Netflix and The Netherlands Film Fund have announced a new relief fund for Film and TV productions to help the hardest hit workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Netflix will make 1 million euro available in the Netherlands to launch the fund.
The production of films and series in the Netherlands has been severely affected by the effects of the COVID-19 virus. Productions are at a standstill and the continuity of the film and TV industry as a whole is under great pressure. The fund – which will be administered by producers of the affected productions – will go to the most vulnerable freelancers, many of whom live project to project and cannot work due to the near global production shut down. The partnership with Netflix will provide the Film Fund with more possibilities to support affected productions without putting pressure on contributions for future film projects.
The exact criteria will be drafted next week and published on the website of the Film Fund: www.filmfonds.nl. Both parties hope that others will join the effort to support the hardest hit workers.
Bero Beyer, Director of the Film Fund: “This is fantastic news. As the Fund, our goal is to continue the productivity of the Dutch film world and to ensure that the entire chain is maintained in such a way that beautiful Dutch productions can be seen next autumn and later. We’re very excited for Netflix’ support for film and TV professionals alongside the support the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science just announced for the broader cultural industry”.
Lina Brouneus, Director of Co-Production & Acquisition at Netflix: “We are grateful that we are able to work with The Netherlands Film Fund to support the most affected employees in the TV and film industry. The creative talent in the Netherlands and our local partners with whom we create content together are vital to the success of Netflix. We want to do our part to help those who most need our support in these unprecedented times”.
The creation of this fund is part of Netflix’ wider efforts to help TV and film workers. Netflix announced recently that it established a fund of 100 million dollars for workers in the creative sector.
PENINSULA Unveils World’s First Official 8K Main Trailer!
(PRESSREELS) CONTENTS PANDA(Next Entertainment World), which presents PENINSULA released the world’s first official main trailer of 8K image quality at noon (Korean time) on June 16, 2020.
Four years after ‘TRAIN TO BUSAN’, Connect with the survivors of the ‘PENINSULA’!
(PRESSREELS) CONTENTS PANDA(Next Entertainment World), which presents PENINSULA released the world’s first official main trailer of 8K image quality at noon (Korean time) on June 16, 2020. The trailer of PENINSULA, a 2020 Cannes Film Festival’s official invitation film, depicts the struggles of those who have survived in different ways for four years after TRAIN TO BUSAN.
PENINSULA is an action blockbuster depicting the last battle for survival between the people left behind in the ruins of the Korean peninsula four years after Train to Busan. The upcoming PENINSULA trailer ahead of its worldwide premiere release in the summer of 2020 is full of such big scale action sequences and explosive thrills together with fast-sounding gunfights and car-chasing scenes.
In particular, the official trailer of PENINSULA, which has 8K image quality for the first time in the world, meets the technical specifications of all digital devices and delivers a high level of visual completeness to moviegoers around the world. The 8K trailer, which is 16 times clearer than the FULL HD image quality and 4 times clearer than the 4K image quality, can be enjoyed in 8K, 4K and HD according to the device’s specifications if the 8K main trailer via the NEW’s official channel on YouTube is selected as the highest specification (4320p 8K). Especially, viewers can watch them with a perfect picture quality without an extra setup from the YouTube app on Smart TVs that support either 4K or 8K.
This super high-definition trailer was created through the collaboration of NEW’s digital business corporation NEW ID and SK TELECOM. Among the media-focused core technologies of AI-based Post Production, a joint enterprise between the two companies, the technology called Supernova is a media upscaling solution (up to 8K) to improved quality of image and sound source based on the AI’s deep learning algorithms while maintaining the quality level of the original.
– Title: PENINSULA
– Director: YEON Sangho (Psychokinesis | Seoul Station | Train to Busan)
– Genre: Disaster, Zombie
– Cast: GANG Dongwon (Illang: The Wolf Brigade | A Violent Prosecutor)
LEE Junghyun (Love, Again | The Battleship Island)
– World Sales: CONTENTS PANDA (NEW)
– Production: REDPETER FILMS (Birthday | Psychokinesis | Train to Busan)
– Expected Release Date: Summer 2020
– Logline: 4 years after the inexplicable disaster, they’re returning to the godforsaken land!
: Jung-seok barely managed to escape from the unprecedented disaster in Korea 4 years ago and lives in exile in Hong Kong by himself. He is given a lucrative chance to return to Korea to retrieve large bags of cash left abandoned in the streets of Seoul. His mission is infiltrated ruined city of Seoul and secure the target truck before the sunrise, then return to Hong Kong unscathed. But he and his team are ambushed by a militia known as Unit 631 and vicious zombie hordes. During his desperate struggle to survive, Jung-seok experiences a moment of deus ex machina as survivor Min-jung and her family save him from brink of death. Together, they formulate one last plan to escape the peninsula for good. The prodigal son, the survivor and the deranged, their bloody battle begins!
NEW K.ID TV : K-POP Entertainment Channel has released TOP 10 weekly rankings, 4th week of May
iKON is the new champion of the weekly idol chart in the fourth week of May, with their new appearance.
Coming hot: iKON, new number one if the idol chart
Rising of K-Drama news and School attack programs.
Weekly best: YG Ent.’ (iKON, BLACKPINK, and Treasure)
NEW K.ID, the only provider of K-POP idol content for 24/7, released its weekly chart for viewers rating based on accumulated watching hours of both live-streaming and on-demand services from fans around the U.S. Wide variety of exclusive episodes and more than 10,000 K-idol programs are available on CH 511 of LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps for free
iKON is the new champion of the weekly idol chart in the fourth week of May, with their new appearance. GWSN, the winner of last week, was a runner-up and JEON Hyo Sung secured the last spot in the podium
The rest of Top 10s are ITZY, GOT7X SUNMI X EXID X APINK stage compilation, BLACKPINK, ONEUS, ATEEZ, fromis_9 X Weki Meki, and HINAPIA in order. YG Entertainment’s artists such as iKON and BLACKPINK were still shown as they always do, and TREASURE, a YG’s pre-debut trainee group also showed up in Top 10 with their V-log episode.
SHOW CHAMPION, Fact iN Star, and WEEKLY IDOL remained on the podium of the Program chart. N.Flying and SF9 keep their popularity for four (4) consecutive weeks. The rise of strong new contenders shows the increasing attention for K-Drama and Reality shows, enjoying their huge popularity throughout Asia with distinctive originalities.
Secret Friend of Idols, a reality show featuring idol groups from the SHOW CHAMPION stage and mysterious character in the studio was ranked 6th. 15min K-Drama NEWS Special from KStarLive, a news report introducing the newest trends in K-Drama newly appeared in the 8th place.
Tardiness Prevention Live(MOMO X), a school attack program that allows only students who attended on-time to enjoy the performance of their favorite artists, was in the 9th place.