during the premiere of oppenheimerthe artist left the venue because actors strike It was called when they were on the red carpet. Since then, several films have delayed their releases to 2024 as they want to include their stars in the promotion, and The union prohibits its members from participating in these activities during work stoppage.
Guidelines state that stakeholders they can’t do the main thing on camera – includes acting, singing, dancing and stunting-, in addition to work that does not involve their presence on screen, such as dubbing and narration.
including, among other things, contract negotiations, casting tests, rehearsals, appearances at premieres, interviews, award ceremonies, film festivals or Promote projects even on social media while the strike is in effect. They also may not speak on podcasts or conferences about any past, present or future work performed under the SAG-AFTRA contract.
From day one the union laid down strict rules about what its members could and could not do while on strike. However, the presence of some leading actors at the Venice Film Festival has created confusion. And with good reason.
Why can they promote their films?
because he has a special authorization from the actors union because Films were produced by independent companies And not by the big studios. SAG-AFTRA is on strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) of Hollywood. Projects produced and distributed by companies outside that group may receive temporary deals.
This special permission, as is the case with some series and films that have been given an exemption to resume filming, is granted after a commitment is made by the production company. Accept the terms of the final offer submitted by the union Study in terms of pay, benefits and job improvements.
SAG-AFTRA released a statement on Sunday, August 27, detailing the parameters of the deal, allowing actors to promote independent projects. In festivals like Venice.
The statement clarified that these actors will not cross the picket line. “Participating in festivals for work not made by major studios is a source of pride that allows studio executives to see how these independent projects flourish, while their greed and dishonor block their own productions,
In addition to this agreement, Actors committed to making the strike visible effective during their intervention. just like he did adam driverhero of Ferrari, Michael Mann during the press conference for the film, in which he skipped a headline of the festival, and justified his presence in front of the microphone despite being on strike.
“How is it possible that small distributors like Neon and STX International can meet the demands of the union even before talks but Big companies like Netflix and Amazon are impossible to come by?” he shot at the studio in surprise and showed his support for the SAG-AFTRA union.
“From strikes to film festivals, members of SAG-AFTRA are strengthen the bargaining position of the union And are showing solidarity by supporting and promoting their productions approved in the interim agreement,” said an official of the actors’ union.
Which actors will be included in the Venice Film Festival?
apart from the driver will pass the red carpet jessica chastain, who stars in Mexican director Michel Franco’s film Memory; And mads mikelsenFor The Promised Land, a Danish/Norwegian/German co-production directed by Nikolaj Arcel.
plan to help Jacob Elordi And cali spannyhero of priscillais the last film of Sofia Coppola, in which the actor Excitement Starring Elvis Presley, produced by Stage Film and distributed by A24, which is not part of the major studios.