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Applying for Federal Coronavirus Relief as a Filmmaker


Friday, April 3rd, is the first day that small businesses can apply for federally-funded relief programs recently passed by Congress (Small Business Administration). Experts have advised that all small businesses (regardless of being an LLC, S-Corp, sole proprietor, or independent contractor) should apply as soon as possible due to potential demand. These funds are available to businesses as small as one person! The webinar will also provide resources about applying for unemployment benefits as a freelancer.

Firelight Media, IDA, and ITVS invite you to an hour-long webinar to learn the basics of applying for the various SBA programs. The Friday webinars feature a presentation by Bill Smith of Cornerstone Government Affairs, a bipartisan consulting firm, specializing in federal and state government relations and business advisory services, as well as Simon Kilmurry of IDA, Marcia Smith of Firelight Media and filmmaker Jacqueline Olive as applicant case studies.


Click here for the Full Filmmaker's Guide To Applying For US Coronavirus Federal Relief with FAQ <


Additional Webinar Recordings:

Monday, April 6 webinar with Jolene Pinder of Kartemquin Films, filmmakers Byron Hurt and Elodie Edjan as applicant case studies.

Tuesday, April 7 webinar with Fallon Young of New Orleans Film Festival, filmmakers Erika Cohn and Nausheen Dadabhoy as applicant case studies.