Los Angeles Executive Director
Ilyanne Morden Kichaven
5757 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600
Main Switchboard (323) 954-1600
Fax (323) 549-6445
For Deaf Performers Only - TTY/TTD (323) 549-6648
The Los Angeles Conservatory offers an opportunity for SAG-AFTRA members to hone and develop their craft through classes, workshops, lectures and symposia in a supportive and nurturing environment. Participation in the conservatory is limited to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. A small administrative fee is required for membership.
Workshops are offered from October through May and include on-camera commercial and theatrical techniques, commercial and theatrical cold-reading techniques, voice-overs, improvisation and “meet the Casting Director” seminars
The Los Angeles Conservatory is held on the campus of the American Film Institute (AFI). SAG-AFTRA’s agreement with the AFI requires that the Institute’s first-year student films cast exclusively from the rosters of the SAG-AFTRA conservatory membership. This provides opportunities for SAG-AFTRA members to gain vital on-camera experience, as well as opportunities to work with young directors, producers and writers as they develop their craft.
The SAG-AFTRA Film Society is a nonprofit organization created to allow actors to observe other actors’ performances in order to improve their own skills, and to raise awareness of current productions.