The Writers Guild of America West has notified members that they cannot work on virtual reality projects unless they’re covered by the guild.
In an email sent to members Monday, the guild said members could face disciplinary action if they work on non-union projects.
“As Virtual Reality technology and platforms continue to develop, so do potential writing opportunities for WGA members,” the WGA West said. “It is important for you to remember, and to remind your representatives, that literary material written for virtual reality programs (Vr) is covered by the new media side letter in the Mba. If you are hired to write Vr content, whether original or derivative (including any promotional virtual reality project you work on while staffed on a show), you must confirm