The fund seeks to lessen the impact that the crisis has on people related to the cinematographic world, thus helping them to keep food on the table and pay the bills so as to be relatively calm while solving the world situation.
In the world of productions many people intervene, more than just producers, directors and actors.
Makeup, set construction, electricians, security, the people who keep everything clean for the filming and many others who are behind the scenes, put their grain day by day so that each project is carried out fully.
They all earn an hourly wage, but in times when global productions have stopped, there's not much to do and this is where the $ 100 million fund Netflix has drawn for the film community comes in.
The announcement was made by the streaming giant through a statement that explains the focus of the fund and the reason why they have taken this altruistic and noble decision.
“The crisis is devastating for many industries, including the creative community. Almost all television and film production has ceased worldwide, leaving hundreds of thousands of technicians and actors out of work. These include electricians, carpenters, drivers, hairdressers and makeup artists and more, many of whom are paid an hourly wage and work from project to project. ”
With a sense of responsibility very attached to the needs that each family faces and full of concern to parents who are heads of the home, who dedicate their days to this platform, Netflix adds:
“Most of the funds will go to support the worst affected workers in our own productions around the world. We are in the process of determining exactly what this means, production by production. This is in addition to the two-week payment that we have already committed to the team and the distribution of productions that we were forced to suspend last week. ”
The statement also mentions another group of people who have nothing to do with cinema or the serial world, but who fight tirelessly in these difficult times.
“Beyond helping workers in our own productions, we also want to support the broader film and television industry. Therefore, $ 15 million of the fund will go to third parties and non-profit organizations that provide emergency aid to unemployed technicians and actors in countries where we have a large production base. ”
The moment in which normality returns to be part of the life of the whole world is unknown, which is worrying at all levels, and we mean social, economic and cultural. Regarding this, Netflix expresses a feeling that perhaps is widespread on the planet.
“What is happening is unprecedented. We are as strong as the people we work with and Netflix is fortunate to be able to help those most affected in our industry through this challenging time. ”