I AM PWD

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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:30

Los Angeles and New York City (January 12, 2012) — I AM PWD, a tri-union partnership to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the media, marked the end of its three-year campaign Wednesday, January 11 with a bi-coastal industry summit held via videoconference.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 17:26

Los Angeles (Oct. 6, 2011) — Actor Marlee Matlin was honored today with the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Harold Russell Award at the 2011 Media Access Awards. The awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., aims to raise awareness of people living with disabilities and seeks to have them represented accurately in television and film.

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 04:07

1% Representation on Network TV Creates Few Employment Opportunities
for Performers With Disabilities; Improvement Seen on Cable Networks

Los Angeles (September 28, 2011) — Coinciding with the start of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, a new study shows characters with a disability are virtually non-existent on scripted primetime network television shows, presenting a stark contrast to cable channels, which fare significantly better in this area.

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 00:00

(July 27, 2010) — At a White House event celebrating the historic ADA 20th anniversary, President Obama announced an update to the “milestone in the journey to equality.” The president signed an executive order establishing the federal government as a “model employer” of people with disabilities.

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 16:11

LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK (July 20, 2010)— Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Actors’ Equity Association today announced that the International Federation of Actors, also known as FIA (Fédération Internationale des Acteurs), has endorsed the  unions’ global I AM PWD campaign.

Thu, 07/15/2010 - 17:37

 Los Angeles (July 15, 2010) — On Saturday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis addressed members of Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, the Tri-Union I AM PWD campaign and other entertainment industry leaders in an effort to explore strategies for increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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