Health & Sponsor Expo. Come see who you are supporting & who is supporting you!      
8 a.m. Opening ceremony
8:45 a.m. Official start of run
9 a.m. Official start of walk
9:15 a.m. – noon Finish line festivities

Look forward to seeing you there!

To participate: Register at revlonrunwalk.org with a credit card and indicate you are part of the SAG-AFTRA Team. If you do not wish to sign up online, call team captain Leslie Slomka at (323) 549-6447 to get a registration form. If you have questions or need additional information, call Leslie Slomka or email her at leslie.slomka@sagaftra.org.

May 12 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
May Conservatory Event: Tips & Tricks for Submitting a Kick-Ass Online Casting AuditionMore Info

With special guest Jason Teresi of Breakdown Services, May's Conservatory event will show members how to get the most out of their online casting auditions.
 
Jason is going to share examples of the good, the bad and the very best online auditions. He will show you how to record and submit successful online auditions and the tricks and tips you need to DIY.
 
When: 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, May 12

Where: Kaufherr Members Resource Center, 1 E. Erie, Suite 660, Chicago, IL 60611

RSVP to: Kathy Byrne, kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org or (312) 573-8081, ext. 5508.
 
Open to SAG-AFTRA and AEA members in good standing.
 
Park for $11 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 $11. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash or credit cards only.

May 13 5:30pm-7:30pm
New York
The MORE Committee SAG-AFTRA@Work/Business of the Biz Seminar Series Presents, The Technique of Audiobook Narration with Paul Ruben, May 13More Info

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13
Doors open at 5 p.m.

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

Paul Ruben has produced award-winning audiobook recordings for every major American publisher and is the recipient of 2 Grammy awards. In this seminar you will learn how to approach audiobook narration with demonstrations of narration skills and techniques.

RSVP: Seating is limited and reservations are required. Click here to RSVP. Admittance with a reservation is on a first come, first served basis.

This 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 (paid through April 30, 2014 or October 31, 2014) for admittance.

May 14 10:00am-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Attend the SAG-AFTRA Health Fair Wednesday, May 14More Info

When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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

Attend the FREE SAG-AFTRA Health Fair! Services available include eye screenings, massage therapy, HIV/AIDS testing, glucose & cholesterol screenings, foot exams by a podiatrist and much, much more. Do come early to take advantage of these services.

Please Note: Attendance does not guarantee service from all providers.

No RSVP required.

If you have any questions, please call (323) 549-6447.

The products and/or 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 10:00am-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Free Mammograms Available for Qualified Members, Wednesday, May 14More Info

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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

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

The SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Healthcare Safetynet Committee and Inner Images are offering, to members who qualify, free mammograms by appointment only between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. during the SAG-AFTRA Health Fair on Wednesday, May 14.

Mammograms Save Lives!

  • Early Detection is the key
  • Most accurate test for breast cancer
  • Exam takes only 5 minutes
  • Compression is tight, not painful

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

  • are 40 years old or older
  • have low income (EWC Income Criteria)
  • have not had a mammogram in the past year
  • are not pregnant, currently nursing or nursing within the last 3 months
  • live in California

For more information, click here.

Make an appointment: Inner Images will be handling the appointment process. To find out if you qualify and schedule an appointment with Inner Images for May 14 between 10 a.m.–3 p.m., please visit www.mammo123.com or call (877) 4-AN-EXAM/(877) 426-3926 beginning Monday, April 14.

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 16-18 12:00am-11:59pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
Women in Film and Television International Summit Registration Now Open, May 16-18More Info

WIFTI Postcard

Women In Film and Media Pittsburgh will play host to the 2014 International Summit bringing together women from more than 40 chapters worldwide for a film summit that will educate, engage and inform the attendees through events, panel discussions, workshops and the Opal Awards.

The Summit is held every two years at a Women In Film host city. The last Summit was held in Washington, D.C. in 2012 and before that in Toronto in 2007. Members and the general public will be in attendance.

