Industry and Community Resources for AFI Alumni – American Film Institute


Industry and Community Resources for AFI Alumni

With the impact of the coronavirus slowing our community to a standstill, AFI is committed to helping Conservatory alumni during this challenging time. Below are community resources for different sectors of the industry and links to grants and relief funds, as well as health and mental health resources.

Please email us at if you have any questions about the resources below. We will continue to add to this list as we receive more information and keep you updated in Alumni Connection.




Adam Schiff’s Letter to Congress


Labor Resources

Actor’s Fund

Animators Guild IATSE Local 839

Artwork Archives’ Emergency Grants for Artists

Craft Emergency Relief Fund: The Artists Safety Net

Directors Guild Foundation: Confidential Loans for Members

Entertainment Industry Foundation

IATSE National Benefit Funds and other resources

IATSE Revises Health Plan to Allow for Emergency Withdrawals

International Cinematographers Guild and Other Guilds Offer Dues Relief and Other Assistance to Members

L.A. Freelancers Relief Fund

Local 600 – International Cinematographers Guild

Major Studios Commit to Provide Two Weeks’ Pay for Below-the-line Workers 

Motion Picture Television Fund

Musicares COVID-19 Relief Fund

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response

National Grants/Relief Funds from 501(c)3 Nonprofits & Unions

Producers Guild of America COVID-19 Relief Fund

Relief Fund for Hollywood Support Staff

SAG-AFTRA COVID-19 Disaster Fund

Sony Unveils $100 Million Relief Fund

Teamsters Local 399 Resources for Members

ViacomCBS Launches $100 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund

WarnerMedia Pledges $100 Million Relief Fund for Production Workers 

Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Writers Guild of America West COVID-19 Resources


Health and Mental Health Resources

Center for Disease Control on Managing Stress and Anxiety

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness’ COVID-19 Resources

SAG-AFTRA Testing Information for COVID19

DGA Testing Information for COVID-19

Mental Health Self-Assessment and Resources


Government Aid

California Employment Development Department – Unemployment Insurance

U.S. Small Business Administration – Disaster Loan Assistance


National Resources

World Health Organization

Center for Disease Control

OSHA COVID-19 Guidance Website

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