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Don’t Cross the Picket Line: Independent Entertainment Projects to Support During Strikes

Jessica Vieira | Editor-in-Chief

With the writers and actors of the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, or SAG AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America, or WGA, striking for better wages, it can be hard to know how to support actors and writers as an audience member. It’s important to, if audiences want to see quality movies and entertainment being created, not cross the strike’s picket lines. To cross a picket line is to work for or support the company or organization that

Both SAG-AFTRA and WGA have been striking in solidarity of each other in protest of, among other things, poor wages, and the use of AI to steal an actors’ likeness.

The Writer's Guild had been striking for 148 days before the company met them at the table to negotiate. They have been negotiating with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for a couple of weeks, and seemed to have come to an agreement, but the AMPTP suddenly refused to meet demands at the table. The future is uncertain for the WGA or SAG-AFTRA.

With that said, here is a list of 10 SAG-AFTRA approved films and projects to look out for:

The Rivals of Amziah King – Crime Thriller, starring Matthew McConaughey, Directed by Andrew Patterson.

House of the Dragon – Fantasy TV show, Directed by Clare Kilner, Geeta Vasant Patel, and Greg Yaitanes

Dust Bunny – Horror, Starring Mads Mikkelsen and Sigourney Weaver, Written and Directed by Brian Fuller.

Industry – Drama TV show, Created by Mickey Down and Konrad Kay.

Bride Hard – Action Comedy, starring Rebel Wilson, Directed by

Death of A Unicorn – Dark Comedy, Starring Paul Rudd and Jenna Ortega, Written and Directed by Alex Sharpman.

Mother Mary – Romance, Starring Anne Hathaway and Michaela Cole, Written and Directed by David Lowry.

Flight Risk – Action, Starring Mark Wahlberg, Directed by Mel Gibson.

The Yellow Tie – Biopic, Starring Miranda Richardson, John Malkovich, and Sean Bean, Directed by Serge Ioan Celebidachi.

Don’t Move – Horror, Starring Finn Wittrock and Kelsey Asbille, Produced by Sam Raimi.


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