Hollywood celebrities donate millions of dollars to help actors protest
Dozens of Hollywood’s highest-grossing actors, from George Clooney to Mary Street, have each donated $1 million or more to support the strikes, their union charity said on Monday. August when the Hollywood stars’ strike entered its fourth week.
A Screen Actors Guild strike (SAG-AFTRA) and other protests by film and television screenwriters began in May, protesting against wages and the threat of AI, brought American film and television production to a halt.
The biggest protest in Hollywood since 1960 costs California’s entertainment industry and economy millions of dollars a day, as well as the income of striking union members.
But Macedon, of Colony and Street, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dryne Johnson as well as Nicole Kidman; Julia Roberts Oprah Winfrey and other wealthy Hollywood celebrities each contributed $1 million or millions of dollars to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation to fund actors. The nonprofit has raised more than $15 million in the past three weeks to support thousands of economically challenged protest artists.
“The entertainment world is in crisis, and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation is currently processing 30 times more requests for emergency assistance than we normally receive,” Foundation President Courtenay Bevans said in a statement. dad.