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Page 24 of 64 | Spring 2016 | SAG-AFTRA 23 Scene Around ON A ROLL The cast of Children of the Mountain, a Ghanaian film that was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, with the film's director, Priscilla Anany (third from left). The festival took place April 13-24 in New York City. In what has become an annual tradition, SAGindie and SAG-AFTRA hosted the Tribeca Cast Party at the Lucky Strike bowling lanes, drawing more than 350 attendees. MIXING WITH ACTRA From left, James Villeneuve, the consul general of Canada in Los Angeles; then- SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris; SAG-AFTRA member Neve Campbell, the 2016 ACTRA National Award of Excellence recipient; and ACTRA National President Ferne Downey at ACTRA's annual L.A. mixer celebration at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 31. ACTRA, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, is a Canadian performers union. A CELEBRATION OF JOURNALISTS From left, SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams, Variety Chief Marketing Officer Dea Lawrence, Variety Co-Editor-In-Chief Claudia Eller, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon, and NPR's Nina Totenberg and Jack Speer, a Broadcast Steering Committee member, attend the Celebration of Journalism event in Washington, D.C., on April 29. The gathering, which took place on the eve of the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner, drew journalists, lobbyists, elected officials and high-profile performers to honor the work journalists do. It was sponsored by SAG-AFTRA, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Variety and The Washington Post. FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY IMAGES SHARON FARMER PHOTOGRAPHY BROADCASTERS MENTOR YOUTH WBMP-FM radio host Astra, third from left, mentors students in New York on April 16. Astra was one of 11 SAG-AFTRA members, broadcasters at the top of their fields, who spent the day mentoring 65 students from local colleges and universities at the 12th annual SAG-AFTRA New York Broadcast Mentoring Program at the union offices in New York. The mentors included reporters, news anchors, sportscasters and hosts, meteorologists, traffic reporters and music DJs, covering many facets of the broadcast industry. The mentees, ranging from freshman to graduate students, received valuable one-on-one time with the mentors in small group sessions and got to participate in panel discussions.

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