The event aims to raise funds to help active and retired members of the entertainment industry.
As the Hollywood strike continues indefinitely — no new negotiations yet — NextGen board members and supporters of the Motion Picture & Television Fund were in Los Angeles on Sunday to give a voice to the homeless. voice at this difficult time for entertainment professionals.
“The most touching thing for me is the calls I get from all my friends who are hurting,” Yvette Nicole Brown said of The Hollywood Strike at the MPTF fundraiser at NeueHouse in Hollywood.
She said the multifaceted talent – actor, comedian, writer and host – was online at least three times a week.
She remarked, “There are folks who have lost their houses. There are individuals who live in their cars. Someone who was living in their car lost it tonight, and now he’s wondering, “How am I going to get to work when this is over? If I can find a shelter until it’s over.” It is not a joke. For food assistance, people dial the MPTF line. This is significant since these are folks who don’t eat. Therefore, it is quite challenging to see the notion that we want in the news, or that it is something we have selected or about which we will be obstinate. On that line, nobody wants to be. The authors are reluctant to be identified.The authors do not wish to be revealed. Actors don’t want to be seen outside. But if we don’t combat this now, our industry won’t exist.
The great Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Writers Guild of America are fighting for the future of the entertainment business, concentrating on hangover flow and the possible effects of artificial intelligence.
“If they scan our bodies, they can put us on any TV show or movie they want, and we’ll never get paid again,” Brown added in reference to AI. It’s quite risky. Not a game at all. And it’s over if we don’t find a means to control it now and a payment mechanism for it. It is done. And as for the broadcast, we never received any revenue from it, and I have no idea how to solve that. But perhaps we ought to use a subscription model. I’m not sure. But it’s also not acceptable. It just goes on and on and on and you work and you’ll never be compensated for it again. There is a mess.
It’s like anything, said The Neighborhood on CBS actor Max Greenfield. Particularly in the case of technology, there are enormous benefits and drawbacks. And I want to consider the practical side. We all battle so hard for things like downside protection.
He continued by saying that he was in favor of the MPTF’s fundraising efforts because it helped both current and retired people of the entertainment business by offering them financial support as well as health and social services. The foundation gets ten times as many calls these days, with 75% of them coming from “hands-on, photographers and production assistants,” according to the MPTF.
We’re all considering the individuals who work in this field and are immediately impacted, he said. “As employees of a network television program, we all anticipated returning to work. I mean, shooting was scheduled to begin in August, but our office and some of our crew members were scheduled to start in July. When this city, particularly Los Angeles, is in production, the entire economy is affected, not just the individuals who work on those shows. As a result, I find myself thinking a lot about those people.You fund events like this one tonight because of it. People are suffering a lot right now.
Darren Criss served as the event’s host while he sang summer-themed cover songs. Camilla Belle, Ben Barnes, Olivia Holt, Bailee Madison, Harry Shum Jr., Cynthia Addai-Robinson, and Colman Domingo also attended. Brown was one of the few people that spoke to the media.
“I’ve been saying from the beginning that this strike is not about a clash of titans,” she asserted. “Billionaires and millionaires aren’t competing for dominance. This is a story about working-class writers and actors. The crews are the focus. It concerns the craft workers and makeup artists who are terrified because they risk losing everything while we negotiate with the producers to receive a fair price.I’m advocating for both the future of this sector and for them.And it has been quite challenging.