COVID-19 is redirecting our Industry, affecting lives leaving members struggling with an ambiguous economic future. Here is a list of resources, grants, and assistance. Not all of them may cover your direct needs and some reach across the country but look through it.
To help support the Entertainment Industry’s professional workers, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) are urging congress to prioritize certain items in subsequent COVID-19 relief packages. One of the first priorities on the IATSE’s list is to require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect those performing essential work in news and media- such as converting facilities into field hospitals – from occupation exposure to infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
We work with many organizations which support the IATSE and the Entertainment Industry. We as a Local support many of them on a regular basis. Some of our favorites are Motion Picture Television Fund (MPTF), Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation and the Actors Fund. One that gets overlooked is “Behind the Scenes”.
The undersigned guilds and unions represent the diverse, professional workforce that, in ordinary times, come together on productions throughout each year to bring our stories to life for audiences across the globe. Now, in this time when the coronavirus
Did you work as an Independent Contractor (IC), collected 1099s or operated your own business and you have no contributions with EDD?
Here is an update on the PUA program. That program will begin accepting applications on April 28. At the Wednesday press conference both Governor Newsom and Labor Secretary Julie Su said that once applications are accepted it will take 1-2 days for people to get their monies. Below is a PowerPoint outlining the process