Strike in Hollywood: the Union of actors authorizes 39 projects to shoot despite the strike

Strike in Hollywood: the Union of actors authorizes 39 projects to shoot despite the strike

SAG-AFTRA has selected independent productions that will be able to escape the interruption of filming.

Gladiator 2, Captain America 4, Stranger Things, Avengers: Kang Dynasty, Emily in Paris… Many American productions have been officially delayed by the unprecedented social movement driven by the screenwriters last May. For the past few days, comedians have joined the strike, putting Hollywood on hold. All of Hollywood? No ! A handful of irreducible films and series still and always resist the actors strike.

The syndicate SAG AFTRA unveiled the list of productions authorized to shoot despite this unprecedented movement. The deal is for independent producers, who are not affiliated with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). Several hundred films applied to benefit from this agreement, but only 39 were selected.

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Among them, we find in particular Mother Mary, by David Lowery, in which Anne Hathaway And Michaela Coel (Black Panther) will play a musician and a fashion designer. Their relationship will be at the heart of this film co-produced by Topic Studios and A24, the indie studio with which the director had already collaborated for A Ghost Story And The Green Knight. The Rivals of Amziah King with Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar) may continue, as well as Death of a Unicornwith Jenna Ortega (Wednesday) And Paul Rudd (Ant Man).

Other productions have slipped through the cracks: Flight Risknew Mel Gibson in which Mark Wahlberg (Ted) will play a pilot transporting a dangerous criminal for his trial, or even The Yellow Tiethe biopic about conductor Sergiu Celibidache with John Malkovich.

The complete list of films and series authorized to shoot can be found right here.

There are a few other exceptions outside of this list, including the series House of the Dragon, which can continue filming its second season. Although the spin-off of Game Of Thrones either American, the actors are mostly British and have signed contracts governed by a local union.

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