The M-Net/MultiChoice Covid-19 R80 million fund was established specifically to support all its current running productions. To access this support, each producer is asked to speak to their specific Commissioning Editor as urgently as possible to resolve on a case-by-case basis.
The governing principle for current running productions is the consideration of what deliverables were due in April, what was actually delivered and what is required to ensure that salaries are able to be paid at April month-end. In the case of productions where work had commence but nothing has been delivered as yet, producers are encouraged to reach out to the Commissioning Editors
The IPO and SASFED will continue engaging with all broadcasters to identify support that may be extended beyond end-April, given the inevitability of restrictions remaining in place for the sector beyond the partial lifting of lockdown.
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