Events

Sep 26 1:30pm-4:20pm
Hawaii
SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local and the University of Hawaii Academy of Creative Media Present: Table ReadingsMore Info

 

SAG-AFTRA Hawaii and the University of Hawaii Academy of Creative Media (UH-ACM) have joined together to provide another great way for members to continue to hone their craft through Table Readings.

After six successful years, Table Readings returns to afford members the opportunity to read new scripts and act in roles in a cold reading situation. For screenwriters, it is a chance to hear their work read by professional actors. Additionally, should these scenes at some point go before the camera, actors have another opportunity to do what they love – perform well written material on-camera. 

When: 1:30 - 4:20 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Dec. 5, 2016.

Where: University of Hawaii - Manoa Campus
George Hall, Room 214
2560 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

To sign up, email your headshot and resume to Brenda Ching at
: brenda.ching@sagaftra.org. You will be contacted directly with more details.

UH parking information: Dole Street Structure
$5 – Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$6 – Monday – Friday, 4 p.m. – closing
$6 – Saturday and Special Events, 6:30 a.m. – closing

Note: Participants are responsible for their own parking at the UH.

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 thru Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance. 

Sep 26 3:00pm-5:00pm
New York
Wages & Working Conditions Caucuses – DancersMore Info

SAG-AFTRA is pleased to announce the beginning of the TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions (W&W) process in preparation for negotiation of the TV/Theatrical Contracts that expire June 30, 2017. W&W Committee meetings will begin nationwide on October 24. In order to lay the groundwork for those W&W meetings, the following caucuses will be held in New York throughout the month of September and early October.     

Where: SAG-AFTRA
Multi-Purpose Room
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10024

When: 3 -5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 – Dancers

It is only through the involvement of members that proposals for this vital negotiation are developed.

There are three ways to make your voice heard:

TV/Theatrical W&W Caucuses* — Join your fellow members to discuss what really matters! Open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members, the caucuses are free-form sessions where you can express any issue you feel should be addressed in the upcoming negotiations. Input from the caucuses directly effects the proposals formed by the TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions Committee. 

Wages & Working Conditions Committee Meetings — These formal meetings use the information and ideas gathered from the caucuses to create proposals for the 2017 contract negotiations. Meetings will begin nationwide beginning Oct. 24. Check your emails and the New York Local web page at safaftra.org for the specific dates and times. 

Email Suggestions — Can’t make it to a caucus or committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2017@sagaftra.org. All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee.

*Caucus meetings are 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. No RSVP necessary; participation is limited only by fire department regulations. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance.

Sep 26 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
SAG-AFTRA Conservatory: Navigating the Casting WebsitesMore Info

Learn how to post and what to post to increase your career opportunities. Representatives from Actors Access (Jason Teresi) and Casting Networks (Carinne Uslar) will be on hand to discuss the sites.

Also, get the perspective of what casting directors (Lauren Welke) and talent agents (Susan Sherman) think you should be posting to maximize your brand.

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26

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

RSVP to kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org

Park at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State, and then take a ticket. When you sign in, you may purchase a four-hour ticket for $13 cash, $14 Visa, MasterCard or American Express payment. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure.

After working in commercial casting in Los Angeles for several years, Carinne relocated to Chicago to be the Midwest manager for Casting Networks and is committed to making the online casting process a helpful tool for talent, agents and casting directors. 

Teresi was employed by Showfax and Breakdown Services for over eight years, which gave him a unique look at many aspects of the entertainment industry and a better working knowledge of how talent agents and casting directors operate. In 2006, Jason became the director of regional services for Breakdown Services in Chicago.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance.

Sep 26 6:30pm-9:00pm
Hawaii
Hawaii Local Annual Membership Meeting More Info

Please join your fellow Hawaii members for a Local Membership Meeting! We will also welcome special guest SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.

When: 6:30 - 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26
6:30 p.m. – Refreshments will be served
7 p.m. – Business meeting
7:45 p.m. – Guest Speaker: SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris

Where: Studio 909 (next door to the Musicians Union)
949 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96814

Parking: Limited parking in the building after 6 p.m., street parking available after 6:30 p.m., and parking is available at the NBC (across the street).

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

About Gabrielle Cateris

Gabrielle Carteris was elected president of SAG-AFTRA on April 9, 2016. She was previously elected SAG-AFTRA’s executive vice president in 2013, at the union’s inaugural national convention and re-elected in 2015, at the second national convention. Carteris is the co-chair of the Commercials Negotiating Committee and leads the President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach and Engagement. She previously served as a national board member, national vice president, and Los Angeles Local president and board member.

She became a household name when she landed the role of Andrea Zuckerman on the Aaron Spelling program Beverly Hills, 90210, one of the longest running one-hour series in TV history. 

 

 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through October 31, 2016) FOR ADMITTANCE.  

Sep 26 6:30pm-8:30pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA Member Discount to From Co-Star to Guest Star: Next Level Auditioning, Sept. 26More Info

SAG-AFTRA Member Discount to From Co-Star to Guest Star: Next Level Auditioning, Sept. 26

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26
 
Where: Adorama Live Theatre at CBS RADIO New York
345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(Between King and Charlton Streets)
 
Join NYWIFT for an in depth conversation with some of the busiest casting professionals in the episodic community. Topics include what to wear, preparing sides, what to expect in the room, callbacks and beyond.
 
Price: $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers
Tickets can be purchased online at http://nywift.org/article.aspx?ID=6147.
Ticket fees go to NYWIFT to support programming. NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are additionally supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Join the conversation on Twitter: #nywiftlive and @nywift.
 
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.

Sep 26 7:00pm-9:00pm
New England
MONDAY: Television/Theatrical Contract W&W Background Performer CaucusMore Info

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MONDAY: Television/Theatrical Contract W&W Background Performer Caucus

All SAG-AFTRA members who work the Television/Theatrical contracts are invited to attend upcoming caucuses. The purpose of the caucus is to hear issues or concerns from the membership in advance of the TV/Theatrical negotiations. The agreements expire June 30, 2017 but the time to make your voice heard is now.

Background Performer Caucus (Intended for performers who primarily do background work.)
When: 7-9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26
Where: SAG-AFTRA
20 Park Plaza, Suite 822
Boston, MA 02116

This is your opportunity to offer your feedback on the provisions of these contracts. 

RSVP: These caucuses are open to all paid up members (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) but space is limited, so please RSVP early to newengland@sagaftra.org. Please indicate which caucus you will be attending.

Email suggestions: Can’t make either caucus? You may email your input to Jessica Maher at jessica.maher@sagaftra.org; it will be shared with the Wages and Working Conditions (W&W) Committee. Email recommendations must be received by Oct. 15.

Caucus meetings are only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance.

Sep 26 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
A Whisper To A Scream: Vocal Health & Strain Prevention in Voice Acting, Monday, Sept. 26More Info

A Whisper To A Scream: Vocal Health & Strain Prevention in Voice Acting, Monday, Sept. 26

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26
 
Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
Maxwell Room – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.
 
As the video game industry incorporates more dialogue into its titles, vocal stress among voice actors has increased dramatically.More and more voiceover actors report they are experiencing both short-term and/or long-term damage to their vocal chords due to the intensity of the vocal demands in recording sessions.
 
In this panel comprised of actors, vocal coaches, directors, doctors and speech pathologists, we will discuss the challenges voice actors face in keeping our voices healthy throughout our careers.
 
We will outline potential stresses encountered in different types of voice work, empower actors to collaborate with directors and producers to create a safe work environment, demonstrate exercises for voice health, and highlight expert advice in preventing and minimizing vocal strain and stress.
 
While all actors are encouraged to attend, we ask that room be saved for actors who are currently working in voice over and/or the video game industry. 
 
If interested, please RSVP to interactive@sagaftra.org.
 
Questions? Email interactive@sagaftra.org.
 
If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Interactive Department at 323-634-8280 with the accommodation you are requesting.

Sep 26 7:00pm-9:00pm
Chicago
TV/Theatrical Contract W&W Performer Caucus More Info

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Chicago Local Invites You
to the
Television/Theatrical Contract W&W Performer Caucuses

All SAG-AFTRA members who work the Television/Theatrical contracts are invited to attend upcoming caucuses. The purpose of the caucus is to hear issues or concerns from the membership in advance of the TV/Theatrical negotiations. The agreements expire June 30, 2017 but the time to make your voice heard is now. There will be W&W meetings starting the end of October for the general membership – stay tuned for details.
 
