Welcome to the New Orleans Local. We proudly serve members working in Louisiana, home to jazz, jambalaya and, of course, Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest; and Mississippi, birthplace of the delta blues. Be sure to explore these pages for all the great services and benefits available to you. Laissez les bons temps rouler (“Let the good times roll”)!

Welcome to the Big Easy. Our local SAG-AFTRA membership includes performers and broadcasters who are committed to the highest standards of our industry. Producers continue to discover the diversity of locations, talent pool and services available to them in our area. The Green Book is one of several recent films to discover we are more than plantations and the Vieux Carre. The variety of locations available has permitted New Orleans to stand in for cities around the nation.

Now that the production tax incentive has stabilized for producers, the local film industry is thriving with television and new media production joining theatrical films. Claws, 24 Hours to Hell & Back, and Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger are TV series that have joined our long-time production NCIS: New Orleans, together with Queen of the South and Queen Sugar. While we remain a major hub for studio and independent film production, On Becoming a God in Central Florida is a recent example of new media series.
Get actively involved. Contact us at neworleans@sagaftra.org with questions or to participate in local activities like the Scene to Screen reading series or our on-camera taping workshops sponsored by the Local Board. 

SAG-AFTRA members residing in Louisiana or Mississippi will find opportunities for work and professional growth are part of the New Orleans Local. Join Us. To transfer, call Eileen Neel (305) 663-7079 or email eileen.neel@sagaftra.org.

Finally, there are many benefits and discounts offered to active members. These can be found by clicking on “Union Perks” on the left or by clicking here. Members do need to log in to have access to this information.

Diana Boylston, New Orleans Local President

New Orleans Local delegates at the 2019 SAG-AFTRA National Convention.

New Orleans Local delegates getting excited at the 2019 SAG-AFTRA National Convention.

SAG-AFTRA executive officers at the end of convention. From left, National Vice President, Recording Artists/Singers Dan Navarro; National Vice President, Los Angeles Clyde Kusatsu; Secretary-Treasurer Camryn Manheim; President Gabrielle Carteris; Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon; National Vice President, Small Locals Suzanne Burkhead; National Vice President, New York Liz Zazzi; and National Vice President, Mid-Sized Locals Michele Proude, National Vice President, Broadcasters Bob Butler. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

President Gabrielle Carteris receives a standing ovation during her address to the delegates. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White addresses delegates during the second day of convention. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

The 2019 SAG-AFTRA National Convention delegation. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon discusses digital image rights and defending SAG-AFTRA’s core values during her EVP speech. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

Camryn Manheim during her first address as SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer. (Photo by Amy Tierney/SAG-AFTRA)

National Vice President, Actors/Performers Bill Charlton discusses a resolution on the convention floor.

From left, Executive Vice President and N.Y. Local President Rebecca Damon, President Gabrielle Carteris and Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland display their George Heller awards.

National Board member and chair of the SAG-AFTRA Diversity Advisory Committee Jason George with host and SAG-AFTRA member Sydelle Noell on the red carpet at Casino Unconventionale, SAG-AFTRA’s biennial evening gala.

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