Proper now, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) is happening strike to safe higher compensation and fairness constructions for TV and film writers throughout Hollywood. As components of the efforts to attract consideration to their cause, writers are picketing at varied studio tons on each the east and west coasts. Despite the fact that it’s solely been just a few days because the strike began, their efforts seem like working, because the upcoming MTV Film Awards have been pretty hobbled by the hanging.
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Per Deadline, MTV’s elected to forgo its standard stay airing of the annual awards present in favor of a pre-taped occasion. The WGA had reportedly deliberate to picket the awards, which might’ve meant organising members the place crimson carpets or interviews had been being filmed and drawing consideration to the strike. (MTV is a subsidiary of Paramount, which additionally owns Star Trek, Nickelodeon, and CBS.) Regardless of the disruption, Paramount’s occasions president Bruce Gillmer appeared optimistic that the studio might “rigorously navigate” the pivot to recording. “[This] nonetheless permits us to provide a memorable night time filled with unique sneak peaks, irreverent classes our viewers has come to count on, and numerous moments that may each shock and delight as we honor one of the best of movie and TV over the previous 12 months.”
Usually, the MTV Film Awards aren’t a lot to write down dwelling about. However this 12 months’s exhibiting additionally occurs to be the primary awards ceremony to air post-strike, which implies its response to the WGA could also be a style of what’s to return, relying on how lengthy the strike proceeds. Celebrities who’d beforehand been marketed as attending are stated to be reconsidering their look (in the event that they haven’t pulled out already), and would-be host Drew Barrymore stated she wouldn’t host as a type of solidarity with the hanging writers. “I’ll pivot from internet hosting the MTV Film & TV Awards stay in solidarity with the strike,” she wrote in a press release. “Till an answer is reached, I’m selecting to attend however I’ll be watching from dwelling and hope you’ll be part of me.”
Chatting with Barrymore’s final minute withdrawal and the awards present’s fluctuating state, Gillmer advised Selection that the main target continues to be on “delivering for the followers. […] We’ve obtained backups to our backups, and we’re planning on holding as most of the signature components of the present intact.” By his personal admission, although, he’s obtained no clue how issues like award sequences will go: some accepted speeches can be pre-taped, and there’s different contingencies in place in case a star opts to not present. However the chaotic nature of it will probably be felt to the viewers not directly, and it additional underlines how messy issues are going to get if the firms don’t simply give Writers Guild what they’re asking for.
The MTV Film Awards will air on Sunday night time, Could 6.
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