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RealResources: Industry COVID-19 Info Guide

To help members of the international unscripted and non-fiction screen content industry connect with the resources and information they need during this difficult time, Realscreen has launched RealResources. Here, you ...
April 6, 2020

To help members of the international unscripted and non-fiction screen content industry connect with the resources and information they need during this difficult time, Realscreen has launched RealResources. Here, you will find links to various industry and government programs and resources, arranged by territory. This list will be maintained and expanded upon regularly. Send along any appropriate links for consideration to press@realscreen.com and upon review we will incorporate them into the list. Thanks and be well!

CANADA:
FILM AND TV INDUSTRY RESOURCES:
Canada Media Fund COVID-19 Production Industry Taskforce

Telefilm: Project Financing Update, more info
Canadian Media Producers Association COVID-19 Info Page

On Screen Manitoba

Creative BC

The AFC’s COVID-19 Guide

Resources from the Government of Canada

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan – Support for Canadians and Businesses

Additional Support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19

Trade Commissioner – Resources for Canadian Businesses

COVID-19: Changes to Canadian taxes and benefits

COVID-19: Employment Insurance (EI) and Sickness Benefits

Support for Businesses

Pandemic Preparedness Guide for Business

Support to Businesses – Extending the Work-Sharing program, providing small businesses with wage subsidies, Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

Webinar: How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business | BDC

Business Link- COVID-19: Tips for Small Businesses

I Lost my Gig – A resource for freelancers and those in the creative industry to connect and share stories

U.S.
FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY SUPPORT AND INFO RESOURCES

NPACT Resource hub

Artist Relief organization

Motion Picture and Television Fund

Field of Vision/Topic Studios Documentary Freelancer Relief Fund

American Documentary Artist Emergency Fund

The Actors Fund COVID-19 Resource List/Fund eligibility requirements
https://actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/covid-19-resource-list
https://actorsfund.org/am-i-eligible-help

Writers’ Guild of America West – COVID-19 Resources
Directors’ Guild of America update

Freelance Artists Resource Listings

Sundance Institute COVID-19 Update
Sundance Collab

National Endowment for the Arts COVID-19 Resources List

International Documentary Association COVID-19 Info

UNITED KINGDOM

Film + TV Charity/Mental health information

Film + TV Charity COVID-19 Relief Fund (Applications open until April 22)

Coronavirus and your wellbeing: Info from UK mental health org Mind

Screen Scotland – funding support

BFI COVID-19 updates

BBC coronavirus advice for productions

Anxiety UK

EUROPE

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

AUSTRALIA
Screen Australia’s latest impact statements re: COVID-19
Screen Australia’s resource guide for COVID-19

NEW ZEALAND
NZ Screen Sector COVID-19 Action Group

ScreenSafe – Health & Safety in NZ Screen Sector

New Zealand Film Commission COVID-19 Response

New Zealand On Air COVID-19 Response

MISCELLANEOUS
Resources for companies embracing remote work

How to embrace remote work

Navigating the new remote work reality

More mental health resources

Mental Health Commission (Canada)
https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English
https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/news-article/13920/choosing-sources-information-carefully-critical-covid-19-mental-well-being-says

National Alliance on Mental Illness (U.S.)

National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

NABS (Canada)

Canadian Mental Health Association

Mental Health at Work – UK

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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