RespectAbility Entertainment Professionals Lab, Summer 2021
Aaron Silverman is an emerging filmmaker who is most well known for the feature film Carol of the Bells, available to watch on Amazon Prime and other streaming services. Silverman is part of the Futures Explored Film and Media Workshop, which has a mission to help people with disabilities find employment in the film industry. As a filmmaker, Silverman wants to be a 1st Assistant director. Silverman is looking forward to learning from and networking with everyone he can.
After an extensive search and interview process, 30 individuals were invited to participate in RespectAbility’s Summer 2021 Lab for Entertainment Professionals. This 8-week, 24-session virtual 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, will take place June 22 – August 12, 2021. Participants include diverse people with physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health and other disabilities. This Lab is a recipient of The Roddenberry Foundation Impact Award. 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:
- Platinum Sponsors: Murray/Reese Foundation, The Harnisch Foundation, Pop Culture Collaborative, Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company
- Gold Sponsors: A&E and Final Draft
- Silver Sponsors: NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS