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April Caputi

#ADA30 Summit 2020

April Caputi smiling headshot. April is a white woman with long brown hair standing in front of a pink wall.April Caputi is a 2017 Bachelor of Cinema & Media Arts graduate from Biola University with an emphasis in Production. She developed an interest in casting when she learned that actors with disabilities are often misrepresented in the media. After temping as a Talent Casting Coordinator for Disneyland Live Entertainment, April became a Casting Assistant for AMC Network’s first show, This Close, to be created, written by, and starring Deaf actors. She led a Deaf Community Outreach Initiative to cast roles with Deaf actors and minors. Her last show as a Casting Assistant was on CBS All Access’ animated series, Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Currently, April is a Creative Associate under Walt Disney Television’s Executive Incubator Program, where she rotates in Development, Casting, Current Programming, and Marketing to train to be a TV Executive. She is also co-founder and co-leader of Disney’s LA Disabilities Business Employee Resource Group. April would like to continue developing initiatives to bridge the gap between the entertainment industry and the disability community through her role as an entertainment Executive.

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Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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