COVID-19

Stay busy and stay focused with this FREE library of programing!

I hope you are all finding healthy ways to adjust to our current situation. Despite the anxieties we all share, I have found great comfort in writing to you, sending resources and continuing to outreach to your L.A. Local Board members and committees to find ways to serve our local membership.

We, at your L.A. Local, want to provide you with resources during these unprecedented times to keep us connected to each other, our craft, and our brother/sister unions. Your committee chairs are actively brainstorming ideas for future educational programming that we hope to introduce to you in one way or another. So, please keep up with emails from us as well as following us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
Below, please find a myriad of great educational, craft and business videos as well as a list of channels and platforms that are generously extending free access to their entertainment content during the COVID-19 outbreak. These have been brought to my personal attention and are not affiliated nor endorsed by the union.
 
NOTE: Information is being provided as a service to members. None of the events referenced in this email, except for the SAG-AFTRA YouTube channel, are SAG-AFTRA events. SAG-AFTRA does not endorse any of the products or services that may be referenced.

I am also proud to hear about amazing committee members taking the initiative to continue to serve our members using their own time and resources. 

Member-Organized Resources
  • Until we can resume our regular L.A. MORE Committee Table Reads, virtual table reads are happening on the Coverfly Facebook page.
  • A free actor quarantine newsletter sharing a bunch of free workshops and resources is available during this time. Click here to join the Facebook group.
  • The filmmaking collective We Make Movies is providing all kinds of free workshops around content creation. Coming soon, you will find tutorials on how to shoot with your smartphone.

SAG-AFTRA Member Education & Industry Interview Videos

Entertainment Industry Association and Sister Union Video Libraries
Film School Resources
Free Entertainment Programming

Remember to keep yourself updated on emerging developments from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). You should also keep an eye on the SAG-AFTRA national and L.A. Local COVID-19 resource pages for updates and follow SAG-AFTRA MOVE L.A. Facebook and Twitter for emerging resources. 

Please reach out to your fellow members and friends regularly to connect and, in the meantime, I challenge you to make the best of this difficult time! Thank you for your strength, solidarity and patience during these uneasy months. We will make it through this together and stronger than before. Stay well.
 
Keeping the members first,

Patricia Richardson
L.A. Local President
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