Strike News

More than 100 days into the writers strike, fears have kept mounting over the possibility of studios deploying generative artificial intelligence to completely pen scripts. But intellectual property law has long said that copyrights are only granted to works created by humans, and that doesn’t look like it’s changing anytime soon.A federal judge on Friday upheld a finding from the U.S. Copyright Office that a piece of art created by AI is not open to protection. The ruling was delivered in an order turning down Stephen Thaler’s bid challenging the government’s position refusing to register works made by AI. Copyright law has “never stretched so far” to “protect works generated by new forms of technology operating absent any guiding human hand,” U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell found.

Congrats to film maker Frank Harts

Thanks for this great honor Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation and Technology A superb film festival finale for #twowongsshortfilm Thrilled to make the next one this Fall with an amazing person and Emmy-Nominated producer Devin E. Haqq Another KILLER script and cast lined up!Two Wongs Reviews:…/may-2023-hollyshorts-monthly…/Two brothers from Queens travel to Maine to avenge the murder of their mother, beaten to death during an Asian hate crime spree.

Hamish Allan Headley /Mayor of Kingstown Paramount+

This show just keeps getting better Episode 7 is a master class

MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN: “Peace in the Valley”- Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky and Hamish Allan-Headley as Robert in season 2, episode 9 of the Paramount + series MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN. Photo Cr: Dennis P. Mong Jr./Paramount + © 2022 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Mayor of Kingstown and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

NY Times best shows to watch this weekend

By The Watching Team
The holiday weekend is here! If you’re looking for something to watch, we can help. We’ve dug through Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Disney+ to find some of the best titles on each service.
Here is one of the best TV shows on Netflix.
Tituss Burgess and Ellie Kemper in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”Eric Liebowitz/Netflix
‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’
Easily the most upbeat sitcom ever made about a woman who escaped from an oppressively patriarchal religious cult, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” stars Ellie Kemper as Kimmy, who somehow keeps her youthful enthusiasm when she arrives in New York City after 15 years imprisoned in a bunker. A stellar supporting cast — including Tituss Burgess as Kimmy’s perpetually jobless roommate, Carol Kane as her activist landlord and Jane Krakowski as her overprivileged boss — brings range to this show’s unusually sunny, zingy vision of 2010s New York. Our critic wrote, “The series leavens wacky absurdity with acid wit and is very funny.”

Roberta Colindrez filming ERIC in Europe following the popular premier of Cassandro @ Sundance

García Bernal is no stranger to iconic queer film roles (Bad Education and Y tu mamá también have long cemented his adeptness in the canon), but fans of queer Mexican American media will be thrilled to see other familiar faces in hefty supporting roles. Roberta Colindrez (VidaA League of Their OwnI Love Dick) claims second billing as Sabrina, the trainer and fellow wrestler who challenges Saúl to explore his exótico potential, and Raúl Castillo (We The AnimalsLooking, also Vida) is Saúl’s closeted, married lover who can’t reconcile his longing for Saúl with Cassandro’s rising stardom. While Castillo is always magnetic and soulful, Colindrez and García Bernal’s chemistry sings with the most possibility.

The Netflix limited series “Eric” starring Benedict Cumberbatch has filled out its main cast, Variety has learned.

Variety exclusively reported that Cumberbatch would star in the six-episode series in January. He will now be joined by: Gaby Hoffmann, McKinley Belcher III, Dan Fogler, Clarke Peters, Ivan Morris Howe, Phoebe Nicholls, David Denman, Bamar Kane, Adepero Odyue, Alexis Molnar, and Roberta Colindrez.