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Newsletter V:2c                                                                                                        February 2015
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& the 2015 Collaboration Award
#CollabAward Submissions

We are so thrilled to announce that NYWICI (N.Y. Women in Communications) has re-joined the Coalition, and that our newest member is Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM! Much more information about both of these organizations to come. And we have one new affiliate member org, LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are joining us all the time!

We've re-scheduled Drinks With the Girls - the weather had better hold up! See the info below. There are also online auction from League of Professional Theatre Women, our founding organization, to support women in theatre. Discounts for workshops at Women Make Movies.

We are also continuing to develop our social media team and our

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

Drinks With the Girls - 2/24 @ Pranna
 
Drinks With the Girls
at Pranna
(one of our favorite haunts)
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Tuesday, February 24 | 7:00 pm 

In the media today you often read about how biased the arts still are. Female producers and directors are an anomaly even now, and don't even think about female technicians. So let's change it. Let's bring together all the smart talented women we know (and ones we don't), put us all in one space, and get some s**t done! 

The plan: Drinks! 

Most independent projects start out as just that: an idea over coffee or cocktails that then grows into a fully realized production. For thousands of years that's the way women have moved the world: get everyone together for some social time and let's talk. 

So we're starting an event once a month that brings together women from all over the arts. We'll find a bar, hunker down and just see what happens.

No agendas, no plans, just drinks with the girls.

Please join us for our kickoff night (our first one got snowed out last month):

Tuesday, February 24th, 7p-9p
Pranna Restaurant
79 Madison Avenue (28th Street)
New York, NY 10016

Happy hour specials all evening!

Bistro Awards - 3/4 - Member Discount
30th Annual Bistro Awards
produced by Sherry Eaker
 directed by Shellen Lubin
Wednesday, March 4 | Gotham Comedy Club 

 

LPTW Auction
LPTW Online Auction

 


Make Your Bid to Support Women in Theatre!
Want to get a fabulous prize and help support women in theatre? Visit the 2015 LPTW Annual Auction online and bid on exciting items! All proceeds will go to the League of Professional Theatre Women to help further our mission of promoting visibility and creating opportunity for women in the arts.

The auction will run through Tuesday, March 17 with items ranging from Broadway tickets to Hugh Jackman recording your voicemail message! 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN BIDDING!

Women Make Movies - Member Discount
 
Women Make Movies - member discount


Secrets of Successful Proposals with Michelle Materre
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up

As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and the competition for every dollar skyrockets, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we will cover the essentials of grant-writing, provide an overview of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School. Michelle has more than 25 years experience as film producer, writer, arts administrator, distribution and marketing specialist and is a member of WMM's Board of Directors.

All Coalition members are welcome to WMM workshops for the member rate!

2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission offline.

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 


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SAG Foundation Live Stream on Social Media Thursday 2/26 at 4:30 p.m.

Join the SAG Foundation for the What’s New and Cool in the Social Media World? Live Stream, Feb. 26

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The Actors Fund Work Program in collaboration with SAG Foundation will be presenting their first career panel for 2015 on What’s New and Cool in the Social Media World? with a group of panelists who will take you to a whole new level in the way you think about promoting yourself, while establishing a broader professional network. This is an opportunity to learn first-hand how you can have a compelling presence on the internet and beyond. Join us for an exhilarating journey through what’s happening today in the social media world.

When: 4:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Feb. 26
To watch the panel, just go to sagfoundation.org/livestream.

Panelists:
Scott Appel - Owner, Scott Appel Media
Beverly Macy - Global Business Sports & Entertainment Instructor, UCLA Anderson Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports
Rachael McGovern - Digital Marketing Manager, Amoeba Music

Email questions to livestream@sagfoundation.org or tweet to #SAGF. Video will be archived after the event at http://sagfoundation.org/video-gallery.

The products and services noted herein are 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.

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WMM: Create your film festival strategy with Debra Zimmerman! [WEBINAR]




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PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NEWS

Congrats to Laura Poitras, whose film Citizenfour won the DGA award for best documentary!


