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Los Angeles Film Crew Mask Relief Group

Supporting & Connecting Grassroots Maker Groups & Health Care/Essential Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic

This site is volunteer made and run. If you find anything wrong, or would like your org removed from our website please email us.

Who We Are

Los Angeles Film Crew Mask Relief Group was formed to bring together Film Industry Professionals to make, sew, design, or donate for the creation of protective gear needed to help Medical Professionals and Essential Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

We have teamed up with several groups outside the Film Industry and are also actively creating a network of grassroot makers and groups in need so that Medical Professionals and Essential Workers can find the gear they may need. Our outreach is currently centered around Southern California, but any group making protective gear is welcome. Please add to these lists if you know a community in need, or a group or organization willing to help.


 IATSE Locals 44, 705, 768 and 892 are working together to collect existing stocks of PPE and create homemade protective gear. Please check your email for information sent by your respective hall. If you did not receive an email please call or email your Union for info.

This site was made by volunteers and is run by volunteers. Please be patient with us. We are updating to stay as current as possible. If you are a Los Angeles Film Industry member who would like to help us with this website, social media, or research please email us


This group, groups on this site and products on this site make no claims to being PPE compliant. Any protective gear made by volunteers or represented on this site or any affiliated social media are not manufactured to PPE standard. They are made out of various materials and there is no representation or claims to their ability to filter, block or protect against any pathogen or particle. Recipients are responsible to use their own judgement in deciding to utilize these products in any setting.

CDC, Crisis Capacity Strategies Section

In settings where facemasks are not available, HCP might use homemade masks (e.g. bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to chin or below) and sides of the face.

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