Open Door 2017

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Open Door 2017
Start: 09/19/2017 - 12:00am
End: 09/27/2017 - 11:59pm

Open Door 2017

SAG-AFTRA Open Door 2017 will take place this fall. Open Door provides an opportunity for paid-up New York Local members to meet one-on-one with casting directors and franchised talent agents.
The Open Door program is a three-step process: 
Step 1 – Lottery for Registration: On one of the four dates below, come to the office to draw at random a card with the date and time you will return for appointment registration. The cards are equally distributed over the four days, so it does not matter which day you come. Please allow one hour for this process.

In order to participate, you must go through the lottery. Please bring your current SAG-AFTRA membership card paid through Oct. 31, 2017.
When: Noon – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22
2:30 – 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27
Please remember that registration dates and times are chosen at random so you can come to any one of the four lottery dates and times above.

1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)

Step 2 – Appointment Registration: On the date chosen at the Lottery, sign up for your interview on a future date with a participating casting director or franchised talent agent of your choice. Registration will take place the week of October 16. Please allow at least one hour for this process. Remember to have your current headshot and resume with you.
Step 3 – Interviews: Meet with the casting director or franchised talent agent you chose during registration. The majority of these appointments will take place in late October at the SAG-AFTRA office. Please come fully prepared: dress appropriately, bring current headshot and resume and have any needed materials, such as monologues and readings, fully prepared.
The Open Door Committee is made up of SAG-AFTRA members who volunteer hundreds of hours of their time to open doors for YOU. At the last Open Door program over 1,600 members met with 100 franchised talent agents and casting directors who gave out over 2000 appointments.

Questions? Please email

This program is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance.