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Feb 24 10:30am-1:00pm
New York
Working People’s Day of Action, Feb. 24More Info

Working People’s Day of Action, Feb. 24

When: Saturday, Feb. 24
10:30 a.m. - Assemble
11 a.m. - Rally

Where: Foley Square

SAG-AFTRA members will gather in the northwest corner of Foley Square (at the corner of Lafayette and Worth Streets). Look for the SAG-AFTRA banner.

In advance of the U.S. Supreme Court argument in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which will be argued on Monday, Feb. 26 and could have a major impact on public sector organized labor, we wanted you to know about Working People’s Day of Action on Saturday, Feb. 24. Thousands of working people and their allies across the country will stand up for their freedom to come together as strong unions and fight for what working people need: quality education, affordable healthcare, vibrant communities and a secure retirement. 

In New York, the Working People’s Day of Action begins at 11 a.m. at Foley Square on Saturday, Feb. 24. Click here for details.

 

Feb 24 11:00am-12:00pm
New York
Join the Working People’s Day of Action on Saturday and MondayMore Info

On Saturday, Feb. 24, across the country, join thousands of working people and our allies and stand up for our freedom to come together in strong unions and fight. Fight for equitable pay. Fight for affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us. Demand an end to a system that’s rigged against working people. Additionally, a rally will take place in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 26.

 

Wealthy special interests want to further rig the system against unions in a Supreme Court case called Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which attempts to divide working people and limit our power in numbers because unions give workers a powerful voice in speaking up for themselves, their families and their communities.

 

When we join forces and stick together, we are unstoppable. Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, as they fought for the freedom to join together in a strong union and for dignity and respect on the job.

 

On Saturday and Monday, working people and our allies will rise up to defend the very freedoms for which Dr. King fought and died. Join the Working People’s Day of Action. 

 

Visit ItsAboutFreedom.org to locate a rally in your area on Saturday. 

Feb 24 10:30am-1:00pm
Dallas-Fort Worth
Women in Film Dallas and SAG-AFTRA Present An Unfiltered Discussion More Info

Join us for a brunch and panel discussion on the impact of gender inequality and sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. The outspokenness of #MeToo, followed by the Time's Up movement at the Globes and the all-female presenters at the SAG Awards has contributed to the shifting climate for everyone, especially women, in our industry. This is evident worldwide as well as locally. Join us as we discuss what that means for the industry as a whole and how it affects you. Get an inside look as to why such harassment occurs. Learn what your rights are and what you should do in difficult situations.

When: Saturday, Feb. 24
10:30-11:30 a.m. Networking & Brunch
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Program

Where: The Social House Uptown
2708 Routh Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

Cost: $20 in advance / $30 at the door; WIFD Members - $10 in advance / $20 at the door
Admission fee includes 1 brunch entree and 1 non-alcoholic beverage

To RSVP click here.

Got questions for our panelists? Send to programs@wifdallas.org.

Feb 26 11:00am-12:00pm
Los Angeles
Join the Working People’s Day of Action on Saturday and MondayMore Info

On Saturday, Feb. 24, across the country, join thousands of working people and our allies and stand up for our freedom to come together in strong unions and fight. Fight for equitable pay. Fight for affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us. Demand an end to a system that’s rigged against working people. Additionally, a rally will take place in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 26.

Wealthy special interests want to further rig the system against unions in a Supreme Court case called Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which attempts to divide working people and limit our power in numbers because unions give workers a powerful voice in speaking up for themselves, their families and their communities.

When we join forces and stick together, we are unstoppable. Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, as they fought for the freedom to join together in a strong union and for dignity and respect on the job.

On Saturday and Monday, working people and our allies will rise up to defend the very freedoms for which Dr. King fought and died. Join the Working People’s Day of Action. 

Visit ItsAboutFreedom.org to locate a rally in your area on Saturday. Click here for information on Monday’s rally in Los Angeles and here for a toolkit of resources.

 

 

Feb 26 7:00pm-9:00pm
Seattle
#AdsGoUnion Kick-Off EventMore Info

You are cordially invited to join the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local for our #AdsGoUnion kick-off event! Meet with members and find out more about our Commercials Organizing and Recapture Initiative (CORI), what the local is doing in the area of regaining density in the regional commercials arena and what YOU can do to help turn jobs.

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26

Where: SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local Office
123 Boylston Avenue East, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98102

Please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 23 to seattle@sagaftra.org or by calling (206) 282-2506.

