UTA Sets 'United Voices' Rally Speakers: Jodie Foster, Gavin Newsom and More
Reza Aslan and Keegan-Michael Key also are among the speakers at Friday's UTA rally.
Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Keegan-Michael Key are among the announced speakers and performers set to appear Friday at UTA's "United Voices" rally, which will supplant the agency's annual Oscar party this year.
UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom also will speak at the rally, which will take place in the plaza outside UTA's Beverly Hills offices. Other speakers include Iranian-American author Reza Aslan, Tony winner Cynthia Erivo and Wilmer Valderrama.
Seth Rogen, Jai Courtney, Ted Danson, James Franco, Juliette Lewis and Retta are set to attend, along with Minka Kelly, Bill Nye, Emily Ratajkowski and others.
Musicals performers slated for the gathering include DJ Cassidy and Sam and Casey Harris of X Ambassadors, as well as live portrait artist David Garibaldi.
The agency said it would be donating $250,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as the International Rescue Committee. ACLU head Hector Villagra and IRC CEO David Miliband will both be in attendance on Friday and are set to speak.
UTA stands as an outlier amongst the big agencies, with CAA, WME-IMG and ICM Partners all still expected to hold their usual events. The choice to forgo a party for a protest was prompted partially by Iranian client Asghar Farhadi saying he would not attend the Oscars ceremony, where his movie The Salesman is up for best foreign-language film, in light of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.