SA TV and Film relief fund worth R8.3-million opensSimodisaPortal
A film and television relief fund worth R8.3-million has been established by Netflix in partnership with the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) and supported by the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO), aiming to provide short-term financial relief to ‘below-the-line workers whose livelihoods have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of those impacted are paid hourly wages and work on a project-to-project basis.
Hosted and administered by the Tshikulu Social Investment, the fund will be available to a range of workers in the industry from Assistant Directors, Sound and art departments, makeup, and hair departments, stunt department to music, and animation departments along with a range of other industry freelancers. A full list of applicants who are eligible to apply can be found here.