George Clooney and Meryl Streep are just some of the Hollywood stars who have donated a million dollars or more to support actors without work for Huelga, the children’s charity foundation of their union, which began in May.
Film and television production in the United States has been shut down since May as the Film Actors Union (SAG-AFTRA) and film and television screenwriters battled demanding better pay and protections against the threat of artificial intelligence.
A group of celebrities including Clooney, Streep, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey announced that they would each contribute a million dollars or more to the fund. Will give SAG-AFTRA Foundation which supports the actors in Huelga.
Over the past three weeks, the for-profit foundation has raised more than $15 million to help “Miles” actors facing financial hardship, the foundation said in a statement.
Foundation President Courtney B. “The entertainment industry is in crisis and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation is currently registering emergency assistance requests at more than 30 times our normal number,” Vance said in a statement.
According to statements by SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher collected by The New York Times, 86% of the union’s 160,000 members earn less than $26,500 a year.
(tagstotranslate) Courtney B. Vance