Stunt Performer Caucus (Intended for performers who have worked under stunt performer and coordinator contracts)
When: 7-9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26
Where: SAG-AFTRA
1 E. Erie, Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60611

Background Performer Caucus (Intended for performers who primarily do background work.)
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27
Where: SAG-AFTRA
1 E. Erie, Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60611
 
This is your opportunity to offer your feedback on the provisions of these contracts. 
 
RSVP: These caucuses are open to all paid up members (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) but space is limited, so please RSVP to Kathy.Byrne@sagaftra.org. Please indicate which caucus you will be attending.
 
Email suggestions: Can’t make either caucus? You may email your input to Kathy Byrne at kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org; it will be shared with the Wages and Working Conditions (W&W) Committee. Email recommendations must be received by Oct. 15.
 
Caucus meetings are only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance.
 

Sep 27-29 12:00am-11:59pm
New York
Member Discount to NY Media Festival, Sept. 27-29More Info

Member Discount to NY Media Festival, Sept. 27-29

When: Sept. 27-29

Where: The Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Pl.
New York, NY 10280

NY Media Festival is an innovative event that brings together over 4,400 registered attendees for four days of city-wide events. Over 1,000 senior brand, games, music, television and video leaders, investors and start-ups attend the daily executive conferences: Digital Music Forum (Sept. 27), NY Games Conference (Sept. 28), Future of Television Forum (Sept. 29), and Innovation Summit (Sept. 27 - Sept. 29). These events focus on networking, meetings and deal-making and the conferences feature fireside chats, panels, demos and presentations. Discussion topics include digital content creation, distribution, marketing, investment and monetization. The VR/Innovation Alley showcases creativity, technology and innovation with demos and hands-on experiences for attendees. Each day provides a new opportunity for networking and each evening is filled with dinners, receptions and parties as part of the Tech-Media Crawl. More info at www.mefest.com.

Tickets: SAG-AFTRA members receive a 20 percent discount using the code SAGAFTRA@NYME.

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.

Sep 27-30 2:30pm-3:30pm
Colorado
Live Performance OpportunityMore Info

The following is on behalf of The Actors Fund

A health care organization is seeking actors to portray patients 65 years or older in their primary care practices during their team training (for the Medicare population).
                                 
Where: Denver, Colorado

When:

2:30 – 5 p.m., Sept. 27 (four actors needed)
12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Sept. 30 (four actors needed)

Rate: $20 an hour

Interested candidates please send your resume to Sabrena Ikon at sikon@actorsfund.org.

This information is provided as a courtesy to The Actors Fund to SAG-AFTRA members in the Colorado Local. SAG-AFTRA has no responsibility for the content or for the referenced project. Any questions should be addressed to The Actors Fund. This notice is not intended to serve as an endorsement of any party or project referenced herein nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Sep 27-30 2:30pm-3:30pm
Arizona-Utah
Live Performance OpportunityMore Info

The following is on behalf of The Actors Fund

A health care organization is seeking actors to portray patients 65 years or older in their primary care practices during their team training (for the Medicare population).
                
Where: Phoenix, Arizona

When:

2:30 – 5 p.m., Sept. 27 (two actors needed)
12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Sept. 30 (two actors needed)

Rate: $20 an hour

Interested candidates please send your resume to Sabrena Ikon at sikon@actorsfund.org.

This email is being sent as a courtesy to The Actors Fund to SAG-AFTRA members in the Arizona-Utah Local. SAG-AFTRA has no responsibility for the email’s content or for the referenced project. Any questions should be addressed to The Actors Fund. This email is not intended to serve as an endorsement of any party or project referenced herein nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

A health care organization is seeking actors to portray patients 65 years or older in their primary care practices during their team training (for the Medicare population).
                
Where: Phoenix, Arizona

When:

2:30 – 5 p.m., Sept. 27 (two actors needed)
12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Sept. 30 (two actors needed)

Rate: $20 an hour

Interested candidates please send your resume to Sabrena Ikon at sikon@actorsfund.org.

This information is provided as a courtesy to The Actors Fund to SAG-AFTRA members in the Arizona-Utah Local. SAG-AFTRA has no responsibility for the content or for the referenced project. Any questions should be addressed to The Actors Fund. This notice is not intended to serve as an endorsement of any party or project referenced herein nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Sep 27 6:30pm
New York
50 Percent Discount To Film Lab Presents: Special Casting Workshop with Wayne Chang of WCCasting, Sept. 27More Info

50 Percent Discount To Film Lab Presents: Special Casting Workshop with Wayne Chang of WCCasting, Sept. 27

To kick off the fall season with Film Lab, there will be a casting workshop with returning guest and seasoned casting director, Wayne Chang. Chang is an independent Casting Director based in New York City whose casting credits include Life of Pi (Director Ang Lee), Safe (Director Boaz Yakin), American Dreams in China, Front Cover, Free the Nipple, and The Jones/Havemeyer Wedding. Chang is also the Co-Artistic Director of Yangtze Repertory Theater of America, which was founded in 1992. For this Film Lab casting workshop, Chang will select 5-6 actors, based on headshots and resumes, to perform audition sides from film and television. Mr. Chang will then offer insights, constructive critique and feedback, personalized to the actors and also generalized for the entire audience. There will be a Q&A open to the entire audience. A certain number of performing actor slots will be reserved for SAG-AFTRA members. 

When: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27

Where: AAARI-CUNY
W. 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
*Studio number will be sent to registered attendees*

RSVP by following this ticket link to reserve your spot.
(SAG-AFTRA members must bring a valid SAG-AFTRA membership card for entry.)

All actors are welcome to bring headshots and resumes, regardless of whether they will be reading at the workshop or simply observing. However, if you would like to submit to be considered for a “Working Actor” read slot, you MUST email FilmLabProductions@film-lab.org no later than Sept. 16 at 5 p.m., with the following information for pre-approval after registering on Eventbrite:

  • Headshot and resume
  • Preferred sides, whether it be TV/Film or Commercial copy (in PDF format)
  • Receipt from Eventbrite
  • A copy of your SAG-AFTRA membership card

Questions? E-mail IndustrySpotLight@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.

Sep 27 7:00pm-9:00pm
New York
Wages & Working Conditions Caucuses – Stunt PerformersMore Info

SAG-AFTRA is pleased to announce the beginning of the TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions (W&W) process in preparation for negotiation of the TV/Theatrical Contracts that expire June 30, 2017. W&W Committee meetings will begin nationwide on October 24. In order to lay the groundwork for those W&W meetings, the following caucuses will be held in New York throughout the month of September and early October.     

Where: SAG-AFTRA
Multi-Purpose Room
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10024

When: NEW TIME 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 – Stunt Performers
            
It is only through the involvement of members that proposals for this vital negotiation are developed.

There are three ways to make your voice heard:

TV/Theatrical W&W Caucuses* — Join your fellow members to discuss what really matters! Open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members, the caucuses are free-form sessions where you can express any issue you feel should be addressed in the upcoming negotiations. Input from the caucuses directly effects the proposals formed by the TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions Committee. 

Wages & Working Conditions Committee Meetings — These formal meetings use the information and ideas gathered from the caucuses to create proposals for the 2017 contract negotiations. Meetings will begin nationwide beginning Oct. 24. Check your emails and the New York Local web page at safaftra.org for the specific dates and times. 

Email Suggestions — Can’t make it to a caucus or committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2017@sagaftra.org. All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee.

*Caucus meetings are 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. No RSVP necessary; participation is limited only by fire department regulations. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance.

Sep 28 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Wages & Working Conditions Caucus – Voiceover PerformersMore Info

SAG-AFTRA is pleased to announce the beginning of the TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions (W&W) process in preparation for negotiation of the TV/Theatrical Contracts that expire June 30, 2017. W&W Committee meetings will begin nationwide on October 24. In order to lay the groundwork for those W&W meetings, the following caucus will be held in Los Angeles throughout the month of September.    

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

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 – Voiceover Performers

It is only through the involvement of members that proposals for this vital negotiation are developed.

