18
Jan
08

#37: And Now, Los Angeles

Dear Friends,

I’m hearing from a number of friends who teach that their students are reading this blog (hello, students) so I thought it might be appropriate to continue posting helpful industry-related info.  Yesterday I mentioned Actors Fund workshops in New York; there are also many similar workshops in Los Angeles.  Where New York is the theatrical center of the country, LA is the nucleus for film and TV, so the Actors Fund provides considerable support in that city, as well:

All seminars and groups are free of charge

 

Seminars

Winter 2008
 

VOLUNTEERING AS A STEP TOWARD MEANINGFUL WORK
Find out how to use volunteering as a means to gain skills, expand networks, explore new interests, and find work with your newly gained experience. This event is open to all professionals in entertainment and the performing arts.
Wednesday, January 30, 4 – 6 PM
The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Info: 323.933.9244 ext.50
Email: ltrotter@actorsfund.org
 

 

CAREERS IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY
Learn from AWP members and others about opportunities to earn money working in the travel field as a tour guide, a travel agent, or a customer service agent for the cruise ships. This event is open to all professionals in entertainment and the performing arts.
Wednesday, February 27, 4 – 6 PM
The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd.,  Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Info: 323.933.9244 ext. 50
Email: ltrotter@actorsfund.org

CAREERS IN ARTS ADMINISTRATION
Discover how Arts Administrators made the switch from artists to Program Directors. This panel will discuss some of the many interesting ways to use your experience and education to participate in the arts in a different way. This event is open to all professionals in entertainment and the performing arts.
Wednesday, March 26, 4 – 6 PM
The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., #400, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Info: 323.933.9244 ext. 50
Email: ltrotter@actorsfund.org

 Regularly scheduled seminars/meetings

Winter  2008
 

ACTORS WORK PROGRAM ORIENTATION
An introduction to all Actors Work Program services, including group and individual career counseling, job training and education, financial assistance, and job placement services.
Every Monday, 1 – 2:30 PM
The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Info: 323.933.9244 ext. 50
Email: ltrotter@actorsfund.org


WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD
Have you recently relocated to the Los Angeles area? If so, The Actors Fund invites you to join our monthly drop-in group. Connect with other newly transplanted industry professionals and network with your peers. Learn about local resources such as housing, health care and industry supports. No reservation is required.
1st Tuesday of every month, 1 – 2 PM
The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Info: 323.933.9244 ext. 13
Email: tabas@actorsfund.org
 

 

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP
Two opportunities each month to learn how to write a targeted resume and cover letter that present you as a viable candidate, whether you are developing a parallel career to supplement your professional income or transitioning to a new career outside the industry. These workshops are free of charge and open to all entertainment industry and performing arts professionals. Participants must attend an Actors Work Program Orientation before coming to the Resume Writing Workshop.
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 2 – 4 PM
The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Info: 323-933-9422, ext. 50
Email: ltrotter@actorsfund.org
JOB SEARCH
A great addition to your efforts to find sideline or parallel work to support your professional career, these bi-monthly meetings are the place to get support, job leads and referrals. We review specific strategies to boost your job skills and discuss job search techniques unique to people in show business. These meetings are free of charge and open to all entertainment industry and performing arts professionals. Participants must attend an Actors Work Program Orientation before coming to Job Search.
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 2 – 4 PM
The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Info: 323.933.9244 ext. 50
Email: ltrotter@actorsfund.org
GETTING AND KEEPING HEALTH INSURANCE
Weekly seminar for members of the entertainment industry and the performing and visual arts communities who want to know their options for obtaining affordable health insurance and health care in the Los Angeles area. Participants will learn to use The Actors Fund?s Access to Health Insurance/Resources for Care website (www.ahirc.org). Registration is required.
Every Wednesday, 1:30 – 3 PM  (Closed 12/5/07)
The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Info: 323.933.9244 ext. 38
Email: aking@actorsfund.org
PERFORMING ARTISTS’ MEDICAL CLINIC
The Performing Artists? Medical Clinic offers free medical services to low-income musicians, dancers, actors and other performing artists. It is staffed by doctors and medical students from UCLA and uses the up-to-date examining rooms and diagnostic facilities of the Venice Family Clinic. Prescription medicines and referrals to psychiatric services are also available at no cost. This service is offered twice monthly. Call The Actors Fund intake line for eligibility criteria and appointments. Income requirements apply.
3rd and 4th Wednesday of every month, 6 – 9 PM

Venice Family Clinic, 604 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA

Info:323.933.9244 ext. 55
Email: rblau@actorsfund.org

For more information, please visit www.actorsfund.org

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