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May 29 5:00pm-7:00pm
Seattle
Happy HourMore Info

The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local will be on the scene at the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival. 

When: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 29

Where: SIFF Lounge
2 W Roy St.
Seattle, WA 98119

RSVP required at seattle@sagaftra.org

For more information, please visit the festival website.

May 29 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
The Art of Specificity: How to Make Your Auditions Stand Out with Michael D. CohenMore Info

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 29

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

How do you set yourself apart in an audition? How do you serve the text while still making bold choices? We all want the casting director and producers to see the unique contribution we can make to a role but sometimes our efforts take us away from the story being told. Perhaps we stay general because we’re just not sure how to make it our own, or worse, we think we're being specific when we're not. This seminar will help you assess your own process and give you new tools that will allow you to meet a role's need for specificity. You will learn to find hidden clues in the script, use your uniqueness to create specific characters, and discover ways to be even more present in the audition. Participants can bring in a comedic or dramatic scene or monologue of their choice to work at the front of the room, time willing. Due to time restraints, not everyone will be able to come up.

About Michael D. Cohen
Michael D. Cohen is an actor and acting teacher. He can be seen regularly as the character Schwoz on Nickelodeon's hit sitcom Henry Danger and has appeared on shows such as Modern Family, The Real O'Neals, 2 Broke Girls, The Mindy Project, Backstrom, Eagleheart, Austin & Ally and many others. Recent film credits include the Coen Brothers comedy Suburbicon directed by George Clooney, the Oscar-nominated film Whiplash, as well as the Canadian Screen Award-nominated film It Was You Charlie, for which he was nominated for an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Lead Performance. Michael has dozens of commercial credits including  Mini Starburst, FedEx, Capital One, Boston Market, Honda with Patrick Warburton, and the Super Bowl Hulu Plus campaign with Will Arnett. Michael served as Co-Chair of the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory, located on the campus of the American Film Institute and is a member of the SAG-AFTRA National Conservatory Committee. He has a Master’s degree in Adult Education focusing on transformative education for performers. He offers acting workshops and private audition coaching for actors in L.A., Toronto and around the world.

You must RSVP to attend. Space is limited.

 

To RSVP, click here.

Questions: (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 or October 31, 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.

May 30 12:00pm-2:00pm
Los Angeles
Developing Your Type and Creating Your NicheMore Info

When: Noon - 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 30

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

The most powerful tool you have as an actor is YOU. In this workshop you’ll learn how to be “yourself" in every aspect of the business while also thriving within the confines of a typecasting industry. Landing an agent, getting auditions and booking work starts by embracing your type and knowing how the industry sees you. But, developing your unique niche is the secret to achieving your career dreams. In this workshop type and image expert Mark Atteberry will walk you through a series of exercises that will help you identify your type, define your image and create your own unique niche. You'll learn how to market yourself far more effectively, in a way that captures the attention of the industry and ensures that your career will be a long and successful one.

You must RSVP to attend. Spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Questions (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 or October 31, 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.

May 30 6:00pm-8:00pm
Seattle
How to Flunk the Audition and Get the Lead with Frank DittoMore Info

 

There are many formulas written on how to beat a casino when the house odds are against you. You can use the same methods used by celebrated actors, taking your career to the next level. In this intensive master class you will learn:

  • the difference between chance and risk, then maximizing your gain
  • making the most of situations others take for granted, or leave behind, at no cost to you
  • how to stop competing and start recruiting
  • learn to identify those who will help and those who will hinder your career
  • how to take control using probability methods in the new digital century while others try their luck in the fading agent's lottery of yesteryear
  • how to use the tools the pros use to up your game 30% to 300% or more

When:  6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 30

Where: SAG-AFTRA San Francisco-Northern California Local Office
350 Sansome St. Suite 900 (located between California St. and Sacramento St.)
San Francisco, CA 94104

Public transportation is available and encouraged. There is limited self-pay street parking and self-pay parking garages in the area.

RSVP: SAG-AFTRA Francisco-Northern California Local by email to Vicki Balich at 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 Friday, May 25. 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.

Frank Ditto is an actor, an award winning film producer and has developed a series of master classes analyzing aspects of the profession. Frank shares his mentorships with celebrity encounters on set, from imparted acting secrets to observing director actor relationships on the art and craft of acting. Frank started in the profession at a young age with roots in method and improve. Ditto has studied at Second City, Groundlings, Stella Adler, and Antonio Artuad and holds a MFA in motion picture production from the Academy of Art University. Frank has worked with Joe Mantello, Jodi Benson, Ted Lange, Hawthorne James, Billy Idol, assistant to Jim Banta with the choreography of the motion picture Grease, and timing and technique for Michael Jackson. Frank has had numerous consultations on the art of acting with dozens of celebrated actors on set. Ditto is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA and member of the 2017 SAG AFTRA awards nomination committee.

