Friday, October 7, 2011

People with disabilities in Hollywood join together for "Redefining DisABILITY in the Media" panel Oct. 10 in Los Angeles

From Disability in Media:

Join us for the dynamic interactive panel “Redefining DisABILITY in the Media” on Monday, October 10th at 8 P.M. Creative Artists Agency - 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 in the Ray Kurtzman Theater.

This event is designed as a disability-inclusive diversity event to coincide with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, to raise awareness about improved portrayals and increased employment opportunities of professionals and talented artists with disabilities in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

The “Redefining DisABILITY In the Media” panel will pair up creative teams and highlight professionals who live it and are already mastering the inclusion of people with disabilities in their television shows and movies.


-- Robert David Hall, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”

-- RJ Mitte, “Breaking Bad”

-- Lauren Potter, "Glee"

-- Teal Sherer and Kim Evey, “The Guild”

-- Joshua and Rebekah Weigel, “The Butterfly Circus”

-- Christopher Thornton, “Sympathy For Delicious”

-- Eileen Grubba, “Hung” & “Sons of Anarchy

-- Noam Dromi, “Dolphin Tale”

8:00 PM: Tito’s Cocktail Hour
9:00 PM: Industry Speaks About Current Practices
9:15 PM: “Redefining DisABILITY in the Media Panel”
10:15 PM: Q & A

Creative Artists Agency
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Self-Parking Only: $10
Enter garage from Constellation Blvd.