In a display of solidarity and support, Dwayne Johnson has made a significant contribution to aid actors currently on strike in Hollywood.
The renowned actor and philanthropist has donated a “seven-figure” sum to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program. This program aims to provide much-needed financial aid to actors affected by the ongoing strike.
The strike, which began on July 13th, has seen the SAG-AFTRA union join forces with the Writer’s Guild of America in their collective fight for equitable pay and improved working conditions.
According to a report by Variety, Johnson’s generous donation will contribute to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program. The exact amount of the donation has not been disclosed. However, it is expected to help actors who are currently on strike, facing financial hardships due to their participation in the labour dispute.
The Emergency Financial Assistance Program provides grants of up to $1,500 per union member, with the potential for lifetime members to receive up to $6,000 in emergency assistance. Johnson’s contribution is the largest single donation ever received by the foundation since its establishment in 1985.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation, led by its president Courtney B. Vance and executive director Cyd Wilson, have been actively engaging with union members during the strike. In a letter sent to 2,700 of the union’s highest-earning actors, Vance and Wilson highlighted the financial struggles faced by actors and the importance of their support during this challenging time.
Following the distribution of the letter, The Rock’s team reached out to express their willingness to help. The donation from Johnson is seen as a call to action for others within the industry to join forces and support the union’s cause.
Recently Brian Gewirtz shared his beliefs that The Rock won’t return to WWE while the SAG-AFTRA strikes are taking place.
How Much Does Dwayne Johnson Get Paid For Movies?
Recently, it was reported that Johnson is set to earn a staggering $50 million for his role in the upcoming Christmas movie Red One from Amazon Studios.
It has been previously reported that he also can earn upwards of $20 million per movie, which is one of the top-tier salaries for an actor, he is also a producer on many of his projects, which means he is likely to earn additional income. It is reported that for the 2021 movie Red Notice he earned $30 million.
Continuing his extremely charitable causes, Johnson and Oprah Winfrey have created a fund for the people affected by the Maui wildfires.