ViacomCBS Launches $100 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund (Exclusive)

Published on Apr 09, 2020

ViacomCBS has launched a $100 million fund to provide support to the crew members, actors, and filmmakers whose livelihoods have been impacted by the production shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Variety has learned. The funds will also support grants by the Motion Picture & Television Fund and The Actors Fund, along with the work of other charitable organizations.

“One particularly challenging area in this period has been production, as we’ve unfortunately had to pause most of our TV and film productions to protect the health and safety of our cast, crew and communities,” ViacomCBS president and CEO Bob Bakish said in a message to staff. “This, in turn, has put at risk the livelihoods of our colleagues who help bring these stories to life.”

At the same time, ViacomCBS also announced it was launching an employee matching gifts program, first in the Us and UK, before expanding the program to other regions.

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Brent Lang