Striking actors have reached a tentative agreement with Hollywood's major studios to end their walkout. The Sag-Aftra union, which represents some 160,000 performers, announced the end of the four-month strike on Wednesday after reaching an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). As FRANCE 24's Charlotte Hughes explains, actors obtained guarantees on streaming residuals and protection from AI.
Striking writers will go back to work if the deal is approved by union members. Actors are still on strike over compensation, residual payments and AI protection, among other issues.
FRANCE 24's Genie Godula, who's also the mistress of ceremonies, speaks to Eve Jackson about why the Deauville American Film Festival still rocks despite the absence of big stars like Jude Law and Natalie Portman because of the strikes in Hollywood.
Is Burna Boy undervaluing Afrobeats? Tell us what you think in the comment section.
17 Jun 2023
With the Hollywood screenwriters' strike now in its sixth week, unions are demanding guarantees that artificial intelligence will not be used to create new content. Could AI eventually replace writers and directors or even actors and singers? How effective and how credible are current AI tools? Are they truly a threat to the entertainment industry that could lead to hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs – or a golden opportunity to increase productivity?
8 Jun 2023
At a Tokyo art institute, more than a dozen students held up mirrors to their faces while stretching the sides of their mouths upward, fully immersed in a lesson not in their usual curriculum - a smile class.
6 Jun 2023
The Oscar-nominated "Juno" actor and star of "The Umbrella Academy" is Hollywood's most prominent trans man: Elliot Page explores the story of his life in his memoir, "Pageboy."
7 May 2023
Screenwriters in Hollywood are striking for the first time in 15 years. Negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and TV networks – as well as Netflix, Amazon and Disney – broke down after the two sides failed to find an agreement on issues like pay, mandatory staffing and guarantees against artificial intelligence. We take a closer look.
29 Apr 2023
Production on some of your favourite TV shows could soon come to a halt, after unions representing thousands of TV and film writers voted overwhelmingly in support of a strike. The Writers Guild of America polled their members to gauge support for labour action and the results were unprecedented: almost 98 percent of writers were in favour. FRANCE 24's Culture reporter Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us more.
20 Mar 2023
Michelle Yeoh battles her way through a multiverse, Angela Bassett leads a grieving nation at war, and Cate Blanchett deviously manipulates members of a world-class orchestra.