Date: Saturday, October 23
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. MT / 4:00 p.m. PT
As we continue to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) throughout October, RespectAbility is proud to invite you to this important discussion in partnership with Roadmap Writers surrounding the experience of disabled writers currently working in the writers room and beyond.
Roadmap Writers is a talent training and discovery platform for screenwriters ready for a guided path to success. Their programs are hosted by working industry executives and are designed to empower writers with actionable tools and insights to elevate your craft and cultivate relationships with industry professionals. Since 2016, they have helped more than 185 writers sign to representation and countless others get staffed, optioned, or sell their script.
Just as no disabled person has the same life experience as another, there is no singular path to the writers room. For many people in the disability community, that path can often feel even more difficult to navigate given the historical lack of inclusion and accessibility in the Entertainment industry. That said, the industry seems to be at a turning point as more and more disabled writers are making their way into the writers room, and more decision-makers are beginning to understand the importance of improving the representation of disabled people both in front of and behind the camera. Please join us for a conversation with our esteemed group of panelists, Diana Romero (4400), Marc Muszynski (Dexter), and Shea Mirzai (Space Coyote Productions) as they discuss their journeys and experiences as disabled writers currently working in the industry. Please RSVP via the link above, and continue to check back as more panelists are confirmed in the coming weeks.