1971 is in theaters! Click here for showtimes in your area. 


Three PA films are in the lineup of POV's 2015 SeasonTea Time, Tough Love and Out in the Night!


Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

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Join us tomorrow afternoon for a webinar on film festival strategy with WMM Executive Director Debra Zimmerman! Don't miss this great opportunity, register now
    
Tuesday, February 17th | 1:00pm
$30.00 (Reg Rate) | $20.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

Film Festivals are an essential component in launching your film, building your audience and gaining the interest of distributors and sales agents. Join WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman as she explains the ins and outs of the film festival circuit and helps you figure out the best festival strategy for your film. Find out how to optimize film festival screenings with tips on generating buzz, gaining word of mouth, packaging your film, and navigating the scene once there. Come away from this workshop with a better understanding of how to market your film and to launch your feature, documentary, or short film. With more than 30 years at the helm of WMM, Debbie is one of the industry's leading lights when it comes to independent film distribution, marketing and financing as well as an authority on women's film.

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here




Connect with WMM!
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About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 


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WBW: Make sure your voice is heard, sign the petition...



IN THIS NEWSLETTER 1/27/15










EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITSBENEFITS



written & performed by Terri Mateer
Davenport Theater
354 West 45th Street NYC
January 16, 2015 - February 8, 2015

In " a kind shot ", Mateer dribbles a ball while telling the story of her life...beginning with how an African American boarder named Ike, taught a 6'1" sixth grade Mateer to play basketball. It's an uplifting, honest, no-holds-barred personal account that chronicles her years as a professional basketball player, aspiring architect and model.



          USE CODE "AKS13" FOR $13 TICKETS (USUALLY $18)






ADVOCACYAdvocacy

Enact legislation guaranteeing women equal access & opportunity for employment in government funded arts organizations. 



Legislation should be enacted whereby any arts organization or institution that is receiving city, state or federal funding should be mandated to allocate an equitable portion of that funding to women artists, thereby ensuring that they receive grants and/or employment opportunities that are traditionally denied them. For example, in the American Theatre women receive less than 20% of production opportunities nationwide. With this new legislation, women theatre artists across the board-playwrights, directors, designers, etc. -would have a fair shot at working and/or creating in their chosen field. Commercial producers will continue to produce whomever they choose-man or woman. But, when government monies are involved there should be a mandate for parity in the disbursement of those dollars.



MEMBER CORNERMEMBER

In MEMBER CORNER, members of Works by Women can share productions they are working on which feature many women artists, but either have a run of less than 2 weeks or do not meet the 50/50 writer, director, design team Works by Women requires. If you would like your project to be included please email info@worksbywomen.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show"
written and performed by 
Samuel A. Simon
original music by Eli Zoller
directed by Kate Holland
Now through Sunday, February 1st
Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm; Sundays at 3:00pm
Studio Theatre at Theatre Row 
(410 West 42nd Street)

When first noticing his wife at the age of sixteen, Sam could not predict the profound connection they would share-they are two halves of the same whole. In their 33rd year of marriage, that love was tested...and the ringing in Sam's ear was not as one would expect, in fact it was an orchestra, playing the music of his life--The Actual Dance.

Moonlight Sonata, written and directed by Brona Crehan and featuring Grainne Duddy, made it to the finals at Manhattan Rep's winter one act competition.  Thirty plays participated and six move on to the finals on January 29 and 30 at 6.30pm and 9.00pm each night - so four more performances.  We are delighted that Moonlight Sonata will be one of the lucky six. 


"Brava Brona and Grainne! Lovingly rendered character, strength and intellect of a parent with the wounded heart and vulnerability of a child." 
                                                              -AWoW (Artists Without Walls) member Vera Hoar 

RESERVATIONS for THE FINAL SHOWDOWN performances will open up on MONDAY MORNING January 26 at 9 am.

Tickets are $20.00 and reservations can be made at:


Suggest a Show



If your production (no readings, free events) has a creative team (writers, directors, designers) of at least 50% women and has a run of at least two weeks in a New York City venue, we would love to include it and maybe even bring our group to see it! 


