Hollywood Writers Strike Ends with Surprisingly Reasonable AI Agreement

It was the longest strike to date, but now it’s over. Here’s a pretty good summary of the agreement.

Of course, I like to think that the withering pressure of the threat to replace studio execs with AI had something to do with it. 🙂

As far as AI goes, the basic agreement seems reasonable:

  • AI-generated material will not be considered source material under the MBA, and thus won’t affect writing credits and related rights
  • Writers may choose to use AI in their work (with consent and within company guidelines) but they can’t be forced to do so
  • If a company hands off an AI-generated script to a writer, they need to disclose it as such
  • The guild is reserving the right to later argue against using Guild materials to train AI

This is only one small skirmish amidst the backdrop of major battles to come.

This post 100% human-written.