The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Fund’s goal is to provide both short-term and long-term assistance to veterans of the motion picture entertainment industry. To request an application for financial aid, call 888.994.3863, ext. 2309 or click the email link under Services. For information and a grant application go to http://www.wrpioneers.org.
The Behind the Scenes charity provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals who are seriously ill or injured. Grants can include basic living costs, medical related expenses transportation and funeral expenses. Go to http://behindthescenescharity.org.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the total halt of all work by IATSE members, the IA has set up I.A.T.S.E. Cares. It has resources on COVID-19, the benefits funds, emergency financial aid, a section on mask making, a way to volunteer to provide help to other members in need, and a way to ask for help. As more resources develop they’ll be posted there. Go to https://iatsecares.org/.