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This event is only open to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing.

Dec. 16, 2019 - 7 PM to 9 PM PT


James Cagney Boardroom
5757 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Enter the parking structure via Curson Ave. or Masselin Ave.
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When: 7 - 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16

The Background Actors Education & Outreach Subcommittee is pleased and excited to present this event. Please join us and your fellow background actors for an in-depth evening to discuss and learn the mysteries behind the background actor casting process.
The evening will welcome background casting directors in both TV and Theatrical as well as assistant directors from productions as guests panelists. They will be discussing and informing the background actors of the steps involved with casting background actors.

The program and panelists will cover topics including:

  • How the business of background actor casting has changed throughout the years and what to expect in the near future
  • The latest casting updates: availability texts, electronic submissions, etc.
  • How to market yourself to casting, and more

Hear answers to some of casting’s most frequently asked questions, gain valuable insights to casting procedures and process, learn how each production has different casting requirements and needs, and so much more.
If you have a question that you would like to ask the background casting directors and/or assistant directors, please send your question in advance to

Questions? Contact the Background Actors Department at (323) 549-6811 or

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This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through April 30, 2020) FOR ADMITTANCE. Panelists are subject to change without notification. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Background Department at (323) 549-6811 with the accommodation you are requesting.

This event is only open to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing.

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