Latest Industry Stats Show Gap Widens for Minority and Women Film and Television Writers

  • May 19th, 2011

LOS ANGELES — The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has released the Executive Summary of the 2011 Hollywood Writers Report: Recession and Regression. The study examines writers’ employment and earnings by ethnicity, gender, and age from 2008 through 2009 in the motion picture and television industry. As in previous years, diverse writers face significant…

Alan Champion, Sign-Language Interpreter for Theater, Dies at 55

  • April 25th, 2011

“Alan Champion, a sign-language interpreter who opened up hundreds of Broadway and regional theater productions to deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members over the last three decades, died on Friday in Ramona, Okla. He was 55.”  Patrick Healy, NYT For more please go to the New York Times.

Tony Honor Remarks from President Linda Earle & Executive Director Sharon Jensen

  • April 7th, 2011

Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts will receive the 2011 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre awarded by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.  The award will be presented on June 11, 2011 in New York City. The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® got their start in 1947 when the Wing established an…

Executive Director Sharon Jensen & Alliance – 2011 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre!!!

  • April 6th, 2011

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced this year’s recipients in three categories. Among the honorees are a world-renowned playwright originally from South Africa, a longtime Broadway executive, a playwright/activist known for her work in combating violence against women, an organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the theatre, film, and television and a show-business animal…

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Final Rules on Nondiscrimination in Public Accommodations, Commercial Facilities and State & Local Government Services

  • March 29th, 2011

DOJ has issued final rules that revise (1) its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) title II regulation covering nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in state and local government services; and (2) the regulation that implements title III of the ADA relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability by public accommodations and in commercial facilities. Both rules take effect…