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The writers would walk away with an important win, a guarantee that they would receive credit and compensation for work they’ve conducted on scripts, even if it was partially reliant on A.I. tools to manifest their creations. Entertainment executives did not want to relinquish the right to train their own A.I. tools based on television and movie scripts, since their understanding is that A.I. tech platforms already are training their own models on such materials, informed reports.

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers did not immediately respond to requests for further comment.

The WGA, which represents roughly 11,500 film and television writers, reached a preliminary three-year deal with major studios over the weekend. The agreement must still be approved by the union’s leadership and its members. The deal is expected to end one of two strikes that have halted most film and television production while costing the California economy billions.

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