Outside Opportunities

Thrilled to report Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 (LCA2.0) is returning to NYC on March 8th, from 1:30 – 4:30 pm, collaborating with ReelAbilities Film Festival so the next generation of filmmakers and media professionals with disabilities can meet current filmmakers with disabilities. We are excited about our March 8th LCA2.0 resume review, speed interview, flash mentoring and networking event and hope you will disseminate our announcement below. This will provide a GREAT opportunity for aspiring media professionals who want to explore careers in the arts, television, advertising, movies, theater, interactive and news.

LCA2.0 Boston Application due March 6 at 12 noon ET:
 https://medium.com/disabilitymentors/lights-camera-access-2-0-boston-917ad1a64f97 (in collaboration with ReelAbilities Boston, hosted by Northeastern University).
We are also launching LCA2.0 in Chicago on July 31st, hosted by the Chicago Film Office in collaboration with Access Living, Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, ReelAbilities Film Festival and Smart PolicyWorks.
In the meantime, attached is the updated LCA 2.0 Executive Summary and here are some links to recent LCA2.0 coverage by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

The NADC would like to share the following casting call on behalf of Village Casting.
Calling all actors with disabilities – 

I’m a Casting Director in Los Angeles. We’re currently casting a pilot for NBC and are interested in finding actors with disabilities. Any guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I’m including more information and
the breakdown for the role below:  NBC’s “THE VILLAGE” (created by Mike Daniels) has an upcoming
series regular role that is a veteran. We are reaching out to see if you or someone you know matches the description for the role below that may want to “Self Tape Audition” for consideration. No prior acting
experience is required, but preferred. This notice is not to be shared on social media.

[NICK VASQUEZ] 35 years old, Nick is a handsome military bomb dog handler, who returns to Brooklyn with a new carbon fiber prosthetic leg after being ambushed overseas. Charismatic and friendly, Nick secretly
struggles with PTSD, survivor’s guilt, and the return to civilian life after seventeen years in the military. A new tenant at The Village Apartments,Nick is all but adopted by the father-like Ron, fights an attraction to
Sarah, and forms a special bond with sixteen-year-old Katie…

IF INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING, PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
Email: thevillagecasting2018@gmail.com
NAME
PHONE NUMBER
EMAIL ADDRESS
PHOTO
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT
BRANCH OF SERVICE
CITY AND STATE WHERE YOU LIVE (PRODUCTION WILL PROVIDE AIR FARE AND HOTEL FOR ANYONE OUT OF TOWN)

ANY DATES YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE BETWEEN 3/5/18
3/25/18
Casting will review your submission and contact you directly if they
would like to move forward.
THE VILLAGE – INFO:
NETWORK: NBC
SHOOTING LOCATION: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
SHOOTING DATES: This role will shoot from 3/5/18 – 3/25/18
about “The Village”: All under one roof we will meet a recovering war vet, a pregnant teenage girl and her single mom, a cop with an unexpected love interest, a woman hiding a terrifying secret from her husband and a millennial lawyer who might find his grandfather is the best and worst roommate he ever could have hoped for…

Contact thevillagecasting2018@gmail.com directly for any questions.


Update:

CSA members across the country are holding scheduled open calls for union and non-union performers with disabilities on Sunday January 7th. Arvold Casting will be facilitating scheduled open calls in Atlanta, GA and Richmond, VA. Professionally trained disabled artists and performers with disabilities actively pursuing careers in the arts are encouraged to attend!

From: Tari Hartman Squire [mailto:tarish@mac.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:18 AM
To: Tari Hartman Squire <tarish@mac.com>
Subject: Calling all Performers with Disabilities – Casting Society of America (CSA) Inclusion & Diversity Open Call in 10 Cities January 7 (and January 6 in Salt Lake)
Importance: High

Now is your chance to participate in Casting Society of America’s OPEN CALL for Performers with Disabilities –

On January 7th in Hollywood; NYC; Chicago, Atlanta; Berkeley; Richmond, VA; St. Louis; Albuquerque; and Idaho, plus Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, January 6th, CSA members are holding an OPEN CALL for performers with disabilities.

At 10 am to 12 noon in each location, Deaf and hard of hearing performers will be given preference when sign language interpreters are scheduled. Check it out —

Thanks to CSA’s Inclusion & Diversity Chair Russell Boast; SAG-AFTRA; NBCUniversal Talent Infusion Programs; Gail Ford Williamson, Nina Genatossio, and KMR Diversity; Christine DeZinno Bruno; Inclusion in the Arts; Bill Pugin/The Sign Language Company; David Kurs/Deaf West Theatre; Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0; The Ruderman Family Foundation; Ellen Huang; Allison Shepherd; Anita Hollander; Eileen Grubba; John Lawson; Robert J Romani – it is great working with you to make this happen.

Here’s to authentic casting of performers with disabilities. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080944a4ab29a7f49-2018

This is the Disability Narrative Imperative at its very best ~
in commUNITY,

Tari


The NADC would like to share the following casting call on behalf of Optomen Productions.

JOB-SEEKERS WITH NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS SOUGHT FOR AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY SERIES,

“Employable Me”

Documentary producers at Optomen USA are looking for people with neuro-divergent conditions such as Tourette Syndrome, Aspergers or Autism who would like our assistance finding employment on the documentary TV series EMPLOYABLE ME.

EMPLOYABLE ME seeks to prove that having a neurological condition can be viewed as an asset rather than an obstacle in the workplace.

High profile companies and brands are beginning to discover the benefits of recruiting from the ranks of those whose “brains are wired differently.”

The job-seekers selected to appear on our documentary series will be encouraged to unlock their hidden talents with the help of experts and specialists so they can at long last find the job that best suits their unique skill sets and strengths.

Please visit our series page to view episodes of our TV series:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03nt43l

A diverse workforce can be great for a business and EMPLOYABLE ME wants to dramatically shake up the system to prove it.

Contact Liz.Alderman@OptomenUSA.com for more information on how to be considered for this opportunity.

Optomen Productions produces hundreds of hours of television each year for many of the major cable and broadcast networks including Food Network, Travel Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Bravo.  Our most successful series include Worst Cooks in America and Mysteries at the Museum.

 Visit http://www.optomenproductions.com/ for more information about our company.