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100 SAG-AFTRA | Fall 2018 | On Location NextGen Performers Subcommittee Vice Chair Aubrey Mozino and her colleague, We Make Movies Screening Series manager Eric M. Kochmer, demystify the art of producing a professional-grade project on a mobile phone at the Aug. 28 workshop. CJ Jones, right, at the Aug. 16 MOVE L.A. panel, discussing his experience as a deaf actor working on Baby Driver. DODGERS DO UNION NIGHT H undreds of SAG-AFTRA members and staff joined many sister unions at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 31 for the Los Angeles Dodgers Union Night. With a spirited crowd, the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3–2. The evening concluded with attendees gathered together on the field to enjoy a celebratory fireworks show. SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin joins L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO President Rusty Hicks to promote Union Night at Dodger Stadium. MOVE L.A. DELIVERS ON DIVERSITY T he SAG-AFTRA MOVE L.A. Committee convened a panel of working SAG-AFTRA performers with disabilities at SAG-AFTRA headquarters on Aug. 16. Recounting personal experiences, the panelists examined obstacles, benefits, tips and the current landscape of casting performers with disabilities. Each panelist expressed that a main motivating factor fueling them to pursue their careers was witnessing the power content creators have to influence culture for the better. Panelists stated that seeing disabilities featured on mainstream outlets has affected their lives for the better and agreed that the more this happens, the more audiences will become familiar with disabilities, not just in entertainment but in the world. Panelists included producer Rosser Goodman (Holding Trevor), actor CJ Jones (Baby Driver), actor John Lawson (American Horror Story), producer Peggy Lane O'Rourke (Donna on the Go), actor Donna Russo (Donna on the Go) and KMR agent Gail Williamson, who focuses on clients with disabilities. Actor and president of the nonprofit Little People of America, Mark Povinelli (Are You There, Chelsea?), moderated. FILMMAKING GOES MOBILE S AG-AFTRA members learned how to make low-cost, high-quality films with a mobile phone at the Call to Create Part 2 – Mobile Filmmaking Workshop on Aug. 28 at SAG-AFTRA headquarters. It was the second workshop in a series of collaborations between the L.A. Local Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee and the NextGen Performers subcommittee. The two-part program began with a review of the resources available and basic equipment needed. Subcommittee Vice Chair Aubrey Mozino, who doubles as the head of operations at the film industry nonprofit We Make Movies, brought the organization's founder and CEO Sam Mestman and head of production Eric M. Kochmer to assist her in demystifying the art of producing a professional-grade project. Following the presentation, Apple Senior Product Manager Luke Tristram took attendees through a post-production process using pre-shot footage, all from an iPhone on the iMovie app and Final Cut Pro X 10. Audience members were in awe at the box office-grade project built in 30 minutes before their eyes. Numbers were exchanged, relationships made and project ideas born. Los Angeles

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