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We are happy to announce the
Ruderman Studio-Wide Roundtable on Disability Inclusion!

November 1, 2016
Los Angeles

 

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!

 

OUR PANELISTS

MARLEE MATLIN
actor, Oscar-winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role—Children of a Lesser God, Switched at Birth

 

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SCOTT SILVERI
producer, writer—Friends, Speechless

 

RJ MITTE
actor—Breaking Bad, House of Lasting Things

 

ORLANDO JONES
actor, writer, producer—MADtv, Sleepy Hollow

 

MICAH FOWLER
actor—Speechless, Labor Day

 

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DANNY WOODBURN
actor—Seinfeld, Watchmen

 

APRIL WEBSTER
casting director—Star Trek Beyond, Criminal Minds

 

JENNI GOLD
director, producer—CinemAbility

 

GLEN MAZZARA
producer, writer—The Walking Dead, Damien

 

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ROBERT DAVID HALL
actor—CSI, The Negotiator

 

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STACY SMITH, PhD.
lead researcher—Annenberg Report

 

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TARI HARTMAN-SQUIRE
CEO of EIN SOF Communications, Media Access Awards Pioneer

 

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GAIL WILLIAMSON
Talent Agent-Diversity Department, Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates

 

JASON GEORGE
actor—Grey’s Anatomy