It's very, very disturbing that there's AI talk thrown around in this context. Getting closer to that day when somebody seriously suggests that it'd be great if real humans were replaced with AI.
There've been some interviews with him where he's seemed like a legitimately sweet, compassionate guy. Almost to a point where I myself have wondered if it's an act. But before he was The Rock he and his family had some pretty rough financial/living situations so maybe he's one of the ones who remembers what it was like on the other side of fame and sincerely cares.I've always enjoyed The Rock in movies because I find his brand of big stupid actions films entertaining and I just find him likeable in general, but truth be told I know next to nothing about him as a person, and I remember specifically having a conversation with someone about how disappointing it would be if he turned out to be a complete asshole. Nice to know he's chiming in to support the people during this strike.
Seeing these big name actors come forward with how badly they've been paid is pretty eye opening
I'm pretty sure you should be able to edit the title yourself? AFAIK you only need the mods if the thread OP is absent.(also, maybe a mod should update the title saying actors are also on strike)
Hopefully this will break the dam in the VFX industry. The stories I've read about how they are treated are sick.
God I love the timing of thatMissed this from Wednesday, but interesting Iger's comments came a day after the Marvel VFX artists voted to unionize
Disney's Bob Iger Seeks to Mend Fences on Strike, Is 'Personally Committed' to Resolving Labor Dispute - TheWrapCEO says "nothing is more important" than its relationship with Hollywood's creative talentwww.thewrap.com
Seems they finally elaborated on the "sticking" points that's causing the roadblock (which still don't seem all that unreasonable when the studios are the ones with all the money they're hoarding)
Aubrey Plaza's sign gives me life
Edit: photos from the Parks Picket! A lot more cast members showed up than could be seen in Ben's video (including Sam Motherfuckin Elliott) and lots of people from behind the camera as well (I see creator/producer Mike Schur in there with them)!
Reminds me of the time Chris Evans went to his high school reunion with a little nametag that said "Chris" while Endgame was in its second or third weekend in theaters.I'm pretty sure Sam Elliott is one of the last people who would need a nametag, lol.
My dad was watching an old movie with him just yesterday and he was clean-shaven. I actually kinda thought that was illegal.That's like... the most recognizable mustache in Hollywood.
On Monday of this week, we received an invitation to meet with Bob Iger, Donna Langley, Ted Sarandos, David Zaslav, and Carol Lombardini. It was accompanied by a message that it was past time to end this strike and that the companies were finally ready to bargain a deal.
We accepted that invitation and, in good faith, met tonight, in hopes that the companies were serious about getting the industry back to work.
Instead, on the 113th day of the strike – and while SAG-AFTRA is walking the picket lines by our side – we were met with a lecture about how good their single and only counteroffer was.
I have friends who are actively affected by the strike working in the film industry without being a part of either WGA/SAG-AFTRA, and for their sake I hope the strike is resolved soon.“This was the companies’ plan from the beginning – not to bargain, but to jam us. It is their only strategy – to bet that we will turn on each other.”
Calling out the AMPTP’s August 11 proposal for its “limitations and loopholes and omissions,” the WGA isn’t interested in what it seems to say are the studios and streamers disingenuous offers of increased residuals, A.I. controls, writers’ room standards, and transparency in metrics from the streamers. Offers the AMPTP claim “addresses all of the issues the Guild has identified as its highest priorities.”
Can they get anymore shameless?
WGA Slams Studios’ Latest Offer & Meeting As Attempt To Make Guild “Cave”; “Not To Bargain, But To Jam Us”Just hours after the studios and streamers made public their latest “comprehensive package” toward a deal with the striking WGA, the guild has responded – and it seems the AMPTP and top CEOs might …deadline.com
I have friends who are actively affected by the strike working in the film industry without being a part of either WGA/SAG-AFTRA, and for their sake I hope the strike is resolved soon.
But for real the AMPTP and the rest of the studio heads can collectively pleasure their rectum with a cactus.
A federal judge on Friday upheld a finding from the U.S. Copyright Office that a piece of art created by AI is not open to protection. The ruling was delivered in an order turning down Stephen Thaler’s bid challenging the government’s position refusing to register works made by AI. Copyright law has “never stretched so far” to “protect works generated by new forms of technology operating absent any guiding human hand,” U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell found.
The opinion stressed, “Human authorship is a bedrock requirement.”
It's not piracy when the AI scripted movies are public domain, and the lawsuits from neural networks being trained on models without artists' consent will undoubtedly be more costly than lost revenue from torrents Maybe this is what will finally get AMPTP to blinkWhile the ruling focused on a piece of physical art, it’s also bound to catch the attention of studio execs. One factor in the ongoing strikes in Hollywood is the use of AI in script writing and acting. If that AI work is not protected, then it could raise issues for the studios in the future.
In January, several artists filed suit against AI generators Stability Diffusion, Midjourney, and DreamUP claiming that the AI art generators are trained on copyrighted materials without the consent of the content owners or credit or compensation.
In July, comedian Sarah Silverman also sued Meta and OpenAI for copyright infringement claiming that her work was used to train their chatbots without the comedian’s consent. Those lawsuits also include authors Richard Kadrey and Christopher Golden.
Ehhh. Until the AI starts making things of its own volition and starts shopping things around with an agent, there's definitely a guiding human hand in producing any useful output.A federal judge on Friday upheld a finding from the U.S. Copyright Office that a piece of art created by AI is not open to protection. The ruling was delivered in an order turning down Stephen Thaler’s bid challenging the government’s position refusing to register works made by AI. Copyright law has “never stretched so far” to “protect works generated by new forms of technology operating absent any guiding human hand,” U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell found.
the suggestion is that typing in prompts does not count as producing/creating art + all created from stolen work which makes it difficult to ascribe copyright toEhhh. Until the AI starts making things of its own volition and starts shopping things around with an agent, there's definitely a guiding human hand in producing any useful output.
Ehhh. Until the AI starts making things of its own volition and starts shopping things around with an agent, there's definitely a guiding human hand in producing any useful output.
“One executive said they had reviewed our proposals, and though they did not commit to a specific deal, said our proposals would not affect their company’s bottom line and that they recognized they must give more than usual to settle this negotiation,” the guild’s negotiating committee said in its latest update. “Another said they needed a deal badly. Those same executives – and others – have said they are willing to negotiate on proposals that the AMPTP has presented to the public as deal breakers. On every single issue we are asking for we have had at least one legacy studio executive tell us they could accommodate us.”
So wait... their continued specifying of "legacy" studios in that article sounds to me like the Hollywood studios wanna play ball, but the streamers are digging their heels in?Apparently some studios are willing to negotiate a deal privately, at least according to the WGA
Yeah, most streaming services probably don't really care much about this, they already have myriads of content, have contracts with non-us studios and/or don't even make most of their money with streaming (like Amazon). The ones relying on selling tickets and airing shows on their network are getting hit harder by the strike I guessWouldn't be surprised, actually.. no new movies means Hollywood studios can't sell tickets, but it doesn't mean Netflix and Amazon suddenly lose subscribers. Hell, I just realized the longer this goes on and the more movies and scripted tv takes a hit, the stronger streaming becomes.