UPDATE: Last week Netflix released news revealing a $100 million relief fund that had been created to help members of the creative community who have been left unemployed and without a way to earn an income during the coronavirus crisis.
Most of the funds have been earmarked for crew and some cast that had been working on Netflix productions prior to the production shut down. If any Tennessee crew members were working on a Netflix productions when the pause went into effect, then the production team will be reaching out.
The additional funds, which were reported to be approximately $15 million, have been donated to non-profits, that provide emergency relief to workers in the broader film and TV industry. In the U.S., Netflix will be donating to the SAG-AFTRA Covid-19 Disaster Fund, the Motion Picture and Television Fund, and the Actors Fund Emergency Assistance (also open to non-actors). Industry professionals can apply for assistance with these non-profits directly.
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The Actors Fund fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.
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SAG and the Motion Picture Player Welfare Fund have created a Covid – 19 Disaster Fund for eligible SAG-AFTRA members who have been impacted by this global pandemic.