The Pioneers Assistance Fund

How to apply for assistance:

Step 1: Confirm your eligibility

You have worked in EXHIBITION (i.e. a movie theater) for a minimum total of three (3) recent years.


You have worked in either of the following for a minimum total of five (5) recent years.:

  • Theatrical Distribution (i.e. a movie studio)
  • Vendor exclusive to either sector
  • Theatrical Trade Services

You DO NOT work in the production sector of the motion picture industry (emergency relief for this sector is provided by other industry charities).

Step 2: Confirm your financial need

The primary reason for your financial need must be related to:

  • Housing emergency
  • Accident
  • Illness
  • Injury
  • Life-changing event
  • Death of an immediate family member

Step 3: Submit Online Inquiry

Please know you are not alone. Many industry workers are in the same position you are in. Click below to submit your request and to schedule a call with one of our social workers.

If you are in urgent need please call (877) 756-9455 ext 4 during normal business hours (M-F 9 am PST – 5 pm PST)