Attention All Washington-Mid Atlantic Local Members
The process of gathering proposals to enhance the Television and Theatrical Motion Picture Contracts is under way in the Washington-Mid Atlantic Local and all over the country. Your local board approved TV/Theatrical Wages and Working Conditions Committee is meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to develop proposals benefitting our membership and welcomes your input either in person* or via email.
Click here for more information.
- All SAG-AFTRA Conservatory workshops are free for members in good standing.
- To attend a workshop, you must register in advance. No walk-ins are allowed.
- To register for a workshop, click here.
- If you must cancel, please do so at least two days before the workshop. This allows us to notify those on the wait list that they may attend.
WMA Conservatory Opportunities in North Carolina
The Washington-Mid Atlantic Conservatory committee has some exciting opportunities for our members in North Carolina.
ATTEND IN PERSON IN NORTH CAROLINA:
Taped Audition Technique
When: 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, May 3
Are you a SAG-AFTRA member in the Washington-Mid Atlantic area? With upcoming productions shooting in our area, would you like to know more about the Background Actor provisions of the TV/Theatrical agreement? If so, then this presentation is for you. Please come and join SAG-AFTRA Business Representative Ryan Hastings at the SAG-AFTRA Washington-Mid Atlantic office.
This presentation will provide SAG-AFTRA members the opportunity to learn more about the rules outlining work as a background actor under the TV/Theatrical agreement. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Do You Want to Be a BookPAL?
I WOULD LOVE TO READ TO CHILDREN!
BOOKPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a national literacy program administered by the nonprofit Screen Actors Guild Foundation.
It’s a unique program of volunteer performers who read aloud to children, showing them the joy of reading.
BookPALS read in school classrooms, hospitals, libraries, and shelters.
Who better to bring alive the magic of books than YOU, a performer gifted in the art of storytelling?
The SAG Foundation would like to know if there are performers in the Washington Mid-Atlantic Local area (especially D.C. and Baltimore) who are interested in re-establishing a BookPALS program. Would you like to be a BookPAL? Generally BookPALS read weekly, but situations are flexible.
Yes—I am interested in becoming a BookPAL!
Name:________________________Email:__________________________Where do you live?________________________
Please email email@example.com or call SAG-AFTRA (301) 634-4869:
Learn more about BOOKPALS at www.bookpals.net
Volunteer for Musicians On Call
SINGERS/MUSICIANS TAKE NOTE ... AND BRING THOSE NOTES TO THE BEDSIDES OF THOSE IN NEED!
The SAG-AFTRA Washington D.C./Baltimore Local, led by the Recording Artists & Singers Committee (RASCals) and the DC branch of Musicians On Call (MOC) are pleased to be blending their talents in a worthwhile endeavor.
Musicians On Call is a national non-profit organization focused on bringing music to patients in healthcare facilities nationwide in the form of quality singers and musicians volunteering for MOC’s Bedside Performance Programs. The DC area is proud to host and support the third national branch of this healing enterprise as it helps to care for wounded veterans at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The American Federation of Musicians (AFM), Washington, DC Local 161-710, is joining forces with us in supporting this admirable organization.
In November 2011, the RASCals met with Janine Werkman, who at the time was MOC Development Director for the DC Branch, and a quick collaboration was composed. SAG-AFTRA, as the national labor union protecting the rights of performers under the Sound Recordings Code, has a membership of singers who can offer their talents as a benefit to others, as SAG-AFTRA works to benefit them.
Although this live performance work is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, SAG-AFTRA and AFM support this type of volunteering for such a wonderful cause.
If you are a singer or musician who is interested in volunteering for Musicians On Call, please:
- BE PREPARED TO PERFORM ACAPELLA OR ACCOMPANIED BY A TRAVELING INSTRUMENT
- APPLY HERE!
- AWAIT WORD REGARDING THE SELECTION PROCESS
Please note that Musicians On Call is also looking for friendly Volunteer Guides to escort performers through the healthcare facility and into proper rooms. Click here to apply!
SAG-AFTRA members may address questions to Sara Bennett, SAG-AFTRA staff liaison to the RASCals, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your support of SAG-AFTRA, AFM and Musicians On Call!