Hollywood screenwriters ratify the agreement reached with the studios | EUROtoday

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Lhe Hollywood screenwriters nearly unanimously accredited the agreement with the studios, formally ending certainly one of the longest strikes in the historical past of the trade in the United States. “99% of members of the WGA (Writers Guild, editor’s note) voted in favor of ratification” of the agreement with the studios, this union wrote on social media.

Last month, after 148 days of strike, the screenwriters’ union introduced an agreement with the main studios Disney or Netflix in favor of a rise of their remuneration, at half mast in the period of streaming, and safety measures towards to synthetic intelligence (AI). The ratification of this agreement by a majority of the 11,500 members of the union was past doubt and the writers had returned to work, permitting the return to the airwaves of the major American discuss reveals final week.

AI at the coronary heart of negotiations

If the screenwriters are again to work, some 160,000 actors, stuntmen, dancers and different professionals from the small and massive screens, who joined the strike in July, nonetheless don’t have any agreement with the studios. Talks between placing actors from the giant SAG-AFTRA union and Hollywood studio bosses started final week and had been as a result of resume on Monday.

But the wage calls for made by SAG-AFTRA, in addition to the demand for ensures in the face of AI, go additional than these of their fellow screenwriters. Actors concern that AI shall be used to clone their voice and picture, with out their consent and with out remuneration. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represented the trade’s largest studios throughout negotiations with the WGA, on Monday welcomed the ratification of the new pact with screenwriters which “represents significant gains and protections” for the latter and “constitutes important progress for our industry”.