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Making Commercial Reads Come Alive (READ SYNOPSIS AND REQUIREMENTS)

Monday, December 5, 2022 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST

SYNOPSIS 

Hugh P. Klitzke is bringing back this exciting and informative workshop!  In this session you will see there’s much more to commercial scripts and commercial reads than you might have thought. You will learn how commercials are constructed to be understood with only one hearing and to see...

Online - The Business Online

ACTING TIPS WITH TAMIKA SIMPKINS: GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

Monday, December 5, 2022 1:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM EST

In these monthly, one-hour live Zoom sessions, working actor and SAG AFTRA Foundation staff member Tamika Simpkins dives deeper into questions about actors’ professional pursuits. This live program will mainly address the topics of that week’s Small Group Sessions, and members are encouraged to bring their specific questions...

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EMPIRE OF LIGHT - Special LA Screening and Q+A with Olivia Colman and Crystal Clarke

Monday, December 5, 2022 6:30 PM EST

Details This program is FULL

Screening of 'Empire of Light' and Q&A with Olivia Colman and Crystal Clarke.

Synopsis:

From Academy Award®-winning director and writer Sam Mendes, EMPIRE OF LIGHT is a moving drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times.  Set in and around a faded old cinema in an English coastal...

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VO Demo Basics

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST

Synopsis

A demo is an important tool in your VO career. Join EIF staff member Shannon C as she guides you through the dos and don'ts of creating a voiceover demo. She will walk you through the different requirements for a demo per category of voiceover and provide ideas...

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Patti Kalles - LIVE (Non-Frequency Restricted)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:30 PM PST | 3:30 PM EST

SYNOPSIS

This workshop will include a Q&A and a prepared reading session with an experienced casting professional..

Patti will be sent the Casting Access Profile headshots for the confirmed class participants on Friday, December 2nd at 9AM PST | 12PM EST for scene assignments to be performed in the class...

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Representation

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 1:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM EST

This class will meet REMOTELY. All RSVP'D Members will receive a ZOOM Link inviting them to join the class.

If you have not received the link by the morning of the class, please check your spam, junk, or promotions folders. If you still cannot find the link, please send...

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Copy DeCoding with John McKinney (Advanced Level Class)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST

SYNOPSIS

Few things are as difficult and confounding to an actor as trying to interpret commercial copy. The copy can seem vapid and selly and if you get any direction at all, it is often vague or confusing, and usually given by someone who has nothing to do with...

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To Leslie Screening and Q+A with Andrea Riseborough, Marc Maron, and Director Michael Morris.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 3:00 PM EST

Screening followed by a Q&A with actors Andrea Riseborough and Marc Maron, and Director Michael Morris.

Leslie (Andrea Riseborough) is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son (Owen Teague) when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later...

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THE AUDITION

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 1:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM EST

This class will meet REMOTELY. All RSVP'D Members will receive a ZOOM Link inviting them to join the class.

If you have not received the link by the morning of the class, please check your spam, junk, or promotions folders. If you still cannot find the link, please send...

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Directing Actors in Virtual/Augmented Reality: A LIVE Conversation with Elijah Allan-Blitz

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 4:00 PM PST | 7:00 PM EST

Join us for a LIVE virtual conversation with Emmy-award winning director Elijah Allan-Blitz, who will take us through the ins and outs of directing actors in the world of Virtual/Augmented Reality. How can actors optimize their skills and training for auditioning and acting in VR/AR projects? Moderated by...

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Michael Donovan- REMOTE/LIVE

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 6:00 PM PST | 9:00 PM EST

SYNOPSIS

This class will include a Q&A and a PREPARED READING session with an experienced casting professional.

Actors will select their own scenes  or monologues for this class. Scenes/monologues can be from film, television, or plays. The scenes should be age, race, and type appropriate. Michael would like to see...

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Career Retrospective with Greg Kinnear

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 7:00 PM PST

Join us for a 90 minute Career Retrospective with Greg Kinnear moderated by Paul Walter Hauser.


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Greg Kinnear is an Academy Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winning actor who continues to draw audiences and critical acclaim with diverse and interesting roles in both television and film. 

Kinnear’s list of television...

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The Whale Screening and Q+A with Hong Chau

Thursday, December 8, 2022 11:00 AM EST

Screening followed by a Q&A with actor Hong Chau.

A reclusive English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. Starring Brendan Fraser and based on the acclaimed play by Samuel D. Hunter. 

Run Time: 117 minutes

All attendees must bring proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination and will be required...

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Audiobook Meet-Up Group

Thursday, December 8, 2022 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST

SYNOPSIS

Looking for an opportunity to network with other members working in audiobooks?  Then this Zoom session is for you! Join us for an audiobook-centric Zoom meet-up . After a brief introduction participants will have the opportunity to bounce between topic-specific breakout rooms to talk shop, make contacts, share...

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Headshots

Thursday, December 8, 2022 1:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM EST

This class will meet REMOTELY. All RSVP'D Members will receive a ZOOM Link inviting them to join the class.

If you have not received the link by the morning of the class, please check your spam, junk, or Promotions folders. If you still cannot find the link, please send...

