Now that the WGA strike may be wrapping up, it’s possible there will be an immediate turn of events.
This week, Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” is premiering in New York. “Maestro” from Bradley Cooper, is getting its first showing in Los Angeles before opening at the New York Film Festival. THE NYFF opens on Friday with Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman in “May December.”
Right along, the plan during the strike was no actors appearing to promote the films. Almost none went to Telluride, Venice, or Toronto. But that may all change now.
Even if the WGA agreement isn’t ratified, the resolutions in the final document may let business resume. Also, SAG AFTRA may relax the no-promotion rule if they think they’re going to get their deal.
The New York Film Festival may be happening too soon to benefit from all this. But the Hamptons Film Festival– which doesn’t start until October 6th — may be Ground Zero for the return of actors to the red carpets. The opening night film, the excellent “Nyad,” stars Annette Bening and Jodie Foster, each of whom would be welcomed very warmly.
Meanwhile, if SAG permits, Robert De Niro, Leonardo Di Caprio, and Lily Gladstone could possibly appear for “KIllers of the Flower Moon.” Cross fingers!