The SAG-AFTRA Board will be meeting in September, please feel free to contact any board member should you have questions or concerns to bring to the attention of the Board.
Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston’s Summer Intensives

The Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston’s is offering its annual Summer Intensives For Meisner And Chekhov techniques. Take a two-week course on the two core planks of the Meisner technique, such the repetition and “independent activities” exercises, or learn about Chekhov’s psychological approaches, exercises, and techniques—including the “psychological gesture.” The six week program will include actor training with MCASB director and master teacher Scott Fielding, internationally-awarded director and faculty member of the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA).  
Meisner Intensive
When: 7 p.m., Tuesdays & Fridays from June 10-July 18

Chekhov Intensive
When: 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays from June 11–July 19

$50 tuition discount offered to SAG-AFTRA members

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Local Events
Start: 08/04/2014 - 7:00pm
End: 08/04/2014 - 7:00pm
New England August Conservatory August 4
Master the Art of Choosing Your Acting Class
Acting classes help actors perfect their craft, expand their repertoire, develop special talents and address problem areas. But among the plethora of classes, how does one choose the right learning environment with the right coach, method, format, or level of intensity? Have you ever wished for a little sneak peek before choosing a class?
Start: 08/05/2014 - 7:00pm
End: 08/05/2014 - 9:00pm


TV/Theatrical Contracts Informational Webinar Meeting

7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Start: 08/16/2014 - 10:00am
End: 08/16/2014 - 6:00pm

When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17

Where: The Castle at Cabot Estates
241 Perkins Street
Boston, MA 02130

Join Boston Straeon at their August Weekend Intensive on Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17 and have the chance to experience Boston Straeon’s team of coaches give you one-on-one feedback. This event promises numerous acting challenges designed to help actors step out of their comfort zone and perfect their skills and storytelling techniques.  

Start: 08/21/2014 - 5:30pm
End: 08/21/2014 - 5:30pm

The SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase is now accepting short films and webseries – from states East of the Mississippi.


  • 20 minute limit – including credits
  • Project must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract
  • No cost to submit
  • Filmmaker must be present at screening


Please send regular DVD – no Blu-Ray, to:

1900 Broadway – 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10023

Start: 08/25/2014 - 7:00pm
End: 08/25/2014 - 7:00pm

Dear New England Member:

As promised, we will be holding a Background Town Hall meeting for members with questions or concerns around background work and associated contractual requirements, enforcement mechanisms, and how the union administers these.  

When:  7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25

Where: Park Plaza hotel/office complex – exact location TBD
Boston, MA

Start: 09/06/2014 - 12:00am
End: 09/06/2014 - 11:59pm

The Massachusetts Production Coalition is having its annual Mass Media Expo.

When: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Where: WGBH Boston
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

Be on the lookout for upcoming information about MPC’s expo.