SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and SAG Foundation Return to SXSW with Full Schedule of Events

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SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and SAG Foundation Return to SXSW with Full Schedule of Events

Wynonna Judd Music Showcase, Film Panels and More Highlight Conference Week

LOS ANGELES (March 13, 2015) --- SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and the Screen Actors Guild Foundation are returning to Austin with a jam-packed schedule of 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) events, workshops and receptions for the interactive, film and music conference, including a Friday night showcase with Wynonna Judd.

SXSW events include a booth at the official trade show from March 15-18; the SAGindie and DGA Happy Hour (March 16); and several SAG Foundation workshops for members (March 14-15), as well as official SXSW film panels (March 14-16). The week culminates with Wynonna Judd and her band, The Big Noise, headlining a music showcase presented by SAG-AFTRA on March 20.

“SXSW highlights some of the best work being done by SAG-AFTRA members,” said SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White.  “From film to interactive to music, our attendance every year has evolved and we are excited to return with another roster of great events, including hosting a premier showcase featuring up-and-coming artists.  We are particularly thrilled to sponsor a showcase with Wynonna Judd, an award-winning and long-time union member who will surely bring the house down!”

 “South by Southwest is the place to be for independent film, which is why we love coming back each year,” said SAGindie National Director Darrien Michele Gipson. “There is such a great mix of talent here, from our members to filmmakers, and that allows us to really connect with this diverse industry and educate them about the ease of working under our agreements.”

“We're excited to be back at SXSW Film for our third year. We're hosting two incredible panels on acting with heads of major studio casting departments and some of today’s leading independent directors,” said SAG Foundation National Director of Actors Programs Rochelle Rose. “In addition, we’re bringing two full days of free casting workshops and industry panels to SAG-AFTRA members. Educating union actors across the country and offering them direct access to leading casting and industry professionals is what we do and we’re excited to be back in Austin doing it again.”

Schedule of Events, Workshops and Receptions

Official SXSW Film Panel: Studio Star Power – How Casting Really Works presented by the SAG Foundation.
WHEN:
Saturday, March 14, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Austin Convention Center 17B

  • Presenter: Christian Kaplan, SVP of Feature Casting, Twentieth Century Fox
  • Presenter: Joseph Middleton, Head of Casting, Paramount Pictures
  • Presenter: Paul Weber, Casting Director, Weber Casting
  • Presenter: Randi Hiller, VP Feature Casting, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Moderator: Rochelle Rose, National Director of Actors Programs, SAG Foundation

SXSW listing: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_FP37722
A SXSW Film, Gold or Platinum badge is required for entry.

SXSW Trade Show booth featuring SAGindie, SAG-AFTRA New Media and SAG-AFTRA Sound Recordings
WHEN
: Sunday, March 15, to Tuesday, March 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Wednesday, March 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Austin Convention Center, Trade Show Exhibition Hall, Booths 235 & 237

Official SXSW Film Panel: Independent Directors on Working with Actors presented by the SAG Foundation
WHEN: Monday, March 16 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Austin Convention Center, 17B

  • Presenter: Andrew Bujalski, Director/Writer/Actor
  • Presenter: Kat Candler, Director, Candler Productions
  • Presenter: Todd Rohal, Director/Writer/Actor, Smits Brothers Partners
  • Presenter: David Zellner, Director/Writer/Actor, Zellner Bros.
  • Moderator: Caroline O’Connor, Director of Communications, SAG Foundation

SXSW listing: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_FP42451
A SXSW Film, Gold or Platinum badge is required for entry.

SAGindie & Directors Guild of America SXSW 2015 Happy Hour:
WHEN:
Monday, March 16 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
WHERE: Stephen F’s Bar at the Austin InterContinental Hotel (701 Congress Ave.)
SXSW listing: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_OE03673
A SXSW Gold or Platinum badge is required for entry. Space is limited.

SXSW Interview: Wynonna Judd presented in conjunction with SAG-AFTRA
Wynonna Judd and her husband, producer and drummer Cactus Moser sit down with NPR Music’s Ann Powers to discuss the singer’s 35-year career and new album.
WHEN: Friday, March 20 from 5-6 p.m.
WHERE: Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB
SXSW listing: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_MP993577
A SXSW Music or Platinum badge or Artist Wristband is required for entry.

SAG-AFTRA Presents: Wynonna Judd + The Big Noise
Join SAG-AFTRA – the entertainment and media union that represents recording artists, actors and broadcasters – for a music showcase headlined by Wynonna Judd and her band, The Big Noise.
WHEN: Friday, March 20; showcase starts at 8 p.m.; Wynonna on stage at midnight.
WHERE: St. David’s Bethell Hall (301 E 8th St.)
Scheduled to appear:
8 p.m. - Ian Moore (http://ianmoore.com/)
9 p.m. - Jay Nash & Josh Day are the Contenders (http://www.jaynash.com/)
10 p.m. - The Bros. Landreth (http://www.thebroslandreth.com/ )
11 p.m. - Hamish Anderson (http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_MS30778)
Midnight - Wynonna Judd + The Big Noise (http://www.wynonna.com/)
SXSW listing: http://sxsw.com/music/news/2015/wynonna-judd-confirmed-interview-ann-powers-performance-sxsw-2015
SAG-AFTRA release on showcase: http://www.sagaftra.org/sag-aftra-presents-wynonna-judd-2015-sxsw
A SXSW Music or Platinum badge or Music Festival Wristband or Artist Wristband is required for entry.

SAG Foundation Casting Events for SAG-AFTRA Members:

SAG Foundation presents casting Q&As and workshops for SAG-AFTRA members only. The workshops take place at the University of Texas at Austin. Building and room details will be provided to those with a confirmed RSVP. All of the SAG Foundation’s programs are free for SAG-AFTRA performers. Learn more at sagfoundation.org.

Casting Q&A with Christian Kaplan
Chris Kaplan is SVP of Casting at 20th Century Fox
WHEN: Saturday, March 14; Panel from 10-11 a.m., check-in begins at 9:45 a.m.

Casting Q&A with Randi Hiller and Joseph Middleton
Randi Hiller is VP of Feature Casting at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Joseph Middleton is Head of Casting at Paramount Pictures
WHEN: Saturday, March 14; Panel from 2:30-3:30 p.m., check-in begins at 2:15 p.m.

Casting Access Workshop with Meg Morman
WHEN:
Sunday, March 15; Workshop from 10 a.m.-noon, check-in begins at 9:45 a.m.

Casting Access Workshop with Sunny Boling
WHEN:
Sunday, March 15; Workshop from 10 a.m.-noon, check-in begins at 9:45 a.m.

Casting Access Workshop with Paul Weber
WHEN:
Sunday, March 15; Workshop 1:30-3:30 p.m., check-in begins at 1:15 p.m.

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