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Start: 03/29/2018 - 9:30am
End: 03/29/2018 - 11:30am

Aloha Hawaii Local Members!

The Hawaii Local will be hosting a member Meet and Greet event on Kauai Island on Thursday, March 29. Please join us for light breakfast goodies on the Kauai Community College Campus Creative Lab. This event is open to all Hawaii SAG-AFTRA members.

When: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 29

Where: Kauai Community College Campus
Creative Lab, Art Bldg. Room 103
3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

Start: 02/22/2018 - 10:30am
End: 02/22/2018 - 12:30pm

Join us for a special webinar event brought to you by the SAG-AFTRA #AdsGoUnion campaign. Shaan Sharma and Jolene Kay will be sharing everything you need to know in order to successfully pursue a commercial and on-camera acting career. 

Hawaii Local members will be able to join remotely using their own computer. Once you RSVP, you will be provided the details on how to participate in this webinar.

When: 10:30 a.m. HST, Thursday, Feb. 22

Start: 02/06/2018 - 1:00pm
End: 02/06/2018 - 2:00pm

The 2018 Hawaii Legislative Session is well underway, and there may be communications in the coming weeks asking the membership to consider submitting testimony on bills that directly affect our members and the film/TV/digital media industry. 

The Hawaii Local will be hosting an online informational session for those interested in learning more about the Hawaii Legislative process. 

When: 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6

Start: 02/13/2018 - 7:00pm
End: 02/13/2018 - 9:00pm

The acting technique called the “Psychological Gesture” is an acting tool developed by Russian actor, director and teacher, Michael Chekhov. So how did this nearly 100-year-old technique become the hottest “new” acting technique in Hollywood today? This technique has been found to be especially valuable for use on camera and is now being used on TV and film sets around the world and by many great actors including Jack Nicholson, Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Depp and others.

Start: 01/27/2018 - 10:15am
End: 01/27/2018 - 1:15pm

SAG-AFTRA Hawaii is excited to announce the launch of our first Scene to Screen Hawaii event. Scene to Screen Hawaii is a table-reading series that will provide local Hawaii filmmakers an opportunity to hear their production-ready scripts read by the best professional performers in Hawaii, SAG-AFTRA actors.

The screenplay is a supernatural thriller set in Japan and Hawaii. Talk Story Productions needs 10 active SAG-AFTRA member volunteers able to portray characters ages 18 to 70.

When: 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27.
Lunch will be included.

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:02

Scott Rogers


Two years ago, I was elected to serve as an alternate on the Executive Committee of the National Board. Recently, I was elected to serve as a full member of the EC. I am honored and grateful by the support of the National Board. I promise to represent our local and members to the best of my ability. 

Here are a few things your National Board has been working on. 


Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:00

Aloha Kakou,

I am pleased and delighted to introduce you to your new executive director, Mericia Palma Elmore. Mericia comes to us with experience in production. She has worked in casting, producing, acting and is an attorney. She takes over as local executive director on Jan. 1. Please welcome her into our SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local ohana. 

It has been an honor and privilege to have served as your executive director. 

A hui hou. E malama pono!

Brenda Ching
Executive Director

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:55

Aloha Member,

The following is a recap of what the Legislative Committee has been doing for the previous few months.

Executive Director Brenda Ching and I, along with Irish Barber, a business agent from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, attended a special breakfast with Sen. Mazie Hirono that was hosted by the Hawaii State AFL-CIO.   

Sen. Hirono was in excellent spirits, in spite of her recent cancer diagnosis. She outlined her immediate agenda and thoughts about Hawaii’s future.    

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 09:57

On Nov. 16, the Hawaii Local Conservatory sponsored a free industry event, Your Career: Representation, Training and Opportunity. By all accounts, it was a huge success with more than 80 members in attendance.

SAG-AFTRA National Director/Senior Counsel, Professional Representatives Zino Macaluso served as moderator. He shared his experience, expertise and humor, as he covered representation, commissions, work opportunities, training and whether or not you can make a living as an actor in this market.