Dinner with David Cross or a mural by Lena Dunham: Hollywood stars auction their money to support striking crew members

Famous actors and writers have joined together to raise funds for the Union Solidarity Coalition’s new eBay auction in light of the ongoing joint strike between the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG). to collect -AFTRA).

Some of Hollywood’s finest including Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Bob Odenkirk and the cast of the FX hit The bearhave volunteered to auction off individual experiences or lucrative items to raise funds to support crew members who have lost their health care since the Hollywood strike led to production shutdowns across the industry.

From an exclusive dog walk with Adam Scott to an apron signed by the entire cast The bearthe possibilities for television and film lovers are endless.

Fun, standout offerings include Lyonne and her dog, Rootbeer, who volunteer their time to help you work through Sunday New York Times Crossword puzzle. In another case, longtime couple Rosemarie Dewitt and Ron Livingston are described as offering to settle a happy couple’s relationship dispute in which all “decisions are final.”

Meanwhile, Odenkirk and his “real” best friend, actor David Cross, meet one lucky winner and the friend of their choice for dinner in New York or Los Angeles (or over Zoom). You also have the option of commissioning John Lithgow to paint a watercolor portrait of your pet or commissioning Lena Dunham to paint a mural in your home. If you live in New York City and want to show off your ceramics skills, you can take a pottery class at Busy Phillips.

The actors of popular series like manifest, bones, And New girl each volunteered for a Zoom call with the winner, while actresses Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sarah Silverman offered to play a 20-question game.

Collectibles and signed memorabilia will also be auctioned, including the aforementioned apron signed by stars Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri and more. fans of the Daisy Jones and the Six Series can find the show’s soundtrack Aurora signed by star Riley Keough. Other items up for auction include signed scripts and an autographed copy Stranger Things Posters and exclusive articles from Dazed and confused Actor Parker Posey’s personal collection of film memorabilia.

Riley Keough (left) signed a copy of the “Daisy Jones and the Six” soundtrack

(Lacey Terrell/Prime Video)

The Union Coalition auction followed the ongoing WGA strike, which has been going on for three months and continues to bring the entertainment industry to a standstill. The WGA strike in May after the union failed to agree on a new contract with major streamers and studios. SAG-AFTRA joined the WGA on the picket lines after studios and streamers refused to meet their demands.

Unfortunately, this impasse has resulted in the unemployment of thousands of members of both unions and thousands of crew members, as well as those who depend on the business of Hollywood productions. When the strike began, Hollywood writers and directors formed the Trade union solidarity coalition to help crew members affected by the strikes. All proceeds benefit the crew members.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emma@ustimespost.com.

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