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M'saada Nia - REMOTE/LIVE

Thursday, December 8, 2022 7:00 PM PST | 10:00 PM EST

SYNOPSIS

This class will include a Q&A and an ASSIGNED PREPARED READING SESSION with an experienced casting professional.

Actors will be assigned a scene by the Casting Director. Actors will need to prepare the scene ahead of the class. Tuesday, December 6th, the casting director will be sent the Casting Access...

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Bring Your Own Commercial Copy Voiceover Workout

Friday, December 9, 2022 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST

SYNOPSIS

For this commecrial voiceover workout group, you will bring your own commercial VO copy to work on.  Direction, feedback and performance are the focus to help you improve your reads.  Copy is everywhere (magazine/online ads, websites, iSpot,tv, VO commercial auditions).  Rip it, write it, read it.  It's that...

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Career Retrospective with Guillermo del Toro

Friday, December 9, 2022 8:30 PM EST

Career Retrospective with Director, Writer, Producer Guillermo del Toro.

Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican filmmaker, author, and actor. He directed the Academy Award-winning fantasy films 'Pan's Labyrinth' (2006) and 'The Shape of Water' (2017), winning the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for the latter.

Throughout...

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East New York Screening and Q+A with Cast

Saturday, December 10, 2022 1:45 PM EST

Screening followed by a Q&A with actors Amanda Warren, Jimmy Smits, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Olivia Luccardi.

SYNOPSIS

From executive producers of “NYPD Blue,” EAST NEW YORK stars Amanda Warren as Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood, the newly promoted boss of the 7-4 Precinct in East New York – a working-class neighborhood...

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Fearless Audiobook Fiction Narration: Embracing Dialogue, Characters and Accents

Monday, December 12, 2022 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST

Synopsis

Steering clear of fiction audiobooks because voicing characters makes your palms sweat? Then this class is for you! Join proud SAG-AFTRA member, actor and storytelling coach David H. Lawrence XVII for a hands-on audiobook workshop that will start you on a  journey toward relaxing, de-stressing, embracing -and maybe...

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Self-Tapes and Remote Auditions

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 1:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM EST

This class will meet REMOTELY. All RSVP'D Members will receive a ZOOM Link inviting them to join the class.

If you have not received the link by the morning of the class, please check your spam, junk, or promotions folders. If you still cannot find the link, please send...

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Emily in Paris Screening and Q+A with Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 6:30 PM EST

Screening followed by a Q&A with actor Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu.

SYNOPSIS

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things.

Run Time: 30 minutes

All attendees must bring proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination and will be required to...

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MONEY MANAGEMENT

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 1:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM EST

This class will meet REMOTELY. All RSVP'D Members will receive a ZOOM Link inviting them to join the class.

This class begins at 1pm PST/4pm EST.

If you have not received the link by the morning of the class, please check your spam, junk, or promotions folders. If you still...

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Getting Started On ACX

Thursday, December 15, 2022 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST

Synopsis:

The ACX portal is an excellent way to get started in the world of voice acting! Join EIF staff member Jason G  for a deep dive into how to navigate  this platform and get started auditioning for audiobooks. This class will show you how to search...

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End of Year Wrap-Up

Thursday, December 15, 2022 1:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM EST

This class will meet REMOTELY. All RSVP'D Members will receive a ZOOM Link inviting them to join the class.

If you have not received the link by the morning of the class, please check your spam, junk, or promotions folders. If you still cannot find the link, please send...

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Beginner Level Commercial & Dialogue Workout (Read Synopsis & Requirements)

Monday, December 19, 2022 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST

SYNOPSIS

If you recently completed the VO Lab Orientation and are looking for your next step, this Beginner Level Commercial & Dialogue Workout is a good place to start.  You will learn some of the basics about commercial voiceover, like brand perception, copy analysis and performance choices. Then, read...

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Backwards: A Commercial Voice Over Listening Party

Monday, December 19, 2022 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST

SYNOPSIS

Get ready to learn it by ear! In this session participants will listen to a  range of commercials using voice actors to get their messages across.  Led by EIF Staff member Tatiana Grey, participants will compare and contrast what different brands and genres sound like. Participants will have...

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Voiceover Lab Orientation

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST

SYNOPSIS 

VO Lab programs and sessions are open to all SAG-AFTRA members and VO Lab eligible performers that meet the requirements, regardless of your location or the VO Lab program's city of origin. Once you have completed the required Voiceover Lab Application (online), you must complete the Voiceover Lab...

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Reels

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 1:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM EST

This class will meet REMOTELY. All RSVP'D Members will receive a ZOOM Link inviting them to join the class.

If you have not received the link by the morning of the class, please check your spam, junk, or promotions folders. If you still cannot find the link, please send...

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Getting VO Representation

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 12:00 PM PST | 3:00 PM EST

SYNOPSIS

The voiceover industry has changed rapidly over the past decade. Join EIF staff member Shannon as she walks you through how modern voiceover work is booked. In this session she will cover the use and importance of a demo, which areas of voiceover require agent representation and what...

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End of Year Wrap-Up

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 1:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM EST

This class will meet REMOTELY. All RSVP'D Members will receive a ZOOM Link inviting them to join the class.

If you have not received the link by the morning of the class, please check your spam, junk, or promotions folders. If you still cannot find the link, please send...