The world’s largest paid streaming service Netflix has collaborated with the Arab Fund of Arts & Culture (AFAC) on an emergency relief fund to help support Lebanon’s film and television industry following the deadly Beirut blast on Aug. 4 that displaced thousands.
The $500,000 fund will offer financial support to those who have been put out of work due to the explosion or due to COVID-19 with individual $2,000 grants. Those directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic or the Beirut port explosion can apply for a grant starting on Oct. 26.
To apply, members of Lebanon’s film and TV industry are required to fill out an online application and provide a list of the most recent projects they’ve worked on as well as an overview of any other emergency support received.