This page is to help consolidate news about relief measures that are relevant to the Singapore media industry . It is made up of information from third parties and various Facebook groups . Please contact the parties directly for questions.

Membership in Singapore Association of Motion Picture Professionals (SAMPP) is currently free so we encourage you to join them so that you have a voice to the various government agencies dealing with the media industry . They alo keep the industry updated about relief and other measures to help media practitioners.

Here are some useful resources

Resumption of Media activities post June 2nd 2020


Please see  https://www.imda.gov.sg/news-and-events/Media-Room/Media-Releases/2020/Advisories-on-COVID-19-Situation

 

 

Singapore Tourism Board SG Stories Content Fund

 

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NTUC SIRS Scheme

SELF-EMPLOYED PERSON INCOME RELIEF SCHEME (SIRS)

SIRS helps Singaporean self-employed persons (SEPs) with less means and family support tide over this period of extraordinary economic uncertainty. Eligible SEPs will receive three quarterly cash payouts of $3,000 each in end-May, July, and October 2020. Those who auto-qualify will receive notifications by letter/SMS from CPF Board around end May. NTUC will be assisting the Ministry of Manpower to manage applications and appeals of those who do not auto-qualify. Details will be announced soon.
 

 

Cash Relief for NTUC members (Existing and New)

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Updates from SAMPP (Singapore Assoication of Motion Picture Professionals

As you are aware from our last email letter to you, SAMPP membership fees for 2020 has been waived

  • Members who have on-going paid subscriptions registered before 1 April 2020, will receive a one-time cash grant equivalent of your last paid membership amount. 
  • New members may join SAMPP for free until 31 December 2020. 
  • Existing members will have an additional year added to their current memberships.
Please ask friends and colleagues to consider joining us for free this year to get updates and assistance. 
 
COVID-19 Resource Webpage & Callback Request Support 
A dedicated landing webpage containing available fundings and FAQ relevant to the media industry has been set up. 
 
The webpage is accompanied with a Callback Request form for anyone requiring more assistance.
This callback support will be run by volunteers and open to both SAMPP members and non-members.  
 
$20,000 SAMPP COVID-19 Relief Fund

SAMPP has set up a fund offering small grants between $300-500 to eligible new and existing members in need. 
Please go to our website for application details
 
We also welcome donations to our fund. 
 
To donate, please contact us directly at admin@sampp.org.sg with the subject head ‘DONATIONS TO SAMPP COVID-19 RELIEF FUND’.
 
While this was announced to you last week, we will only be announcing this publicly some time this week. 
Akan datang before sharing this news.
 

    IMDA STATEMENT

    1. It was announced on 3 April 2020 that heightened safe distancing measures will be implemented from 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020 (inclusive) in view of the current COVID-19 situation. This includes the closure of workplaces. Only essential services may remain open.


    2. The Infocomm Media Development Authority - IMDA understands that production work such as shoots would have to be put on hold or postponed during this period.


    3. The exception to the above is for a very small number of companies involved in critical public service content for COVID-19. If your company is involved with such content, kindly refer to your commissioner to confirm this status.


    4. For more information, please visit http://www.gov.sg/article/covid-19-updates-and-announcements

 
 

SAMPP SURVEY ON MEDIA PRACTITIONERS RE: WORK STATUS

With this survey and your responses, we can better advise the government agencies and ministries on better eligibility criteria for the various govt relief schemes, and on the need for urgent extensive and targeted boosts for the film + TV media sector.

Please do your part and take this survey. Please also share with your colleagues, teams and networks.

 

For any assistance, please get in touch with us at admin@sampp.org.sg - we will try our best to help in any way we can.

 


IMDA ADVISORY ON PRODUCTION WORK RE: HEIGHTENED SAFE DISTANCING MEASURES ( issued 4 April 2020 )

Please take note - IMDA has said they will issue further clarifications soon, but here is their current advisory ( to download pdf )

Do "Like" us on our Facebook page for faster updates :  www.facebook.com/weareSAMPP/
 
Stay safe, everyone - let's flatten this curve, and go back full-force to doing what we do best !
 
from the SAMPP exco team, 
Jasmine Ng, Anthony Chen, Lim Ting Li and Kat Goh
 
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