Actors Access for Performers with Disabilities

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Actors Access for Performers with Disabilities
Start: 06/28/2013 - 8:00pm
End: 06/28/2013 - 10:00pm

Actors Access for Performers with Disabilities Presented by Inclusion in the Arts, Breakdown Services, Casting Directors and Media Access Task Force, Friday, June 28, 2013

Designed in collaboration with Inclusion in the Arts, Breakdown Services, Casting Directors and Media Access Task Force, the new template will allow:


o        Casting directors to find performers with disabilities quickly and easily;

o        Actors with disabilities to self-identify quickly and easily using the provided checkable options.

Why: This is a unique opportunity to review how a demo reel, photos, resumes and your profile are incorporated into the casting process. We will be logging into to see how casting views actual submissions made by agents and actors via Most importantly, we want you to gain an understanding how you can better control your career as an actor.

Who: Casting director Pam Dixon, past president of Casting Society of America (CSA) and Gary Marsh, president of Breakdown Services/Actors Access will be on hand to demonstrate this exciting new tool and answer questions from the audience. In addition, Breakdown Services is very interested in your input regarding how they can make using more accessible for performers with disabilities so they can design those features for the website.

With honored guest, Kathleen Martinez, U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

An ASL interpreter will be present at the event

When: 1-3 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2013


James Cagney Board Room-Lobby level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Parking lot is just north of the building. Enter on Curson. Parking will be validated.

RSVP: Click here to RSVP. Seating is limited at this event. Once the room reaches capacity, there is no guaranteed seating. Please arrive early. 

Questions? Contact SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity at or (323) 549-6644. 

For accessibility accommodations, please contact SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity department by 3 p.m. (PST), Monday, June 24.

Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card (paid thru October 31, 2013) for admittance.

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied