$50 million to Netflix relief fund for production workers
LOS ANGELES (Technology) – Netflix increased the amount of money in its coronavirus emergency relief fund by $50 million.
This brings the total to $150 million for displaced production workers.
Film and TV production is shut down globally as people are staying home to curb the coronavirus. The abrupt closures put hundreds of thousands of cast and crew members out of work.
In March, Netflix announced the establishment of a $100 million fund to assist the hardest-hit workers in its own production and other teams. ·Some of the money is goes through nonprofit groups helping the industry through the crisis.
Netflix so far has provided assistance in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Italy, India, France, Mexico, Spain, Brazil and the Netherlands.
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