While the Hollywood writers strike continues, directors have reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) to form a new labor contract.

Late Saturday night, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) inked a new three-year deal with the AMPTP that includes increased wages and benefits for directors, a 76% boost in residuals from international streaming, and protections against the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) to replace DGA members.

The deal also guaranteed a one-hour reduction in the assistant director’s work hours and better safety measures, including safety supervisors, expanded safety training programs, and a ban on live ammunition on set.

Jon Avnet, the DGA negotiation chair, called the deal “truly historic.” He added:

“This deal would not have been possible without the unity of the DGA membership, and we are grateful for the strong support of union members across the industry.”

Director’s Guild Reach a Deal as the WGA Strike Continues

The deal comes as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike has entered its second month.

The WGA strike centers on a number of issues, including the use of AI tools that could put creative jobs at risk.

The union has proposed regulations that AI cannot write or rewrite literary materials for projects covered by its Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA), nor can generative AI be used to train on MBA-covered material.

The AMPTP has rejected this proposal, which has caused a significant sticking point in negotiations.

Other key demands of the WGA include increased pay, greater residuals for shows with significant viewership, and a more reliable compensation structure across various stages of film and TV projects.

Can AI Chatbots Replace Human Creativity?

Popular AI technologies, such as ChatGPT, are currently freely available for public use. This has opened up a plethora of opportunities previously thought of beyond the realm of the possibility of AI but also concerns around how it could impact jobs.

Back in April, China-based marketing agency BlueFocus announced that it will be replacing third-party copywriters and designers with ChatGPT-like AI tools.

While marketing agencies can use AI chatbots to generate a variety of creative content such as slogans, taglines, captions, and product descriptions for different clients, there are concerns about the impact of this technology on the creative industry.

Copywriting and design are professions that require creativity and emotion, which are perceived to be uniquely human.

Furthermore, the idea that a chatbot can generate creative content that is tailored to different brand identities and styles is yet to be proven right.

As reported, media giant BuzzFeed, which has started publishing SEO-driven AI-generated articles, saw massive criticism online after readers noted that the articles had very low standards.

More specifically, almost all articles have a similar writing style and use some common phrases. They often include “now, I know what you’re thinking” ahead of a rhetorical question about that specific place. The articles also frequently use the phrase “hidden gem.”

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