Fresh Voices: Hollywood’s Untapped Talent and Unlimited Potential
The future of representation both in front of and behind the camera. With animation director Jorge Gutierrez and actors Millicent Simmonds and Zack Gottsagen.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Academy will present a special virtual program titled AccessAbility/VisAbility: Breaking Down the Barriers for People with Disabilities in Media, featuring conversations with filmmakers with disabilities examining the struggles and successes of the disabled community in Hollywood. Hosted by Oscar®-winning actor Marlee Matlin.
Panelists include in order of appearance: actor Danny Woodburn, actor and comedian Maysoon Zayid, talent manager Eryn Brown, filmmakers Jenni Gold and Jim LeBrecht, FX supervisor Kaitlyn Yang, animation director Jorge Gutierrez, and actors Millicent Simmonds and Zack Gottsagen.
Welcoming remarks by Academy Governor and Oscar®-winning actor Whoopi Goldberg
ASL, CART and audio descriptions will be available.
This program is made possible in part by the Ruderman Family Foundation, which promotes authentic representation in the entertainment industry and full inclusion of people with disabilities throughout all sectors of society.
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