This is a fantastic opportunity for attendees to learn more about what is going on in the industry, whether it is about filmmaking, distribution, union issues, tax incentives, casting, new media, etc.

When: May 16-18, 2014

Where: Westin Convention Center Hotel
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Special Discount for SAG-AFTRA members extended until April 30 –
Save up to $100 by registering early.
Use this link only: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=dcrty

Three Day and One Day passes are available.
Opal Award Tickets also available for 7 p.m., Saturday, May 17.

$119 per night hotel reservations can be made by going to the website.
Hotel Reservations must be made by April 14. Hotel is completely sold out after that date.

For a schedule of events, pricing and more information; visit www.WIFTISummit.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 18 1:00pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
SAVE THE DATE: SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Annual Membership MeetingMore Info

Join us for important business and meet new Local Executive Director Brian Lysell!

When: Tentatively set for 1 p.m., Sunday, May 18

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 Chelsea.Danley@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, 2014) FOR ADMITTANCE.

NOTE: A VERY SPECIAL WEEKEND: This is the same weekend that Women In Film and Media Pittsburgh and Women in Film and Television International play host to the 2014 Women in Film and Television International Summit, bringing together local industry professionals, including members from more than 40 chapters worldwide for a film and television conference. SAG-AFTRA members receive a discount to the summit. Details are below.

When: May 16-18, 2014

Where: Westin Convention Center Hotel
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Special Discount for SAG-AFTRA members extended until April 30.
Save up to $100 by registering early.
Use this link only: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=dcrty

If you are a part of the Ohio-Pittsburgh Local but do not live in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, consider coming to town for a very special weekend. If you are from the area, then plan a weekend dedicated to your craft.

Watch your emails or website for more details of the Membership Meeting and the Summit!

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 19 6:00pm-9:00pm
Chicago
Live From Mayne Stage: A Must-see Entertainment Event Benefitting the Performing Arts in ChicagoMore Info

On May 19, the Mayne Stage Theater in Rogers Park will be the backdrop for the second annual Live From Mayne Stage event to benefit the Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC).

This year’s event features critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Dan Navarro, comedian Russ Williamson, chanteuse Claudia Hommel accompanied by Bob Moreen, song and dance man Dennis Kelly, rhythm and blues vocalist Lynne Jordan and world-class entertainer Greta Pope. Chicago broadcast legend Richard Steele will be the evening’s master of ceremonies.

The KMRC is a multi-purpose facility available at no cost to SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity members. Its mission is to support Chicago’s professional performers in enhancing their skills and marketing their talents. The KMRC has a deep and profound commitment to Chicago’s actors, singers, theaters and the arts.

“Chicago area performers are very fortunate to have access to this comprehensive resource. The KMRC contributes greatly to the rich performing arts scene in Chicago, giving performers the tools for excellence,” said SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local board member and benefit chairperson Greta Pope.

When: 6 – 9 p.m., May 19, 2014

Where: Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago

Tickets: $25 in advance, $50 at the door. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.

To purchase by mail, send a check payable to the KMRC to:
SAG-AFTRA Chicago
1 East Erie, Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60611

This event is being produced and administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA.

May 19 7:00pm-9:00pm
Washington-Mid Atlantic
Join Us for the SAG-AFTRA Washington – Mid Atlantic Local Informational Membership MeetingMore Info

When: 7-9 p.m., Monday, May 19, 2014

Where: The Hilton Hotel in Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
(Adjacent to the Twin Brook Metro Station on the Red Line.)

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2014 or October 31, 2014) FOR ADMITTANCE. 

May 24 10:00am-3:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA New York Healthcare Safetynet Committee Invites You to a Blood Drive on May 24More Info

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014

Where: American Red Cross Chapter
520 West 49th Street
(between 10th and 11th Avenues)

Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling (800) RED-CROSS, (800) 733-2767 or going to their website at www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome. One donation can save as many as three lives.

