HOW TO LAND MORE SAG AUDTIONS AND GET TO WORK

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HOW TO LAND MORE SAG AUDTIONS AND GET TO WORK
Start: 04/25/2009 - 7:00pm
End: 04/25/2009 - 11:30pm

FOR SAG MEMBERS ONLY * LIMITED SEATING

When: Saturday, April 25, 2009

Where: Nova Southeastern University 
Main Campus Library
Room EC 1046
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33314
(More information below)

•        Land your next English or Spanish speaking role – Meet our Panel of Casting and Commercial Agency Directors (Ellen Jacoby of Jacoby Casting;  Teresa Bara, Executive Producer of Nomad Films, and Eduardo Bono, Creative Director of Alma DDB)

•        Increase your employment opportunities – Attend our iActor Online Casting Training Workshop

•        Discover what non-members don’t know and can’t get – Sign up for our Membership Orientation and SAG 101 Refresher Class

Schedule of Events for April 25, 2009

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Membership Orientation/SAG 101 Refresher Workshop

Whether you’re an emerging or established member, this workshop is not to be missed. Join us for answers and refreshers about your basic rights and benefits. Learn how to put more money in your pocket and protect yourself against image exploitation. Plenty of Q&A.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  From Storyboard to Screen: How English and Spanish Language Casting Decisions are Made

With Ellen Jacoby, of Jacoby Casting; Teresa Bara, Executive Producer of Nomad Films, and Eduardo Bono, Creative Director of Alma DDB, and moderator Dave Corey

You’ve studied your craft, shelled out hard cash for casting workshops, but you need to know the big picture to learn how to increase your job opportunities. From story board to photography, your acting role is developed, deliberated and decided on by these individuals. From the creative director’s original premise to the casting director’s selection process, to the director’s vision, sometimes your fate relies on more than talent alone. Get an in-depth look at how this process works, and gain a better understanding of how to land your next role in English and Spanish language commercials.

Ellen Jacoby
(Ellen Jacoby Casting International) is one of Florida’s leading casting directors. Her extensive credits include Florida’s most well-known feature films, including Burn Notice, True Lies, the Truman Show, as well as national commercial campaigns

Teresa Bara
is Executive Producer and Owner of Nomad Films. Nomad works with a significant number of well known brands such as Corona Beer, Modelo Beer, Florida Lottery, Kraft, American Airlines, and many others

Eduardo Bara
is Creative Director for Alma DDB , the advertising agency representing national Spanish language markets for products ranging from Marshalls to McDonalds. 

Dave Corey
(Moderator) is a proud Screen Actors Guild member and iActor user. He’s appeared and guest-starred in motion pictures and television series from Miami Vice to Burn Notice. Currently Dave represents the Florida Branch on the SAG National Board. During the day, he is Creative Services Director for 101.5 LITE FM.

2:30 - 6:30 p.m. iActor Training Workshop with SAG’s National iActor Coordinator

Just think – one click could change your career. South Florida boasts one of the most diverse SAG talent pools in the country - from up-and-coming actors fresh off South Beach’s modeling scene to established veterans of local TV series, as well as every age, look, and language. Your special skills and background may be just what casting directors are searching for online. Whether it’s the big-buzz TV pilot in LA, or a Spanish language commercial shooting on Ocean Drive, you might miss your big break if you don’t sign up today.

Producers are turning to iActor to cast SAG members across the country. The Guild’s casting database is free and exclusively for members. Display your résumé, headshots, audio clips and video reels.  And if you can’t tell a cut from a paste, DON’T WORRY!  SAG staff will be there to walk you through the site with hands on assistance. 

Note: If you are a  member who is under 18 years of age, Federal law requires the completed COPPA form (Children's Online Protection Policy Act), also known as a "Parental Consent form",  must have been received by the Membership Services area of the Guild and noted in the member's file.
For more information click on these links:

Click here for Alejanda Blengio, voice of Ugly Betty (Spanish)

Click here for English Language

RSVP required. Please contact Eileen Neel at (800) SAG-0767, ext. 7079 or (305) 670-7677, ext. 7079 or via email at eneel@sag.org

MAP AND DIRECTIONS:

Nova Southeastern University 
Main Campus Library
Room EC 1046
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33314
nsuinfo@nsu.nova.edu

From I-95 or Florida's Turnpike

Exit at I-595, proceed west to University Drive exit. Turn left (south) onto University Drive. Proceed approximately 1 ½ miles to SW 30 Street (Abe Fischler Blvd.), turn left (east). NSU's main campus will be on the right side.

From University Drive

From North of I-595
Take University Drive south 1 ½ miles past I-595 to SW 30 Street (Abe Fischler Blvd). Turn left (east). NSU's main campus will be on the right side.

From South of Griffin Road

Take University Drive north approximately 2 miles past Griffin Road to SW 30 Street (Abe Fischler Blvd.). Turn right (east). NSU's main campus will be on the right side.

From I-75
From Miami Heading North or West Coast/Naples Heading East
Merge onto I-595 eastbound (towards Fort Lauderdale). Exit at University Drive exit, turn right (south). Proceed approximately 1 ½ miles on University Drive to SW 30 Street (Abe Fischler Blvd.), turn left (east). NSU's main campus will be on the right side.