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Netflix established an R8 million Covid-19 relief fund for the hard-hit South African creatives in the film and TV production industry.
In collaboration with the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) and the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) will grant relief to workers such as electricians, hair and makeup artists, costume designers, drivers and freelancers who work on a project-to-project basis.
“We’re proud to be working with The South African Screen Federation and the Independent Producers Organisation to support the hardest-hit workers in TV and film production,” said Dorothy Ghettuba, Netflix’s lead for African Originals.
“South African crews are vital to Netflix’s success and we want to help those freelancers who most need support in these unprecedented times.”
Members of the industry can apply for relief on tshikululu.org.za from August 3 when applications open.