Participants at the On-Camera Audition Bootcamp for Military Veterans class at SAG-AFTRA Plaza on Aug. 22.

It has been a big year for SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles, with numerous events, shows, fundraisers and awards. Here is what we have been up to in 2019.

This item was originally featured in the Los Angeles Fall 2019 print newsletter.

Ed Asner’s Legendary 90th - L.A. Local Board member Pamela Guest, SAG-AFTRA Second Vice President and National Board member David Jolliffe, and L.A. Local President Pat Richardson celebrate the 90th birthday of legendary actor and SAG-AFTRA National and L.A. Local Board member Ed Asner at the L.A. Local Board meeting on Nov. 4.

WomenMoveLA - From left, SAG-AFTRA L.A. Local President Patricia Richardson joins Los Angeles First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland and SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local Executive Director Ilyanne Morden Kichaven for the #WomenMoveLA Expo on Oct. 3. Held annually, the event is in its third year and is organized by Mayor Eric Garcetti, his wife and his team to provide in-depth conversations, panels and presentations on the state of gender equality in Los Angeles.

Bringing Jobs to L.A. - SAG-AFTRA L.A. Local President Patricia Richardson shares with the L.A. City Council how members have benefited from filming and production returning to L.A. at the Made in Hollywood Honors at L.A. City Hall on Sept. 10. The event, spearheaded by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, honors Emmy-nominated productions filmed in California.

Background Actors Reap the Resources - From left, SAG-AFTRA Background Actors Department National Director Fatna Sallak-Williams, SAG-AFTRA L.A. Second Vice President David Jolliffe, Background Actors Education & Outreach Committee member Samantha Hartson and L.A. Local Board member Ron Ostrow celebrate the successful Background Actors Resource Fair on Sept. 6. The fair, at SAG-AFTRA Plaza, featured CSA casting, headshot photographers and more.

In Honor of Labor - SAG-AFTRA L.A. members join the SAG-AFTRA L.A. Local MOVE Committee in celebrating Labor Day in Wilmington, California, on Sept. 2. Members marched and picnicked with the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition in the 40th annual Labor Day Parade.

Military Members Deploy to Audition Bootcamp - Attendees and instructors take a photo following the On-Camera Audition Bootcamp for Military Veterans class at SAG-AFTRA Plaza on Aug. 22. The event was a partnership with NBCUniversal and their employee resource group, the Veterans Network, and NBC Senior Director of Talent Development Jandiz Estrada Cardoso and NBC Director of Syndication Licensing and Business Affairs Sharon J. Glancz attended on behalf of the network.


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