Netflix and the Colombian Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy (ACACC) announced the launch of a relief fund in support of the Colombian audiovisual industry, valued at USD 500 thousand. The figure belongs to the international USD 150 million fund that the OTT launched, with which, in addition to Colombia, it provided financial aid to audiovisual industry workers in the US, Spain, Mexico and Brazil.
Money from the fund will be given to all technicians who lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus) and had to stop with their productions development. ‘They are the backbone of the film and audiovisual industry. We hope that, by joining forces, we can support them in these difficult times. Netflix’s commitment to this fund is welcome and we hope that other members of the industry can also join and contribute’, said Consuelo Luzardo, ACACC’s President.
Those interested in accessing the fund’s resources should access the ACACC website and complete a form. As reported by the Colombian entity, the fund will last for two months, or until the resources of Netflix’s international fund are all used. In the case of Colombia, those industry workers that get it will receive a single payment of COL $ 1,200,000 (USD 300) per person.
‘We are committed with Colombia. Through this partnership with ACACC we want to contribute by helping audiovisual industry workers who have had to leave their jobs during these difficult times’, said Francisco Ramos, VP of Original Content for Latin America at Netflix.