There are three ways to make your voice heard:

TV/Theatrical W&W Caucuses* — Join your fellow members to discuss what really matters! Open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members, the caucuses are free-form sessions where you can express any issue you feel should be addressed in the upcoming negotiations. Input from the caucuses directly affects the proposals formed by the TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions Committee. 

Wages & Working Conditions Committee Meetings ­— These formal meetings use the information and ideas gathered from the caucuses to create proposals for the 2017 contract negotiations. Meetings will begin nationwide beginning Oct. 24. Check your emails and the Los Angeles Local web page at safaftra.org for specific dates and times. 

Email Suggestions — Can’t make it to a caucus or committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2017@sagaftra.org. All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee.

*Caucus meetings are 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. No RSVP necessary; participation is limited only by fire department regulations. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance. All bags larger than 14 inches in any dimension will be prohibited from entry. No pets or animals, with the exception of animals in service.

Sep 29 9:30am-6:00pm
New York
Discount to 8th Annual OnDemand Summit, Sept. 29More Info

Discount to 8th Annual OnDemand Summit, Sept. 29

Each year, OnDemand strives to take an in-depth look at how consumer behavior and increased access to video content is driving growth among multiple business segments. More than 300 leading television executives will be in the audience, such as Michael Paull, Vice President, Digital Video at Amazon; Brian Hughes, SVP, Audience Intelligence and Strategy at MAGNA and Stephen Meyer VP, Video Strategy and Analysis at Comcast Cable. Join the conference as they take the stage to share their insights and network with key industry players you need to know.

When: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29

Where: Affinia Hotel
371 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Registration and Discount: Click here to register for the event. In honor of Labor Day, SAG-AFTRA members will receive a 45 percent discount off the registration price with the code FLASHSAG. Please note that Aug. 23 is the last day to access the early bird discounted rate of $329 ($599 for everyone else). After Aug. 23, the discounted rate increases to $385 for SAG-AFTRA members ($699 for everyone else). This offer ends Sept. 6.

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

Sep 29 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
Wages & Working Conditions Caucuses – EEO/DiversityMore Info

SAG-AFTRA is pleased to announce the beginning of the TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions (W&W) process in preparation for negotiation of the TV/Theatrical Contracts that expire June 30, 2017. W&W Committee meetings will begin nationwide on October 24. In order to lay the groundwork for those W&W meetings, the following caucuses will be held in New York throughout the month of September and early October.     

Where: SAG-AFTRA
Multi-Purpose Room
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10024

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29 – EEO/Diversity
           
It is only through the involvement of members that proposals for this vital negotiation are developed.

There are three ways to make your voice heard:

TV/Theatrical W&W Caucuses* — Join your fellow members to discuss what really matters! Open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members, the caucuses are free-form sessions where you can express any issue you feel should be addressed in the upcoming negotiations. Input from the caucuses directly effects the proposals formed by the TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions Committee. 

Wages & Working Conditions Committee Meetings — These formal meetings use the information and ideas gathered from the caucuses to create proposals for the 2017 contract negotiations. Meetings will begin nationwide beginning Oct. 24. Check your emails and the New York Local web page at safaftra.org for the specific dates and times. 

Email Suggestions — Can’t make it to a caucus or committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2017@sagaftra.org. All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee.

*Caucus meetings are 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. No RSVP necessary; participation is limited only by fire department regulations. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance.

Sep 29 6:30pm
Nashville
Nashville Local Conservatory Presents “The Table Read” More Info

Nashville Local Conservatory Presents The Table Read

As part of our ongoing efforts to support emerging talent, the Nashville Local Conservatory, in association with Grand Divisions Productions and Watkins College of Art Design and Film, present our second installment of The Table Read. 
 
Created by Grand Divisions’ Nathan Edwards, The Table Read is an event where local actors can network with screenwriters and directors by participating in a table read of excerpts from local screenplays. In doing so, we hope to foster connections and relationships within the TN/KY film community and ultimately create an environment that supports regional filmmaking. 
 
For those who are interested, script and character descriptions for each of the (2) productions featured can be found below.
 
When: 6:30 p.m., Sept. 29
(Doors open at 6 p.m.) 
 
Where: Watkins College of Art, Design and Film
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
 
RSVP: Interested parties should RSVP to nashville@sagaftra.org and indicate which part he/she would like to read. While age ranges are provided in the character lists, writers are most interested in the interpretation of the read.  
 
Parts will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until roles are filled. While you may request a major role plus a minor role, please only request one major part. Script excerpts will be sent to cast members prior to the event.  
 
The event is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend the event as an audience member, please reserve your seat at www.NashvilleTableRead.eventbrite.com.

Call No Man Happy

Call No Man Happy is a cerebral drama that starts with an ordinary second-grade teacher assassinated in the middle of class. Writer C.I. Aki takes us on a ride to unravel the mystery of why an ordinary man might befall this fate. With many twists and turns to navigate we learn how everything is connected: the lover of his wife is the detective on the case; the mob boss who was recently busted by the detective and is now on trial knows about the detective's affair, and only the hit-man who was hired for the job knows why nobody gets killed without a good story behind the bullet.
 
Character Descriptions
 
Austin Andes (mid 40s): Austin Andes is a simple and boring man. His wife is having an affair right in front of him, and he is too feeble to confront her and too worn down to challenge her paramour. Instead, he has settled for passivity, hoping for the day he doesn’t wake up from his sleep.
 
Laura Andes (mid-30s): Laura Andes is an exotic looking woman in her mid-thirties. She did not come from wealth but found out quickly that beauty, savvy and self-regard had the ability to take her further in life than mere wealth. She is the consummate femme fatale. She is “viscerally beautiful” as the script says, and exploits the advantage that beauty has for her as effectively, and cruelly, as possible.
 
Detective Jason Hobby (late 20s): Jason Hobby is a well-built, good-looking man in his late 20s. He was raised in a good home, worked very hard to climb up the department ranks, and has always felt that it was his duty to do the right thing and help those in need. However, his young and insulated idealism was no match for the beauty and experienced of Laura Andes’ tactics of manipulation.
 
Peter Sunday (early 40s): Peter Sunday is a stylishly mysterious British-Nigerian man. He is a professional, otherwise known as a hit man. He is also the keeper and player of all the secrets in the story, and he intricately designs how and when he reveals the secrets to various people. Sunday is very erudite and debonair in his mannerisms and speech, although, when he deems the moment appropriate, he will draw on some British slang to color his communication lest his intelligence loses its edge.
 
The Four Minor Characters
 
Detective Louis Herrera: Det. Luis Herrera is in his mid-20s, but sometimes acts as if he just turned 21. He is Hobby’s partner, but regarding his skill-set, he comes off more as Hobby’s silly sidekick.
 
Charlie/Shadow Man #1 (Late 50s): Charlie is one of the veteran henchmen for the mob leader Louis Barragon, whose job is to find a way to get at their ex-associate Sal Reno, who has turned in state evidence.
 
Babes/Shadow Man #2 (30s): Babes is the younger henchman for Barragon and partner to Charlie. Babes doesn’t talk much, but when he does its always explosively. He regards Charlie as his respected senior and benefits from Charlie’s fondness of him, even though Charlie sometimes questions Babes.
 
Chief Holloway (40s): Chief Holloway runs her unit with an iron-fist. She is fierce. She calls everyone by their full-name as if they are in trouble, and she hates to be bothered almost as much as she hates to be disappointed.

What Would Dolly Do?

What Would Dolly Do? Author Kd Amond takes us on along for a ride with the Appalachian country trio, the Gypsy Jo’s, on their wild tour across the South to Nashville where the fiery young women are looking for their big break with one big problem: they’re leaving a dead burn-out of a husband and the remains of burned down house. Rae, Sadie and Laney are on the run from the law running toward their dreams of stardom, which is an excellent recipe for songwriting.
 
Character Descriptions
 
Rae Lynn White – 21 (20-32): Cute, blonde wavy curls. She has an innocence about her. Her smile is genuine. Although she’s not the smartest, her honesty makes her the strongest writer of the trio. She loves her whiskey and has a sassy stage presence. She’s often unintentionally funny. Thick Southern/Kentucky accent.
 
Laney Hitchcock – 31 (29-39): Pretty, brunette, strong and independent with the voice of an angel, even though she smokes. She’s a mama bear figure for the band. She’s got a strong head on her shoulders and she’s the glue that holds the Gypsy Jo’s together. Laney has an ongoing affair with Moose, a Nashville songwriter. She can take charge in any given situation. She’s incredibly talented and works her butt off to get her son out of their small town and into a proper college. Thick Southern/Kentucky accent.
 
