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Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:14

Joe Corcoran 

First off, I want the membership to know that no keyboards were harmed in the writing of this, my annual Arizona-Utah Local’s State of our States Address. Now that I have that out of the way, I say let us proceed with optimistic fervor for what we hope to accomplish in the coming year.

First, let’s take a snapshot look back at several past events.

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:11

The Arizona-Utah Local Board currently has two open positions: VP – Southern Arizona and Local Board member – Utah. 

Volunteers are also needed to serve on the following committees: Agent Relations, Conservatory, Strategic Planning and SAG Awards Viewing Party.

If you are interested in taking an active role in the leadership of your local, please email azut@sagaftra.org with your name, SAG-AFTRA ID, the position for which you would like to volunteer and the best way to contact you.

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:10

Find your new favorite movie at the 2018 Phoenix Film Festival, April 5–15 at the Harkins Scottsdale 101. With over 250 screenings of the best in independent film from around the world, around the nation and around the state, you won’t want to miss the biggest film event in Arizona! Tickets, passes and the film schedule are available at phoenixfilmfestival.com.

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:02

Our world is busy! Our world seems to spin faster as we go about the passions of our years. Our show business world, those images we see on TV, computers, phones, tablets, theaters, arenas, etc., are seen around the world — even at the International Space Station! We dress up, drive or fly to Gallagher’s and watch the SAG Awards in one section of the restaurant and a football playoff in another, even though we have televisions at home. It’s a human trait to want to celebrate and cheer together.

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:59

Maiden Voyager

I attended my first SAG-AFTRA convention in October. 

I would like to say that attending the 2017 SAG-AFTRA convention was very inspiring. In the last five years, the incredible tasks that have been completed by the locals, National Board and convention delegates show the time and dedication SAG-AFTRA members have committed to make our industry better. 

I had two wonderful mentors for this year’s convention, Joe Corcoran and Margie Ghigo.  

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 09:24

The #AdsGoUnion commercials organizing initiative is a member-driven campaign working to protect and increase union commercial work. 

With the help of SAG-AFTRA members like you, we promote and enforce our contracts, including the new Arizona-Utah Regional Code. 

We also engage members and pre-members in our organizing efforts by getting the word out about the benefits of SAG-AFTRA membership and the importance of not working off the card. 

Join us for our next quarterly #AdsGoUnion webinar on March 6 and learn how you can get more involved. 

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 09:20

Find your new favorite movie at the 2018 Phoenix Film Festival, April 5–15 at the Harkins Scottsdale 101. With over 250 screenings of the best in independent film from around the world, around the nation and around the state, you won’t want to miss the biggest film event in Arizona! Tickets, passes and the film schedule are available at phoenixfilmfestival.com.

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:12

On Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, the ballot tabulation of the Arizona-Utah Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:08

By Matt Welch

SAG-AFTRA Member

Promise them free food and they will definitely come. Such was the case on Wednesday, Feb. 1, when Southern Arizona SAG-AFTRA members were invited to a mixer hosted by SAG-AFTRA at Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar Restaurant. Over 27 members and industry people got together to meet Cynthia Williams, the new regional education and outreach liaison for SAG-AFTRA. Also in attendance were Arizona-Utah Local President Joe Corcoran and Margie Ghigo, Arizona-Utah Local’s National Board representative.

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:24

The clothes, the lights, the prizes, the music, the camaraderie and the stars were everywhere at the 23rd Annual SAG Awards, which began a night of honors and festivities on Jan. 29, 2017, at Gallagher’s here in Phoenix. The gaiety and applause in Los Angeles was pretty good too! We had 65 attendees, all showing varying reactions to the winners on the Los Angles stage. There were so many incredible performances this year, diversified and powerful, simple and complex. 

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 17:27

APRIL 2017 – SEEKING SUBMISSIONS

ONLINE SUBMISSION DEADLINE 02/06

Please share this information with all your filmmaker friends! 
 
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is now accepting submissions from filmmakers residing in all states west of the Mississippi for its April 2017 Los Angeles Short Film Showcase. SUBMISSION DEADLINE is Monday, February 6, 2017. No deadline waiver.