Guilds and Unions
The Hollywood entertainment industry is like many other industries, but in many ways the labor issues are unique to the various types of workers in this business: actors, directors, writers, crew members, musicians, and more. Each group of workers has formed labor unions, guilds, and associations to address the issues their members face on a daily basis in the workplace. As a result, it is important to understand how all of these groups work together (or in some situations, don’t work together) in the pursuit of making creative content. Each group has its own membership requirements for how to join the group, as well as its own benefits for its members. Check out the following organizations’ websites to get a good grasp on all of those rules and benefits.