Actors, Hollywood studios still at odds on AI and other issues, union says

The union said it had presented a revised proposal on the use of artificial intelligence to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents Netflix

SAG-AFTRA, in a note to members, said it met with the AMPTP “for more than three hours this afternoon and evening to present and review our revised proposal.” The union has been seeking limits on how studios can use generative AI technology when making movies and TV shows. Actors fear they”We continue to await the AMPTP’s response to our comprehensive counter proposal package which we gave them on Saturday, addressing outstanding issues,” SAG-AFTRA said., demanding higher minimum salaries and other gains, and members have been picketing outside studio offices in New York and Los Angeles.

“Please know that your presence on the picket lines and support on social media remain a source of inspiration,” SAG-AFTRA said to members on Wednesday. Film and television writers also walked off the job this year in a battle for AI protections and an increase in compensation in the streaming TV era. They

The dual strikes shut down most scripted production in the United States, put thousands of crew members out of work and cost the California economy at least $6 billion, according to the Milken Institute.The White House said Wednesday it will develop a national strategy to battle Islamophobia as President Joe Biden faces skepticism from many Muslim Americans for his staunch support of Israel’s military assault on Hamas in Gaza in response to the militant group’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

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