The eightieth annual Venice Film Festival has commenced in Italy.
The celebration kicked off on a comedic notice on Wednesday, August 30, when a pigeon flew onto the scene and walked down the crimson carpet. Photographers flocked to the hen, snapping pictures because the animal appeared prepared for its closeup.
This yr’s occasion could look a bit completely different from previous ceremonies because it takes place amid the continued SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) labor strike. Per phrases of the strike, union members are forbidden from filming or selling their previous, current and future works. Celebrity attendance on the Venice International Film Festival might have been thought-about “scabbing” (a.okay.a. breaking the principles) with out the exemption of an interim waiver.
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SAG-AFTRA confirmed earlier this month, nevertheless, that they are going to enable stars to attend the competition to advertise independently made movie and TV tasks, as long as they weren’t produced by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). Both SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) have reached a standstill over contract negotiations with the AMPTP relating to streaming residuals, honest wages and synthetic intelligence.