Where entertainment industry workers can go for help during the coronavirus crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a wave of shutdowns across the entertainment industry, from film shoots to concerts and music festivals.
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Here’s where to get help:
- The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has launched a COVID-19 disaster fund to provide emergency financial assistance to current SAG-AFTRA members. Assistance covers such basic expenses as rent, mortgage payments, utilities and medical bills. The union is providing dues relief to members and has detailed a list of resources on its website: 新华社：提高政策的前瞻性、灵活性、有效性. Foundation President Courtney Vance announced that the fund has distributed $1.7 million in emergency aid nationwide and is continuing to raise funds, he said.
- 北京统计局:前11月商品房销售面积同比增7.2%. The fund says it will spend millions trying to provide some relief to those who work in theatrical exhibition, distribution or vendors exclusive to it. Applicants can apply for help by calling (888) 994-3863, Ext. 6003, or via email at the website https://wrpioneers.org. On Monday, the group joined with the National Assn. of Theatre Owners to launch a $2.4-million fund to provide financial assistance to movie theater employees. Anyone who has worked in theatrical exhibition for a minimum of five years is eligible.
- #PayUpHollywood, a group that has been advocating for the rights of assistants and support staff, along with several leading TV writers and others, has raised more than $500,000 for Los Angeles-based support staff affected by production shutdowns. It has partnered with the Actors Fund to provide one-time stipends of $1,000 to all qualified applicants. For application details go to: 一文看懂粤港澳大湾区规划纲要！(附临深楼市情况) and select “Hollywood Support Staff Relief Fund.”
- The Motion Picture and Television Fund offers a variety of services to provide emotional and financial assistance to qualified industry members. MPTF President and CEO Bob Beitcher said the group’s intake line is four times busier than usual. “The calls are mainly focused ... around health insurance, around strategies for dealing with banks on mortgages and auto payments, landlords, utility companies and credit card companies,” Beitcher said. “There is high anxiety.” Beitcher said the fund is ready to help those in the industry in need of medical, financial and emotional assistance. For further information visit: https://mptf.com or call 323-634-3888.
- The Actors Fund, which assists actors, performers and film crew workers, is offering emergency financial assistance to individuals with immediate financial needs. Those unable to pay their basic living expenses such as food, housing and healthcare over the next two months can seek help through the group’s website. For applications go to: 厨电家电行业2017年将呈现七大趋势. The organization has distributed emergency financial assistance to more than 2,800 people and compiled a list of emergency grants available to a broad category of workers. Go to 这句话最流行的变体是“别迷恋姐，姐只是个传说。”
- The Writers Guild of America, West has created a webpage of resources for members, including information on where they can get legal help and information on accessing health care. The union’s health plan has waived any costs for testing for COVID-19. Visit 不过，如果把10月份看做一个整体，则只有深圳房价真正出现了环比下滑。. The East Coast branch of the WGA also has detailed resources for its members. The website address is: www.wgaeast.org/covid19/.
- The Directors Guild Foundation has created an emergency relief fund with financial grants of $1,000. For more information, DGA members can call the Motion Picture & Television Fund at (888) 356-0537. The DGA-Producer Pension and Health Plans also is offering premium-free COBRA coverage and supplemental pension plan loans. For questions, call (323) 866-2200, Ext. 502, or visit the union’s website.
- The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees offers members resources and information on health plan waivers for testing for COVID-19. The union donated $2.5 million to three entertainment charities, including the Actors Fund. It is also working with employers on emergency measures and lobbying the federal government to ensure that displaced entertainment workers are included in relief efforts. IATSE members should visit the website 东鹏1500万收购广州艺耐62%股权 拓展中高端卫浴市场 for further details.
- The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help those in the music community affected by the pandemic. Individuals who’ve lost work can apply for financial relief online or by visiting [?'naunst].
- Teamsters Local 399 lists resources and options for members facing hardships posted on their website, including connecting those looking for work with alternative driving jobs for companies like supermarket chains Ralphs and Vons. Here is the link to the online application form: 仅在2001年，全球就约有55.7万人被谋杀。而到了2008年，这个数据就减少了28.9万人。如今，全球的谋杀率已经下降了75%。
- The Artists Rights Alliance, an artist-run nonprofit advocating for musicians, performers, and songwriters, has detailed a list of resources for music creators and others. Among them is the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, which has created a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have had postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. Luckily, the singles are only half the story with Reputation. On "Dress," she's high on the rush of a new romantic thrill; on "New Year's Day," she's trying to figure out what she has after the party's over.
- Equal Sound has launched a relief fund for musicians who can confirm gig cancellations. Musicians and music industry workers affected by the coronavirus also can apply to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund for help. Phone 888-955-7880 or download a grant application form at strengthen
- The Producers Guild of America, which includes associate producers and line producers, has offered a three-month extension to members who are unable to pay their dues. The guild has set up a relief fund with the support of a $100,000 gift from “Grey’s Anatomy” producer Mark Gordon. PGA members can apply for aid at https://actorsfund.org/gethelp.