Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Extended An Offer To Reimburse The Personnel Of Jimmy Kimmel

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Extended An Offer To Reimburse The Personnel Of Jimmy Kimmel

Updated on September 05, 2023 18:01 PM by Ella Bina

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Actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon extended a generous offer to compensate the writers of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike has persisted for over four months since May 2. Visit for more information.

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The WGA has been joined by the actors' union SAG-AFTRA, and the two unions have united in their efforts to protest against the unyielding stance of studio executives. During the Strike Force Five podcast, Kimmel disclosed that Affleck and Damon had come forward to assist the writers of the late-night talk show. 

The two actors offered to reimburse the show's staff for a combined period of two weeks. Although Kimmel was grateful for the offer, he declined it, as he believed that it was not the responsibility of Affleck and Damon to compensate the staff.

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Acknowledgment of the challenges

Referring to Damon as "despicable" is a humorous allusion to the ongoing comedic rivalry between the actor and Kimmel. Damon extended an olive branch to his supposed adversary by offering to compensate his staff. 

Although Kimmel ultimately declined the offer, the gesture by Damon and Affleck demonstrates the actors' recognition of the challenges faced by working writers during the ongoing WGA strike. Affleck and Damon are not the sole high-profile Hollywood figures to express their support for both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

Considering renowned performers

It is imperative that accomplished actors, such as Affleck and Damon, persist in their efforts to provide backing to all WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikers. When contemplating distinguished actors, it is often effortless to focus solely on movie stars; however, SAG-AFTRA encompasses numerous background actors and lesser-known performers who rely on union benefits for their livelihood. 

The endorsement of prominent figures, whether through physical presence on the picket lines or offering to cover Jimmy Kimmel Live salaries, is essential for the strikes to attain the requisite impetus and achieve a just agreement with the AMPTP.

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