The “Screen Actors Guild Foundation” has three important programs for union members of the “Screen Actors Guild” (SAG) & the “American Federation of Television and Radio Artists” (AFTRA). The SAG Foundation is a non-profit organization that sponsors each program by giving SAG/AFTRA members an insight into what goes on with Films, TV, Casting & Voice Over work. Members can participate in these programs held at Los Angeles, CA or in New York City, NY. They can also watch the programs by streaming online with the Internet.
According to the official website of the SAG Foundation. The first program is called, “Conversations.” - “It is a national speaker series inviting well-known, working actors to discuss their careers, speak about current projects and share their experiences in the industry with an audience of actors.”
The next “Conversation” event in Los Angeles is for the Indie film, “Kill Your Darlings” on Friday Oct. 4, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the “SAG Foundation Actors Center.” Unfortunately, the event is filled up. There will be a Q & A with stars Daniel Radcliffe & Dana Doha.
The next “Conversation” event for New York will include a screening of an episode from the TV cop drama “Blue Bloods.” There will also be a Q & A with Tom Selleck after that screening. The event will take place at the “NYIT auditorium” on Tuesday Oct. 10, 2013 at 7 p.m. Seats are available for this event. “Blue Bloods” can be seen each Friday night at 10/9 p.m. on the CBS network.
The second SAG Foundation program is called, “Casting Access Project” (CAP). - “It provides master prep sessions with casting professionals at no cost to SAG-AFTRA members in Los Angeles and New York City.”
The next CAP workshop in Los Angeles will be on Saturday Oct. 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. Casting Associate Tawny Dicce will answers questions & there will be a “cold reading” by actors & actresses. Seats are available. (SAG/AFTRA members had to complete a CAP orientation prior to workshop).
The third SAG Foundation program is “LifeRaft.” - “These events are invaluable opportunities for the professionals of SAG-AFTRA to learn from seasoned industry experts who are ready to offer their personal craft and career guidance.”
SAG/AFTRA members can check back each week for upcoming "Life Raft" events that are streamed online & are also saved in archives for future viewings.