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Chris and Charlie Frazier

RespectAbility Entertainment Professionals Lab, Summer 2022

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Chris and Charlie Frazier

Chris and Charlie Frazier have written for both television and film for ten years. They got their start in 2012 after selling their pilot FLINCH to USA Network. They have since developed both television and features with MGM, Warner Brothers, and Fox, among others. Most recently, they wrote RADICAL, a biopic about Japanese American activist Yuri Kochiyama for Significant Pictures, with Nina Yang Bongiovi and Lisa Ling producing.

Chris and Charlie have Cystic Fibrosis, and their experiences navigating family, disability access, and activism shape the stories they choose to tell.

Charlie has a BA in History and a Masters in Education from the University of North Carolina. He currently resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with his partner and children.

Chris attended undergrad at the University of Maryland, and received his MFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his partner, daughter, trans-daughter and two sons.

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After an extensive search and interview process, 18 individuals and one writing duo were invited to participate in the Virtual Cohort of RespectAbility’s 2022 Entertainment Lab taking place August 16 – September 22, 2022. This 6-week, 18-session Lab aims to further develop and elevate the talent pipeline of diverse professionals with disabilities working behind-the-scenes in television, film, and streaming. Participants include people with physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health, and other disabilities ranging in age from people in their 20’s through their 50’s. The Lab is a recipient of The Roddenberry Foundation Impact Award.

The Virtual Cohort of the 2022 Entertainment Lab is made possible with support by:

  • Platinum Sponsors: Murray/Reese Foundation and Netflix
  • Gold Sponsors: The Harnisch Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and The Walt Disney Company
  • Silver Sponsors: Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, and NBCUniversal

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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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