The GMS Benefits Committee recognizes that the ongoing strikes pose a challenging time for professionals in this industry right now, particularly those working freelance in Film & TV. Music Supervisors do not have a union and the AMPTP and Netflix continue to refuse to recognize a Music Supervisor union. We continue in our fight to unionize, and GMS fully supports this mission. To find out more information, please visit: https://linktr.ee/musicneedssupervision.
For anyone currently affected by the strikes, find some resources below:
The Entertainment Community Fund provides a safety net for entertainment professionals, including emergency financial assistance, mental health resources, and support groups (non-union welcome).
The Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) provides needs-based temporary financial assistance to qualified individuals (non-union welcome).
Women in Film has a helpline to offer emotional support to navigate the stress of this challenging time. All genders across all fields/non-union are welcome to call 1-855-WIF-LINE on Thursdays 9am-4:30pm. Times outside that window you can also call for support with harassment and misconduct in the workplace M-F 9am-4:30pm.
The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides financial strike assistance (current AGMA members only).
The Hollywood Support Staff Relief Fund (HSSRF) offers a one-time emergency financial grant for film & TV assistants or support staff who are currently unemployed or on hiatus due to the strike (must have under 3 years paid work experience in entertainment).
Pay Up Hollywood provides resources for entertainment support staff.