SAG-AFTRA strike ends as AI deal reached, Hollywood still torn

The Hollywood actors’ union SAG-AFTRA concluded its strike on Nov. 9 after 118 days of picketing with new deals on various proposed stipulations including artificial intelligence (AI) usage. 

Since then, the union has released a summary of its final deal with studios, which included nearly 4.5 pages of AI guidelines and a digital pamphlet spelling out the agreed-upon AI regulations for the industry.

SAG-AFTRA AI guideline digital pamphlet. Source: SAG-AFTRA

The AI agreement is expected to come into effect 90 days after the ratification of the agreement. Its terms include defining AI in industry terms, the digital replication of performers and background actors, digital alterations and…

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