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    Updated August 9, 2013

Actors Fund Seminars -
Los Angeles

All seminars and groups are free of charge

For a full list of current services and information about all Actors Fund programs for performing arts and entertainment professionals - in Social Services and Emergency Assistance, Health Services and Health Insurance, Employment & Training, Young Performers, Housing and more - visit

For free seminars in New York click here...

Regularly Scheduled Seminars

Continuing Activities

For a list of current services, visit

Social Services

AA Meeting - The Green Room
Fridays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Alchoholics Anonymous: 323.936.4343

The Green Room - Underearners Anonymous
Thursdays, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
email here...

ENCORE - A Seniors Group for Entertainment Industry Professionals 65 and Over
Once a Month
323.933.9244 ext. 430
Interview required

Employment and Training
Call 323.330.9244 x 450

AWP Orientation
1 am - 2:30 pm

Career Assessment
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
10:30 am - 1 pm NEW Time

The Art of Interviewing
2nd & 4th Thursdays
(except Valley Days)
10:30 am - 1 pm NEW Time

Resume Writing
1st & 3rd Thursdays
10:30 am - 1 pm NEW Time

Job Search Strategies
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
10:30 am - 1 pm NEW Time

Social Networking & Job Search Strategies
2nd Wednesdays
10:30 am - 1 pm NEW Time

On-Camera Interview Coaching
Clients must have taken the The Art of Interviewing workshop in order to participate in Interview TV. By appointment.


The Actors Fund's Palm View Residence, a 40-unit apartment complex that provides homes to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in West Hollywood, CA, is now accepting applications. For information, please click here, or contact our Los Angeles office at 323.933.9244.

Westside Rentals
Actors Fund clients can use the computer lab to search for apartments for free.


Performing Artists' Medical Clinic
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Venice Family Clinic
Info: 323.330.2432

Getting and Keeping Health Insurance
1st Wednesdays
1:30 - 3:00 pm

The Dancers Health Insurance Resource Center
info: 800.798.8447 ext. 280

Youth Services

Please visit the Looking Ahead Program website to learn more about our youth services.

New Groups and Seminars

Free of charge

View LA workshops on Actors Fund website »

Spring/Summer 2013

Finding Affordable Health Insurance with Covered California
Every Monday, 11:00 am
Every first Wednesday of the month,1:30 pm

The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Questions: Call 855.491.3357

THIS WORKSHOP WILL: Walk you through your Covered California options and requirements, provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed, help you figure out how to get affordable health insurance with the help of tax credits and federal subsidies. Answer all of your burning questions! This event is free and open to everyone.


Budgeting - Nuts and Bolts
More info...

First Thursdays of the month (No class on July 4th)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Contact: Miata Edoga

We simply cannot expect to reach our financial goals if we don’t know exactly where we are starting from.

This monthly drop-in workshop focuses on helping you start tracking your income and expenses in a way that makes sense for artists and creative professionals who don’t always earn and spend the same way each month. You will learn how to stop guessing and really get specific about the ways in which money moves in and out of your life.

The workshop is free, confidential and open to all professionals in performing arts and entertainment.

Please RSVP to

Budgeting – Next Steps
More info...

Third Thursdays of the month

The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Contact: Miata Edoga RSVP:

It is quite common for us to do the work necessary to establish a budget, but then we put it in a drawer never to be looked at again!

In this monthly drop-in workshop for GRADUATES of “Budgeting – Nuts and Bolts” and/or “Managing Cash Flow for Artists,” we will focus on helping you develop an ONGOING Financial Management System so that you will ALWAYS know what is going on with your money. Learn how to strengthen and maintain your financial clarity so you can actually chart a path towards your money goals.

Please RSVP to


Boomer Boot Camp

Fridays, June 7 - August 16 (no session on July 5)

Local 80 IATSE
2520 W. Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505


  • Embrace the Next Stages of Your Life and Your Career.
  • Baby Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964 when a "baby boom" occurred following World War II.
  • Many boomers in the entertainment industry feel left behind in exploring the next steps in their career, "Where do I go from here?"
  • This is an opportunity to explore and be held accountable during your job search, while creating network around you to support this process.
  • The time is now!

Join us for an energizing, supportive bi-weekly meeting with activities. Parking on street or for an $8 fee next door at St. Joseph's Medical Center. NO PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN LOCAL 80's LOT.

Managing Cash Flow for Artists
More info...

Tuesdays, June 11-25, July 9-23 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400

Contact: Miata Edoga


A 6-week group to learn strategies for organizing expenses, balancing multiple sources of income, planning for dry spells and tips for aligning your professional and financial goals. Space is limited, RSVP required.

Strategies for Fighting Depression & Anxiety
More info...

Mondays, June 24 - August 12 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400

Contact: Ze'ev Korn, LCSW RSVP:

Phone: 323.933.9244 ext. 420

An eight week confidential group focused on teaching basic tools to help you manage your mood. Unlike traditional talk therapies, this structured group will feature weekly guided exercises and homework assignments with the goal of helping you take control of how you feel.

An interview is required to ensure a positive group experience.

Please know our parking lot has changed. We validate parking at 5657 Wilshire off of Hauser.

Living Well in the Industry: A Group for Women
More info...

Tuesdays, July 9 - August 13

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Contact: Amanda Steele
Phone: 323.933.9244 ext. 417

This six week group will foster a conversation about what it means to be a woman in the performing arts and entertainment industry and focus on incorporating wellness into industry-based lives.

To ensure a positive group experience, an interview is required. Parking will be validated at S.C. Prestige Parking located at 5657 Wilshire Boulevard. Please note the entrance to the lot is on Hauser on the west side of the street, ½ block north from the corner of Wilshire and in the building next door to the IHOP outdoor parking lot

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