COVID-19: Member Resources & Updates

13 June 2023

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News You Can Use

COVID-19 Commercial Production Safety & Testing Protocol Agreement Extended to April 1, 2023

Read the extended COVID Commerical Agreement

Return to Work Agreement Extended Through April 1, 2023, with Modifications (2/1/2023)

Read the RTW Agreement, with modifications

Los Angeles County's "Worker Protections During a COVID-19 Outbreak"

Your employer must take steps to keep you safe if a confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 occurs at your worksite. Read over the steps that should be taken to protect workers here (Spanish).



Unemployment Information

Local 600 Unemployment Insurance Assistance Contacts (UPDATED: 12/17/2021)

Local 600 Business Reps and staff are here to assist you and answer questions you might have about applying for Unemployment Insurance in your state. 

Local 600 Unemployment Insurance Assistance Contacts


Entertainment Industry Resources

Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund)
Questions related to MPI, disability support, quality of life resources, social security benefits, unemployment insurance, worker's comp, and retirement planning should now be directed to our dedicated representative at the Entertainment Community Fund, Emily Lerner Garlick at or (323) 330-2417. 

Local 600 Hardship Fund

Members seeking financial assistance may also apply for the Local 600 Hardship Fund, administered by the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund). Once they receive the application, the Entertainment Community Fund will reach out to you to continue the process. 

Donate to the Local 600 Hardship Fund
Apply for the Local 600 Hardship Fund


MPIPHP Guide to New Benefits (Winter 2021)

MPI has announced weight loss, smoking cessation, and diabetes prevention benefits available to members. Learn more about these benefits here.

Therapy Helplines

A new counseling service to connect entertainment industry workers with therapists:  

Now offering online counseling

The Motion Picture Television Fund intake line (323-634-3888) is open. They address wide and varied requests from both working and retired members of the entertainment community. If you or an industry friend need help, give MPTF a chance to listen to your story and determine how and where they can make life better for you. 

First Entertainment Credit Union
For branch hours, please visit their website.

LinkedIn Learning (LiL)
Membership is free for IA members and those who work under IATSE contracts. The Training Trust Fund is ready for an uptick in sign ups so encourage your members to register! In addition the newsletter today highlights various online craft classes including AVIXA, Safety First, and through LinkedIn Learning. Click here for more information.

Entertainment Partners

EP Business Continuity Preparedness (3/10/2020)

Union Plus
If your family has been directly impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit the Hardship Help section.

The IATSE National Benefit Funds 

Benhind the Scenes
The Behind the Scenes charity issues grants to entertainment technology professionals in need due to serious illness or injury that may be used for basic living, medical or funeral expenses. 

Therapist Finder (in partnership with HealthPro)

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative



Safety on Set



Helping Those in Need


American Red Cross

Critical Need For Blood and Platelets (Nationwide)
Right now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to provide lifesaving blood products to patients. Make an appointment here

Volunteers Needed (Nationwide)
The Red Cross need for volunteers is constant and continues to evolve as we navigate this Coronavirus health crisis. Volunteer opportunities include supporting blood donations and delivering much-needed disaster services to your community. They even have a wide variety of remote (work-from-home) opportunities available. Sign up to volunteer here

Food Distribution Volunteers Needed (Los Angeles)
The Red Cross is looking for 160 Food Distribution Volunteers per day to serve at 50+ distribution sites across the county. Sign up to volunteer here

Feeding America

Find your local food bank and help support them in these uncertain times. The Feeding America food bank network serves over 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs across the United States. 

Find your local food bank and donate here


Legislative Action




General Info on COVID-19

OSHA COVID-19 Guidance Website

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 


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