As part of its continuing effort to support and educate professional performers, Screen Actors Guild, on Friday, April 15 hosted a State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) Crenshaw Workforce Services symposium offering actors vital information, resources and advice on seeking employment.
The SAG National Board of Directors is urging all SAG members to support U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq this holiday season by making tax-deductible contributions to Project: Hollwyood Cares to provide soldiers with global pre-paid calling cards to help them call home this holiday season. In that spirit, many board members have already made personal contributions to support the effort.
Screen Actors Guild was on hand at Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday to support legislative measures that will make it easier to film in the city of Los Angeles. The ordinance, drafted by City Councilmember Richard Alarcon will adjust the Entertainment Production cap from $2.5 million to $5 million, potentially allowing a number of production companies tax savings of more than $3,000 a year.
The SAG Hollywood Conservatory is having an open house and you are invited! The Conservatory offers SAG members an opportunity to hone their skills and develop their craft through workshops, lectures and symposia in a supportive and nurturing environment. Membership also allows you the option of submitting two headshots and resumes for our casting books which AFI graduate students use to audition and cast actors for their short film projects.