Welcome to SAG-AFTRA Chicago! As a local we advocate for and protect the rights and wages for actor/ performers, singers/recording artists, and broadcasters across Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and a portion of Iowa.

To our producers, casting directors and advertisers, rest assured that our unique mix of theater, commercial, television and independent film makes Chicago the perfect breeding ground for exceptional talent. The training received from our world class theaters and universities prepares our members for every set, booth and broadcasting floor.

To our members, use this site, or the app, to stay connected with the local and the union nationwide. Visit the Kaufherr Members Resource Center for monthly workshops and training opportunities, use our fully equipped video and audio recording facilities, or meet and network with other members.

To pre-union members, we can’t wait until you join the community. With shows like Empire, Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med, Shameless, The Chi, there’s no better time to be a SAG-AFTRA member. Our goal is to engage, educate and empower our local community to stay union strong.

Charles Andrew Gardner, Chicago Local President

Chicago Local delegates at the 2019 SAG-AFTRA National Convention.

Chicago Local delegates and staff are all smiles during their group photo.

SAG-AFTRA executive officers at the end of convention. From left, National Vice President, Recording Artists/Singers Dan Navarro; National Vice President, Los Angeles Clyde Kusatsu; Secretary-Treasurer Camryn Manheim; President Gabrielle Carteris; Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon; National Vice President, Small Locals Suzanne Burkhead; National Vice President, New York Liz Zazzi; and National Vice President, Mid-Sized Locals Michele Proude, National Vice President, Broadcasters Bob Butler. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

President Gabrielle Carteris receives a standing ovation during her address to the delegates. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White addresses delegates during the second day of convention. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

The 2019 SAG-AFTRA National Convention delegation. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon discusses digital image rights and defending SAG-AFTRA’s core values during her EVP speech. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

Camryn Manheim during her first address as SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

National Vice President, Actors/Performers Bill Charlton discusses a resolution on the convention floor.

From left, Executive Vice President and N.Y. Local President Rebecca Damon, President Gabrielle Carteris and Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland display their George Heller awards.

National Board member and chair of the SAG-AFTRA Diversity Advisory Committee Jason George with host and SAG-AFTRA member Sydelle Noell on the red carpet at Casino Unconventionale, SAG-AFTRA’s biennial evening gala.

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