As pretty much all of the entertainment world is on pause right now whilst we battle Coronavirus, countless film and TV productions have been shut down as a result, leaving countless workers on said production essentially out of work.
Being fully aware of this and how difficult it would be for its staff, Netflix has announced a $200 million relief fund that will support staffers that have been affected by COVID-19.
“This community has supported Netflix through the good times, and we want to help them through these hard times, especially while governments are still figuring out what economic support they will provide,” Chief Content Office Ted Sarandos said. “So we’ve created a $100 million fund to help with hardship in the creative community.”
In addition, $15 million from the relief fund will go to charities such as the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Disaster Fund, the Actors Fund Emergency Assistance and several more to support those who work in the arts.
“What’s happening is unprecedented,” Sarandos continued. “We are only as strong as the people we work with and Netflix is fortunate to be able to help those hardest hit in our industry through this challenging time.”