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July SAG Agent of the Month: Lynette O’Connor, O’Agency, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lynette O’Connor, owner of the O’Agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the best agent ever!  First, simply because of her competence, Lynette is the agent every actor aspires to have represent them.  She is always available and willingly gives her time to advise and counsel when you need help moving your career along.  When you get an audition or  call-back, or get cast in a role, her delight in your success is as tangible as your own.

”What You Need to Know About Your Agency Contract Before Signing It” Seminar in LA and NY

 Don’t Miss this SAG General Services Agreement Seminar
Thursday, July 7, 2011 

SAG New Media and Digital LA Present a Panel Discussion on New Media Business Models and Monetization

Filed in: Event, New Media

Join as our panel of experts discusses the latest trends and developing business models for monetization in new media. Panelists will cover ideas such as branded content, sponsorships, advertising, online distribution and more. Panelists share with attendees the pros and cons of these models and will provide insights helpful for determining which model is the best fit for their production.

A.J. Tesler, Apostrophy Productions
Sarah Eevershed, Owner/Manager, The Cloud Media
Brandon Martinez, Head of New Media, Abrams Artist Agency

ACTRA Debuts a New Video in Honor of Canadian Multiculturalism Day

Filed in: EEO & Diversity

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists’ National Diversity Committee has debuted a new video in honor of Canadian Multiculturalism Day, which is observed each year on June 27.

The video, Diversity in the Workplace: Take One, features a crew filming an office scene, when the director interrupts.

“What’s the matter with that one?” asks one of the actors.

“It was, well … bland,” the director replies.

International Treaty for the Protection of Audiovisual Performances Advances at WIPO Meetings -- SAG and Actors Unions From Across the Globe Lend Support

Today the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO's) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) adopted a recommendation to the WIPO General Assembly to reconvene a diplomatic conference on the Treaty for the Protection of Audiovisual Performances, which was suspended in 2000 after a deadlock was reached on several crucial issues. In making the recommendation, the SCCR also approved consensus language on the transfer of rights, the primary issue that had previously prevented the conclusion of a treaty.

You are Invited to Learn About the Ins and Outs of Unemployment Insurance, July 28

Filed in: Event

The Screen Actors Guild is hosting a very special session with the California Employment Development Department (EDD) Focusing on Employment & State Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits.
When: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2011
Doors open at 9:15 a.m.

Screen Actors Guild
James Cagney Boardroom
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated

Donate Blood at the Screen Actors Guild Blood Drive, June 29

Filed in: Event, Member Alert

Got Blood? You Can Make a Difference in Someone’s Life.

How important is it to take time out to donate blood? In the amount of time it takes you to read this sentence, someone will need blood. That's right, every three seconds someone needs blood. Your willingness to donate ensures that when blood is needed, it is there. For all who donate, you will get an AMC movieticket.

When: 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Where: Screen Actors Guild
James Cagney Board Room
5757 Wilshire Blvd.

Screen Actors Guild to Host a Panel on Emerging Media

Filed in: New Media

Screen Actors Guild will be hosting a roundtable discussion on Emerging Media: New Models for the New Frontier Wednesday, June 22. The panel is being presented by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Entertainment Law & Intellectual Property Section’s SubSCREEN committee.