Instead of Oscar Party, Hollywood Agency Supporting Rights, Refugee Groups
A Hollywood talent agency has cancelled plans for a party celebrating the Academy Awards, known as the "Oscars."
Instead, the agency is organizing an event to help the American Civil Liberties Union and the International Rescue Committee. It also has plans to donate $250,000 to the two groups.
United Talent Agency, known as UTA, announced the move on Wednesday.
The company says it represents actors and writers in the movie industry, as well as in television, books, music and digital media.
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is one of the agency's clients. He was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for his movie The Salesman.
Farhadi announced early this month he will not attend the Academy Awards ceremony on February 26. Iran is one of seven countries listed in an executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump. The order bars Iranian citizens from entering the United States for 90 days.
Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, who stars in The Salesman, has also said she will not attend the ceremony in protest of the executive order.
Trump has defended the measure. He says it is necessary to protect American citizens and to prevent possible terrorists from entering the country.
Last week, a judge in Seattle temporarily suspended the ban on travelers from the seven countries.
A federal appeals court on Thursday refused to block the lower court ruling. President Trump plans to appeal the ruling, taking the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
United Talent Agency says its "United Voices" rally will be held in Los Angeles two days before the Academy Awards. The agency said it welcomes anyone who wants to express support for artistic freedom and "their concern with growing anti-immigrant sentiment in our country and its potential chilling effect around the world."
UTA said the event is designed to help the American Civil Liberties Union and the International Rescue Committee, known as IRC, which work in support of civil rights and help refugees.
The IRC thanked the Hollywood talent agency for its support in a Twitter message.
Another talent agency, WME-IMG, has announced plans to form a Political Action Committee. The agency said the committee will raise money to support or oppose political candidates, ballot measures or legislation.
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1.talent agency 经纪公司
He was the owner of a talent agency who, at the moment, was down to a single client.
2.known as 被称为
She is known as a great beauty.
3.movie industry 电影产业
The movie industry had chosen to ignore the encroaching competition of television.
4.digital media 数字媒体
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1.The company says it represents actors and writers in the movie industry, as well as in television, books, music and digital media.
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They visited some factories, hospitals as well as the school.
It is in his best interests as well as yours.
2.Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, who stars in The Salesman, has also said she will not attend the ceremony in protest of the executive order.
take the lead 带头；起头
Iran with its Shiia majority had withdrawn its ambassador in protest of the deaths.
The Newcastle coal miners laid in all the collieries in protest of the wage freeze.
反之，该公司打算发起一项帮助美国公民自由联和国际救援协会的活动 。公司还打算向这两家机构捐赠25万美元资金 。
伊朗电影制片人阿斯哈·法哈蒂（Asghar Farhadi）是该公司的客户 。他执导的电影《推销员》曾获得最佳外语影片提名 。
本月初，法哈蒂表示不会参加2月26号举行的奥斯卡颁奖典礼 。美国总统特朗普签署的行政令中涉及伊朗等7个国家 。该行政令规定90天内禁止伊朗公民入境 。
主演《销售员》的伊朗演员塔兰涅·阿里多斯蒂（Taraneh Alidoosti）也表示不会出席颁奖典礼以示抗议 。
特朗普一直在为此项措施辩护 。他称有必要保护美国公民，阻止潜在恐怖分子入境 。
本周四，联邦上诉法院拒绝驳回该下级法院的裁决 。对此，特朗普呼吁提起上诉，将此交由美国最高法院 。
UTA表示，“联合之声”集会将在奥斯卡颁奖仪式前两日在旧金山举行 。该公司表示，集会欢迎任何支持艺术自由的人以及那些对国内反移民情绪滋长和担心因此对全球造成不利影响的人踊跃参加 。
另一个经纪公司WME-IMG宣布将成立“政治活动委员会” 。该公司表示，该委员会将募集资金来支持或反对政治候选人、公民投票以及立法 。