• Inside the Talks That Led to COVID Vaccine Mandates in Hollywood - And Do They Go Far Enough?

    4 days ago - By The Wrap

    While the Delta variant of the coronavirus has created new speed bumps for Hollywood productions hoping to phase out COVID safety protocols, the new changes to the entertainment industry's Return to Work Agreement show that studios and guilds are building the framework for life after the pandemic... that is, if every one gets vaccinated.
    It took industry guilds and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers an extra three weeks after the Return-to-Work Agreement's June 30 deadline to come to terms on a new deal, and they will meet again in late September for another round of...
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  • Sean Penn Refuses to Film Watergate Series ‘Gaslit' Until All Crew Are Required to Be Vaccinated

    4 days ago - By The Wrap

    Sean Penn will not return to film Starz's upcoming Watergate TV series “Gaslit” until mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19 are instituted for all crew members, TheWrap has learned.
    The limited series' producer, Universal Content Productions, currently stipulates only those designated in Zone A are required to get vaccinated. Those would be the cast and everyone who comes in close contact. Penn wants those in Zones B and C to also be required to take one of the three available vaccines, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
    Reps for UCP and Penn declined to comment...
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  • Sean Penn Line In Sand: Won't Return To Watergate Series ‘Gaslit' Unless All Cast & Crew Get Mandatory Covid Vaccinations

    4 days ago - By Deadline

    EXCLUSIVE: After returning from the Cannes launch of his film Flag Day, Sean Penn has drawn a line in the sand, one that challenges Hollywood leadership to go further in imposing vaccination requirements for everyone on a film or TV set. In a move that likely will reverberate across an industry still trying to deal...
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