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Customer Relief Programs

In these unprecedented times, our community is pulling together in many ways, big and small. Here are some programs and resources aimed at filmmakers and other creatives. 
 
 
Deferred and Reduced Payment Programs from Vendors

Several manufacturers are now offering special support programs to help content creators, rental houses, and other production professionals save money and improve cash flow now. 

We've put together a comprehensive list of these programs below which we'll continue to monitor and update.

Canon

0% Financing for 24 Months or 1.99% for 36 Months on Cinema Cameras

 

Eligible: Canon Cinema Cameras
Expires: June 30, 2020

   

Fujinon

0% Financing for 24 Months with 2 Months Deferred for Premista Full Format Zooms

 

Eligible: Premista Full Format Zooms
Expires: April 30, 2020

   

Panasonic

0% Financing for 24 Months or 1.99% Financing for 36 Months Available on Cinema Production Equipment

 

Eligible: 0%/1.99% available for EVA1, VariCam LT, VariCam 35 and related packages and branded accessories. 0%/12 months available on AG-CX350 and other Panasonic main models. 
Expires: September 30, 2020

   

Sony

0% Financing for 48 Months on Sony VENICE

 

Eligible: Sony VENICE and related accesssories 
Expires: April 30, 2020

 Contact AbelCine Finance Services or [email protected] for more information. 

 

Relevant Relief Links

There are a number of funds and resources available to the creative community, including at the federal level within the upcoming stimulus package. Here is a curated list of the most relevant – we will continue to update this regularly.

 

SBA Emergency Funds

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

These Economic Inury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses and most private non-profit organizations. This includes:

  • Businesses directly affected by the disaster
  • Businessed that offer services directly related to the businesses in the declaration
  • Other businesses indirectly related to the industry that are likely to be harmed by losses in their community

Applicants can apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA). Paper loan applications can be downloaded and should be mailed to: 

U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155 

 

Support from AbelCine

For any customers who are currently financing equipment from us, and who have difficulty making payments, please reach out and we will assist you in discussing your options with the lending institution. 

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