Resources

Find Talent

So often we hear: “I would love to be more inclusive in our hiring, for our writing or production teams or for more authentic casting … but I have no idea where to get started. How do I find qualified people with disabilities for these industry positions?”

Here’s the good news. There are more people with disabilities employed in the entertainment industry than ever before, with demand and opportunities steadily increasing over these last few years. We can help you find talent, excited and able to take on roles both in front of or behind the camera. Need proof? Just check out our success stories. Reach out – we’d love to help you navigate this incredible pool of diverse talent!

Helpful Tools

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Find Talent on IMDbPro

IMDbPro, the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals, is a proud sponsor of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. The winning filmmakers in 2020 were provided a one-year membership to IMDbPro to help them continue achieving success in their careers, and their films are featured on IMDb. Professionals or fans looking to work with the winning EDFC filmmakers can easily find a complete list of winners from 2014 onward on IMDb and can discover additional qualified cast and crew with disabilities using IMDbPro search. IMDbPro members have access to more resources like contact information, the ability to track talent, projects in-development, and more. Try IMDbPro for free today.

2021 HRTS Diversity & Inclusion Resource Guide

HRTS Inclusion Resource Guide

Thank you for your interest in our 2021 HRTS Diversity & Inclusion Resource Guide + Internship Listing. Please enjoy the preview version of the guide. The full version of the guide includes highlights and contacts for dozens of TV industry programs designed to promote inclusion, equality, and representation. It is available to HRTS members in their Member Dashboard. To learn more about HRTS and how to become a member, go to hrts.org.

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Media Access Award’s Employing Writers with Disabilities, A Best Practices Guide

Dive into this writers guide with tips, tools and insights for bringing more authentic disability representations and experiences into the writers room.

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Abilities Unlimited: How People With Disabilities are Helping Hollywood Win Special Report

Check out this first-ever special report of its kind, providing an in-depth account of disability across entertainment and offering valuable resources for continuing this work.