HBO Diverts $1 Million in Emmys Party & FYC Funds to COVID Relief


HBO is redirecting funds allocated for the company’s Emmy party and For Your Consideration (FYC) events to make a $1 million donation to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

“On behalf of Bob Greenblatt and myself, we are proud to make this contribution from HBO instead of using it for our traditional Emmy party and FYC events,” said Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming. “I am tremendously proud of all of our shows in Emmy contention this year, and I am hopeful they will receive the recognition I believe is richly deserved for all of our talented collaborators, in front of and behind the camera. We look forward to being able to get back to the work we love.”

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund is providing support to emergent, critical needs identified with the city as it responds to the pandemic. This includes support for families and small businesses, relief for healthcare workers, critical healthcare equipment, victims of domestic violence and services for the city’s homeless population.