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Mark Ruffalo criticises Hollywood “fats cats” amid actors’ strike

Mark Ruffalo criticises Hollywood “fats cats” amid actors’ strike


Mark Ruffalo has urged fellow actors and writers to work collectively to make impartial tasks to chop out Hollywood’s “fats cats”.

The actor posted a thread on Twitter on Saturday (July 15) in response to the Display Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) strike which started final week. The union, which represents 160,000 actors and performers, are in search of a rise in base pay and residuals within the age of streaming, together with safeguards in opposition to the unregulated use of synthetic intelligence within the business.

In a publish in assist of the strike, Ruffalo wrote: “How about all of us leap into indies now? Content material creators create a movie & TV-making system alongside the studio & streaming networks? So there’s precise competitors.

“Then we simply do what we all the time do – create nice content material & they will purchase it, or we take it out ourselves & WE share in these gross sales. They’ve created an empire of billionaires & consider that we’re now not of worth. Whereas they hand around in the billionaire boy summer time camps laughing like fats cats, we organise a brand new world for staff.”

He added: “One certain technique to strengthen our hand proper now’s to develop into very supportive & pleasant to all impartial tasks instantly.”

The actors’ strike coincides with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, which started on Might 2 and halted manufacturing on quite a lot of tasks. It marks the primary time that actors and writers in Hollywood have gone on strike concurrently in over 60 years.

Final week (July 13), Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr. left the London premiere of Oppenheimer because the actors’ strike started. The occasion was introduced ahead by an hour so the solid may stroll the pink carpet.

In response to the strike, the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP), who signify main Hollywood studios like Netflix and Disney, stated {that a} “strike is actually not the result we hoped for as studios can’t function with out the performers that deliver our TV reveals and movies to life”.

“The Union has regrettably chosen a path that may result in monetary hardship for numerous 1000’s of people that rely on the business,” it added.



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