Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw are siding with entertainment workers who have been forced to stop working because of the strike and therefore have no income. The director and actress are the latest in a long list of stars who have supported and helped the cause.
The strike of first Hollywood screenwriters and then actors became a serious matter, as many people joined the protest, not least Jessica Chastainwho presented himself at Venice Festival 2023 in a black T-shirt with the inscription SAAG-AFRA Strike.
Obviously, those less fortunate than the red-haired Oscar-winning actress find it difficult to move forward given that they are not working, and it is for them that the perfect couple is conceived: a director and an actress who meet and fall in love. love on the way back in 1984. let `s talk about Steven Spielberg AND Kate Capshawwho made a donation of $1.5 million.
The dire situation in Hollywood and the life-saving donation of Spielberg and Mrs.
One and a half million dollars paid Steven Spielberg AND Kate Capshaw It is intended for the neediest writers, actors and film industry workers, and thus benefits the Entertainment Community Fund and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program. A representative from the ECF, formerly known as the Actors Fund, wanted to publicly thank Spielberg And Capshaw.
Thanks to the significant support of Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, as well as many other people who have donated, our Foundation helps film and television workers who urgently need financial support to cover the costs of survival (rent, food, health insurance, doctor’s visits, etc. .). .) and mental health.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation said it receives about 100 applications each day for financial assistance for food, medical expenses and rent. Here is the association’s statement:
Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg’s major donation to the Foundation’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program will not only partially address the backlog of requests for financial assistance, but will also continue to support the SAG-AFTRA community.
Steven Spielberg AND Kate Capshaw They’re not the only celebrities who have helped entertainment industry workers financially. They also made donations Shonda Rhimes, Seth MacFarlane, Meryl Streep, Matt Damon, Oprah Winfrey AND George Clooney.
Recall that the strikers are demanding an increase in the minimum wage and protesting against the arbitrary use of their image, which was made possible thanks to artificial intelligence.