The Coogan Law requires employers to forward to The Actors Fund Unclaimed Coogan Trust account 15% of a minor’s gross earnings if a parent, guardian, or trustee fails to provide the employer with an appropriate trust statement within 180 days from the commencement of employment.
Employers also are required to provide identifying information on the beneficiary if known. See the full text of the law for complete requirements.
Please use the following pdf form if providing identifying information for one beneficiary:
For multiple beneficiaries, please use the following excel file:
Mutliple BeneficiariesPlease attach a hard copy of the Excel spreadsheet with the check(s) and email an electronic copy of the spreadsheet to Justin.E.Charlton@bpsm.com and
Jodie.L.Bone@BPSM.com. BPS&M is a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank which acts as custodian of the database.
Checks should be made payable to “The Actors Fund-Unclaimed Coogan Trust” and sent with beneficiary information to:
The Actors Fund
PO Box 842964
Los Angeles, CA 90084-2964
For any questions, please call The Actors Fund at 323.933.9244, ext. 440.