U.K. Coronavirus Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund Opens for Applications
Published on Apr 08, 2020
The Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund has opened for applications in the U.K., as research shows that 93% of industry freelancers are no longer working due to the coronavirus crisis.
Created by The Film and TV Charity in partnership with the BFI to provide support to workers and freelancers hit hardest by the closure of productions across the U.K., the fund has been supported by initial donations totalling £2.5 million ($3.1 million) from Netflix, the BFI, BBC Studios, BBC Content, WarnerMedia and several private donors.
One-off grants between £500 ($615) and £2,500 will be awarded based on need.
The time-limited fund — applications will remain open for two weeks — is being administered by The Film and TV Charity, with support from BFI staff. Both organizations are covering all overheads of administering the fund.
According to a survey by The Film and TV Charity, 93% of industry freelancers are no longer working due to the crisis,
Read full article at: Variety - Film News
Author: Tim Dams