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Nov 18 10:15am-3:00pm
New York
SAG-AFTRA New York Young Performers Committee Presents Health: The Mind and Body of the Young Performer, Nov. 18More Info

SAG-AFTRA New York Young Performers Committee Presents Health: The Mind and Body of the Young Performer, Nov. 18

When: 10:15 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18
Check-in and breakfast begin at 9:45 a.m.

Where: Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts
729 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor (at 49th Street)
Please note this workshop will take place off-site from the SAG-AFTRA office.

The NY Young Performers Committee in conjunction with The Actors Fund presents this special workshop for young performers and their parents. Join the committee at the newly opened Samuel J. Freidman Health Center for the Performing Arts for a day of workshops intended to help keep kids in the industry at their physical and mental best.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Young Performers should wear comfortable clothes in which they can move.

RSVP: Reservations are required and space is limited. Click here to RSVP. Please note, due to space limitations we can only accommodate one parent or guardian per young performer.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Screen Actors Guild – Producers Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund.

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.

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 OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through Oct. 31, 2017, or April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. 

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

Nov 20 1:00pm-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Self-Taping Solutions for Actors with Tim PowellMore Info

When: 1 – 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20

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.

About Tim Powell
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, Powell 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. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through October 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? Please email (323) 634-8277.

Nov 20 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
Quick On-Camera Prep with Janelle SnowMore Info

In an ever-changing climate of last-minute auditions, how does the actor/artist step up to meet that demand competently? Come learn how you can quickly, efficiently and creatively prepare for that audition in less than 24 hours.

Janelle Snow is a graduate of Northwestern and Harvard Universities and has been active in the Chicago acting community for more than two decades, appearing on stage at the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, American Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, Eclipse Theatre, Circle Theatre and more, picking up multiple Jeff nominations and awards along the way. She has been a union member since 1998 and is a former Chicago Local Board member.

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20

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

RSVP to: kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org or 312-867-5508.

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.

The event is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing, no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. You must bring your current membership card or digital card on the app (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance.

Nov 21 6:00pm-8:00pm
Houston-Austin
Happy Hour Membership MixerMore Info

The Houston-Austin Membership Outreach Committee and the Houston-Austin Social Committee would like to invite you to the local’s monthly membership mixer. This will allow members the opportunity to meet, talk and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with fellow members, and to share ideas on membership outreach participation in community service projects and other activities. We look forward to seeing and speaking with you there

When: 6 - 8 p.m. (members can stay longer if they wish), Tuesday, Nov. 21

Where: El Real Tex-Mex Café
1201 Westheimer Rd. (near the intersection of Montrose and Westheimer at Yoakum)
Houston, TX 77006

RSVP: To RSVP, please email HoustonRSVP@sagaftra.org.

Nov 21 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Diego
November 3TM! Monthly Third Tuesday MixerMore Info

Join the San Diego Local for a casual monthly mixer. Everyone is welcome and RSVP is not needed. Show up and mingle with other local members and friends at the Studio Diner on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

When: 7 - 9 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 21

Where: Studio Diner – Back Patio
4701 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA  92123

Nov 26-27 12:00am-11:59pm
New York
NY Health Care Safety Net Committee Spotlight: Second Annual Public Health Screening Event, Nov. 26-27More Info

NY Health Care Safety Net Committee Spotlight: Second Annual Public Health Screening Event, Nov. 26-27

health

The Greater New York Dental Meeting, the largest dental convention in the United States, and the New York State Academy of General Dentistry are proud to announce its second annual public health screening event. The event is open to all SAG-AFTRA members and their families.

When: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 26
2 – 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
36th Street and 11th Avenue in Manhattan
Registration is located on the ground level at the bus entrances.

The health fair includes dental screening and screenings for oral cancer, blood pressure, hearing, vision and diabetes risk assessment - all free of charge.