For more information on #AdsGoUnion and CORI, click here.

This event is open to all 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 through April 30, 2018) for admittance.

Feb 27 6:00pm-7:30pm
Michigan
Michigan Regional Code Presentation, Feb. 27More Info

Michigan Regional Code Presentation, Feb. 27

How much do you know about the new Michigan Regional Commercial Code?
What are the rates?
What is covered?
How is it different than the previous commercial code?

You are invited to join us Tuesday, Feb. 27 for an in-depth discussion of the Michigan Regional Commercial Code, including how it works and what we can all do to help it work for you. 

Sean Hennessy, manager of the Commercials Contracts department in the Chicago Local, will lead the discussion. He will be joined by Bill Hendrickson, the new director of Locals Administration for the Michigan Local.  

We will have pizza and drinks on hand for attendees. Make sure to RSVP so that we know how much to order.  

When: 6 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27
6 – 6:30 p.m.: Reception and pizza
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Presentation and discussion

Where: The i Group
29540 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076 (Just north of 12 Mile Road.)  

RSVP: Email michigan@sagaftra.org. Please include your name and member ID. 

 

Feb 28 2:30pm-4:30pm
Los Angeles
Theatrical Contracts WorkshopMore Info

When: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
Frank Maxwell Room – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Empower yourself with knowledge when working on SAG-AFTRA theatrical films. In this Theatrical Contracts Workshop, a representative from the voiceover department will join us to discuss questions related to promos and trailers. Representatives from the theatrical contracts department will be on hand to discuss any other questions that may come up along the way. 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 rest of the 2018 Theatrical Contract Workshop Series.

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

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here

Questions? Contact the Theatrical Department (323) 549-6828.

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 April 30, 2018) 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.

Feb 28 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Angeles
Making History: The Legacy and Future of Black EntertainmentMore Info

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28
Check-in begins 6:30 p.m.
Program begins promptly at 7 p.m.     
Reception at 9 p.m.

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

In celebration of Black History Month, SAG-AFTRA invites you to Making History: The Legacy and Future of Black Entertainment, a panel discussion introduced by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and moderated by National Executive Director David White, featuring Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls, Instant Mom), Joe Morton (Scandal), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) Amanda Seales (Insecure), Angelica Ross (Pose, Claws). As trailblazers in the entertainment industry, several of whom are multi-hyphenate talents, this prestigious group of panelists will address the accomplishments of African Americans in entertainment as well as their own career-building stories and strategies.

Light hor d’oeuvres will be served and a dessert reception will follow the panel. This event is presented by SAG-AFTRA and the SAG-AFTRA Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited. Click here to RSVP. 

Questions? Contact the SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity Department at diversityprograms@sagaftra.org.

This event 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 April 30, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. Panelist subject to change without notice.

Mar 02 9:30am-11:30am
Philadelphia
Volunteers Needed to Read Across America on Friday, March 2More Info

Volunteers Needed to  Read Across America on Friday, March 2

All broadcasters and performing artists are invited to participate in the National Education Association’s Read Across America annual reading motivation and awareness program. Volunteers will read to children in the Southeast Delco School District on Friday, March 2, in celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The Sharon Hill School will supply the books; however, feel free to bring a favorite book if you have one. There’s no better way to motivate children and parents than to have media professionals help bring attention to this vital need. Call and reserve your spot now.

When: 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 2

Where: Sharon Hill School
701 Coates Street
Sharon Hill, PA 19079-1598

RSVP: Sharon Hill School security procedures require that we provide a list of volunteer names and birth dates. To RSVP and sign up, please send your name and birth date to ramon.jackson@sagaftra.org. You must bring a valid ID that includes both name and birthdate on March 2.

Questions? For more information call Ramon Jackson at (215) 430-6360.

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.

 

 

Mar 02 4:30pm-7:00pm
New York
NGP Mixer Hosted By Actors Federal Credit Union, March 2More Info

  NextGen Performers Friday Fun
Mixer Hosted by Actors Federal Credit Union
March 2

NGP     AFCU 

Do not miss this opportunity to meet up with other SAG-AFTRA young professionals.

Join members of the NextGen Performers Subcommittee for a tour of the SAG-AFTRA New York office, followed by a mixer hosted by the Actors Federal Credit Union. Come have a beverage*, learn about the products and services offered by AFCU and meet the members of the NGP to learn about how you can get more involved with SAG-AFTRA.

