Legends of Tomorrow characters cosplaying as different Arrow-verse heroes.Photograph: Katie Yu (The CW)
Because the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes proceed with seemingly no finish in sight, members of these unions—in addition to employees in adjoining leisure fields—are feeling the sting of being with out incomes. Thankfully, a few of Hollywood’s highest-paid figures have stepped as much as assist, together with showrunner Greg Berlanti, architect of the CW and DC’s Arrowverse.
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Selection obtained an electronic mail message from Berlanti, addressed to “Fellow Co-Staff,” asserting his intentions to donate “almost $1 million to present and former workers affected by Hollywood’s ongoing labor strikes and urging ‘different business employees in a lucky sufficient state of affairs’ to do the identical.” Whereas we’ve heard of film stars just like the Rock and others sharing their wealth as a part of strike reduction efforts, Berlanti’s generosity comes the identical week we realized his Greg Berlanti Productions was certainly one of a number of “prime creators” who’ve had their offers with Warner Bros. Tv suspended as a result of work stoppage; Deadline reported that JJ Abrams’ Unhealthy Robotic and Mindy Kaling’s Kaling Worldwide, amongst others, are additionally on the listing.
One other prolific producer who introduced a strike-relief fund immediately is American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy, who will not be a part of the Warner Bros. empire (he has a deal at Netflix, however is planning a post-strike soar to Disney, in keeping with Deadline). In an Instagram submit, Murphy introduced the Ryan Murphy Productions Help Fund that “will begin at $500,000. This fund stands able to help the distinctive casts and dedicated crews” which have contributed to the corporate’s many tasks.
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