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.

 

May 31 2:00pm-4:00pm
Los Angeles
Improv with Second CityMore Info

When: 2 - 4 p.m., Thursday, May 31

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

Join us for another great workshop of our series presented to SAG-AFTRA members by The Second City Training Center. Second City has been doing improv for 55 years and is commonly referred to as the Harvard of comedy. Improv is practically an industry standard on set and in auditions; you’re going to be asked to do it at some point if you haven’t already.

In this free, 2-hour workshop, you’ll be learning the fundamentals of improv where we’ll discuss the basic concepts, how it applies to acting on stage, on camera, and to your life in general. There will be games, laughter, and we promise, lots of fun! You don’t need experience, just the willingness to explore your creativity.

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 or October 31, 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.

May 31 7:00pm-9:00pm
New England
Intro into Method Acting with Rachel Bailit, May 31More Info

Intro into Method Acting with Rachel Bailit, May 31

Learn about Lee Strasberg's legendary acting technique which teaches how to access emotional memories through sense exercises and relaxation. In method acting actors learn to express powerful emotions and are encouraged to leave behind conventional, superficial and clichéd expressions in search of their own unique artistic voices. The method trains actors to use their physical, mental and emotional humanity in creation of characters, and stresses the ways in which personal experience can fire the actor's imagination.

When: 7 p.m., Thursday, May 31
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: SAG-AFTRA New England
20 Park Plaza, Suite 822
Boston, MA 02116 

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring an optional monologue (time permitting).

Cost: $10 

RSVP:  Click here to register and pay online. Remember, you will be required to log into the SAG-AFTRA website to register for events.

Class size: Limited to 12 Members (advance registration required).

Building entry: Legal ID must be shown for building entry. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Rachel Bailit is an actress and teacher at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, as well as The Getty Museum and DreamWorks Animation. She stars in two webisodes, The Vamps Next Door and Diary of an Actress, and has many film and TV credits including Jonathan Benjamin has a Van, Conan, Desperate Housewives, NYPD Blue, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and General Hospital. For 10 years, Bailit owned and operated casting company Compassionate Casting where she cast for TV, film, music videos and commercials. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Actor's Equity and The Television Academy.

This workshop 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. MEMBERSHIP CARDS OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through April 30, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2018) ARE REQUIRED 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.

May 31-23 6:00pm-2:00pm
New Orleans
48 Hour Film Project: New Orleans Networking Events and Audition DatesMore Info

The 48 Hour Film Project New Orleans is holding several Pre-Production Networking Events along with auditions before the official #48nola weekend on July 20-22. Below are the scheduled events through the month of June.

6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 31
Pre-Production Networking Happy Hour @ Kona Grill in Baton Rouge
10111 Perkins Rowe #100, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 7
Pre-Production Networking Happy Hour @ Ugly Dog Saloon in New Orleans
401 Andrew Higgins Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130)

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 16
Audition Day 1
Location TBA

6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 21
Pre-Production Networking Happy Hour @ Chimes in Covington
19130 Rogers Ln, Covington, LA 70433

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 23
Audition Day 2
Location TBA

To sign up for an audition slot, please send an email to 48auditions@gmail.com.

For more information on these or other upcoming events, please visit the 48 Hour Film Project New Orleans website or Facebook page.

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.

Jun 01 7:00pm-9:00pm
Philadelphia
The Business of Acting: An Open Discussion on the Skills Needed to Work at the Highest Level of the IndustryMore Info

The Business of Acting: An Open Discussion on the Skills Needed to Work at the Highest Level of the Industry

Please join us for an open discussion on The Business of Acting, led by Playhouse West’s long-tenured senior instructor and artistic director, Tony Savant. 

When: 7 p.m. Friday, June 1

Where: Playhouse West Philadelphia
Heery Casting Studios, Upstairs Room
2618 E. Cumberland Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Topics to be discussed range from training and auditioning to networking and relationships with agents and managers. Savant is one of the foremost respected acting teachers in the country. He has trained hundreds of working actors, many of whom are top actors in film and television, over the past 27 years. He established Playhouse West Philadelphia in 2012.

Playhouse West is a training ground for actors, writers and directors founded by Robert Carnegie and Jeff Goldblum in 1981. The Playhouse is highly regarded and has been recommended for 35 years by industry professionals as one of the premiere acting schools in the country.