Sadie Jo Morgan – 26 (25-35): Flaming red hair and an attitude to match it. Sadie lives with Laney. She ran away from her home and family years ago and hasn’t looked back on her painful past. Sadie is a banjo-playing closeted lipstick lesbian, with a dry, sarcastic sense of humor. She has a mouth like a sailor, but she’s well-read and knows her stuff. Sadie battles a pain pill addiction. Thick Southern/Kentucky accent.
 
Terry Taylor (25-35): Local cop who’s been in love with Rae Lynn for years. He has a hunch the Gypsy Jo’s may be involved in the crime, but does his best to protect them even if it means risking his job to hide evidence. Thick Southern/Kentucky accent.
 
RC (26-36): Rory, nicknamed RC by Rae, is a rodeo clown saving money to go back to school. He’s a southern gentlemen who reminds Rae there are still good guys available.
 
Officer Barton: Only has one line so should be played by same actor as Terry for purpose of table read.
 
Willie Nelson: Several lines as cameo part. Open to interpretation. 
 
Dolly Parton: Several lines as cameo part. Open to interpretation. 
 
The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied. The Table Read is an unpaid stage performance presented to a live audience. Casting will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Sep 29 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Wages & Working Conditions Caucus – Trailer/Promo AnnouncersMore Info

SAG-AFTRA is pleased to announce the beginning of the TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions (W&W) process in preparation for negotiation of the TV/Theatrical Contracts that expire June 30, 2017. W&W Committee meetings will begin nationwide on October 24. In order to lay the groundwork for those W&W meetings, the following caucus will be held in Los Angeles throughout the month of September.    

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

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 – Trailer/Promo Announcers            

It is only through the involvement of members that proposals for this vital negotiation are developed.

There are three ways to make your voice heard:

TV/Theatrical W&W Caucuses* — Join your fellow members to discuss what really matters! Open to all paid-up SAG-AFTRA members, the caucuses are free-form sessions where you can express any issue you feel should be addressed in the upcoming negotiations. Input from the caucuses directly affects the proposals formed by the TV/Theatrical Wages & Working Conditions Committee. 

Wages & Working Conditions Committee Meetings ­— These formal meetings use the information and ideas gathered from the caucuses to create proposals for the 2017 contract negotiations. Meetings will begin nationwide beginning Oct. 24. Check your emails and the Los Angeles Local web page at safaftra.org for specific dates and times. 

Email Suggestions — Can’t make it to a caucus or committee meeting? You can still play an active part by emailing your ideas to wandw2017@sagaftra.org. All proposal recommendations will be reviewed by the Wages & Working Conditions Committee.

*Caucus meetings are 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. No RSVP necessary; participation is limited only by fire department regulations. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance. All bags larger than 14 inches in any dimension will be prohibited from entry. No pets or animals, with the exception of animals in service.

Sep 30-01 10:00am-5:00pm
Houston-Austin
Member Discount to MPAC Mini Film FestivalMore Info

Join your fellow Houston-Austin members at the MPAC Mini Film Festival at the University of Houston Central Campus. The festival will feature special guest Kim Fields (The Facts of Life)and SAG-AFTRA Dallas-Fort Worth Executive Director Trish Avery.

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

Where: University of Houston Central Campus – Student Life Center
4800 Calhoun Center
Houston, TX 77004

Cost: SAG-AFTRA members receive a 20 percent discounted rate of $40; $50 for general public.

SAG-AFTRA members can register here

General public can register here.

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

Sep 30 11:00am-4:00pm
Los Angeles
SAG-AFTRA Health Plan Presentation for Broadcasters: Online Webinar Friday, Sept. 30 More Info

Attention Broadcasters: SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, National Executive Director David White and representatives from the SAG and AFTRA health plans invite you to attend an online presentation on the new SAG-AFTRA Health Plan. The new plan goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017 and if you were not able to attend a previous health plan seminar, this will be your opportunity to hear details and get answers to any questions.

Two identical sessions will be available for your convenience on Friday, Sept. 30. Please RSVP to the webinar session you would like to attend.  

Session 1: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. PT / 12 – 2 p.m. MT / 1 - 3 p.m. CT / 2 - 4 p.m. ET, Friday, Sept. 30 – RSVP NOW TO ATTEND THE ONLINE WEBINAR  

Session 2: 2 - 4 p.m. PT / 3 – 5 p.m. MT / 4 - 6 p.m. CT / 5 - 7 p.m. ET, Friday, Sept. 30 – RSVP NOW TO ATTEND THE ONLINE WEBINAR  

You must register to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar online and instructions on how to ask questions.

This meeting is only open to those with a SAG-AFTRA ID number. Parents/guardians of members under 18 years old are welcome.

The new plan will offer two levels of family coverage (Plan I and Plan II). For detailed information on the new plan, please visit sagaftrahealth.org. This site provides the most up-to-date information available about the new plan’s benefits, eligibility, premiums and answers to frequently asked questions.

For questions or concerns about your current plan, continue to contact your appropriate provider as usual through the end of 2016.

Sep 30 11:00am
Seattle
Seattle Local Meeting For Military Personnel & Families Support CommitteeMore Info

The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local Board has created a local Military Personnel & Families Support Committee. Please join us as a veteran, active-duty or military family member for our next meeting. There will be light refreshments.

When: 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30

Where: SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local Office
123 Boylston Avenue East, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98102

RSVP: Please RSVP to seattle@sagaftra.org.

If you are unable to attend in person and would like to join the meeting by phone, please email chris.comte@sagaftra.org and request the call-in information.

MPFS Committee Mission Statement
Military Personnel and Families Support Committee is committed to supporting veterans and their families as they have committed their service to our country, protecting our freedom to assemble and form this great union SAG-AFTRA. With equal dedication and honor, our goal is to create unique and innovative programs and events to showcase and support our countries veterans, including men and women currently serving, honorably discharged, along with veterans who are members of our union.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Oct 01 9:00pm
San Diego
Film Festival Perks for SAG-AFTRA San Diego Local MembersMore Info

Join your fellow members at the San Diego International Film Festival, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2. SAG-AFTRA members receive a 25 percent discount off:

  • All individual film tickets and panel tickets
  • Any passes, including day passes, festival passes and VIP passes
  • Opening night film and party at Balboa (Wed. Sept. 28)
  • Party With a Purpose at Horton Plaza Park (Fri. Sept. 30)

To receive your discount, use promo code SAG25.

SAG-AFTRA members are also invited to a free event – the Fimmakers Awards – on Saturday, Oct. 1. The rooftop of the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter comes alive at this annual event to celebrate this year’s festival talent. No reservations required, just flash your current SAG-AFTRA membership card (paid thru Oct. 31, 2016) at the door. 

When: 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1

Where: Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
910 Broadway Cir,
San Diego, CA 92101

To purchase tickets or passes using your discount, click here. For more information on the festival visit their website at SDFilmFest.com.

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

Oct 02 10:00am-2:00pm
Portland
Member Discount: Voiceover Workshop with Leonard DozierMore Info

When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2

Where: Black Diamond Recording Studios,
1424 SE 162nd Ave,
Portland, OR 97233

Cost: SAG-AFTRA members receive a discounted rate of $100; $200 for general public.

To register, please call: (888) 670-3373

This seminar will cover four phases:

  1. The basics of voice acting technique and vocal preparation, and how to use your voice. The industry needs all types of voices.
  2. Careers in voice acting (commercials, audio books, documentaries, animation, interactive media).
  3. The business of voice acting, the major players in the business, union vs. nonunion, creating work opportunities for yourself, and producing your demo.
  4. Putting your voice and skills to the test (recording real scripts on the spot, simulating auditions - you will receive a copy of your work).

About Leonard Dozier
Leonard Dozier is a SAG-AFTRA member and voice actor with close to 20 years of experience. He is a principal actor alongside Lea Michele, Jim Belushi and Patrick Stewart in the Hollywood animation movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. Voice credits include American Idol Ruben Studdard’s national promo for the album Love Is, Centerlight Healthcare and the NCAA Recyclemania Campaign for Coca-Cola. He is also the official voice of Boomtown Casino in Louisiana. On screen, Dozier can be seen in the film Turning Point with Ernie Hudson and Todd Bridges. He co-starred in the Emmy-winning Fever: 1793 which premiered on ABC in April 2012. Dozier is featured in the new apocalyptic thriller Phaesporia, out in 2016. For more on his workshops, visit http://www.leonarddozier.com.

