Drew Barrymore introduced on Sunday that her speak present will return for its fourth season amid the continued SAG/WGA strikes.
In a press release posted to her Instagram, the actress and speak present host mentioned she made the choice to carry again “The Drew Barrymore Present” regardless of beforehand strolling away from internet hosting the MTV Film & TV Awards simply days into the strike.
“I personal this selection,” Barrymore mentioned. “We’re in compliance with not discussing or selling movie and tv that’s struck of any type.”
The present, which launched in 2020, “was constructed for delicate instances and has solely functioned by way of what the true world goes by way of in actual time,” Barrymore wrote.
“I need to be there to offer what writers accomplish that properly, which is a solution to carry us collectively or assist us make sense of the human expertise,” she mentioned. “I hope for a resolve for everybody as quickly as doable.”
Hundreds of screenwriters have been on strike for greater than three months, citing unfair pay within the streaming period. They have been joined on the picket strains by 1000’s of actors represented by the Display Actors Guild-American Federation of Tv and Radio Artists, or SAG-AFTRA, a labor union whose members embody a few of the most well-known faces within the leisure trade.
SAG-AFTRA’s nationwide board voted unanimously in July to go on strike, marking the primary time movie and tv performers have staged a piece stoppage since 1980. The vote got here the morning after high-stakes negotiations between the guild and a commerce affiliation representing the leisure trade’s high studios broke down.
SAG-AFTRA’s members are looking for a brand new contract with the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) that they imagine should account for the financial realities of the streaming revolution and the dangers posed by rising digital applied sciences.