Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman’s virus hardship fund given Amazon boost
The fund set up by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman to provide grants to UK theatre professionals facing financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic is to receive a $655,000 boost from Amazon Prime Video.
The streaming service, which is home to Fleabag outside the UK, is donating nearly $2 million to support the UK’s creative community.
The donations will go to the Theatre Community Fund, which was established by the actresses along with producer Francesca Moody, and the new Film and TV Charity’s Covid-19 Response.
The donation is part of an overall 6 million dollars committed by Prime Video to support the recovery of the European TV, film and theatre creative community.
It is Free