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. 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.

Oct 03 7:00pm
Washington-Mid Atlantic
WMA Semi-Annual Membership Meeting, Oct. 3More Info

Washington – Mid Atlantic Local
Semi-Annual Membership Meeting

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Join us for our semi-annual membership meeting featuring special guest Dagmar Wittmer of Central Casting. Learn tips and techniques on how you can put your best foot forward and land your next gig!
 
When: 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
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 – a validation machine is located downstairs at Maggiano’s). Maggiano's is located within a block of the Friendship Heights Metro station (red line).

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 and/or photographed for use in SAG-AFTRA publications (including, but not limited to, websites, magazines and newsletters).

Special Guest
Dagmar Wittmer, Central Casting

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Dagmar Wittmer is the President and Co-Founder of Central Casting in Washington DC, the very first casting agency in the nation's capital. She has been active in securing work for local SAG-AFTRA members since 1970.

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 (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) FOR ADMITTANCE.
 

Oct 04 11:00am
Miami
Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab Training SessionMore Info

Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab
Training Sessions Resume for 2016

SAG-AFTRA Miami will be resuming the training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera and edit their auditions.  

We are scheduling these training sessions twice a month on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for you to choose the day that works best for you. If you are interested in the training, please respond and provide the information indicated below. You may invite other members to participate in the training.

Tuesday Sessions  Wednesday Sessions
11 a.m.  11 a.m. 
Feb. 9 Feb. 17
March 8 March 16
April 12 April 13
May 10 May 11
June 7 June 15
July 5 July 13
Aug. 2 Aug. 10
Sept. 6 Sept. 14
Oct. 4 Oct. 12 
Nov. 1 Nov. 9 
Dec. 6  Dec. 14

Where: SAG-AFTRA Miami Local
3470 N.W. 82nd Ave., Suite 780
Doral, FL 33122

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Members’ Studio Lab a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you can be part of the Members’ Studio list of trained volunteers available to operate the camera and read with other members auditioning.

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092 with the following information:

 

 

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#  
  • Session date selected  
  • Names of other members attending, if any.
Oct 04 1:00pm-3:00pm
Nashville
Nashville Conservatory Presents "Acting For Your Life": A Workshop IntensiveMore Info

Nashville Local Conservatory
Presents
Acting For Your Life: A Workshop Intensive

Acting For Your Life is a motivational and educational workshop that supports artists in organizing their lives, building their career, exercising their talent and finding balance between the reality of life and the imaginary worlds they create through their art. Led by Master Teachers Kathryn Zeigler, MSEB and Todd Zeigler, the intensive session will introduce the idea of life and career balance through tools, techniques and games normally reserved for rehearsal and acting training.

Workshop includes: 3 hours of intensive training and support, personalized workbook and a complimentary half-hour career coaching session post-workshop via Acting For Your Life’s online classroom platform.

When: 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4

Where: SAG-AFTRA Nashville Local
1108 17th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212
(Parking in front and back)

Cost: Free to SAG-AFTRA members*

RSVP to Judy Ellis at judy.ellis@sagaftra.org or (615) 327-2944.

For More Information About AFYL visit http://www.afylonline.com/.

*This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance.

Oct 04 6:30pm-9:00pm
Hawaii
Hawaii Local Conservatory Presents: Audition Workshop with Judy Bouley, CSAMore Info

Casting director Judy Bouley has returned to Hawaii for an audition workshop for the Hawaii Local Conservatory.

Judy’s hands-on specialized workshop includes filming your auditions and watching playback to review your work, taking direction and do it again – differently. She’ll tell you what directors look for in actors' auditions, and what is essential for you to give to directors in callbacks. You’ll learn how being of service to your fellow actor will enhance your performance. You’ll explore the qualities that make you uniquely you. More importantly, you’ll learn how to level the playing field in the audition room. You and the casting director are on par – we all need each other in the world of film and television. This workshop abides by all CSA guidelines. 

When: 6:30 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4

Where: Studio 909 (Next door to the Musicians Union Building)
949 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Limited parking in the building after 6 pm; street parking available after 6:30 p.m.on Kapiolani Blvd.

Cost: $15 Conservatory fee

RSVP: Email Brenda Ching at brenda.ching@sagaftra.org to RSVP. Payment confirms your reservation. Please mail your check made payable to “SAG-AFTRA Conservatory” to 949 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 105, Honolulu, HI 96814 by Friday, Sept. 30.

About Judy Bouley

Judy BouleyJudy Bouley is based in Los Angeles and specializes in casting on location.  She's cast in Bulgaria, Morocco, India, Kazakhstan, Buenos Aires, Baja, Puerto Rico and the United States with directors Peter Weir, Bob Zemeckis, Oliver Stone, Peter Berg and many others. She had a great experience on Oahu as one of the casting directors, along with Katie Doyle, for the feature film Battleship. Among her favorite casting coups:  The Way Back,  Master and Commander, Castaway, Contact and Evita.

Born in the US, Judy spent her childhood in Japan. Her love of people, cultures and language combined with her passion for film make Judy's career as a casting director part of her DNA.

 

 

 

 

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed.Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance.

Oct 06 12:00pm-2:30pm
Los Angeles
Are You Having Difficulty Making Sense of Your Agency Contract? SAG-AFTRA is Here to Help! Please Join Us for an Informative General Services Agreement SeminarMore Info

When: 12 – 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6.

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

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 a bi-coastal 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 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.

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: Click here to RSVP. Failure to do so may result in a delay in securing your spot. Active paid-up members must have a valid SAG-AFTRA ID to be permitted entry to this event. Only those members who have received confirmation emails from SAG-AFTRA may attend, so please act quickly as seating is limited.

Questions? Please contact the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department at (323) 549-6745.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) FOR ADMITTANCE. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Professional Representatives Department at (323) 549-6745 with the accommodation you are requesting.

Oct 06 3:00pm-5:30pm
New York
Do Not Miss! Please Join Us for an Informative General Services Agreement Seminar, Oct. 6More Info

Do Not Miss! Please Join Us for an Informative General Services Agreement Seminar, Oct. 6

Are You Having Difficulty Making Sense of Your Agency Contract? SAG-AFTRA is here to help!
 
When: 3 – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6
 
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 a bi-coastal 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 presentation to the LA office.
 
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.
 
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: Click here to RSVP. Failure to do so may result in a delay in securing your spot. Active paid-up members must have a valid SAG-AFTRA ID to be permitted entry to this event. Only those members who have received confirmation emails from SAG-AFTRA may attend, so please act quickly as seating is limited.
 
Questions? Contact the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department at (212) 863-4230.
 
This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through October 31, 2016) FOR ADMITTANCE. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Professional Representatives Department at (212) 863-4230 with the accommodation you are requesting.

Oct 06 6:30pm-8:30pm
New Orleans
New Orleans Local Conservatory Presents: SAG-AFTRA Contracts 101 WorkshopMore Info

“Is that true?” “Can they do that?” If you’ve ever been in a conversation with someone about our contracts and walked away with these nagging questions, the SAG-AFTRA Contracts 101 Workshop is for you. Join Cynthia Williams, Regional Education and Outreach Liaison from the Los Angeles office, as she provides an overview of the SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Contracts and New Media Agreement.  

When: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6
6:30 – 7 p.m. – Registration
7 – 8:30 p.m. – Presentation and Q&A
         
Where: Propeller Social Innovation Incubator
4035 Washington Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125
Parking is free. 

Cost: This New Orleans Conservatory event is free of charge and open to SAG-AFTRA members and filmmakers.

RSVP: Please RSVP by email to cynthia.williams@sagaftra.org. Seating is limited. 

Oct 06 6:30pm
Ohio-Pittsburgh
Discounted Tickets to "Off The Record XVI: It’s Buc’n Huuuge!" Oct. 6More Info

Discounted Tickets to
Off The Record XVI: It’s Buc’n Huuuge!
Oct. 6
(Satirizing Pittsburgh for a good cause)

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Come on out and see your fellow SAG-AFTRA performers and broadcasters on stage for the 16th annual Pittsburgh tradition Off The Record!, a hilarious musical satire lampooning Pittsburgh news and newsmakers. 
 
