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Oct 17 2:00pm-4:00pm
New York
Join Us for Mike Hodge's Celebration of LifeMore Info

Mike Hodge

Oct 17 6:00pm-8:00pm
Houston-Austin
Happy Hour Membership MixerMore Info

The Houston-Austin Membership Outreach Committee and the Houston-Austin Social Committee would like to invite you to the local’s monthly membership mixer. This will allow members the opportunity to meet, talk and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with fellow members, and to share ideas on membership outreach participation in community service projects and other activities. We look forward to seeing and speaking with you there!

When: 6 - 8 p.m. (members can stay longer if they wish), Tuesday, Oct. 17

Where: El Real Tex-Mex Café
1201 Westheimer Rd. (near the intersection of Montrose and Westheimer at Yoakum)
Houston, TX 77006

RSVP: To RSVP, please email HoustonRSVP@sagaftra.org.

Oct 17-18 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Diego
October 3TM! Monthly Third Tuesday MixerMore Info

Join the San Diego Local for a casual monthly mixer. Everyone is welcome and RSVP is not needed. Show up and mingle with other local members and friends at the Studio Diner on Tuesday, October 17.

When: 7 - 9 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 17

Where: Studio Diner – Back Patio
4701 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA  92123

 

Oct 18 10:00am-5:00pm
Philadelphia
Member Discount: Frantic Assembly’s Method of Devising: A Movement Direction and Choreography WorkshopMore Info

Member Discount: Frantic Assembly’s Method of Devising: A Movement Direction and Choreography Workshop

Frantic Assembly is a London-based company that has developed a methodology for creating heightened movement grounded in reality. Join Frantic Assembly practitioner and performer Jess Williams to discover our unique approach to creating physical material. Frantic Assembly's Method of Devising liberates potential and builds confidence in performers. This highly physical workshop will build skills, confidence, bravery and creativity!

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wed., Oct. 18

Where: Headlong Performance Institute
1170 South Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 545-9195

Experience what it is like to be an actor in the rehearsal room.
Work collaboratively to create new devised material including group elevations and chair duets.
Explore how to use physicality to create meaning and subtext.
Build your own physical confidence and develop your skills.
Learn new and exciting approaches to devising and incorporate them into your own projects.

Learn the process and specific exercises from shows like Curious Incident, Lovesong, Stockholm, Beautiful Burnout and Othello.

Cost:
$175: Non-members
$125: SAG-AFTRA members (a 30 percent discount)

To register please email Actorschekhovstudio@gmail.com.

About Frantic Assembly: Award winning and sector leading theatre company Frantic Assembly is led by artistic director and co-founder Scott Graham. It has toured extensively across the UK and worked in 40 countries internationally, collaborating with some of today's most inspiring artists. Frantic Assembly is studied as a leading contemporary theatre practitioner on five British and international academic syllabuses. The company also delivers a Collaborative Theatre Making MA with Coventry University (UK Modern University of the Year 2014, 2015 and 2016; UK University of the Year 2015). Frantic Assembly also delivers Ignition, an innovative vocational training project for young men that particularly targets those with little previous experience of the arts. Funded by the Esmèe Fairbairn Foundation, Ignition engages the least engaged and unlocks creative potential in boys across the UK. It has inspired writers to embrace new creative processes and opened up actors and dancers to new techniques. This is a matter of great pride to the company as it continues to do something different, and to do it differently.

About workshop leader Jess Williams:
Jess Williams began working for Frantic Assembly in 2012 as a practitioner. She is currently working for the company as associate movement director on the US tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. In 2014, she was in the cast of the UK tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (movement direction by Frantic Assembly) as a performer and movement captain. Other credits for Frantic Assembly include co-director of Dead, Born, Grow for the National Youth Theatre of Wales show, movement director of Jumping Puddles for Open Clasp Theatre. She trained at the London Contemporary Dance School. Other work includes movement director for the National Theatre of Wales, Sherman Cymru and Dirty Protest. She has danced for ThickSkin, Katie Green, Nigel Charnock, Jo Fong, Welsh Independent Dance, Impact Dance, Ffin dance and Secret Cinema.

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

 

 

 

 

Oct 18 5:00pm-8:00pm
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Local New Member Orientation, Oct. 18More Info

Philadelphia Local New Member Orientation, Oct. 18

To all members who have joined since Sept. 2016 and who have never attended a new member orientation, or for members who would like a refresher on SAG-AFTRA: You are invited to our biannual new member orientation on Oct. 18.
 
When: 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18
 
Where: SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Office
230 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
 
RSVP: To reserve your space please email lynn.koenigsberg@sagaftra.org.
 
