Seeking Submissions for Actors Master Class at Hollywood Disabilities Forum October 24

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Seeking Submissions for Actors Master Class at Hollywood Disabilities Forum October 24
09/24/2009 12:00am

ATTENTION PERFORMERS WITH DISABILITIES

Seeking Submissions for Actors Master Class at Hollywood Disabilities Forum October 24, 2009


I AM PWD* – Inclusion in the Arts and Media of People With Disabilities – in partnership with WGAW Writers with Disabilities Committee and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, will host an executive industry conference on accuracy and inclusion of and access for people with disabilities in entertainment on Saturday, October 24, 2009.

SEEKING PERFORMERS:
A portion of the Hollywood Disabilities Forum will include an Actors Master Class for performers with disabilities. April Webster of April Webster and Associates Casting will be selecting performers to participate who will then be paired with another performer and given a short scene to memorize and rehearse before the class. The scenes will then be presented on the day of the forum, with highly-regarded actors and/or directors in the industry who will work with the actors in front of an invited audience of fellow performers and industry professionals. The dual purposes of the class is to provide awareness to industry decision makers of the wealth of untapped professional disabled actors out there ready to work, while the performers are given invaluable instruction in their craft.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING:


Eligibility requirements: You must be a performer with a disability and a member in good standing of Actors’ Equity Association, AFTRA or SAG.

Submission deadline:
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 no later than 4 p.m.

• ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS AND HAND-DELIVERIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER SEPTEMBER 23.
• MAILED SUBMISSIONS POSTMARKED AFTER SEPTEMBER 23 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Submission guidelines:


• Please submit ONE headshot and resume along with a cover letter.
• If necessary, please indicate any accommodations you may need in your cover letter.
• Please do not submit DVDs, CDs, reels, or audio files.
• You can submit via email, via mail or via hand-delivery—follow the instructions below:

Email: You can email your headshot, resume and cover letter to diversity@sag.org

SAG members can also submit their iActor profile by emailing it to: diversity@sag.org
Please include your cover letter in the body of the email message.

Performers who have profiles on Breakdown Services www.breakdownservices.com or Actor Access www.actorsaccess.com are able to submit via email by sending it to diversity@sag.org

REGULAR MAIL:
Screen Actors Guild
Affirmative Action & Diversity
Attn: I AM PWD Actors Master Class
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

DROP-OFF SITES (no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23):
Please feel free to hand-deliver your headshot, resume and cover letter to any of these locations during regular business hours:

Actors’ Equity Association
Attn: IAMPWD Actors Master Class
6755 Hollywood Blvd.
5th floor (entrance on McCadden Place)
Hollywood, CA 90028

Actors’ Equity Association
Attn: IAMPWD Actors Master Class
165 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

AFTRA
Attn: IAMPWD Actors Master Class
5757 Wilshire Blvd. – 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036

AFTRA

Attn: IAMPWD Actors Master Class
260 Madison Avenue – 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Screen Actors Guild
Affirmative Action & Diversity
Attn: IAMPWD Actors Master Class
5757 Wilshire Blvd. – 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Screen Actors Guild
Affirmative Action & Diversity
Attn: IAMPWD Actors Master Class
360 Madison Avenue – 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Performers selected to audition will be contacted no later than Tuesday, September 29 and must be available for auditions on Friday, October 1 or Thursday, October 2.

Final selections will be made the week of October 5.

MUST BE AVAILABLE
on Saturday, October 24 in Los Angeles, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the Actors Master Class.

Please call (323-549-6644) or email (diversity@sag.org) us with any questions.

THANK YOU!

*I AM PWD is a national civil rights campaign seeking equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities throughout the entertainment and news media. I AM PWD was founded by members of Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association to bring media and public attention to the issues of media access, inclusion and accuracy for people with disabilities.