RespectAbility Entertainment Professionals Lab, Summer 2021
Bella Cosper is a writer for the CBS Pipeline and mentee’d at Six Point Harness (Hair Love) for Animation Development. She has produced, directed, & written award-winning short films, scripted audio, TV and stage productions. An alumni of UCLA’s TV Comedy Writing & Development program, she also is heavily involved in comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade, iO, & The Pack, and produces a live storytelling show. She is a member of Women in Animation as well as The Caucus for Writers, Directors, and Producers.
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