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RespectAbility’s Lab for Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities Wraps Up Its Final Week in Conversation on Advocacy

By Kiah Amara / 2021-09-23
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RespectAbility Summer Lab participants recently had the opportunity to speak to experts in the field with lifetimes of experience interfacing their art and advocacyLos Angeles, Sept. 23 – Disability

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Inclusive Casting and Production with Nickelodeon Digital Studios

By Finn Bradley / 2021-09-17
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Five speakers plus ASL interpreter on zoom at Nickelodeon's RespectAbility Lab session.Los Angeles, Sept. 17 – As a part of RespectAbility’s 2021 Summer Lab, participants spoke with several

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ViacomCBS Goes Beyond Representation in Hollywood

By Krista Ramirez-Villatoro / 2021-09-16
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Headshots of four of the five speakers at RespectAbility's session with ViacomCBS.Los Angeles, Sept. 16 – Several members of the ViacomCBS family, including representatives from MTV, Paramount Pictures

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What’s Next After Lab? With Marc Muszynski, Writer, Comedian, and 2019 RespectAbility Summer Lab Alumnus

By Lesley Hennen / 2021-09-14
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Marc Musynzski smiling headshot

Marc Musynzski

Los Angeles, September 14 – As the 2021 cohort of RespectAbility’s Summer Lab for Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities approached the conclusion

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Entertainment Lab Participants Get an Inside Look at How DreamWorks Animation Takes Ideas to the Screen and the Accessibility of Animation

By Kiah Amara / 2021-09-09
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Los Angeles, September 9 – In the final week of RespectAbility’s Summer Lab for Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities, participants were welcomed into the magical world of DreamWorks Animation to discover what it takes to turn a concept into a great film. Many know DreamWorks is recognized for creating some

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The Ins and Outs of NBCUniversal’s Page Program

By Alexandra Seddon / 2021-09-09
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Six speakers from the NBCUniversal Page Program on Zoom together smilingLos Angeles, September 9 – Several talented graduates and current members of NBCUniversal’s Page Program recently met with the

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Finding New Voices with NBCUniversal

By Krista Ramirez-Villatoro / 2021-09-09
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Emerlynn Lampitoc and Robert Baltazar from NBCUniversal on Zoom together

Emerlynn Lampitoc and Robert Baltazar

Los Angeles, September 9 – During the final week

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Labor Day, Employment and Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities

By Ollie Cantos / 2021-09-06
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Ollie Cantos smiling in front of an American flag

Ollie Cantos

Today we celebrate

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Audio Description 101: Entertainment Lab Participants Learn the Basics and Opportunities in a Fast-Growing Field

By Kiah Amara / 2021-08-26
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Los Angeles, August 26 – For the low vision and blind communities, audio description (AD) is the equivalent to captions for the Hard of Hearing and Deaf communities. It is often the most misunderstood and underutilized accessibility asset in the broadcast TV, cabled, digital media, gaming and film industries.

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Breaking into the Industry with Joel Camarena and Sony Pictures Entertainment

By Krista Ramirez-Villatoro / 2021-08-26
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Four panelists from Sony on a Zoom meeting togetherLos Angeles, August 26 – During a recent session of the RespectAbility Entertainment Lab, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Joel Camarena made his

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