Open Door

Open Door Program Lottery Dates Announced, May 17-May 25

Open Door Program Lottery Dates Announced, May 17-May 25

The Open Door program is back. The 2016 SAG-AFTRA Open Door program provides an opportunity for paid-up New York Local members to meet one-on-one with casting directors and franchised talent agents. Come to the lottery on any one of the four days listed below to pick the date and time you will register for an appointment.
 
The Open Door program is a three-step process.  
          
Step 1 – Lottery: On one of the dates below, come to the office to pick at random a card with the date and time you will come for registration. The cards are equally distributed over the four days.
 
Step 2 – Registration: On that date chosen at the Lottery, sign up for your meeting with a participating casting director or franchised talent agent of your choice. Registration will take place the week of June 6.
 
Step 3 – Meetings: Meet with the casting director or franchised talent agent you chose during registration. The majority of these appointments will take place in mid-to-late June at the SAG-AFTRA office.
 
In order to participate you must go through the lottery. Please bring your current SAG-AFTRA membership card (paid through April 30, 2016 or Oct. 31, 2016).
 
*When: 1-5 p.m., Tuesday, May 17
11-3 p.m., Friday, May 20  
3-7 p.m., Monday, May 23
Noon-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 25
 
*Please remember that registration dates and times are chosen at random so you can come to any one of the lottery dates and times above.
 
Where: SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)
 
The Open Door Committee is made up of SAG-AFTRA members who volunteer hundreds of hours of their time to open doors for YOU. At the last Open Door program over 1,400 members met with 106 franchised talent agents and casting directors who gave out over 1900 appointments.

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 (paid through April 30, 2016 or Oct. 31, 2016) for admittance.