WGA Recommends That Everyone Working On-Site In Writers Rooms Be Fully Vaccinated

WGA Recommends That Everyone Working On-Site In Writers Rooms Be Fully Vaccinated
The WGA is recommending that everyone who works on-site in a writers room should be fully vaccinated, but they said that writers should continue to be given the option to work remotely, even if others are working in-person.

“We don’t think willingness to participate in an in-person writers room should be a condition of employment at this time,” the WGA told its members today. The WGA East said its recommendations are based on communications with WGA West and the Wgae’s recent survey of members who are actively working on TV and streaming shows.

Last week, management’s AMPTP and Hollywood’s other unions – including SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, IATSE and the Teamsters – agreed to allow mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations on film and TV productions, on a restricted basis. The new protocols, they said in a joint statement, will give producers “the option to implement mandatory vaccination policies for casts and
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