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Art in the Age of AI: The Agreement that Changed Hollywood’s Standards on Working in the Age of AI


Linda Powell (c) Jordan Matter

Villa Albertine Headquarters
972 Fifth Avenue

May 7, 2024


On May 7, join Executive Vice President of SAG-AFTRA Linda Powell as she explores the impact of AI on creative industries, as part of Villa Albertine’s Art in the Age of AI event.

This discussion will include the future of entertainment in the age of AI, how AI impacted negotiations, and the biggest threats and opportunities for the creative industry.

Linda Powell was elected Executive Vice President of SAG-AFTRA at the union’s bi-annual convention in October 2023.  She is a New York-based actress, who has appeared off and on Broadway and can be seen in shows, including Dopesick, Modern Love, House of Cards, Chicago Fire, Madam Secretary, and Law & Order SVU. Her film credits include The Report, The Courtroom, I Think I Love my Wife, and American Gangster. Most recently, she enjoyed a long run starring as Neil Diamond’s therapist in the Broadway bio-musical “A Beautiful Noise.”

As a Vice Chair of the TV/Theatrical negotiating committee, Ms. Powell played an integral role in the union’s recent strike and subsequent contract ratification. A national board member since 2012, her election to Executive Vice President makes her the first African-American to serve in the top tier of leadership since the merged union’s inception. Linda also serves as a trustee of the SAG-AFTRA Health and Pension plans; Chair of the Board of Advisors to the Colin Powell School at the City College of New York; and is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association.

About Art in the Age of AI

Villa Albertine’s Art in the Age of AI event is a two-day exploration of the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on creative practices, present and future.  

Bringing together French and U.S.-based artists, tech world leaders, museum directors, journalists, scholars, and lawyers, the event will include panel discussions and demonstrations featuring representatives from OpenAI, SAG-AFTRA, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the U.S. Copyright Office, Google, the French Government’s AI Commission, Columbia University, Sciences Po, Polytechnique, and more. Moderators include The New York Times’ Zachary Small and The New Yorker’s Kyle Chayka.  

All panels discussions will take place in English at Villa Albertine’s headquarters in New York.

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