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Joe Biden Calls for ‘Fair Deal’ with Striking Hollywood Writers

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden made a Hollywood impression Monday as he hosted the White House screening of his upcoming streaming series “American Born Chinese” in honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. demanded a “fair deal” from the author.

Biden made his first public comment on the strike, which hits the one-week mark on Tuesday, in remarks ahead of the pilot’s screening. , joined an exuberant crowd of elected officials, cast members and producers.

“Evenings like this remind us of stories and remind us of the importance of treating those who tell them with dignity, respect and value,” Biden said. “We sincerely hope that the writers’ strike in Hollywood will be resolved and that the fair deal that writers deserve will be done as soon as possible.”

“This is an iconic and meaningful American industry, and we need writers and every worker and everyone involved to tell the story of our country and all of us.”

“American Born Chinese” is an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name by Jean Luen Yang and stars Oscar winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Hui Quan. It will premiere on Disney+ on May 24th.

On stage, Biden made a short remark highlighting the achievements of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities and outlining the administration’s efforts to combat the bigotry and violence that target them.

“There can be no safe zone for hate in America,” Biden said. “Silence is complicity and we are not silent.”

Introducing Biden, Quan reflected on his journey from arriving in the United States at the age of eight as a refugee from Vietnam to his first visit to the White House months after winning the Academy Award.

“I don’t take this moment lightly because I know this building is a monument to the nation that has reached out to me,” he said.

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