This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Oct 19-24 12:00am-11:59pm
New York
Member Discount to Select Screenings at NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival, Oct. 19-24More Info

Member Discount to Select Screenings at NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival, Oct. 19-24

NewFest is celebrating its 29th annual New York LGBT Film Festival from Oct. 19 – 24. The six-day festival will feature over 140 films, panels and parties that shine a light on the LGBT experience.

When: Oct. 19 - 24

Where: Primary Venue - Cinépolis Chelsea
260 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011

Partner Venue - The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street (between 7th and Greenwich Avenues)
New York, NY 10011

Tickets: SAG-AFTRA members get 20 percent off all screenings (except the Opening Night, Closing Night and two Centerpieces). Tickets can be purchased here at http://newfest.org/events. Use code SANF17. Be sure to check out the festival trailer in order to get a glimpse at the many faces and films of NewFest 2017: https://vimeo.com/235416972.

Questions? Contact contactus@newfest.org.

The products and/or services are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Oct 19 6:00pm-8:00pm
Dallas-Fort Worth
Happy Hour Membership MixerMore Info

Happy Hour Membership Mixer

The SAG-AFTRA Dallas-Fort Worth Local would like to invite you to the its third Thursday membership mixer. The event gives members the opportunity to meet, talk and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with fellow members, and to share ideas about membership outreach participation in community service projects and other activities. We look forward to seeing and speaking with you there!
 
When: 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 (Members can stay longer if they wish.)
 
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cedars, Vetted Well Back Patio
1005 S Lamar St.
Dallas, TX  75215
http://vettedwell.com/

There will be a cash bar.
 
RSVP: Please email DallasRSVP@sagaftra.org.
 
This event is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through Oct. 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Oct 19 7:00pm-9:00pm
New York
Social Media Growth For Entertainers, Oct. 19More Info

 Social Media Growth For Entertainers, Oct. 19

NGP

MOVE NextGen Performers invite you to a special event seminar about boosting your social media presence.

When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19

Where: SAG-AFTRA New York Local – Ken Howard Boardroom
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023

Taught by The Social Media Advantage founder Ryan Walker, this class teaches you how to grow and develop a beneficial social media presence and incorporate it into your daily life. The discussion will include Instagram and other relevant platforms and an outline of how they can best be utilized as an entertainer. Learn to make more efficient use of your social media. Topics will include “following” relevance in casting; sponsored content; timed and precise posting; and gaining smart followers.  

RSVP Required: Click here to make a reservation. 

NGP is a subcommittee of SAG-AFTRA’s MOVE (Members Organizing Volunteer Efforts) Committee. NGP works to develop, serve and connect the emerging generation of SAG-AFTRA membership. Through social events, social media networking and community outreach, NGP creates an educated, engaged and energized union membership. NGP reinforces the vitality of SAG-AFTRA and its benefits early in our members’ professional lives.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance.

This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

 

 

Oct 21 8:00am-12:00pm
Chicago
Join SAG-AFTRA Members and Staff at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K WalkMore Info

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events raise money for the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives and raise awareness about breast cancer prevention, as well as to honor survivors and remember those lost to breast cancer. Please join our team and walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, and help us make it a special, fun day. If you can't join us, consider making a donation to help this wonderful cause.

Walk with us to:
Celebrate survivors
Remember those lost to breast cancer
Encourage the newly diagnosed
Raise funds for innovative research and free programs

Click here to sign up for our team and/or make a donation. We appreciate your participation.

When: Saturday, Oct. 21
Check-In: 8 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 9 a.m.
Walk: 10 a.m.

Where: Soldier Field 
1410 Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Travel and Transportation:
Public Transit: Take the CTA L-Train Red, Orange or Green Line to the Roosevelt stop. 

By bus: From the Roosevelt stop, walk west to Roosevelt and State. From there, take the CTA Bus No. 146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express to the Soldier Field and Field Museum stop. Then walk south to Soldier Field, Stadium Green. Or by foot: From the Roosevelt stop, walk east to the Museum Campus, then walk south to Soldier Field, Stadium Green. About 1.2 miles.

Parking: Waldron Deck, 600 E. Waldron Dr. A $20 parking fee is required 

Park with SpotHero and they will donate $1 to Making Strides and give you 5 percent off your parking reservation. Enter the Promo Code NOMORECANCER (limit one per user).

 

Oct 21 9:00am-9:00pm
Twin Cities
Mingle with Filmmakers at the TCFF ’17 Filmmaker BrunchMore Info

The Twin Cities Local is an official sponsor of this year’s Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF), and local members can enjoy special opportunities to meet and mingle with Film Festgoers. From Oct. 18-28, the 8th Annual TCFF will present more than 120 films and educational events, including panel discussions with industry professionals, filmmakers and special guests. Films will spotlight Minnesota natives, women directors, social causes and “Hollywood sneak peaks.” The TCFF venue is the Showplace ICON Theatre at the Shops at the West End. The TCFF Filmmaker Lounge is designed to give filmmakers and movie goers alike a space to network, relax and discuss film. See details below.

SAG-AFTRA members are invited and encouraged to join in the following:

Filmmaker Brunch hosted by SAG-AFTRA

When: 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21
9 a.m. – Brunch begins
9:30 am – Brief welcome and presentation by TCFF & SAG-AFTRA

Where: TCFF Lounge
1658 West End Blvd.,
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Cost: No Cost

RSVP REQUIRED. Click here.           

Filmmaker Lounge Activities

When: 5 p.m. each day of the festival with the bar opening at 7:00 pm (times may very slightly based on movie times or special events) 

Where: 1658 West End Blvd (across the street from the theater)
St. Louis Park, MN 55413

Cost: Admission to the Festival Lounge is free if you have a same day ticket stub or lanyard (filmmaker, pass holder or sponsor)

For more information, please visit:  http://twincitiesfilmfest.org/tcff-lounge/

Volunteer Opportunities: TCFF is looking for volunteers!  For a list of volunteer opportunities and to find out more, click here.

For more details about festival passes, the official film schedule and festival events, visit the Twin Cities Film Fest website.

The products and services herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA.  Any questions must be handled by the provider.  This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied. 

Oct 21 1:15pm-3:00pm
Los Angeles
Free New Media Panel & Screening at the LA Femme Film FestivalMore Info

When: 1:15 - 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21

Where: Regal Cinemas
LA Live Stadium 14
1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Parking: East Garage (Lot E, Enter on Olympic Blvd) or West Garage (Lot W, Gates E & F – Enter on Georgia St. and turn on West Road). Some establishments validate, please confirm prior to arrival. Click here to view a parking guide.

The SAG-AFTRA National LGBT Committee is proud to host a free panel discussion and screening of the independent comedy web series The Other F Word starring Judy Gold and Steve Guttenberg onSaturday, Oct. 21 at the Le Femme Film Festival. Produced under the SAG AFTRA New Media agreement, the series has garnered 1 million views in its first season streaming on Amazon. The Other F Word focuses on a suburban mom who moves to NYC to live with her sister and friends and begins an adventure of a lifetime. Storylines also involve the LGBT community. The screening will be followed by Q&A with comedienne Judy Gold and the cast and crew of the series.

Cost: The event is free for SAG-AFTRA members. Please note you will need to present your SAG-AFTRA membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance and that admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guests: You may bring guests but they will not be admitted free (unless they are also paid-up SAG-AFTRA members with their member IDs). Guests who are not paid-up SAG-AFTRA members will have to purchase tickets.

This event is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Questions? Call (323) 549-6644.

Oct 21 7:00pm-10:00pm
Los Angeles
Free Screening, Panel & After-Party of “The Year of Spectacular Men” directed by Lea Thompson at the LA Femme Film Festival, Oct. 21 More Info

When: 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21

Where: Regal Cinemas
LA Live Stadium 14
1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Parking: East Garage (Lot E, Enter on Olympic Blvd) or West Garage (Lot W, Gates E & F – Enter on Georgia St. and turn on West Road). Some establishments validate, please confirm prior to arrival. Click here to view a parking guide.

SAG-AFTRA Members with ID enjoy a free special screening of Lea Thompson’s directorial debut film “The Year of Spectacular Men”. Written by her daughter, Madelyn Deutch, and starring both her daughters Madelyn & Zoey Deutch. The screening will be at the Real Cinemas at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles on Oct 21, Saturday at 7pm. All three will be participating in the Q&A.  Screening ticket will get you entry to the after-party at The Edison (108 W 2nd St #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012).

Cost: The event is free for SAG-AFTRA members. Please note you will need to present your SAG-AFTRA membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance and that admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guests: You may bring guests but they will not be admitted free (unless they are also paid-up SAG-AFTRA members with their member IDs). Guests who are not paid-up SAG-AFTRA members will have to purchase tickets.

This event is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Questions? Call (323) 549-6644.

Oct 22 11:00am-4:00pm
Chicago
CSA Hosts Open Call with A Focus on Transgender ActorsMore Info

As part of a series of events focusing on casting opportunities for actors who have been historically overlooked in the entertainment industry, Casting Society of America (CSA) Diversity Committee will focus this month on *transgender performers. Performers will be given an opportunity to do a two-page prepared scene in front of a panel of two to three CSA casting directors. Please note, the reading will be taped and the reading is NOT for a job opportunity.

