Feb 19, 2017
In a normal Oscars week, Jeremy Zimmer would expect to be wearing his best tux, rubbing shoulders with the biggest stars in Hollywood and grabbing canapés with one hand while holding a glass of champagne in the other. This year he expects to be holding nothing more glamorous than a placard.
“Don’t get me wrong, I like lobster rolls and handfuls of lamb chops as much as anyone, and more than most,” Zimmer – the head of United Talent Agency, which represents the cream of Hollywood, from Angelina Jolie to Will Ferrell – told his staff in an email. “However, this seems like a moment for us, at UTA, to speak up and put our money where our mouth is.”