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Sep 23-24 10:00am-5:00pm
New England
Member Discount: Tom Todoroff Two-Day Acting Intensive, Sept. 23 - 24More Info

Member Discount: Tom Todoroff Two-Day Acting Intensive, Sept. 23 - 24

Tom Todoroff, New York producer, director, actor and acting coach comes to Boston on Saturday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 24 to lead his two-day acting intensive.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 24

10 - 11:30 a.m.: Vocal warm up in Studio 204
Where: Artists Studio Building
551 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

12 – 5 p.m.: Acting Intensive in Martin Hall, located in the Calderwood Pavilion.
Where: Calderwood Pavilion, Martin Hall
527 Tremont Street, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02116

The intensive will focus on scene study, monologue study and audition technique. Performers work on prepared pieces and will receive personalized coaching from Tom. Attendees will learn to transform nervousness into intense excitement; be expressive rather than impressive; strengthen and find their true inner voice; and think like a producer. Walk away with a deeper understanding of the art, the business and the spirituality of acting.

Cost: SAG-AFTRA members receive 20 percent off tuition.
Performers (work with Tom one-on-one): $359 ($287.02 with SAG-AFTRA discount)
Returning Observers: $99 ($79.20 with SAG-AFTRA discount)
Newcomer Observers: Just $10! (Newcomers are those who have not attended a prior Tom Todoroff event.)

To register visit http://tomtodoroff.com/event/sept-23-24-2017/. If you have any questions, email BOSintensive@tomtodoroff.com.

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to 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 23 1:00pm-3:00pm
Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston-Austin
ProACT Conservatory Presents Film Chekhov Masterclass with Lisa DaltonMore Info

Michael Chekhov (1891-1955) was an Oscar nominee whose students included Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, Yul Brynner, Jack Nicholson, Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Beatrice Straight and many others, most of whom kept their work with him private. His work was so far ahead of its time that it is only today becoming popular with the general public. Lisa Dalton is a world master, documentarian of this technique and used it for a very successful stunt and acting career spanning forty years.

You are an amazing creative artist who loves to do what you do. If the world can’t see your love, Chekhov offers exercises to clear the mind-body-spirit connection to allow it to radiate powerfully and activate the star quality you already have. Chekhov says “if it isn’t fun, it isn’t Chekhov!”

When: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23
Check in begins at 12:30 p.m.

Where: KD Studios
2600 N Stemmons Freeway #117
Dallas, TX 75207

Cost: Free to ProACT, Austin and Houston Conservatory members. Not a Conservatory member? SAG-AFTRA members may join the Conservatory for $35 a year. To join, click here.
For non-members it is $35. Click here to register.

RSVP: Online registration must be submitted by September 21 to reserve a seat.  Seating is limited.

Questions: Send email to DallasRSVP@sagaftra.org.

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.

Sep 25 12:00pm-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Background Actors Front and Center: Background Actors’ Game ShowMore Info

When: Noon - 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25

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

It’s time to have some fun!  

Please join us for an afternoon of schmoozing with your peers, an informational Q&A session (with a twist) - a member trivia game and best of all, LUNCH!

How much do you know about your union? How aware are you regarding the contracts you work under? Do you know your way around the SAG-AFTRA website? Well, dust off your Background Actors Digest, freshen up on the FAQs, and familiarize yourself with SAG-AFTRA’s website… It is in these places that you may possibly find some very valuable answers to questions that may be asked. 

Everyone in attendance will have an opportunity to win some prizes, enter to participate as a contestant in the trivia game, oh yeah, did we mention LUNCH?!

Come on down for a bite to eat and some fun with your background actor community!

This event is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. This event is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. 

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here

Questions? Contact the Background Actors Department at backgroundactorsinfo@sagaftra.org or 323-549-6811

 

Sep 25 3:00pm-6:00pm
Philadelphia
Sylvia Kuaders Self-Taping Studio Orientation and Training SessionMore Info

If you have yet to visit or need a refresher, please join Neil Samuels in our Studio to explores the ins and outs of self-taping. Become familiar with the equipment, the software, and the office procedures so that you can record auditions on a same day basis.