SHOWS CLOSING THIS WEEKclosing



SHOWS OPENING THIS WEEK


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Social Media Push for Petition - need 100,000 signatures by 2/6 - please share

Funding Women Artists

100,000 Signatures Needed to Support Equitable Funding for Women Artists by Feb 6th

Inspiring Change for Women in the Arts

During President Obama's administration, the fight for equality has had a renewed energy and significance. The national call for "equal pay for equal work for women" has been heard by the arts community, as well. Women artists have a stake in the call to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, as they often take on day jobs in order to support their families and themselves as artists. Women have the civil and human right to participate equally in opportunities for creative expression in programs supported by taxpayer funds.
The "Cromnibus" bill, recently passed by the House of Representatives, approved $146 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities each; $30 million for the Office of Museum Services; and $25 million for the U.S. Department of Education's Arts in Education program. What would equitable distribution of these funds mean for women artists nationally?Everything.
To this end, a petition calling for legislation guaranteeing women equal access and opportunity for employment in government funded arts organizations has been launched. At least 100,000 signatures are needed by February 6, 2015 in order to receive an official response from the White House.
People can view, sign and share the petition here:

Equitable Distribution of Funds

The petition states: "We the People petition the Obama administration to enact legislation whereby any nonprofit arts organization or institution that is receiving city, state or federal funding should be mandated to allocate an equitable portion of that funding to women artists across the board, thereby ensuring that women receive grants and/or employment opportunities that are still being denied them.
"For example, studies show that in the American Theatre women receive less than 20% of production opportunities nationwide. With this new legislation, playwrights, directors, designers, dramaturgs, etc. would have a fair shot at working and/or creating in their chosen field. Commercial theatre producers will continue to produce and/or employ whomever they choose—man or woman. But when government monies are involved, the petition asks for a mandate for parity in the disbursement of those dollars for all women in the literary, performing and visual arts."
President Obama said in his 2014 State of the Union address,"When women succeed, America succeeds." Ensure that women artists can succeed by signing this petition which can change their lives as well as the landscape of work created by women artists for the enjoyment and betterment of arts and culture in communities, cities, and states across America.
Opportunities to sign the petition are open until Feb. 6, 2015.
View, sign and share this petition today here:
Shortened link for posting:
Some hashtags:
#LeanIn
#ChangeTheRatio
#Ask4More
#EqualVoice
#parityraid
#paritypetition
#theatrewomen
#womeninfilm
#glasscurtain
#glassceiling
#womencallingtheshots
#halfthesky
#heforshe
Shellen Lubin & Avis Boone
Co-Presidents

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ANA Y YO - Exec. Producer Kerry Fulton (Coalition Board member)


Ana y yo is a documentary about Primavera Ruiz and her family. Primavera’s mother, Ana, is the ultimate matriarch. After a tragic accident in the family, Ana adopted two children from Equatorial Guinea as a single mother, and goes onto train her eight children to become an internationally renowned equestrian vaulting team. Primavera explores the whirlwind that is her mother and the impact Ana’s decisions have had on the family, in an effort to strengthen the bond between her two adopted sisters who no longer speak. Primavera digs deep into family history asking forbidden questions over the course of four years. On a voyage of self discovery and forgiveness, Primavera encourages her adoptive sisters to travel with her to Equatorial Guinea in a search for truth and understanding.

http://www.seedandspark.com/cinema/ana-y-yo

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SDC Foundation: Free Program Streamed Online 12/15/14 with Lisa Peterson


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SDC - Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Please join us on Monday, December 15!  

Director as Creator

SDC Member Lisa Peterson talks about a Director's impulse in creating
new work with An Iliad and The Good Book.
For any Director or Choreographer interested in an authorial approach.
Moderated by Megan Carter, Director, SDCF.

If you cannot attend in person, we will be presenting this DCN via live-stream.
Follow this link to SDCF's UStream Channel: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sdc-foundation.

