Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw take the side of entertainment workers who, due to the strike, have had to stop, and who therefore have no income. The director and actress are the latest in a long list of stars who have embraced and helped the cause.
The strike first of Hollywood screenwriters and then of actors has become a serious matter, since many have joined the protest, not least Jessica Chastainwhich presented itself at Venice Festival 2023 sporting a black t-shirt with the writing SAAG-AFRA Strike.
Obviously those who are less fortunate than the red-haired Oscar-winning actress have difficulty moving forward, given that they are not working, and it is for them that a stainless couple has thought of: a director and an actress who met and fell in love in way back in 1984. Let’s talk about Steven Spielberg e Kate Capshawwho made a donation of 1.5 million dollars.
The terrible situation in Hollywood and the saving donation of Spielberg and Mrs
The million and a half dollars paid by Steven Spielberg e Kate Capshaw it is intended for the most needy screenwriters, actors and film industry workers, and therefore for the Entertainment Community Fund and the Emergency Financial Assistance Program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. A spokesperson for the ECF, which was previously called the Actor’s Fund, wanted to express his public thanks Spielberg and the Capshaw.
Thanks to significant support from Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, and many other people who have donated, our Fund is helping film and television workers who urgently need financial support to cover the costs of survival (rent, food, medical insurance, doctor visits, etc.) and mental health.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has announced that around 100 applications arrive every day for financial assistance for food, medical expenses and rent. Here is the association’s statement:
Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg’s large donation to the Foundation’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program will not only partially solve the problem of the many requests for financial assistance, but will also continue to support the SAG-AFTRA community.
Steven Spielberg e Kate Capshaw they are not the only celebrities to have helped entertainment workers financially. They were also making donations Shonda Rhimes, Seth MacFarlane, Meryl Streep, Matt Damon, Oprah Winfrey e George Clooney.
Let us remember that the strikers are demanding an increase in the minimum wage and protesting against the ad libitum use of their image made possible by Artificial Intelligence.