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Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:35

Kim Renee

The SAG Awards viewing party kicked off 2018 with a bang! More than 75 members and guests enjoyed complimentary food, drinks and swag bags filled to the brim. Thank you to the Nevada Film Office for donating several items and Tommy Rocker’s for their hospitality. Also, a special thanks to Local Vice President Dee Drenta and Board member Rusty Meyers for their leadership in making sure that everyone had a great time.

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:30

The Nevada Local Board is made up of members who volunteer their time to guide the local. These are the member leaders who work for you.

Kim Renee 

Kim Renee, President

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:27

Barbara Lauren

By Barbara Lauren
Casting Director

As a casting director for the past 39 years as well as having been an actor and singer prior to that, I understand the multifaceted considerations during the audition process from all angles. The commercial audition process is a unique and exciting opportunity for actors. These are my tips to all actors specific to commercial auditions:

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:24

Dee Drenta

Esteemed fellow members, we invite you to review the following committee list so you can choose how to best put your talents to use to serve your fellow members in the SAG-AFTRA Nevada Local. We will provide signup sheets for you at our next membership meeting on Saturday, June 2, at 1 p.m. Thank you so much for providing your best you!

SAG-AFTRA Nevada Local Committee List & Descriptions

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:20

The SAG-AFTRA Women’s Committee was a proud sponsor of the fourth annual Nevada Women’s Film Festival. Held March 22–25 at Eclipse Theaters in Downtown Las Vegas, the festival exemplified its mission statement — “To celebrate and support the fair representation of women in film” — through a variety of short films, documentary features, a panel discussion and an awards ceremony. The festival also spotlighted women who made an impact in the industry. This year, costume designer Diana Eden was named the 2018 Woman of Achievement.

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:12

Heart Shapre 

In memory of our dearly departed Heart Shapre, a past Nevada Local Board member, who passed away on Dec. 8, 2017. Heart was of the highest faith in God, an author, an Elvis devotee, incredibly patriotic, most proud of our armed forces and committed to SAG-AFTRA.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:05

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, the ballot tabulation of the Nevada Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:26

Arttours Weeden

Dear SAG-AFTRA Nevada Local Member,

I'd like to start off by thanking all the members who attended the Nevada Local SAG Awards viewing party this year. We had a wonderful turnout and I hope you all had a great time. And to all of the winners in our raffle, congratulations. Also I can’t thank the volunteers enough for helping with the setup and cleanup at the event.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:21

By Mel MacKaron

Hey all, I have a great idea! I haven’t gotten a lot of work lately, but I’ve gotten some offers from some non-union projects. I think — as, apparently many others have — that I’ll go for it. After all, who am I hurting? And I could use an extra $50 or $100. Yeah, I know that when I joined SAG-AFTRA, I agreed to abide by Global Rule One, but what’s the big deal? And what’s the chance I’ll get caught?

Alright. Now that I have your attention, let me come back from fantasy world to reality land:

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 08:51

Please note that SAG-AFTRA has surrendered Lenz Agency’s franchise effective April 10, 2017, under the SAG Codified Agency Regulations Rule 16(g). 

The effect of the surrender is as follows:

No member of SAG-AFTRA may hereafter engage, use, or deal through this agency.

All contracts in force between this agency and the members of SAG-AFTRA are ipso facto and without further notice terminated except that the agency may retain and collect any commissions earned under said contracts prior to the surrender of franchise.

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 17:27



Please share this information with all your filmmaker friends! 
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is now accepting submissions from filmmakers residing in all states west of the Mississippi for its April 2017 Los Angeles Short Film Showcase. SUBMISSION DEADLINE is Monday, February 6, 2017. No deadline waiver.