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September 21, 2023 Press Release

Five-time Emmy Award Winner, Academy and Grammy Nominee Seth MacFarlane Partners With the Entertainment Community Fund To Raise $10 Million in Support of All Entertainment Industry Workers

The Entertainment Community Fund announced today that they have partnered with Seth MacFarlane to raise another $10 million to support all entertainment industry workers. To kick off the initiative, MacFarlane is donating an additional $5 million on the heels of his $1 million donation in July.
September 13, 2023 Press Release

The Herb Alpert Foundation Donates $250,000 Matching Gift to the Entertainment Community Fund

The Entertainment Community Fund has received a generous $250,000 matching gift challenge donation from iconic trumpeter, A&M Records co-founder and philanthropist Herb Alpert, via the Herb Alpert Foundation.
Photo of Herb Alpert, holding a trumpet, and Lani Hall
September 5, 2023 In The News

The Hollywood Reporter: Record Number of Hollywood Workers Facing Evictions, Seeking Rent Assistance Amid Strikes

Actors, writers and crewmembers are being hit by both the work stoppage and an end to COVID tenant protections, as MPTF president Bob Beitcher says, "We're talking to people who are living in their cars, in some cases with their families."
September 1, 2023 Press Release


The Entertainment Community Fund announced today that Stars In The House will present a Labor Day Special from 7 pm–11 pm ET on StarsInTheHouse.com.
August 21, 2023 In The News

Deadline: Entertainment Community Fund Has Distributed More Than $4.7 Million In Financial Aid To Industry Workers Since Start Of WGA Strike

The Fund is helping film and television workers in need with emergency financial assistance to cover basic living expenses such as rent, groceries, health insurance, and medical bills, as well as mental health support.
August 16, 2023 In The News

The Hollywood Reporter: Annette Bening on Meeting a “Dire” Moment, From Hollywood Strikes to Attacks on LBGTQ Rights

The new board chair of the Entertainment Community Fund implores Hollywood to support workers affected by the work stoppages while expressing hope for post-strike unity: “We will move forward.”
August 16, 2023 In The News

The Hollywood Reporter: New Building Named in Rita Moreno’s Honor Thanks to $5M Donation From Theatrical Producer John Gore

Gore is making the donation to name the Entertainment Community Fund building for the EGOT winner — the culture center is part of a $135 million development that also includes affordable housing for artists and a young filmmakers program.
August 16, 2023 Press Release

The John Gore Foundation Donates $5 Million to the Entertainment Community Fund to Name Arts Building in Honor of Rita Moreno

The Fund has received a generous $5 million donation from the 20-time Tony-winning and Emmy-nominated British entertainment producer, John Gore, via The John Gore Foundation for the arts complex of The Hollywood Arts Collective named after Rita Moreno.
August 4, 2023 In The News

Rolling Stone: Most SAG Actors Don’t Even Make A Living Wage. Here Are Their Stories

According to SAG-AFTRA, only 14% of its members make at least $26,470 annually to qualify for SAG-AFTRA healthcare coverage