Breaking Barriers for Families in Film

Workplace justice for caretakers in the screen industry


Doing work you love or building a life with the ones you love. No one should have to choose.


Everyone gets a seat; even if we have to bring our own chairs and build new tables.


Equity is key. We hold space for those traditionally silenced; in the workspace and beyond.

who we are. what we do.

As a 501(c)(3) thinktank, Reel Families for Change (RFC) is dedicated to generating meaningful and effective solutions for working families in the American screen industries.

To achieve our mission, we work closely with our members, coalition partners, and a dedicated team of local volunteers. Additionally, our work is made possible by generous supporters who help advance our research, policy, and advocacy efforts.

Every day, we strive to spotlight on those who have been traditionally underserved, overlooked, and silenced, in the entertainment industry and beyond. This includes,  but is not limited to women, mothers, parents, caregivers, BIPOCs, LGBTQ, and disabled individuals, as well as those living with mental health challenges and neurodiversities.

We acknowledge that this silencing is often intentional or internalized, but we refuse to accept it. That’s why we proudly speak up in favor of and stand alongside our peers; emboldening, empowering, and elevating their voices.

In short, Reel Families for Change is speaking up for a change.


Reel Families for Change designs transformative solutions by primarily leveraging three catalytic change vehicles:


Changing the narrative and reshaping perceptions about the care spectrum: we will all inevitability need it or give it.


Championing new policy and policy reform that supports working families, artist-caregivers, and non-salaried employees.


Creating comprehensive care infrastructures within the screen industry and in private corporations that hire screen professionals.

WGA Solidarity statement

Reel Families for Change (RFC) officially declares our stance of solidarity with our peers of the Writers Guild of America (WGA). In this day and age, the fight for fair wages, equitable treatment, and sustainable work practices should not even be a thing. A request to be treated with dignity and respect, for one’s craft and personhood, should not be a question at all.
While we appreciate the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers’ (AMPTP) acknowledgement of the importance of executive education to prevent free writer labor, it is our belief that such measures are not sufficient to address the urgent need for fair compensation and treatment of screen industry workers. Such an offer is a precautionary measure, meanwhile harm has already occurred.  If the AMPTP is truly interested in restoration, advancement, and collaboration moving forward, we at RFC gladly extend our services in support.
However, until such time as that takes place, we will work to establish aid to our friends of the WGA.
Our Family Care Grants were created during the pandemic to aid screen-workers in a time of crisis; when the future was uncertain and unsure — much like now. They are dispersed monthly after the 15th.  If you are a writer with caretaker obligations (or a screen professional adversely impacted by the strike), and need help sooner, please apply under “Rapid Relief”. 
As with many nonprofits in the mutual aid space, our resources are limited, so we expect the demand to exceed our supply.  Hence, every tax-deductible contribution helps. If you, your company, or your organization would like to contribute to our relief efforts, please be in touch.
All information regarding support and/or contributions can be found here on our website.  We look forward to supporting our entire community during this time.


In it with you always,
The RFC Leadership Tea