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Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:39

The SAG Foundation Salon presents staged readings of film and TV scripts, featuring a cast of SAG-AFTRA members.

They are interested in well-written film or TV (pilot) scripts that would appeal to a wide audience.

 Writers MUST be members of one of the performing arts (SAG-AFTRA, AEA, etc.) or affiliated unions (DGA, WGA, etc.), or a recent MFA grad. 

If the work is a collaboration, then at least one of the writers must be a union member.

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Tue, 12/09/2014 - 07:53

PLEASE NOTE: SAG-AFTRA offices will be closed Dec. 24–26 and Dec. 31–Jan. 2. We will be open regular business hours on the adjacent weekdays. Happy Holidays to all!

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 07:30

Nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers face hunger each year. You can help. Donate non-perishable food to the Daily News Food Drive. City Harvest trucks will be on the road day and night to collect the donations and distribute them to New Yorkers in need this holiday season. Join us in the fight against hunger. 

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Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:49

PLEASE NOTE: In observance of Thanksgiving, the SAG-AFTRA New York Local office will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and be closed on Nov. 27-28. We will re-open on Monday, Dec. 1. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:23

PROJECT 17, MGM, Kathleen Chopin CD

SAG-AFTRA has been informed that a flyer is being distributed for an alleged film titled Project 17 from MGM Studios. The flyer claims that they are looking for “beautiful and sexy models” for a scene in a strip club.

DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS FLYER. SAG-AFTRA has no record of this project, and Kathleen Chopin Casting is not involved. If you have already respondedor have any questions, contact the Theatrical Contracts Department immediately at (212) 827-1553.

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:57

The Actors Fund needs your help to improve their website to better serve our thriving community of entertainment professionals. Your invaluable feedback will not only help them improve the website, but allow all those within the entertainment community to have better access to the services and programs this non-profit provides.

Following the survey, you will be able to enter your email for the chance to win a bag of Broadway-themed swag!

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Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:47

The following is being sent on behalf of The Actors Fund
**Please note that this notice is being sent to you for your information only. This housing development has no affiliation with SAG-AFTRA. The text below does not represent a complete set of application instructions. Please follow the links provided, read carefully and follow the indicated instructions. SAG-AFTRA has no additional information regarding this matter.

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Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:07

Deadline for the February 2015 showcase is Thursday, Dec. 11.

Must be 20 minutes max – and produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract.

Send a Vimeo or YouTube link, with a password, if necessary to: shortsny@sagfoundation.org

Please list the title of the short and the union production number in the subject line.

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Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:58

The SAG-AFTRA New York office will be open for regular business hours (9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 13. Please note that on that date only, 1900 Broadway will not be accessible through the main entrance on Broadway. All SAG-AFTRA members who wish to access the 5th Floor SAG-AFTRA office must enter the building via the service entrance located on West 64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West. You will need photo ID to be granted access to the building.

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Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:09

During the New York Stunt Caucus earlier this year, it became apparent that many stunt performers were unaware of the provisions in the SAG-AFTRA contracts requiring producers to provide parking. This email will clarify the rule, which was discussed at the Contract Informational Stunt Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17. 

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