Updates from Local 764

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Posted on October 6, 2020

Below is information on:

  • Local 764 Social Justice Task Force: REMINDER 10/4 Meeting
  • QUILTMANIA: Thanks to All!
  • Flu Shots from the Actors Fund
  • Webinar from the IATSE Education Department
  • New York State COVID Alert NY
  • Peer to Peer App from Behind the Scenes
  • Other useful links

Social Justice Task Force:
Meeting October 4th from 11 am – 1 pm

October 4th from 11 am – 1 pm, Local 764 will have a facilitated meeting of the entire Social Justice Task Force, online.

The link to this meeting was sent in a Membership-wide email on Friday, October 2nd: the link can be found on the Local 764 website!  No need to pre-register, just click on the link and join!

More information on the 10/4 SJTF Meeting

QUILTMANIA: Who will Get the Quilt?

JOIN Local 764 ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 5th at 10 am 
Everyone who logged into the IATSE-PAC portal at www.iatsepac.net and made a contribution from September 7 – 24 has a chance to own this beautiful quilt made by Local 764 member Michael Michalski! 

All members are invited to join the live drawing: this link will be posted on the Local 764 Website Monday morning. 



This year, The Actors Fund will once again partner with Mount Sinai to offer free flu shots for those who are uninsured in our community!  Your flu vaccine will be easy, free, convenient and safe.

Sign up to reserve your flu shot today!
Dates: October 29, October 30, November 11, November 12
Time: 10 am-3 pm ET
Location: The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts
729 Seventh Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Pre-registration and appointment required. No walk-ins.
Make your appointment now.

If you have any questions regarding flu shots for the uninsured at The Friedman Health Center, don’t hesitate to ask! Email [email protected].




New York State COVID Alert NY

COVID Alert NY is New York State’s official Exposure Notification App. This is a free smartphone app available to anyone 18+ who lives and/or works in New York. The app uses Bluetooth technology — not location data — to quickly alert users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Once alerted, users can quickly protect themselves and others by self-quarantining, contacting their physician and getting tested.

How does COVID Alert NY protect my privacy?

The app does not compromise privacy or collect your personal information. Use of the app is completely voluntary and anonymous. The app will never track your location.

Privacy is protected because your data is kept anonymous and is not identifiable to any individual. The State Department of Health cannot identify who downloads the app, and does not collect your name, phone number or other personal information. Any data you voluntarily choose to share is anonymous and can be deleted at any time. Learn more about the app’s expert-vetted security and privacy here.

How does COVID Alert NY work?

As you go about your day, the app uses Bluetooth to sense when another person with the same app comes within 6 feet of you. Your phone exchanges a secure random code with the other phone to record your proximity.

If the app notes that you’ve been within 6 feet of someone for more than 10 minutes, the app adds their phone’s random code to a list of close contacts. When a fellow app user tests positive for COVID-19, a Case Investigator from the county health department will ask if the person is willing to share the app’s list of “close contact” codes to help protect other people. Sharing your list is secure and private. The app never reveals who you are to anyone. 

Each day, the list of codes for “confirmed cases” is sent to every phone that has the app. The app compares its own list of close contact codes to the list of confirmed cases. If there’s a match, the app displays a COVID Alert. Using these lists of anonymous codes, the alert is kept private. No one ever knows who generated the COVID Alert.

Download the app on your iPhone here.

Download the app on your Android device here.

Be Scene Be Heard App


Local 764 is full of resilient, interesting people accustomed to meeting challenges, thinking on our feet, and solving problems.  But during these challenging times, it can be difficult to know where to turn when you or someone you love struggles mentally and emotionally.  The Be Scene Be Heard App is an anonymous peer-to-peer chat platform that allows people who work in all facets of the Entertainment Industry to talk to others who have similar experiences and challenges within our industry.  

Local 764 is proud to partner with IRel8 and Behind the Scenes to make this tool available for free to our members.

For some Local 764 members, the app may be a way to reach out to others to get fresh ideas and resources to navigate challenging and stressful times at work and home.  For others, it may be a way to help others meet these challenges. For all, we hope this provides a way to foster our community and help each other in a safe space.

Instructions on how to login will becoming to you directly from iRel8: please look out NEXT WEEK for this email!


One and Two Blue Slip: Affordable Housing Application
The Actors Fund is offering Live Webinars designed to help people successfully apply for new, rent stabilized luxury apartments for middle-income households at One and Two Blue Slip!
Webinar Dates:
 Thursday, October 8 at 3:30pm
 Saturday, October 10 at 1pm

This webinar will tell you everything you need to know about this fabulous housing opportunity, how to prepare a strong application, and apply through the NYC lottery. Everyone will need to create a new account on the new version of NYC Housing Connect. The webinars will discuss how to successfully create a new profile, eligibility criteria, how to assess your income, and what to expect in the process. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A to get all your questions answered.


Homeowner Relief

The New York State Legislature has allocated $20 million dollars in funding to the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP). This program administered through the office of the Attorney General, Letitia James. Homeowners who are behind on their mortgage can get free help by calling the HOPP hotline (855)-466-3456.

Rent Relief Extenstion

Applications for the New York State Rent Relief program will not be accepted through August 6, 2020. A call center is available Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., for applicants who need help. Individuals should call 1-833-499-0318 or email [email protected] for more information.

Local 764 Wally Hall Fund

Members in good standing may take a loan of up to $3000.00 from the Local 764 Wally Hall Emergency Fund.  These loans are interest free for 18 months.  Please contact Julie Fernandez at [email protected] for more information.

Actors Fund

Local 764 has a Members Assistance Program that is administered by the Actors Fund.  Members should contact [email protected] for the social service resources provided through the 764 Membership Assistance Program.

For information and application to financial assistance provided through the Actors Fund, please visit their website here: https://actorsfund.org/am-i-eligible-help

The Actors Fund works in conjunction with the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), and they coordinate grants to COVID-19 applicants.


Local 764 Members have access to the Mental Health resources provided by Behind the Scenes, which includes a peer-to-peer chat app, an Entertainment Industry Therapist Finder, and other resources.  These resources may be shared with family members, and can assist you in reaching out to someone you are worried about.


If you are contacted by your employer to return to work, PLEASE CONTACT LOCAL 764!
For Leah Okin: [email protected]
For Frank Gallagher: [email protected]