RespectAbility Entertainment Professionals Lab, Summer 2019
Amelia Bernstein was born Deaf, to Deaf parents in the Bay Area, growing up bilingual in American Sign Language and English. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Digital Arts from Chapman University, she has been freelancing as a 2D animator and storyboard artist in the greater Los Angeles area. In her free time, she writes plays and teaches historical crafts at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
After an extensive search and interview process, 22 individuals were invited to participate in RespectAbility’s Summer 2019 Lab for Entertainment Professionals. This 5-week, nine-session innovative summer lab series for people interested in – and with experience in – development, production and post-production, including careers as writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, animators and other production roles, takes place June 18 – July 18, 2019. Participants include diverse people with physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health and other disabilities. Learn more: www.respectability.org/respectability-la-lab.
This program, which continues building the talent pipeline of young professionals with disabilities looking to work behind the scenes, is made possible with support by: Comcast NBCUniversal, Jonathan Murray and The Walt Disney Company.