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UTA Agent Bec Smith Signs On to Mentor 2018 ‘Best Filmmaker’

2019-01-21T09:46:50+00:00

The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge is proud to announce that the winner of the 2018 Best Filmmaker award will receive a mentorship session with Bec Smith, an Agent in United Talent Agency's (UTA) Motion Picture Literary and Independent Film Group. Bec Smith is an agent at United Talent Agency representing screen writers and directors. Her clients [...]

UTA Agent Bec Smith Signs On to Mentor 2018 ‘Best Filmmaker’2019-01-21T09:46:50+00:00

Full Assignment for 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

2019-01-21T09:50:35+00:00

Genre: Buddy Comedy The films entered into the 2018 challenge must be in the genre of buddy comedy. Some examples include: "Pitch Perfect", "The Heat", "The Hang Over", "Turner and Hooch", "White Men Can't Jump", "Superbad", "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion", "Sideways", "The Trip", "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle", "Hot Fuzz", "Men [...]

Full Assignment for 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge2019-01-21T09:50:35+00:00

2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Settings and Themes

2019-01-21T09:51:19+00:00

This year, for the first time, we are providing filmmakers with advance notice of the Settings and Themes you can choose from to make your film.  We hope this information will help you jump start the filmmaking process! As a reminder, the rest of the assignment - the genre, story elements and props - will [...]

2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Settings and Themes2019-01-21T09:51:19+00:00

Thank you Bentonville Film Festival!

2019-01-21T09:55:17+00:00

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Bentonville Film Festival! ‘BFF’ was co-founded by Academy Award Winning actor Geena Davis; also founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. BFF’s Mission is to champion inclusion in all forms of media by providing a platform to connect diverse storytellers with entertainment industry [...]

Thank you Bentonville Film Festival!2019-01-21T09:55:17+00:00

Thank you for your support, Variety!

2019-01-21T09:57:43+00:00

Thank you, Variety for supporting the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge! Variety has been at the forefront of breaking critical news stories about diversity, inclusion and discrimination in Hollywood and we are thrilled to have their support. This year, all of our finalists will receive a one-year subscription to Variety Magazine! In 2017, Easterseals Disability [...]

Thank you for your support, Variety!2019-01-21T09:57:43+00:00

Nic Novicki and Mark Whitley write guest column for Variety

2019-01-21T09:59:10+00:00

(Photo courtesy of Michael Hansel) In a recent edition of Variety Magazine, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Founder Nic Novicki and Easterseals Southern California CEO Mark Whitley had the opportunity to ask a pressing question to the entertainment industry: why is there so little representation of our country’s most diverse population — the disability community — in media? [...]

Nic Novicki and Mark Whitley write guest column for Variety2019-01-21T09:59:10+00:00

Thank you Adobe for your generous support of the film challenge!

2019-01-21T10:00:37+00:00

Thank you Adobe for your generous support of the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge! We are thrilled to have the support of such an innovative technology company. This year, each of our four winners will receive a full, one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud – the entire collection of 20+ creative desktop and mobile apps [...]

Thank you Adobe for your generous support of the film challenge!2019-01-21T10:00:37+00:00

United Talent Agency supports the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge!

2019-01-21T10:01:34+00:00

Thank you to United Talent Agency for sponsoring the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge! The support of one of the largest and most well-regarded entertainment agencies in the world elevates the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge to a new level of awareness and increases potential opportunities for challenge participants. The 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge finalists [...]

United Talent Agency supports the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge!2019-01-21T10:01:34+00:00

SAG-AFTRA supports the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

2019-01-21T10:02:23+00:00

We are so grateful for SAG-AFTRA’s continued sponsorship of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, and for recognizing Easterseals Disability Film Challenge founder Nic Novicki with the 2017 SAG-AFTRA Harold Russell Award at the Media Access Awards in November! Our relationship with SAG-AFTRA has allowed our challenge to grow and flourish, and we are excited to [...]

SAG-AFTRA supports the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge2019-01-21T10:02:23+00:00

Thank you CBS Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion for your support!

2019-01-21T10:03:23+00:00

Thank you to CBS Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion for signing on for a second year as a sponsor of the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge! CBS Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion Executive Vice President Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i will be mentoring the winner of Best Awareness Campaign for this year’s challenge. You can read about Cory Reeder’s experience [...]

Thank you CBS Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion for your support!2019-01-21T10:03:23+00:00