– Damien Chazelle Supports Hollywood Strikes at Venice Film Festival
– Talent Impacted by Strikes Withdraws from Venice Film Festival
Damien Chazelle, the president of the international jury at the Venice Film Festival, showed support for the ongoing strikes in Hollywood by wearing a “Writers Guild on Strike” shirt and pin during the festival’s first press conference. Chazelle emphasized the importance of valuing art over content and expressed concern about the erosion of this idea in the past decade. The strikes have had a significant impact on the talent attending the festival, with films like “Challengers” and high-profile stars like Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone withdrawing from the event. However, films with traditional distribution and independent movies are still allowed to promote at the festival.