Determined instances name for determined measures amid the continued actors’ and writers’ strike … celebs are auctioning off their time to assist the union rank and file survive.
A group of eBay listings have gone stay, all from the Union Solidarity Coalition — a gaggle of actors and writers who “had been moved to attach with crew” because the Hollywood shutdown continues endlessly.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sarah Silverman are each providing up “20 Minutes and 20 Questions” for the very best bidder, and Natasha Lyonne is giving a fortunate fan the prospect to let her assist them “Clear up the New York Instances Sunday Crossword.” BTW, it is already crossed $2k.
You may hang around (nearly) with the solid of “Bones” or “New Lady,” get a watercolor portrait of your canine from John Lithgow, and have Adam Scott stroll your pets! Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are even providing an in-person dinner for L.A. and New York people.
There’s additionally the prospect to get signed memorabilia from flicks like “Star Wars,” “Knives Out,” “Invoice and Ted’s Wonderful Journey,” “Stranger Issues,” “The Bear,” and extra.
The money earned goes to IATSE and Teamster members who aren’t capable of qualify for medical insurance as work stays virtually nonexistent for hundreds of crew members.
The auctions come at a time when it seems the strike is breaking on the seams — Drew Barrymore introduced her daytime discuss present again whereas the shutdown stays in impact, together with “The Discuss,” “The View,” and “The Jennifer Hudson Present.”
Invoice Maher has been known as out by the WGA for bringing his present again, too — he says he’ll honor the “spirit of the strike,” however that he is returning for all of the below-the-line members who’ve been hurting. “Actual Time” can be a panel present, sans writers, till the strike ends.