Don’t Miss These Events 

[1] Audition for the SAG-AFTRA Radio Plays, Nov. 4

[2] Commercial Acting in LA: A Session Director’s Guide, Nov. 9

[3] The Los Angeles Singers Committee presents: Educational Meetings for SAG-AFTRA Singers (EMSAS), Nov. 15

[4] 10th Annual United Way of Greater LA HomeWalk, Nov. 19

[5] Reminders and Announcements

  • W&W Meetings, Now – Dec. 2
  • Let’s Talk About It: Inside the Industry with Rick Najera, Nov. 1
  • Inside Game with Robert & Michelle Colt, Nov. 2
  • Audiobooks: Unraveling the Mystery, Nov. 3

[6] Member Discounts

[1] Audition for the SAG-AFTRA Radio Plays, Nov. 4 

When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza
Frank Maxwell Room – Lobby Level
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.
The SAG-AFTRA Radio Players will celebrate the holidays with a visit to Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch, Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Autry National Western Heritage Museum.

Members are invited to audition on Friday, Nov. 4. Characters include “the singing cowboy” and all his cowpokes, sidekick Pat Buttram, Johnny Bond, The Pinafores (quartet), The Cass Country Boys (quartet), and all the gang, in two shows featuring music, comedy and drama.

Auditions for actors will be held in the morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Singers will audition in the afternoon between 1 – 3 p.m.

Although this is an educational program, we encourage members who wish to audition to treat this process as a professional.

  • Be punctual
  • Bring your headshot and resume
  • Dress appropriately
  • Let us know if you are no longer able to attend

If selected, more details will be provided for rehearsals.

This is an unpaid stage performance of an Old Time Radio show presented to a live audience. Casting will be based on vocal quality and characterizations. We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Auditions are open to all qualified performers, without regard to race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated. 

Please note: Auditions are only open to SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through October 31, 2016 or April 30, 2017FOR ADMITTANCE. If you have been cast in a radio play within the last 12 months you are ineligible to audition at this time.

[2] Commercial Acting in LA: A Session Director’s Guide 

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza

James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level

5757 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Parking will be validated.
Join us for the first evening of a new monthly event presented by SAG-AFTRA Member Education. Shaan Sharma, Backstage expert contributor, working actor, acting coach, veteran commercial casting session director, and SAG-AFTRA Conservatory Committeemember will be reviewing everything you need to know in order to successfully pursue a commercial and on-camera acting career. He will cover topics such as the huge differences between auditioning and casting for theatrical and commercial sides of the business, the entire process of casting through booking, online casting services, headshots, reels, branding, representation and much more.  You’ll even pick up a few insiders auditioning and casting tips!  Additionally, Shaan will expand upon his “4 Steps to Becoming a Working Actor” as well as his, “The 4 Pillars of a Joyful Acting Journey.”  To supplement this information, Shaan will also provide a FREE PDF copy of his acclaimed book, Commercial Acting in L.A.: A Session Director’s Guide, as a gift to all attendees.

Click here to RSVP. Spaces are limited. You must RSVP to attend. 

The event noted herein is provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied. This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through Oct. 31, 2016 or April 30, 2017) FOR ADMITTANCE. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Los Angeles Local Member Education team at (323) 634-8277 with the accommodation you are requesting.

[3] The Los Angeles Singers Committee presents: Educational Meetings for SAG-AFTRA Singers (EMSAS), Nov. 15 

When: Tuesday, November 15
6 p.m. – Refreshments
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Meeting

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza

James Cagney Boardroom – Lobby Level

5757 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Parking will be validated.

Program:

6:30 – 7 p.m. – A presentation from staff and members on the Touring Contract

7 – 8:30 p.m.  – Find out how the upcoming merger of the AFTRA Health Plan and the SAG-Producer’s Health Plan may affect you. Join singer and Health Plan Trustee Sally Stevens and staff members from the Health Plan to learn more about the merger and how it will affect your health insurance. Bring your questions!

RSVP: To RSVP, click here.

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact the SAG-AFTRA Stunt, Safety, Singers and Dancers Department at (323) 549-6864.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (paid through Oct. 31, 2016 or April 30, 2017)FOR ADMITTANCE. If you need an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, please contact the Los Angeles Local Member Education team at (323) 634-8277 with the accommodation you are requesting.

