RespectAbility Children’s Content Lab for Disabled TV Creators, 2022
Charlie grew up in the shadow of his twin brother, which explains both his deep insecurities and his pale complexion. As a writer, he believes that tragedy plus time equals comedy; but as someone who doesn’t know how much time he has left, he often leans on pratfalls and scatalogical humor for more immediate laughs. He has developed feature and television projects with MGM, Warner Brothers, Fox, and Universal, among others. Before screenwriting, Charlie worked in early childhood literacy, helping kids understand the absurd dumpster fire that is the English language. He currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with his wife, two children, and a dachshund that seemed like a good idea at the time.
After an extensive search and interview process, 15 individuals were invited to participate in RespectAbility’s inaugural cohort of the Children’s Content Lab. This new Lab provides education and training for disabled writers, animators, and creative executives interested in preschool and children’s television and streaming content. Supported by Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity, the Children’s Content Lab spans five weeks and includes in-person programming in New York City with production partners 9 Story Media Group and Silvergate Media, a part of Sony Pictures Television.