Recent MOVE Programs

Shooting on a Shoestring, Distributing on a Dime
Presented: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Get nuts and bolts advice from actors and directors who are successfully producing ultra-low budget films and web series.  Pick up tips on getting your feature distributed or your webisode sponsored. Panelists include: Joe Gold and Tammy Caplan, and Desperate Acts of Magic, J.C. Calciano.

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Show Me the Money: Financial Planning for the Performer
Presented: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A performer’s financial stability often reflects the realities of our profession: periods of prosperity followed by stretches of financial challenges. Chuck Sloan, president of Chuck Sloan and Associates, and Christine Stern, premier financial advisor for the AFTRA-SAG Credit Union, offered expert advice in creating a stable and consistent financial framework.

Act Two of Your Career: Reinvesting and Rebranding
Presented: Jan. 17, 2013

A panel of industry experts explored ways SAG-AFTRA members can advance their careers to the next level examining types of performance work and opportunities in specific markets. The panel focused on branding, networking, marketing, training and casting tips.

Panelists included Casting Director Pam Dixon, and The Savvy Actor’s Jodie Bentley and Kevin Urban. 

From Survival Jobs to Thrival Jobs: Options that Work with an Actor’s Life
Presented: May 1, 2012
(Now available online in the SAG-AFTRA MOVE archives)

A panel of SAG-AFTRA members shared their experiences successfully navigating the job arena and thriving between acting jobs. Joining them were representatives from Universal Studios and the Geffen Playhouse, who described their flexible work programs and how they accommodate the show biz lifestyle.

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WEBISODES: Been There, Shot That
Presented Nov. 1, 2012
(Now available online in the SAG-AFTRA MOVE archives)

Professional talent from both sides of the lens shared their experiences, knowledge and advice about webisodes, an important and fast-expanding part of our industry. The program examined how webisodes are created, common production obstacles, marketing, copyright issues, budgeting and, of course, the swiftest way to become a SAG-AFTRA signatory.

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Ongoing Programs

Senior Buddy Program

The Senior Buddy Program provides support and assistance to our most experienced friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry who may need phone buddies, home visit buddies, grocery shopping buddies, computer tutors, home repair assistance and more. A key goal is to identify seniors in our SAG-AFTRA membership who might benefit from these services, as well as volunteers to fill the need.  

There is also a Cabaret Program to provide entertainment for our senior colleagues.

MOVE is pleased to partner with the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) volunteer program and Elder Connection, a community volunteer program, to provide a broader outreach within the SAG-AFTRA community.   

  • For volunteer opportunities to fit your interests, location and schedule, please contact Derek Krull at

Please let Derek know that you are a MOVE member , and e-mail so the committee is aware of your interest and can provide information on other volunteer opportunities as they become available.

Also, please encourage any senior SAG-AFTRA member who might benefit from this program to contact MOVE at

About the Video
Actress and storyteller Ellaraino never thought the words Google and Mapquest would become part of her vocabulary. "I thought I would leave this earth without ever having learned to use a computer," she said. But, inspired by the plight of her great-grandmother, a former slave who learned to read at age 85, Ellaraino took MPTF up on its offer to be part of the Computer-Assisted Social Engagement Project. Watch the video below to find out how the project changed her life. Video is courtesy of the MPTF.