Lisa Peterson: Lisa has done extensive work on new plays and classics in theaters across the country. In New York, her work has been seen at NYTW, The Vineyard, Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, MCC, Women's Project, Ma-Yi Theater, Playwrights Horizons and the Young Playwrights Festival. Regionally, she has worked at Mark Taper Forum (where she was Resident Director for ten years), La Jolla Playhouse (where she was Associate Director for three years), Berkeley Rep, Intiman, California Shakespeare Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Theater, Guthrie, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dallas Theater Center, Baltimore Center Stage, Arena Stage, McCarter, Hartford Stage, Yale Rep, Long Wharf, and Huntington Theatre. She has developed plays at New Dramatists, Playwrights' Center, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, and Sundance Theater Lab. Lisa is the recipient of an Obie Award, numerous Drama-Logue Awards, a Callaway nomination, a Drama Desk nomination, and an NEA/TCG grant. She is a graduate of Yale College and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.

When: Monday, December 15, 4:30pm
Where: SDCF/SDC 1501 Broadway, Suite 1701
RSVP: DCN@SDCFoundation.org by December 11

DCN discussions are free and open to all.  To reserve a spot, please RSVP to DCN@SDCFoundation.org
The 2014/2015 SDCF Programs are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts,
the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo
and the New York State Legislature , Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
and many generous corporations and individuals. 
SDC Foundation
1501 Broadway | Suite 1701 | New York NY 10036 | PH: 212.391.1070 | F:212.302.6195 | SDCweb.org


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DG ACADEMY/LIVESTREAM


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DG ACADEMY/LIVESTREAM REMINDER

DG Academy – Beyond Angry Lesbians and Gay Best Friends: Writing Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century


Moderated by Sylvan Oswald
Tuesday, November 25, 5:30 - 7pm
Frederick Loewe Room, NYC
Playwright Sylvan Oswald will moderate a discussion on the representation of LGBTQ characters in contemporary theater. Panelists include Christina Anderson, Madeleine George and David Grimm (all participants subject to change). This promises to be a lively and thought-provoking discussion.
PANELIST BIOS:
Sylvan Oswald (moderator) is a trans interdisciplinary playwright and assistant professor at UCLA's Theater Department. His work has been produced/developed at Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Soho Rep, St. Ann's Warehouse, About Face Theatre, and Undermain Theater among others. Sylvan recently created the web series Outtakes. He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists.
Christina Anderson's plays include The Ashes Under Gait City, pen/man/ship, Good Goods, and Man in Love. Her work has appeared at The Magic Theater, Yale Rep, Steppenwolf, The Public, and other theaters all over the country. She teaches playwriting at Purchase College and is currently a playwright-in-residence at Rutgers University. She's a member of New Dramatists.
Madeleine George's plays include The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award), Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Susan Smith Blackburn finalist), Precious Little, and The Zero Hoir (Jane Chambers Award, Lambda Literary Finalist). She's a resident playwright at New Dramatists and a founding member of the Obie Award-winning playwrights' collective 13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc.).
David Grimm is a Brooklyn-based playwright and screenwriter. Most recently, he wrote and adapted the dialogue for Matthew Barney's film, River Of Fundament, which premiered at BAM. His plays, which include Tales From Red Vienna, Measure For Pleasure, Kit Marlowe, The Miracle At Naples, The Learned Ladies Of Park Avenue, And Steve & Idi, have been produced by Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Hartford Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and others.
This event will be Livestreamed. Please be sure to tune in at 5:30 PM EDTat Livestream.com/NewPlay and join the conversation online by tweeting to us @DramatistsGuild using #newplay. For reservation information, please click this link:
http://goo.gl/forms/FbFSLcw9Nz.





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"2014: Year of the Funny Women, Part 2: Women Cartoonists Draw Top Awards"




































"2014:  Year of the Funny Women, Part 2:  Women Cartoonists Draw Top Awards"


www.huffingtonpost.com/beverly-wettenstein/2014-year-of-the-funny-wo_b_6065286.html


More good news for funny women.   Cartoonists are finally drawing a fine line and earning rightful rewards for their work.  Stay tooned!   :-)


Beverly Wettenstein "Celebrate Women Every Day!" "Women Support Women!"

