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newsBusinessLive reports that online streaming giant Netflix will be donating R8.3m in support of the local film and television industry.  

During the first part of the national Covid-19 lockdown, local video production was particularly hit and many film and television productions were halted, leaving actors and other related professionals out of work for some time.  On Tuesday, Netflix said it would donate $500,000 (about R8.3m), which would be administered by Tshikululu Social Investments, “who will screen the applications for eligibility as well as disburse the funds to beneficiaries”.  The donation is part of a global effort by Netflix to assist the industry.  The Covid-19 Film and Television Relief Fund was created in partnership with the SA Screen Federation (Sasfed), and the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO).  In a statement, Dorothy Ghettuba, Netflix’s lead for African Originals, said they were proud to be working with Sasfed and IPO on the project.  Other players, such as pay-TV operator MultiChoice, instituted similar action early on during the lockdown.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mudiwa Gavaza at BusinessLive

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