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The Actor’s Fund Becomes the Entertainment Community Fund, a Name Change 140 Years in the Making

The Actor’s Fund is now the Entertainment Community Fund, the 140-year-old organization announced during its bicoastal annual gala event Monday night. Fund chairman and Tony-winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell presented the news during the simulcast ceremony and fundraising event, which raised a record-breaking $1.7 million for the longstanding organization. A host of industry guests were […]

New Financial Aid Effort Offered for Theater Workers Returning to New York

As theater and Broadway shows continue to reopen or prepare to in the coming months, The Actors Fund and the Places Please Project have partnered to offer financial assistance to theater workers who are returning to New York City for employment. The grants offered by the partnership, announced Wednesday, will be need-based and can be […]

Actors Fund Survey Finds Entertainment Professionals Struggling With Mental Health, Financial Insecurity Due to COVID-19

An overwhelming number of entertainment professionals who have sought out financial assistance during the pandemic say they are struggling with their mental health, according to a new Actors Fund survey. A survey of 7,163 performing arts and entertainment professionals who received help from The Fund found that 79 percent of people said that COVID-19 had […]