ADG 800 Stands in Solidarity with the Writers Guild (WGA)

Our Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 800 stands in solidarity with the efforts of the Writers Guild (WGA), as does the entire IATSE. For more information, including ADG statements, communications from the IATSE, and resources to help us stand in solidarity, please see the links listed below.

ADG 800 Statements and Communications:

IATSE Memos and Guidance Regarding Picket Lines:

WGA Information and Ways to Show Your Support:

Additional Resource Links

We realize that many of our members may be impacted in challenging ways by the WGA contract situation. Please find a list of resources below for ADG 800 members who need help navigating in ways both financially and emotionally.

Managing Financial and Emotional Challenges:

The Entertainment Community Fund helps a wide range of entertainment professionals to manage financial and emotional challenges during times of unemployment.

Emergency financial assistance is available for members who are unable to meet their immediate basic living expenses (housing, food, utility bills or healthcare.)

Behind the Scenes provides a variety of mental health tools and resources to address the way working in the entertainment industry can impact your physical and emotional health.

The Motion Picture and Television Fund offers a wide range of services and support, including temporary emergency financial assistance to qualified industry members experiencing financial hardship due to illness, disability, unemployment, or other reasons.

Services are available to workers affected by the current work stoppage, regardless of job or title. Click HERE for the MPTF FAQ on the WGA strike,

Labor Community Services assists unemployed and underemployed union families in Los Angeles County throughout the year with groceries and other support.

Unemployment Compensation Websites Listed by State:




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North Carolina