Events

Upcoming Events

Your local sponsors special SAG-AFTRA events throughout the year. Don’t miss out! Check back frequently to stay connected and informed about your union’s activities.


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: 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

Start: 10/13/2014 - 6:00pm
End: 10/13/2014 - 8:00pm

Do you feel like your career is suffering the doldrums? Are you just spinning your wheels? Does your brand message need to be revamped? Need to learn the tricks to successful marketing using social media?

We have the answer!

The SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local Singers Committee is proud to present a seminar to help take your career to the next level.

6 - 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13
Guest Presenters: Cindy Kurman Barrie and Lee Barrie of Kurman Communications, Inc.

Start: 10/20/2014 - 9:30am
End: 10/20/2014 - 6:00pm

Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. Those of us blessed with good health can share it through donating blood -- to enable a premature baby to live, a burn victim to recover, a cancer patient to be treated, an accident victim to survive or a transplant candidate to have a life-saving surgery.

Start: 11/03/2014 - 6:00pm
End: 11/03/2014 - 8:00pm

Do you feel like your career is suffering the doldrums? Are you just spinning your wheels? Does your brand message need to be revamped? Need to learn the tricks to successful marketing using social media?

We have the answer!

The SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local Singers Committee is proud to present a seminar to help take your career to the next level.

6 - 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3
Guest Presenter: Jeremiah Miles, graphic artist

Seminar is open to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing and will be held at the KMRC, 1 E. Erie, Suite 660, Chicago, IL 60611.