Jonathan Handel

contributing writer at Puck News and an entertainment labor lawyer

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SAG-AFTRA actors didn’t want AI using their likeness without permission or payment. The new deal, on which they’ll begin voting Tuesday, covers those concerns.

SAG contract: What’s the language around AI protections?

SAG-AFTRA actors didn’t want AI using their likeness without permission or payment. The new deal, on which they’ll begin voting Tuesday, covers those concerns.

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After 118 days, Hollywood has some good news. The Screen Actors Guild negotiators have unanimously approved an agreement with the studios.

SAG negotiators approve deal with studios, actors’ strike ends

After 118 days, Hollywood has some good news. The Screen Actors Guild negotiators have unanimously approved an agreement with the studios.

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Talks between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP broke down on Wednesday. Studios say the gap between the two sides is too great. SAG accused the other party of using “bully tactics.”

Actors and studios may not reach a deal until next year

Talks between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP broke down on Wednesday. Studios say the gap between the two sides is too great. SAG accused the other party of using “bully tactics.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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