The prolonged cold war between actor and producer Vin Diesel just got sparked when the 52-year-old took a dig at Producers Guild of America (PGA) over the matter of denying him credit as a producer of Fast & Furious franchise. Last weekend, he took to social media to share a cryptic post, which literally seemed to be a taunt to PGA.
Vin shared a creative of Fast & Furious 9 with an interesting caption, which he changed later. He wrote, “Happy creative Sunday everyone…Sorry I haven’t posted much lately, I have been trying to mitigate a war between Universal studios and the p.g.a. Prejudice Guild of America”. He later changed it to, “Happy creative Sunday everyone… do your best to stay positive during these times”.
The feud boils down to Vin’s desire of acquiring Producers Guild of America’s mark of distinction, which symbolizes that a producer has been amongst the major contributors in the making of the film. The report in Variety also states that the star has urged producer’s mark for every single instalment but was denied by PGA, thus turning the whole issue into a cold battle.
Through his caption, Diesel conveyed that the war is between the Universal pictures and PGA but now, those who are close to Universal state that the entire matter is blown out of proportion by Vin.
While talking to Variety, PGA spokesperson said, “It is the policy of the Producers Guild not to comment on individual arbitrations. The purpose of the Producers Mark is to protect the integrity of the ‘Produced By’ credit. A panel of experienced producers reviews anonymous firsthand accounts from filmmakers and key crew in order to determine who performed a major portion of the producing functions on a single film.”