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Professions: Attorney, Producer and Entertainment Disability Advocate

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Leah Romond

Leah Romond is a Senior Production Advisor for RespectAbility. She is an attorney, producer and advocate for full disability inclusion in film and television production. Romond’s recent project, Best Summer Ever, is a feature-length original musical created entirely by an integrated cast and crew of talent with and without disabilities. It was an Official Selection for SXSW 2020, won the SXSW 2020 Final Draft Screen Writers Award, and premiered at SXSW 2021.

Ms. Romond’s lived experience as a woman with a disability informs her work towards authentic disability representation in front of and behind the camera. She provides trainings to studios on full disability inclusion throughout entire the production process and is available to conduct trainings and consult on scripts.

Publications & Media Appearances

Ms. Romond has participated in panels for Sundance Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, the Television Academy, and various RespectAbility events, including the ADA30 Summit. She has also conducted trainings for attorneys and studio executives at law firms, production companies, and studios.


Education

  • University of San Diego, J.D. (Cum Laude, Order of the Coif)
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., Philosophy and Anthropology (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

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Our fees range from $2,000 to $10,000, depending on the speakers, format (in-person or virtual) and other considerations. This includes coordination of hiring talent, assistance with accessible event communications and marketing, tech overhead, captioning of recorded event, general operations prior to and day of event. Limited scholarships are available for nonprofit organizations.

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