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Dwayne Johnson Makes 7-figure Donation To SAG-AFTRA Relief Fund

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is there for his celebrity friends. The Fast X actor, Dwayne Johnson makes 7-figure donation to SAG-AFTRA relief fund to help union members who are having trouble making ends meet during the strike. The president of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Courtney B. Vance, and the executive director, Cyd Wilson, both confirmed Johnson's generous gift, but they didn't say how much it was.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is there for his celebrity friends. The Fast X actor, Dwayne Johnson makes 7-figure donation to SAG-AFTRA relief fundto help union members who are having trouble making ends meet during the strike.
The president of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Courtney B. Vance, and the executive director, Cyd Wilson, both confirmed Johnson's generous gift, but they didn't say how much it was. The foundation is a non-profit group that works with the SAG-AFTRA union but is not a part of it. Its Emergency Financial Assistance Program helps union members who are having trouble paying their bills.

Dwayne Johnson Makes 7-figure Donation To SAG-AFTRA Relief Fund

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As the strike by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) goes on, A-List stars are stepping up to help the union's members who are having trouble. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is leading the way by giving the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Emergency Financial Assistance and Disaster Relief Fund a "milestone" 7-figure gift, which is more than $1 million.
After it was announced that thousands of film and TV actors in SAG-AFTRA would go on strike on July 13, leaders of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, a nonprofit group connected to the union that helps members in emergencies, sent a letter to 2,700 of the union's highest-earning actors explaining how the strike would affect their finances, Variety reported on Monday.
Johnson's "milestone" gift is the foundation's "single largest" grant since it started in 1985. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation sent a letter to 2,700 of the union's highest-earning stars, asking for money, and that's when they found out about his kindness. Variety says that on July 13, thousands of actors went on strike to protest unfair wages and big Hollywood companies.
Cyd Wilson, the executive director of the charity, told Variety that it gives out grants of $1,500 per person, but in extreme cases, a lifetime member can get up to $6,000 in money help. Wilson thinks Johnson's gift could help tens of thousands of players.
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), which represent more than 160,000 film and TV actors, went on strike on July 14. They were unable to reach a deal with major Hollywood studios and streaming services by the deadline of July 12. Because of this, almost all productions in Hollywood have had to stop. This has already had an effect on the industry, as premieres, press tours, projects, and sets have been canceled or left unfinished.
This is the first time since 1960 that both the actors' union and the writers' union have gone on strike at the same time. During that strike, Ronald Reagan, who had been president of the United States, was in charge of SAG.
Picketing outside studios in New York City and Los Angeles, a lot of famous people have shown their support for both strikes. Other stars, on the other hand, have been talking about the small amounts they make from streaming as residuals.
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During the strike, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has stepped up to help players in need. The actor gave a lot of money to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Emergency Financial Assistance and Disaster Relief Fund, which helps artists in times of trouble.
As the leaders of SAG-AFTRA announced that the union would go on strike, Courtney B. Vance, head of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, and Cyd Wilson, executive director of the foundation, wrote a letter to 2,700 of the union's highest-paid actors about the financial problems that many would face during the strike.
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