The Business of Film Explained III : How the writers strike and A.I affects filmmakers with Stephen Follows, Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and Phil Hawkins

How will will the writers strike and A.I affect filmmakers?

On the 3rd episode of our new strand on the filmmakers podcast called The Business of Film Explained we go deep in facts, stats, percentages and figures of film-making with film data researcher Stephen Follows and directors and producers Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir and Phil Hawkins!


Why is the WGA writers strike happening?

What are the studios offering?

Can UK writers and producers work in the UK and Hollywood right now?

Why you need to be careful not to step over the picket line.

We answer audience questions and discuss A.I and it’s effect on screenwriting and film-making

Are A.I plagiarizing machines?, can they fill in BFI forms for us?

Should we embrace A.I?

And we ask Chat GBT to ask us some film-making questions to quite remarkable results.


Link to Stephen Follows’ website

Further reading


Links to previous Business of Film Explained episodes:

Ep. 1 What percentage of directors, producers and writers make more than one feature film. LINK

Ep 2 How and Why you can become a filmmaker LINK

Going to CANNES? Our Mini Guide to surviving the festival LINK



Big thank you to:

Serena Gardner

Mark Hammett

Lee Hutchings

Marli J Monroe

Karen Newman

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