One of the world’s largest talent agencies United Talent Agency refused to organize a traditional party dedicated to the presentation of the Academy awards. According to the publication Variety, it was done in protest against the new immigration policy of the White House.
“Our country is the best place in the world for free exchange of opinions, ideas and creative expression. If our country will cease to be a place where artists all over the world can come to Express themselves freely, then we will stop, in my opinion, to be America,” reads the statement of the head of the organization Jeremy Zimmer.
Instead of the traditional reception of United Talent Agency will donate 250 thousand dollars to the organizations of the American Civil Liberties Union and the International Rescue Committee, dedicated to defending civil liberties and the protection of refugees.
Recall that was elected in November 2016, the President of the United States Donald trump has signed a decree imposing restrictions on U.S. immigrants from some Muslim countries. Under the ban, in particular, were the citizens of Iran. The representative Asghar Farhadi, whose film “the Salesman” claims “Oscar 2017” in the category “best foreign language film”, declared the boycott of the ceremony.
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