When: Friday, March 2, 2018
4:30 p.m.: Tour of SAG-AFTRA office
5 p.m.: Mixer at Lincoln Park

Where: Tour: SAG-AFTRA New York Office
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor – meet in the Member Lounge
New York, NY 10023
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)

Mixer: Lincoln Park
867 Ninth Avenue
(Between 56th and 57th Streets)

No RSVP necessary.

The MOVE New York NextGen Performers (NGP) Subcommittee consists of SAG-AFTRA members who encourage young adult professional members to take control of their careers, get involved and get active through social media, social networking, meet-ups, tweet-ups, community outreach, special events and much more.

NGP is a subcommittee of SAG-AFTRA’s MOVE (Members Organizing Volunteer Efforts). 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.

*Actors Federal Credit Union will be giving away one free beverage ticket per person to the first 30 members who show their current SAG-AFTRA card or digital card on the member app (paid through April 30, 2018). One ticket per-person.

The information provided herein is for informational purposes and does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement of any participating individual or company. SAG-AFTRA is not responsible for any information provided at the event.

Mar 02 6:00pm-8:00pm
Miami
Central Florida MixerMore Info

Central Florida Mixer

The Miami Local invites you and your guests to a mixer in Central Florida. Come join fellow SAG-AFTRA members and invited industry guests for an evening of socializing and networking.

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, March 2

Where:  Miller's Ale House - Winter Park Village
1251 Lee Road
Winter Park, FL 32789
(321) 214-1505
(We will meet in the patio.)
(For directions to Miller’s Ale House - Winter Park Village, click here.)

There will be a no-host bar and swag from the 24th Annual SAG Awards will be distributed to members while supplies last.

Dress Code: Dressy casual.

RSVP to David Fazekas at (407) 788-3020 or david.fazekas@sagaftra.org.

For more information, please contact South Region Manager of Contracts David Fazekas at (407) 788-3020 or david.fazekas@sagaftra.org.

Mar 03-04 12:00am-11:59pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
Member Discount: Tom Todoroff Two-Day Acting Intensive, March 3 - 4More Info

Member Discount: Tom Todoroff Two-Day Acting Intensive, March 3 - 4

Tom Todoroff, New York producer, director, actor and acting coach comes to Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 3 – Sunday, March 4 to lead his two-day acting intensive.

When: 1 – 8 p.m., Saturday, March 3
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, March 4

Where: Wisconsin Place Community Center
5311 Friendship Blvd.
Chevy Chase, D.C. 20815

The intensive will focus on scene study, monologue study and audition technique. Performers work on prepared pieces and will receive personalized coaching from Tom. Attendees will learn to transform nervousness into intense excitement; be expressive rather than impressive; strengthen and find their true inner voice; and think like a producer. Walk away with a deeper understanding of the art, the business and the spirituality of acting.

Cost: SAG-AFTRA members receive 20 percent off tuition.

  • Performers (work with Tom one-on-one): $359 ($287.02 with SAG-AFTRA discount)
  • Returning Observers: $99 ($79.20 with SAG-AFTRA discount​)
  • Newcomer Observers: ​Just $20!​ (Newcomers are those who have not attended a prior Tom Todoroff event.)

To register, visit http://tomtodoroff.com/event/washington-dc-march-3-4-2018/. If you have any questions, email DCintensive@TomTodoroff.com.

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to 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.

 

 

 

Mar 03-22 10:00am-8:30pm
Los Angeles
The Actors Fund VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ProgramMore Info

When: Sessions will be held:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturdays (Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 24)
3:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thursdays (Mar. 8, Mar. 15, Mar. 22)

Where: The Actors Fund Western Region
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated

The Entertainment Industry Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program provides free income tax preparation to low and moderate income entertainment industry individuals and families.

IRS Certified volunteers receive training to help prepare returns. VITA helps individuals and families in our community to claim their possible tax refund.

VITA is hosted at The Actors Fund and is supported in part by contributions from Actors' Equity, SAG-AFTRA, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation and IATSE to assist their members.

Volunteers go through an IRS certification process to be eligible to prepare taxes with clients. None of the volunteers are paid to provide this assistance.

