Pitching Your Own Projects with Emmy Award Winning Producer James Manos

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is holding a "Life Raft" event addressing the topic of how to pitch your own television show ideas to studios and production companies.

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is an educational, humanitarian and philanthropic non-profit organization. The mission of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation is to enhance the lives of actors by investing in programs which help them in their professional endeavors. Our 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.

You must be a paid-up SAG member in good standing, and signed up with the SAG Foundation website to attend this event.

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Pitching Your Own Projects with Emmy Award Winning Producer James Manos
No nonsense wisdom from three time Emmy Award winning Producer/Writer James Manos.


Monday, June 22, 2009


7-9pm (Check-in 6:00-6:45pm)


SAG Foundation Actors Center
5757 Wilshire Blvd-Mezzanine Level

(Parking Validation Available)

Q and A discussion on developing and pitching your own television shows with Emmy Award winning producer/writer James Manos. Mr. Manos has developed and executive produced "Dexter" for Showtime, as well as, co-produced "The Shield" and "The Sopranos".

Log in to the Screen Actors Guild Foundation website to RSVP.

Screen Actors Guild iActor Hands-On Training

iActor Hands-On Training: Everybody needs a little extra help sometimes. Let SAG's trained iActor professionals assist you with logging in, creating your resume and uploading headshots.

Get on iActor! It is a free online directory exclusively for SAG members!


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (a specific time slot will be assigned to you)


Screen Actors Guild Headquarters
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Bella Bruck Room (main level)

RSVP to:

Include your phone number and SAG member ID number.

You will be contacted with a specific time. If you do not receive a confirmation time, you are not confirmed for this event.

This training is by appointment only and space is limited.

Before you RSVP...

· You must be an active, paid-up member in good standing to attend this training.

· You must also be registered with a member login on the SAG Web site ( Go to and register! For web help call (323) 549-6789.

· Is your agency information up to date? Check with the Agency Department at (323) 549-6745.

· If you are under 18, please be sure you have submitted the completed parental consent form to the membership department – at least 1 business day before the planned event.

What do you need to bring?

Bring a hard copy or disk of your headshot and a hard copy of your resume that you will be entering on iActor. There will be trained professionals to assist you logging in, creating your resume and uploading your headshot. Computers will be provided on site.

Casting Call For BBC World Documentary (Los Angeles Based Family Only)

Rockhopper TV, a UK based production company is looking NOW for a Los Angeles based family for its BBC World documentary.

They are looking for a typical, Los Angeles based nuclear family that are willing to open up their home and lives for the cameras. The family should include a father, mother and children who are willing to be filmed for approx one week in early August (dates to be confirmed).

The international documentary series will be looking at climate change and how this will affect various cities and families around the world. By documenting the lives of a family, this program is hoping to illustrate how the car, air conditioning and various household appliances play a major role in our lives and if it is possible to live without them.

To apply or for more information please send an email to:

with LA CASTING in the subject line.

Feel free to write a few lines about your life and family and any photos you may have. Please include your preferred contact details in order for them to get in touch (all information will be kept confidential).