Monthly Archives: September 2017

2017 Disability Film Challenge Awards Ceremony

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To celebrate the winners of the 4th Annual Disability Film Challenge, and its first year partnering with Easterseals Southern California, an awards ceremony was held this past May at the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills. Challenge finalists were treated to a red carpet entrance and reception before entering the theater, where winners [...]

2017 Disability Film Challenge Awards Ceremony2019-01-21T10:43:35+00:00

2017 Mentor Meeting: Cory Reeder and Scott Silveri

2019-01-21T10:44:55+00:00

As part of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (EDFC), the winning filmmakers are awarded mentorship meetings with active members of the entertainment industry. Cory Reeder won “Best Film” for the 2017 challenge with his film Best Friend, and recently met with Scott Silveri, the creator of ABC’s Speechless. Speechless has created a buzz throughout Hollywood [...]

2017 Mentor Meeting: Cory Reeder and Scott Silveri2019-01-21T10:44:55+00:00

2017 Mentor Meeting: Amy Brenneman and Jamie Brewer

2019-01-21T10:45:59+00:00

As part of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (EDFC), the winning filmmakers are awarded mentorship meetings with active members of the entertainment industry. Jamie Brewer won “Best Actor” for the 2017 challenge for her role in the film Whitney’s Wedding, and recently met with actress Amy Brenneman. Jamie Brewer has made waves in the entertainment [...]

2017 Mentor Meeting: Amy Brenneman and Jamie Brewer2019-01-21T10:45:59+00:00

HollyShorts Film Festival

2019-01-21T10:47:50+00:00

Over the weekend, film challenge participants attended the HollyShorts Film Festival to see their films screened during the “Diverse” Block. The event was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. All Easterseals Disability Film Challenge winning films are automatically entered into Hollyshorts, an official Academy Award qualifying Film Festival. Attendees, including cast and crew [...]

HollyShorts Film Festival2019-01-21T10:47:50+00:00

2017 Mentor Meeting: Randall Park and Jonathan Johnson

2019-01-21T10:49:09+00:00

As part of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (EDFC), the winning filmmakers are awarded mentorship meetings with active members of the entertainment industry. Jonathan Johnson won “Best Filmmaker” for the 2017 Challenge with his film Siblings Liebencrantz, and recently spoke with actor Randall Park of Fresh Off the Boat. One part of their meeting focused [...]

2017 Mentor Meeting: Randall Park and Jonathan Johnson2019-01-21T10:49:09+00:00