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Producers Guild Statement Regarding the SAG-AFTRA Strike

PRODUCERS GUILD STATEMENT REGARDING THE SAG-AFTRA STRIKE

The Producers Guild of America stands with SAG-AFTRA as its members make the difficult decision to strike against the studios, companies, and streamers that make up the AMPTP. As the second major union to take this bold step, our industry stands at a pivotal moment in time. The combined actions of SAG-AFTRA and the ongoing Writers' strike signify a monumental sacrifice by actors and writers, one that is aimed at driving meaningful change within our industry.

We believe that fair compensation and essential benefits, including access to healthcare—are a critical concern and the inherent right of every individual working in this industry. We stand in solidarity with our colleagues.

 

SAG-AFTRA STRIKE NOTICES AND FAQS

https://www.sagaftrastrike.org/strike-notices

https://www.sagaftrastrike.org/indie-producer-faqs

 

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ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY FUND'S EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Entertainment Community Fund's emergency financial assistance program offers emergency financial assistance to support performing arts workers who are unable to pay their basic living expenses. This includes housing, food, utility bills and healthcare. These funds are available for both union and nonunion workers, but applicants need to provide documentation to prove that they have a history of earnings in professional performing arts and entertainment. Eligibility depends on how long the applicant has worked in the industry and the type of work performed. Applications and more information here.

 

MOTION PICTURE & TELEVISION FUND

Any entertainment industry worker with a "demonstrable financial need" stemming from the WGA strike can apply for temporary help. Decisions about eligibility and grant amounts are made on a case-by-case basis. Counseling, confidential help and referrals to other resources are also available. To apply, call the fund at 323-634-3888 or toll free at 855-760-6783 or email info@mptf.com.

 

WGA'S SOLIDARITY ASSISTANCE FUNDS 

The guild’s Solidarity Assistance Funds will be administered by the Entertainment Community Fund, formerly known as The Actors’ Fund, which also provides services nationally for people who work in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance.

“Recognizing the broader effects of a work stoppage on the entertainment community,” the WGA said in a statement, “members of the WGA Negotiating Committee, WGA West and WGA East Council, and others have pledged funds to help industry workers in need. For more info