Women's Advocate, Speaker, Journalist, Historian, Author and Media Monitor


Published in Major media and HuffingtonPost






















Beverly Wettenstein monitors the image of girls and women in the media and society.  She writes and speaks and honors women leaders in every aspect of our lives, featuring history, "female firsts," milestone dates.
Unique Women's History perspective to today's news and events.



















                              Speaker:   "Celebrate Women Every Day:  A Woman's Place in 2014"
   Founder:    "Women Make History Every Day - 365-Days-A-Yr Database"  

























Author:      "A WOMAN'S BOOK OF DAYS"  Random House; BandN 






































































































































 


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2014: Year of the Funny Women -- Record 60 Women Get Last Laugh At NY Comedy Festival

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"2014:  Year of the Funny Women - - 

Record 60 Women Get Last Laugh At NY Comedy Festival"

Here's a positive follow-up to Beverly Wettenstein's 2010 post on "No Women Featured in NY Comedy Festival!  No Joke!"    This year women are featured in the ad.  A record 60 women will participate in the NYCF, including three all-women shows!

For those who question if women have a sense of humor -- or are funny -- read on. 


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Update from SAG-AFTRA New York Diversity Committee

For those of you who were unable to attend in person or watch the live stream on September 10th, we would like to invite you to watch the "LGBT in Entertainment: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Town Hall" that is now available for viewing online. If you haven't had a chance to review the results of the first-ever study of sexual orientation and gender identity in the entertainment industry, you can view here.


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SAG-AFTRA: LGBT in Entertainment: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Town Hall


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Screen Actors Guild Foundation
SAG-AFTRA LGBT Committee, SAG Foundation and UCLA Williams Institute
present a live-streamed event

LGBT in Entertainment:
Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Town Hall




with featured speaker Dan Bucatinsky. 

Don't miss this members town hall discussion of the results of the first-ever study of sexual orientation and gender identity in the entertainment industry, gleaned from nearly 6,000 SAG-AFTRA respondents.

Join featured speakers, Emmy-winner, Dan Bucatinsky (Web Therapy, Scandal), representatives from the SAG-AFTRA LGBT Committee and scholars from one of the nation's premier LGBT think-tanks, UCLA's Williams Institute, as we discuss the experiences of the LGBT member in entertainment and what attitudes persist in the industry that encourage members to stay in the closet.

This event is live in LA and NY and will be live-streamed across the nation, where members can make their voices heard about the next steps of utilizing the study in the industry.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
8:30 p.m. E.T.


Ask questions in person, by email to LiveStream@sagfoundation.org or tweet to #SAGF.

This event will fill up fast so be sure to make your reservation right away!

New York 8:30 – 10:30 E.T.
SAG-AFTRA Board Room
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY

Click Here to RSVP

You must login in to RSVP

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Seats are not guaranteed. We encourage you to arrive early.
Late arrivals will not be admitted. Please read event rules carefully.
You MUST bring your paid-up, valid SAG-AFTRA or Equity ID card
(or your receipt of current payment) for admittance.
No admittance will be granted without your current card or receipt
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SAG-AFTRA: LGBT in Entertainment: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Town Hall on September 10th

The LGBT in Entertainment: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Town Hall has arrived! Join your fellow diversity committee members on Wednesday, September 10th at 5:30 PM P.T. / 8:30 PM E.T.. We hope that you're able to attend in LA, NY or online and please spread the word. Details can be found below.

The SAG-AFTRA LGBT Committee, SAG Foundation and UCLA Williams Institute Present a live-streamed event LGBT in Entertainment: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Town Hall with featured speaker Dan Bucatinsky, with and special remarks by SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard.

Don't miss this members town hall discussion of the results of the first-ever study of sexual orientation and gender identity in the entertainment industry, gleaned from nearly 6,000 SAG-AFTRA member respondents.

