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“An Inflection Point in Our Industry”: George Clooney Voices Support for SAG Strike

George Clooney Speaks About SAG Strike

George Clooney, a prominent figure in the world of Hollywood, has long been recognized for his talent both in front of and behind the camera. As a two-time Oscar winner and a respected actor, producer, and director, Clooney’s opinions carry significant weight in the entertainment industry.

Recently, he made headlines by expressing his support for the ongoing strike led by members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Clooney brings attention to the urgent need for change, sparking important discussions about the future of the entertainment world.

George Clooney Statement Regarding The SAG Strike

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“Actors and writers in large numbers have lost their ability to make a living. This is an inflection point in our industry. For our industry to survive that has to change. For actors, that journey starts now.”

George Clooney

Speaking in the early hours in Los Angeles, his remarks coincided with SAG members preparing to initiate pickets in a matter of hours. With this, George Clooney joined the ranks of high-profile celebrities who support the striking members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

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SAG Strike Ratified as A-Listers Show Solidarity

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) strike was officially ratified by its leadership after unsuccessful negotiations with AMPTP, which were extended by two weeks but yielded limited progress. As the strike was being ratified, A-list celebrities like Emily Blunt and Matt Damon left the Oppenheimer premiere as a show of support for the striking actors.

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The failed negotiations indicate that the disputes will likely continue for the foreseeable future.