A new report explains why the $150 million proposal made by George Clooney, Ben Affleck, and other A-listers to end the actors strike was rejected.
- George Clooney’s attempt to end the SAG-AFTRA strike failed because his $150 million proposal was symbolic, expensive, and irrelevant to the actual issues.
- The negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP broke down, and Clooney’s proposal did not bring the two sides closer to an agreement.
- The problem with Clooney’s approach is that it fails to address the real issues at hand in the strike.
A new report explains why the proposal made by George Clooney, Ben Affleck, and other A-list actors to end the SAG-AFTRA strike failed. The actors joined the WGA on strike starting on July 14 though since then, the writers reached a deal with the AMPTP while SAG-AFTRA continues their fight for fair pay. However, the latest update revealed that negotiations broke down, with the two sides seemingly no closer to an agreement than when they first started. In response, Clooney, Affleck and other A-listers made a proposal to end the strike, which was rejected.
Now, in his latest “What I’m Hearing” newsletter for Puck, Matthew Belloni broke down why Clooney and company’s attempt to end the SAG-AFTRA strike failed. He explains that the $150 million proposal was “a symbolic gesture, a very expensive bone to throw at the proletariat, and entirely irrelevant to the issues in this negotiation.” Belloni concludes by reiterating, “That’s the problem with the Clooney gambit: It doesn’t address the actual issues.”
Much more to come…