Disability Employment Issues in the Entertainment Industry Explored at TV Academy

Disability Employment Issues in the Entertainment Industry Explored at TV Academy
Filed in: I AM PWD

Los Angeles (July 14) – Members of Screen Actors Guild and the Tri-Union I AM PWD campaign participated on Saturday in an open dialogue between the U.S. Department of Labor and the entertainment industry to explore strategies to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences co-hosted Lights! Camera! Access! at the TV Academy’s headquarters, an event that also served to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Among those participating were
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez, SAG President Ken Howard, AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon and Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chairman John Schaffner.

Representing I AM PWD
— the Inclusion in the Arts and Media for People with Disabilities campaign of SAG, AFTRA and Actors’ Equity — were Robert David Hall (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), national chair of the Tri-Union Performers with Disabilities Committee, Anita Hollander, chair of the I AM PWD steering committee, and campaign spokespersons RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad) and Daryl "Chill" Mitchell (Brothers).


The above photo album includes images of SAG President Ken Howard, AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon, SAG National Director of Affirmative Action & Diversity Rebecca Yee,  U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis,U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez, actor Robert David Hall, national chair of the Tri-Union PWD committee, actor Anita Hollander, chair of the I AM PWD steering committee, and campaign spokespersons and actors RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad) and Daryl "Chill" Mitchell (Brothers).

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