You must meet the following eligibility criteria and be able to provide the following documents.  You will NOT be seen unless you are able to provide the following:

  • Documentation that in the last calendar year you are a low to moderate income earner
  • Your current SAG-AFTRA card (paid thru April 30, 2018) or digital card your app
  • Photo ID
  • Copy or electronic file of last year’s tax return

VITA CANNOT PREPARE your return if you have the following types of income or assets:

  • mutual funds or stocks - K-1’s; no gains or losses from stocks mutual funds or investments
  • partnerships
  • corporations
  • rental income
  • LLC
  • Foreign income, or received money from foreign savings, or any interest in foreign properties.
  • Married Filing Separate

If you have these types of needs on your tax return, please know you will be turned away at your appointment. There are no exceptions.

Neither the volunteers nor their sponsoring unions receive remuneration for the assistance you are receiving. They are NOT LEGALLY LIABLE FOR THE RETURNS IN ANY WAY. Responsibility for the accuracy and completeness rests solely with the person(s) filing the returns. Should the return(s) be selected for audit by the IRS or any state agency, you will need to seek professional tax representation. VITA will not be able to represent you in this process.

By participating in this program, you agree to allow VITA to retain your personal information.

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 Actors Fund. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied. This event notice is being shared as a courtesy to The Actors Fund and as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members.

To Apply: Click here for details and to request an appointment. Click here to download your own VITA Worksheet Packet. Space is limited and appointments will be given until spaces run out. So hurry and grab your spot now!

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

Questions? Email CSAInclusionandDiversity@gmail.com.

Mar 05 11:00am-1:00pm
Atlanta
Join Us For Coffee! March 5More Info

Coffee

Mar 05 1:00pm-3:30pm
Los Angeles
Removing the Subconscious Blocks Holding You BackMore Info

When: 1 – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Mar. 5

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

Kym Jackson, author of The Hollywood Survival Guide For Actors, will share a variety of proven tools to enable you to recognize, locate and clear blocks and cellular memories from your past and present that are standing in the way of your success.

Procrastination, anxiety, lack of money or love, spending time with negative people, feeling unworthy, clutter, poor posture, and fear of taking chances are all products of past experiences or influences that your subconscious has not yet dealt with. These blocks may be preventing you from growing, moving forward in your life and reaching your full potential.  

When your blocks are removed, life moves forward with ease, opportunities flow to you and you feel light. The right people show up, you find yourself perpetually in the right place at the right time, money is in abundance, and life starts feeling just…easy.

Join Kym, and give yourself a chance at a fresh start. Clear your mind and your life so you can become the best version of you and finally live the life of your dreams.  

About Kym Jackson
Kym Jackson is a member of the Television Academy (Emmy Nominating Committee), a member of American MENSA, a business coach and mentor, a certified Ho'oponopono instructor and reader of Akashic records, and a working actor in SAG-AFTRA with over thirty feature film and TV credits in the past five years.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here

Questions? Contact (323) 634-8277.

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 April 30, 2018) 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.

Mar 05 6:00pm-8:00pm
Dallas-Fort Worth
A 2018 Tax Information Session with Catrina Craft, CPAMore Info

The new tax reform bill effective January 1, 2018, made major revisions to the U.S. tax code for both individuals and corporations. Will your personal tax situation be affected? If you are involved in any aspect of the entertainment industry, the answer is likely to be a resounding yes. The ProACT Conservatory invites members and industry friends to this tax information session navigating the challenging new IRS rules and regulations. Catrina Craft, CPA, will thoroughly break down the changes in tax code that could affect you and your business. 

When: 6-8 p.m., March 5

Where: Trinity River Arts Center
2600 N Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207 

Topics of Discussion:

  • Many business expense deductions we are accustomed to taking, i.e. agent commissions, union dues, equipment, mileage, etc., have been eliminated in the new IRS guidelines.
  • What changes need to be made to your business model to maximize tax savings?
  • What is “pass-through business income” – including sole proprietorships, LLCs, partnerships and S corporations – and how is it taxed?

Catrina M. Craft, CEO of Craft Entertainment CFO, specializes in Financial Business Management and Personalized Accounting/Tax Services for the Entertainment Industry. Craft has served as treasurer of both the Dallas Producers Association and Women In Film Dallas. She acts as the CPA for the Texas Association of Motion Media Professionals and her client list ranges from crew to multi-million dollar companies and celebrities in the entertainment industry.

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 tax preparer/professional, legal or financial counsel. 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.

Mar 06 1:30pm-3:30pm
New York
Overview of Broadcast Network Television 2018More Info

Attention SAG-AFTRA Members

The Wages and Working Condition (W&W) process for the SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Code) will be starting in March.

