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Actors strike could be a roadblock to the Oscars

By Jada Yuan

04 Aug 2023 · 10 min read

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  1. The Screen Actors Guild strike has caused significant disruption to the film industry, including major festivals such as Venice, Toronto and New York.

The same Friday in mid-July that the Screen Actors Guild declared its strike, the heads of some of the biggest film festivals of fall 2023 jumped on an emergency Zoom call.

It was a coming together of symbiotic rivals, a temporary truce among the four houses - Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York - dialing in from three different time zones. Normally these festivals, which all take place in September and October and are seen as the first stop on the road to the Oscars, are fierce competitors, jockeying over world premieres and who will get the bragging rights of being the first place to show the next best-picture winner.

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