• Adam Driver appears at Venice Film Festival
  • He criticizes streaming platforms
  • Calls out Netflix and Amazon specifically

Adam Driver: "Support the people"

"Why is it that a smaller distribution company like Neon and STX International (distributors for 'Ferrari') can meet the dream demands of what SAG is asking for – this is pre negotiations – the dream version of SAG’s wish list, but a big company like Netflix and Amazon can’t," Adam Driver says.

Driver is one of the few actors attending the film festival under "interim agreement waivers with SAG-AFTRA for independent projects," according to 'CNN'.

Otherwise, guild members are prohibited from promoting projects that are affiliated with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), per strike guidelines.

"Every time people from SAG go and support a movie that has agreed to these terms – the interim agreement – it just makes it more obvious that these people are willing to support the people that they collaborate with, and the others are not," the actor continues.

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"I’m very happy to be here to support this movie. I'm very proud to be here to be a visual representation of a movie that’s not part of the AMPTP and to promote the SAG leadership directive, which is an effective tactic – which is the interim agreement," Adam Driver says.

SAG-AFTRA went on strike in July. The Writers Guild of America went on strike in May. Both groups are seeking to negotiate better pay and protection from AI's encroachment into their industry.