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2015 MEDIA ACCESS AWARDS CELEBRATE DISABILITY AWARENESS AND INCLUSION IN MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
The Media Access Awards were created in 1979 by the California Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities along with producer Fern Field and her late husband, Norman Brooks, to recognize and encourage the accurate portrayal of people with disabilities. An estimated 56 million Americans live with disabilities. In recognition of this reality, the entertainment unions and guilds recognize the social impact of films, television and broadcasting, and strive for an open dialogue regarding portrayals of disability and increased employment opportunities in front of and behind the scenes. To that end, the Media Access Awards celebrates producers, actors, writers, broadcasters, and casting directors who have made positive contributions to the more accurate and inclusive portrayals of persons with disabilities in film, television, and all other media. They are truly pioneers in affecting change.
Hosted by Danny Woodburn. Honorees include executive producer Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal), director, writer, and producer Richard Glatzer (Still Alice, Quinceañera), director, writer, and producer Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice, Quinceañera), casting associate Beth Lipari (We’re the Millers), casting director Bruce H. Newberg (The Closer), talent agency Kazarian, Measures, Ruskin & Associates, actor Mat Fraser (American Horror Story), director, producer, and writer Peter Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary). Presenters for the evening include Katie Lowes (Scandal), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Joely Fisher (RuPaul’s Drag U), Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera) and many more.More info Back to calendar