Netflix Donates $1.1M To France’s COVID-19 Film & TV Emergency Fund As It Continues $100M Relief Efforts
Netflix has unveiled the newest donation made by its $100M fund that was arrange on March 20 to supply emergency reduction to the worldwide artistic industries throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
A complete of $1.1M (€1M) will go to help the French COVID-19 Movie and TV Emergency Aid Fund, which is being arrange with Audiens, the social safety group of the French cultural sector, in settlement with the nation’s Minister of Tradition represented by the CNC.
The cash might be made out there as grants to susceptible freelancers within the audiovisual and film sectors who stay venture to venture – together with carpenters, electricians, and hair and make-up artists – and can’t work because of the close to world manufacturing shut down. It’s out there to those that have labored a minimum of 12 days within the sector between September 2019 and February 2020 and can open for functions in a single week on April 15.
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The donation mirrors comparable strikes elsewhere from Netflix together with within the UK which has its personal COVID-19 Movie and TV Emergency Aid Fund, run by the Movie & TV Charity and BFI, which the streamer additionally gave $1.2M (£1M) to, and in India the place it donated $1M. Additional territories are set to profit shortly.
Many of the $100M pot is earmarked for staff on Netflix’s personal productions, however $15M is reserved for crew exterior of the streamer’s secure.
“We’re grateful to have the ability to work with Audiens to help the toughest hit staff in TV and movie manufacturing, who’re part of the internationally admired french artistic trade,” mentioned Damien Couvreur, Director Unique Collection at Netflix. “Along with the help we give to the crews, casts and technical companions concerned in our productions, we additionally wish to assist those that most want monetary help within the sector extra broadly, particularly freelancers hit by the present disaster.”
“The funds will assist us preserve emergency help we have now put in place for probably the most fragile staff from the cultural industries, along with our standard actions,” added Isabelle Thirion, Social growth Director at Audiens. “Considered one of Audiens’ core values is solidarity, and we wish to thank Netflix for contributing to help freelancers from TV and cinema industries in these tough occasions for the media and tradition at massive.”