When: 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. or 6 p.m., Monday Sept. 25

Where: Philadelphia Local Office
230 South Broad Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1229

RSVP: Please e-mail Stephen.leshinski@sagaftra.org. Please include the time you would like to come.  Sessions are limited to five at a time.

Sep 25 4:45pm-6:30pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
WMA Membership Meeting in Richmond, Sept. 25More Info

Washington-Mid Atlantic Local
Membership Meeting in Richmond, VA

Come out and meet Washington-Mid Atlantic Local Associate Executive Director Jane Love on Monday, Sept. 25 in Richmond, VA.

When: 4:45 – 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25

Where: WCVE/PBS
23 Sesame Street
Richmond, VA 23235

This is an informal members-only meeting. Basically, anything is game to discuss. Do you have questions about how to get an audition without an agent on Homeland? Would you like to provide feedback? Suggestions? This is the place to ask!

Food and beverages will be provided.

Please RSVP to Anita Garcia at Anita.Garcia@sagaftra.org. If you are available to help with set-up, please let her know was well.

That’s not all. In addition, the regular, monthly Virginia Production Alliance meeting will immediately follow the SAG-AFTRA member meeting in the same location from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., and will be free this month for SAG-AFTRA members. Please remember to bring your current membership card for entry.

VA Production Alliance Meeting line-up:
6:30 – 7 p.m.: Network with the industry (and more food and drinks)
7 – 8:30 p.m.: Presentation and Q&A with Washington-Mid Atlantic Local Associate Executive Director Jane Love

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 OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Sep 25 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Diego
Audiobooks 101: A Workshop for San Diego MembersMore Info

Audiobooks 101: A Workshop for San Diego Members
with
James Patrick Cronin and Julie McKay

The audiobook industry has grown rapidly in recent years and union jobs are growing along with it. In 2016, audiobook sales topped $1.5 billion. That’s billion – with a B! Many actors have taken note of this fast-growing area of work and are finding out what it takes to perform professional audiobooks work. San Diego members have a special opportunity to learn more at this workshop featuring audiobook pros James Patrick Cronin and Julie McKay.

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25

Where: San Diego Education Association
10393 San Diego Mission Rd, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108-2189

Whether you are an industry newcomer or seasoned voiceover pro looking to expand your career, this workshop will give you tools and information to start your journey down this exciting new career path. Develop the artistic, technical and business skills necessary to create a strong foundation in this lucrative and engaging sector of the entertainment industry.

RSVP to Linda.Dao@sagaftra.org by Friday, Sept. 22.

About James Patrick Cronin and Julie McKay
From demos to emailing casting directors, storytelling style to studio equipment, James Patrick Cronin and Julie McKay will give you a crash course on the do’s and don’ts of the audiobook business. Cronin and McKay have narrated over 500 audiobooks in just over five years. They have worked both together and individually with many of the major publishers and producers in the field, and have also collaborated with numerous independent publishers and authors, including a National Book Award finalist and numerous New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Their work spans a wide array of genres, including children’s literature, science fiction, memoir and historical non-fiction. Cronin recently received an Earphones Award for his work on a social sciences text and two Audie nominations for Best Thriller and Best Young Adult of 2016. Last year, they had five titles on Audible’s Best Of 2016 lists.

This workshop is open only to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing—no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid through October 31, 2017) for admittance. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshops.

Sep 27 1:00pm-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Self-Taping Solutions for Actors with Tim PowellMore Info

When: 1 – 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27

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

Explore how to record professional quality auditions and deliver them directly to agents and casting directors.

In this workshop Tim Powell will help you discover:

  • How to achieve outstanding results on a tight budget
  • Common self-taping mistakes to avoid
  • How to understand and implement 3-Point Lighting
  • How to select the best equipment for your needs
  • How to make composition choices that grab and hold viewers’ attention
  • Where to find recording and delivery apps that produce the best results
  • Professional audio tips and tricks
  • Relevant audio and video terminology
  • How to understand and implement compression to meet file size requirements
  • How to deliver your auditions efficiently and free of charge
  • How to secretly use your SmartPhone or tablet for professional self-taping
  • Links, to online tutorials, recommended products, and self taping resources.

