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Unidentified Objects: A Dreamy Yet Human Story Capturing the Lives of Two Outsiders

By Isabella Vargas / 2022-07-21
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A scene from Unidentified Objects with one of the characters in bright blue and pink makeup and clothingLos Angeles, July 21 – A road trip dramedy that is as

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20 Disabled Entertainment Professionals Selected for Fourth Annual RespectAbility Lab’s Los Angeles Cohort

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2022-06-03
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Los Angeles, June 3 – As RespectAbility’s Entertainment Lab expands and returns with an in-person option, 20 individuals have been accepted into the Los Angeles Cohort of RespectAbility’s fourth annual Lab for Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities. RespectAbility, a diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how

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New Report Highlights Lack of Inclusion and Equity in TV Writing

By Eric Ascher / 2022-05-27
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<img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-32454" data-attachment-id="32454" data-permalink="https://www.respectability.org/2022/05/ttie-report-2022/ttie-report-cover-2022/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ttie-report-cover-2022.jpg?fit=1700%2C2200&ssl=1" data-orig-size="1700,2200" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="ttie-report-cover-2022" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="<p>Read the full report</p> " data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ttie-report-cover-2022.jpg?fit=232%2C300&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ttie-report-cover-2022.jpg?fit=791%2C1024&ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-32454" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ttie-report-cover-2022.jpg?resize=350%2C453&ssl=1" alt="cover page of TTIE 2022 report with an illustration of five diverse people huddled in a circle on a tv screen with a remote pointed at the screen. also

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New Documentary Short Film, My Disability Roadmap Follows One Filmmaker’s Search for Wisdom on his Path to Adulthood

By Andrew Reid / 2022-05-20
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Los Angeles, May 20 – In the short documentary, My Disability Roadmap, from father-son filmmaking team, 22-year-old disabled filmmaker Samuel Habib and his father Dan Habib, we witness a glimpse of Samuel’s journey to adulthood told through his point of view. Samuel is a college student with cerebral

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“Mickey Mouse Funhouse” Furthers Inclusion with New Deaf Character

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2022-05-13
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Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Fig in a scene from Mickey Mouse Funhouse

Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck

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New Disability Screen Office Opens in Canada to Support and Amplify Creative Voices of Disabled Canadians

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2022-05-06
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A person walking down a sidewalk with a white cane. Logo for AMI. Text: Disability Screen OfficeToronto, May 6 – Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), in partnership with the Canadian

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Interview with Dani Schirmer, Star of “Dani’s Twins”

By Madison Essig / 2022-05-05
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To celebrate Mother’s Day, RespectAbility Communications Apprentice Madison Essig spoke with Dani Schirmer, advocate, activist and mother with a disability. Schirmer’s journey to motherhood is the subject of the upcoming documentary film Dani’s Twins.

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Madison Essig: Hi, my name is Madison

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Interview with Dani Izzie, Star of “Dani’s Twins”

By Madison Essig / 2022-05-05
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To celebrate Mother’s Day, RespectAbility Communications Apprentice Madison Essig spoke with Dani Izzie, advocate, activist and mother with a disability. Izzie’s journey to motherhood is the subject of the upcoming documentary film Dani’s Twins.

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Madison Essig: Hi, my name is Madison

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Trevonne Slays as Seven

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2022-04-22
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poster for Seven featuring Natalie Trevonne as SevenLos Angeles, CA, April 22 – Natalie Trevonne returns to Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, playing Seven, a blind 19-year-old who is removed

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“Taco Tuesday” Shows the Importance of Using Superpowers for Good

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2022-04-22
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Group photo of the cast and crew behind Taco Tuesday, with John Lawson lying on the floorLos Angeles, CA, April 22 – Each year, John Lawson looks forward

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