For over a month now Hollywood he is experiencing a riot the likes of which have not been seen since the 1960s. In fact, most Hollywood actors have joined the strike organized by the Sag-Aftra union to defend their rights to working conditions and contracts. In particular, the strike includes among the main topics the management of the leftovers by those who seek to enrich mainly the pockets of managing directors, and another touching topic is artificial intelligence, which is supposed to scan the faces of actors and make them work less. going to frustrate their talent. This strike was led by the president of the union, actress Fran Drescher, best known for her role in the sitcom of the 90s. Nanny in which she is the main character, joined one of the writers, which has been in the works for more than three months. To show solidarity with the screenwriters on strike, during the 80th Venice Biennale Film Exhibition from August 30 to September 9, Italian writers will gather at the event to keep their Hollywood colleagues motivated.
Brad Pitt in solidarity with his striking colleagues decides to stop the production of the film about Formula 1
The actors’ strike, on the other hand, has put many films and TV productions on hold as actors cannot continue to film on set and, moreover, they cannot even attend events where the film’s cast is involved in promotions or previews. participates, except for some exceptions for independent productions and, as happened with the film ferrari Michael Mann, whose cast, including Adam Driver and Penelope Cruz, got the green light to attend Venice 80 and the closing of the New York Film Festival, but the actors may choose not to show up out of solidarity with their co-stars.
Indeed, many Hollywood actors and producers have chosen to show solidarity with their colleagues. In particular, Brad Pitt film production stopped Apex dedicated to the world of Formula 1, directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Lewis Hamilton, seven-time world champion. According to British Sun (Street Timing), the film crew that was present at this year’s last Hungarian Grand Prix of the Formula 1 World Championship, in order to make the scenes in the film more believable, will not work for the next few months. Brad Pitt, as the film’s producer, would personally ask the film’s production to delay further filming after the completion of those involving only actors not represented by SAG-AFTRA and therefore not on strike. The request was made by the Hollywood star in response to the concerns expressed by the members of the film crew, as well as in solidarity with colleagues who have been trying to defend their rights for more than a month.
Solidarity with Hollywood actors and screenwriters also director Christopher Nolan, who said that he will not start thinking about a new film and will not start work until the strikes are over. On the occasion of the London premiere of his film OppenheimerLet me remind you that the actors appeared on the red carpet, but did not enter the hall due to the imminent start of the strike organized by SAG-AFTRA.