COVID-19 Relief Resources for the Entertainment Industry

 

State Updates

LA CORONAVIRUS UPDATES FOR FILM COMMUNITY 

LA PUBLIC HEALTH REOPENING PROTOCOL FOR FILM AND TV

GA CORONAVIRUS FILM GUIDE AND UPDATES

NYC CORONAVIRUS FILM GUIDE

OVERALL UP-TO-DATE- COVERAGE OF CORONAVIRUS FOR FILMMAKERS  

 

Unemployment links

CA Free Unemployment Webinar 

GA Covid-19 Resources 

Peer-to-Peer Covid-19 Freelance Filmmaker Resource Help 

 

Free Trials

Apple Free 90-day Trials to its Video and Music Editing Apps, *Link for Final Cut Pro X*

MasterClass *Watch One Free Class/Week*

Khan Academy

Arc Studios Offers Free screenwriting Program

Cinema Technology Community – free membership during Covid-19 crisis

 

Skills

Free GA COVID Compliance Course through the GA Film Academy

Covid Compliance Training for Non-Union Productions *this training follows LA guidelines* 

Screenwriting Program to Get Your Idea Off of the Ground

Free Classes on Social Media Storytelling 

Skillshare Courses on Filmmaking Skills 

Sundance Co//ab, Free Webinars and Masterclasses

Film Distributors’ Association, Film Distribution: Connecting Films with Audiences *Free Course*

ARRI Masterclasses for Cinematographers *Selected Classes for Free*

DOC NYC Seminar New Strategies for Distribution in response to Covid-19  

Covid-19 Support Links for Small Businesses, Startups, Lifestyle, and More 

 

Grants

Voltage Pictures, Jamie Carmichael, AGBO among LA-based Covid-19 relief efforts

Sundance Institute Respond and Reimagine Plan

Film Independent’s Emergency Filmmaker Support Fund

It Takes Our Village, industry initiative to support the film & tv crews

Field of Vision and Topic Studios’ Documentary Freelancer Relief Fund

Canadian Cinema Worker Fund

Film & TV Charity Emergency Relief Fund, Repayable Grants Scheme

Webinar for Filmmakers on How to Apply for Aid 

SBA Giving Low-Interest Loans

Resource Designed to Serve Freelance Artists 

Producers Guild of America COVID-19 Relief Fund 

ASIFA-South *Animation studio operations impacted by COVID-19*

Actors Fund

NETFLIX Emergency Support for Creative Industry Community

 

Articles on Entertainment and Coronavirus Information

“UK Government Opens Floodgates to Production Restarts by Launching $646M Emergency Covid Insurance Fund”

“Hollywood Charges Forward with Production Plans Despite Virus Surge”

“Adam McKay Developing Covid-19 Vaccine Drama”

“What the $2 Trillon Coronavirus Relief Bill Means for the Entertainment Industry”

“DGA Says Major Studios Have Agreed To Pony Up Two Weeks Pay for Below-The-Line Members Who Lost Jobs in COVID Shutdown”

“Netflix Establishes $100 Million Fund to Aid TV & Film Industry”

“Adam Schiff On Coronavirus Crisis: Entertainment Workers Need Help”

“How Can Hollywood Get Back to Work: This Commercial Might Have the Answer”