‘No contract, no peace’: Actors perform on stage in New York
Kevin Bacon is the latest A-list star to join the fence in support of the SAG-AFTRA strike against Hollywood movie producers.
Negotiators for the actors’ union unanimously proposed a strike after talks with the Union of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP) broke down last week.
In addition, the Writers Guild of America has been on strike since early May. Both groups are demanding increases in base and surplus wages in the age of streaming television, plus assurances that their jobs will not be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI).
Fran Drescher, former star of Nanny and the president of SAG, said the studios’ response to the actors’ concerns was “offensive and disrespectful”.
Before the historic double attack, several actors and writers, including Matilda Child star and romantic comedy protagonist John Cusack, has shared personal horror stories about Hollywood studio greed.
Meanwhile, Disney CEO Bob Iger condemned the strike threat as “very disruptive” at “the worst time” and called the expectations of the writers and actors “unrealistic”.
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Inga . ParkJuly 18, 2023 06:30
Kevin Bacon Joins Actors Against Hollywood Studios
Kevin Bacon joined SAG-AFTRA members protesting in front of Paramount Studios headquarters in New York on Monday (July 17).
“I think AI is a big deal,” let loose the star said Related press from the picket line.
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House of the Dragon gets backlash for continuing to film despite SAG-AFTRA strike
Dragon House will resume filming in the UK this summer despite the Screen Actors Guild strike – due to local federation rules.
The second season of the HBO series is likely to be produced as scheduled, Diversity reported on Thursday (July 13). The cast of Game of Thrones The prequel mainly consisted of British actors working under Equity contracts, rather than SAG-AFTRA. As a result, Equity members are not legally allowed to go on strike to show solidarity with the US union, according to the source.
UK law prohibits Fair Trade Union from legally calling a strike in favor of SAG-AFTRA
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Tom Cruise has asked SAG-AFTRA to consider allowing promotional efforts to continue amid the strike
Tom Cruise is said to have spoken with SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP representatives about issues such as movie promotion and AI, as well as some specific issues related to stunt professionals.
Based on Duration, the actor pushed SAG-AFTRA to consider allowing members to promote studio projects during the strike.
A source told the outlet that this discussion was not specifically related to the 61-year-old actor’s latest film. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, but instead, it’s an acknowledgment of the power of promotion in influencing box office results, which is so important to the post-pandemic industry.
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Mark Ruffalo gets angry at Hollywood ‘fat cat’
Actor Mark Ruffalo has called on his fellow stars to work with independent producers, following news that SAG-AFTRA will soon sign “temporary agreements” with truly independent producers. allowing many of them to work on projects during the strike, as long as they are not affiliated with the Union of Film and Television Producers.
“Then we just do what we’ve always done – create great content and they can buy it, or we pull it out ourselves and WE share in that sales,” he writes on Twitter. “They have created a billionaire empire and believe that we are no longer valuable. While they roam the summer camps for the billionaire boy who laughs like a fat cat, we organize a new world for the working man.”
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George Clooney and Alec Baldwin voiced strong support for this action
In a statement shared with PA news agency, Clooney said: “This is a turning point in our industry. The majority of actors and writers have lost their ability to make a living.
“For our industry to survive, that has to change. For the actors, that journey begins now.”
In a video posted to Instagram, Baldwin congratulated the union for calling the strike to protect members’ “rankings and achievements”.
“I don’t think anyone really wants to go on strike but they don’t want to continue under the unfair contracts we’re working with now,” he said.
“So congratulations to everyone and I hope this ends as soon as we get everything we want.”
Inga . ParkJuly 18, 2023 04:00
Studio CEO predicts ‘fall festivals will fail’ amid actors’ strike
Along with movie premieres, Comic-Con, 90s Con and many other promotional events that are expected to be negatively impacted due to the actors’ strike, the fall film festivals are also “damned”. , a studio executive said. bluntly.
“You can’t show a movie anywhere without your stars,” the executive said Diversity. “No stars, no movies.”
The Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals, scheduled for this fall, are at risk of being delayed due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, if it drags on for months.
Colorado’s popular Telluride Film Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 4, is likely to be the least affected because it doesn’t hold press conferences or repeats like many others do.
“Telluride has been largely unaffected,” a studio executive told the outlet. “I can’t say the same to others.”
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is scheduled to run from September 7 to September 17, followed by the New York Film Festival from September 29 to October 15.
It is unknown how long the Hollywood shutdown may last, however, SAG is ready for the “long haul”. So until the studios and SAG reach an agreement on a fair deal, this fall could be a fraught season for TV and cinema.
Inga . ParkJuly 18, 2023 03:30
Blade to Yellowjackets: Every TV Show and Movie was Affected by the Historic Strike of Hollywood Actors and Writers
Manufacturing across the industry is being affected by the protests
Inga . ParkJuly 18, 2023 03:00
Office star David Denman gives a clear explanation of streaming balances
“Streaming balance” has become a buzzword thanks to the ongoing strike. Now, if you feel it’s too late to ask: What exactly is the streaming residual? There is no fear, Office‘s David Denman broke it down for you.
“Netflix, they created a model that everyone else followed,” said the actor Related press while standing on the fence in Los Angeles, “ie, we will bribe you. We will pay for your services in one cycle, which is three months.
“And it doesn’t matter if you watch that show once or you watch it 100 times, you don’t get any extra money because a lot of people watched it. The only person making more money is the one who licensed Netflix.”
Giving an example, he continued: “So Universal [Studios] licensed to Netflix. And when it’s the number one show on Netflix, they can make a significant profit from it, but that’s no small feat for a blue-collar actor like me.”
Inga . ParkJuly 18, 2023 02:30
CBS adjusts fall TV schedule amid Hollywood shutdown
Now that Hollywood has effectively shut down, leaving networks scrambling to reschedule their fall 2023 TV schedules, CBS has announced its revised lineup.
The network originally released its fall schedule in May, which included several of its scripted shows that would return.
However, with the ongoing general strike of actors and writers, CBS was forced to adjust to the new landscape by adding a large number of unscripted shows and purchased shows, according to Diversity.
This means the network will import some shows from its broader Paramount universe. So on Sunday at 9pm, audiences can expect to see Paramount’s hit original series gold stone first aired on CBS, starting with season one.
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