Woody Schultz, national chair of the SAG Performance Capture Committee, joined by other seasoned performance capture artists will present an explanation of performance capture, give examples of projects that have used the technology, discuss the process from an actor's perspective including similarities to and differences from traditional film/TV performance, address the fears and myths surrounding the technology, discuss where the technology is headed, and address some of the things performers should be aware of regarding contracts, coverage, pay, jurisdiction, etc.
Accomplished composer Alan Silvestri was lauded by his peers at a special evening in his honor on October 27.
Organized by Screen Actors Guild Hollywood Singers Committee, Meet the Composer III took place at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills and highlighted Silvestri’s contributions to film and television, including CHiPs, Starsky and Hutch, the Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump, The Abyss, Predator, Stuart Little, and many others.
Two days of high level discussions and schmoozing with Hollywood's top executives: Film Technology Summit on November 7 and Future of Film Summit on November 8 provide unique access to Hollywood's and digital media's top decision-makers from Warner Bros, Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, The Weinstein Company, Digital Domain, Facebook, Google and producers and financiers behind Hollywood's top projects!
On October 9, Los Angeles-area SAG, AFTRA and Actors’ Equity members joined together on the 5-kilometer Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which raises funds to combat Alzheimer’s disease.
Team We Take Care of Our Own — Actors Unite to End Alzheimer's was organized by Nancy Daly, a member whose mother suffers from the affliction. “I knew I had to do something when I went home for the Fourth of July weekend and my mom didn’t know me,” Daly said.
The Actors Fund, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and its partner organizations have formally launched a survey on the housing needs of the Los Angeles entertainment, performing and visual arts communities.
Please take a few minutes to complete a survey and help spread the word to your colleagues. It is crucial to the development of any future housing that your voice be heard and your housing needs included in this discussion. Click here.
Don't miss out on the open enrollment period for Screen Actors Guild Conservatory — a great career tool!
The Conservatory: Launched more than 35 years ago, the Screen Actors Guild Hollywood Conservatory offers a low-cost opportunity for members to hone and develop their craft through classes, workshops, lectures and symposia — all on the campus of AFI.