Screen Actors Guild Celebrates 20th Anniversary of ADA

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Screen Actors Guild Celebrates 20th Anniversary of ADA


Screen Actors  Guild Celebrates 20th Anniversary of ADA

Screening of “Sympathy for  Delicious”  
Part of Daylong ADA Anniversary Celebration at Los  Angeles City  Hall
Event:  Monday, July 26 – Los Angeles City Hall

What: In  commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with  Disabilities Act (ADA), Screen Actors Guild Affirmative Action & Diversity  will host its inaugural “Dare to Be Diverse” Screening Series with the film Sympathy for Delicious, starring Christopher Thornton, Mark Ruffalo, Juliette Lewis, Orlando Bloom and Laura Linney, written by Christopher Thornton and directed by Mark Ruffalo. A Q&A will follow moderated by actor Ron Livingston.

Sympathy for Delicious is a drama about recently paralyzed DJ "Delicious" Dean as he battles the mean streets of Los Angeles to resurrect his career. The character is portrayed by the film's writer/producer, Christopher Thornton, who also has paraplegia as a result of a 1992 rock-climbing accident.

  Mark Ruffalo (actor/director, Sympathy for Delicious)

Ron Livingston (actor, Music Within, Dinner for Schmucks, Band of Brothers)
Christopher Thornton
(actor/writer/producer, Sympathy for Delicious)
RJ Mitte (actor, Breaking Bad)
Geri Jewell (actor, Deadwood, The Facts of Life)
Heidi Levitt (casting director,
Sympathy for Delicious
Rebecca Yee (SAG National Director of Affirmative Action & Diversity and Senior EEO Counsel)

When: Monday, July 26, 2 p.m. screening; Q&A to follow.

The screening and Q&A are part of a daylong ADA anniversary celebration at Los Angeles City Hall that begins at noon, in the third floor rotunda, a ceremony will feature the following scheduled guests: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Controller Wendy Greuel, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, Council President Eric Garcetti, and Councilmembers Tony Cardenas, Janice Hahn, Tom LaBonge, Jan Perry, and Bill Rosendahl.  

: Los Angeles City Hall, John Ferraro Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, Room 340, 200 North Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles.

Additional Details
: Presented by Screen Actors Guild Affirmative Action & Diversity, City of Los Angeles Department on Disability, SAG Performers with Disabilities Committee and Writers Guild of America, West, Writers with Disabilities Committee.

Media: Members of the media interested in covering this event, please contact:
SAG Communications Executive Director Pamela Greenwalt, (323) 549-6872,

For City of Los Angeles, contact Deanna McNeally, L.A. City Department on Disability, (213) 202-2761,