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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.


SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union

SAG-AFTRA 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 SAG-AFTRA 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, SAG-AFTRA FCU’s Coogan Account and IRA Specialist, can be reached directly at or 818.562.3494.

In addition, three SAG-AFTRA 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 SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union and Coogan accounts can be found online at

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


ActorsFCU is among the few financial institutions that can provide what you’ll need, with everything in place to accept direct deposits into these accounts. All you have to do is set up the account and notify the employers. For more information, please click here.

New York City | Main Office
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY  10036
Fax: 212.575.5836

New York City | Musicians Local 802
322 West 48th Street – 4th floor
New York, NY 10036
Fax: 212.400.2145

557 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Fax: 312.775.6230

Los Angeles | NoHo Arts District
5636 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Fax: 818.853.7508

Los Angeles | SAG-AFTRA Plaza
5757 Wilshire Boulevard – Suite 655
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Fax: 213.938.9035