In order for you to be as informed as possible when participating in this important process, SAG-AFTRA is hosting a presentation, an Overview of Broadcast Network Television 2018. Please join us to learn how the industry is changing and the impact those changes are having on our membership. This presentation will help you understand the current state of the industry under which SAG-AFTRA will be negotiating the Network Code, which expires on June 30, 2018. 

Please check your local webpage and emails for dates and times for your local’s W&W meetings or caucuses.

When: Tuesday, March 6

NEW YORK
1:30-3:30 p.m. ET
SAG-AFTRA
Multi-Purpose Room
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023 

W&W meetings are 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. No RSVP necessary; participation is limited only by fire department regulations. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid through April 30, 2018) for admittance.

Mar 06 10:30am-12:30pm
Los Angeles
Overview of Broadcast Network Television 2018More Info

Attention SAG-AFTRA Members

The Wages and Working Condition (W&W) process for the SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Code) will be starting in March.

In order for you to be as informed as possible when participating in this important process, SAG-AFTRA is hosting a presentation, an Overview of Broadcast Network Television 2018. Please join us to learn how the industry is changing and the impact those changes are having on our membership. This presentation will help you understand the current state of the industry under which SAG-AFTRA will be negotiating the Network Code, which expires on June 30, 2018. 

Please check your local webpage and emails for dates and times for your local’s W&W meetings or caucuses.

When: Tuesday, March 6

LOS ANGELES
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT
SAG-AFTRA Plaza
James Cagney Board Room
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

W&W meetings are 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. No RSVP necessary; participation is limited only by fire department regulations. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid through April 30, 2018) for admittance.

Mar 06 1:30pm-3:30pm
Atlanta
Overview of Broadcast Network Television 2018More Info

Attention SAG-AFTRA Members

The Wages and Working Condition (W&W) process for the SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Code) will be starting in March.

In order for you to be as informed as possible when participating in this important process, SAG-AFTRA is hosting a presentation, an Overview of Broadcast Network Television 2018. Please join us to learn how the industry is changing and the impact those changes are having on our membership. This presentation will help you understand the current state of the industry under which SAG-AFTRA will be negotiating the Network Code, which expires on June 30, 2018. 

Please check your local webpage and emails for dates and times for your local’s W&W meetings or caucuses.

When: Tuesday, March 6

ATLANTA
1:30-3:30 p.m. ET
SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Local
3565 Piedmont Rd. NE
Piedmont Center
Bldg. 2, Suite 720
Atlanta, GA 30305

W&W meetings are 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. No RSVP necessary; participation is limited only by fire department regulations. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid through April 30, 2018) for admittance.

Mar 06 12:30pm-2:30pm
Chicago
Overview of Broadcast Network Television 2018More Info

Attention SAG-AFTRA Members

The Wages and Working Condition (W&W) process for the SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Code) will be starting in March.

In order for you to be as informed as possible when participating in this important process, SAG-AFTRA is hosting a presentation, an Overview of Broadcast Network Television 2018. Please join us to learn how the industry is changing and the impact those changes are having on our membership. This presentation will help you understand the current state of the industry under which SAG-AFTRA will be negotiating the Network Code, which expires on June 30, 2018. 

Please check your local webpage and emails for dates and times for your local’s W&W meetings or caucuses.

When: Tuesday, March 6

CHICAGO
12:30-2:30 p.m. CT
SAG-AFTRA
1 East Erie, Suite #650
Chicago, IL 60611

W&W meetings are 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. No RSVP necessary; participation is limited only by fire department regulations. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid through April 30, 2018) for admittance.

Mar 06 11:00am-1:30pm
Los Angeles
Method Acting: What is it All About?More Info

When: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 6

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
Frank Maxwell Room – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

The terms "The Method" or "Method Acting" are used often in the media and our industry but often it done to describe the behavior of actors who go to extremes in their work. The terms refer to extreme practices such as staying in character the entire project, even when home, to gaining or losing dangerous amounts of weight, to hurting themselves physically and emotionally in order to "feel" like the character. Is this what Lee Strasberg meant when he developed the acting technique called "The Method?” A technique that has been used by some of the greatest actors of all times to create their amazing, Oscar-winning performances?
In this workshop former Lee Strasberg Institute archivist and teacher, and founder of The Method Studio LA, Aylam Orian will dispel these common myths about “The Method,” and explain what it actually is and how it was created. Through video clips and exercises, you will gain a first-hand understanding of how the real “Method” is used to create truthful and powerful performances, without going crazy.

