LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2018) – SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation are returning to Austin with an exciting schedule of events at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive, film and music conference.

Events include A SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), as well as a filmmaker happy hour and networking event co-hosted by SAGindie and the Directors Guild of America (DGA). 

“We are so proud of our members and the work that they will be showcasing during South by Southwest and are excited to once again participate in this international event,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.

Added SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White, “We are pleased to return to South by Southwest. SAG-AFTRA represents performers that work in film, music and new media, which form the heart of the conference. Our presence allows us to support our participating members as well as to discover opportunities that benefit our overall membership.”

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation proudly presents a conversation with Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany. Moderated by actor, comedian Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!), the discussion will reflect on Maslany’s creative approach to her craft. Maslany has garnered numerous accolades for her film and television roles. In 2010 she received the Sundance Breakout Actress Award, in 2014 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and in 2015 she received her first Emmy Award nomination, going on to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2016. This past year brought Maslany to the large and small screen, with a starring role opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the film Stronger, based on a memoir by a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, and the 5th and final season of BBC America’s Orphan Black, where she played multiple roles.


Schedule of Events

SAG-AFTRA Foundation Presents A Conversation with Tatiana Maslany
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB
Entry requirements: Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge, Music Badge

SAGindie SXSW Trade Show Booth
 Sunday, March 11 – Wednesday, March 14
WHERE: Austin Convention Center, Trade Show Exhibition Hall, Booth 816
Entry Requirements: Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge, Music Badge

Film Industry Happy Hour hosted by SAGindie and DGA
 Monday, March 12 5 – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Intercontinental Hotel, Stephen F. Austin Bar, 701 Congress Ave.
Entry Requirements: Platinum Badge, Film Badge

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. A proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA has national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide representing members working together to secure the strongest protections for entertainment and media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at

About the SAG-AFTRA Foundation
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides vital assistance and free educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. The Foundation, independent of SAG-AFTRA, relies solely on support from gifts, grants and sponsorships to maintain its free programs. Visit

About SAGindie
SAGindie promotes the working relationship between professional actors and passionate independent filmmakers. Since its formation in 1997, SAGindie has been traveling to film festivals, trade shows, and conventions spreading the word: Just because your film isn’t produced by a studio doesn’t mean you can’t use professional talent. As a free resource, SAGindie offers filmmakers clarity and kinship by guiding them through the SAG-AFTRA signatory process, making it even easier to hire professional actors, regardless of budget. SAGindie is made possible by a grant from the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Industry Advancement & Cooperative Fund. Visit





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