RSVP required: Please email your request to ramon.jackson@sagaftra.org with your name and SAG-AFTRA ID number.

This workshop 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. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through April 30, 2018 or Oct. 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 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.

Jun 02-14 12:00pm-11:59pm
New England
Member Discount for Maine Media Summer: Fall Workshops and Master ClassesMore Info

Member Discount for Maine Media Summer: Fall Workshops and Master Classes

Maine Media Workshop is one of the world’s premiere workshop centers for film. They are offering SAG-AFTRA members 20 percent off all acting, directing and writing workshops.

  • Master Class in Film Acting (June 2-3) with Caitlin Adams.
  • Making a Career in Voiceover (June 17-23) with Tish Hicks. Discover how to put your voice to work for you.
  • Unlocking Emotion: Tools for Directors and Actors (July 15-21) with Caitlin Fitzgerald. Overcome inhibitions and the fear of risk that can lead to on-camera breakthroughs.
  • Finding Yourself in the Character (Aug. 26-Sept. 1) with Clark Middleton. Explore how to find the portal that allows you to inhabit a character and take command of what you are feeling or fighting.
  • The Voice in their Ear: AudioBook Narration (Sept. 15-16) with Vivienne Leheny.
  • Live Storytelling (Oct. 7-13) with Annabelle Gurwitch. Master the art of live storytelling and learn the dynamics of crafting and delivering a compelling story. 
  • Comedy for the Unfunny and Audition Psych 101 (Oct. 13 and 14) with Michael Kostroff.

To receive the discount, use discount code “SAGAFTRA-18” during registration.

For more information about these workshops and to register, please visit www.mainemedia.edu/filmmaking, or call (877) 577-7700.

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.

Jun 02 1:00pm-4:00pm
Nevada
Nevada Membership MeetingMore Info

Learn about your rights, protections and resources available to you from our special guests.
SAG-AFTRA Director of Stunts and Safety Cedric Jackson will lead an overview and discussion
about SAG-AFTRA contracts, mandatory as well as volunteer training and set safety. And
SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity Coordinator Donna Reed will join us for a conversation on
confronting sexual harassment and advancing equity in the workplace. Lunch will be served. 

When: 1-4 p.m., Saturday, June 2
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. 

Where: SON Studios
5125 W Oquendo Rd. Suite 1
Las Vegas, NV 89118

RSVP: nevada@sagaftra.org by May 29. 

The membership meeting portion 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 or October 31, 2018) for admittance.

Jun 05 12:00pm-2:00pm
New York
New York Local Member Orientation, June 5More Info

Do you know about all of the great services and benefits available to SAG-AFTRA members? If you’ve recently joined SAG-AFTRA, have not yet been able to attend a member orientation, or just want to brush up on everything SAG-AFTRA has to offer, join the MORE Committee at this upcoming orientation. Meet the staff and your fellow union members and check out the great office space that SAG-AFTRA members call home.

When: Noon – 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 5
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)                                       

Where: SAG-AFTRA – Ken Howard Boardroom
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)

RSVP: Reservations are required. Click here to make a reservation.

Questions? Email us at newyork@sagaftra.org. Put “Member Orientation” in the subject line of your email.

This orientation is only open to SAG-AFTRA members, 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, 2018, or Oct. 31, 2018) or receipt of payment of initiation fees for admittance.

Jun 05 4:30pm-7:30pm
Miami
You’re Invited to a MixerMore Info

You’re Invited to a Mixer

The Miami Local invites you and a guest to a SAG-AFTRA mixer during happy hour at Soyka Restaurant in Miami. Come mix and mingle with fellow members and invited industry guests. Contact your member friends and tell them to make plans to attend an evening of socializing and networking. 

When: 4:30–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2018 

Where: Soyka Restaurant (We will be gathering in the bar area.)
5556 N.E. 4th Court
Miami, FL 33137
For directions to Soyka Restaurant, click here. There are parking lots located on the north and south sides of the restaurant. The south parking lot offers valet parking for $4 after 5 p.m. (it’s free before 5 p.m.) and the north parking lot offers self-parking for $4. Metered street parking is also available.

Cash Bar: Happy hour specials will be available from 4 - 7 p.m.  

Dress Code: Casual attire.

Please RSVP to Susana Carrillo at (305) 663-7092 or susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org.

This will be a fun night. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Jun 05 7:00pm-8:30pm
Washington - Mid Atlantic
Background Actors 101: A Review of the SAG-AFTRA Television and Theatrical ContractsMore Info

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. 

