Attention All Washington-Mid Atlantic Local Members
The process of gathering proposals to enhance the Television and Theatrical Motion Picture Contracts is under way in the Washington-Mid Atlantic Local and all over the country. Your local board approved TV/Theatrical Wages and Working Conditions Committee is meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to develop proposals benefitting our membership and welcomes your input either in person* or via email.
Click here for more information.
- All SAG-AFTRA Conservatory workshops are free for members in good standing.
- To attend a workshop, you must register in advance. No walk-ins are allowed.
- To register for a workshop, click here.
- If you must cancel, please do so at least two days before the workshop. This allows us to notify those on the wait list that they may attend.
Washington – Mid Atlantic Local
Semi-Annual Membership Meeting
Join us for our semi-annual membership meeting featuring special guest Dagmar Wittmer of Central Casting. Learn tips and techniques on how you can put your best foot forward and land your next gig!
When: 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3
Actors and Artists Unite at National Capital Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Come join the Actors and Artists (AA) Unite Washington DC Team with your fellow SAG-AFTRA members, colleagues, friends and family at the 2016 National Capital Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year the team will dedicate their walk in honor and loving memory of Ken Howard for his support, faith and dedication to the AA Unite Team and the National Alzheimer’s Association.
20 Percent Member Discount for Audiobook Narration Workshops
Join four experienced SAG-AFTRA narrators as they explore the artistic, entrepreneurial and technical essentials for success in the world of audiobook narration. Your workshop leaders will be Anne Flosnik and Elizabeth Wiley (performance), Paul Heitsch (technology) and Andi Arndt (business).
AUDIOBOOKS 101: The Art, Business, and Tech of Audiobook Narration
When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8
Do You Want to Be a BookPAL?
I WOULD LOVE TO READ TO CHILDREN!
BOOKPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a national literacy program administered by the nonprofit Screen Actors Guild Foundation.
It’s a unique program of volunteer performers who read aloud to children, showing them the joy of reading.
BookPALS read in school classrooms, hospitals, libraries, and shelters.
Who better to bring alive the magic of books than YOU, a performer gifted in the art of storytelling?
The SAG Foundation would like to know if there are performers in the Washington Mid-Atlantic Local area (especially D.C. and Baltimore) who are interested in re-establishing a BookPALS program. Would you like to be a BookPAL? Generally BookPALS read weekly, but situations are flexible.
Yes—I am interested in becoming a BookPAL!
Name:________________________Email:__________________________Where do you live?________________________
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call SAG-AFTRA (301) 634-4869:
Learn more about BOOKPALS at www.bookpals.net
Volunteer for Musicians On Call
SINGERS/MUSICIANS TAKE NOTE ... AND BRING THOSE NOTES TO THE BEDSIDES OF THOSE IN NEED!
The SAG-AFTRA Washington D.C./Baltimore Local, led by the Recording Artists & Singers Committee (RASCals) and the DC branch of Musicians On Call (MOC) are pleased to be blending their talents in a worthwhile endeavor.
Musicians On Call is a national non-profit organization focused on bringing music to patients in healthcare facilities nationwide in the form of quality singers and musicians volunteering for MOC’s Bedside Performance Programs. The DC area is proud to host and support the third national branch of this healing enterprise as it helps to care for wounded veterans at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The American Federation of Musicians (AFM), Washington, DC Local 161-710, is joining forces with us in supporting this admirable organization.
In November 2011, the RASCals met with Janine Werkman, who at the time was MOC Development Director for the DC Branch, and a quick collaboration was composed. SAG-AFTRA, as the national labor union protecting the rights of performers under the Sound Recordings Code, has a membership of singers who can offer their talents as a benefit to others, as SAG-AFTRA works to benefit them.
Although this live performance work is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, SAG-AFTRA and AFM support this type of volunteering for such a wonderful cause.
If you are a singer or musician who is interested in volunteering for Musicians On Call, please:
- BE PREPARED TO PERFORM ACAPELLA OR ACCOMPANIED BY A TRAVELING INSTRUMENT
- APPLY HERE!
- AWAIT WORD REGARDING THE SELECTION PROCESS
Please note that Musicians On Call is also looking for friendly Volunteer Guides to escort performers through the healthcare facility and into proper rooms. Click here to apply!
SAG-AFTRA members may address questions to Sara Bennett, SAG-AFTRA staff liaison to the RASCals, at email@example.com. We appreciate your support of SAG-AFTRA, AFM and Musicians On Call!