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COVID-19: Netherlands Partners With Netflix For Film & TV Relief Fund

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A city in Netherlands
A city in Netherlands

A relief fund has been set up by the Netherlands Film Fund to aid film and TV workers affected by the pandemic.

The move is similar to that of countries like France, India and the United Kingdom who have all done something similar in the wake of the crisis.

Streaming giant is making a donation of $1.1 million to the relief fund established by Netherlands and the money will be administered by the producers of Shutdown Productions, channelled to the most vulnerable of workers.

The contribution from Netflix comes from its overall $100 million relief pot being put up for industry aid efforts amid the COVID-19 shutdown. The bulk of that amount will go Netflix productions, while a further $15 million has been allocated to third parties.

Bero Beyer, CEO Netherlands Film Fund, said:

As a Fund, our goal is to continue the productivity of the Dutch film world and to ensure that the entire chain is maintained in such a way that beautiful Dutch productions can be seen this autumn and later. We’re very excited for Netflix’ support for film and TV professionals alongside the support the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science just announced for the broader cultural industry

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