February 1, 2021

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#PayUpHollywood Releases Second Annual Survey of More than 1,000 Entertainment Support Staff

Results Show Disproportionate Burdens of COVID-19 amid Some Gains since Movement’s Launch

LOS ANGELES — #PayUpHollywood today released its second annual survey of the challenges faced…

When we first created the Hollywood Support Staff Relief Fund, the COVID-19 shut downs were just beginning. We had no idea how long they’d go on or how many industry workers would be affected, but we knew that impacted support staffers needed immediate financial relief to make ends meet.


For Los Angeles-based support staff members affected by COVID-19 closures in Hollywood; please scroll down for the application.

The intent of this fund is to provide approved applicants with a one-time stipend to minimize financial hardship caused by recent work stoppages in the entertainment industry. …

A letter I sent out to a bunch of people in my network this morning:

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Hi friends,

So the world is weird right now.

Like most of you, I’m in self-isolation, watching Great British Bake Off reruns while cuddling up to my beloved stacks of toilet paper. I’m…

After these basic living expenses, I have $192 left.”

NOTE: The following essay was written by an anonymous assistant. If you are an assistant who would like to submit an anonymous essay, please contact #PayUpHollywood at

This essay is submitted without editing.

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I am very passionate…


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#PayUpHollywood Releases Survey of More than 1,500 Entertainment Industry Assistants Detailing Data on Pay, Working Conditions and Diversity Challenges

LOS ANGELES — A survey released today by #PayUpHollywood shows the prevalence of assistants suffering from low wages and unhealthy work…

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Since April, I have dedicated time, energy, and resources toward boosting my fellow…

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Liz Alper

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