Emergency Grants for Film Industry Workers

For residents of:

South Florida and beyond

Provided by:

Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation

Ideal for:

Film Industry Professionals

Cash assistance to members of the film industry who are suffering financial strain as a result of the pandemic.

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  • Financial assistance for members of the film industry community involved in exhibition, distribution or trade services.
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  • You worked in theatrical distribution (i.e. a movie studio), exhibition (i.e. a movie theater) or for a vendor exclusive to either sector for a minimum of five (5) recent years.
  • You DO NOT work in the production sector of the motion picture industry (emergency relief for this sector is provided by other industry charities).

Financial Need:

  • You have been furloughed, you are on reduced pay (50% or more), or laid off due to COVID-19.
  • You have an expense for housing, medical and/or basic household essentials (such as food and toiletries) that you do not have the means to pay.
  • Your housing, medical, or basic household expenses exceed the total amount you are receiving from unemployment, federal stimulus funding or other household income.
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If you believe there is an error please send an email to assistance@wrmail.org or call 888-994-3863 ext 4.

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  • Any documentation that shows proof of financial need. 
  • Personal bank statements.
  • Proof of previous employment in the motion picture entertainment industry.