Arrowverse Creator Greg Berlanti Units Up Fund for Strike Reduction

Legends of Tomorrow characters cosplaying as different Arrow-verse heroes.
Picture: Katie Yu (The CW)

As the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes continue with seemingly no end in sight, members of these unions—in addition to staff in adjoining leisure fields—are feeling the sting of being with out incomes. Luckily, 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.

Variety obtained an e-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 trade staff in a lucky sufficient scenario’ to do the identical.” Whereas we’ve heard of movie stars like the Rock and others sharing their wealth as a part of strike aid efforts, Berlanti’s generosity comes the identical week we discovered his Greg Berlanti Productions was one among a number of “high creators” who’ve had their offers with Warner Bros. Television suspended because of the work stoppage; Deadline reported that JJ Abrams’ Unhealthy Robotic and Mindy Kaling’s Kaling Worldwide, amongst others, are additionally on the checklist.

One other prolific producer who introduced a strike-relief fund as we speak 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, according to Deadline). In an Instagram post, 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 initiatives.


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