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Hollywood strikes 'hurting' F1 film production

The SAG-AFTRA strikes meant neither Brad Pitt nor Damson Idris were at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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The producer of the as-yet-untitled F1 film starring Brad Pitt and Damson Idris has conceded the ongoing Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists [SAG-AFTRA] strikes is 'hurting' filming.

Shooting for the Apple Original movie began at the British Grand Prix, with scenes being filmed in and around the paddock and on the grid, as well as on track between sessions.

But with several high-profile projects being put on hold after SAG-AFTRA went on strike for the first time since 1980 in a dispute over pay and the use of Artificial Intelligence in productions, and Pitt's role in those strikes, limiting filming took place over the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.

Speaking to Sky Sports F1, Jerry Bruckheimer conceded: "It certainly hurts.

"We are working without our SAG actors right now, we are getting this race which is exciting.

"We wish they all get back and negotiate - we want them back, love them, but we understand that they have issues and we support them."

F1 like a 'movie premiere'

Bruckheimer is renowned for his production of films such as the Top Gun franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean and Armageddon and asked how F1 compares to his experiences of making some of the biggest movies, Bruckheimer added: "It is like a movie premiere.

"You have all your stars here, everyone who's involved, just like a film - all the studio executives, all the producers, all the stars... they are all here.

"Then you get to watch an exciting experience - the same thing as a movie , you get to see an exciting experience."

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