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MPC-Netflix relief fund offers aid to film, TV freelancers

May 29. 2020
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The National Federation of Motion Pictures and Contents Association (MPC), in partnership with Netflix, on Thursday (May 28) announced the creation of the “MPC Covid-19 Relief Fund for Film and TV Freelance Production Personnel” to support the hardest-hit freelance workers in the television and film industry.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated creative communities all around the world, including Thailand,” the MPC said.

“Many film and TV productions have ceased, leaving thousands of freelance workers without income. MPC’s partnership with Netflix to establish this industry relief fund will help those hit hardest by the current situation. To support the fund’s establishment, Netflix will contribute Bt16 million [approx. $500,000].”

To be eligible for the aid, applicants must be freelance workers in Thailand’s film and television industry who were working on projects which were cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 from March 26, when the emergency decree was announced. This excludes personnel who are currently attached to active Netflix Original productions or have received prior relief support from Netflix. All applicants must be Thai nationals or permanent residents.

To apply, applicants must submit a filled application form which can be downloaded from www.mpc.or.th along with verification of employment, copy of ID card/passport and copy of bank passbook from June 4 until 11 or until the application limit has been reached, whichever happens first.

Each approved applicant will receive Bt15,000 and will be notified of the result via SMS within two weeks after application submission.

For further information, contact MPC at tel: 02-6439100 or e-mail: [email protected]h

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