We have compiled resources to assist you in difficult times…and down the line.

From free financial planning to help accessing unemployment; from health care on a sliding scale to a bank catering to entertainment industry workers. It’s all here – and then some.

Below is a list of industry groups, affiliate organizations, supporting businesses, and government agencies that have an abundance of useful information and resources readily available to further assist you. You’ll find many of those listed also offer details about additional programs implemented to help those severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


BuildRise creates strategies and programming for companies who are serious about attracting and retaining the best talent for reaching their full potential.


Retirement After the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying financial crisis leaves uncertainty for the 18 million Americans expected to retire in the next five years. At the same time, research suggests that millions of U.S. workers are retiring early — a move that could jeopardize their long-term retirement goals.


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Morton Capital

Help with making sound financial decisions during stressful times

During these very challenging and uncertain times, Morton Capital is currently offering complimentary financial planning to anyone who may find themselves in need of some guidance. Please take a few minutes to watch the video and if you or someone you know is interested, you can email [email protected] or you can fill out a survey: and a Morton Capital advisor will be in touch. There are no strings attached to this offer. Morton Capital simply wants to share their expertise in this time of need.

Public Counsel

Legal Assistance and…Free webinars to provide members of the entertainment community a resource to understand available unemployment benefits

Public Counsel has teamed up with Legendary Entertainment, a global entertainment studio, to launch a free legal webinar series to help California’s entertainment workers access unemployment benefits and other support under the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act. The unemployment assistance series – called Helping Entertainment Labor and Professionals (HELP) – will offer free webinars to provide members of the entertainment community a resource to understand available unemployment benefits and provide up-to-date information.

Public Counsel has prepared FAQs on applying for unemployment benefits. The FAQs provide basic information concerning your eligibility for regular state unemployment benefits then discuss the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program as provided by the Federal CARES Act.

Public Counsel is the nation’s largest not-for-profit law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services through a pro bono model that leverages the talents and dedication of thousands of attorney and law student volunteers.

Westside Family Health Center

Health care provided on a sliding scale - located in Culver City

As a safety net provider, WFHC’s purpose is to address the health needs of anyone who walks through the doors by providing high quality care on a sliding fee scale.

Please call us to inquire and make an appointment!
Uninsured welcome.

First Entertainment Credit Union

Financial hardship assistance for members

Skip-a-Pay: Freedom to skip a monthly loan payment without affecting credit rating (for members in good standing)

Stretch Loans: Short term emergency loans (fast, low-cost alternative to payday loans)

We’ve Got You Covered: “If you’re a First Entertainment member experiencing a financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, and you’d like more information, you can reach us via a Secure Message, through Chat Support, or by calling 888.800.3328, during normal business hours.”

GreenPath Financial Wellness: Free one-time financial counseling debt management services, and financial education tools for members.

As we have done in similar situations such as the recent wild fires and other natural disasters, we are working with members on a case-by-case basis. First Entertainment’s additional assistance for members impacted by the coronavirus includes:

Visa® Credit Cards: Skip payment option, refunds on late fees.

Personal Loans: Deferred payments, with payments added to the end of the loan.

Auto Loans: Deferred payments, with payments added to the end of the loan.

First Mortgage Loans: Forbearance on payments can be requested here.

Home Equity Loans/Lines of Credit: Members can request to Defer payments, with payments added to the end of their amortized HELOCs and members with Interest-Only HELOCs can request a Forbearance on their payments.

For all of the above instances, there will be no negative credit bureau reporting during the deferment period. In addition, we may be able to offer you a low interest bridge loan to help you get back on your feet. To learn more, give us a call at 888.800.3328.

At First Entertainment Credit Union, we recognize your unique goals and understand that people in the entertainment industry need more than a simple bank. In fact, all of our members need a partner who understands what they do and where they’re going.

The Actor’s Fund


The Actors Fund fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.

Ten Percent Happier

Mental Health:

Coronavirus Sanity Guide (FREE)
In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. The meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. We’re adding more resources as they’re created - so keep checking back.

Please share this page widely. These resources are free for all.


We’re all going through the current crisis together. To help you weather this storm, Headspace and the LA County Department of Mental Health have partnered to provide support and resources during this challenging time.

Residents of Los Angeles County can sign up to access Headspace Plus at no cost until December 31st, 2020.

Additional Resources: Links & Contacts

Los Angeles County Resources

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