[4] 10th Annual United Way of Greater LA HomeWalk, Nov. 19

When: 7 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2

Where: Saturday, Nov. 19
Registration opens 7 a.m.
Opening program begins 8 a.m.
5K Family Run/Walk start 8:45 a.m.
The SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local is participating once again in United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ 10th Annual HomeWalk. We are entering a labor team of union sisters and brothers called the “Homeless Heroes.” Over the past nine years, HomeWalk has successfully moved 17,000 homeless individuals into permanent, supportive housing. Labor’s “Homeless Heroes” is the only team dedicated to raise funds to help homeless veterans into permanent housing during HomeWalk. HomeWalk is an opportunity for all union members to come together to raise funds and awareness to fight homelessness while building a brighter future for our fellow veterans and their families.

Our “Homeless Heroes” team captains Jon Huertas, Ellen Crawford and Seamus Dever are proud to lead the SAG-AFTRA L.A. Local troupe for this year’s HomeWalk 5k.

Click here to register.

The event noted herein is provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

[5] Reminders 

  • W&W Meetings, Now – Dec. 2

Don’t miss your chance to be heard.  Next week we have meetings on Thursday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Click here for more information about Wages and Working Conditions Contracts as well as future meetings and updates. 

  • Let’s Talk About It: Inside the Industry with Rick Najera, Nov. 1

Come laugh, converse, and be entertained by the writer, speaker, comedian and director of the CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase, Rick Najera, as well as surprise alumni from the showcase, who will be engaging in conversation with Erich Schwartzel of the Wall Street Journal.

          Click here to learn more and RSVP. 

  • Inside Game with Robert & Michelle Colt, Nov. 2

Michelle and Robert Colt have been coming to SAG-AFTRA and teaching for the past 9 years but now they will share new, life and career changing insight they’ve never shared before. They have combined key elements from the fields of quantum physics and the “new” neuroscience with profound but greatly misunderstood Eastern philosophic wisdom to give you the truth about success, creative well-being and reaching your true potential. This is definitely an event not to be missed!

Click here to learn more and RSVP

  • Audiobooks: Unraveling the Mystery, Nov. 3

Join SAG-AFTRA members and staff who led the way in unionizing a mostly non-union industry, to get tips on what it takes to join this burgeoning area of the voiceover industry. The MOVE L.A. committee will provide a panel of experts who will help guide you through the process, giving you the information that you need as well as the opportunity to ask questions.

Click here to RSVP

[8] Member Discounts: Theaters, Restaurants and More 

  • Pink Lady Presents: America Salutes Our Veterans, Nov. 5 – 6

SAG-AFTRA Member Tony Orlando and Dodgers Great Tommy Lasorda Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

To purchase tickets, click here. Enter SAG-AFTRA member promotional code “SAGAFTRA” for discounted tickets at $25 (full price is $45).

Questions: Please call (818) 400-2701 or email [email protected]nk.net. 

  • Member Discount: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 9-10

Receive a 35% Discount with our Special Partner Flat Rate of $475 at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards. Use code SAGAFTRA16 at checkout to receive this exclusive discounted registration rate.

The Billboard Touring Conference & Awards is the premiere event dedicated to the live music industry. Now in its 13th year, the Billboard Touring Conference features industry-leading programming that informs, educates and provides a forum for promoters, producers, agents, managers, venues, sponsors, marketers, production professionals, merchandisers, digital music executives, ticketing companies, and all touring-related businesses about the industry’s latest opportunities and current challenges.

  • SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee Presents The Inside Scoop on Casting – FREE Panel and Workshop, Nov. 17 

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza

Frank Maxwell – Lobby Level

5757 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Parking will be validated.

The SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee will host a FREE panel discussion and interactive workshop during the LA Skinsfest, the premiere Native American film festival in Los Angeles. The 2 hour workshop with a focus on the Native American acting communitywill be a lively discussion with CSA casting directors and professional actors about the auditioning and casting process. The second hour of the workshop will be an opportunity for audience members to participate in mock auditions with immediate feedback from the panelists.

Click here to RSVP and learn more. Spaces are limited. You must RSVP to attend.  

  • World Premiere of Icebergs Nov. 8 – Dec. 19

Los Angeles, California, where the weather is always nice, and the future looks bright… at least on the surface. Playwright Alena Smith (Showtime’s The Affair, HBO’s The Newsroom) and Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney bring you to Silver Lake on a warm November night for this acerbic, affectionate and affecting world premiere comedy, where a new generation of thirty-somethings navigate filmmaking and family planning, trying to put down roots before everything melts away.

$42 orchestra tickets! Includes fees. Code: ICESAGAF. Valid for performances November 8 – December 18, 2016. Expires December 18, 2016 or while supplies last. Regular price tickets range from $60 – $90 plus fees. No ticket limit. Purchase online here or call 310.208.5454.