Financial Assistance

IATSE Local 891 members faced with financial difficulty may be able to receive assistance through one of the following:

IATSE Local 891 Short-Term Loan

IATSE Local 891 offers eligible members interest-free loans up to a maximum of $1000 for three month terms. More information is available on the membership loan application form.

Medical Leave

IATSE Local 891 offers a medical leave policy which provides a reduction in quarterly dues for members who are unable to work due to a verifiable illness or injury. More information is on the medical leave policy and request for medical leave form.


The AFC provides emergency financial aid to entertainment industry professionals who work in all aspects of film and television production. More information, including how to apply, is provided on The AFC page.