On the funniest night of the year, which is one night only, prominent Pittsburghers and media personalities will join forces with theater professionals to spoof the issues that have made Pittsburgh's headlines.

Presented by the SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local (performers and broadcasters) and the Pittsburgh Newspaper Guild/CWA (writers), starring KDKA’s Ken Rice as emcee and Post-Gazette columnist Gene Collier serves as prebuttalist, along with a cast of professional actors, some rank hams … and a few real people. Join us for an evening of laughter, benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

When: Thursday, Oct. 6
6:30 p.m.: Lobby Reception (Arrive early for a preshow reception in the Byham lobby featuring a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres provided by local restaurants.)
8 p.m.: Curtain
 
Where: Byham Theater
101 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 
Tickets: There is a special offer for SAG-AFTRA members only. Save $10 off your ticket at any level – limited amount available. Offer valid for up to four tickets per person. Enter the promo code OTR2016 to redeem the discount. Student discounts are also available by phone or box office.

Premium seating: $80
Regular seating: $50
Gallery seating: $30

Specific seats may be selected. Tickets will be held at the Byham box office under the last name specified.
 
Tickets may be ordered through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust ticket office at www.trustarts.org/events or by calling (412) 456-6666.

Please visit www.offtherecordpgh.com for more information, and like the show’s Facebook page and follow the show on Twitter.
 
The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.
 

Oct 08 8:00am
Washington-Mid Atlantic
Actors and Artists Unite at National Capital Walk to End Alzheimer’sMore Info

Actors and Artists Unite at National Capital Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Come join the Actors and Artists (AA) Unite Washington DC Team with your fellow SAG-AFTRA members, colleagues, friends and family at the 2016 National Capital Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year the team will dedicate their walk in honor and loving memory of Ken Howard for his support, faith and dedication to the AA Unite Team and the National Alzheimer’s Association. 

When: Saturday, Oct. 8
Registration: 8 a.m.
Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.
Walk: 10:00 a.m. (3 mile or 1 mile routes)

Where: National Mall
4th Street and Madison Drive*
Washington, DC 20004

*Members interested in walking together can also RSVP to Jane Love at jane.love@sagaftra.org with cell phone and email contact information to be used to send you the exact gathering location on the day of. 

For information about the national team and to join, click here.

AA Unite was founded in 2011 by Nancy Daly in honor of her mom who died from Alzheimer’s. AA Unite is the only non-corporate National Friends and Family team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. There are 35 teams and counting this year, and more join every week. Anyone can join or start an AA Unite team in any city that has a Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Actors, artists, their friends and families are all welcome to join nationwide, as we walk for a cure and for a future that we can all remember. When actors and artists unite, the world can shift, and it has.

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

Oct 08-09 9:00am-4:00pm
Washington-Mid Atlantic
20 Percent Member Discount for Audiobook Narration WorkshopsMore Info

20 Percent Member Discount for Audiobook Narration Workshops

Join four experienced SAG-AFTRA narrators as they explore the artistic, entrepreneurial and technical essentials for success in the world of audiobook narration. Your workshop leaders will be Anne Flosnik and Elizabeth Wiley (performance), Paul Heitsch (technology) and Andi Arndt (business).

AUDIOBOOKS 101: The Art, Business, and Tech of Audiobook Narration
When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8

AUDIOBOOKS 201: Advanced Study for the Working Narrator
When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9

Where: Both workshops will be held at the Washington Center
College of William and Mary
DuPont Circle
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW #705
Washington DC 20036

Cost: $200 for SAG-AFTRA members (reflects a 20 percent discount)
(Includes continental breakfast and snacks; lunch break on your own from noon – 1 p.m.)

RSVP: To register, email Audiobooks101201@gmail.com.

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

Oct 12 11:00am
Miami
Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab Training SessionMore Info

Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab
Training Sessions Resume for 2016

SAG-AFTRA Miami will be resuming the training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera and edit their auditions.  

We are scheduling these training sessions twice a month on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for you to choose the day that works best for you. If you are interested in the training, please respond and provide the information indicated below. You may invite other members to participate in the training.

Tuesday Sessions  Wednesday Sessions
11 a.m.  11 a.m. 
Feb. 9 Feb. 17
March 8 March 16
April 12 April 13
May 10 May 11
June 7 June 15
July 5 July 13
Aug. 2 Aug. 10
Sept. 6 Sept. 14
Oct. 4 Oct. 12 
Nov. 1 Nov. 9 
Dec. 6  Dec. 14

Where: SAG-AFTRA Miami Local
3470 N.W. 82nd Ave., Suite 780
Doral, FL 33122

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Members’ Studio Lab a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you can be part of the Members’ Studio list of trained volunteers available to operate the camera and read with other members auditioning.

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092 with the following information:

 

 

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#  
  • Session date selected  
  • Names of other members attending, if any.
Oct 13 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
Low Budget Contract Workshop for Film, Oct. 13More Info

Low Budget Contract Workshop for Film, Oct. 13

sagindie

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, Oct. 13, 2016

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

Workshops are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6-8 p.m., and are FREE. Workshops fill up quickly so RSVP now! If you sign up for a workshop but can’t attend you must call to cancel your reservation no later than 48 hours before the workshop.

RSVP: Click here to RSVP online or call (212) 827-1481

For full 2015 Workshop Schedule, please visit: http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contract-workshops

Looking forward to having you with us!

Oct 15 7:30am
Nashville
Nashville Entertainers Unite For A Cure!More Info

Nashville Entertainers Unite For A Cure!

It has taken our family, friends and some of entertainment’s brightest stars. So let’s come together and help end Alzheimer’s in our lifetime. Join with your fellow SAG-AFTRA members, colleagues, friends and family as part of the Actors and Artists (AA) Unite Team on Oct. 15 at the Nashville Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Let’s send a message that the Nashville community of professional entertainers is united in the fight against Alzheimer’s as we walk for a cure and for a future we can all remember.

When: Saturday, Oct. 15 (Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., Opening Ceremony is at 8:30 a.m. and the 2-mile walk begins at 9 a.m.)

Where: Public Square Park
350 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37201

For more information and to register for the team walk, visit http://act.alz.org/goto/AAUniteNashville16.

AA Unite was founded in 2011 by SAG-AFTRA member Nancy Daly in honor of her mom who died from Alzheimer’s. AA Unite is the only non-corporate National Friends and Family team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. So far, there are 41 teams this year and more join every week.

For information about the AA Unite National Team, please visit www.alz.org/AAUnite.

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

Oct 17 6:00pm
New York
League of Professional Theatre Women Invites You to an Interview with Judith Light, Oct. 17More Info

League of Professional Theatre Women Invites You to an Interview with Judith Light, Oct. 17

light

Join the League of the Professional Theatre Women for an interview with Tony Award winning actress and producer Judith Light as part of its Oral History Project, which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in many fields.

When: 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17

Where: Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

RSVP: No RSVP necessary. Admission is FREE. Seating is first come, first served.

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

Oct 17 7:00pm-9:00pm
New Orleans
New Orleans Local Annual Membership Meeting, Oct. 17More Info

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17
(Registration begins at 6:15 p.m.)

Special Guests: SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White

Where: Loews New Orleans Hotel
300 Poydras Street, Feliciana Room
New Orleans, LA 70130
(We are only able to validate and cover the cost of self-parking at the hotel. Valet parking is non-reimbursable.)

RSVP: Please RSVP to neworleans@sagaftra.org or (214) 363-8300 ext. 1. 

About Gabrielle Carteris 

Gabrielle Carteris was elected president of SAG-AFTRA on April 9, 2016. She was previously elected SAG-AFTRA’s executive vice president in 2013, at the union’s inaugural national convention and re-elected in 2015, at the second national convention. Carteris is the chair of the TV/Theatrical Negotiations Committee and leads the President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach and Engagement. She previously served as a national board member, national vice president, and Los Angeles Local president and board member.

She became a household name when she landed the role of Andrea Zuckerman on the Aaron Spelling program Beverly Hills, 90210, one of the longest running one-hour series in TV history. Recent credits include a recurring role on Code Black.

