American actress Drew Barrymore has succumbed to severe criticism from her striking colleagues, and will not resume her talk show on CBS for the time being. She had previously said she would allow production to continue, but now says she will wait until unions and employers reach an agreement and strikes in Hollywood end.
“I have listened to everyone and have now decided to suspend the series premiere until the strike ends,” Barrymore wrote. “I can’t put into words how sorry I am.” She apologizes “to everyone she hurt and of course to our amazing team who made the show what it is today.”
Hollywood screenwriters have gone on strike for 138 days over demands for better pay for their work, higher compensation for productions appearing on streaming services, and stricter rules on the use of artificial intelligence.
Since mid-July, the Writers Guild of America, as the union is called, has received support from the actors union SAG-AFTRA, which allows the production of all kinds of major films and series such as Weird things Temporarily paused.
As a result of the strikes in Hollywood, well-watched talk shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon And TThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert Silent for several months. also at present Comedian and TV personality Bill Maher is no longer producing the show, but he announced this week that “after five months, it’s time to get people back to work.” The Writers Union, to which Maher belongs, announced measures during the recordings.
The fact that Barrymore also resumed production of her show while talks between unions and employers remain stalled has led to significant outrage. Three of its writers refused to return for the time being and incidents occurred outside the studio during recordings. Barrymore was denounced by his colleagues as a scab and strikebreaker. Fans also hated her.
The National Book Awards also dropped Barrymore last week as a planned presenter for the awards ceremony. “The National Book Award is an evening that celebrates the power of literature and the significant contribution of books to our culture. In light of the announcement The Drew Barrymore Show “Production resumes, invitation to Barrymore withdrawn,” the organization said.
This is not the first time angry colleagues have called talk show hosts strikebreakers. During the last major strike, in 2007, Ellen DeGeneres allowed her talk show to continue without her writers, which angered the union. They were later followed by Conan O’Brien, Jon Stewart, and Jay Leno, among others.
The 2007 strike, which lasted 99 days, had disastrous consequences for the television landscape. Many series, including well-watched productions such as Lost And Too bad, was shorter, postponed, or completely changed. Other series such as Dirty sexy money, Pushing daisies And Heroes They could no longer please their fans after the hit and disappeared from the air shortly afterwards.
Meanwhile, the strike has led to an explosion of reality TV shows, which can be presented without writers. A famous example of a show that became extremely popular at the time the ApprenticeIn which President Donald Trump later looked for someone to lead one of his companies.
Amy was postponed
It remains to be seen what the current strike will mean for major films and series. However, the annual television awards ceremony, the Emmy Awards, which were supposed to be presented tomorrow evening, have been postponed until next January.
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