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Dec 14 6:15pm-9:45pm
Houston-Austin
Art Institute of Austin Live Script ReadMore Info

The instructor of a scriptwriting course at the Art Institute of Austin (in Round Rock) is looking for local Austin actors to participate in 7 short film script readings (10-25 pages in length) on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Art Institute. You can attend for as many of the three and a half hours as you would like. This is also a great opportunity for local actors to network with these very talented writers and directors. Cookies and punch will be served during and after the script readings.

When: 6:15 – 9:45 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14
5:45 - 6:15 p.m. Arrival
6:15 – 9:45 p.m. Live Script Readings  (You can join for us part of the evening or stay for all of the script readings)

Where: Art Institute of Austin
101 W. Louis Henna Blvd, First Floor
Austin, TX 78728

Submission Instructions: If you have an interest in participating, please contact the instructor Collin Stutz at costutz@aii.edu.

This Live Script Read notice is provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and is administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied. Art Institute of Austin Live Script Read is an unpaid stage performance presented to a live audience.

Dec 15 11:00am-1:00pm
Los Angeles
Introduction to Social MediaMore Info

When: 11 a.m - 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Taught by actor/influencers Ryan Walker and Jed Henry (@iamryanwalker /@lifeofjedhenry), this class will answer all of your questions regarding social media’s current and future importance in entertainment, the key aspects of each application, and how to utilize them for your own success.

This class will cover creating a profile on all social media applications, efficient bios and handles, terminology, post strategy, hashtags, creating great content and much more. This course will be accompanied by a special industry guest speaker in the casting, producing or Influencer field.

Please note that you are only allowed to RSVP for either the Introductory OR Advanced Social Media Event. Not Both. Failure to comply will result in removal from BOTH RSVP lists.

Questions? Contact (323) 634-8277.

To RSVP, click here.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

Dec 15 2:00pm-4:00pm
Los Angeles
Social Media Growth and Strategy for the Future of Entertainment (Advance)More Info

When: 2 - 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Taught by SAG-AFTRA actor, entrepreneur and influencer Ryan Walker (@IamRyanWalker), learn how to grow and develop a largely beneficial social media presence and incorporate it into your daily life as an influencer yourself. This workshop wiill include Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and other relevant platforms and outline how they can best be utilized in entertainment.

The course will cover brand consistency across social mediums, using all social media platforms efficiently, modest and precise high-quality posting, working with application algorithms to grow your following faster, controlling and maintaining engagement (likes, favorites, and comments), creating true long-term "fans," time management, monetizing your following as a creator/influencer and utilizing it for productions, contracts, and casting relationships. We will also touch on Influencer Marketing and what is projected for the future of the film, television, commercial and voiceover industry. All classes will have a special industry guest; in the past they have been influencers with large followings, casting directors, and filmmakers.

Please note that you are only allowed to RSVP for either the Intro OR Intermediate Social Media Event. Failure to comply will result in removal from BOTH RSVP lists.

Questions? Contact (323) 634-8277.

To RSVP, click here.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

Dec 16-17 10:00am-5:00pm
Nashville
Tom Todoroff Two-Day Acting Intensive, Dec. 16-17 More Info

Tom Todoroff Two-Day Acting Intensive, Dec. 16-17 

Tom Todoroff, producer, director, actor and acting coach, returns to Nashville to lead his two-day acting intensive. He has acted opposite, directed and/or coached Peter O’Toole, Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sasha Alexander, Tony Goldwyn, Allison Janney, Claire Danes and others.

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17

Where: Third Coast Comedy Club
1310 Clinton St, #121
Nashville, TN 37203

The intensive will focus on scene study, monologue study, audition technique and career counseling. Both mornings begin with a voice and speech class. Performers will work on prepared pieces and receive personalized coaching from Mr. Todoroff thereafter. You may enroll as a performer to work one-on-one with him, or sign up to observe.

Cost: SAG-AFTRA members receive 20 percent off tuition.

  • Performers (work with Tom one-on-one): $359 ($287.02 with SAG-AFTRA discount)
  • Returning Observers: $99 ($79.20 with SAG-AFTRA discount​)
  • Newcomer Observers: ​Just $10!​ (Newcomers are those who have not attended a prior Tom Todoroff event.)

To register, please visit Tom Todoroff’s website here. For questions or concerns, please email NASHintensive@tomtodoroff.com.

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Dec 16 10:30am-1:30pm
Miami
Building Your Digital Brand as an ActorMore Info

Building Your Digital Brand as an Actor

The 50+ Committee invites you to a panel discussion on the latest tricks and tools of social media. Learn from social media influencers and strategists how to enhance your acting career through the use of social media.

When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Sat, Dec. 16

Where: Dave & Buster’s
3000 Oakwood Blvd.

Hollywood, FL 33020

Guest Speakers:

Ana Carolina Grajales, actor, influencer and creator  
Nancy Hendrickson, actor and creator 
Sam Leigh, inArtists producer and manager
Laura Termini, actor, influencer and creator  

RSVP to Susana Carrillo at Susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org or 305-663-7092.

Note: This panel is presented by the Miami Local 50+ Committee sponsored by the Miami Local Conservatory Committee.

Dec 18 1:00pm-3:30pm
Los Angeles
Stand Up Comedy WorkshopMore Info

When: 1 – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 18

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Learn how to make your life experiences the subject of a “killer” stand-up set! This workshop will go over stand-up comedy basic rules including setup, premise and stage etiquette, and selected individuals will have the opportunity to test out freshly minted material before the end of the workshop. Taught by Cool Beans Comedy regular host Matthew Moore and producer Corey Craig, with a collective 20 years of stand-up comedy experience.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? Contact (323) 634-8277.

Dec 19 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Diego
December Monthly Mixer More Info

Join the San Diego Local for a casual monthly mixer. Everyone is welcome and RSVP is not needed. Show up and mingle with other local members and friends at the Studio Diner on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

When: 7 - 9 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 19

Where: Studio Diner – Back Patio
4701 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA  92123