Film directors like James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese came together to appeal for financial help, saying they feared for the future of the industry. They sent a letter to the US Senate and House of Representatives which was signed by more than 70 directors and producers and associations like National Association of Theater Owners, the Directors Guild of America and the Motion Picture Association.
The letter said, “Cinemas are an essential industry that represent the best that American talent and creativity have to offer. But now we fear for their future,” The letter was also signed by the James Bond movie producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, and action movie director-producer Michael Bay.
All the directors and producers asked for the redirection of the unspent funds from the coronavirus aid package passed earlier this year, or enact new proposals that would help movie theaters weather the pandemic.
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