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Emily Kranking

RespectAbility’s Entertainment Media Consulting Team

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Emily Kranking

Emily Kranking is an upcoming actress and writer with cerebral palsy. Her first feature film Best Summer Ever, in which she stars as the bubbly cheerleader Nancy, was released in April 2021. She also wrote, directed and starred in the children’s short Saylor & Selena for Easterseals Disability Film Festival 2019. Last year, she was a participant in RespectAbility’s Hollywood Lab program as an emerging professional. She previously worked at RespectAbility for a year as a fellow for Employment & Policy and Hollywood Communications. Kranking holds her BA in Media and Communications Studies from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. During her time, she held internships in script coverage, comedy television writing, and television development.

About RespectAbility’s Entertainment Media Consulting Team

Comprised of diverse people with disabilities, RespectAbility’s entertainment media consultants partner with studios, production companies, writers’ rooms and news organizations to create equitable and accessible opportunities to increase the number of people with lived disability experience throughout the overall story-telling process. Learn more about the team.

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Eric Ascher

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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