Behind the Scenes recognizes that surviving family members often need assistance with funeral expenses. If an eligible entertainment industry professional has left immediate dependent family members, our first priority is to ensure that they are cared for. For example, can they afford to stay in their home and pay utility bills while they figure out how to move forward? If that need exists then a surviving family member should complete the Basic Needs Grant Application.
If the deceased has no immediate dependent family members, then Behind the Scenes may award $500 towards funeral expenses in honor of that person’s career in the industry. The Funeral Assistance Grant Application should be completed by a surviving family member or other concerned individual.