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Join us for a special webinar event brought to you by the SAG-AFTRA #AdsGoUnion campaign. Shaan Sharma and Jolene Kay will be sharing everything you need to know in order to successfully pursue a commercial and on-camera acting career. 

New Orleans Local members will be able to join remotely using their own computer. Once you RSVP, you will be provided the details on how to participate in this webinar.

When: 2:30 p.m. CT, Thursday, Feb. 22

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:09

The John Bernecker Memorial Foundation for Stunt Safety was established by members of the stunt community as a tribute to John after his untimely death. The Foundation is still in the early stages of development, so please look over the videos and photos and keep checking back for updates. The website can be found at

The John Bernecker Memorial Foundation is not affiliated with SAG-AFTRA or the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:08

The Conservatory Committee of the SAG-AFTRA New Orleans local will offer the second annual Scene to Screen event in the dining room at the Milton Latter Library (5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA) on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, from 5:30–7:45 p.m. SAG-AFTRA members interested in participating in the live reading of a new screenplay may RSVP at

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:07

The SAG-AFTRA website clearly states the union’s policy on sexual and other types of harassment and discrimination. More information may be found here.

Here are the three things you should always keep in mind when you are auditioning or meeting with your agent or anyone else connected to a production. This applies before or after you are hired, no matter what capacity you're working in:

If you see something wrong, tell your union.

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:01

Diana Boylston, president of the New Orleans Local, and Local Board member Robert Bennett received awards at the NOLA Voice Talent (NVT)/Background Actors Guild (BAG) 2017 Hollywood South Awards presentation held on Nov. 4. Boylston  received the NVT Louisiana Movie Actor Award 2017 “in recognition of individual talent and commitment to the movie, theater, broadcasting and voiceover industries in Louisiana and region.” Bob Bennett was awarded BAG’s Clark Bradshaw Lifetime Achievement Award.

Start: 12/04/2017 - 7:00pm
End: 12/04/2017 - 9:00pm

Join the New Orleans Local Board and our special guest for the New Orleans Local annual membership meeting. Learn the latest on what is happening in the marketplace, hear a presentation on the new Regional Commercials Contract and come enjoy holiday camaraderie with your fellow members while enjoying some food and drink. We are pleased to welcome Susan Bernecker, mother of John Bernecker, who will join us for a special tribute to John. John lost his life on July 13 doing what he loved - performing stunts on a set in Atlanta. John was a member of the New Orleans Local.