When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22

Location and Reservations: Click here for location and registration details.

Sign up now as time slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and will fill up fast!

For more information and updates visit CSA’s Facebook.

Questions? For questions, email CSAInclusionandDiversity@gmail.com.

*Transgender actors (including non-binary, gender non-conforming and genderqueer actors) are encouraged to attend.  

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.This open call is an unpaid stage performance presented to a live audience. Casting will be based on vocal quality and characterizations. We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.

 

 

Oct 22 11:00am-4:00pm
Los Angeles
CSA Hosts Open Call with a focus on Transgender ActorsMore Info

When: Sunday, Oct. 22
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Click here for location and reservation information

As part of a series of events focusing on casting opportunities for actors who have been historically overlooked in the entertainment industry, Casting Society of America (CSA) Diversity Committee, is focusing this month on transgender performers. CSA will be giving these performers an opportunity to do a two-page prepared scene in front of a panel of two to three CSA casting directors. The reading will be taped. The reading is NOT for a job opportunity. Transgender actors (including non-binary, gender non-conforming and genderqueer actors) are encouraged to attend. 

Sign up now as time slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and will fill up fast.
For more information and updates visit CSA’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/CSAInclusionAndDiversity/.

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied. SAG-AFTRA has no responsibility for the email’s content or for the referenced project. Any questions should be addressed to Casting Society of America (CSA).

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

Questions? Email CSAInclusionandDiversity@gmail.com.

Click here for details and to register.

Oct 22 11:00am-1:00pm
Portland
CSA Hosts Open Call with A Focus on Transgender ActorsMore Info

As part of a series of events focusing on casting opportunities for actors who have been historically overlooked in the entertainment industry, Casting Society of America (CSA) Diversity Committee will focus this month on *transgender performers. Performers will be given an opportunity to do a two-page prepared scene in front of a panel of two to three CSA casting directors. Please note, the reading will be taped and the reading is NOT for a job opportunity.

When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22

Location and Reservations: Click here for location and registration details.

Sign up now as time slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and will fill up fast!

For more information and updates visit CSA’s Facebook.

Questions? For questions, email CSAInclusionandDiversity@gmail.com.

*Transgender actors (including non-binary, gender non-conforming and genderqueer actors) are encouraged to attend.  

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied. This open call is an unpaid stage performance presented to a live audience. Casting will be based on vocal quality and characterizations. We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Oct 23-13 6:00pm-9:00pm
Chicago
Attention SAG-AFTRA Member Filmmakers!More Info

Are you an actor who wants to make a short film? Now is your chance. SAG-AFTRA is here to help you learn how to make your brilliant short film. Each session will be on a Monday night from 6 - 9 p.m., and is presented by members of the local independent film community. Here's a sneak preview of this four-week intensive series:

Week 1: Scriptwriting, fundraising and budgeting (Oct. 23)

Week 2: Selecting equipment, casting, crew hiring (Oct. 30)

Week 3: Contracts, locations, production (Nov. 6)

Week 4: Post-production: editing and distribution (Nov. 13)

These sessions will support you in creating your film. 

This is a four-week commitment. In week one, we will break into teams of two to four people who will make a two-to-three-minute short film by the end of November. There will be weekly homework and you must attend each of the four sessions. Films created during this series will be for educational purposes only, not for exhibition.

RSVP to kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org. Space is limited. Don't delay, sign up today.

 

Oct 23 7:30pm-10:00pm
Atlanta
Announcing the 14th Annual Lend Me an Ear 14: Stage and Screen on RadioMore Info

Announcing the 14th Annual Lend Me an Ear 14: Stage and Screen on Radio

Summer is over so it’s time for the Atlanta Union Radio Players to proudly announce their annual Lend Me an Ear fall lineup! It’s another fun night of Old Time Radio show recreations with some of Atlanta’s best SAG-AFTRA and Equity talent benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This year, our 14th, the theme is “Stage and Screen on Radio” and we’re highlighting two of radio’s greatest comediennes.

  • First, there’s The Joan Davis Show. (Joan Davis is best remembered for TV’s I Married Joan and was a main staple in vaudeville, film and TV.)
  • Next up: I Love Lucy, the only existing radio version, with funny lady Lucille Ball and husband Desi Arnaz.
  • Also on the bill is a movie trailer for Clare Boothe Luce’s famous play The Women.
  • We’ll end the evening with the humorous Columbia Workshop tale My Client Curley about two boys, an agent and a dancing caterpillar.

