Unlocking Hollywood Dreams: In Hollywood, the Union Solidarity Coalition (TUSC) provides support during strikes in the entertainment industry. In the summer, writers and directors formed TUSC to support crewmembers affected by strikes. They had a big sale on eBay.
The sale offers unique experiences resembling famous movie scenes. It shows Hollywood’s willingness to work together during crucial times of change.
Imagine dining with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. The current highest bid is $10,200 for a meal with celebrities. The “Bob’s Burgers” group could sing you a magical original song worth $7,200. Natasha Lyonne, known for her wit and charm, will help you solve the NYT puzzle on Zoom for $6,100. The list continues:
- Lena Dunham paints a wall in your home for $5,100.
- John Lithgow creates a watercolor of your dog for $4,450.
- Busy Philipps teaches pottery in New York for $3,500.
But that’s just the beginning. TUSC adds more services for striking crewmembers’ needs. The latest batch features a Zoom session with Nicole Kidman and Lulu Wang, an “exquisite corpse drawing Zoom” with Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis, an L.A. gay bar hop with Dolly De Leon, and a personal serenade via Zoom by David Krumholtz.
One great thing is watching Kumail Nanjiani play Mortal Kombat for an hour with comments from Emily V. Gordon. It’s a song about how games unite people and make them stronger. Nanjiani jokes: “The crew works hard, so we want to support them when they can’t work. We also enjoy video games. It captures TUSC’s project spirit effectively.
How did Hollywood create this great art? Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Directors Guild of America (DGA) members discussed ideas in a WhatsApp chat, sparking everything. Liz Benjamin, Amy Seimetz, and Susanna Fogel founded TUSC. They knew the strikes were causing new problems for the often unknown crew heroes. These artists asked friends, peers, and colleagues to donate to the auction, and the response was massive.
TUSC aims to make money for crewmembers affected by strikes and foster unity in the business. What they do helps them achieve their goals. It’s not just about money; it shows Hollywood’s self-concern. TUSC’s acts demonstrate a strong sense of community in the company. People in Hollywood stick together during tough times.
Social media users mock TUSC’s items with fake lots for sale until September 22. From funny things like “Varnish a Cabinet with David Lynch” to Toni Collette screaming at a dinner table or Jesse Williams saving you from a home invasion, the online community loves the creativity behind the sale.
Due to the strikes, Hollywood has found innovative ways to raise funds, such as TUSC’s sale. Even when things go wrong, it shows Hollywood’s strength. The business is coming together with crystal readings, talks, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. In October, a charity event called “The Give Spectacular” will showcase Hollywood’s commitment to helping the community, similar to a telethon.
Liz Benjamin calls TUSC a “leaderless organization,” showing Hollywood’s creative minds value independence. In tough times, everyone works together for change. In a divided world, TUSC shows how Hollywood unites.
Hollywood cares more about its community as this sale continues to bring joy. TUSC ensures that behind-the-scenes workers get recognition.
TUSC helps everyone dream of Hollywood.