Tim Powell is an actor, producer, coach and teacher, and has been recording and delivering studio quality video-auditions for actors since the late ‘90s. Powell has acquired extensive knowledge and experience, from more than a decade of running his own video production company and working with the industry’s preeminent casting professionals. He shares his expertise on how to produce clean, excellent quality, video-audition uploads on a restricted budget.

Since 2014, Tim has been sharing this information in workshops for the Los Angeles SAG-AFTRA Conservatory and in SRO Workshops for the SAG-AFTRA General Membership.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD FROM YOUR APP (paid through October 31, 2017) for admittance. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? Please email (323) 634-8277.

Sep 27 5:30pm-7:30pm
New York
MORE Seminar Series Presents: The Inside Game and Outside Game of Industry Success, Sept. 27More Info

MORE Seminar Series Presents: The Inside Game and Outside Game of Industry Success, Sept. 27

Robert and Michelle Colt of Inside Game® are back with a fantastic evening of new insights. Their special guests include actress and comedian Kathy Searle; actor, acting teacher and headshot photographer Anthony Grasso; actor and acting teacher Harry O’Reilly; and casting director and teacher David Cady. Get ready for a great evening of cutting edge insights, laughs and the opportunity to ask questions from the Colts and their expert guests.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27

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

The Colts effortlessly combine key discoveries in quantum theory and the "new" neuroscience with profound and greatly misunderstood wisdom from the East to give you the truth about unlocking your authenticity and potential. Their unique blend of powerful techniques, both ancient and new, are a gateway to connecting with your quantum potential and enriching all  aspects of your life.

With their revolutionary information and dynamic Inside Game® processes their clients consistently experience rich, powerful, lasting career and life changes. Many of them now excel in high stake situations; take successful actions; and have an incredible increase in their energy, passion and focus. Equally important, they have greatly "let go" of the resistances and fears that had held them back and feel a rich connection to the pulse of life which gives them a deep sense of confidence, grounding and well-being.

Among their many and varied clients are award-winning actors in theater, television and film, athletes, entrepreneurs, CEOs, singers, writers, film and theater directors, producers, real estate developers, educators, doctors, therapists, business and life coaches, and other men and women who are committed to learning, playing and winning the Inside Game®.

They have spent years of personal in-depth study of the principles and techniques of quantum psychology (a combination of psychology, physics, neuroscience and eastern wisdom), and for over 50 years (combined) have been immersed in various forms of eastern philosophy, teachings and techniques. Our lives are not lived in theory but in practical application and action. Robert Colt attended Columbia University and Eckerd College, and Michelle Colt attended Central Connecticut State, Butler University, and a summer intensive at Yale. Mr. Colt is also a busy acting teacher and coach and is an innovator and pioneer as an acting teacher. Many consider his acting class The Art of Not Acting to be a first of its kind and a groundbreaking and exhilarating approach. Mrs. Colt also teaches a one day workshop for woman called How To Have The Courage To Let Your Light Shine And Be Seen.

RSVP Required: Click here to make a reservation.

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

Sep 27 6:00pm-8:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
Self-Hypnosis Methods to Ace the Audition Process with Michael DisendMore Info

The San Francisco Conservatory Presents
Self-Hypnosis Methods to Ace the Audition Process with Michael Disend

This workshop serves to aid the actor in learning practical, tested self-hypnotic and suggestive ways to bring out your best performance. These include instant relaxation methods, techniques for mesmeric audience rapport, and the skill to enter any role with abundant creativity, magnetism and delight.

When: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27

Where: San Francisco-Northern California Local
350 Sansome Street, Suite 900(between Sacramento/California Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94104
Public transportation is available and encouraged. There is limited self-pay street parking and self-pay parking garages in the area.

