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Open Door Program 2018

Open Door 2018

Detailed information regarding the 2018 SAG-AFTRA Open Door program will be made available once dates are announced. Open Door provides an opportunity for paid-up New York Local members to meet one-on-one with casting directors and franchised talent agents.
The Open Door program is a three-step process: 
Step 1 – Lottery for Registration: On one of the lottery dates, come to the office to draw at random a card with the date and time you will return for appointment registration. The cards are equally distributed over tall of the lottery days, so it does not matter which day you come. Please allow one hour for this process.

In order to participate, you must go through the lottery. Please bring your current SAG-AFTRA membership card or digital card in the Member App.

Step 2 – Appointment Registration: On the date chosen at the Lottery, sign up for your interview on a future date with a participating casting director or franchised talent agent of your choice. Please allow at least one hour for this process. Remember to have your current headshot and resume with you.
Step 3 – Interviews: Meet with the casting director or franchised talent agent you chose during registration. Please come fully prepared: dress appropriately, bring current headshot and resume and have any needed materials, such as monologues and readings, fully prepared.
The Open Door Committee is made up of SAG-AFTRA members who volunteer hundreds of hours of their time to open doors for YOU. 

Questions? Please email

This program is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card in the Member App for admittance.