ICAB and Netflix open new applications to their found to support professionals in the Brazilian audiovisual industry affected by the pandemic

The Instituto de Contenidos Audiovisuales Brasileños (ICAB) and Netflix officially announced this last Tuesday, June 15th, the renewal of the partnership that they started last year to financially help audiovisual industry professionals in the country. According to the information reported by the entity, the new donation will be valued at R$ 3 million (around USD 600 thousand), whose purpose is to help the creative community while audiovisual productions are gradually resumed.

According to the ICAB, the initiative will offer support to around 2,500 workers and freelancers in the sector. Producers, assistants, coordinators and operators of different production departments, such as cameras, audio, art, makeup, costumes, set design, logistics and other issues, are eligible to request the benefit, which will consist of a single payment, valued at R$ 1,100 (USD 218). Those interested in accessing the benefit may not necessarily be part of ICAB. 

Those who wish to access must complete an online form, available on the Fund founded by Netflix and ICAB’s official website. Once the registration is made, ICAB will review each application and decide, within 15 days, who will be able to receive the benefit. The registration form will be available for two months, or until the resources of the fund have been exhausted.

ICAB and Netflix announced in April last year the creation of an emergency fund against Covid-19, established through a R$ 5 million (almost USD 1 million) donation made by Netflix. In total, 4,950 professionals benefited from the initiative in Brazil. Netflix’s donation to ICAB is part of the efforts of the fund announced by the company in March 2020, valued at USD 150 million, and created to support workers in the audiovisual industry in several Latin American countries, which, in addition from Brazil, included Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.