All in-person classes and panels are temporarily suspended. However, we are providing online and remote access to these programs.
Please view our program calendar for our current remote offerings.
We are currently filming Conversations at Home videos. They are being released in our video gallery and promoted to actors subscribed to our email list. To subscribe for emails, go to “My Account”, click “My Account Settings” and scroll down to the “Email Notices” section. Check the boxes for email notifications you would like to receive.
Please refer to the event page details for information about how the class link will be sent to you. Some members have reported these emails ending up in their spam folder, so please check this as well. If you have still not received the link 20 minutes before scheduled class time, send us a message at email@example.com and we will resend it!
Class size is determined by staff in an effort to maintain quality control and create the best educational experience for all participants. We are constantly re-evaluating class size to see if we can serve more members. Please see our Program Calendar to see what opportunities we currently have available.
All of our programs have a waitlist. If the option to join the waitlist of an event does not appear, that means the waitlist is full. We recommend that you monitor the event page, as more spaces may open up if there are cancellations. Please see our Program Calendar to see what opportunities we currently have available.
Small Group Session classes maintain a small capacity so that the teacher can give individualized attention to each participant. We hope you will participate in this class in the future, please see our Program Calendar to see what opportunities we currently have available.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive class materials. Make sure to specify which class and date you participated.
The start time and zone for all programs are listed on their respective event page. Please refer to this for more information.
If you are over 18 years old and are fully paid up, please email email@example.com to have your application reprocessed.
In order for your Casting Access application to be approved, you must be a FULLY paid up and active SAG-AFTRA member, over 18 years of age, and have a complete Casting Access Profile. Members on the installment plan must have completed all installments before approval. More details can be found here.
The format of each class is dictated by the casting director host. Please refer to the event page for further details. Some classes have specific times for meeting, and others do not.
The format of each class is dictated by the casting director host. We are trying to make as many available to everyone as possible.
If you are alone and do not have a physical reader present feel free to use someone over the phone or Skype. Try your best to have the audio as clean and clear as possible. We are also offering remote live classes where you can perform a monologue live for a Casting Director. Please see our Program Calendar to see what opportunities we currently have available.
Due to the nature of current Casting Access programming, we are offering two formats of classes, Casting Access Online and Casting Access Remote, to best serve members. If you do not like performing via webcam, we suggest that you take a Casting Access Online class instead where performances are done via self-tape. Please see our Program Calendar to see what opportunities we currently have available.
We unfortunately cannot accept Vimeo submissions. Please see the event page for specific technical requirements.
Casting Access classes are frequency restricted unless otherwise stated. Please see each event page for class details.
The day cancellations close, your Casting Access profile, including your headshot is sent to the Casting Director. You will also receive further instructions that day. Your video will be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would suggest waiting to prepare the video until you have received the submission instructions.
We ask at this time that you save a space in the class for members who can participate due to class size limits.
Internet access is required for participation. Furthermore, each participant must have a YouTube account as well as access to a video camera and the means to digitize, compress, and upload a short video to the Internet. There are no special requirements for production format, but the use of high-resolution video (HD) is recommended. If you do not have easy access to the Internet and camera equipment, you will not be able to participate.
The Don LaFontaine (DLF) Voiceover Lab is in Los Angeles and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) Voiceover Lab is in New York.
Both VO Labs are part of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Voiceover Lab Program.
VO Lab Eligible members can utilize both VO Labs, regardless of city of residence.
Yes, you can if you are Voiceover Lab Eligible. VO Lab Eligibility applies to both Voiceover Labs.
No it does not. Orientations may appear on our website as:
When you attend and complete a VO Lab Orientation, you will become VO Lab Eligible. Once you are VO Lab Eligible, you can utilize Voiceover Lab programs and services (unless otherwise indicated) offered by the DLF and the EIF Voiceover Labs.
SAG-AFTRA and AEA members must:
VO Lab Application & Orientation Instructions
Log into your SAG-AFTRA Foundation user account (if you do not have one, click the SAG-AFTRA Foundation User Account link above, click Sign In and Create A New Account) and proceed.
Note: Currently, the VO Lab Orientations occur weekly. If there is no orientation posted, check the website every few days for updates.
From your computer
From your computer
Note: Each time changes to your RSVP or Waitlist status are made, you will receive an automated confirmation email. Check your email inbox, spam/junk folder or promotions folder for the confirmations.
Note: Due to COVID-19 there are no “in Lab” booth sessions until further notice. However, Online Booth Sessions are currently available for VO Lab Eligible performers. When the VO Labs reopen, the instructions below explain how to reserve booth sessions.
From your computer
To cancel your session, repeat the steps above, but click Cancel (in place of Reserve) and Yes to confirm your cancellation.
Due to COVID-19, the Don LaFontaine Voiceover Lab and EIF Voiceover Lab are temporarily closed.
However, the Don LaFontaine Voiceover Lab is offering Online Booth Sessions for members with VO Lab Eligibility. Click here for more details. Also, the EIF Voiceover Lab is offering Online Voiceover Consultations (OVC) for members with VO Lab Eligibility. Click here to learn more.
When the VO Labs reopen, the information below will apply:
One reason is you can only book booth sessions up to 14 days from the current day. Also, you can only book a certain number of sessions per day, per calendar week, and per the total 14 day period depending on the facility.
Solo Booth Session Booking Limits
1 session can be reserved per day.
2 sessions can be reserved per week.
4 sessions can be reserved over the course of 14 days.
Main Booth Session Booking Limits
2 sessions can be reserved per day.
2 sessions can be reserved per week.
2 sessions can be reserved over the course of 14 days.
Previously locked sessions on the calendar are unlocked at the top of each hour from 10:00am-4:00pm and can be reserved 14 days out from the current date.
Our No-Show Policy was discussed during VO Lab Orientation and is referred to as a 2/60/90, which means two (2) no-shows within 60 days, results in 90-days of no VO Lab access.The policy applies to recording sessions, classes/workshops, workout groups and other VO Lab offerings, collectively. If you are unable to attend, you must cancel 24 hours before the scheduled start time to avoid penalty. If you must cancel after the 24-hour window, contact the Lab by phone to discuss the matter. Proof may be required.
Don LaFontaine Voiceover Lab (Los Angeles)
National Director of Voiceover Programs
323-549-6708 ext. 3
EIF Voiceover Lab (New York)
EIF Voiceover Lab Administrator