A number of Hollywood celebrities took to social media this week to show solidarity with the International Alliance of Theater Workers ahead of a strike vote.
Talks between IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have collapsed as workers supporting productions seek to improve meal and rest periods, lengthen lead times between production days, and improve production times. streaming project prices. As team members share their support for a possible strike, actors such as Mindy Kaling, Seth Rogen, Sarah Paulson and SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher are among those who have all shared posts using the #IASolidarity.
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin posed in t-shirts to show their support for the strike. The tweet shared by IATSE Local 600 read: “Icons, forever and ever. @JaneFonda and @LilyTomlin stand alongside @IATSE in #IASolidarity. #IAVoteYes “
Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin shared a link to an online petition urging her subscribers to sign the form in solidarity. Paquin wrote: “Their life depends on it. The petition called on the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP) to “strike a fair deal with IATSE film and television workers in tackling serious issues.” To date, nearly 50,000 signatures have been collected.
Kerry Washington was another actress and producer sharing her voice. She wrote: “There are so many talented humans who make the movies and TV shows that we love! You might not see them on screen, but they’re the creators of the magic and the glue that holds everything together. I urge #IATSE to hear them. And I am alongside my brothers and sisters in this # IASolidarity strike. “
Likewise, actress Rachel Zegler posted shortly after the release of the new trailer for “West Side Story”. Ziegler, who appears as Maria in the film, wrote, “If you enjoyed our trailer for West Side Story, you should know that none of the beauty of our film would be possible without the tireless efforts of our amazing team. Teams work harder than anyone in the business and deserve the best treatment. # IASolidarity #IALivingWage.
Funding health plans, pensions, breaks, longer turnaround times between production hours, and concessions to shorten the working day are some of the IATSE’s agenda items. research for union members.
There are so many talented humans who make the movies and TV shows we love! You might not see them on screen, but they’re the creators of the magic and the glue that holds everything together. I urge him #IATSE to hear them. And I’m with my siblings on this strike # IASolidarity
– Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) September 22, 2021
– Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) September 24, 2021
– Gabrielle Carteris (@TheGabrielle_C) September 22, 2021
Our films and films literally wouldn’t exist without our teams, and our teams deserve better. pic.twitter.com/hFMCmWzUVT
– Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 22, 2021
– Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) September 21, 2021
– IATSE Local 600 (@ ICGLocal600) September 21, 2021
100 percent in solidarity with @IATSE Learn about the battle of the most important people in cinema / TV who make the whole machine work. Without them we are and we have nothing. https://t.co/t3Jbre9xtD
– Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) September 21, 2021
The film crews work harder than most people outside of the industry ever imagined. Long, relentless hours under pressure from $$ to do it right now and now. Don’t let my @IATSE colleagues downstairs is part of what pushes me onto a plateau. Register that ball on the ground. With them 100%. https://t.co/db6abZDxWh
– Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) September 21, 2021
– Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) September 24, 2021
Crews are the backbone of our industry. The first to enter, the last to leave. They deserve safe conditions and accessible health care. I am with @IATSE.
– Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 23, 2021
I just spent 9 months working with an incredibly hard-working team of filmmakers under very difficult conditions. Support them fully in their fight for better conditions.#IATSE
– Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) September 22, 2021
I am with @IATSE! None of the movies or TV you love would be possible without the members of the IATSE union – people deserve a living wage and plenty of time off. So many people who make your favorite content possible are being treated unfairly. # IASolidarity https://t.co/2rhHvfEzdz
– nick kroll (@nickkroll) September 23, 2021
Standing in #solidarity with my friends and colleagues on the set in @IATSE. Entertainment content only exists because our teams are amazing. #IASalaryLife # IASolidarity https://t.co/9I5lBTFnnF The first 2 arrive / The last 2 leave!
– Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) September 22, 2021
– Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) September 23, 2021