Taylor Swift's 'Eras Tour' Theater Release Amidst Hollywood Strike
Experience Taylor Swift’s epic “Eras Tour” like never before as it hits theaters across North America on October 13. Swift’s concert film promises to capture the electrifying essence of her tour and deliver it to the big screen. Don’t miss this cinematic celebration of Taylor Swift’s musical journey!
Taylor Swift’s monumental “Eras Tour” left fans awestruck with its record-breaking 52-date U.S. leg. For those who missed this musical spectacle, there’s great news. The Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour concert film is set to grace every AMC Theatre in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada on October 13, allowing fans to relive the magic on the big screen.
Taylor Swift’s Cinematic Announcement
The excitement reached fever pitch when Taylor Swift herself announced the forthcoming 2-hour and 45-minute concert film. On August 31, Swift took to her social media platforms to share an 80-second trailer of the film, accompanied by her heartfelt words: “The Eras Tour has been the most meaningful, electric experience of my life so far, and I’m overjoyed to tell you that it’ll be coming to the big screen soon. Starting Oct 13th, you’ll be able to experience the concert film in theaters in North America!”
However, amid the buzz surrounding this cinematic event, a question emerged: How did Taylor Swift manage to film and promote the documentary amidst the ongoing Hollywood strike involving actors and writers? The strike, which significantly impacted production across the entertainment industry, commenced with the Writers Guild of America’s walkout on May 2, followed by members of SAG-AFTRA joining the strike on July 13. This labor action resulted in the suspension of production for numerous movies, TV shows, and streaming projects throughout the United States.
Navigating the Strike: An Interim Agreement
Despite the strike’s widespread impact, SAG-AFTRA struck an interim agreement that covers individual non-AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) productions. This agreement aligns with the standards sought by the unions in their negotiations with the studios. A source closely associated with the Swift film confirmed to Billboard that the Eras documentary received clearance under this interim agreement before filming commenced. Billboard further verified that the Swift film is discreetly listed under an assumed name among the approved interim agreement projects.
The terms stipulated in the interim agreement encompass various aspects, ranging from scheduled breaks to compensation for fittings, meal and wardrobe allowances for principal actors and background actors, per diems, rest periods, and more.
Behind the Scenes of the Eras Tour Film
The Eras Tour concert film was meticulously crafted over the course of three nights during Taylor Swift’s six-night residency at L.A.’s SoFi Stadium, spanning from August 3 to August 9.
This endeavor stands in contrast to recent developments involving fellow musician and actor Selena Gomez. Gomez faced scrutiny when she appeared to remove a post related to her Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building.” Some followers accused her of violating SAG-AFTRA rules concerning promotion during the strike, which prohibit members from promoting new or finished works released during the strike in interviews, on social media, or on red carpets. However, since the Swift film falls under the interim agreement, Billboard has confirmed that Swift’s promotional activities are compliant with strike rules, and there are no restrictions on her promotion of the project.
The Ticketing Details
Swift’s loyal fanbase, known as Swifties, is likely already well-versed in securing tickets for the film. However, here’s a quick rundown: Every U.S. AMC Theatre location will screen the Eras film at least four times per day on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Ticket prices are set at $19.89 plus tax for adults and $13.13 plus tax for children and seniors, with the exception of AMC’s premium large-format screens.
In response to the turbulent rollout of Eras Tour presale tickets by Ticketmaster, AMC has upgraded its website and ticketing systems to accommodate more than five times the usual volume of ticket-buying traffic, ensuring a smoother ticketing experience.
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Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” concert film is a cinematic celebration of her remarkable musical journey, and it’s set to captivate audiences in AMC Theatres across North America. Despite the challenges posed by the Hollywood strike, the film’s production navigated the labor action successfully, allowing fans to relive the magic of Swift’s live performances on the big screen.
Watch the trailer below: