Member Resources

Filing for Unemployment Benefits

Emergency Assistance Information

A comprehensive list of the agencies offering assistance to members in need.

Sick Dues

Any Member who is in good standing who cannot work due to illness or disability, can request that the Local pay their dues for up to 4 consecutive quarters. The request must be made in writing. Please contact the office for more information. Download a form here.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes is a charitable organization that provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members.

These law firms offer discounted legal services and free consultations to Union Members.

Sperling Law Firm

LA Family Law Help

Financial Resources Guide

Financial Assistance Organizations

If you are in need of financial assistance, the following organizations may be able to provide support and assistance:

Motion Picture & Television Fund

MPTF operates 7 Health Centers in the LA area.

Find one near you here. Here's a map of the Health Centers' locations.

Go to the MPTVFund page for more information.

Actors Fund

Offers a wide variety of services for all industry professionals.

State Disability Insurance (SDI)

The Entertainment Industry Foundation

The Entertainment Industry Foundation, as the philanthropic voice of the entertainment industry, facilitates the collective power of the entire industry to raise awareness and funds for critical social issues in order to make a positive impact in our community and through the nation.

Foreclosure Information

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs

Food Banks


IATSE, Local 728

Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians

1001 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91506

(818) 954-0728


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