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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:40

The January 2015 showcase will be directed by Rick Najera and presented in association with SAG-AFTRA, East West Players and The Robey Theatre Company.

CBS Entertainment will sponsor its 10th annual Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase for diverse sketch comedians in January 2015 in Los Angeles. Executive producer and writer Rick Najera (Mad TV, Latinolouges, Nothing Like The Holidays, In Living Color) will return to direct. Fern Orenstein, CBS Senior Vice President, Casting, will cast and serve as the executive producer.

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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:36

Only a few spots left!

Due to high interest the deadline has been extended to Friday, Aug. 22. Increase your skills and professional background with the services provided by the Los Angeles Conservatory.

The Los Angeles Conservatory provides programming in voiceover, theatrical/commercial cold reading techniques, improvisation and more. And, if that’s not enough, as a conservatory member, you get the opportunity to audition for American Film Institute (AFI) student films when you register for the casting database. Registration is easy as 1-2-3.

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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:28

The Streamy Awards honor the best in online video and the creators behind it. The annual event brings together the biggest names in YouTube and online video for a night of celebration, discovery and meaningful recognition.

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Wed, 05/28/2014 - 15:10

California (May 28, 2014) – The California Film and Television Production Alliance – a coalition of guilds, unions, producers, small businesses, and associations that have worked together for more than a decade to promote, improve, and enhance film and television production in the State of California – today issued the following statement regarding the California State Assembly’s passage of Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra), the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act.

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Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:01

To: All SAG-AFTRA members who are currently represented, or previously been affiliated with, Artist Management Agency for SAG-covered work and AFTRA-covered work.

From: Zino Macaluso, National Director/Senior Counsel, Professional Representatives

Date: March 21, 2014

Re: Surrender of Artist Management Agency

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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:09

Production film incentives mean jobs, thousands of jobs, not only for our members but all those who work on film and television productions in California.  These jobs bolster local economies and strengthen the California economy.  These jobs allow our members to qualify for health and retirement benefits. As other states have seen, film\television tax credits work, and California should lead the way in promoting and maintaining a strong film\television credit program.

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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:27

California (February 19, 2014) – On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy California film and television industry, we welcome the introduction of AB 1839.

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:10

SAG-AFTRA Wages & Working Conditions meetings have been scheduled in preparation for negotiation of the TV/Theatrical-Exhibit A Contracts that expire on June 30, 2014. All members who work the TV/Theatrical-Exhibit A Contracts are encouraged to attend and participate.

All W&W Committee meetings are open to all paid-up members; participation is limited only by fire department regulations. Please bring your current membership card (paid thru April 30, 2014) for admittance.

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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 17:18

The NY office will close at 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 20 and will reopen on Jan. 6.

Starting Dec. 20 – Jan. 6, NY staff will NOT be available via PHONE, EMAIL or FAX. Voicemail messages left during this period will not be received by staff.
In the event of an emergency, please contact the appropriate SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles department at 1-800-724-9767 or 323-549-6828.