Asian American International Film Festival Call For Entries

  • January 30th, 2013

From now until February 15, 2013, you can submit your work and have a chance to be a part of The 36th Annual Asian American International Film Festival from July 24 through August 3, 2013. Eligible films include shorts and feature-length video of any genre by an artist (director, producer, and/or actor) of Asian descent….

How to Improve Hollywood: 9 Experts Weigh In on the Future of Film

  • January 30th, 2013

At the dawn of 2013, Hollywood is edging toward cautious optimism. The box office is set to shatter domestic records and the home-entertainment sector is poised to grow after five years of losses. A year ago, TheWrap asked six experts the daunting question: How do we fix Hollywood?  This year, we reached out to a new set…

U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program – Deadline: March 1, 2013

  • January 11th, 2013

Eligible applicants are architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists, or solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Multidisciplinary artists and artistic directors of theater or dance companies are also eligible. Selected artists will receive a grant award in the amount of $20,000 to…

Residency: Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park

  • January 10th, 2013

Deadline: January 18, 2013 The Artist-in-Residence Program at Acadia National Park offers professional writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park. In the spring and fall, the park provides housing to participants for two-week to four-week periods. No…

Disney’s “The Lion King” and “Newsies” To Offer New Accessibility Services on Broadway

  • December 4th, 2012

I-Caption and D-Scriptive Devices Come to Minskoff and Nederlander Theatres Media Contact: Sindy Gordon, Inclusion in the Arts; 212-730-4750; *protected email*   New York, NY (December 4, 2012) – Supported by funds from the City of New York Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC and the City of New York, Disney’s hit musicals The Lion King and…

Please join us in thanking TCM!

  • November 13th, 2012

Inclusion in the Arts is thrilled to report that the historic TCM October series, “The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film” was an overwhelming success.  TCM audio described and captioned all 21 films to ensure the films were accessible to the populations they represent and to provide them with as similar an experience…

2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival NYC

  • November 8th, 2012

Inclusion in the Arts is co-presenting two films at the 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.  Mention “Inclusion in the Arts” and receive a 20% discount on tickets when you call 212-769-5200! Purchase tickets now to the world premieres of KEEP ME UPRIGHT (TIENS MOI DROITE) on…

Playwright, Bruce Norris, challenges Racial Casting Practices

  • October 23rd, 2012

October 21, 2012, 7:21 pm Playwright Challenges Racial Casting Practices By ADAM W. KEPLER The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris has called for a boycott in Germany of theater productions in which white actors are cast in roles explicitly written for black performers. In a letter addressed to fellow members of the Dramatists Guild, a…

GLAAD released its annual Where We Are on TV report

  • October 5th, 2012

  GLAAD released its annual Where We Are on TV report; a comprehensive review of scripted lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) primetime characters in the upcoming 2012-2013 television season.  Click here to see the full report and a slideshow of TV’s LGBT characters. GLAAD found that after a decrease last year, the number of…

“Post-Diversity? No. Even With a Black President”

  • October 3rd, 2012

George Alexander at the Huffington Post explores diversity in television and media: Underscoring the case for more diversity is the growing purchasing power of minority consumers. As the largest minority group in the U.S., black consumer purchasing power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015, according to a 2012 Nielsen study. The Hispanic market,…