More details have emerged about the demands of high profile actors.
The Screen Actors Guild has gone on strike over major studios’ refusal to comply with demands for, among other things, a two percent cut in streaming revenue and a 230 percent increase in foreign streaming residuals. Variety.
On studios’ use of generative AI and the digital likenesses of actors, Variety writes:
The union wants to demand that an artist must give permission for their performance to be used to train an AI system. The AMPTP would accept AI training being used to alter or recreate that artist’s likeness. But according to Crabtree-Ireland, the AMPTP would give studios carte blanche to train AI systems to create “synthetic” artists, or for other purposes.
SAG-AFTRA also wants studios to get union approval for individual use of AI, which the studios have refused. There is also the dispute over background actors.