Brett Culbert, working film and television actor and SAG member, recently took time out to talk with me on LOVELAND BEACON TALKS about the strike by SAG/AFTRA and WGA against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
Yes, since early July, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have joined the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) in a strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
And yes it’s Hollywood, but it reaches all levels of performance artists in the film and television industry as we know it. It even reaches us threatening to delay, postpone, or even cancel the fast-approaching 2023 Fall Television Season.
It could spell the end of some of our favorite TV shows. Current reports in the entertainment industry offer no signs of agreement in the near future. SIDE NOTE of interest: This is the first time since 1960 SAG/AFTRA has joined the WGA in a strike. Ronald Reagan was President of SAG at the time.
No one would have thought then, 20 years later, the actor Ronald Reagan would be elected President of the United States and serve two four-year terms as a respected statesman and leader of the world. It happened. Just as no one would have thought a key issue of negotiations between SAG/AFTRA and WAG members would be “Artificial Intelligence” (AI). It is happening now. AI is at the heart of the strike and differences separating the two sides. Sure, the usual money – dollars and cents – issues are on the table as well, but maybe most troubling to those who tell the stories and create the images bringing those stories to life for us is the future impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Television, Motion Picture, and all future viewing devices and services where we may find our personal entertainment.
Brett Culbert is one of those storytellers with credits as an actor (3 TV series – best known for “Cousins” : 2014-2015), (4 Feature length Films) and (6 Film shorts) in the past. He is credited as an actor in four films currently in post-production; including the motion picture REBEL MOON scheduled for release in December. Brett also has credit as a writer for a television series. He is husband to Katherine, they have two Boston Terriers – Violet and Reese, and make their home in Los Angeles, California.
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