Drew Barrymore withdraws from internet hosting MTV Movie & TV Awards as a result of writers’ strike

Drew Barrymore withdraws from internet hosting MTV Movie & TV Awards as a result of writers’ strike

Drew Barrymore disclosed Thursday that she has withdrawn from internet hosting duties for the upcoming MTV Movie & TV Awards as a way to be “in solidarity” with the hundreds of writers who went on strike this week.

The actress and host of “The Drew Barrymore Show” stated in a press release offered to CBS News that she “will pivot from internet hosting” the awards present, which is scheduled to air reside Sunday night time.  

MTV is a part of Paramount Global, which additionally owns CBS News.  

The greater than 11,000 members that make up the Writers Guild of America went on strike Tuesday after failing to barter a brand new three-year contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the commerce group which represents main Hollywood studios akin to Netflix, Sony, Disney, Paramount, NBC Universal, Amazon and Apple.  

“Everything we have a good time and honor about films and tv is born out of their creation,” Barrymore stated of writers in her assertion.

Drew Barrymore arrives for the Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City on April 26, 2023.

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The two sides are far aside on points together with residuals from streaming exhibits, staffing ranges in writers’ rooms, and the function of synthetic intelligence in penning movie and tv scripts.

The influence of the strike is already being felt throughout the leisure business, quickly shuttering manufacturing on exhibits together with “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

While Sunday’s awards present from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, will go on reside as scheduled, it is not going to have a pink carpet or pre-show movie star interviews. Variety reviews that the present is not going to have an official host. Barrymore is slated to host once more in 2024.

“I am unable to wait to be part of this subsequent yr, once I can actually have a good time every thing that MTV has created, which is a present that enables followers to decide on who the awards go to and is really inclusive,” Barrymore stated in her assertion. 

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