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On strike for their remuneration and the regulation of AI, American screenwriters and actors receive timid expressions of solidarity on the French side. Inviting us to wonder if the social movement can spread.
“Don’t look at us, join us!”» could chant the American screenwriters and actors, while France observes the historic double strike which is shaking Hollywood with an impression of spectacular unanimity. Chick? “I feel guilty that not all French actors are joining the movement out of solidarity…» declared Louis Garrel recently in American promotion for his film the Innocent. For her part, Léa Seydoux, absent from the Venice festival where she was to present the beast by Bertrand Bonello, explained in a press release: “It’s difficult for Léa to come and celebrate (the film) while knowing very well that thousands of actors and writers are fighting to save their livelihood.» The Mostra, like the Deauville festival disrupted by the cancellation of its headliners (Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Joseph Gordon-Levitt…) will thus have carried the echoes of the movement which has immobilized the American industry, since the The 11,000 authors of the Writers Guild of America went on strike more than a hundred days ago, joined in July by the 160,000 actors of the powerful Sag-Aftra. A strike force incommensurate with the French artists’ unions, since the biggest stars