WME Cancels Annual Oscars Soiree, Will Send Funds To Aid Ukraine Instead


Hollywood mega company WME is placing their cash the place their mouth is and has cancelled their annual Oscar’s occasion to donate 1 million {dollars} to Ukraine as a substitute.

In mild of the continued warfare in Ukraine, WME has chosen to axe their Oscar’s occasion to as a substitute donate $1 million in help. WME company may nonetheless do some small dinners to help their nominees, however as for the large occasion…WME determined that this 12 months their assets had been greatest served elsewhere.

WMEs Oscar nominees this 12 months embrace Kenneth Branagh, Guillermo del Toro, Javier Bardem, Kristen Stewart, Adam McKay, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Denzel Washington and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Here is Lloyd Brauns notice to employees:


Like so lots of you, Ive been following Russias invasion of Ukraine in shock, processing heartbreaking tales and pictures whereas questioning how we are able to greatest lend our help.

With that in thoughts, our management crew in partnership with our Talent and Motion Picture teams has determined to donate $1 million to UNICEF in lieu of a big Oscar occasion this 12 months.

This donation will help households impacted by the warfare in Ukraine and youngsters world wide affected and displaced by battle such because the Tigray area, Yemen, Syria and the Central African Republic. UNICEFs international community and native presence will assist guarantee these funds are mobilized for optimum influence.

For extra details about the way you and your purchasers can personally help these efforts, I encourage you to overview the Take Action e mail from Endeavor Impact (connected), or attain out to Romola Ratnam or Dakota Ortiz for extra data.



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