Upcoming Events

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Agent Access with Gill Hayes Talent Agency

Gill Hayes Talent Agency, Chicago's newest franchised agency, will interview SAG-AFTRA members for the purpose of representation the week of Sept. 29.

Deadline for submission of headshot and resume - mail or drop off only, no email submissions - is noon, Sept. 24. If selected for an interview, you will be notified by Monday, Sept. 29.

Please do not submit directly to the agent for this event. Mail or drop off your submission, including headshot, resume and your SAG-AFTRA member number, to Kathy Byrne at SAG-AFTRA Chicago, 1 East Erie, Suite 650, Chicago, IL 60611. If you have any questions, please call Kathy at the SAG-AFTRA office, (312) 573-8081, ext. 5508.

SAG-AFTRA Chicago's Casting Access/Agent Access program is an ongoing, cooperative venture for the mutual benefit of Chicago talent agents, casting professionals and SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. It is not a workshop, training or "feedback" program or a guarantee of work or future audition or employment opportunities. It is an opportunity for casting professionals and talent agents to hold "generals" and become better acquainted with the wide variety of talent in Chicago's SAG-AFTRA membership.

Local Events
Start: 09/28/2014 - 8:00am
End: 09/28/2014 - 12:00pm

Join the Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer's.

When: Sunday, Sept. 28
Registration at 8 a.m.
Ceremony at 9:15 a.m.
Walk at 10 a.m.

Where: Montrose Harbor
Montrose Avenue and Simonds Drive
Chicago, IL 60613

Start: 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm
End: 10/08/2014 - 9:00pm

When: 7 – 9 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Wednesday, Oct. 8

Where: Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph (at Michigan)

The Senior Radio Players are presenting two shows: The Great McGinty and The Great Gildersleeve.

Cost: Admission is free. However, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start: 10/11/2014 - 8:30am
End: 10/11/2014 - 2:00pm

When: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11

To be successful in today's workplace, it is critical that all learn to brand and market themselves. A famous quote supports this: "Luck is where preparation meets opportunity." Branding and marketing yourself creates luck.

Give yourself some leverage. Get educated in all the things relating to branding and marketing yourself. This event is open to SAG-AFTRA and AEA members in good standing.

Scheduled Presenters: Tony Castillo, Cedric Young and Craig Harris