Sophia Bush, ‘OTH’ Stars Want Fans to Switch Back to DVDs Amid Strike

The podcast should go on. The ladies of One Tree Hill will proceed their “Drama Queens” rewatch podcast amid the SAG-AFTRA strike, however they inspired followers to cease streaming the present and return to DVD field units.

Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton Morgan and Bethany Pleasure Lenz shared a plea to followers on the Monday, July 24, episode of their iHeartMedia podcast.

“Now we aren’t any strangers to pushing again towards imbalances and abuses of energy — it’s the very foundation of our podcast right here,” Burton Morgan, 41, mentioned whereas discussing the strike’s impact on the podcast originally of the episode. “So, we’re reclaiming a very pivotal chapter in our lives.”

Bush, 41, defined that they’ve been conversing with a number of union reps to determine if they will proceed the podcast. Actors aren’t imagined to be selling previous or current work, however podcasters are contractually obligated to proceed their recordings, leaving them in a grey space.

Hilarie Burton, Bethany Pleasure Lenz and Sophia Bush.
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“We’re in full assist of the strike in addition to the author’s strike, and we’ve checked in personally with a number of representatives and have had our groups do the identical in order that we preserve an energetic line of communication,” the actress, who performed Brooke Davis for 9 seasons on the teenager drama, shared.

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Lenz (who portrayed Haley James Scott on the present), 42, chimed in, “Proper now, now we have been given the inexperienced gentle to honor our iHeart contract — however we’re taking this stroll down reminiscence lane in an old-fashioned means and encourage you to do the identical. Bust out these DVDs, OK? We’ve signed 1000’s of field units, so we all know you could have them. Get along with associates and have watch events like we did again within the day.”

Burton Morgan, who performed Peyton Sawyer for six seasons of the CW hit, introduced that the podcast will spotlight followers who flip away from streaming in favor of bodily media. “This neighborhood has all the time been supportive and proactive at any time when we’ve been in a tricky spot and this second isn’t any exception,” the previous MTV VJ mentioned. “We’re grateful to you and encourage all of you to publish your photos along with your field units and use these hashtags #SAGAFTRAStrong and #WGAStrong, and we’re gonna publish your photos in our feed.”

Sophia Bush and 'One Tree Hill' Costars Tell Fans to Switch From Streaming to DVDs Amid SAG Strike

Bush concluded, “Let of us know that you simply assist the artists who deliver you your favourite exhibits, like One Tree Hill, and in the event you’re in a position, please donate to the Leisure Group Fund. Our followers are the easiest followers, so thanks, and thanks to our reps at SAG-AFTRA for serving to us navigate this difficult second. We’re so proud to be union members.”

Sharing streaming income and viewing information is likely one of the key factors of rivalry amid each the SAG-AFTRA strike, which started earlier this month, and the WGA strike, which began in Might. Each unions have struggled to barter a good settlement with the AMPTP (Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers) relating to issues about synthetic intelligence, residuals and extra.