Netflix establishes $100 million in virus relief for creative ranks

Posted at 4:01 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 16:01:24-04

LOS ANGELES — Netflix says it's establishing a $100 million relief fund for workers affected by the corona-virus caused halt of most film and TV production.

The streaming service says Friday the majority of the fund will support the hardest-hit workers on Netflix's own productions around the world.

In an effort to support the broader film and TV industry, Netflix says $15 million of the fund will be distributed to organizations providing emergency relief to out-of-work crew and cast in the countries where it has a large production base, including three nonprofits in the United States.