The blood drive is run by the Red Cross. For blood donor qualifications, please click here.

Note: The FDA imposes a number of donor registration restrictions. These restrictions, followed by the Red Cross, are solely the responsibility of the FDA and are not endorsed by SAG-AFTRA.

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

May 29 1:00pm-4:00pm
Chicago
SAG-AFTRA to Volunteer at GCFD on May 29, 2014More Info

SAG-AFTRA Chicago is returning to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Join staff and members from 1 – 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 29. The GCFD is at 4100 West Ann Lurie Place in Chicago. This is near Midway Airport. Free parking is available.
 
We never know exactly what we'll be doing, but volunteer opportunities include repacking bulk products to individual/family sizes, assembling boxes with assorted food, checking expiration dates, labeling products, sorting products, etc. Participants must be at least 14 years old.
 
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The GCFD distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year.
 
This event is open to everyone. Please ask family and friends to join you. To volunteer, please RSVP to Linda Swenson at linda.swenson@sagaftra.org.

Jun 02 5:30pm-8:00pm
Chicago
Everything You Wanted to Know about Working on Low-Budget Films, but Were Afraid to AskMore Info

When: 5:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, June 2

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

Have you worked on a Student Film, Short Film or low budget feature in the past year? Are you and a bunch of your friends getting together and making short films? Webisodes? Spec TV pilots? Didn't think you needed to worry about being under contract? Well...

This is your chance to ask all of your questions about working in low-budget films. And, you'll probably get the answers to some questions you haven't even thought of yet. Remember: As a SAG-AFTRA member, you need to be under contract for all work that you do. This includes student films, your best friend's pet project, and your self-produced short film and "no-budget" features.

Find out what to expect on set and how these films differ from the studio features and episodic television shows that you are used to. Learn where to find out about these auditions and how to flip a non-union film to a SAG-AFTRA covered project!

Ever wonder how to properly fill out a time sheet; how, where and when to sign your employment contract; or how to negotiate on your behalf? This is the workshop for you!

Space is limited. RSVP to Kathy Byrne at kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org.

Park for $11 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 $11. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash or credit cards only.

Jun 02 7:00pm
New England
SAVE THE DATE! Navigating Social Media, June 2More Info

Are you overwhelmed trying to use social media?  Are you unsure how to get Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and New England Actors to work for you?  How do actors navigate these sites to their advantage? How should actors use social media to connect with casting and get work opportunities? What are the dos and don’ts of using social media?
 
Our panel will answer these questions and will suggest ways actors can use social media effectively to enhance their careers. 
 
Panel: Chris Palermo, @mavensupdate
Bradley Van Dussen, @NewEnglandActor
 
When: 7 p.m., Monday, June 2
 
Where: TBD
 
Fee: $10
 
Registration will be open by May 1st.

Jun 08 3:30pm
Los Angeles
The Actors Fund 18th Annual Tony Awards® Viewing PartyMore Info

When: 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2014

Where: Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. in the new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90049

The place to be in Los Angeles on Broadway’s Biggest Night is the Skirball Cultural Center in the new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall, for The Actors Fund 18th Annual Tony Awards® Viewing Party! Featuring red carpet arrivals, cocktails, dinner and the live broadcast of the 2014 Tony Awards®

The evening will also feature a special edition of Auction of 1000 Stars with unique celebrity experiences, Broadway memorabilia, theatre and travel packages, and more!

Honoring Tony® Winner and Kennedy Center Honoree, Barbara Cook with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement. Produced, directed and written by Luke Yankee.

Cocktails and Silent Auction | 3:30 p.m.
Dinner and Live Broadcast | 5:00 p.m.
Presentation of The Julie Harris Award | 8:00 p.m.

Cocktail Attire.

Parking provided free of charge.

Click here for full details and ticketing information.