Rogen, an actor, director and producer, says “infighting” between studios and streaming giants means there is still “a great distance to go” in the dispute. Seth Rogen: Studios ‘hate each other' 1:00 Seth Rogen says the film studios and streaming giants are unable to get on the same page because they “hate each other” as the Hollywood writers' strike enters its 100th day with no hint of an agreement. Both actors and writers are on strike for the first time since 1960, bringing the film and TV industry to a standstill and wreaking financial havoc in Los Angeles . Traditional film studios like Disney , Universal and Warner Brothers and streaming giants, like Amazon and Netflix , are represented in negotiations by the same body, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). But Rogen, who is an actor, writer and executive producer, says they have hugely different priorities. “The studios haven't even spoken to each other, is what I've heard,” Rogen told Sky News. “So not only does it seem as though the writers and actors have a great distance to go when it comes to the studios, I think the studios have a great distance to go, probably a greater one, when it goes to them getting on the same page. A person holds a sign on the picket line of the writers' strike in Hollywood “These are people who hate each other. To think that Universal has the same priorities as Netflix is insane. “What concerns me is that they will be completely unable to bring forth a coherent and unified proposal because of their own infighting and divergent priorities.” Rogen starred in and was an executive producer on films such as Superbad, Pineapple Express and Knocked Up. Actors and writers are striking for a number of reasons, but dwindling pay and controls around Artificial Intelligence are the main sticking points. ‘If you need me, pay me' Sheryl Lee Ralph, an Emmy nominated actress, says AI threatens creativity in filmmaking. “If we can all be artificially generated, that's frightening,” she tells Sky News. Sheryl Lee […]
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