Netflix announced the donation of R$ 5 million to an emergency fund in support of audiovisual workers in Brazil. It will be administered by the Instituto de Conteúdos Audiovisuais Brasileiros (ICAB).
After announcing a US$ 100 million fund to help the creative community, of which US$ 1 million will be distributed in Mexico, Netflix has now announced a similar initiative for Brazil.
The platform will donate five million reais (almost one million dollars) to an emergency fund in support of audiovisual workers in Brazil.
It will be administered by the Instituto de Conteúdos Audiovisuais Brasileiros (ICAB) and will help up to 5,000 people, including producers, assistants, technicians, camera operators, audio, makeup or scenery techs, among others.
Everyone will be able to apply for the aid, which will correspond to a single payment worth a minimum salary of 1,045 reais (US$ 200), through the ICAB website starting April 28.
“We would like to invite other industry players to contribute to the fund, which is designed exclusively to support those who are key in the production industry in Brazil,” said Mauro Garcia, executive director of ICAB.
“We are happy to work with ICAB to support those film and TV production workers who were most punished in Brazil. The Brazilian creative community has always received us very well and now we want to offer our help to those who need support in this unprecedented moment we are experiencing,” said Francisco Ramos, Netflix’s VP of Original Productions for Latin America.