An actors' strike would lead to a broader shutdown and increase pressure on studios that need programming to feed their streaming services and the fall TV broadcast schedule.
Twenty-five activities spanning literary sessions, culinary demonstrations, cultural and musical performances will showcase Spain’s wealth of talent at the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair
The most interesting part of the Hollywood writers’ new contract is the AI clause. According to news reports, it explicitly allows the studios to “train” large language models on scripts written by members of the Writers Guild. The agreement implies that permission to train an LLM on a writer’s works has value.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached a draft agreement which is to be ratified by members of WGA. This was preceded by a 148-day strike, which began on May 2. This was a protest against the use of AI in the work of writers, and giving
Personal tragedy haunts the hard-boiled novels that are turning top cop Omar Shahid Hamid into one of Pakistan's most popular English-language authors.
For nearly two decades Hamid has worn a badge in Karachi, the mega port city on the Arabian Sea that for years was rife with vicious political and extremist violence.
Folktales from the UAE share similarities with that of other nations and cultures, and must be adapted to the changing times.
Absorbed in focused reading or animatedly discussing books with each other, visitors to the Emirati Book Fair (EBF) can be seen exploring shelves stacked with titles by Emirati authors well into the final hours of the second edition, which concluded on Sunday, April 24.
The Sharjah World Book Capital Office and Wroclaw Literature House, organising entity of UNESCO’s Wroclaw City of Literature project, announced the launch of a fund to support Ukraine’s writers with the aim of providing financial support to the writers, translators and those working in the publishing sector who lost their jobs in Ukraine. Called ‘Stand with Ukrainian Writers Fund,’ the fund was launched in response to the situation in Ukraine.
Three women chefs have changed the way millions in the West eat and have, to a certain extent, affected their perceptions of distant cultures and peoples.