When: 7 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 5

Where: Washington-Mid Atlantic Office
7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 950
Bethesda, MD 20814
(or online via ZOOM meeting)

Space in our office and online for this workshop is limited. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Ryan Hastings at ryan.hastings@sagaftra.org or (301) 634-4855. Kindly provide your SAG-AFTRA member ID number and indicate if you will attend in person or online.

Please note that if you are attending online, login information will be sent out prior to the meeting after your membership status has been verified.

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

Jun 05 6:00pm-8:00pm
Los Angeles
The Social Media Advantage: AdvancedMore Info

When: 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 5

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

In this advanced and fast-paced class, learn exactly why social media is necessary in our current and changing entertainment industry, how to grow your social media pages exponentially and use them for your career, and monetize your newfound following or current following through lucrative partnerships and sponsorships. With a background in casting for Narcos, Pixar's Coco, and Mistresses, instructor Ryan Walker (@iamryanwalker) will guide you through utilizing your platforms for future and ongoing success in the industry. Walker founded TSMA Consulting, a nationally recognized and publicized social media educational company that works with some of the industry’s leading influencers and businesses, one of which will join us as a guest speaker at this event. 

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 or October 31, 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.

Jun 06 11:00am-2:00pm
Nashville
Nashville General Membership Meeting, June 6More Info

Nashville General Membership Meeting, June 6

Please join us for the 2018 SAG-AFTRA Nashville general membership meeting, which starts with a catered lunch and social hour on Wednesday, June 6.  

When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Catered lunch and social hour: 11 a.m. – Noon 
Membership meeting: Noon – 2 p.m. 

Where: Jim Ed Brown Boardroom, SAG-AFTRA Nashville Local
1108 17th Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
(Parking lot is located behind the office; street parking is available as well.)  

At this meeting we’ll review highlights of the previous year, talk about what the union is doing currently to increase local production and share some news about some important changes coming this year.

This is an exciting time to be part of the Nashville Local, so come meet your fellow members, share your thoughts and contribute to the discussion about how we can be an even stronger and more effective union! 

RSVP: Please RSVP to nashville@sagaftra.org by Wednesday, May 30. 

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. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through April 30, 2018 Oct. 31, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Jun 10 1:00pm-2:30pm
Arizona-Utah
Social Media Fundamentals and Strategy with Ryan Walker More Info

This conservatory workshop provides a look at the evolving digital age and how to develop a social media presence and incorporate it into your daily professional life. This includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and other relevant platforms, and the session will outline how they can best be utilized as an actor. Discussion will cover tools and techniques to further explore using your brand to fine-tune fan and follower engagements and interactions. Topics will include social media’s relevance in casting, content calendars, sponsored content, timed and precise posting, and gaining smart and interactive followers.

 

When: 1 – 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 10
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

 

Where: American Federation of Musicians
1202 East Oak St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Free parking is located next to the building.

 

Cost: Free for SAG-AFTRA members    

$25 for General Public

 

RSVP: Advance registration is required by June 8, 5 pm PDT. Click here to RSVP or register. Seating is limited. No payments will be accepted at the door.

Questions? Email azut@sagaftra.org.

Ryan Walker is a working actor and has also worked in casting with Carla Hool Casting, Slater Brooksbank, Nancy Nayor Casting and others. Ryan is a co-owner of The Social Media Advantage, an entertainment focused, educational social media consulting firm. He has lead workshops for the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory. He’s also facilitated seminars in Minneapolis, Thailand and Malaysia.

Jun 11 6:00pm-8:30pm
New York
Commercial Casting Workshop with David CadyMore Info

When: 6 – 8:30 p.m. ET, Monday, June 11

Where: SAG-AFTRA New York
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(between 63rd and 64th streets)

This SAG-AFTRA workshop will provide performers with an opportunity to work one-on-one with acting teacher and casting director David Cady. Develop the audition skills essential to successfully booking commercials.

To RSVP, click here.

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 Oct. 31, 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.

Questions? Contact Garrett Hall, (212) 827-1409, Garrett.Hall@sagaftra.org

Jun 11 6:00pm-8:00pm
Chicago
Membership 101 More Info

Monday, June 11, 6-8 p.m.

 

Attention new and existing members: Join us for a chance to hear from member leaders and staff about your union and all of the great ways to get involved. Learn new things and get answers to any questions you have about SAG-AFTRA. Hope to see you there!

 

Please RSVP to Kathy Nelsen at kathy.nelsen@sagaftra.org or (312) 867-2541.

