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Official E-Newsletter of the SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local

IN THIS ISSUE Working On Low-Budget Films Annual Membership Meeting

June 2, 2014

SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local Annual Membership Meeting

Talkin' For Bucks

Monday, June 23, 2014

KMRC on Facebook and Twitter Singer Email List

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Low-Budget Films, but Were Afraid to Ask 5:30 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 st the KMRC, 1 E. Erie, Suite 660, Chicago, IL 60611 Are you and a bunch of your friends getting together and making short films? Webisodes? Spec TV pilots? Didn't think you needed to worry about being under contract? Well... This is your chance to ask all of your questions about working in low-budget films. And, you'll probably get the answers to some questions you haven't even thought of yet. Remember, as a SAG-AFTRA member, you need to be under contract for all work that you do. This includes student films, your best friend's pet project, and your self-produced short film and "no-budget" features. Find out what to expect on set and how these films differ from the studio features and episodic television shows that you are used to. Learn where to find out about these auditions and how to flip a non-union film to a SAG-AFTRA covered project. Ever wonder how to properly fill out a time sheet; how, where and when to sign your employment contract; or how to negotiate on your behalf? This is the workshop for you! Space is limited. RSVP to Kathy Byrne at kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org. Dinner will be served. Park for $11 at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State, then take a ticket. When you sign in, you may purchase a four-hour ticket for $11. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash or credit card accepted. SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local Annual Membership Meeting When: Monday, June 23, 2014, 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. meeting Where: Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, 31 W. Ohio Street, Chicago, IL Transportation: The entrance to Instituto Cervantes is around the corner from the Red Line's Grand Avenue stop. More details about the meeting in the next Activator. Planning to attend and wondering what you should bring? Bring a friend! Please reach out to fellow SAG-AFTRA members and encourage everyone to attend. And, make it your goal to bring at least one member with you. 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. SAGAFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid through Oct. 31, 2014) for admittance.


Talkin' For Bucks! Step up to the mic and step up your game! Chicago voiceover veteran Norm Woodel brings his empowering VO workshop back to the KMRC. Exceptional price for everyone - $100 for the full day. All proceeds benefit the KMRC. SAGAFTRA members get a 10-percent discount if they're willing to sponsor a pre-union actor for $100. Showcase the benefits of membership. Improve your own employment potential and mentor a newcomer along the way. 8:58 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, July 12 KMRC 1 E. Erie, Suite 660 Chicago, IL Light breakfast and lunch will be served. Please send a check for $100 made out to the KMRC to: KMRC c/o SAG-AFTRA 1 E. Erie - #650 Chicago, IL 60610 Email Kathy Byrne at kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org for more information. Seating is limited so sign up today. Park for $14 at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State, then take a ticket. When you sign in, you may purchase a 12-hour ticket for $14. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure. Cash or credit card accepted. This event is being produced and administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA.

Follow the KMRC on Facebook and Twitter How often have you visited the KMRC website in the past month? How often have you visited Facebook in just the last day? You can now stay up to date on all of the events and training offered at the KMRC while you are on Facebook. Find the KMRC page here, like it, and visit often! You can also sign up to follow KMRCChicago on Twitter to get news and updates. Please don't go away shaking your head if you don't eat, breathe and sleep new technology. The important thing to remember is that your union is reaching out to members in a variety of ways, and if one doesn't suit your needs, another will. Information about events at the KMRC will still be posted at KMRCChicago.com and included in The Activator.

Singer Email List Do you sing but don't have your membership classified as a singer or recording artist? If you'd like to be included on a future email list for casting notices for SAG-AFTRA projects relating to singing, please contact Jolene Jones at jolene.jones@sagaftra.org. This is for SAG-AFTRA members in good standing and we can only contact you at the email address that is included in your member profile online. If you are currently classified as a singer or recording artists, then you are already on the list.


In response to members' requests to stay informed, The Activator may include notice of rallies, pickets and other actions by unions and the labor movement that have not been sanctioned by the National or Chicago Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA. This information is provided as a convenience. The information contained herein regarding workshops, vendors, special offers and the like is provided for informational purposes and is not intended to imply endorsement by SAG-AFTRA of them or the information, material, products or services provided. SAG-AFTRA makes no warranties or representations regarding the use of the material or the quality of the services or service providers. SAG-AFTRA Chicago: (312) 573-8081 Email: chicago@sagaftra.org Website SAGAFTRA.org/chicago


The Chicago Activator, June 2, 2014