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Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:33

Devion Malcolm, a youth from Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, got a chance to live his dream on June 6, when he toured the WNBC-NY Weather Center in New York.

Children’s Village, a residential school for at-risk youth, knew that Malcolm is interested in pursuing a career as a weatherman, so its Connections program reached out to staff at SAG-AFTRA to set up the visit with the help of meteorologist and SAG-AFTRA member Chris Cimino. Malcolm had the opportunity to tour the station, learn about how the weather center operates, and try out the green screen for himself.

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 08:26

Time is running out! The New York Assembly and New York Senate have UNTIL TOMORROW to vote on a post-mortem Right of Publicity bill to protect the thousands of professional performers who live and work in New York. To make sure your voice is heard, it is critical that you call today to support these bills and share our ad on social media with the hashtags #Jobs and #DigitalExploitation.

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:10

New York City Residents: Take the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Poll

As you may or may not know, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs is in the process of creating its first-ever Cultural Plan for the City of New York, scheduled to be released the first week of July.

A draft of the plan was released on May 15 and the DCLA is asking for feedback from all New Yorkers. The deadline to take the poll and submit feedback is Wednesday, May 31.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:30

On May 2, SAG-AFTRA held its annual Rock the City event, sponsored by Backstage, at its national New York office across from Lincoln Center. Hosted by the New York Local Board and the New York Host Committee, the eight-year-old event brought together the city’s entertainment and media labor organizations, production studios, broadcasters, recording artists and influencers for an evening of industry networking.  

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:02

ABC Casting Department is Now Accepting Submissions for the ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase – New York

SAG-AFTRA New York Members - Do Not Miss This Opportunity!

As part of its ongoing effort to discover and develop diverse talent and actors with disabilities, the ABC Casting Department will hold auditions for consideration for the 39th ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase.

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:26

Register today for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, an annual weekend-long short film competition April 21-23. Entrants--with or without a disability--are given 55 hours to make a three-to-five-minute film based on an assigned genre that will showcase disability in its many forms, expand the audience’s understanding of disability today, and inspire people to join the conversation. Sign up today and join in this opportunity to bring awareness of the disability community through filmmaking and storytelling.

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:56

New York Local Office Closure, March 14

Due to impending severe weather in the area, the SAG-AFTRA New York Local will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14. All scheduled meetings and events for tomorrow are cancelled.

In the event the weather causes further office closures, members will be notified via email.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:58

NY HCSN Committee Alert: Actors Fund Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts Opens March 6!


In partnership with The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors, The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts will open its doors on March 6 as the medical care provider for the entertainment community!

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 13:59

Due to utility service interruptions related to yesterday's severe weather in the area, the SAG-AFTRA New York Headquarters and Local office is closed today, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 as of 2 p.m. EST.

The office is scheduled to re-open Monday, Feb. 13, unless otherwise noted.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 16:54

January 6, 2017

To: All SAG-AFTRA Members who are currently represented by, or have previously been affiliated with, B & E Talent Agency, LLC.

Please note that B&E Talent Agency, LLC. has surrendered its SAG-AFTRA franchises effective January 1, 2017, under the SAG Codified Agency Regulations Rule 16(g) and the AFTRA Regulations Rule 12-C.

The effect of the surrender is as follows:

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 14:20

Member Discount on Tickets and FREE Panel at America's Rainbow Film Festival, Dec. 20 – 22

America's Rainbow Film Festival (ARFF) is created to entertain, educate and inspire film-loving audiences of all persuasions by presenting the best of emerging local, national and international LGBT community talent. ARFF strives to enrich audiences while encouraging a sense of community by presenting international and culturally diverse films that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the LGBT experience.