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 28 6:00pm-8:00pm
New York
New York Animation Caucus NoticeMore Info

Animation

TV Animation and Basic Cable Animation Contracts Caucus
NEGOTIATION STATUS UPDATE
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Please join SAG-AFTRA for an update on the status of the ongoing TV Animation and Basic Cable contracts negotiations. All performers who have worked under the TV Animation and Basic Cable Animation contracts are encouraged to attend.
  
When: 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
 
Where: SAG-AFTRA
Conference Room A
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
 
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 or digital card on the app (paid through Oct. 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) for admittance. No pets or animals, with the exception of animals in service.

Nov 28 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: Inside the Industry: with seasoned Entertainment Exec Tom RussoMore Info

When: 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017<br />Doors open: 6:30 p.m.<br />
Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza James Cagney Boardroom 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Parking will be validated.<br />
What's going on in television? 450 scripted shows...the line between digital and television blurred...premium content...user-generated content...revised ad models....network, cable, premium cable, YouTube Red, Netflix, Amazon and I Love Lucy re-runs. Come hear Tom Russo, a TV Veteran of thirty years make sense of it all in conversation with esteemed Vox TV correspondent, Todd VanDerWerff.<br />
Tom Russo  head of television for Kelsey Grammer's Grammnet is a seasoned television executive. As head of television for Laurence Fishburn's Cinema Gypsy Productions he developed and sold the ABC high Blackish. He has held such posts as Senior Vice President, Current Programming for Paramount Network TV; head of long-form programming at Paramount and Head of U.S. Television division of Munich based Intermedia Film.<br />
Todd VanDerWerff  is the critic-at-large for Vox and was the site's first culture editor. Before that, he was the inaugural TV editor of The A.V. Club.<br />
Questions? Call (323) 549-6717.#InsideTheIndustry

Nov 29 6:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Method Acting: It's Not What You Thought!More Info

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29

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

The terms "The Method" or "Method Acting" are often used in the biz in connection with actors who go to extremes when embodying a character or working on a role: from staying in character the entire time on the set and when they go home, to gaining/losing a dangerous amount of weight, to hurting themselves physically and emotionally in order to "feel" like the character. But is this what Lee Strasberg meant when he developed the acting technique called "The Method," which has been used by some of the greatest actors of all times to create their amazing, Oscar-winning performances? In this workshop, former Lee Strasberg Institute archivist and The Method Studio founder Aylam Orian will dispel these common myths about The Method, explain what it actually is and how it came about, and take you through exercises which will show you first-hand how The Method is used to create truthful and powerful performances, without going crazy.

About Aylam Orian:
Aylam Orian is an actor, filmmaker, and acting teacher who specializes in the Stanislavsky-based acting techniques (Strasberg, Adler, Meisner). As an actor, He has appeared on such popular TV shows as: Shooter, Code Black, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Guest Book (TBS), 30 Rock, America's Most Wanted, and Between the Lines with Robert Downey Jr. (A&E). He can soon be seen opposite Rosamund Pike in the upcoming thriller Three Seconds, and as a series regular on the newest installment in the "Stargate" franchise, Stargate Origins. From 2000 to 2009 Aylam served as the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute’s archivist, where he had the privilege of researching and preserving Lee Strasberg’s private collections of materials on acting and his “Method." Since 2007, Aylam has taught at several prominent acting schools in NYC and LA (Lee Strasberg Institute, UCLA Extension, to name a few) before founding The Method Studio in Los Angeles.

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 (paid through October 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? (323) 634-8277.

Nov 30 2:00pm-5:00pm
New York
NY Host Committee Holiday Open House, Nov. 30More Info

NY Host Committee Holiday Open House, Nov. 30

Open House

Nov 30 11:00am-1:00pm
Los Angeles
Introduction to Social MediaMore Info

When: 11 a.m - 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30

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

Taught by actor/influencers Ryan Walker and Jed Henry (@iamryanwalker @lifeofjedhenry), this class will answer all of your questions regarding social media’s current and future importance in entertainment, the key aspects of each application, and how to utilize them for your own success.

This class will cover creating a profile on all social media applications, efficient bios and handles, terminology, post strategy, hashtags, creating great content and much more. This course will be accompanied by a special industry guest speaker in the casting, producing or influencer field.

Please note that you are only allowed to RSVP for either the Intro OR Intermediate Social Media Event. Failure to comply will result in removal from BOTH RSVP lists.

Questions? Contact (323) 634-8277.

To RSVP, click here.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through October 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

Nov 30 2:00pm-4:00pm
Los Angeles
Social Media Growth and Strategy for the Future of Entertainment (Intermediate)More Info

When: 2 - 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30

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

Taught by SAG-AFTRA actor, entrepreneur and influencer Ryan Walker (@IamRyanWalker), learn how to grow and develop a largely beneficial social media presence and incorporate it into your daily life as an influencer yourself. Will include Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and other relevant platforms and outline how they can best be utilized in entertainment.

The course will cover brand consistency across social mediums, using all social media platforms efficiently, modest and precise high-quality posting, working with application algorithms to grow your following faster, controlling and maintaining engagement (likes, favorites, and comments), creating true long-term "fans," time management, monetizing your following as a creator/influencer and utilizing it for productions, contracts, and casting relationships. We will also touch on Influencer Marketing and what is projected for the future of the film, television, commercial and voiceover industry. All classes will have a special industry guest, in the past they have been influencers with large followings, casting directors, and filmmakers.

Please note that you are only allowed to RSVP for either the Intro OR Intermediate Social Media Event. Failure to comply will result in removal from BOTH RSVP lists.

Questions? Contact (323) 634-8277.

To RSVP, click here

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through October 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

Nov 30 7:00pm-9:00pm
Miami
Casting Access Live Online with Matthew Glasner, Nov. 30More Info

 Casting Access Live Online with Matthew Glasner, Nov. 30

The following is sent on behalf of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

SAF

In this new form of Casting Access Online, Miami actors will get a unique opportunity to perform and video chat with New York casting director Matthew Glasner.

When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30
Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m.

Where: SAG-AFTRA Miami
One Park Square at Doral
3470 N.W. 82nd Avenue, Suite 780
Doral, FL 33122

Actors will prepare a scene no longer than two minutes in length before class, then will come to the Miami SAG-AFTRA Office for a Q&A and reading with Mr. Glasner. They will perform one by one and receive live feedback on their performances. Register now to reserve your slot – space is limited. 

RSVP: Click here to RSVP. You MUST have completed a Casting Access application prior to registering for this event. New Miami applicants will be fast tracked.

About Matthew Glasner 
Matthew Glasner has worked as the full-time New York assistant at Barden/Schnee Casting and assisted casting for select projects – including Academy Award winner for Best Picture Spotlight, Jessica Jones for Netflix, The Interestings (pilot), Good Girls Revolt (pilot), The Girl on the Train, Wayward Pines Season 2 – over the course of his two-year career there. Previous credits also include casting associate for Meghan Rafferty and Mia Cusumano on the USA Series Falling Water, as well as casting associate duties with Jonathan Strauss and Phil Huffman on Chicago Justice.

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.

Dec 01 6:00pm-9:00pm
Missouri Valley
Missouri Valley Local Social Hour in St. LouisMore Info

The Missouri Valley staff and local board members invite you to join us in a casual social gathering at Blue Sky Tower Grill.  Appetizers provided; cash bar available. 

When: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1

Where: Blue Sky Tower Grill
1034 S Brentwood Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63117

RSVP: RSVP to tanya.cella@sagaftra.org or call (314) 231-0824 by Monday Nov. 27 if you plan on attending.