Join featured speakers, Emmy winner, Dan Bucatinsky (Web Therapy, Scandal), representatives from the SAG-AFTRA LGBT Committee and scholars from one of the nation's premier LGBT think-tanks, UCLA's Williams Institute, as we discuss the experiences of the LGBT member in entertainment and what attitudes persist in the industry that encourage members to stay in the closet. 

This event is live in Los Angeles and New York and will be live-streamed across the country, so members can make their voices heard about the next steps of utilizing the study in the industry. Read more about the study by clicking here.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
5:30 p.m. P.T. / 8:30 p.m. E.T.

Los Angeles 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. P.T.
SAG Foundation Actors Center
5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite M101
Los Angeles, CA
Parking will be validated.
Click Here to RSVP
You must register on the SAG Foundation website to RSVP

New York 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. E.T.
Board Room
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY
You must register on the SAG Foundation website to RSVP

***The event will be Live Streamed***
To watch the panel you DO NOT have to log into the website.
Just go to sagfoundation.org/livestream.

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions in-person or submit by email to LiveStream@sagfoundation.org or tweet with the hashtag #SAGF.
UCLA Williams Institute Panelists:
M. V. Lee Badgett is a Williams Institute Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration and Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Jody L. Herman, PhD: Peter J. Cooper Public Policy Fellow and Manager of Transgender Research at the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law.
SAG-AFTRA LGBT Committee Panelists:
Gary Riotto (Panel Co-Moderator) is a member of SAG-AFTRA's LGBT Committee, an actor, director and writer with recent acting credits on Bones, Parenthood and Go-on. For over a decade, he has run youth theatre and education programs connected to New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital's Adolescent Health Center.
Jason Stuart is the National Chair of SAG-AFTRA's LGBT Committee. Jason is an actor, comedian and one of the top openly gay male comics in the country, with over 150 film & TV shows to his credit.
Dana Kristen Vahle  is a member of SAG-AFTRA's LGBT Committee and a former U.S. Army Aviator. A longtime SAG-AFTRA member, Dana has worked as a pilot for NBC News and aerial coordinator for film and television productions. 

SAG-AFTRA Staff Panelists:

Adam Moore (Panel Co-Moderator) is national director of EEO & Diversity for SAG-AFTRA. Since joining Screen Actors Guild in 2005 as associate national director of Affirmative Action and Diversity, he has been responsible for developing and implementing a national diversity plan of action to achieve accurate representation of those groups historically excluded from the entertainment and news media.

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SAG/AFTRA: Don’t Miss These Upcoming Events!


Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

[1] Join SAG-AFTRA New York at the New York City-Central Labor Council Labor Day Parade, Sept. 6
[2] SAVE THE DATE: Live-Streamed Town Hall Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Diversity in Entertainment, Wednesday, Sept. 10
[3] Reminder: SAG-AFTRA New York Healthcare Safetynet Committee Invites You to a Performing Artist Blood Drive on Aug. 30


[1] Join SAG-AFTRA New York at the New York City-Central Labor Council Labor Day Parade, Sept. 6

Join us as we celebrate our union, New York City's working families, and the New York labor community. 

When: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Meet at assembly location at 9:30 a.m. March begins at 10 a.m.
*Please note that the parade takes place the weekend after Labor Day

Where: Assemble on East 44th Street between Madison and 5th Avenues
Look for the SAG-AFTRA banner.

Free SAG-AFTRA t-shirts will be available first-come, first-served while supplies last. Members must sign-in at the meeting location to receive a t-shirt. Please bring your SAG-AFTRA ID card (paid thru October 31, 2014). Come out and make this year's parade one to remember!

A limited number of grandstand tickets are available by request. Please email us at newyork@sagaftra.org with the subject "Grand Stand Tickets" for more information.