Note: Class size is limited to 20

RSVP: SAG-AFTRA Francisco-Northern California Local by email to Vicki Balich vicki.balich@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership I.D. number.

  • Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond, with preference being given to those who have not attended Conservatory events within the past 3 months.
  • As a courtesy to members on the waiting list, if you have reserved a space in this workshop and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation by Friday, September 22. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • We appreciate your enthusiasm to participate in conservatory classes, anyone who shows up without receiving written confirmation will not be granted access to the class.
  • If you arrive late, it is up to the discretion of the teacher as to whether or not you will be admitted.
  • There is no charge for this event.

Michael Disend lives in San Francisco and has been in professional practice since 1994 as a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. His specialties are peak performance, smoke ending, weight loss, and assistance with emotional or spiritual vexations. During the course of his practice he has helped a wide variety of clients, including film directors, actors, law enforcement officers, writers, artists, and business professionals.

Sep 28 2:30pm-4:30pm
Los Angeles
Theatrical Contracts Workshop: A Day in the Life of Daily and Weekly Principal PerformersMore Info

When: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28

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

Have you ever found yourself on set wondering, “Should I be getting paid for this?” The Theatrical Contracts Department invites the local principal performer community to an educational seminar that is designed to educate members about the Schedules (A and B) that govern the work and payment of daily and weekly principal performers. The presentation will walk you through the cycle of employment relating to payment terms, including auditions, fittings, rehearsals, principal photography, meal breaks, rest periods, late payment, ADR/looping, and more. We want our members to be savvy and educated on SAG-AFTRA contracts and what they can expect when working them.

This discussion is designed for the veteran performer, as well as those just getting started. Representatives from the Theatrical Contracts Department will give an overview of “a day in the life” of a daily performer and a weekly performer, then open up the floor to questions.

Attendees are encouraged to bring questions or ideas for future in depth presentations on specific aspects of theatrical contracts. We currently anticipate hosting future sessions on topics such as: working with Minors, Schedule F, low budget contracts, and more.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR THE DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

Questions? Please contact the Theatrical Contracts Department at (323) 549-6828

Sep 28 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
The Animated Characters In You — A Voice Animation WorkshopMore Info

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28

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

Join fellow members for this fun and educational voice animation workshop in which Michael Bell will guide you through the three elements of creating a character. You will review improvisational training, the art of listening, dialects, aging, voice tricks and much more. Above all you will be prepared for that important voice audition and learn the skill to think on your feet. Many of Bell’s former students have lead successful voice animation careers. Select participants will be called up to work at the front of the room.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here

Questions? Please email (323) 634-8277.

 

Sep 30 1:00pm-4:00pm
Nevada
Breaking Characters down with Rusty MyersMore Info

Nevada Local Conservatory Presents “Be Ready When the Time Comes”
with Veteran Actorand Acting Coach Rusty Meyers 

The workshop will be taught from the point of view of a 40-year veteran actor, directorand producer and will be based on the techniques of breaking down characters and scripts for film, TV and commercials. You’ll learn about making choices, taking risks and getting booked.

When: 1 – 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30
Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.

Where: MG Studio
6625 Valley View Blvd. C-304
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Note: Be sure to bring your headshot and resume. This will be an interactive workshop, so if you have prepared scenes and monologues please bring them.

Conservatory Membership Cost: SAG-AFTRA members: $40/year or $20/workshop; others: $80/year or $20/workshop.

Pay by cash or check only at the event. You will need your SAG-AFTRA membership card or digital card on the app (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) to join as a member.

No RSVP necessary.

About Rusty Meyers
Rusty Meyers is a 40 year vested and pension-collecting SAG-AFTRA and AEA member. He spent 20 years working as a full-time actor in both LA and NY. He has amassed over 100 principal roles in films, television and commercials and leading roles on stages across the country. Mr. Meyers continues to earn his living as an actor, directorand producer. He’s the founder/director of RAW (Real Actors Workshop) here in Las Vegas for the past 25 years. Click here for a list of Mr. Meyers’ credits.