About Aylam Orian
Aylam Orian is an actor and acting teacher who specializes in the Stanislavsky-based acting techniques, especially “The Method.” He has appeared on numerous TV shows such as Shooter, Code Black, NCIS: Los AngelesThe Guest Book30 Rock and America's Most Wanted, and can currently be seen as the series regular villain, Dr. Wilhelm Brücke, on the new Syfy channel series Stargate Origins. From 2000-2009, Aylam served as the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute’s archivist, where he had the privilege of researching and preserving Strasberg’s vast collections of materials on acting and his “Method." Since 2007, Aylam has taught at several prominent acting schools in New York and L.A. (The Lee Strasberg Institute, UCLA Extension, to name a few) before founding The Method Studio in Los Angeles.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here

Questions? Contact (323) 634-8277.

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 April 30, 2018) 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.

Mar 07-08 12:00am-11:59pm
New York
Digital Hollywood Media Summit New York: 25 Complimentary Tickets for SAG-AFTRA Members, March 7-8More Info

Digital Hollywood Media Summit New York: 25 Complimentary Tickets for SAG-AFTRA Members, March 7-8

Act now! The first 25 SAG-AFTRA members to sign up for Digital Hollywood Media Summit New York will get a free, two-day, all-access pass.

When: March 7-8

Where: Bohemian National Hall
The Czech Center and Consulate
321 East 73rd Street
(Between 2nd and 1st Ave.)

For the full agenda and additional information, click here

RSVP: Click here to reserve your free pass while supplies last (based on a first-come, first-served basis).

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.

 

Mar 08 7:00pm-9:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
Commercial Auditioning with Shari CarlsonMore Info

Join us for a two-hour workshop on commercial auditioning. Learn to identify the specific actions that will help book the job. Bring a current headshot and resume and come camera ready.

When:7 – 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8

Where: Shari Carlson Studio
414 Mason Street, Suite 702
San Francisco, CA (between Geary and Post)

RSVP: SAG-AFTRA San 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 Monday, March 5th. 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.

Shari Carlson coaches individuals within a group setting to become masters of their instrument. Carlson has been involved in the entertainment business as an actor, director, casting director and producer for over 30 years in Hollywood and San Francisco. Carlson is also the Creative Director and founder of the Best Actors (in a) Film Festival established in San Francisco. This niche festival is focused on rewarding talented actors for their creative performances. Carlson has owned and operated the production company, Imaginative Productions, since 2006, producing award winning music videos, films and plays.

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.

Mar 10 11:30am-1:00pm
Arizona-Utah
2018 Annual Membership Meeting in Salt Lake City, March 10More Info

Join the SAG-AFTRA Arizona-Utah Local President and National Board Member for the Arizona-Utah local annual membership meeting to be held in Utah. Meet Lisha Brock, the new director of locals administration, get the news on local plans for 2018, hear a presentation on the new Arizona-Utah Regional Commercials Contract and come enjoy lunch while connecting with your fellow members.

When: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, March 10
Doors open at 11 a.m.

Where: Union Labor Center / Utah AFL-CIO Office
2261 S. Redwood Road, Suite M
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Free parking is located in front of the building.

RSVP: Please RSVP with your full name to utrsvp@sagaftra.org or call (214) 363-8300 ext. 5 by March 7.

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. RSVP as noted above. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid through April 30, 2018) for admittance.

Mar 12 11:00am-2:00pm
Chicago
First Annual Kaufherr Center HonorsMore Info

The Kaufherr Center presents the first annual Kaufherr Center Honors Luncheon celebrating the performing community and those who support us all.

2018 Honorees: Carol Marin, well-known Chicago broadcaster (WMAQ-TV/NBC, WTTW)
and Peabody Award winner
Lawyers for the Creative Arts

When: 11 a.m, welcome reception; noon, luncheon/program
Monday, March 12

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 E Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Tickets: $95 per person

For more information on the event, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cheryle Dobnikar, center director at 312-526-3895 or via email at cheryle@kaufherrcenterchicago.com.

Mar 26 6:00pm-8:00pm
New England
2018 Annual Membership Meeting, March 26More Info

2018 Annual Membership Meeting, March 26

Evite