When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23
(Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Authentic English fare and drinks will be available.)

Where: Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
499 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(Discounted paid parking is across the street at the Emory Midtown Hospital.)
(For directions to The Shakespeare Tavern, click here.)

Tickets: Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door or online by clicking here.

Come join us for laughs and intrigue and enjoy experiencing the “Theater of Imagination.” All net proceeds benefit the ACFB to help those in need, not just during the holidays, but throughout the entire year

Questions? Contact Melissa Goodman at (404) 239-0131 ext. 11.

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Oct 23 7:00pm-9:00pm
Chicago
Chicago Singers Collective Performs Classic Hits from the '60s - Oct. 23More Info

You're invited to attend the Chicago Singers Collective's debut performance of their original production OREO on October 23.

OREO will feature a wide variety of hit songs from the 1960s that are considered commentaries on the social climate of that era. And through these powerful songs, OREO will tell the story of the tension, battles and triumph of that era.

You won't want to miss out on this electric story and brilliant showcase of talent that parallels our social issues of the present day.

When: Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

Where: Chicago Federation of Musicians
             656 West Randolph St. Suite 2W
             Chicago, IL 60661

RSVP: jolene.jones@sagaftra.org/a> 

Free public performance

The Chicago Singers Collective is comprised of SAG-AFTRA, Actors' Equity and Chicago Federation of Musicians members.

Oct 23 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
SAVE THE DATE: Fall Membership MeetingMore Info

2017 San Francisco-Northern California Fall Membership Meeting

 

When: 6 - 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23
6 - 7 p.m. Social Hour
7 - 9 p.m. Membership Meeting

Where: Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Agenda: 
·         Report of the President
·         Executive Staff Reports
·         Election/Convention Report
·         Committee Reports
·         Guest Speaker Panel Featuring Ryan Glorioso Casting

Guest Speakers from Glorioso Casting LLC:

  • Casting Director Ryan Glorioso
  • Casting Associate Justin Coulter
  • Casting Assistant Jerry Dwyer

Parking: Metered street parking is available and in full enforcement. Please feed the meter. Public transportation on the Muni and Bart is also optional.

NO RSVP is required for this event.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Oct 23 7:30pm-10:00pm
San Diego
About the Business: Workshop with Industry Pros – Monday Oct. 23More Info

Do you have questions about the entertainment business?  How do I get an agent?  What type of training do I need?  Do I have to pay for representation?  How do I avoid scams? A panel of local industry professionals will answer your questions.  Moderated by Lorenzo Rodriguez, the panel will feature: casting director Vivienne Chang (Pitch, Veronica Mares), casting director Iris Hampton (Power Rangers, Phantom) and Teatro Mascara Magica director William Virchis. 

When: 7:30 – 10 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23

Where: AFM Local 325 Hall
1717 Morena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110 

 

No RSVPs necessary. This workshop is open to members and pre-members – invite your performer friends to learn more of the basics about the business! 

 

Oct 26 3:00pm-4:30pm
Los Angeles
Theatrical Contracts Workshop: Q&A on Theatrical ContractsMore Info

When: 3 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Do you have questions about the SAG-AFTRA agreements for theatrical films? In the final Theatrical Contracts Workshop for 2017, representatives from the Theatrical Contracts Department will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have. We want our members to be savvy and educated on SAG-AFTRA contracts and what they can expect when working them. We are also eager to hear your topic suggestions for the 2018 Theatrical Contract Workshop Series.

This discussion is designed for the veteran performer, as well as those just getting started.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? Please contact the Theatrical Department at (323) 549-6828.

Oct 26 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
TV Comedy - Booking the Job with Michael D. CohenMore Info

When: 7 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Do you want to add more television comedy credits to your resume? Instructor Michael D. Cohen applies his unique holistic approach to comedy to help you bring your unique truth, aliveness and playfulness to your work. Learn specific techniques for analyzing a scene for comedy, nailing the jokes, tone and pacing, and make acting choices that respect the writers yet make you stand out in the casting session. This is a hands-on workshop in which a few members will be asked from the audience to work at the front of the room.

You may bring a comedic monologue or a prepared scene if you wish to volunteer.

