ScarJo Takes on Disney—and What Makes a 'Good' Deepfaker?

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All the drama surrounding Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney, Amanda Knox, and the burden filmmakers have for research and talking to sources.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Details about Scarlett Johansson’s contract for Black Widow and why she’s suing Disney 
  • Impact of changes to film releases and theatrical vs. streaming 
  • Disparities in pay within the film industry 
  • Ongoing issues with nonpayments and residual pay and why litigation is often necessary 
  • Choosing to side with the stars vs. the studios 
  • Why we should fight against wage theft at every level 
  • A brief recap of the Amanda Knox story and how it relates to Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater film 
  • What obligation filmmakers have regarding research and how real events inspire fiction 
  • How marketing sometimes becomes a stumbling block for films   
  • What deepfakes are and how they’re getting people jobs 
  • Deepfaking skills and different examples of deepfakes 
  • Exciting Adobe and Blackmagic releases   

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman and Charles Haine. 

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