March 2009 Event Calendar

Your Host Desiree Anderson
Published: Sunday, March 1st, 2009


Are you a New York Actor?

Throughout March, The Actors fund is presenting an ACTORS WORK PROGRAM ORIENTATION.

An introduction to all Actors Work Program services, including group and individual career counseling, job training and education, financial assistance, and job placement services. Orientation is held every Monday except for legal holidays. No reservation or pre-registration required. If you have any questions, please contact Billie Levinson at The Actors Fund.

Also in New York, every Tueday in March, from 10a to noon, the Actors Fund will present an ADVANCED JOB SEEKING SKILLS SEMINAR

Are you ready to begin your sideline job search? Topics covered include: * Web-based job search * Social networking * Cold calling * Telephone techniques.

Come spend the morning at The Fund and get good at getting hired when you need non-industry work! Any questions? Contact Lauren Trotter of The Actors Fund,

Click here for the Actors Work Program website.

And, still another tidbit for New York actors. We found this site called: which lists seminars, classes, & events for actors in the New York area. Although, as your Calendar Girl, I will highlight those items I find interesting, if you’re in New York or plan to be, you might want to check out for their current and complete list of events.

In Chicago? Want to audition for a talent agency?
Dawn Gray of Dawn Gray Talent will see SAG and AFTRA members for the
purpose of representation on Wednesday, March 25. The submission
deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 6. So, if you’re in the Chicago area and you don’t have representation yet or need representation? See what Dawn Gray has to say.

Go to: and follow the submission instructions on the site.

On Monday, March 9th, the Screen Actors Guild in L.A. will hold an OPEN BOARD MEETING , from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Light meal will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m.) in the James Cagney Boardroom. The meeting is open to members-at-large for observation. This is part of the new policy that calls for all future meetings of the board to be open, giving Hollywood Division members-at-large the opportunity to see their Hollywood board at work. Space is limited. Reservations are a must and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis . Open only to SAG members affiliated with the Guild’s Hollywood Division and in good standing willing to comply with observation procedures. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If interested, please email or call (323) 549-6029.

Also on Monday, March 9th, is AFTRA’s The Amees Awards

The AFTRA Foundation cordially invites you to a gala event honoring AFTRA members and their contributions. This year AFTRA is honoring Jeanne Cooper (“The Young and the Restless”) in entertainment, Smokey Robinson in Sound Recordings, Vin Scully in broadcasting (“LA Dodgers”), and Don LaFontaine in Voiceover Artistry.

Crystal Ballroom, Millenium Billmor Hotel
506 South Grand Street, Los Angeles

Cocktails: 6PM, Dinner and Awards 7PM

For the invitation, please go to:

On March 13th, online registration ends for the

2009 Giant Screen Cinema Association Film Expo in Los Angeles
which will take place March 17-21 at the IMAX Theatre at the Bridge
for more information, go to

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