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Late-Night Hosts Team Up For Podcast To Support Striking WGA Writers

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Late-Night Hosts Team Up For Podcast To Support Striking WGA Writers

By Movieguide® Contributor

Late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Seth Meyers are teaming up for a podcast in support of the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. 

“The hosts bring their unique insights, opinions, and humor to the show as they navigate the Hollywood strikes and beyond,” Spotify said in a statement about the show, called “Strike Force Five.” “Launching August 30 and available across most major podcast platforms, the series will run for at least twelve episodes, with each host serving as a rotating moderator.”

All proceeds from STRIKE FORCE FIVE will go to the striking staffers from each of their respective shows. 

The Hollywood Reporter shared that the idea for the podcast originated during the weekly Zoom calls Kimmel, Fallon, Colbert, Oliver and Meyers have been having since the beginning of the WGA strike. 

“The virtual check-ins have been a way for the five men to be aligned during the strike, which saw all of their shows—JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER and LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS—go dark immediately,” The Hollywood Reporter wrote.

An Instagram teaser for “Strike Force Five” shows the five men on Zoom together, with Fallon explaining that the podcast will be “the five of us together for maybe an hour a day.”

Movieguide® previously reported on the latest developments in the strikes:

The AMPTP released its newest offer to end the WGA strike, revealing how studios plan to use generative AI in the future.

Offering “landmark protections for writers surrounding the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI),” the proposal outlined that “written material produced by GAI will not be considered literary material” and that “a writer will not be disadvantaged if any part of the script is based on GAI-produced material. [Therefore,] the writer’s compensation, credit and separated rights will not be affected by the use of GAI-produced material,” Deadline reports. 

At first glance, this offer appears extremely generous, allowing writers to use GAI tools, like ChatGPT, to help generate scripts and ideas without detriment.

What the offer chooses to ignore is that under current copyright law, art generated by GIA can only be copyrighted if it is also worked on and edited by a human, The Hollywood Reporter adds. Without a human working on the creative process of the piece, a GIA-created work of art would immediately enter the public domain.

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