Netflix to donate $1 million to Producers Guild of India Relief Fund

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Netflix will be donating $1 million to Producers Guild of India (PGI) relief fund, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Variety reports that the fund, which was set-up in March, will provide emergency short-term relief to daily wage earners, who are out of work due to production closures.

A Netflix spokesperson said, “We’re grateful to be working with the Producers Guild of India to support the hardest hit workers in TV and film production — from electricians to carpenters, hair and makeup artists to spot boys. Crews in India have always been vital to Netflix’s success and now we want to do our part and help those who most need support in these unprecedented times.”

Siddharth Roy Kapur, president of the Producers Guild of India, added, “In the past month with all productions grinding to a halt, thousands of daily wage earners associated with the Indian film and TV industry have seen their livelihoods disappear overnight.

“I am proud of and thankful to the entire fraternity for contributing to the fund we have created to support our colleagues at this difficult time. We value Netflix’s generous commitment to this fund and their resolve to help those who need our help the most.”

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