The $500,000 fun was announced in collaboration with the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture.
Netflix has announced the establishment of a Film and Television emergency fund in collaboration with the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) that aims to help the hardest-hit workers in the film and TV community in Lebanon.
The $500,000 fund will be provided as financial support in the form of $2,000 individual grants that will be given to Lebanon’s film and TV community particularly the below-the-line crew, craftspeople, and freelancers in the industry. Most of these workers have faced hardships especially with the recent events that have happened in the past few months.
From October 26, members of Lebanon’s film community can apply for the fund by filling out an online application form and providing the necessary documentation that includes a list of the five most recent projects they have worked on. This, along with references and other details is needed to be able to apply for the fund.
“The Lebanese creative community and Beirut’s thriving cultural scene form the backbone of entertainment across the Arab world. We are so grateful to be working with the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture and hope this fund supports the creative community during this difficult period,” said a Netflix spokesperson.
This follows Netflix’s announcement of a similar $100 million hardship fund to support creative communities around the world that have been financially impacted by the pandemic. The fund has now been increased to $150 million.