Local Member Benefits



Are you missing out on union auditions and events in New England? The SAG-AFTRA Boston office has a members-only hotline, available by both phone and email, that's updated on an as-needed basis with casting notices and other time-sensitive union news!

You can call the hotline and hear the updated recorded messages, or send us your email address and automatically be sent the SAG-AFTRA hotline via email every time it's updated. Don't miss out!

Available only to members in good standing, the hotline number is available by calling or emailing the SAG-AFTRA Boston office at (617) 262-8001 or newengland@sagaftra.org. Please note that your union status will be verified.


Conservatories are held on the first Monday of each month consisting of both training and informational seminars on subjects such as audition tips, headshots, marketing tools, performing tools and contract terms. Information regarding dates and locations of upcoming conservatories are posted about two weeks in advance of each conservatory.

Casting Director Audition Access

Casting Director Audition Access is a program offered as a benefit to members of the Boston Local. This program was designed to give a broad range of members the opportunity to audition for principal work being cast by New England based casting directors. Previous Casting Director Audition Access sessions have led to members being cast in principle roles on productions such as Brotherhood and The Departed. Casting directors also benefit from the ability to audition members that they may not know or that may not be in their current casting files.

* This program is sponsored by the Boston Local and is not in association with the Casting Access program sponsored by the SAG Foundation.

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 Screen Actors Guild Foundation

The SAG Foundation enhances the lives of actors by investing in programs which 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 SAG-AFTRA members, free of charge. For details please visit www.sagfoundation.org or call (323) 549-6708.

Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston’s Summer Intensives

The Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston is welcoming inquires for its coming training season. Founded by Director Scott Fielding and described as rigorous and intensive, these professional-level trainings-- The Meisner Foundation Training, The Advanced (Meisner) Training, and The Chekhov Training--reward actors’ committed efforts to advance their skills, nurture their talent, and promote potentials for a successful career in acting. These programs meet twice weekly from September through July, and its 10-week courses in rehearsal techniques and actor’s instrument and craft begin Sept. 15. 

The studio is also offering a 15 percent discount to SAG-AFTRA performers new to the programs.

For more information about The Michael Checkov Actor Studio Boston’s curriculum of training courses and workshops, visit MichaelChekhovActorsStudioBoston.com

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.
SAG Foundation Catastrophic Health Care Fund

The SAG Foundation's Catastrophic Health Fund provides grants to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents who suffer from catastrophic illness or injury and are unable to afford the union's Health Plan's Self-Pay Program.  The Fund ensures that every eligible SAG-AFTRA member and his or her family can depend on continued health benefits when they need them most.  We work closely with SAG Pension and Health to ensure that everything that can be done will be done to help our members in times of distress.  For more information please contact:  Lisa Schwartz, Emergency Assistance Administrator at 323-549-6773.  

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