On behalf of all of us at SAG-AFTRA, I just wanted to take a moment to thank Taylor-Royall, and especially its founder Martha Royall, for the significant role she and the company have played in our market place for more than 30 years.Read More
On August 12, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Washington – Mid Atlantic Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.
Joe Krebs - National Board Member - Two-Year Term
A Washington, D.C.-based healthcare audit company seeks actors able to portray patients as part of their auditing services. This company provides broad based audit services. This component is designed to assess the quality of clinical care and customer service. Unlike standardized patient work, office/clinic employees will not know that the individuals are playing patients.
NEW! Government Video Production Category;
NEW! Foreign Language Category;
NEW! "Docs In Progress" Category--carries a special $500 cash prize for the top entry.
Special one-time category this year only for pieces produced with the help or consultation of DC's Docs in Progress. WIN $500 for the best documentary in this category. (See official rules for eligibility).
Dear Washington – Mid Atlantic Member:
As part of the new SAG-AFTRA governance structure and in order to ensure representation of different types of work done by our diverse membership, your Local leadership has decided to reserve certain seats on the Local Board and Convention Delegate positions to members in certain work categories.
SAG-AFTRA was pleased to participate in the 200th anniversary celebration of the oldest continuously occupied executive mansion in the country, Virginia's Governor's Mansion. The event was hosted by Virginia Gov. and First Lady Bob and Maureen McDonnell at the Carpenter Theatre–Richmond CenterStage on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.Read More
On Monday, March 11, 2013, Virginia-based casting directors Erica Arvold, CSA and Anne Chapman held a meet-and-greet event at the Washington–Mid Atlantic Local office. Twenty-five members had the opportunity to meet with Arvold and Chapman on an individual basis to introduce themselves and showcase their talents. Many of the members praised these two on their expertise and the advice offered during the sessions.Read More
On Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, SAG-AFTRA member Bruce McBarnette hosted his annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Art Reception at the Embassy of Croatia in Washington, DC. Approximately 85 guests attended, including SAG-AFTRA members and Croatian diplomats. Along with screening the SAG Awards, guests viewed art from local artists, and participated in the art of physiognomy as performed by Gail Romiti. This is the 15th year that McBarnette has hosted a SAG Awards reception, and the proceeds from the event benefited Charlie’s Place, a local homeless service center.Read More
SAG-AFTRA member and WTOP news anchor Richard Day signed off for his final time on Sunday, January 27, 2013 as he journeys into retirement. He had been with WTOP since 1985, though his first job in radio was in 1958 in his hometown of York, Pennsylvania. He also worked at NBC in Washington, WCBM in Baltimore, and as a reporter/producer for syndicated television.
The National Association of Black Journalists inducted six journalists into its Hall of Fame on Jan. 17, 2013. Each year, the NABJ pays tribute to legendary African American journalists who made exceptional contributions to journalism. The ceremony was held at The Newseum in Washington, DC. Among the inductees was Sue Simmons, who worked at WBAL-TV and WRC-TV in the 1970s before moving to New York to anchor at WNBC-TV for 32 years. While she was unable to attend the ceremony, she sent a video-taped speech in which she spoke highly of her time in both Baltimore and DC.Read More