Oct 02 12:00pm-4:00pm
New York
Free Health Fair and Flu Shots at the Friedman Center, Oct. 2More Info

Free Health Fair and Flu Shots at the Friedman Center, Oct. 2

Join the NY Health Care Safety Net Committee and The Actors Fund for an afternoon of health and wellness at the newly opened Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Come for free services, free food and important information!

When: Noon – 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

Where: Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts
729 7th Avenue, 12th Floor
(at 49th Street)

Details to follow.

The Actors Fund salutes the commitment and generosity of the SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund as a founding donor of The Friedman Health Center, in recognition of their continued support of the health and well-being of the performing arts and entertainment community. To learn more about the SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund, please visit: http://www.sagaftra.org/mppwf

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 providers. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

This event is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance.

Oct 04 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
Basics of Being Your Commercial Best with Keli Daniels and Cyd StrittmatterMore Info

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4

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

Join us for our monthly event presented by the SAG-AFTRA L.A. Member Education Program with veteran working actors and teachers, Keli Daniels and Cyd Strittmatter. With over 25 years of experience making a living under the commercials contract, they will share with you their day to day “in the trenches” experiences, discuss how to take care of yourselves in auditions and callbacks and how to stay relevant in an ever changing business.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR THE DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? (323) 634-8277.

 

Oct 10 10:00am-4:30pm
Chicago
SAG-AFTRA Senior Resource Day - Wednesday, Oct. 18More Info

Sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA National Seniors Committee

Attention all SAG-AFTRA members over age 50: Please join us on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for SAG-AFTRA Senior Resource Day. We'll have presentations from The Actors Fund, AARP and the Alzheimer's Association, technology help, headshot sessions and much more.

Call or email Gianna Consalvo to reserve your 30-minute headshot session at the discounted rate of $90 and an optional hair and makeup session for $50.

Event Schedule:

9:30 - 10 a.m., Registration/Welcome

10 a.m. - noon, The Actor's Fund

Noon - 12:45 p.m., Lunch/Mingle

12:45 - 1:30 p.m., AARP Presentation

1:45 - 2:30 p.m., Alzheimer's Association Presentation

2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Technology Help
SAG-AFTRA and KMRC staff will provide tech tips, answer questions and give Google demos.

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

RSVP to gianna.consalvo@sagaftra.org or 312-867-3712

Oct 11 6:00pm-8:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
Masks, Monologues and EmotionsMore Info

The San Francisco Conservatory Presents
Masks, Monologues & Emotions with Lucrecia Sarita Russo

This class is designed to remove the mask under the mask, to free the actor of fear and develop spontaneous emotion and expression. Students must prepare a one-minute monologue and bring two copies of that monologue to class.  The monologue should be from a known play or film.

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11

Where: SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local
350 Sansome Street, Suite 900 (between Sacramento/California Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94104
Public transportation is available and encouraged. There is limited self-pay street parking and self-pay parking garages in the area.

Note: Class size is limited to 8 (6 participants with 2 allowed observers) Please come prepared even if you are an observer.

RSVP: SAG-AFTRA Francisco-Northern California Local by email to Vicki Balich vicki.balich@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership I.D. number.

  • Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond, with preference being given to those who have not attended Conservatory events within the past 3 months.
  • As a courtesy to members on the waiting list, if you have reserved a space in this workshop and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation by Monday, October 9th. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • We appreciate your enthusiasm to participate in conservatory classes, anyone who shows up without receiving written confirmation will not be granted access to the class.
  • If you arrive late, it is up to the discretion of the teacher as to whether or not you will be admitted.
  • There is no charge for this event.

Lucrecia Sarita Russo is a member of SAG-AFTRA and in her 7th year serving the San Francisco-Northern California Conservatory Committee. Lucrecia majored in the performing arts at Santa Monica City College. She taught acting for “Deslie Cashman’s School of Dramatic Arts” and “The Russ Lewis School of Drama”. Her studies include Master Classes from Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Spacey.  Her experience includes personal performance as well as casting for film, theatre, television, commercials and booking major musical artists nationwide.