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, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Dec 02-03 12:00am-11:59pm
New England
Member Discount: Tom Todoroff Two-Day Acting Intensive, Dec. 2-3 More Info

Member Discount: Tom Todoroff Two-Day Acting Intensive, Dec. 2-3 

Tom Todoroff, producer, director, actor and acting coach, comes to Boston to lead his two-day acting intensive. The intensive will focus on scene-study, monologue-study and audition technique. Performers will work on prepared pieces and receive personalized coaching.

Vocal Warm Up
When: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Where: Artists’ Studio Building
551 Tremont Street, Studio 204
Boston, MA 02116

Acting Intensive
When: Noon – 5 p.m.
Where: Calderwood Pavilion, Martin Hall
527 Tremont Street, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02116

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, please visit Tom Todoroff’s website here. For questions or concerns, please 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.

Dec 02 1:00pm-3:00pm
New Mexico
Membership Meeting and Regional Commericals CodeMore Info

Join your fellow New Mexico Local members for a presentation and discussion on the new and improved New Mexico Regional Commercials Code. The contract offers simplified and flat rates, less paperwork, flexibility, and is tailored for regional advertisers with limited budgets. Other agenda items include updates from New Mexico Local officers and committees and right-to-work (if necessary).

 

 

When: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2
Light snacks will be served.

 

 

Where: Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Rd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

 

 

RSVP: Not required, but appreciated to nm@sagaftra.org.

 

 

This membership 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 FOR ADMITTANCE (paid through October 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018).

 

 

 

 

Dec 04 6:00pm-8:00pm
Dallas-Fort Worth
Dallas-Fort Worth Local Membership MeetingMore Info

Kick off the season with style and join the new board and local staff for some holiday cheer! Catch up on what happened at Convention and get the news on the Dallas-Fort Worth Local plans for 2018, the local commercial campaign, member benefits, state incentives and more – lots to discuss and great members to see. Make plans to join us!

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

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Addison Conference & Theatre Center
15650 Addison Road
Addison, TX 75001
Free parking

RSVP by 5 p.m., Dec. 1 to Dallasrsvp@sagaftra.org.

This meeting is open to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing only. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 are welcome. Please bring your SAG-AFTRA membership card or digital card on your app (paid through October 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) for admittance.

Dec 04 7:00pm-9:00pm
New Orleans
New Orleans Local Annual Membership MeetingMore Info

Join the New Orleans Local Board and our special guest for the New Orleans Local annual membership meeting. Learn the latest on what is happening in the marketplace, hear a presentation on the new Regional Commercials Contract and come enjoy holiday camaraderie with your fellow members while enjoying some food and drink. We are pleased to welcome Susan Bernecker, mother of John Bernecker, who will join us for a special tribute to John. John lost his life on July 13 doing what he loved - performing stunts on a set in Atlanta. John was a member of the New Orleans Local.

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4
Mix and mingle begins at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Landmark Hotel & Suites, Pontchartrain Room, 16th Floor
2601 Severn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002
Free parking available off N. Hullen and enter through the main hotel entrance.

RSVP: Please email neworleans@sagaftra.org or call (214)363-8300 ext. 1 and leave your name by Friday, Dec. 1.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. RSVP as noted above. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through Oct. 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Dec 07 10:00am-12:00pm
Los Angeles
Commercials 101More Info

When: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7

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

Join the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Department for an educational seminar for members on the basic terms and conditions of the 2016 Commercials Contract and the 2016 Audio Commercials Contract.

The first half of the presentation is based on the life of a commercial from the perspective of a principal performer – from audition to residuals. The second half is from the perspective of a background performer. Some of the topics we will address include meal periods, when payment is due, wardrobe/fittings and travel time.

We will also be giving out prizes during the commercials trivia portion of the seminar. You don’t want to miss that! RSVP early to get a seat.

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

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? Please contact the Commercials Dept. at (323) 549-6858.

Dec 07 6:00pm-9:00pm
San Diego
Annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Dinner with Special Guest Fatna Sallak-WilliamsMore Info

Enjoy holiday dinner, mingle with other members, and join in the fun for SAG-AFTRA Background Department Director Fatna Sallak-Williams’ presentation of Background Actors 101. Learn the basics and more about working background, with time for you to ask questions and play pop quizzes for SAG-AFTRA swag! The agenda will also feature reports about local activities from your local elected leaders and info about the new San Diego Regional Commercials Code.

When: 6 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7
Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m.

Where: IBEW #569 Hall
4545 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123 

RSVP: Not necessary, but appreciated to sandiego@sagaftra.org.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through Oct. 31, 2017 OR April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Dec 08 7:00pm-9:30pm
New York
Member Discount: Film Lab's Annual Fundraising Holiday Gala, Dec. 8More Info

Member Discount: Film Lab's Annual Fundraising Holiday Gala, Dec. 8

SAG-AFTRA members are invited to the Film Lab's Annual Holiday Gala! Support diversity in the arts while enjoying a merry little cocktail and the opportunity to mingle with everyone, including the 72 Hour Shootout judges, sponsors, filmmakers, Film Lab staff and the AAFL TV cast and crew, in the fabulous LMHQ space. 

When: 7 – 9:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8

Where: LMHQ
150 Broadway
New York, NY 10038

Wear your festive holiday attire; black tie is optional. Please, NO FUR will be allowed – this is a merry and cruelty-free little holiday gala. Special thanks to their event sponsor Con Edison. More details regarding silent auctions, sneak screening peaks and much more are available at www.film-lab.org. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Actors are welcome to bring headshots and resumes for the filmmakers and to network. Please bring multiple copies.

RSVP: Please follow this ticket link to register for 50 percent off. SAG-AFTRA members must bring a valid SAG-AFTRA membership card (paid through April 30, 2018) to enter.

Questions? Email Renee Lasher at IndustrySpotlight@film-lab.org. Visit www.film-lab.orgwww.Facebook.com/AsAmFilmLab or https://twitter.com/asamfilmlab (use #72HrSO). More information can be found at www.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.

Dec 09 1:00pm-5:00pm
Nevada
Nevada Local Membership Meeting & Holiday PartyMore Info

Join us for an informative presentation on the new and improved Nevada Local Regional Commercials Code—offering simplified and flat rates, less paperwork and flexibility. It's tailored for regional advertisers with limited budgets! Come to the meeting to find out what you can do to grow local union commercial jobs. Stay to enjoy some holiday cheer, including a lunch buffet and a chance to meet and mingle with other local members. Other agenda items include updates from Nevada Local officers, board member and Local Committee reports.

When: 1-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9

Where: SON Studios
5125 W. Oquendo Rd. Suite 1
Las Vegas, NV 89118

RSVP: Not required but appreciated to nevada@sagaftra.org.

This membership meeting 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 THE APP FOR ADMITTANCE (paid through October 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018).

Dec 11 5:30pm-9:00pm
Miami
Miami Local Mixer and Informational Meeting in OrlandoMore Info

Miami Local Mixer and Informational Meeting in Orlando

The SAG-AFTRA Miami Local invites you to a mixer and informational meeting for Central Florida members. Join us for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and networking. Get updates, information and learn about the latest developments in your union.

Don’t miss the trivia games with SAG-AFTRA prizes.

When: Monday, Dec. 11
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Mixer and cash bar
6:30 p.m.: Registration
7 – 9 p.m.: Meeting

Mixer: An Tobar Irish Pub (located inside the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel)
600 N. Lake Destiny Road
Maitland, FL 32751

Meeting: Sheraton Orlando North Hotel
600 North Lake Destiny Road, Aquila Room
Maitland, FL 32751
(For directions click here.)