About Michael D. Cohen
Michael D. Cohen is an actor and acting teacher. He can be seen regularly as the character Schwoz on Nickelodeon's hit sit-com Henry Danger and has appeared on shows such as Modern Family, The Real O'Neals, 2 Broke Girls, The Mindy Project, Backstrom, Eagleheart, Austin & Ally and many others. Recent film credits include the upcoming Coen Brothers comedy Suburbicon directed by George Clooney, the Oscar-nominated film Whiplash, as well as the Canadian Screen Award-nominated film It Was You Charlie, for which he was nominated for an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Lead Performance. Michael has dozens of commercial credits including Mini Starburst, FedEx, Capital One, Boston Market, Honda with Patrick Warburton, and the Super Bowl Hulu Plus campaign with Will Arnett. Michael served as Co-Chair of the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory at the American Film Institute and is a member of the National SAG-AFTRA Conservatory Committee . He has a Masters degree in Adult Education focusing on transformative education for performers. He offers acting workshops and private audition coaching for actors in L.A., Toronto and around the world.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? (323) 634-8277.

Oct 28 8:15am-7:30pm
New York
Member Discount: Produced By: New York, Oct. 28More Info

Member Discount: Produced By: New York, Oct. 28

Produced By

As a loyal member of SAG-AFTRA, you strive to stay current and connected with the industry. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to take full advantage of all the opportunities New York has to offer by joining the Producers Guild of America (PGA) for Produced By: New York.

When: 8:15 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28

Where: 1 Time Warner Center
(Enter at 58th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.)
New York, NY 10019

This year the PGA is offering SAG-AFTRA members an even more significant discount to attend the one day conference of panels, workshops, mentoring roundtables and networking events.

Produced By: New York is your gateway to business relationships – new and old.

Meet with like-minded creative teams in a peer-to-peer industry setting. Connect with top names in financing, budgeting, production, marketing, distribution and augmented and virtual reality.

Session highlights include:

  • 360 Profile: Amazon Studios: A wide-ranging discussion with head of motion picture production Ted Hope and head of comedy, drama, and virtual reality Joe Lewis.
  • Content is King: Meet the Buyers: Featuring senior executives from History, National Geographic, TLC and others.
  • The Power to Shake It Up: A panel of visionary women creating spaces for fresh voices to tell their stories.
  • Conversation with Anthony Bourdain and Lydia Tenaglia: The duo share producing stories and insights from their many projects.
  • James Schamus: Does Cinema Have a Future?
  • Scripted Series Content: From Pitch to Post
  • Producers’ Masterclass: The Power of Creative Collaboration
  • Mentoring Roundtables: Small groups of up to eight attendees will have the chance to ask questions of and seek advice from top producers. Roundtables are available to all paid attendees for an additional $100 fee.

Register: Use promo code SAGAFTRA17 for a $50 discount off the regular industry rate. Produced By: New York is presented by the Producers Guild of America. For more information and to register, click here.

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Oct 28 8:30am-12:00pm
New York
Actors and Artists Unite NYC Team Walk on Oct. 28More Info

Actors and Artists Unite NYC Team Walk on Oct. 28

To all New York SAG-AFTRA members and their friends and families - join the Actors and Artists Unite to end Alzheimer’s New York City team for their 7th AA Unite Walk to end Alzheimer’s sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. AA Unite was founded in 2011 and in the past seven years has raised over $210,000 for a world without Alzheimer’s. They are the only national non-corporate, all-volunteer friends and family team and the only national team dedicated to artists. 

When: Saturday, Oct. 28
8:30 a.m.: Registration
9:45 a.m.: Opening and Promise Flower Ceremony
10:15 a.m.: 1.5 mile walk to City Hall or 2.5 mile walk over the Brooklyn Bridge walk

Where: South Street Seaport, Pier 17 
Fulton and South Street 
Manhattan, NY 10038 

AA Unite walks to honor the brilliant and gifted artists we have lost and those who are fading into the darkness of Alzheimer’s- musicians, actors, directors, playwrights, broadcast journalists. Each was a master – they have left an extraordinary legacy of artistry and dedication to their craft and their fellow artists. They walk in their honor, they walk for a cure and they walk in solidarity with and for each other.

Register: http://act.alz.org/goto/AAUniteNYC17

All are welcome! Artists, friends, family members, neighbors- anyone and everyone is welcome to join the team as they walk for a cure in our lifetime. The team motto is- “When Actors and Artists Unite- the world can shift!” Let’s shift the world! #ENDALZ”

The products and/or services are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Oct 28 10:00am-4:00pm
Los Angeles
SAG-AFTRA Southern California Broadcast Mentoring ProgramMore Info

SAG-AFTRA Southern California Broadcast Mentoring Program Information Saturday, October 28 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. SAG-AFTRA Plaza
Oct 29 2:00pm-4:00pm
Houston-Austin
Actors Town Hall: Acting Career or Acting Hobby?More Info

South Texas actors gather for an open forum on the status of the regional market and how best to raise the bar in San Antonio and Austin. Join fellow actors (SAG-AFTRA members and pre-members) for a serious discussion on how best to increase work opportunities and grow your career. SAG-AFTRA leaders and staff will be available to answer questions on marketing, contracts, agents, membership, film incentives, right-to-work and more. Knowledge is power and community is key. Your acting career deserves this FREE investment in time.

When: 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29

Where: Alamo City Studios
1113 E. Houston St.
San Antonio

RSVP: Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Austinrsvp@sagaftra.org and tell us where you are in your career: member or pre-member.

Oct 30-04 1:30pm-4:20pm
Hawaii
Hawaii Local and the University of Hawaii Academy of Creative Media Present Table ReadingsMore Info

The Hawaii Local and the University of Hawaii Academy of Creative Media (UH-ACM) have joined together to provide another great way for members to continue to hone their craft through Table Readings.

After seven successful years, Table Readings returns to afford members the opportunity to read new scripts and act in roles in a cold reading situation. For screenwriters, it is a chance to hear their work be read by professional actors. Additionally, should these scenes at some point go before the camera, actors have another opportunity to do what they love – perform well written material on-camera.

When: 1:30 - 4:20 p.m. on the following Mondays

  • Oct. 30
  • Nov. 13
  • Nov. 20
  • Nov. 27
  • Dec. 4

Where: University of Hawaii - Manoa Campus
George Hall, Room 214
2560 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

To sign up, email your headshot and resume to Brenda Ching at brenda.ching@sagaftra.org. You will be contacted directly with more details.

UH parking information: Dole Street Structure
$5 – Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$6 – Monday – Friday, 4 p.m. – closing
$6 – Saturday and Special Events, 6:30 a.m. – closing

Note: Participants are responsible for their own parking at the UH.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid thru October 31, 2017) for admittance. 

Oct 30 6:00pm-8:30pm
Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Singers Committee presents Educational Meeting for SAG-AFTRA Singers (EMSAS)More Info

When: 6 – 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30
6 p.m. – Refreshments
6:30 p.m. – Meeting Begins

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Meeting Topics

  • Commercial Auditions
    • In-person v. audio auditions, what to expect, if and when you'll be paid, etc.
  • Network Code Comprehensive
    • Bring all your questions to ask staff the ins and outs of this contract.
  • Open Q&A
    • Any remaining time will be available for all your SAG-AFTRA singer questions!

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON YOUR APP (paid through October 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? Please contact the Music Department at (323) 549-6864.

Oct 30 6:30pm-8:30pm
San Francisco - Northern California
Auditioning for the Camera with Micci Toliver More Info

The San Francisco-Northern California Conservatory Presents
Auditioning for the Camera with Micci Toliver 

The purpose of this class is to work on the various techniques and approaches required to audition for the camera, with or without sides. Choose a two-person scene that you would be right for, that's suitable for the camera and bring a memory card if you want a copy of your work.

Make sure to:

  • Bring in two copies of the scene, one for Micci and one for the reader
  • Highlight the other character's lines for the reader
  • Keep your scene short and simple, not long and complicated
  • Be off-book and prepared to work
  • Remember this is an On-Camera Audition Class so dress appropriately for your character and come camera ready

When: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30

Where: SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local
350 Sansome Street, Suite 900 (between Sacramento/California Streets).
San Francisco, CA 94104

Public transportation is available and encouraged. There is limited self-pay street parking and self-pay parking garages in the area 

Note: Class size is limited to 10

RSVP: SAG-AFTRA Francisco-Northern California Local by email to Vicki Balich vicki.balich@sagaftra.org. Please include your name, phone number and union membership I.D. number. 

  • Participants will be randomly selected from those who respond, with preference being given to those who have not attended Conservatory events within the past 3 months.
  • As a courtesy to members on the waiting list, if you have reserved a space in this workshop and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation by Friday, October 27th. Failure to do so may result in the inability to attend future workshops.
  • We appreciate your enthusiasm to participate in conservatory classes, anyone who shows up without receiving written confirmation will not be granted access to the class.
  • If you arrive late, it is up to the discretion of the teacher as to whether or not you will be admitted.
  • There is no charge for this event.

Micci Toliver has been a working actor for over thirty years. His professional career includes theatre, film and television, starting in New York, now San Francisco and Los Angeles.  He is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Micci is on IMDb, and his website is miccitoliver.me

Nov 02 12:00pm-2:30pm
Los Angeles
Contracts with Agents Giving You a Headache? Come Learn All You Need to Know!More Info

When: Noon-2:30 p.m. PT, Thursday, November 2, 2017

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

About to sign a contract with your agent? Be fully informed of your rights before you sign on the dotted line! SAG-AFTRA’s Professional Representatives Department will hold a bi-coastal educational seminar on general service agreements or GSAs (i.e. the contracts that some agents have been using to represent our members instead of the standard Legacy SAG and/or Legacy AFTRA agency contracts). These GSA contracts are signed outside of SAG-AFTRA’s protection, and it is imperative that members have a working knowledge of what these contracts say before signing them—your professional future and your income may depend on it.