Oct 12 6:30pm-9:00pm
Hawaii
Hawaii Local Conservatory Presents a Self-Tape Audition WorkshopMore Info

Today, numerous casting directors require actors to “self-tape” their audition and upload it in a specified manner. Because this method of casting is especially beneficial for actors living in Hawaii, the Conservatory is offering a Self-Tape Workshop taught by professional acting coach Scott Rogers. 

This class will address and answer questions regarding:

  • how to shoot your audition
  • equipment needed
  • uploading video to YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc.
  • what actors most often miss, for self-taped auditions.

Upon signing up for this class you will receive sides for your self-tape audition exercise. Below are instructions for submitting. Please read and follow the instructions as we will not be playing back any auditions that are submitted after the deadline posted, nor will we be playing back auditions that don’t follow the instructions precisely.

When: 6:30 – 9 p.m., Thursday, October 12

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.

Class Limit: First 15 will participate in self-tape exercise. We will accept an unlimited number of members to audit the class.

Cost: $15 for all attendees

RSVP: To sign-up, email Brenda Ching at brenda.ching@sagaftra.org. Payment confirms your reservation. Please mail your check made payable to “SAG-AFTRA Conservatory” to 949 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 106, Honolulu, HI 96814 by Monday, October 2.

Self-Tape Instructions: When you receive your sides, please tape a short slate — in a full-body shot (include your name, agent/contact info and height.) You may cut after your slate but please, no cuts in the audition. Please be sure that the dialogue is spoken in an MCU (crop at about mid-chest). Upload to Vimeo or YouTube and send a link to brenda.ching@sagaftra.org no later than Tuesday, Oct. 10. Late submissions will NOT be viewed.

About Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers coaches principal actors on the sets of national television shows and motion pictures. He has produced, cast and directed more than 100 professional productions and dozens of TV commercials. He was the full-time, on-set acting coach for the national TV series North Shore and Baywatch: Hawaii. Scott's clients include series regulars and principal actors on many shows, including Lost, Hawaii Five-0, Friday Night Lights, Cougar Town and ER, and actors appearing in films such as Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull, 50 First Dates, Pearl Harbor, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Rundown, Blue Crush, Lilo & Stich and many more. Scott also worked as an acting coach under a three-year exclusive contract with 20th Century Fox.

Scott is a proud longtime member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, where he serves as a National Board member and on several national and local committees. He is proud to serve as co-chair of the SAG-AFTRA National Conservatory Committee, which provides support for the training of professional actors across the country. He has taught acting to hundreds of actors in classes all over the world and auditioned more than 15,000 actors for various productions. His students appear on TV, film and Broadway daily.

Oct 16-19 8:00am-5:00pm
New York
Member Discount: NYC TV Week, Oct. 16-19More Info

Hispanic Media Summit Logo

NYC Television Week, presented by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News brings the industry’s focus to the media capital of the world. With 6 can’t miss high-profile events, NYC Television Week covers the full breadth of trends and topics that are vital to today’s television business.

When: Oct. 16 – 19, 2017

Where: Various locations in Manhattan

  • The Grand Hyatt
  • The Stewart Hotel
  • Sheraton Times Square

 

NYC Television Week’s events include:

  • B&C Hall of Fame
  • Virtual Reality 20/20
  • Advanced Advertising
  • Next TV Summit
  • Hispanic Television Summit
  • TV Data Summit

Special offer for SAG-AFTRA members – 35 percent off* with code SAGTV35. For details and to register visit www.nyctvweek.com
*Offer not valid for B&C Hall of Fame

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 16 7:00pm-9:00pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
WMA Semi-Annual Membership Meeting, Oct. 16More Info

Semi-Annual Membership Meeting

When: 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16

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

The Business Behind the Music: Entertainment Industry Panel
Join us for our semi-annual membership meeting and an engaging panel discussion about the music and entertainment business with guest speakers from the following organizations:

riaa
Mitch Glazier
President

Sound Exchange 
Sean Glover
Associate Director, Artist and Label Relations

actors equity 
Tom Carpenter
Assistant Executive Director
Eastern Regional Director

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).

