17 January 2013 9:29 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

A group of actors aiming to land work this pilot season found themselves in a room with five top associate casting directors last week. While it wasn’t an audition, it may have been the next best thing. As performers scramble to prepare for the crush of auditions that start each January, the SAG Foundation, in partnership with the Virtual Channel Network, is offering a series of workshops with casting directors and their associates. The events are being held in Los Angeles and streamed online. SAG Foundation is offering them gratis to union members; non-members who can’t attend can watch the online feed.“The SAG Foundation builds an annual curriculum based on the ebb and flow of the business,” Rochelle Rose, national director of actors programs for SAG Foundation, told Backstage. “This is the perfect time to try to draw great tips from the people whose rooms you’ll »

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