The initiative is part of a $100m worldwide fund Netflix announced on March 20 to help deal with the financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Netflix has announced the creation of a $1m fund to support local below-the-line production employees and freelancers not able to work due to the coronavirus pandemic. The donation will help people working in the fields of cinematography, art design, sound, and makeup.
The aid will be distributed by the Brazilian Institute of Audiovisual Content (ICAB), an arm of industry major Brazil Audiovisual Independent (BRAVI).
Workers may apply for the monthly wage on the ICAB website beginning April 28. It will help up to 5,000 workers with one part of the local monthly minimum wage of $200.
A committee consisting of ICAB, BRAVI and Netflix members is due to respond to each application within 10 days.
Netflix announced in April 2019 that it had 30 original series and films in some phase of production in Brazil. The initial focus was on series. The company released 11 Brazilian original series in 2019, the most popular Sintonia, and two other series so far this year, one Omniscient, from 3% producers Boutique Filmes.