Netflix establishes $100 million in virus relief for creative ranks
This picture taken on September 11, 2014 shows the on-demand internet streaming media provider, Netflix, on a laptop screen in Stockholm. The online streaming website Netflix will be launched in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg mid-September. It is already operating in Scandinavian countries. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Posted at 4:01 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated2020-03-20 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.
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