Christopher Nolan Has Some Harsh Words about the Joint Strike: 'This Is About Trying to Raise a Family!'

Christopher Nolan Has Some Harsh Words about the Joint Strike: 'This Is About Trying to Raise a Family!'
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Director Nolan addressed the double strike of WGA and SAG-AFTRA, shared his position, and had some harsh words for the opposition.

Ever since the Writer's Guild started its strike at the beginning of May, Hollywood has been in jeopardy; now, after the Actor's Guild joined in on the action and forvade its members from acting, the industry came to an almost complete halt.

Both writers and actors have similar demands: they want fair payment for their services and protection from the AI and neural networks that use the fruits of their labor. The Alliance or Producers isn't eager to give them what they want and is seemingly trying to wait this one out.

While officially, the Director's Guild isn't in on the strike (at least, it's not yet), quite a few directors have already expressed their support for the cause. Among them is Christopher Nolan who used the spotlight he's under currently thanks to the upcoming release of his much-anticipated movie Oppenheimer to raise awareness.

"It's very important that everybody understands it is a very key moment in the relationship between working people and Hollywood. This is not about me, this is not about the stars of my film. This is about jobbing actors, this is about staff writers on television programmes trying to raise a family, trying to keep food on the table," the director claims.

Christopher Nolan also added that he absolutely will not work on another movie project until both the strikes are resolved. For him, it's a matter of principle to show his support and help his fellow writers and actors stand up against the Alliance of Producers.

As of now, the joint WGA and SAG strike is going on in the USA. While the Writer's Guild has around 20,000 members on strike, they were recently accompanied by over 160,000 members of the Actor's Guild, too. The strikers demand fair payment and protection from neural networks.

Source: BBC