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Financial Institution Information:

A Coogan Account may be opened at most California Banking Institutions and The Actors Fund will pay unclaimed funds into an appropriately established Coogan Account at any California Banking Institution.

The following two Financial Institutions have experience with Coogan Accounts and we are providing the following information which we have received from them for your consideration.

Wells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank is The Actors Fund's financial partner in administering the Unclaimed Coogan program. Two of its branches are able to open Coogan accounts quickly in compliance with SB 210's requirement that Coogan account information must be attached to the work permit 10 days after issuance.

These branches are:

137 N Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles California 90036
Branch Manager: Ayda Manamshian
310.550.2925

Ventura Boulevard Studio City CA 91604
Branch Manager: Patrick Parhami
818.980.6105

AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union

AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union is another option available to parents and guardians of young performers needing to open a Coogan account quickly and free of any fees.

To help families avoid earnings being transferred to the unclaimed trust, the Credit Union issues a Statement of Trustee to each new account holder providing production companies with clear and concise directions on how and to whom to pay Coogan funds.

Coogan account experts at AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union can also help young performers and their families:

• Open and manage Young Performer and Teen Access accounts;
• Learn about responsible use of ATM, debit, and credit cards;
• Invest Coogan funds for long-term benefits.

Stephanie Bolanos, AFTRA-SAG FCU’s Coogan Account and IRA Specialist, can be reached directly at sbolanos@aftrasagfcu.org or 818.562.3494.

In addition, three AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union branches are able to open Coogan accounts quickly, in compliance with the SB 210 requirement that Coogan account information be attached to the work permit within 10 days after issuance.

Los Angeles Branch (at Museum Square)
5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90036
818.562.3400 (main operator)
Doria Hilleary, Branch Manager

Burbank Branch
3820 West Riverside Drive Burbank, CA 91505
818.562.3400 (main operator)
Sid Henderson, Branch Manager

Sherman Oaks Branch
14118 Magnolia Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818.562.3400 (main operator)
Julie Thompson, Branch Manager

More information about AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union and Coogan accounts can be found online at www.aftrasagfcu.org.

AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union is dedicated to providing superior financial services to meet the unique needs of the professional performer community.