It is with deep sadness and regret we write to inform you of the passing of our dear friend and local member, Kirk Penberthy.
Kirk was former president of the Washington-Baltimore Branch of SAG and served on the SAG National Board as well as the AFTRA Executive Board. He also served on various committees over the years, representing all actors in our area.
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.
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