What could be better than advice from the pros? Free advice from the pros! What could be better than free advice from the pros? Free professional advice that you can get at your convenience, in your own home! Now there’s a win-win! So that pretty much sums up my thoughts about the SAG LifeRaft videos. But don’t stop reading now…
The SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Foundation sponsors great panel discussions on various helpful topics. You can view these in real-time as live streams as these discussions occur, but each panel topic is then archived and you can view them at your leisure. Yes, it is intended to help actors, but many topics pertain to the entertainment business and more.
The SAG foundation has aptly termed these videos “LifeRaft” because they tend to cover topics that are problematic for talent, and information that might be difficult or expensive to obtain elsewhere. These are excellent resources for information and/or inspiration when you feel yourself “sinking”…there is help!
Note that you do not have to be a member of SAG to view the live streams or the archives. If you’d like to view the live streams in real-time, you can sign up to get email alerts for the upcoming live streams and then you can participate in real-time by submitting questions to the panel via twitter or email.
Here are just a few of the topics that have been covered so far:
- How to Self-tape auditions
- Building Resilience
- Building Your Team
- IRS Audits
- Prepping for Pilot Season
- Vocal Health and Technique
- Social Media Career Panel
- How to “Crowdfund” Your Passion Project
- An Evening with Television Casting Directors
- Thriving In Hollywood
- The Art of Perseverance
If you find any of these topics intriguing, you will be pleased to note that there are many more and the list keeps growing. So be sure to grab your notebook and scroll through the topics and find one that interests you. The SAG Foundation LifeRaft Videos are an excellent resource, don’t miss out! Just click the link below to get started…
Check out all the videos here: The LifeRaft Video Gallery