RespectAbility Entertainment Professionals Lab, Summer 2021
Amanda Aguero was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Her goal in the film industry is to someday become the head of a production studio. She has begun her journey in the Film Industry by working as a Production Assistant, 2nd Assistant Director, and Script Supervisor – not to mention Stunt Woman and Actress.
She was born with half of her left arm and aspires to write, direct, and produce films that incorporate diversity and inclusion, and to someday run a studio that does the same. She writes stories that focus on marginalized communities, and aspires to help create an industry that inspires future generations.
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