During a screening of the new online series “American Born Chinese” at the White House on Monday to honour Native Hawaiian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, President Joe Biden requested a “fair deal” for Hollywood’s protesting authors.
In remarks delivered prior to the pilot’s screening, Biden made his first statements to the public regarding the strike, which will commemorate its one-week anniversary on Tuesday. In the East Room and the State Dining Room, he was joined by a large group of several hundred local leaders, government officials, and cast and production staff from the performance.
Evenings like these serve as a reminder of storytelling and the value of treating storytellers with the respect, dignity, and worth they merit, according to Biden.
I truly hope the Hollywood writers’ strike is put to an end and that they receive the just compensation they earn as soon as feasible.
This is an iconic, significant American enterprise, and in order to tell the story of our country and each of us individually, we need the help of all the writers, employees, and participants, he continued.
Starring Oscar winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, “American Born Chinese” is a graphic novel adaptation of the same name by Gene Luen Yang. On May 24, it will be telecasted on “Disney+”.
In his stage speech, Biden outlined the government’s efforts to celebrate the successes of the Native Hawaiian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander cultures and to denounce bigotry and violence directed at them. Hatred has no place to hide in America, according to Biden.