Obviously the American headliners (actresses, actors, hosts, presenters, etc.) want to get their heads dirty. After more than four months of strike in Hollywood, to defend in particular the work of screenwriters and set technicians threatened by artificial intelligence, the stars have decided to help the most vulnerable people in the cinema professions by organizing the sale at auction for unique services in their company.
The starting gong rang on September 13. On the eBay platform, from a minimum initial stake of $500, it is now possible to fulfill your dreams by spending time with a Hollywood figure.
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The range of celebrity activities offered to interested parties is as diverse as it is attractive. Thus, the witty actress Natasha Lyonne (American Pie, The Slums of Beverly Hills) simply offers to come and solve crossword puzzles with her. If you're more of a foodie than a cruciverbista, a candlelit dinner with actor Bob Odenkirck and director David Cross will also go under the hammer at Ebay auctions. For those who love manual arts, the playful host Busy Philipps, a star of the Dawson series, offers to introduce the lucky bidder to pottery. Finally, actor Adam Scott (The Dream Life of Walter Mitty), apparently a pet lover, will be delighted to come and walk your dog. It should also be noted that this new type of auction will end on September 23.
This great idea is supported by the Union Solidarity Coalition, a recently created entity intended to help all cinema professionals (technicians, lighting engineers, scripts, directors, actors, etc.) who since the start of the strike no longer have bring in money.