Rolling Stone: Why Striking Hollywood Writers Fear an AI Future

For Rolling Stone Miles Klee & Krystie Lee Yandoli have the best writeup I’ve seen to date on the AI aspect of the Writers Guild of America strike.

Why Striking Hollywood Writers Fear an AI Future

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) entered into contract discussions with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents Hollywood studios and streamers, on March 20 and failed to agree on negotiations by the May 1 deadline. The WGA argues that in an already tumultuous atmosphere with layoffs across media companies, writers’ compensation in the entertainment industry has been negatively impacted by streaming, their Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) protections are being ignored, and that studios and streamers created a “gig economy inside a union workforce,” with writers relying on work from project to project. 
Miles Klee & Krystie Lee Yandoli, May 2, 2023, rollingstone.com
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