Seth MacFarlane is donating an extra $5 million to simply shy of two months after an initial gift of $1 million to help trade staff impacted by the continuing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.

MacFarlane’s newest donation kicks off a $10 million initiative, the Entertainment Community Fund (previously The Actors Fund), introduced right this moment.

“There aren’t sufficient phrases to specific our great gratitude to Seth as he continues to assist these in want, all whereas inspiring others with this name to motion to do the identical,” stated Annette Bening, the Fund’s Chair of the Board, in a press release. “At this charge, we’ll want a minimum of $10 million to proceed serving to folks within the coming weeks. Seth’s reward is an unimaginable contribution to assist us have the ability to do this, and we hope others take part as nicely.”

As of September 19, the Fund has distributed greater than $7.4 million to greater than 3,515 movie and tv staff together with writing assistants, manufacturing assistants, key grips, gaffers, lighting and sound designers, script supervisors, folks working in craft providers, hair & make-up, wardrobe and extra. The Fund is at present distributing about $400,000-$500,000 per week (in comparison with a mean of $75,000 per week within the first half of 2023).

Fund President and CEO Joe Benincasa stated that the strikes’ affect will proceed for months.

“We know that there shall be long-term ramifications of the work stoppage that may proceed to affect folks’s lives and well-being for months to come back,” Benincasa stated, “and this transformative reward will permit us to proceed to reply the inflow of requests for assist we get every day.”

More from this Story Arc

Writers Guild Strike

: .