You Can Livestream UTA's Star-Studded Immigration Rally Here
Earlier this month, big-time Hollywood talent agency UTA announced that they were scrapping their annual Academy Awards party in favor of a pro-immigration rally “to express the creative community’s growing concern with anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States," according to Variety. The agency also donated $250,000 to the ACLU and International Rescue Committee.
The rally is being held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday afternoon outside of UTA's Beverly Hills headquarters. You can watch the livestream here. (Note: sound may not play during some musical performances).
California Lt. Gov. and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom, Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox, Reza Aslan, Keegan-Michael Key, Cynthia Erivo, Wilmer Valderrama, DJ Cassidy, David Garibaldi, Sam and Casey Harris of X Ambassadors, International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband and ACLU executives Hector Villagra and Michele Moore are all expected to speak, according to Deadline.
Academy Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who is nominated this year in the best foreign-language film category for “The Salesman,” will also be speaking remotely from Iran via video. The filmmaker was the subject of headlines across the globe in the immediate wake of the ban, which would have prevented him from entering the country to attend the awards ceremony.
Sasha Alexander, Jai Courtney, Ted Danson, James Franco, Juliette Lewis, Minka Kelly, Bill Nye, Emily Ratajkowski, Retta, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen and Aisha Tyler are also expected to be among the attendees, according to Deadline.