Proper now, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) is occurring strike to safe higher compensation and fairness buildings for TV and film writers throughout Hollywood. As elements of the efforts to attract consideration to their cause, writers are picketing at numerous studio heaps on each the east and west coasts. Despite the fact that it’s solely been a number of days because the strike began, their efforts seem like working, because the upcoming MTV Film Awards have been pretty hobbled by the putting.
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Per Deadline, MTV’s elected to forgo its typical reside 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 establishing members the place pink 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 “fastidiously navigate” the pivot to recording. “[This] nonetheless permits us to provide a memorable evening stuffed 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 jot down residence about. However this 12 months’s exhibiting additionally occurs to be the primary awards ceremony to air post-strike, which suggests 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 mentioned to be reconsidering their look (in the event that they haven’t pulled out already), and would-be host Drew Barrymore mentioned she wouldn’t host as a type of solidarity with the putting writers. “I’ll pivot from internet hosting the MTV Film & TV Awards reside 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 residence and hope you’ll be part of me.”
Talking to Barrymore’s final minute withdrawal and the awards present’s fluctuating state, Gillmer instructed Selection that the main focus continues to be on “delivering for the followers. […] We’ve received backups to our backups, and we’re planning on holding as most of the signature parts of the present intact.” By his personal admission, although, he’s received no clue how issues like award sequences will go: some accepted speeches will probably be pre-taped, and there’s different contingencies in place in case a star opts to not present. However the chaotic nature of this can doubtless be felt to the viewers ultimately, and it additional underlines how messy issues are going to get if the companies don’t simply give Writers Guild what they’re asking for.
The MTV Film Awards will air on Sunday evening, Might 6.
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