The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) s an emergency financial assistance fund of the SAG-AFTRA and serves members in the New York region and all Branches East of Omaha, Nebraska which includes: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Florida which includes members in Louisiana, North Carolina and Puerto Rico, Georgia, Nashville, Philadelphia and Washington-Baltimore. This program is administered through the Actors Fund of America, (212) 221-7300, Ext. 119.
The MPPWF is designed to assist eligible members who are struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis. Financial assistance is available for rent, utilities, mental health and medical care as well as other basic living expenses. For more information, please visit: http://www.sagaftra.org/mppwf.
The 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 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 323-549-6773.
Union Plus is a program created by the AFL-CIO to develop and coordinate member-only benefits. Our union publications have showcased the Union Plus programs and services available to SAG-AFTRA members through Union Privilege. These programs and services have been developed nationally by Union Privilege – not by SAG-AFTRA – and all information and questions regarding the programs and services are handled by the individual program provides through dedicated toll-free phone numbers. SAG-AFTRA does not endorse any of the products or services. Please visit http://www.unionplus.org/SAG-AFTRA for a full listing of programs and discounts available to SAG-AFTRA members.
SPECIAL RATES FOR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS
Present your SAG-AFTRA membership card to receive 20% discount off our services of acupuncture, massage and facial rejuvenation.
FREE GENERAL ADMISSION FOR SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS AND A GUEST
The Museum of the Moving Image is dedicated to the art, history and technology of fi lm, television and digital
media. It offers permanent and changing exhibitions as well as educational programs, interactive experiences,
conversations with leading industry fi gures, and over 400 screenings each year. Its core exhibition, Behind the Screen,
contains over 1,400 artifacts dating from the 19th century, and immerses visitors in the creative process of making
moving images. The museum will appeal to creative professionals, families, fans, and anyone who wants to learn
more about the most infl uential art form of our time.
A complete description of the museum’s programs and resources can be found on their website, movingimage.us.
The museum is located at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, New York, 11106. Directions are available on the website.
Any SAG-AFTRA member from any local may take advantage of this special offer. Admission to screenings and
special events is extra. You must show your current SAG-AFTRA membership card for admission.
Located across the street from Manhattan Plaza at 480 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues) inside the Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center, Signature Café and Bar offers local, organic, delicious fare and a full bar. Food and beverages for Signature Café and Bar are provided by Great Performances, the only catering company in the United States to own and operate a 60-acre organic vegetable farm located in Kinderhook, NY. Produce, meat, fish, and dairy products are also sourced from other local growers and purveyors.
SAG-AFTRA members receive 25% off lunch combos, 25% off non-alcohol drinks, 10% off food and alcohol when valid ID.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 12pm-12am. Visit www.signaturetheatre.org for more information.
SAG-AFTRA members receive a 20% discount at B SMITH RESTAURANT
To celebrate their 25th year in the theatre district, the owners of B Smith Restaurant – both of whom are also SAG-AFTRA members – are offering a 20% discount on food and beverages to all current SAG-AFTRA members. One card-carrying SAG-AFTRA member can receive a discount for up to four people. SAG-AFTRA members have always been B Smith’s most consistent and dynamic customers, and this is their way of saying “thank you.”
B SMITH - Restaurant Row
320 West 46th Street
New York NY 10036
Reservations recommended, especially for pre-theater or theater matinee Wednesdays. The discount is not applicable on the prix fixe lunch or dinner.
Remember to tip your servers based on the full amount – they might be SAG-AFTRA members too.
More than 20% off acting classes for SAG-AFTRA members at Straeon Acting Studio. Straeon Acting Studio in New York is honored to offer current SAG-AFTRA members a discounted price of $275 for the first month of classes. Known as the “Gym for Actors,” Straeon carries a reputation of being intimate and intense. Coaching is tailored to the individual, allowing each actor to discover his or her own process. Acting classes are held on an ongoing, weekly basis, Monday evenings at the Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036. An auditing program allows new students to observe scene work and participate in class discussions. For more information or to audit a complimentary class, visit http://www.straeonfilmworks.com/ and email email@example.com. To receive the above stated discount send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you are a current, paid-up member of SAG-AFTRA, and show your current SAG-AFTRA ID card at the first class.