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Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – Actress and track and field Paralympic Katy Sullivan presented the 2017 Christopher Reeve Acting Scholarship to Mickey Rowe at the Media Access Awards, which honors individuals who are showcasing the disability narrative. Sullivan is known for being a writer, producer, athlete and a bilateral above knee amputee. She was born and [click to continue...]

Winner of the 2017 Writers Guild of America, West, Evan Somers Memorial Award, Media Access Awards Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – Robia Rashid has spent her career working on shows such as Will & Grace, How I Met Your Mother and The Goldbergs. However, Rashid spends her free time reading books full of “edgy and odd” [click to continue...]

Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – “Sam is a teenage boy that is looking for love and acceptance but that is what makes the show so great. Sam in every way is a normal testosterone exploding teenager; he is just one that sees life in a unique prism,” said Amy Okuda as she presented the 2017 [click to continue...]

Winner of the 2017 SAG-AFTRA Harold Russell Award, Media Access Awards Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – When actor, comedian and producer Nic Novicki stepped up to the stage to accept his honor at the 2017 Media Access Awards, he clearly was humbled. “It feels like an Oscar to me,” he said, after mentioning how happy [click to continue...]

Beverly Hills Nov. 18 — Standing in a lace gown with curled hair behind a podium, actress Jamie Brewer presented Nic Novicki with an award at the Media Access Awards (MAA), the only Hollywood award ceremony highlighting truly diverse media. The MAAs shines the spotlight on actors, producers and directors who are showcasing the disability [click to continue...]

Winner of the 2017 Writers Guild of America, West, Excellence in Writing Award, Media Access Awards Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – At the 2017 Media Access Awards, which honor individuals who are showcasing the disability narrative, Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang received the 2017 Writers Guild of America, West, Excellence in Writing Award. While they were [click to continue...]

Beverly Hills Nov. 18 — Treshelle Marie Edmond took center stage to present an award to Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang for pushing the envelope on diversity and inclusion in Hollywood at the Media Access Awards, which honors individuals who are showcasing the disability narrative accurately. Edmond is a talented actress who is an ASL performer and [click to continue...]

Beverly Hills Nov. 18 — Grey’s Anatomy actor, producer and father of three Jason George is taking off his scrub cap to put on a new hat. The actor turned activist has joined the fight for integration and equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities. Born in Virginia, George has been nominated for both a Daytime [click to continue...]

Winner of the 2017 Norman Lear – Geri Jewell Lifetime Achievement Award, Media Access Awards Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – Producer, director and author Fern Field was awarded the 2017 Norman Lear – Geri Jewell Lifetime Achievement Award for her 45 years of service in the entertainment industry. Norman Lear presented Field with the award. In [click to continue...]

Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – Norman Lear co-founded the Media Access Awards to recognize and encourage the accurate portrayal of people with disabilities in 1979. In 2017, he had the honor of awarding fellow co-founder Fern Field with the 2017 Norman Lear – Geri Jewell Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Media Access Awards. Lear and [click to continue...]

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