It goes without saying we all need to clean as much as possible on and around ourselves to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as it continues to move through our communities.
Since it is leading to public event closures and work stays (many productions are being suspended), we decided it may help to have some resources collected in one place.
Helpful Informational Links
There is a lot of info out there but perhaps the most useful for us are the following Industry-Specific COVID-19 pages:
- IATSE Coronavirus Update Portal <- Will Be Continually Updated
- IATSE National Benefit Fund Link
- FilmLA Dedicated COVID-19 Page
- Petition for an Emergency Coronavirus Support Benefit Package dedicated to industry professionals in need. <- Click to sign
Dedicated government and global organization pages for COVID-19 Information:
Contract workers have some restrictions that should be dealt with on a case by case basis but there is the potential EDD is available for you. This is especially true if you are paid through W-2s.
Just make sure you fill out the information to the best of your ability. Though the lines are sure to be busy you can also call them to clarify questions and avoid delays:
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If you are being laid off of a project, or even it it’s simply been delayed, accessing unemployment sooner rather than later is recommended. It takes time to complete the paperwork and be reviewed.
We will do our best to update this page when we learn of more resources for our users in the entertainment industry. Continue to use best health practices to reduce the chance of spreading and hopefully, sooner rather than later, this will all blow over.