French Strikers Shut Down Avignon Fest/Nicholson Movie Shoot

Striking French arts workers shut down shooting on a Jack Nicholson movie in Paris (after meeting with strikers, Nicholson expressed his solidarity) and closed the Avignon Festival for a second day. “At the Avignon festival in southern France, organizers said the remainder of the three-week event – which draws 700,000 people a year for round-the-clock theater performances – will be decided each day the strike continues. They say they stand to lose $3.7 million in ticket sales alone if the event is called off.”