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SAG Applauds City, State Action on Unlawful Background Fees

Screen Actors Guild today voiced its support for actions by the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney and the State labor commissioner, which are cracking down on unlawful fees charged by background casting businesses.

In all, cease-and-desist letters were sent to 14 background casting companies on Wednesday, warning that requiring actors to pay a fee for access to work is a violation of California labor law. L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich sent the letters to background casting companies operating in the city, with the goal of achieving industry-wide compliance.

SAG Members Save at Actorfest LA, November 6

Actorfest LA is taking place on Saturday, November 6 at the California Market Center in downtown L.A. You must pre-register so sign up today.
 

SAG Diversity Conference Assists the Underrepresented and Underemployed

Los Angeles (October 19, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild Affirmative Action & Diversity hosted a daylong series of career workshops on Saturday at SAG headquarters, attended by hundreds of members representing the broad diversity of our membership.   
 

Get Your ACT Together With a SAG Career Conference

 “Get Your ACT Together” SAG Diversity Careers in Focus Conference is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for actors and entertainment industry professionals to network and learn from each other under one roof. Sponsored by SAG Affirmative Action & Diversity, in conjunction with SAG National Spanish Language Media Task Force and SAG President’s National Task Force for American Indians, this day-long career conference features multiple career and talent development workshops and seminars presented by Back Stage, Casting Society of America, iActor, SAG New Media and more!

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Gale Anne Hurd on Casting, Hyphenates and this Weekend's Produced By Conference

Gale Anne Hurd is one of the most respected producers in the entertainment industry and has produced more than two dozen feature films which have earned multiple Oscar nominations and numerous awards.

Gale Anne Hurd

Apply Now for ABC Diversity Showcase

As part of its ongoing effort to discover and develop culturally and ethnically diverse talent and actors with disabilities, the Disney ABC Television Group's Casting Project will hold auditions for consideration for the ABC Talent Showcase-this opportunity also affords the majority of participants the chance to audition for a variety of ABC (and other networks') pilots and ongoing programming. ABC has a long-standing commitment to promoting diversity in the entertainment industry through a variety of projects administered by its Talent Development & Casting departments.

Casting Access Project Events in Philadelphia and New York

PHILADELPHIA CAP WORKSHOP

The SAG Foundation is planning to present a Casting Access Project (CAP) on-camera workshop with casting director Kim Moarefi in Philadelphia on the evening of Monday, April 19th. Seating is very limited so CAP-eligible Guild members in the Philadelphia/D.C. area who are interested in attending should send an email, including their name and SAG membership number to nycap@sagfoundation.org for more information.

NYCAP WORKSHOPS - April 6th, 7th, 8th

Advice From Casting Directors Live and Online Tuesday

(March 30, 2010)- Screen Actors Guild and Screen Actors Guild Foundation will present "An Evening with Television Casting Directors" live, online and free on Tuesday, March 30, 6-8 p.m. (PT).

This LifeRaft Live Stream event will feature a stellar panel of television casting directors who will share the inside track on what it takes to be effective in the audition room as well as your odds of getting the job, what it takes to earn a living in television, what bargaining power you or your agent have with a television contract, and more!