On December 14, 2023, James Nelson was featured in Variety’s ‘Dealmakers of 2023: Hollywood’s Dealmakers Kept Industry on Course in a Turbulent Year,’ alongside Paul Bernstein, Nick Jacobus, and Kristen Ruisi. Variety’s annual list highlights Hollywood’s top dealmakers and provides an overview of the issues the field will see in the next year.
James Nelson shared his insight on what Variety called “an epic arm-wrestling match unfolding as content creators press for compensation when AI regurgitates their intellectual property.” According to Nelson, “That’s the puzzle… There clearly is a foundational identity and persona for many of our clients who should receive value for their creativity, identity and works.”
Several other legal professionals discussed new concerns about AI in the article, while many others touched on the aftermath of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Others described the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Hollywood.
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