RespectAbility Entertainment Professionals Lab, Summer 2021
Carmen Vincent is a freelance video editor and documentary filmmaker based in Chesterton, IN with a fire inside her to engage with a diverse range of people and stories through her work.
Carmen believes everyone deserves to feel understood in their own skin and commits to telling raw, often misunderstood stories that amplify and validate people’s authentic experiences. She uses her experience with OCD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder to pursue her work with empathy, curiosity, and an open mind.
Carmen holds a bachelor’s degree in Digital Media from Valparaiso University and participates in numerous professional organizations such as FWD-Doc, D-Word, Women in Media, IDA, and others. She is a Nikon Storytellers Scholar, a participant in Adobe’s Creator Camp, and a proud recipient of the Best International Director award at the Georgia Documentary Film Festival.
Her portfolio of work focuses on mental health, disability, sexuality/LGBTQ, nonprofit stories, and more. You can view her work at www.carmenvincent.com.
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