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.
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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
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:
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!