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'Control, consent, compensation': Voice actors express concern over AI in video games

'Control, consent, compensation': Voice actors express concern over AI in video games

A recent dispute over the use of a voice similar to Hollywood actor Scarlett Johansson by the maker of ChatGPT is another example of the complexities of generative artificial intelligence and the ethical debate around the technology.
Pay increases, AI provisions included in Writers Guild of Canada labour deal

Pay increases, AI provisions included in Writers Guild of Canada labour deal

TORONTO — The Writers Guild of Canada has ratified a new three-year contract that increases pay and implements artificial intelligence protections for writers, story editors and story consultants.
Hot Docs to close its flagship cinema, lay off staff for three months

Hot Docs to close its flagship cinema, lay off staff for three months

TORONTO — Ongoing financial uncertainty is forcing the Hot Docs Film Festival to temporarily close its flagship Toronto theatre and lay off staff for about three months, the organization said Wednesday.
Movie Review: Glen Powell gives big leading man energy in ‘Hit Man’

Movie Review: Glen Powell gives big leading man energy in ‘Hit Man’

For a guy like Glen Powell, the ascent to movie stardom isn’t really a question. It’s more like an inevitability.
Trump campaign calls 'The Apprentice' film 'blatantly false,' director offers to screen it for him

Trump campaign calls 'The Apprentice' film 'blatantly false,' director offers to screen it for him

CANNES, France (AP) — Donald Trump’s reelection campaign called “The Apprentice,” a film about the former U.S. president in the 1980s, “pure fiction” and vowed legal action following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival .
Movie Review: 'The Garfield Movie' is a bizarre animated tale that's not pur-fect in any way

Movie Review: 'The Garfield Movie' is a bizarre animated tale that's not pur-fect in any way

If you catch the latest Garfield movie, you might not expect to find the famous orange feline at one point running from bad guys on the top of a speeding train. Lasagna eating? Sure.
'The Apprentice,' about a young Donald Trump, premieres in Cannes

'The Apprentice,' about a young Donald Trump, premieres in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — While Donald Trump's hush money trial entered its sixth week in New York, an origin story for the Republican presidential candidate premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, unveiling a scathing portrait of the former pre
Movie Review: The 'Mad Max' saga treads (hard-to-find) water with frustrating 'Furiosa'

Movie Review: The 'Mad Max' saga treads (hard-to-find) water with frustrating 'Furiosa'

At the beginning of “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” we are introduced to a kick-ass woman who rides a horse, then a motorbike, nails a few bad guys with sharpshooting finesse and fights off a mob. But it’s not Furiosa — it’s her mom.
CANNES DIARY: Behind the scenes of the 2024 film festival

CANNES DIARY: Behind the scenes of the 2024 film festival

CANNES, France (AP) — Welcome to Cannes. The annual film festival is always a spectacle, but 2024's edition may be the most combustible in years. The 77th Cannes red carpet unfurls against a backdrop of war and protest.
John Krasinski’s ‘IF’ hits a box office nerve with $35 million debut

John Krasinski’s ‘IF’ hits a box office nerve with $35 million debut

John Krasinski’s imaginary friends movie “IF” claimed the top spot at the box office this weekend according to studio estimates Sunday. Its $35 million North American debut was also a bit lower than some projections.