Hire Her Back Fund

Apply Now to the Hire Her Back Fund

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Applications for the Hire Her Back Fund are now open to members of NYWIFT, Women in Film LA, and Women in Film & Television Atlanta. Grants will support women whose careers in entertainment were adversely impacted by COVID-19. We are hopeful that these grants can provide some relief to the women and people of marginalized genders whose careers in the screen industries have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants can be used to supplement rent, groceries, childcare – whatever can help you as we get back to work.

The Fund has been organized by Women in Film LA and generously supported by Netflix, ShivHans Pictures CEO Shivani Rawat, and members of the community who have rallied together to offer what they could. Read more in Variety.

The grants will be administered by The Actors Fund. If you are in a position to help, contributions are still welcome. Donate to the fund.


Women In Film Los Angeles (WIF), Women In Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA), and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) are offering emergency relief grants of $1,000 to members working in the entertainment industries of California, Georgia and New York.


The Hire Her Back fund is for members who are having trouble making ends meet, administered by The Actors Fund. When you apply, you will be asked to upload three pieces of documentation:

1. Proof of WIF, NYWIFT, or WIFTA membership. Upload a pdf or screenshot of the membership confirmation email you received when you last were an active member. If you can’t find it, email membership@nywift.org and we will provide you with one.
2. Recent checking and savings account statements. If your liquid assets are less than $15,000 for individuals/couples or less than $30,000 for families, then you will qualify for financial assistance from the fund.

3. A form of identification such as a current photo ID, lease, rent or mortgage statement, or household bill with your name and address.


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“We at New York Women in Film & Television believe that in every tragedy there is opportunity to work creatively to unite our community. We know that the Latinx and Black communities and women over 50 were disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. As production finally resumes after this devastating crisis, we don’t want to take a step backward or lose sight of what progress still needs to be made. We must always continue to move forward. We look forward to work with our sisters in Women In Film Los Angeles on this important initiative.” 

– NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia López