Screenwriter Billy Ray on WGA battle with AI; Amazon CEO probes shows’ budgets

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“It's a strike about extinction… and everybody seems to realize that the Writers Guild strike is the frontline of a much larger struggle about the corporatization of America, the fallacy of optimization of profits, the worth of the individual and the dignity of work,” says screenwriter and director Billy Ray. Image by kung_Ttom on Shutterstock.

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy asks for detailed budgets of all the biggest shows made by its Hollywood studios. Why now? Plus, another polemic involving David Zaslav. 

Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Billy Ray talks with Kim Masters about the guilds' battle surrounding AI, its limitations and dangers in the workplace, and whether it can really take over the WBD CEO’s job. 



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