Friday, June 21, 2024

SAG Actors Strike Reportedly Nearing Resolution as Studios Agree to Tailor Language on AI: Report


Our long national nightmare might be over soon.

Variety says the studios are agreeable to tailoring language in their “last, best, final offer” to the union.

The remaining issue seems to be about AI, and the digital scanning of actors– and then reusing the scans without permission or pay.

The studios will likely give in on this so the strike can be wrapped up. If not, there will be no movie or TV business in 2024. It’s time to move on.

Stay tuned…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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