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Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:18

On Sunday, Jan. 21, Seattle members gathered for the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards. Over 50 members gathered at a local screening room to celebrate another year of hard work in the industry. Photo by Ashley Cozine.

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:14

Our committees support the local's work. They include Organizing, Reinstatement, SAG Awards Screening Party, Broadcast Steering, Conservatory, and Military Personnel & Families Support.

And our new committees are Editorial Subcommittee, NextGen Performers, Convention Resolutions, and Stunt and Safety.

Interested in serving on a committee? Contact Chelsea Harris at chelsea.harris@sagaftra.org.

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:57


James Rowley French, 1928 - 1917 

by Larry Albert
Member, Associate Producer of Jim French Productions

How do you talk about a man who changed your life, made you a better person and showed you the way to develop talents you never know you had? When it comes to my friend and colleague Jim French, who passed away just before Christmas, perhaps it’s best to begin at the beginning.

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:06

Rik Deskin

The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local held its membership meeting and holiday party at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse on Dec. 11, 2017. Below is a copy of my report to the membership. 

Hello Union Brothers and Sisters,

This has been an interesting and sometimes challenging year for many of us. Our union continues to prevail and we continue to add members. We number 160,000 nationally. 

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:20

On Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, the ballot tabulation of the Seattle Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 16:37

SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local members, staff and families turn out for the 43rd Annual Seattle Pride Parade held on Sunday, June 25.

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:35

Please note that SAG-AFTRA has deemed 6th Avenue Talent‘s franchises deemed surrendered effective June 15, 2017, under the SAG Codified Agency Regulations Rule 16(g) and the AFTRA Regulations Rule 12-C. 

The effect of the surrender is as follows:

No member of SAG-AFTRA may hereafter engage, use, or deal through this agency.

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:31

Seattle Local members joined with film industry insiders to host a panel highlighting the challenges and opportunities of diversity in casting at a recent panel discussion. Titled Casting Equity, the May 28 panel was part of the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival Forum Series.

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:47


Participants of the actors’ boot camp at the Hampton Inn in Spokane, Washington.

The Seattle Local hosted an actors’ boot camp conservatory in Spokane, Washington, with voiceover artist Paul Liberti and actors Rik Deskin and Daniel Knight on April 22 and 23. About 20 members from eastern Washington, Idaho and Oregon attended a two-day intensive focusing on voiceover production and the business of acting.

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:16

Shellea Allen 

Happy spring to our members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington state. 

The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local has been busy the past six months. Our committees are active and we are focused on empowering and bettering the lives of performers and broadcasters in our local through member outreach, organizing around the corporate/educational waiver, and keeping our members engaged. Below are a few highlights of our events.

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:14

Please note that Mod Media Professional Representation, LLC has surrendered its franchise effective April 5, 2017, under the SAG Codified Agency Regulations Rule 16(g).

The effect of the surrender is as follows:

No member of SAG-AFTRA may hereafter engage, use, or deal through this agency.

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 08:59

SEATTLE (March 7, 2016) — SAG-AFTRA members have ratified their first contract with KNKX 88.5 FM, one of the most popular public radio stations in the country. The members of the bargaining unit voted overwhelmingly to approve the contract. The deal includes a 6-percent wage increase over three years as well as significant improvements to the employer-sponsored healthcare and vacation benefits. 

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 17:27



Please share this information with all your filmmaker friends! 
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is now accepting submissions from filmmakers residing in all states west of the Mississippi for its April 2017 Los Angeles Short Film Showcase. SUBMISSION DEADLINE is Monday, February 6, 2017. No deadline waiver.