Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Benefits of Being a Nevada SAG-AFTRA Member



Protections on the Set and After: On-time and accurate pay, good wages, safe working conditions, contributions to your pension and health, union pride and being a part of an active branch of the highest profile union in the nation, the Screen Actors Guild.


Nevada Actor Newsletter
Nevada Actor is a quarterly electronic publications and two print newsletters sent to all active members of the Nevada SAG Branch.
AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union
From Coogan accounts to savings and checking accounts, auto and home loans, investments, retirement and estate planning, AFTRA-SAG FCU provides superior financial services to everyone in the business of entertaining. Like you, our goal is to exceed expectations - to outperform at every stage. For more information go towww.aftrasagfcu.org.
Conservatory
Stay in your top professional shape by attending the Nevada Conservatory, offering the latest tips for success in the business and the hands-on instruction you need for landing the part. Preference is given at all seminars to union actors, with additional networking opportunities and the ability to attend the national SAG Conservatory in Los Angeles as a Nevada Member. Notices for workshops and conservatory events are announced to all Nevada members by e-mail and are announced on the local hotline.
Free movie screenings
Free movie screenings and discounts on career related products and services announced to members through regular publications and e-blasts. These offers come primarily during awards season, and are subject to revocation by the movie theater at any time. Contact the Nevada SAG office for the latest updates.
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation 
The SAG Foundation enhances the lives of actors by investing in programs which help them in their professional endeavors. Their financial assistance, catastrophic health, educational and literacy programs reflect the concerns and interests of SAG members as well as their desire to "give back" to their communities. The SAG Foundation is independent from SAG but offers substantive services to Guild members, free of charge. For details please visitwww.sagfoundation.org or call (323) 549-6708.
The Actors’ Fund 
The Actors’ Fund is a resource for all entertainment professionals in need, crisis or transition. It provides social services and emergency financial assistance, employment and training, housing and health services. Call (323) 933-9244 or go to www.actorsfund.org.

Union Plus Discounts
Union Plus is a program created by the AFL-CIO to develop and coordinate member-only benefits. Our Guild publications have showcased the Union Plus programs and services available to SAG members through Union Privilege. These programs and services have been developed nationally by Union Privilege – not by SAG – and all information and questions regarding the programs and services are handled by the individual program provides through dedicated toll-free phone numbers. SAG does not endorse any of the products or services. Please visit www.unionplus.org for a full listing of programs and discounts available to SAG members, which include but are not limited to:

Cellular phone carriers:
Discounts on service plans and phones from the only fully union cellular company in the United States, AT&T.
Health Savings: Save up to 40% on prescriptions at more than 20,000 pharmacies nationwide.

Legal Services:
 Free and discounted legal services from union-friendly lawyers. Free consultation (up to 30 minutes). (888) 993-8886.


Mortgage & Real Estate: Competitive-rate mortgages for home purchase or refinancing and savings on real estate agent services. Main benefits of this mortgage/real estate offer are: Peace of mind – option to have mortgage paid for 6 months if actor is laid off or disabled, and up to 1 year during a strike, saving money – save hundreds of in closing costs; family benefits – union members and immediate family (parents and children) are eligible to obtain loan;personal service – one personalized, professional, and knowledgeable point of contact; and variety – a wide variety of mortgages are available, including loans for those with less-than-perfect credit or other unique circumstances. For more information, contact Meyoung Laman, Senior Mortgage Consultant, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (DBA Union Plus Mortgage Program) at (310) 815-5126 or (888) 582-9526 ext 126 or meyoung.h.lamon@chase.com

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