 

 

 

 

 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through Oct. 31, 2016) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Oct 19 8:00am-10:30am
New York
Member Discount: Crain’s Entertainment Summit, Oct. 19More Info

Member Discount: Crain’s Entertainment Summit, Oct. 19

When: 8 – 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19

Where: New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street
New York, NY

As a powerful and growing segment of New York's economy, the entertainment industry employs thousands and spurs tremendous economic activity. Crain's is proud to create a forum for experts and stakeholders to come together to facilitate a candid dialogue to support continued expansion of the entertainment business. Hear what needs to be done to renew the state's film and television tax credit, expand studio space, and shift economic activity toward the talent, communities and businesses that feel left out of New York's entertainment boom.

Opening Armchair Discussion:
A conversation with Senator Christopher J. Dodd
Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

Panel discussion:
Scott Levy, Founder & President, Eastern Effects, Inc.
Commissioner Julie Menin, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
Clyde Phillips, Showrunner, Dexter, Feed the Beast and Nurse Jackie
Alan Suna, Chief Executive Officer, Silvercup Studios
Beau Willimon, Creator, House of Cards

RSVP Today: Click here and enter code cnybsag2016 for 20 percent off the individual ticket price.

Questions? Email crainsevents@crainsnewyork.com.

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

Oct 22 7:00am
Miami
Actors and Artists Unite Miami for Ken Howard: 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’sMore Info

Actors and Artists Unite Miami for Ken Howard
2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Join the Actors and Artists (AA) Unite Team to walk alongside your fellow SAG-AFTRA members, colleagues and friends at the 2016 Hollywood, FL Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year, in honor of their longtime friendship and years of working together as union leaders, Dave Corey and Steve Gladstone, with the enthusiastic support of fellow union leader Laurel Kelly Levey, have declared their team will dedicate the Saturday, Oct. 22 walk to Ken Howard as a way to commemorate his tireless support, faith and dedication to the AA Unite team and the National Alzheimer’s Association.

When: Saturday, Oct. 22
Registration: 7 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
2.5 mile Walk:  9:00 a.m.
For more information click here.

Where: Hollywood North Beach Park
3601 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019

RSVP: To participate in the walk, you can register either online by clicking here or on site on the day of the walk.

Dave Corey, former SAG-AFTRA National Board member: “The last time I saw Ken was Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at the second SAG-AFTRA National Convention. The night before I stood shoulder-to-shoulder with President Howard to accept the George Heller Memorial Award gold card, the greatest honor a member of SAG-AFTRA can receive. Ken said, ‘Dave is the only one in the room with whom I can speak eye-to-eye,’ a reference to our mutual height. But with Ken, I know I shared an equal relationship with the thousands of SAG-AFTRA members he served with grace, dignity, fairness, diplomacy and…love. I shall cherish that for the rest of my life. And, I’m so very proud to have spent some quality time in the ‘shadow’ of this great union patriot.”

Steve Gladstone, Miami Local President: “We all want to contribute something to this life of ours, to feel good and perhaps make a difference. Ken once told me that when I stepped up to the microphone and addressed the national board, everyone would suddenly pay attention to what I was saying. I wouldn’t have known that, being blind and unable to read the faces around me when I spoke. Ken’s validation told me what the silence was saying. He was my friend, as was his wife, Linda. He was a steadfast champion of the working actor and his words, ‘The fight to protect performers is never over,’ continue to ring true. We were all blessed to have his leadership through this current major shift in storytelling and technology. He will be forever missed.”

For additional information and to contact founding member and Actors and Artists Unite Miami 2015 Co-Captain Steve Gladstone, please contact Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092.

AA Unite was founded in 2011 by Nancy Daly in honor of her mom who died from Alzheimer’s. AA Unite is the only non-corporate National Friends and Family team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. There are 35 teams and counting this year, and more join every week. Anyone can join or start an AA Unite team in any city that has a Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Actors, artists, their friends and families are all welcome to join nationwide, as we walk for a cure and for a future that we can all remember. When actors and artists unite, the world can shift, and it has.

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.

Oct 24 12:00pm-6:00pm
Chicago
SAVE THE DATE: Coming Monday, Oct. 24 - The SAG-AFTRA Blood DriveMore Info

On Monday, Oct. 24, the Kaufherr Members Resource Center will host the 12th annual SAG-AFTRA Chicago Blood Drive. The drive is open to SAG-AFTRA and AEA members, agents, family and friends. It's a fun day with lots of surprises, treats and more.

You must be 17 years old or older and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood. There is no upper age limit and most medications do not disqualify you from donating. Other restrictions may apply. If you have questions, please call the LifeSource Medical Help Desk at (877) 543-3768 or visit the website.

When: Noon – 6:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24

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

Register: Please contact Kathy Byrne at (312) 867-5508 or email kathy.byrne@sagaftra.orgto register for blood donation and/or flu shots.

The KMRC will be closed to other uses on Monday, Oct. 24.

Discounted Headshots
Everyone who donates blood will receive a $100 off a headshot session/package for one of the following photographers, or other giveaways:

Joshua Albanese – www.joshuaalbanese.com

Aaron Gang - www.aarongang.com

Mike Sansone - www.mikesansonephotography.com

Free Flu Shots
Again this year, thanks to The Actors Fund, the event also includes free seasonal flu shots. Shots will be available from Noon - 2 p.m. on a first-come, first-shot basis.

Park at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State, and then take a ticket. When you sign in, you may purchase a four-hour ticket for $13 cash, $14 Visa, MasterCard or American Express payment. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure.

Note: The FDA imposes a number of donor registration restrictions. These restrictions, followed by LifeSource, 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.

 

Oct 24 1:00pm-2:00pm
Missouri Valley
Kansas City Membership Meeting for the Missouri Valley LocalMore Info

When: 1 – 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24
Snacks will be provided.

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

Agenda:

  • Staff and officer reports
  • National board member report

There will be informal social time following the meeting.

RSVP: If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Tany Cella at 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 Oct. 31, 2016) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Oct 24 6:00pm-8:30pm
San Francisco-Northern California
San Francisco-Northern California Local Fall Membership MeetingMore Info

When: 6 – 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24

Where: Marriott Union Square,
480 Sutter St. (corner of Sutter St. / Powell St.)
San Francisco, CA 94108

Agenda

  • Report of the President
  • Executive staff reports
  • Committee reports
  • Guest speaker panel: casting directors of recent and current features filmed in the Bay Area come together to explain what they look for when casting principal roles, as well as their perspective on casting local talent and the current climate work opportunities throughout the Bay Area. Come learn firsthand what is needed to be a successful performer from the view of those searching for talent.
  • Q&A session
  • Surprise giveaways

 

Parking: Metered street parking is available and in full enforcement. Please feed the meter. Public transportation on the Muni and Bart is also optional.
This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing - no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary.SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR ADMITTANCE (paid through Oct. 31, 2016).

Oct 29 9:30am-7:30pm
New York
Member Discount for Produced By: New York Conference, Oct. 29More Info

Member Discount for Produced By: New York Conference, Oct. 29

pbny

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL OCT 1

PBNY

Produced By: New York, presented by the Producers Guild of America, returns to the Time Warner Center on Saturday, Oct. 29 for another day of industry insights, networking and mentoring roundtables you won’t find anywhere else.

When: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Time Warner Center
1 Time Warner Center
New York, NY 10023
(Enter at 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)

PGA is thrilled to announce that they have released their initial programming slate and those sessions are now open for registration. Confirmed speakers include Tina Fey (Triple Threat: A Conversation with Tina Fey), as well as Chris Rock and Stuart Cornfeld (Dying Is Easy. Comedy is Hard). Now’s your chance to guarantee your spot in these panels before their sessions sell out. Also, with additional panels like Insider Tips for Selling & Producing Non-Fiction Television, Meet the New Digital Buyers, Demystifying the Money: Straight Talk about Film Financing, and Using a Life to Tell a Story: When Real Life Becomes Fiction, we think there will be plenty of sessions you won’t want to miss.

