Summer 2021

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S AG-AFTRA performers are finding that their cellphones have never been more central to their careers. These pocket computers have been critical lifelines during the pandemic, but with the addition of the SAG-AFTRA member app, available for iOS and Android, and other smartphone apps and functions, smartphones have become something of a Swiss Army knife for actors. From auditioning for a part to keeping tabs on your residuals, your cellphone can make everything a bit easier — and, oh yeah, it's still a phone, so you can also use it to call your agent. POWE R TOOL STAY IN THE KNOW ABOUT YOUR DOUGH Check your residuals quickly and easily anytime with the SAG-AFTRA app. You can see what has been paid and what's still pending. LINE UP YOUR NEXT ROLE AND GET ROLLING The app allows you to view which productions are shooting in your area and mark favorites. KEEP YOUR CARD UP YOUR SLEEVE With the app, you can use your virtual membership card instead of your physical card wherever your membership needs to be verified or when checking into events. CAPTURE YOURSELF The importance of self-taping auditions was already on the rise before the pandemic, but it is now becoming an ever-more-critical skill for actors. And, you can even edit your video on your phone. There are a lot of resources online that offer advice on how to make a great self-tape, including some SAG-AFTRA-sponsored panels. Get started at Your Smartphone Puts Your Career in Your Pocket 58 SAG-AFTRA | Summer 2021 |

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