The 47th Annual USA Film Festival invites you to a special evening of film. There is a limited number of USA Film Fest Passes for members so it is encouraged to select one of the following films.
Whether you’re a new SAG-AFTRA member or new to Dallas-Fort Worth, the SAG-AFTRA new member orientation is right for you. Please join us for a membership overview with valuable information for new and veteran members alike. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your union.
When: Wednesday, May 10
Orientation session #1 at 9 a.m.
Orientation session #2 at 6:30 p.m.
This Conservatory workshop is physically interactive and all participants should wear loose clothing to move freely, with soft soled shoes or bare feet. No stunts are being taught. This workshop is to help actors and stunt players be more effective in their jobs.
In this workshop members will learn about:
Emotional Flexibility: Learn to turn on emotions on cue, hit your marks, stay safe, be in the moment, turn it off and repeat!
Steve Maisel has worked in a variety of casting positions for scripted and reality TV, short and feature films, as well as TV commercials, web series and music videos. He worked on the first season of Masters of Sex for Showtime. His feature film credits include Mexican Sunrise, Retaliation, Love or Whatever and The Conway Curve.
Cold Read Workshop with Casting Director Toni Cobb-Brock in Houston
TITAS Presents and the AT&T Performing Arts Center will be hosting two specialized seminars designed to help guide actors and dancers through every phase of their working career, from the beginning, to the peaks, into golden performing years and retirement. One evening is designed specifically for dancers, the other for film/TV and stage actors, technicians and creatives, though all are welcome to attend both. These are free to members. Entertainment industry professionals, union and non-union performing artists of all kinds are welcome.
SAG-AFTRA members now have the opportunity to capture some screen time of their own at the SAG Awards Viewing Parties hosted by the Houston-Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth Locals. This will be part of the Texas Member Reel that is shared with producers and casting directors throughout the year. The Member Reel slide show includes member headshots with credits and professional contact information.
In this new form of SAG-AFTRA Foundation Casting Access Online, actors will get a unique opportunity to perform and video chat with a specified casting director. Registered actors will prepare their own scene for the class then participate in a Q&A and reading with the casting director. Actors will perform one by one via video chat then receive feedback on their performances. Scene readers will be selected from the class.