This year’s PBNY speakers are experts in such areas as documentary production, unscripted storytelling, digital media, independent film, scripted television and some of the year’s biggest award-season releases. More panelists will join our current speaker roster over the next few weeks, which already includes:

  • Stephen David (Men Who Built America, The World Wars; President, Stephen David Entertainment)
  • Nancy Abraham (Vice President, Documentary Programming, HBO)
  • Peter Saraf (Loving, Little Miss Sunshine, Safety Not Guaranteed)
  • M. Blair Breard (Louie, Better Things, Baskets)
  • Courtney Kemp (Power, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0)
  • Meaghan Wilson (Senior Producer, HBO Digital and Social Media)
  • Josh Braun (Weiner, Citizen Four; Co-President, Submarine)
  • Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Enough Said, Foxcatcher)
  • David George (CEO, Leftfield Entertainment)
  • Hanny Patel (Vice President of Video Marketing for AT&T Entertainment Group)
  • Joshua Safran (Quantico, Smash, Gossip Girl)
  • Lynn Novick (The Vietnam War, Prohibition, The War)

Tickets: You can register now at discounted early bird rates, which are available now through Oct 1. The earlier you register, the sooner you can select your sessions before they sell out. If you’re thinking of attending the Time Warner Center on Oct. 29 for an incredible day of cutting-edge information, mentoring roundtables and world-class networking, now’s the time to register. SAG-AFTRA members get an additional Industry ticket discount with promo code SAGAFTRA16. To register for the event, click here.

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

Oct 29 9:30am
New York
Actors & Artists Unite at New York City Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Oct. 29 More Info

Actors & Artists Unite at New York City Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Oct. 29
South Street Seaport Walk in Honor of Ken Howard

When: Saturday, Oct. 29
9:30 a.m. – Registration
10 a.m. –  Walk begins
 
Where: South Street Seaport
One Seaport Plaza
19 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
(Corner at South Street and Fulton Street)

Join the Actors and Artists (AA) Unite Team to walk alongside your fellow SAG-AFTRA members, colleagues and friends at the 2016 New York Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year, the team will be dedicating the Saturday, Oct. 29 South Street Seaport Walk in honor of Ken Howard, as a way to commemorate his tireless support, faith and dedication to the AA Unite team and the National Alzheimer’s Association.

For information on the national team and to join, click here.

Founded in 2011, AA Unite is the only non-corporate National Friends and Family team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. There are 35 teams and counting this year, and more join every week. Anyone can join or start an AA Unite team in any city that has a Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Actors, artists, their friends and families are all welcome to join nationwide, as we walk for a cure and for a future that we can all remember. When actors and artists unite, the world can shift, and it has.

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

Nov 01 11:00am
Miami
Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab Training SessionMore Info

Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab
Training Sessions Resume for 2016

SAG-AFTRA Miami will be resuming the training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera and edit their auditions.  

We are scheduling these training sessions twice a month on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for you to choose the day that works best for you. If you are interested in the training, please respond and provide the information indicated below. You may invite other members to participate in the training.

Tuesday Sessions  Wednesday Sessions
11 a.m.  11 a.m. 
Feb. 9 Feb. 17
March 8 March 16
April 12 April 13
May 10 May 11
June 7 June 15
July 5 July 13
Aug. 2 Aug. 10
Sept. 6 Sept. 14
Oct. 4 Oct. 12 
Nov. 1 Nov. 9 
Dec. 6  Dec. 14

Where: SAG-AFTRA Miami Local
3470 N.W. 82nd Ave., Suite 780
Doral, FL 33122

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Members’ Studio Lab a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you can be part of the Members’ Studio list of trained volunteers available to operate the camera and read with other members auditioning.

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092 with the following information:

 

 

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#  
  • Session date selected  
  • Names of other members attending, if any.
Nov 05 8:30am
New York
Join Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for Second Annual "Broadway Run," Nov. 5More Info

Join Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for Second Annual Broadway Run, Nov. 5

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is gearing up for its second annual Broadway Run, and we would love to have SAG-AFTRA runners join the team. Our inaugural run last year - the Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff - raised almost $10,000 and was a huge success.

When: 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 (The day before the New York City Marathon)

Where: Manhattan (Click here for course details)

We are running the Dash to the Finish Line 5K, a 3.1 mile run through the streets of Manhattan that ends at the famed Marathon finish line in Central Park. You’ll get to experience the NYC Marathon festivities without having to run 26.2 miles. The Broadway Run team is open to anyone and everyone – runners, joggers, and walkers are all welcome. It’s about joining together as passionate community members and raising money for a great cause.

Registration: Interested runners can register for the race here. Once registered, forward your confirmation email to runwithus@broadwaycares.org and we will send you instructions on how to set up your individual fundraising page. The goal for each runner is to raise $200. Runners who reach that goal will receive a Broadway Run t-shirt. Prizes will also be awarded to the top three fundraisers.

All money raised will go directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and donations are 100 percent tax-deductible. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, The Dancers’ Resource, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.

Feel free to reach out with any questions to runwithus@broadwaycares.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

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

Nov 09 11:00am
Miami
Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab Training SessionMore Info

Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab
Training Sessions Resume for 2016

SAG-AFTRA Miami will be resuming the training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera and edit their auditions.  

We are scheduling these training sessions twice a month on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for you to choose the day that works best for you. If you are interested in the training, please respond and provide the information indicated below. You may invite other members to participate in the training.

Tuesday Sessions  Wednesday Sessions
11 a.m.  11 a.m. 
Feb. 9 Feb. 17
March 8 March 16
April 12 April 13
May 10 May 11
June 7 June 15
July 5 July 13
Aug. 2 Aug. 10
Sept. 6 Sept. 14
Oct. 4 Oct. 12 
Nov. 1 Nov. 9 
Dec. 6  Dec. 14

Where: SAG-AFTRA Miami Local
3470 N.W. 82nd Ave., Suite 780
Doral, FL 33122

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Members’ Studio Lab a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you can be part of the Members’ Studio list of trained volunteers available to operate the camera and read with other members auditioning.

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092 with the following information:

 

 

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#  
  • Session date selected  
  • Names of other members attending, if any.
Dec 01 12:00pm
New Mexico
Research Project Positions AvailableMore Info

The following is on behalf of The Actors Fund

A social services agency is seeking part-time male and female researchers that can portray a Caucasian or African American age 40 or younger for a temporary market research project in civil rights.

Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico

When: The work must be completed by the end of December 2016 during various hours on your choice of weekdays during normal business hours.

This position requires accurate and clear writing skills, strong attention to detail, and experience working with Microsoft Word. Some college or equivalent work experience is preferred. Qualified candidates must undergo a criminal background check. This position requires a personal vehicle and proof of auto insurance to travel to various locations in the Albuquerque metropolitan area.  

The pay is $45 per research assignment and mileage is compensated at .50 per mile roundtrip from your home to research sites.

NOTE: Please don’t post this notice on social media as it may alert the businesses being researched and prevent the social services agency from getting accurate data.
 
Interested candidates please send resume, cover letter and headshot to Sabrena Ikon at sikon@actorsfund.org.

This information is provided as a courtesy to The Actors Fund to SAG-AFTRA members in the New Mexico Local. SAG-AFTRA has no responsibility for the content or for the referenced project. Any questions should be addressed to The Actors Fund. This notice is not intended to serve as an endorsement of any party or project referenced herein nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Dec 06 11:00am
Miami
Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab Training SessionMore Info

Thomas-Corey Members’ Studio Lab
Training Sessions Resume for 2016

SAG-AFTRA Miami will be resuming the training sessions for SAG-AFTRA members who wish to learn how to operate the camera and edit their auditions.  

We are scheduling these training sessions twice a month on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for you to choose the day that works best for you. If you are interested in the training, please respond and provide the information indicated below. You may invite other members to participate in the training.

Tuesday Sessions  Wednesday Sessions
11 a.m.  11 a.m. 
Feb. 9 Feb. 17
March 8 March 16
April 12 April 13
May 10 May 11
June 7 June 15
July 5 July 13
Aug. 2 Aug. 10
Sept. 6 Sept. 14
Oct. 4 Oct. 12 
Nov. 1 Nov. 9 
Dec. 6  Dec. 14

Where: SAG-AFTRA Miami Local
3470 N.W. 82nd Ave., Suite 780
Doral, FL 33122

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Members’ Studio Lab a viable benefit to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Once you are trained you can be part of the Members’ Studio list of trained volunteers available to operate the camera and read with other members auditioning.

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or at (305) 663-7092 with the following information:

 

 

  • Name
  • SAG-AFTRA ID#  
  • Session date selected  
  • Names of other members attending, if any.

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