SAG/Aftra Joins AI in Entertainment: The Performer’s Perspective At NYCC

This could be interesting.

SAG-AFTRA announced today that its National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, will be joining the AI in Entertainment: The Performer’s Perspective panel at New York Comic Con on October 14 from 4:45-5:45 p.m. ET.

The panel will cover how existing legal structures can be used in some areas and how new standards need to be built for performers and producers to collaborate while still protecting individual rights to performance and publicity. Crabtree-Ireland will discuss how the union is approaching the issue, the laws surrounding this technology, and its role in the current strike and recent strike authorization vote on the Interactive Media Agreement that covers members’ work on video games.

Also appearing on the panel will be Cissy Jones (The Owl House, Transformers Earthrise), Courtenay Taylor (Mass Effect series, Resident Evil series), Tim Friedlander (Record of Ragnarok, president/founder of NAVA) and Andi Norris (Resident Evil 8: Village, Star Wars Vader Immortal). Linsay Rousseau (Transformers: War for Cybertron, God of War Ragnarok) will moderate.

Prior to the panel on October 14, from 2:45-4:15 p.m. ET., a press junket will be held providing an opportunity for members of the press to ask questions about this groundbreaking technology. The interview rooms are located in rooms 401-403 on level 4 of the Javits Center in room #4. Press registration is required and space is limited; please RSVP via this form in order to attend the junket.