Hollywood’s Double Strike

Resources for Workers and Businesses Impacted by the SAG-AFTRA and WGA Strikes

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Webinars and Quick Links to Resources

Learn about financial assistance resources and services available for workers impacted by the entertainment strikes through our webinar in partnership with the County’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.

Access the full list of links and assistance featured in the “Resources for Workers and Businesses Impacted by the Entertainment Strikes” webinar hosted by Team DEO.

Team DEO and our LA County Film Office hosted a free, live webinar for workers and businesses impacted by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike. Alongside writers and actors, the shutdown of television and film productions have adversely impacted many crew members and small, local businesses from florists to caterers to dry cleaners that work within the entertainment industry.

The webinar featured resources and technical assistance offered by various County departments and partners to all workers and businesses financially impacted by the strikes. Topics included:

  • Financial Assistance for Impacted Workers
  • Capital Opportunities
  • Legal Assistance 
  • Rent and Mortgage Relief 
  • Business Technical Assistance 
  • Workforce Development 
  • Food Assistance 
  • Access to Critical County Benefits 
  • Support for Entertainment Industry Food Vendors

Live Recording of Webinar

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What You Need to Know About Hollywood’s Historic Double Strike

The Writers Guild of America (WGA), representing more than 11k screenwriters, went on strike after six weeks of negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) reached an impasse earlier this year in May. 

Within 8 weeks, the national board of Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) authorized its 160,000+ members to also go on strike, joining the WGA in calling for better pay and job security – marking the first time in 63 years that both unions have gone on strike simultaneously.

On July 25, the LA County Board of Supervisors adopted two motions, by Supervisors Hilda L. SolisLindsay P. Horvath, and Kathryn Barger, that will help provide support to workers and businesses impacted by the ongoing entertainment industry strikes.