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May Leadership Council (9-18 + Parents)


May 16, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SAG-AFTRA building

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Age Group: 9-18

Meet At: SAG-AFTRA Building (in your designated rooms)


Event Information

**This is for your information only. Please do not register for this event here.  If you have already sent in your Leadership Application, you are automatically registered for the 2017-2018 Leadership Council meetings each month! If you are interested in joining Leadership Council, please download the Leadership Council Application available above under Documents to register.


May Leadership Council Meeting

For Professional Young Performers, Ages 9-18 + Parents


 WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 6pm-8pm

WHERE:  SAG-AFTRA Building/The Actors Fund (in designated rooms listed below)

5757 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

COST:  Free! Dinner is included.

PARKING: SAG-AFTRA has generously offered to validate parking for Leadership Council meetings*. Feel free to park in the lot behind our building located at 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90036 (entrance at Curson & Wilshire). Please bring your ticket to the Cagney Room (1st Floor) between 6:00-8:00pm for validation. **We will not be able to cover any parking costs so please make sure to validate within the provided time window!** 
*Please note that parking validation for the attached lot is available for Leadership Council nights ONLY.

NOTIFICATION LINE: If you need to reach Looking Ahead Staff on the day of an event, call 323.813.5523


What is Leadership Council?

Leadership Council is a monthly meet-up for all Looking Ahead members and parents where everyone meets to make new friends, have dinner on us and learns valuable leadership and life skills. We have annual retreats and an end-of-the year party for all Leadership Council members!

Each meeting focuses on a different topic. We discuss topics related to self-esteem, teamwork, managing stress, cultural identity, building friendships, and so much more. Each age group and parents meets separately (ages 9-11, 12-14, 15-18). Parents meet to listen to industry guest speakers and learn helpful resources to help your family navigate this unique world of entertainment. Meetings take place monthly from September-May. Leadership Council is FREE and dinner is provided at every meeting! To join, please fill out the attached application.


 Meet in your designated room listed below:

 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

  • Age 9-11 Leadership Council
    • Meeting Location: Hollywood Room, Suite 400 (located in our offices on the 4th floor)  Looking Ahead Staff Facilitator – Melody Lawson 323-933-9244 ext. 436

  • Age 12-14 Leadership Council
    • Meeting Location: Cagney Room (located on the first floor directly behind the security desk in the main lobby)
    • Looking Ahead Staff Facilitator – Ketryn Martin

  • Senior Leadership Council (Age 15-18)
    • Meeting Location: Frank Maxwell Board Room (located on the first floor directly across from the security desk in the main lobby)
    • Looking Ahead Staff Facilitator – Chris Smith 323-933-9244 ext. 422

  • Parent Group
    • Meeting Location: Bella Bruck Conference Room (located on the first floor directly behind the security desk in the main lobby – attached to Cagney Room)
    • Looking Ahead Staff Facilitator -- Tina Hookom or 323-933-9244 ext. 413


Young Performer Pick-up Policy:

The safety and well-being of our young performers is our highest priority. As such, please note that parents must be present and identified directly by a Looking Ahead Staff member or volunteer before they will be permitted to leave at the conclusion of each Leadership Meeting

 Parents, we strongly encourage and invite you all to hang around after the meetings to chat and get to know the other families in our program but we ask that you please pick up your young performers from their respective meeting locations first before doing so. Additionally, this year the majority of our meeting spaces are being donated by SAG-AFTRA and we want to be courteous of their time and security costs and clear out of the rooms as soon as possible.

Questions? Contact Melody Lawson at or 323.933.9244 ext. 436

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