Agent Iranian director was forced to lay off party for the Oscars

Agent Iranian director was forced to lay off party for the Oscars

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The Hollywoodagentschap that the Oscar-nominated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi represents, has its annual party for the Oscars will be held will be cancelled.

United Talent Agency does instead, on the Friday before the party, a pro-immigration demonstration.

Farhadi is with his film Forushande (The Salesman) was nominated for an Oscar. The re-entry ban that president Trump last month entered, would have prevented the ceremony to attend.

Also, now that prohibition is temporarily suspended, the director in protest is not present at the Oscaruitreiking on 26 February. According to UTA showed Farhadi in a text know that he is “honored and in tears” after hearing of the plans for the demonstration, so reports Deadline.

In a letter to the employees of the agency, let the director know: “If our nation is not more the place where artists from all over the world can come to himself freely to express, than we are in my opinion no longer America.” UTA donates a quarter million dollars to burgerrechtenorganisatie ACLU.

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