Chicago Local

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Welcome to SAG-AFTRA Chicago. As a local we advocate for and protect the rights and wages for actor/ performers, singers/recording artists, and broadcasters across Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and a portion of Iowa.

To our producers, casting directors and advertisers, rest assured that our unique mix of theater, commercial, television and independent film makes Chicago the perfect breeding ground for exceptional talent. The training received from our world class theaters and universities prepares our members for every set, booth and broadcasting floor.

To our members, use this site, or the app, to stay connected with the local and the union nationwide. Visit the Kaufherr Members Resource Center for monthly workshops and training opportunities, use our fully equipped video and audio recording facilities, or meet and network with other members.

To pre-union members, we can’t wait until you join the community. With shows like Empire, Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med, Shameless, The Chi, there’s no better time to be a SAG-AFTRA member. Our goal is to engage, educate and empower our local community to stay union strong.

Charles Andrew Gardner, Chicago Local President

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