The eightieth annual Venice Movie Competition has commenced in Italy.
The celebration kicked off on a comedic observe on Wednesday, August 30, when a pigeon flew onto the scene and walked down the purple carpet. Photographers flocked to the chook, snapping photographs 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 continuing SAG-AFTRA (Display Actors Guild and the American Federation of Tv and Radio Artists) labor strike. Per phrases of the strike, union members are forbidden from filming or selling their previous, current and future works. Superstar attendance on the Venice Worldwide Movie Competition may have been thought of “scabbing” (a.ok.a. breaking the foundations) with out the exemption of an interim waiver.
SAG-AFTRA confirmed earlier this month, nonetheless, that they are going to enable stars to attend the pageant to advertise independently made movie and TV tasks, as long as they weren’t produced by the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP). Each SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) have reached a standstill over contract negotiations with the AMPTP concerning streaming residuals, truthful wages and synthetic intelligence.