writers strike, “Dancing With the Stars” is staying on track with plans to premiere a new season next week, Variety has learned. “Dancing With the Stars” employs a crew of 500 people, and has one WGA writer on staff.
Sources close to production tell Variety that the show will be working in compliance with SAG-AFTRA rules, and a key focus is not to put talent in a tough spot, given that many Season 32 cast members are part of SAG-AFTRA.
Another major key consideration was ensuring that the large staff would not be out of work. ABC declined to comment. “Everyone’s focus is to keep 500 people employed,” a production source tells Variety.
This individual says that the WGA writer will be back at work as soon as the strike comes to an end. The WGA writer on “Dancing With the Stars” works with the hosts.Read more on variety.com