RSVP to David Fazekas at (407) 788-3020 or david.fazekas@sagaftra.org.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through paid through Oct. 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Dec 11 6:00pm-9:30pm
Seattle
Winter Membership Meeting & Annual Holiday PartyMore Info

As we draw to the close of another year, it’s time to come together to celebrate the season. The Seattle Local Board cordially invites you to the 2017 Winter Membership Meeting and Annual Holiday Party!

When: 6 – 9:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 11
Membership Meeting from 6 - 7:00 p.m.
Party from 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Naked City Taphouse
8564 Greenwood Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98103

Join us at our NEW location this year!  The Screening Room at Naked City Taphouse is an intimate, neighborhood gathering space designed especially for cinephiles of all ages.

RSVP: Please email your name and your guest to seattle@sagaftra.org or call (206) 282-2506 no later than Friday, Dec. 8.

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 or April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Dec 12 8:00am-3:00pm
Nashville
Nashville Local Holiday Caroling EventMore Info

Please join your fellow entertainers and raise your voice in song this holiday season to bring cheer to those who need it most! Our annual Holiday Caroling Event is right around the corner and we’d love to see you. We’re going to visit three different locations—Morningside at Belmont, The Veterans Hospital (Main Lobby) and the TN School for the Blind—with lunch provided by McNamara’s Irish Pub. There’s so much talent in this local so let’s share it with our community. We hope to see you there! 

When: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12
Our bus will depart from the Nashville Local office at 9 a.m. and will be returning back to the office no later than 3 p.m.

 

Where: Nashville Local office
1108 17th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212

RSVP to Judy Ellis at judy.ellis@sagaftra.org or Dee Bowers at dee.bowers@sagaftra.org/(615) 327-2944 no later than Dec. 9.

Schedule: 

8 a.m. – Coffee & donuts at office and rehearsal.
9 a.m. – Bus leaves at 9:00 AM promptly.
9:30 a.m. – 10:20 AM - Morningside at Belmont (1710 Magnolia Blvd)
10:40 a.m. – 11:30 AM – Veterans Hospital (1310 24th Avenue South) Main Lobby
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 PM – LUNCH – McNamara’s Irish Pub (2740 Old Lebanon Rd.)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 PM – TN School for the Blind (115 Stewart’s Ferry Pike)
3:00 p.m. – Return to Local Office.

 

Dec 13 5:30pm-7:30pm
Philadelphia
Come Join Us! Philadelphia Holiday PartyMore Info

Come Join Us! Philadelphia Holiday Party

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13

Where: Mad Rex Kitchen and Lounge
1000 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(Off Delaware Ave., across from Sugarhouse Casino)

Cash bar and passed appetizers will be on hand to celebrate the season.

RSVP: Respond to Lynn Koenigsberg at lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org by Tuesday, Nov. 28.

And please support our SAG-AFTRA brothers and sisters at WMMR and their Camp Out For Hunger food drive. Drop off non-perishable food items to the SAG-AFTRA office or email lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org for pick-up locations around the Delaware Valley.

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

Dec 16-17 10:00am-5:00pm
Nashville
Tom Todoroff Two-Day Acting Intensive, Dec. 16-17 More Info

Tom Todoroff Two-Day Acting Intensive, Dec. 16-17 

Tom Todoroff, producer, director, actor and acting coach, returns to Nashville to lead his two-day acting intensive. He has acted opposite, directed and/or coached Peter O’Toole, Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sasha Alexander, Tony Goldwyn, Allison Janney, Claire Danes and others.

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17

Where: Third Coast Comedy Club
1310 Clinton St, #121
Nashville, TN 37203

The intensive will focus on scene study, monologue study, audition technique and career counseling. Both mornings begin with a voice and speech class. Performers will work on prepared pieces and receive personalized coaching from Mr. Todoroff thereafter. You may enroll as a performer to work one-on-one with him, or sign up to observe.

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, please visit Tom Todoroff’s website here. For questions or concerns, please email NASHintensive@tomtodoroff.com.

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