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SAG-AFTRA New Mexico 'Manhattan' TV series discussion Sept. 20, 2014

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The “Screen Actors Guild” (SAG) & the “American Federation of Television and Radio Artists” (AFTRA) has invited all paid up union members to a local meeting in New Mexico. There will be a panel discussion plus a “question & answer” from guest casting director Jo Edna Boldin & casting associate Marie Kohl. The discussion will be on the filming of the TV series “Manhattan” which had come to the state to film its' first TV season.

The special presentation will take place on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 at the “Nativo Lodge” / 6000 Pan American Fwy., NE. / Albuquerque, NM 87109. / The new member orientation will be at 12:45 p.m. The panel & Q&A will be from 12 to 3 p.m. / There will be “free” parking onsite.

SAG-AFTRA contract updates & reports will follow the panel discussion.

“Manhattan” (WGN) can be seen each Sunday evening at 10/9 p.m. The cable network ordered 13 episodes of the 1940's drama which was filmed entirely in New Mexico. Filming has wrapped up on the first TV season & the production employed 200 local crew members plus 3,000 background extra talent. That included Native Americans.

The SAG Foundation “Life-Raft” program is holding a town hall meeting for “LGBT in Entertainment: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity.” It will be on Wednesday Sept, 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. There are seats still available. Please arrive 15 minutes early. It will take place at the “SAG Foundation Actors Center” / 5757 Wilshire Blvd.- Mezzanine / Los Angeles, CA. / There will be Free validated parking.

According to the SAG Foundation the speaker at this “LifeRaft” meeting is, “Dan Bucatinsky, the 2013 Emmy Award for his portrayal of James Novak on the hit ABC series, 'Scandal.' Dan will be back on the air this fall on in the NBC comedy 'Marry Me.' In addition, along with longtime producing partner Lisa Kudrow, Dan recently completed producing and starring in a six-episode comeback for the cult HBO comedy 'The Comeback' due back on HBO in November (2014)."

Please visit the SAG Foundation website for “LifeRaft” events.