[2] SAVE THE DATE: Live-Streamed Town Hall Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Diversity in Entertainment, Wednesday, Sept. 10

When: 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10

Where: SAG-AFTRA
1900 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)

SAG-AFTRA LGBT Committee, SAG Foundation and UCLA Williams Institute present a live-streamed town hall Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Diversity in Entertainment with featured speaker Dan Bucatinsky. Members are invited to attend the live-stream event in person at SAG-AFTRA New York.

Details to Come!


[3] Reminder: SAG-AFTRA New York Healthcare Safetynet Committee Invites You to a Performing Artist Blood Drive on Aug. 30

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Where: American Red Cross Chapter
520 West 49th Street
(between 10th and 11th Avenues)

Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling (800) RED-CROSS or going to their website at www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome. One donation can save as many as three lives.

The blood drive is run by the Red Cross. For blood donor qualifications, please click here.

Note: The FDA imposes a number of donor registration restrictions. These restrictions, followed by the Red Cross, are solely the responsibility of the FDA and are not endorsed by SAG-AFTRA.

The products and services noted herein are 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.


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Equal Pay Coalition: NY White House Summit, Mother's Day, Lilly in NYC and more!

EQUAL PAY COALITION NYC 
Upcoming Activities  
Wednesday, May 7:
Register Today!  for the Monday, May 12 NYC White House Summit on Working Families 
9 to 12, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, 1 Bowling Green

Thursday, May 8:

Tweet for Equal Pay for Mothers! -  3:00PM
In celebration of Mother's Day, national #WhatMothersNeed Week of Action will focus on Equal Pay this Thursday. It's a chance for us to send a message that we all need the stronger equal pay provisions in the Women's Equality Agenda...this year! Use #WhatMothersNeed  Follow us @EqualPayNY
  • Flowers may be nice on #MothersDay but #WhatMothersNeed every day is #EqualPay! Let's #UpgradeNY laws by passing #WEA for #EqualPayNY 
  • .@SenatorSkelos @JeffKleinNY @NYSA_Majority: #WhatMothersNeed for #MothersDay is #EqualPay! #UpgradeNY laws by passing #WEA!
Friday, May 9:
Rally with Lilly Ledbetter - Stand Up for Women City Workers - 11 AM @ City Hall
More than 5,000 School Safety Agents, a majority woman workforce represented by Teamsters Local 237, have joined a federal class-action lawsuit against the City of New York to secure equal pay. The agents--who work in our public schools and guarantee the safety of students and teachers--are paid $35,000 annually, compared to the $42,000 paid to male peace officers who provide security for public hospitals and other city agencies. Need more info? Email sponsors NOW-NYC: contact@nownyc.org 

Sunday, May 11: Mother's Day Message to Share!

   Moms are Marvelous Graphic 










Monday, May 12: White House Summit in NYC - see May 7

Wednesday, May 15: WEA Day of Action! Stay Tuned! 

Every Day!
NYS PowHER  is posting great activities, cartoons, and recent articles about economic equality. Go to www.nyspowher.org 

Check out ThinkProgress article which quotes EPCNYC on NYS fight for equal pay and comparable worth!

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SAG FOUNDATION LIVE STREAM - Audio Books: A Discussion with Industry Experts



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Audio Books: A Discussion with Industry Experts

LIVE STREAM TONIGHT
The rapid growth of Audio Books has generated an abundance of opportunities for actors to showcase their skills and work as audio book narrators. Whether you are new to audio books or already on your way, this informative discussion will help you navigate the ins and outs of audio books and help you understand the latest trends in the industry. We have assembled a panel of experts from Audible Studios/ACX, Deyan Audio, Outloud Audio and more to provide a comprehensive overview of what it takes to maximize your opportunities and find success in Audio Books.
Friday, December 13th
7:00PM PT 

Los Angeles

Meet the Panelists:
Debra Deyan
Producer, Deyan Audio

Jessica Kaye
Entertainment and publishing attorney, Kaye & Mills
Mark Kondracki
Principal, Outloud Audio

Jason Ojalvo
Senior VP, Content Creation, Audible.com

Moderator - Scott Brick

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Free WomenArts Webinar with Arlene Goldbard

WomenArts - Create, Connect, Change the World.