Staff will also take this opportunity to address how these contracts may apply, and discuss what your options are. This educational seminar will be especially helpful to any member having trouble making sense of the complicated legal language contained in the GSAs that their agents have provided them.

The event will not be taped, nor will any kind of recording device be permitted. Please bring writing materials or a laptop with you in order to take extensive notes.

To RSVP, click here.

Members must have a valid SAG-AFTRA ID to be permitted entry to this event paid through October 31, 2017. Only those members who have received confirmation emails from SAG-AFTRA may attend, so please act quickly as seating is limited.

Questions about this event should be directed to the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department at (323) 549-6745.

Nov 04 8:30am-11:00am
New York
Join Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for the Broadway Run, Nov. 4More Info

Join Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for the Broadway Run, Nov. 4

Are you a runner, walker or Broadway Cares supporter? We’re putting together a team of actors, crew members and theatre fans to participate in this year’s Broadway Run. We’d love for you to be a part of it.

When: 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: Manhattan (Click here for course information.)

The Dash to the Finish Line is a 3.1-mile walk or run through the streets of Manhattan on Saturday, Nov. 4. It ends at the famed New York City Marathon finish line in Central Park. As a member of the Broadway Run team, you’ll raise money to help provide lifesaving medications, healthy meals and emergency financial assistance. It’s easy to make a difference. We’ll set you up with a fundraising page and all the tools you need to succeed.

To join the team, email runwithus@broadwaycares.org and they will send along more information.

If you have friends who might be interested, please share this info with them too.

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

Nov 06 6:00pm-9:00pm
Miami
SAG-AFTRA Miami Annual Membership Meeting, Nov. 6More Info

SAG-AFTRA Miami Annual Membership Meeting, Nov. 6

The SAG-AFTRA Miami Local Board invites you to the 2017 annual membership meeting. Join us for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, networking opportunities, door prizes and trivia game prizes. Get updates and information; learn about the latest developments in your union and find out about what’s coming up. 

When: Monday, Nov. 6
5:30 p.m.: Registration
6-7 p.m.: Mixer
7-9:00 p.m.: Meeting

Where: Dave & Buster’s
3000 Oakwood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33020

Guest Speakers: To be announced.

RSVP to Eileen Neel at (305) 663-7079 or eileen.neel@sagaftra.org.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through Oct. 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Nov 08 7:00pm-9:00pm
Atlanta
SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Membership MeetingMore Info

SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Membership Meeting
with
SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity National Director Adam Moore

When: 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8
 
Where: IATSE Local 479
4220 International Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30354
(Near the Hartsfield-Jackson International Terminal. Free parking is available.)

Come meet your new local board, local office staff and set relations representatives at the general membership meeting. Also, join your fellow members in a conversation led by EEO & Diversity National Director Adam Moore. He will discuss achieving empowerment through knowledge of our rights and solidarity amongst all professionals. In a safe yet candid space, listen to one another and learn from your union about the rules, realities and resources you need know to do your best work.

We look forward to seeing your there!

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Nov 09-10 12:00am-11:59am
Michigan
Save The Date: Michigan Workshops! More Details To Follow.More Info

Save The Date: Michigan Workshops! More Details To Follow.

By popular demand, voiceover professional Paul Liberti will be back in Michigan for three different workshops.

When: Thursday, Nov. 9 and Friday, Nov. 10
4 – 6 p.m.: Video Game Voiceover Character Building Workshop
7 – 9 p.m.: TV, Radio and Film - Promo Technique Voiceover Workshop

Friday, November 10
10 a.m. – Noon: 21st Century - Contemporary Commercial Voiceover

Paul Liberti has booked hundreds of voiceover spots and animated series including Pokémon, Blue’s Clues, Noggin's, Pinky Dinky Doo, Saturday Night Live Cartoons and Sesame Street. He is currently the voice of Curious George & the Man in the Yellow Hat. He has read for Scholastic, Nickelodeon, Tavoli Entertainment and the Audie Award-winning series Goose Bumps. Mr. Liberti has also performed on Broadway, Broadway tours as well as film and TV, including The Daily Show, PBS, Nickelodeon, Showtime and more.

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through Oct. 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.