PGA Statement on SAG-AFTRA
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.
PGA Statement on WGA
The Producers Guild of America stands with the Writers Guild as its members seek fair and equitable compensation for their work, making the difficult decision to strike in order to create meaningful change within our industry. We believe that everyone working in the film and television industry deserves to be fairly compensated for their work and receive essential benefits.
SAG-AFTRA STRIKE NOTICES AND FAQS
WGA STRIKE RULES AND FAQ
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
LA COUNTY FILM OFFICE: RESOURCE FAIR FOR WORKERS AND BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY THE HOLLYWOOD STRIKES
Saturday, August 26, 2023 from 9AM - 2PM at History For Hire (7149 Fair Avenue Los Angeles, CA 91605)
Stop by to connect to support for actors, writers, performers, workers and small businesses impacted by Hollywood's double strike. The LA County Film Office, part of the newly created County Department of Economic Opportunity, is hosting a FREE resource fair on Saturday, August 26th to help connect actors, writers, performers, workers, and small businesses impacted the entertainment strikes to critical services and support.
The fair is open to the public and will feature resources from the County, LA City and the region including the following:
- Department of Mental Health
- Department of Public Social Services
- Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
- Department of Public Health
- DEO's Office of Small Business
- DEO's Workforce Development Team
- Natural History Museum
- LA City Economic and Workforce Development Department
- Small Business Development Centers
- Entertainment Comm Fund
- Small Business Administration
- CHOI Providers
- Office of Adam Schiff
- Film LA and more!
Connect to mental health providers, on site benefit counseling, assistance to legal services, emergency financial assistance, information on permitting and much much more! No need to RSVP to register, however, to receive up to date information about this event directly from Team DEO, click on the RSVP button to get on our mailing list! More here.
NYC MAYOR’S OFFICE OF MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT: RESOURCES FOR WORKERS IMPACTED BY THE WGA & SAG-AFTRA STRIKES
Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 4PM
The NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment is hosting a free, live webinar to provide information about available resources to support New Yorkers working in entertainment and ancillary business during this time. RSVP here.