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Creating A Culture of Possibility -
A Free Webinar With Arlene Goldbard  
Tuesday, December 3 from 10 am - 11:30 am PST

WomenArts is proud to present a free online workshop led by the visionary arts activist, Arlene Goldbard. Register soon - this workshop will be limited to 20 people. 
Arlene Goldbard is a writer who has distilled years of deep thinking about arts and social change into two beautiful books - The Wave and The Culture of Possibility: Art, Artists and the Future. With the help of generous grants from the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Harnisch Foundation, WomenArts is offering a free online webinar led by this provocative and inspiring woman on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Many women artists are interested in working on social justice issues.  We understand the power of the arts, but it can be so frustrating to get other activists to see it!
Arlene Goldbard's workshop is designed to help women artists bridge this gap. It will give you new ways to think and talk about your work that can help you forge partnerships with other activists.

You will learn how to help your potential project partners see the world through a cultural lens, crafting stories powerful enough to support your mutual goals, and making full use of everyone's creative capacities.

This highly interactive video webinar will include experiential exercises, frameworks for thinking about culture and change, techniques for seeing your work as an artist in a new light, and ways to  refresh your vision, aims, and strategies. You will come away excited, energized, and armed with new ideas to try.
To sign up for this online workshop/webinar, please visit our Webinar Registration Page.  We will send you information about logging in to the webinar after you have registered.

Win One of
Arlene's Books!
Arlene Goldbard
Arlene Goldbard
The first five people to sign up for our online webinar will receive free copies of one of Arlene's books - either The Wave (a novel set in a future where the arts are fully integrated into society), or The Culture of Possibility: Art, Artists and the Future (a set of essays about arts and social change).

Arlene Goldbard is a writer, speaker, consultant, and activist whose work is all about building a culture of possibility. Her two new books are nonfiction and fiction treatments of the same simple, powerful idea: how we shape our stories shapes our world.
Many readers have responded to her vision of the future by asking, "How can we make this happen?" She designed this webinar as an answer to that question.

Did You Get Your Free Funding Newsletters?
WomenArts transferred the production of our free monthly Theatre and Film/Video Funding Newsletters to two other organizations over the summer.  If you previously subscribed to these newsletters through WomenArts, you should still be receiving them from our colleagues.  If not, please follow the instructions below to sign up directly with them.

The free monthly Theatre Funding Newsletters are now being published by the League of Professional Theatre Women.  You can see the current issue here:  http://theatrewomen.org/programs/theatre-funding-opportunities/.  If you would like to sign up for the email version of these newsletters, please click here>>
The free monthly Film/Video Funding Newsletters are now being published by the Women in Arts and Media Coalition.  You can see the current issue here:  http://www.womenartsmedia.org/Funding_Newsletters.html.  If you would like to sign up to receive the email version of their newsletters, please fill in the form at the bottom of their newsletter.

WomenArts
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Phone: (510) 868-5096
Website: www.womenarts.org
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(Note: WomenArts is the new name of The Fund for Women Artists,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.)




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SAG Foundation LIVE STREAM CSA Casting Superstars

Screen Actors Guild Foundation
LifeRaft

 
2013 Artios Awards Nominees: Television Drama

LIVE STREAM
With the Artios Awards in November, the SAG Foundation's LifeRaft program celebrates the hard working television casting directors whose projects have been nominated. The goal of this panel is to provide a treasure trove of well-earned advice for actors from superstar industry professionals, as well as stories and anecdotes from the shows that were nominated.
Wednesday, November 13th
7:00PM PT
Los Angeles


Meet the Panelists:
Sara Isaacson
Nancy Perkins

April Webster

Moderator - Matthew Lessall

To watch by live stream you DO NOT have to log into our website.
Just go to http://www.sagfoundation.org/livestream.
Email questions to LiveStream@sagfoundation.org or tweet to #SAGF.
Video will be archived 
immediately after the event at http://youtube.com/sagfoundation

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