We are happy to announce the
Ruderman Studio-Wide Roundtable on Disability Inclusion!
November 1, 2016
Over the summer the Foundation released the Ruderman White Paper on the Employment for Actors with Disabilities in Television to highlight the lack of opportunities and representation in Hollywood for people with disabilities. We are now taking another step to change that.
On November 1, in Los Angeles, we are bringing together industry experts from the film and television industry to discuss the need for disability diversity in all aspects of the production process. Our exceptional panelists will highlight successful examples and offer best practices in the quest to reach wider audiences and achieve greater authenticity through disability inclusion.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm PST: Inclusion In Front Of The Camera
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm PST: Inclusion Behind The Camera
You can follow the discussion in real time on Twitter by using the hashtag #HollywoodInclusion, where you can share your thoughts about the event and hear from our amazing panel!
actor, Oscar-winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role—Children of a Lesser God, Switched at Birth
producer, writer—Friends, Speechless
actor—Breaking Bad, House of Lasting Things
actor, writer, producer—MADtv, Sleepy Hollow
actor—Speechless, Labor Day
casting director—Star Trek Beyond, Criminal Minds
producer, writer—The Walking Dead, Damien
ROBERT DAVID HALL
actor—CSI, The Negotiator
STACY SMITH, PhD.
lead researcher—Annenberg Report
CEO of EIN SOF Communications, Media Access Awards Pioneer
Talent Agent-Diversity Department, Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates