Netflix Joins Forces With Audiens to Set Up Relief Fund For French Crews, Artists

Published on Apr 08, 2020

Netflix Joins Forces With Audiens to Set Up Relief Fund For French Crews, Artists

Netflix has joined forces with Audiens, the social protection group of the French cultural sector, to set up an emergency subsidy fund for local freelance artists and crew members.

Netflix is set to inject €1 million ($1.09 million) into the fund that’s being set up with Audiens, in collaboration with the France’s National Film Board (Cnc).

The grant is aimed supporting the most vulnerable freelance workers in the TV and film sectors, notably carpenters, electricians, and hair and make-up artists, who have been hit by the cancelations and/or postponing of productions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re grateful to be able to work with Audiens to support the hardest hit workers in TV and film production, who are a part of the internationally admired french creative industry,” said Damien Couvreur, head of original series at Netflix France, whose current pipeline includes Damien Chazelle’s “The Eddy” (pictured).

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Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Elsa Keslassy