Our Programs

The Business

The Business program consists of speaker panels and Small Group Sessions. These programs focus SAG-AFTRA members on learning to think like businesspeople, as well as artists. Members hear from the creators behind the camera, gain career planning strategies, and learn marketing and financial concepts to empower them to operate as small business owners. The Business panels are currently recorded and posted on YouTube. The Small Group Sessions are approximately 20-person workshops that dig deeper into the information and advice shared in The Business panels.

Casting Access

Casting Access offers insight into the casting process and gives members cold reading experience in small classes with a maximum of 20 actors. Participants ‘perform’ and receive feedback from respected industry casting professionals and gain wisdom from top casting directors and associates. Casting Access classes are currently offered online. Members can begin attending these programs after completing a brief application.

Conversations

Conversations at Home are pre-recorded interviews with working actors in film and television who explore the process and profession of acting along with current projects. These are released on YouTube.

Live Conversations take place with an audience of SAG-AFTRA members. Live programs include screenings followed by Q&As with ensemble casts and principals, as well as two-hour career retrospectives, providing members with valuable information on process and craft. These can be recorded and released on YouTube.

Computer Lab

The Lambs® Computer Lab of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a NY-based facility that offers a variety of in-person and online classes and workshops. Computer Lab classes always utilize free or inexpensive software to minimize or negate financial barriers. Online classes are approximately three hours and include a Q&A session following the class. Online classes serve approximately 30-50 members per class.

On-Camera Lab

On-Camera Lab sessions are currently offered virtually, providing members with a remote space to record auditions and gain valuable experience in front of a camera with a trained technician at no cost. Sessions are booked online. Time slots are 30 minutes long. In addition, our trained staff can provide remote technical assistance to members who are setting up their own self-tape recording spaces at home.

Voiceover Labs

Our state-of-the art Voiceover Labs in L.A. and NYC combine the professionalism and quality of a commercial recording studio with the innovation and educational focus of a classroom environment. Currently, our VO Labs have gone virtual! Members can record voice tracks on demo reels, learn how to use audio recording software, and train with top voiceover instructors, all through the world wide web. In addition, we offer a virtual tech help desk where members can have their home audio questions answered by our audio engineers. Sign up today for one of our frequent Voiceover Lab Orientations.