A Hollywood talent agency scrapped its annual Oscars party in favour of a pro-immigration rally which took place yesterday (24 February) in Los Angeles.
The agency’s decision was made earlier this month following the news that Donald Trump’s (now halted) travel ban meant that its client Asghar Farhadi, the director of Oscar-nominated film The Salesman, would not be able to attend this Sunday’s ceremony to support his film.
Speakers at the event – which saw 1,200 protestors attend – included Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Farhadi himself.
UTA’s other clients – including Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany and Supernatural actor Misha Collins – expressed happiness over their agency’s decision to host the rally and to donate $250,000 to ACLU.