James Corden to Pay Salaries of Furloughed Staffers on 'The Late Late Show'
James Corden is set to pay salaries of furloughed staffers on The Late Late Show.
After their paychecks from CBS expired last week, James Corden vowed to pay the wages of some 60 furloughed workers at The Late Late Show.
Corden's been hosting "The Late Late Show" since April 14 from his workshop in Los Angeles.
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CBS provided eight weeks of pay for production workers who were displaced by the abrupt suspension of the "Late Late Show" on March 15, when the spread of coronavirus fueled social distancing measures.
Last week Corden told some workers, as of May 4 they'd be furloughed and that he'd pay the expenses going forward from his own account. Corden's overall expense remains unknown, although it is estimated to be at least mid-five figures per week.
On the bright side, as California gradually continues to revive the economy and other facets of public life, shows shot on a soundstage are seen as one of the first projects expected to return with certain changes in a regulated setting.
Corden and his production staff made a point of having "Late Late Show" workers involved in work-from-home ventures amid the calls for self-quarantine.
Corden and executive producer Ben Winston also created a regular "speakers series" for "Late Late Show" workers through Zoom as well as the personnel of Fulwell73, the production house that Corden and Winston manage out of facilities in L.A. and London.
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