Jun 14 6:00pm-8:00pm
San Francisco - Northern California
San Francisco-Northern California Recording Artist MixerMore Info

The San Francisco-Northern California Local is excited to host a gathering for recording artists in the San Francisco-Northern California area. Come meet and mix with your fellow SAG-AFTRA members and enjoy appetizers and beverages. Hear from your elected representatives and staff of the San Francisco-Northern California Local. Make sure to bring your thoughts and questions, your insight into living and working in the area, and most of all bring yourselves. Members identifying themselves as recording artists are encouraged to attend!

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, June 14

Where: San Francisco-Northern California Local Office
350 Sansome Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104

RSVP: Please RSVP to David Conover by email at david.conover@sagaftra.org or by phone at (415) 874-4966. Space for this event is limited. Early RSVP is suggested.

Venue Access and Parking: The Local office is easily accessible via the Montgomery BART Station. Street parking is also available at, and around the venue.

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. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through Oct. 31, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

 

 

Jun 14 6:30pm-8:30pm
Seattle
Seattle Local Spring Membership MeetingMore Info

The Seattle Local Board Invites You to the Seattle Local Spring Membership Meeting!

 

When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 14

 

Where: King County Labor Temple
2800 First Avenue                                                                                                   
Seattle, WA 98121

 

Parking is available in the garage across the street (entry on Broad St.); an entry code will be provided closer to the meeting date.

 

Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, June 13 via email to seattle@sagaftra.org or by calling the office at (206) 282-2506.

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. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD OR DIGITAL CARD ON THE APP (paid through October 31, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Jun 16 1:00pm-4:00pm
New Mexico
New Mexico Membership Meeting & MixerMore Info

When: 1-4 p.m., Saturday, June 16
1-2 p.m. – New Member Orientation/Member Refresher
2-4 p.m. – Membership Meeting

Where: Santa Fe Courtyard Marriott
3347 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507

RSVP at sagaftra.org/NM18

More Information: Enjoy refreshments while engaging and connecting with your fellow NM members. Find out about your local’s plans for this year.

Disclaimer: This meeting 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 October 31, 2018) FOR ADMITTANCE.

Questions? Email nm@sagaftra.org

Jun 18 5:45pm-8:00pm
Chicago
Membership MeetingMore Info

Membership Meeting

Jun 22 6:00pm-8:00pm
Seattle
Contracts Happy Hour & WorkshopMore Info

You are cordially invited to attend the SAG-AFTRA Contracts Happy Hour and Workshop hosted by the Seattle Local Conservatory. As the media landscape continues to evolve and grow in new directions, our union contracts are changing to meet this new reality. This workshop is a great opportunity to join other industry professionals and brush up on the terms and conditions of the various SAG-AFTRA agreements including the Student Film Agreement, Short Film Agreement, Ultra Low Budget Agreement and Special New Media Agreement, as well as new regional contracts for commercials and corporate/educational.

This FREE event is open to all SAG-AFTRA members, other performers, and interested industry stakeholders. Topics of discussion will include: minimum rates and usage fees, general terms and conditions, how you can help sign up projects, and much more. How do you respond when approached by a producer who is not familiar with union contracts?  Is there really such a thing as a "waiver"? How do our agreements work in the new Digital Media landscape? It’s all covered!

When: 6 p.m., Friday, June 22

Where: Naked City Taphouse
8564 Greenwood Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98103

RSVP by Monday, June 11 to seattle@sagaftra.org or by calling 206-282-2506.

Jul 31 10:00am-1:00pm
Miami
Casting Workshop Part II in Orlando Sponsored by the Miami Local ConservatoryMore Info

Pamela Frazier, casting director, talent producer and talent booking director, is coming back with her engaging workshop, this time to do part II in Orlando. This workshop will include participants and observers. There will be a limited capacity of 25 participants and 25 observers.

Participants will learn how to:

  • get the right representation in their local market
  • the transition to Los Angeles
  • how to avoid pitfalls, wasted time and mistakes actors make
  • the importance of networking & marketing
  • the importance of professional associations and unions

When: 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Saturday, July 21

Where: Nova Southeastern University
Orlando Campus
4850 Millenia Blvd., Room 111
Orlando, FL 32839
For directions click here.

Cost: No charge to SAG-AFTRA members who participate or observe. Non-member participants - $40. Non-member observers - $20.  Payable at the door by cash or checks only.

Performers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

RSVP: To reserve your seat please contact Susana Carrillo at (305) 663-7092 or via email at susana.carrillo@sagaftra.org.

Limited Seating: Reservations will be secured on a first come, first served basis. Priority will be given to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing (paid through October 31, 2018 or on an up-to-date payment plan).

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.