- International Brotherhood of Teamsters
The Teamsters are America’s largest, most diverse union. In 1903, the Teamsters started as a merger of the two leading team driver associations. These drivers were the backbone of America’s robust economic growth, but they needed to organize to wrest their fair share from greedy corporations. Today, the Union’s task is exactly the same.
Visit the national site to learn more.
- Joint Council 42
Teamsters Joint Council 42 is the parent body to 23 Teamster Local Unions located and representing members in Southern California, Southern Nevada, Guam, Saipan, and Hawaii. Some 200,000 working Teamsters and retirees are affiliated with the JC 42 family.
- Writers Guild of America
- Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
- Association of Film Commissioners International
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) is the official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television and video production throughout the world. It is a non-profit educational association whose members serve as city, county, state, regional, provincial or national film commissioners for their respective governmental jurisdictions.
- California Film Commission
The CFC offers free on-line permitting for all state property including state parks and beaches, highways, roads, and government buildings. Please explore our newly enhanced website. We look forward to working with you on your next production in California!
- California Film Commission Cinema Scout
Search for a diverse range of California film locations.
- Contract Services Administration Trust Fund
A non-profit organization, Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (“CSATF”) administers a variety of programs for the benefit of the motion picture and television industry.
- Film Works LA
Film Works L.A. is a stakeholder-driven education and outreach campaign centered around filming in Los Angeles. It’s also an effort to combat the problem of runaway production, which is when film and television productions leave California to shoot in other states and/or nations.
- Film LA Inc
The home page of FilmL.A., Inc. We are a private, nonprofit corporation working to make it easier to film in Los Angeles. Since 1995, we’ve expanded our portfolio of services to better serve the entertainment industry, communities where filming happens, and the jurisdictions we serve under contract.
- Location Managers Guild International
- Motion Picture & Television Fund
You might think of the Motion Picture & Television Fund as the “retirement home,” but it has become the industry’s foremost resource for help and care, continuing to increase in size, scope and capabilities in order to meet the needs of an entire industry.
- Motion Picture Industry Health and Welfare Fund
Our mission is to improve the quality of the lives of skilled professionals in the motion picture industry.
Our goal is to enable you to enjoy optimal health, and financial security during your retirement years.
We are committed to providing high quality, cost effective benefits, and timely, accurate, reliable and courteous service.
We are guided in all that we do by our core Values: Honesty and Integrity; Dedication to Excellence; Respect for the Individual; Open Communication; Teamwork and Personal Responsibility; and Enthusiasm/Optimism.
- OPTUM Health & Mental Wellness:
Your well-being is what matters most. If this is an emergency or you think you may harm yourself, please call 911. The first step to suicide prevention is awareness. Learn the warning signs, how to talk with someone who may be at risk, where to get help, and how to cope if you’re a suicide survivor. The Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-TALK. There is hope. Powerful health resources, personalized support services. Live and Work Well is here to help you and those you care about find the balance, support and care you need to live the healthiest life possible.
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- California Department of Industrial Relations
- California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
DLSE adjudicates wage claims, investigates discrimination and public work complaints, and enforces Labor Code statutes and Industrial Welfare Commission orders.
- California DMV
California Department of Motor Vehicles
- California Highway Patrol
The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of safety, service, and security to the people of California.
California Department of Transportation
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Our mission: Save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes
Other Useful Links
- Actors fund (support/aid)
This fund is for those in the entertainment industry going through financial hardships
- AFLAC: Provide a safety net for your family. Check out the special offer to our Local 399 Members.
- Below the line production listing web site, Findfilmwork.com
- Motion Picture Television Fund (support/aid)
Support for entertainment industry individuals.
- Writers Guild Industry Support Fund (support/aid)
Support /aid for those going through hardship in entertainment industry
- Books and Publications for our members
Union Communication Services, Inc. We publish and distribute steward advice, labor news, graphics and books that help progressive union leaders rally their members and build their unions. More than 2,000 forward-looking unions across the U.S. and Canada use one or more of our highly-praised services every month.
- CSATF Safety Bulletins
- Sign the Petition:
California no longer can afford to rest on its laurels or its storied entertainment industry pedigree. We believe it is imperative that the Legislature and Administration take decisive steps to retain an industry that serves as a vital source of jobs, tax revenue and economic opportunity. Follow the link above to sign the petition that is fighting to reclaim film and television production jobs and keep California Competitive!
Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP – Law Firm: For more than 30 years, Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP has established itself as a recognized leader in Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury law, fighting for justice on behalf of those hurt on or off the job.