Los Angeles (USA), Jul 18 (EFE).- The Hollywood Actors Guild approved on Tuesday the production of 39 audiovisual projects from independent production houses that do not belong to the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP). , within the framework of the strike that they are currently carrying out.
According to information from local media, the list includes two projects from A24 Films, the studio responsible for titles such as the recent 2023 Oscar-winning film “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
“Death of a Unicorn”, with Paul Rudd and Jenna Ortega in the lead, is one of the authorized productions and its filming will take place in Hungary.
The other project approved for A24 Films is David Lowery’s epic melodrama “Mother Mary” which stars Anne Hathaway and Michaela Coel.
The actors began a strike on March 13 after the negotiations with the AMPTP concluded without any success in the creation of a new collective agreement, thus adding to the strike that Hollywood scriptwriters began on May 2 for similar reasons. .
Due to the stoppage, SAG-AFTRA prohibited its members from working on any production in which a member of the alliance, which represents large corporations such as Disney, Netflix, Amazon or Warner Bros., was involved, or promoting films and series endorsed by them, among other restrictions.
Before the union had already announced that it would agree to give provisional agreements, known in English as “waivers” (exceptions), for independent films and television projects.
The productions committed to respect the terms of the last offer proposed by SAG-AFTRA during the contract negotiations, and once a final agreement is reached with the AMPTP they will adhere to the final negotiated agreement.
Other approved films are “Flight Risk”, directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mark Wahlberg, “Dust Bunny” with the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and the American Sigourney Weaver in its cast, or the film “The Rivals of Amziah King”, led by by Matthew McConaughey. EFE