"They're talking again when they weren't a couple of weeks ago," said WGA liaison and "Physical" writer K.C. Scott.
Recently, Hollywood has been having its fair share of internal conflict due to AI, as SAG-AFTRA and WGA are on strike against AMPTP, primarily regarding the trade association’s recent stance on AI.
Leaders of SAG-AFTRA, which represents 160,000 actors, and the WGA say the entertainment industry has changed dramatically with the rise of streaming television and the emergence of technology such as generative AI, which they fear could be used to write scripts or create digital actors.
Actors became concerned after realistic-looking "deepfakes" began circulating online of stars such as Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves and Hayek. Members of the SAG-AFTRA actors union are seeking protections on how their images are used in their negotiations with Hollywood studios.
Walt Disney Co. has pushed back the scheduled release dates for "Thunderbolts" and "Blade," two Marvel films among many others that have been disrupted by the ongoing strike by Hollywood writers.