International President Loeb has been in discussions with labor leaders from other unions, studio heads, theater owners, promoters, government officials, the IATSE General Executive Board and Department Directors, and many of you regarding the post-COVID-19 restarting of the entertainment industry. He called upon the IATSE Crafts Advancement Program (ICAP) to create a set of uniform guidance documents for our union on returning to work safely in the age of COVID-19.
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.
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”.