Commerical Actor: Commercial Actor's Unions
Actors Equity Association (AEA)
6755 Hollywood Blvd.
5th floor (entrance on McCadden Place)
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: (323) 978-8080
Fax: (323) 978-8081
Seattle Equity Hotline: 1 (877) 232-1913 ext. 837
Actors Equity is a labor organization for theatre actors. AEA does not currently have a liasion office in the Seattle or Portland areas. However, the Northwest has a liason committe that takes care of Equity issues in the region. Check the website for the current Equity Liason Officer.
Note from SAG: "Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists have merged effective March 30, 2012. During this time of transition, please visit SAGAFTRA.org for news and event information."
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 9th Fl.
Los Angeles CA 90036-0800
Steve Reeder, Local President
Brad Anderson, Executive Director
123 Boylston Avenue East, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98102
Mary MacDonald-Lewis, Local President
Wesley Jones, Executive Director
1001 SE Water Avenue, Suite 305
Portland, OR 97214
Tel: (503) 279-9600
Fax: (503) 279-9603
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) is a national labor union representing over 70,000 performers, journalists and other artists working in entertainment and news media. These media fields include broadcast, public and cable television (news, sports and weather; drama and comedy, soaps, talk and variety shows, documentaries, children's programming, reality and game shows); radio (news, commercials, hosted programs); sound recordings (CDs, singles, Broadway cast albums, audio books); "non-broadcast" and industrial material as well as Internet and digital programming.
American Guild of Variety Artists
363 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001-3904
Tel: (212) 675-1003
Fax: (212) 633-0097
West Coast Office
11712 Moorpark Street
Studio City, CA 91604
Tel: (818) 508-9984
Fax: (818) 508-3029
The American Guild of Variety Artists is an AFL-CIO-affiliated labor union founded in 1939 to represent performing artists and stage managers for live performances in the variety field. AGVA serves singers and dancers in touring shows and non-book theatrical revues, theme park and circus performers, skaters, comedians and stand-up comics, cabaret and club artists, lecturers/poets/monologists/spokespersons, and variety performers working at private parties and special events.
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
5757 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600
Tel: (323) 954-1600
Dena Beatty, Executive Director
800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: (206) 402-5958 or (800) 724-0767 ext. 7
Fax: (206) 402-3489 or (800) 978-6741
Established in 1933, the Screen Actors Guild represents over 125,000 actors working in film and digital motion pictures and television programs, commercials, video games, corporate/educational films, Internet and all new media formats.