As part of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (EDFC), the winning filmmakers are awarded mentorship meetings with active members of the entertainment industry. Gitane Neil was nominated for “Best Actor” in Best Friend, which won “Best Film” at the 2017 challenge. Gitane met with Pam Dixon, one of Hollywood’s leading casting directors.
Best Friend was Gitane Neil’s first acting role, although her meeting with Pam Dixon encouraged both her and her father that she should continue to pursue acting.
Pam Dixon has held executive roles in casting for CBS, ABC and Paramount, and is an activist for the disability community.