Writers and actors are on strike in Hollywood, so film production has temporarily stopped. This is reported by The Verge.
The actors left the set a few days ago, and the writers have not been working for several months. At the center of this situation are two types of technologies that have significantly affected how content is created: artificial intelligence and streaming.
The unions representing writers and actors – the WGA and SAG-AFTRA – went on strike after their contracts with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) expired. This organization represents such media companies as Netflix, Disney, Paramount, Universal and others.
The WGA went on strike on May 2nd, and SAG-AFTRA joined the writers in picketing on July 14th. This is the first time since 1960 that both unions have gone on strike at the same time.
Both writers and actors are fighting for contracts that will not allow artificial intelligence to replace them at the workplace. They are also looking for better pay for work on series for streaming services.
This can affect movies and TV shows like Deadpool 3, Stranger Things, Thunderbirds, The Last of Us, and many others. They may find themselves in limbo until both unions reach an agreement with the Alliance.