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Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:05

To celebrate the arrival of new contract books, the Los Angeles Commercials Department hosted an open house for signatory producers, payroll companies, production companies, casting directors and agents on Jan. 22. The event was well attended and provided a unique opportunity for the union to build stronger relationships with our industry partners. Be sure to get your hands on a copy of the new commercial contract book and familiarize yourself with the details. Knowledge is power and ours is a strong membership!

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:59

For SAG-AFTRA members who use their voices to make a living, there are few professional issues more important than maintaining healthy vocal chords. On Jan. 27, SAG-AFTRA partnered with the Osborne Head & Neck Institute to offer a unique one-day workshop on how to protect — and get the most out of — these two tiny folds of tissue.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:52

The SAG-AFTRA MOVE L.A. committee presented Career Marketing Now!, a panel featuring seasoned casting directors, actors and talent managers who provided inside tips and marketing wisdom to members at SAG-AFTRA Plaza on Nov. 16. Each panelist shared experiences regarding the casting process and provided practical hints on how to create a polished first impression with casting directors as well as with potential representation.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:45

Dozens of SAG-AFTRA members joined the estimated 750,000 Angelinos in participating in the Second Annual Women’s March Los Angeles in downtown L.A. on Jan. 21. The SAG-AFTRA contingent surrounded the prominent SAG-AFTRA banner and was led by President Gabriel Carteris, Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin, and Executive Vice President and New York Local President Rebecca Damon, the union’s top three officers. Joining SAG-AFTRA at the march were members of sister media and entertainment unions WGAW, IATSE and AFM.

Start: 02/26/2018 - 11:00am
End: 02/26/2018 - 12:00pm

On Saturday, Feb. 24, across the country, join thousands of working people and our allies and stand up for our freedom to come together in strong unions and fight. Fight for equitable pay. Fight for affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us. Demand an end to a system that’s rigged against working people. Additionally, a rally will take place in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 26.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:30

The #AdsGoUnion campaign, in collaboration with the NextGen Performers Subcommittee, held a Jan. 25 educational panel acquainting millennial union members with the current landscape of commercials performing. The event, which took place at SAG-AFTRA Plaza, was moderated by actor Katie Von Till and subcommittee Chair Ben Whitehair, both Local Board members. Panelists included performer Brent Bailey, Casting Director Francene Selkirk, Talent Agent Jennifer York and SAG-AFTRA Associate Commercials Strategist Shaine Griffin.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:20

More than a thousand spirited SAG-AFTRA members gathered to enjoy holiday festivities at SAG-AFTRA Plaza on Dec. 13. Elected leaders, including President Gabrielle Carteris, Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon, and Secretary-Treasurer and Los Angeles Local President Jane Austin, greeted attendees. Everyone was delighted to celebrate with their colleagues and indulge in a delicious holiday meal, eggnog and holiday treats. Spicing up the winter cheer were the beautiful tree in the Plaza lobby’s, elegant décor and a choir of wintertime carolers.