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Actors with Disabilities: Are You in Our Files?

  • May 13th, 2015

As part of our ongoing effort to serve underrepresented performers with disabilities (PWDs), Inclusion in the Arts maintains a nationwide database of disabled actors. We work closely and often with producers, directors and casting directors across the country and regularly refer actors for roles in film, television and theatre. As the industry grows more committed…

Commentary: Despite Declaration, Doubting Deadline’s Diversity Apology

  • March 30th, 2015

If you have any interest in the subject of diversity in entertainment, no doubt you’re aware of the firestorm kicked off last week by TV editor and co-editor-in-chief of the entertainment website Deadline, Nellie Andreeva. An article/op-ed under the headline “Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of A…

Commentary: Entertainment Reporter Employs False Balance To Undermine TV’s Diversity Efforts

  • March 25th, 2015

In case you haven’t heard, Caucasian actors are being victimized by casting practices at the television networks. They, after holding primacy on screen since the earliest days of television, may – horrors! – have a few less opportunities to secure roles in new television series this year because of an effort by the networks to…

Commentary: Not All Great Works Stay Great, In Text Or Performance

  • October 20th, 2014

As headlines go, “A challenge for the arts: Stop sanitizing and show the great works as they were created” embodies what many of us were taught in school about the well-made essay: tell people what you’re going to tell them, offer support for your thesis, then tell them what you’ve told them. Unlike many instances…

Commentary: Shouldn’t The Oscars Broadcast Represent America?

  • February 24th, 2014

When it comes to televised award shows, here’s a little something you may have never considered. While the show’s TV producers have no say over who gets nominated, or who wins, they have significant control over who appears as the host and all of those who turn up as presenters.  That’s why the list of…