Have gathered a number of helpful links via various sources over the last week or so and will update this blog post as we get more information. Hope you are all staying home as much as possible so that we can get through this as quickly as possible.
I hope you find this useful - help is out there - please don't be afraid to ask for it/apply etc...
Many of the following are in Variety's list above as well...
We strongly encourage all SAG-AFTRA members to watch SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance's address about our forthcoming plans in light of COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, with hundreds of productions shut down, many SAG-AFTRA members will face even greater hardship than usual. As a result, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, along the Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund, have created the COVID-19 Disaster Fund to aid SAG-AFTRA members impacted by COVID-19. The Actors Fund will be administering resources and services on the ground.
SAG-AFTRA members seeking help, and interested donors, should go directly to our website for more information:
While our in-person programming remains closed until further notice, SAG-AFTRA Foundation staff are working hard to create new ways to make our programs and services available for members at home. For forthcoming announcements and new content, please follow us at:
Please stay safe and stay connected with us!
Eligibility Requirements for Actors Fund Emergency Assistance
Current financial need. A minimum of five years of recent industry paid employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years OR a minimum of 20 years of industry paid employment with a minimum of 10 years of earnings of at least $5,000
Stay safe! Wash Hands!