Summary: The Entertainment Community Fund is providing support to workers affected by Hollywood’s dual strikes, including those who are not part of the WGA or SAG-AFTRA. Showrunners and industry leaders are rallying behind the fund, which has distributed over $30 million in resources during the COVID-19 shutdown and estimates providing $20 million during the WGA strike. Barbara Davis, the COO of the ECF, discusses the impact and importance of the fund.
How Entertainment Community Fund Supports Workers Impacted by Strikes
The Entertainment Community Fund is playing a crucial role in providing support to workers affected by Hollywood’s dual strikes. The fund has been instrumental in helping not just those who are part of the WGA or SAG-AFTRA, but also those who are not affiliated with any union. Showrunners and industry leaders have come together to rally behind the fund, recognizing the importance of supporting workers during these challenging times.
The Impact of the Fund
During the COVID-19 shutdown, the Entertainment Community Fund distributed over $30 million in resources to workers in need. This support has been vital in helping individuals and families stay afloat during a time of uncertainty. As the WGA strike continues, the fund estimates that it will provide $20 million in support to those affected. The fund’s Chief Operating Officer, Barbara Davis, highlights the significant impact the fund has had on the lives of workers and the importance of continuing to support them.