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Page 67 of 77 | Spring 2019 | SAG-AFTRA 65 Washington- Mid Atlantic LOCAL COLLABORATES ON HOLIDAY PARTY WITH INDUSTRY PROS O n Jan. 25, SAG-AFTRA joined members and staff of TIVA- DC, WIFV, the Producers Guild of America and the Actors' Center for a winter celebration at the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C. This mega-event was packed with industry professionals from across the Washington-Mid Atlantic area, celebrating the great work done in 2018. It provided opportunities for networking and kick-started potential collaborations for the new year. ROSS STANSFIELD Guests on the red carpet at the joint holiday party on Jan 25. LET'S PARTY! T he SAG-AFTRA Colorado Local held its annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Schmoozer on Dec. 10. The schmoozer was open to the local industry and featured great food, fun door prizes and lots of holiday cheer. A lot of new faces mixed in with the familiar, including many transfers from other locals who are now calling Colorado home. Each local has its own pulse and, for these newcomers, it was a terrific way to meet fellow members and learn about the ins and outs of the local market. Top on the list was the ongoing campaign to promote the Colorado Regional Commercials Code. Commercials are the local's most-worked contract and, in light of the BBH strike, it was a great opportunity to talk about the status of the commercials contract across the country and the negotiations. Social forums built around festive occasions have proven to be incredibly successful in engaging local members, disseminating information and creating lasting camaraderie within the Colorado Local. To that end, let's party. From left, member Diggs Brown, SAG-AFTRA National Board member and Local President Sheila Ivy Traister, member Meg Chamberlain and Local Vice President Nancy Flanagan at the schmoozer. Colorado MEMBERS CONNECT AND LEARN T he New Orleans Local held its annual meeting on Sept. 22. Members gathered at the Auction House Market in New Orleans for fellowship, networking and information. Local leadership, national staff and special guests informed the membership. Local President Diana Boylston welcomed the members, recognized the Local Board and thanked volunteers for their service. National Board member and Local Vice President Charles Ferrara reported on National Board activity. Local Secretary Frank Boimare provided the members with information about the local's section on the SAG-AFTRA website. Local Board member George Sanchez reported on conservatory events. Director of Locals Administration Lisha Brock gave updates on new contracts, such as the Short Project Agreement and Regional Commercials Code. Tom Higgins, the SAG-AFTRA National Director of News and Broadcast, spoke about broadcasters in New Orleans. Regional Set Relations Representative Joel Reamer discussed safety on set. Chris Stelly, executive director of Louisiana Entertainment, explained Louisiana's film tax incentives and the state's other efforts to attract more film production. Members also enjoyed delicious food and swag. New Orleans New Orleans Local members show their cards. SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HONORS STARS F or the past several years, the San Diego Local has been a proud sponsor of the San Diego International Film Festival. The festival presents more than 100 films plus industry panels, parties and red-carpet events at two locations: the Gaslamp Quarter and La Jolla. During last year's festival, held Oct. 10–14, the San Diego Local leadership and SAG-AFTRA staff had front-row seats at several signature events. Highlights included SAG-AFTRA National Board member Don Ahles presenting the Best Global Cinema Award during the Filmmakers Awards Ceremony; SAG-AFTRA staff member Cynthia Williams providing an overview of the new Short Project Agreement at the Filmmakers Brunch; and several San Diego Local leaders sharing a photo with Keith Carradine during the Night of the Stars tribute. Carradine received the Gregory Peck Award for Cinematic Excellence at the star-studded event. Other award recipients included Kenny Loggins, Topher Grace, Kathryn Hahn, John Cho, Zachary Levi, Christian Navarro and Alex Wolff. San Diego CARLO TORIBIO From left, SAG-AFTRA National Board member Don Ahles, Keith Carradine, SAG-AFTRA San Diego Local President Martin Alvillar and SAG-AFTRA San Diego Local Secretary Ruben Chato Hinojosa Jr.

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