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Start: 05/22/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 05/22/2017 - 9:00pm

Chicago Local Membership Meeting, May 22

Don’t miss this year’s Chicago Local membership meeting with special guests and surprises. You won’t want to miss out!

When: Monday, May 22
6 p.m.: Social hour
7 p.m.: Meeting
Where: Instituto Cervantes of Chicago
31 W. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Guest Panel:
Christine Dudley, director of The Illinois Film Office
Dana Scott, production manager of Common’s The Chi

Start: 05/01/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 05/01/2017 - 8:00pm

Sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee
What challenges do you face as an Asian-American Actor? Are you looking to leverage your talents across several acting mediums (TV, theatrical, voiceover, live theater, commercials)? Do you get hired primarily in one area, not the others and ask yourself why? Share an evening with drinks and a light dinner along with other Asian-American actors and let's discuss what it takes to navigate the industry and put ourselves in a better position for more work.

Start: 03/31/2017 - 5:30pm
End: 03/31/2017 - 8:00pm

A now-famous Chicago actor once said in an interview that since he could not find a producer to hire him, he became a producer and hired himself. On Friday, March 31, we will be celebrating women filmmakers who made the definitive choice that rather than look to others for opportunities; they would create them for themselves.

Start: 03/20/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 03/20/2017 - 8:00pm


The Broadcast Union, Chicago Federation of Labor and the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago presents a panel discussion about attacks on the free press and the propagation of fake news. 


  • Ariel Gurien, SAG-AFTRA TV Anchor/Reporter
  • Rummana Hussain, Chicago News Guild Reporter
  • Razza Siddiqui, NABET-CWA News Photographer
  • Bastiaan Vanacker, Media Law Expert & Ethicist


Start: 03/27/2017 - 6:00pm
End: 03/27/2017 - 8:00pm

SAG-AFTRA Conservatory Presents Got That Commercial Audition? Now What?

Now that you are inside the room, what do you do? Please join O'Connor Casting's very own David Murphy for an interactive evening of what to do inside the room!  

When:  6 - 8 p.m., Monday, March 27

Where: Kaufherr Members Resources Center
             1 E. Erie, Suite 660
             Chicago, IL 60611

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 06:45

Celebrating the Legacy of Ruth Louise Ratny

The SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local celebrates the life of Ruth Louise Ratny, founder and editor of Screen Magazine and ReelChicago, who passed away Feb. 21.

After an accomplished career working as an advertiser, producer and scriptwriter for non-theatrical films, Ratny created Screen Magazine and ReelChicago to showcase Chicago visual media and the business behind it.