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Registration Open for 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge: A Force for Change, Disability Inclusion & Careers in Entertainment

2019-02-06T11:45:53+00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2019 -- Easterseals Southern California, a leading disability services organization, announced registration is now open for its annual Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, the entertainment industry’s premiere disability inclusion competition. Interested filmmakers and participants can register at DisabilityFilmChallenge.com now through April 3, 2019, when registration will close at 6 p.m. PST. “The entertainment industry [...]

Registration Open for 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge: A Force for Change, Disability Inclusion & Careers in Entertainment2019-02-06T11:45:53+00:00

Easterseals Southern California Collaborates with Sundance Institute to Increase Visibility and Accessibility for the Disability Community

2019-02-06T11:39:48+00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Easterseals Southern California, a nonprofit organization providing disability services, is proud to announce its partnership with Sundance Institute. As an Allied Partner, Easterseals will host “Abilities Unlimited: The Real ‘D’ in Diversity” at the Sundance Film Festival, a panel that calls attention to the need for persons with disabilities to be included [...]

Easterseals Southern California Collaborates with Sundance Institute to Increase Visibility and Accessibility for the Disability Community2019-02-06T11:39:48+00:00

2018 Mentor Meeting: Carl Hansen’s ‘Team Cultural Detritus’ at Universal Studios

2019-01-24T07:12:16+00:00

As part of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, the winning filmmakers are awarded mentorship meetings with active members of the entertainment industry. ‘Check Mate (new window)’ was awarded “Best Film” in the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, and the winning team was treated to an exciting day at Universal Studios! Check out creator Carl Hansen's [...]

2018 Mentor Meeting: Carl Hansen’s ‘Team Cultural Detritus’ at Universal Studios2019-01-24T07:12:16+00:00

2018 Mentor Meeting: Day Daniells and UTA Agent Bec Smith

2019-01-24T07:45:28+00:00

As part of their Easterseals Disability Film Challenge prize package, winning filmmakers are awarded mentorship meetings with active members of the entertainment industry. Day Daniells won the 2018 “Best Filmmaker” Award for her directing of the film 'Hit On (new window)' and earlier this year, met with Bec Smith, a Motion Picture Literary Agent at [...]

2018 Mentor Meeting: Day Daniells and UTA Agent Bec Smith2019-01-24T07:45:28+00:00

2018 Mentor Meeting: J.B. Abajian & Pam Dixon

2019-01-23T13:24:43+00:00

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge 2018 participant J.B. Abajian won the 2018 “Best Actor” Award for his role as "The Hawk" in Visibility. Earlier this summer, J.B. received one of the key aspects of his prize package when he met with Pam Dixon, one of Hollywood’s leading casting directors (Angels in the Outfield, The Mask of [...]

2018 Mentor Meeting: J.B. Abajian & Pam Dixon2019-01-23T13:24:43+00:00

2018 Mentor Meeting: David Tenenbaum & Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

2019-01-21T09:22:22+00:00

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge winning filmmakers are awarded mentorship meetings with active members of the entertainment industry as part of their prize package. David Tenenbaum, who won the 2018 “Best Awareness Campaign” Award for his film Footloose, met with Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i, EVP of Entertainment Diversity & Communications at CBS Entertainment earlier this year. Throughout her [...]

2018 Mentor Meeting: David Tenenbaum & Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i2019-01-21T09:22:22+00:00

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge at HollyShorts Film Festival

2019-01-21T09:23:49+00:00

Over the weekend, 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge participants attended the HollyShorts Film Festival to see their films screened during the “Family Films” Block. Easterseals Disability Film Challenge winning films received an automatic entry into Hollyshorts, which is an official Academy Award qualifying Film Festival, as one of their challenge prizes. Winning filmmakers were invited [...]

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge at HollyShorts Film Festival2019-01-21T09:23:49+00:00

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Summer Screening Series

2019-01-20T09:14:41+00:00

Today we're kicking off our first ever Summer Screening Series on our Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Facebook page! Starting from this first day of summer, we'll be bringing you a new film each day from the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, all summer long. Help us share all of these amazing films with the world, [...]

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Summer Screening Series2019-01-20T09:14:41+00:00

Nic Novicki Issues Writers’ Challenge At Variety’s “A Night in the Writers’ Room” Event

2019-01-20T09:16:30+00:00

Everyone loves a good story, and the story starts with you. You can change the way the world defines and views disability just by including more people with disability on screen.  A recent USC study noted that of the top 900 films between 2007 and 2016, just 2.7% of characters were portrayed as having a disability. And yet, [...]

Nic Novicki Issues Writers’ Challenge At Variety’s “A Night in the Writers’ Room” Event2019-01-20T09:16:30+00:00

Stars Turn Out to Support Diversity in Hollywood as 2018 Easterseals Film Challenge Winners are Announced

2019-01-20T09:17:46+00:00

Special Guests Include Marcia Gay Harden, Shoshannah Stern + Kurt Yaeger BEVERLY HILLS — May 11, 2018 — Winners of the fifth annual Easterseals Disability Film Challenge were announced last night at a star-studded red-carpet event, film screening and awards ceremony hosted by leading global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency (UTA) in Beverly Hills. [...]

Stars Turn Out to Support Diversity in Hollywood as 2018 Easterseals Film Challenge Winners are Announced2019-01-20T09:17:46+00:00