Updated: Deadline has learned that WarnerMedia employees have been notified that a slow return is being eyed for their offices worldwide during early September as Covid cases quell and vaccinations increase.
Each division within WarnerMedia communicated with their respective employees directly about today’s news, i.e. Studios and Network Group Chairman Ann Sarnoff alerted her staff, and as we reported earlier CNN’s Jeff Zucker informed his employees.
Zucker told employees today that the network was planning August and September dates for its news and sports workforce to return to their offices. Atlanta offices and studios can look forward to a Aug. 1 return, and New York, Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles CNN offices can look toward a Sept. 1 return.
The WarnerMedia email also specified that the planned September return is based on health regulations, and is subject to change. WarnerMedia owns their Burbank lot, versus their offices in New York City, hence they have more control over how employees can return there.
Several entertainment companies and talent agencies have been working remotely from home since the U.S. Covid outbreak in mid-March.
WarnerMedia’s news today is a great sign that we’re finally on the mend.
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