After almost five months of disagreement, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Hollywood studios have come to an agreement to end the writers’ strike.
Starting Wednesday, writers can go back to work with their new contract.
During the strike, there was a lot of talk about AI technology. Writers were worried that the studios might use it to avoid paying union members.
But don’t worry! The agreement says AI can’t be used to write or redo scripts, and its output won’t count as original work. So, writers don’t have to worry about losing credit because of AI.
Writers can choose to use AI tools if they want, but the big companies can’t make them. And if studios give writers something made by AI, they have to say so.
The actors’ union, SAG-AFTRA, is still on strike. They’re not happy about how AI might affect their creative work.
This agreement is a big deal! It sets a rule for how AI can be used in creative jobs.