Local Member Benefits

Benefits

Script to Screen Team
SAG-AFTRA members have created the Script to Screen Team to support the creative film throughout south Texas. Each month, SAG-AFTRA members read a professional film script before a live audience to industry pros, performers and potential investors. This one-time read connects the performers with other members of the film community and helps the screenwriters hone their material. Script to Screen reads now happen in both Houston and Austin. To find out the location of the next read, or to become a part of the team, contact Trish Avery at trish.avery@sagaftra.org or call (800) 724-0767, option 7.

Austin Actors Conservatory
The Austin Actors Conservatory is dedicated to providing unique and relevant education workshops, seminars, readings and creative opportunities in Austin. Our mission is to provide professional training and industry networking opportunities that will raise the level of professional talent, create homegrown industry opportunity and bring more business to members.

AFTRA Foundation
The AFTRA Foundation is building for the future of performers, broadcasters, and recording artists.Founded by the AFTRA National Board of Directors in 1997 as a separate legal entity from the union, the AFTRA Foundation is a charitable and educational organization funded through tax-deductible voluntary contributions, grants, and bequests—not SAG-AFTRA member dues—to support projects outside the scope of normal activities of SAG-AFTRA, including charitable endeavors, special conferences, studies, seminars, and other events. For more information, contact the AFTRA Foundation, at aftrafoundation@sagaftra.org.

The SAG Foundation
The SAG Foundation enhances the lives of members by investing in programs that help them in their professional endeavors. Their financial assistance, catastrophic health, educational and literacy programs reflect the concerns and interests of SAG-AFTRA members as well as their desire to "give back" to their communities. The SAG Foundation is independent from SAG-AFTRA but offers substantive services to union members, free of charge. For details please visit www.sagfoundation.org or call (323) 549-6708.

The Actors’ Fund
The Actors’ Fund is a resource for all entertainment professionals in need, crisis or transition. It provides social services and emergency financial assistance, employment and training, housing and health services. Call (323) 933-9244 or go to www.actorsfund.org.

AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union
From Coogan accounts to savings and checking accounts, auto and home loans, investments, retirement and estate planning, AFTRA-SAG FCU provides superior financial services to everyone in the business of entertaining. Like you, our goal is to exceed expectations - to outperform at every stage. For more information go to www.aftrasagfcu.org.

The Texas Motion Picture Alliance
The Texas Motion Picture Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization located in Austin and founded in June 2006. TXMPA is an advocate for the film, video, commercial, interactive and digital media production industries in the Lone Star State. TXMPA is committed to building a strong community of industry professionals. It is charged with creating competitive economic incentives to present to the state legislature during sessions. TXMPA is also committed to educating the general public about media industry businesses and how they impact lives by pumping millions of dollars into the economy.

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