The collected money goes to the crew members who were left without work (picture: Moment of Russia/iStock/Getty).
Netflix has set up a $100 million (£85 million) support fund to help members of the creative community who became unemployed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
The streaming service indicated that the money raised would benefit
crew members who are unemployed and unable to earn their own
income, as many TV series and films have suspended production of
until further notice.
In his statement, the head of Netflix’s content department, TedSarandos, said the Kovida 19 crisis is devastating for many industries, including the creative community. Almost all television and film productions have been shut down worldwide, leaving hundreds of thousands of film crews and actors unemployed.
They are electricians, carpenters and drivers, many of whom receive an hourly wage under category
and work on a project basis.
This community supported Netflix in the good times of
, and we want to help them through these difficult times, especially now that the governments of
are still thinking about the economic support they will give.
He went on to say: What’s happening here is unprecedented. We are only
as strong as the people we work with, and Netflix has been lucky to have helped
to help the people who have suffered most in our industry during this difficult time.
Netflix will also provide $1 million for several emergency funds (Photo: EPA/Rex).
This fund will also pay $15 million (£12 million) to third parties and charities providing emergency assistance to casters and crews not working in countries with production facilities.
In addition, Netflix has pledged $1 million (£858,000) to a number of foundations, including the SAG-AFTRA Covid-19 disaster relief fund and the film and television fund.
More info: Netflix
The department also reviews their original film series that were in production at the time of the outbreak to determine whether the team and staff need additional help.
This comes after the entertainment industry has reached a record level of unemployment. 120,000 crew members lost their jobs during the Covida 19 pandemic.
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