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, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Oct 16 6:30pm-9:00pm
Hawaii
Hawaii Local Annual Membership Meeting More Info

Please join your fellow Hawaii Local members at the annual membership meeting for updates, national and local reports and fellowship!  

 

When: 6:30 - 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16

6:30 p.m. – Refreshments will be served

7 p.m. –  Business meeting

7:45 p.m. – Open Forum

 

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.

 

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Oct 23-13 6:00pm-9:00pm
Chicago
Attention SAG-AFTRA Member Filmmakers!More Info

Are you an actor who wants to make a short film? Now is your chance. SAG-AFTRA is here to help you learn how to make your brilliant short film. Each session will be on a Monday night from 6 - 9 p.m., and is presented by members of the local independent film community. Here's a sneak preview of this four-week intensive series:

Week 1: Scriptwriting, fundraising and budgeting (Oct. 23)

Week 2: Selecting equipment, casting, crew hiring (Oct. 30)

Week 3: Contracts, locations, production (Nov. 6)

Week 4: Post-production: editing and distribution (Nov. 13)

These sessions will support you in creating your film. 

This is a four-week commitment. In week one, we will break into teams of two to four people who will make a two-to-three-minute short film by the end of November. There will be weekly homework and you must attend each of the four sessions. Films created during this series will be for educational purposes only, not for exhibition.

RSVP to kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org. Space is limited. Don't delay, sign up today.

 

Oct 23 7:00pm-9:00pm
Chicago
Chicago Singers Collective Performs Classic Hits from the '60s - Oct. 23More Info

You're invited to attend the Chicago Singers Collective's debut performance of their original production OREO on October 23.

OREO will feature a wide variety of hit songs from the 1960s that are considered commentaries on the social climate of that era. And through these powerful songs, OREO will tell the story of the tension, battles and triumph of that era.

You won't want to miss out on this electric story and brilliant showcase of talent that parallels our social issues of the present day.

When: Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

Where: Chicago Federation of Musicians
             656 West Randolph St. Suite 2W
             Chicago, IL 60661

RSVP: jolene.jones@sagaftra.org/a> 

Free public performance

The Chicago Singers Collective is comprised of SAG-AFTRA, Actors' Equity and Chicago Federation of Musicians members.

Oct 23 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
SAVE THE DATE: Fall Membership MeetingMore Info

2017 San Francisco-Northern California Fall Membership Meeting

 

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23

Where: Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Guest Speakers from Glorioso Casting LLC:

  • Casting Director Ryan Glorioso
  • Casting Associate Justin Coulter
  • Casting Assistant Jerry Dwyer

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Oct 30-04 1:30pm-4:20pm
Hawaii
Hawaii Local and the University of Hawaii Academy of Creative Media Present Table ReadingsMore Info

The Hawaii Local 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 seven 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 be 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 the following Mondays

  • Oct. 30
  • Nov. 13
  • Nov. 20
  • Nov. 27
  • Dec. 4

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 or digital card on the app (paid thru October 31, 2017) for admittance. 

Nov 04 8:30am-11:00am
New York
Join Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for the Broadway Run, Nov. 4More Info

Join Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for the Broadway Run, Nov. 4

Are you a runner, walker or Broadway Cares supporter? We’re putting together a team of actors, crew members and theatre fans to participate in this year’s Broadway Run. We’d love for you to be a part of it.

When: 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: Manhattan (Click here for course information.)

The Dash to the Finish Line is a 3.1-mile walk or run through the streets of Manhattan on Saturday, Nov. 4. It ends at the famed New York City Marathon finish line in Central Park. As a member of the Broadway Run team, you’ll raise money to help provide lifesaving medications, healthy meals and emergency financial assistance. It’s easy to make a difference. We’ll set you up with a fundraising page and all the tools you need to succeed.

To join the team, email runwithus@broadwaycares.org and they will send along more information.

If you have friends who might be interested, please share this info with them too.

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.