Clooney Proposes Plan To Rescue Motion Picture Fund Home

George Clooney has proposed that the Screen Actors Guild remove its cap on annual dues to pay for the costs of the Motion Picture Fund's hospital and long-term care facility, which is slated to be shut down. In an interview with Sharon Waxman of TheWrap.com, Clooney noted that the current cap is $6,500 per year for actors earning $1 million or more in a single year. He told Waxman that dues should be raised to $6,500 per year for every $1 million earned by an actor, with the additional funds earmarked for the Motion Picture Fund Home. "And everyone I talked to thought that wouldn't be that difficult," Clooney said. "The people who got lucky in the union -- the ones who got wealthy, and are paid very well for what they do -- most of them would be happy to do that." He said that he had talked to his Oceans 11 colleagues Matt Damon and Brad Pitt who agreed that his proposal "would make sense." He did not indicate how much revenue his proposal would raise for the MPF home or even whether it would be sufficient to cover its annual deficit and modernize its inpatient facilities. He said that he he has brought his recommendation to Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard, who told him that "legal issues" may stand in the way of implementing it. However, he said, "Where people say there's no legal way to do that, it usually changes when ... people say, 'We can do this.'"

06/05/2010


Contactmusic

Tags: Brad Pitt - George Clooney - Matt Damon


Editors Recommendations

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

It looks like AC/DC fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because rumors of the band’s...

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

Miley Cyrus has had it rough this week, as the star has been hospitalized for a severe allergic...

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

‘Transcendence’ is a stern Springtime test for Johnny Depp; the 50-year-old actor mooted...

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's "Fast & Furious 7" Scenes

The team behind Fast & Furious 7 has come up with a untraditional solution to finish...

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Let’s get the spoiler alert out of the way first: if you haven’t seen Season 4 Episode 2...

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

We're not sure what everyone was watching on Sunday night, but the season seven premiere...

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences...

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

A member of the Lohan family has ran into trouble with the law, yet again...

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers

“I did not kill my wife!” exclaims Ben Affleck in the first official trailer for David Fincher’s...

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers


More recommendations

Comments

Brad Pitt Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Brad Pitt

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All