COVID-19 Phase 2 Emergency Grant

Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation

U.S. Citizens and residents
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The COVID-19 Phase 2 Emergency Grant provides cash assistance to members of the motion picture entertainment industry involved in exhibition, distribution or trade services, who are suffering financial strain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Benefits

  • Financial assistance for members of the film industry community involved in exhibition, distribution or trade services
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Eligibility

  • 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 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
  • You have worked in theatrical distribution, exhibition or for a vendor exclusive to either sector for a minimum of five years
  • You do not work in the production sector of the motion picture industry
  • You have not secured a second job or new job since your furlough/layoff due to COVID-19

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Application

Application

  • After your application has been reviewed, a social worker from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation will contact you to discuss your need in greater detail 
  • If you are having major difficulties with the form, please reach out to willrogersrelief@gmail.com and a social worker will get back to you. Do not contact the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation if your question can wait until a social worker reaches out to discuss your application
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Requirements

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

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