Open Door

Open Door provides an opportunity for paid-up New York Local members to meet one-on-one with casting directors and franchised talent agents.

The Open Door program is a three-step process:  
          
Step 1 – Lottery for Registration: On one of four dates, come to the office to draw at random a card with the date and time you will return for appointment registration. The cards are equally distributed over the four days, so it does not matter which day you come. Please allow one hour for this process.

In order to participate, you must go through the lottery. Please bring your current SAG-AFTRA membership card or digital card in the member app.

Step 2 – Appointment Registration: On the date chosen at the Lottery, sign up for your interview with a participating casting director or franchised talent agent of your choice. Please allow at least one hour for this process. Please remember to have your current headshot and resume with you (or on your phone) because a number of casting directors and agents require prescreening.
 
Step 3 – Interviews: Meet with the casting director or franchised talent agent you chose during registration. The majority of these appointments will take place at the SAG-AFTRA office. Please come fully prepared: dress appropriately, bring current headshot and resume and have any needed materials, such as monologues and readings, fully prepared. 
 
Where:  SAG-AFTRA 
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)
 
The Open Door Committee is made up of SAG-AFTRA members who volunteer hundreds of hours of their time to open doors for YOU. 

Questions? Email newyork@sagaftra.org 

This program 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. Please bring your membership card or digital card in the member app (paid through April 30 or Oct. 31, 2020) for admittance.

Watch to learn more about how to participate in the Open Door program.

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