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Easterseals Southern California Announces Winners of the 2021 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
“Dwarfo-psychosis” Takes Home Best Film and Best Director Prizes
Los Angeles, May 7, 2021

Easterseals Southern California and IMDbPro Collaborate to Support and Create Visibility for Entertainment Professionals in the Disability Community
Collaboration Includes Highlighting Winners of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge on IMDb and IMDbPro
Los Angeles, April 7, 2021

Michelle Buteau, Paul Raci, Ali Stroker, Matthew Jeffers, and More Join Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
Adobe, IMDbPro, WarnerMedia, and ViacomCBS to serve as presenting sponsors; Judges Include Jim LeBrecht, Lawrence Carter-Long, Kat Coiro, Jillian Mercado, Col Needham, Lolo Spencer, Stephanie Thomas, and More
Los Angeles, March 29, 2021

Easterseals Southern California Launches 2021 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
Now Accepting Submissions for the “Home Edition 2.0”; Judges Include Jim LeBrecht, Lawrence Carter-Long, Kat Coiro, Jillian Mercado, Col Needham, Lolo Spencer, Stephanie Thomas, and More
Los Angeles, February 18, 2021

Easterseals Announces Sundance Film Festival Programming, Partnership, Advancing Disability Representation in Entertainment–For The First Time Ever, Entire Festival Lineup Will Be Closed-Captioned
Festival will mark the launch of the 2021 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, and Easterseals in Entertainment Website and Resource Center
Los Angeles, Jan. 19. 2021

“Crip Camp,” “Away,” Ramy Youssef, Lauren Ridloff, Leah Daniels Butler, and Danny J. Gomez To Be Honored At Virtual Media Access Awards Presented by Easterseals; Nyle DiMarco To Host Celebration of Disability Representation On Screen
Nyle DiMarco To Host Celebration of Disability Representation On Screen
Los Angeles, November 10,2020

Winners Announced At A Star-Studded Awards Ceremony
Los Angeles, Aug. 14, 2020

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge: Home Edition Set for July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020

Judy Heumann, Ali Stroker & Kristen Joiner Discuss “Being Heumann” for the Disability Revolution Book Club
Let’s come together to celebrate our history, the fight for equal rights, inclusion, representation and so much more.
Live stream, June 17,2020

Celebrated Actors & Filmmaker with Disabilities Team with Easterseals on Urgent COVID-19 Message
PSAs Encourage Everyone to #StayHomeSaveLives during coronavirus crisis
Los Angeles, April 15,2020

Easterseals Disability FIlm Challenge For 2020 Officially Launched at Sundance Film Festival
Participants can register at DisabilityFilmChallenge.com now through Friday, March 13th for regular deadline and Tuesday, March 31st for late registration.
Park City, Utah, January 25, 2020

Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) Unveils New Member Guide to TV Industry Programs That Promote Inclusion, Equality, and Representation
Guide Sponsored by Easterseals Disability Services Provides Information on Advancing Disability Inclusion; HRTS Member Companies and Other Organizations Promoting Inclusion and Diversity Included in the Guide
(Los Angeles – Oct. 24, 2019)

Entertainment Industry Unites for Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Awards to Honor Filmmakers Who Inspire Change
Winners of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Announced by Micah Fowler, Geri Jewell, CJ Jones, Ryan O’Connell, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and More at Sony Pictures Studios
(Los Angeles – May 10, 2019) 

Finalists for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Announced and Showcased at the Newport Beach Film Festival
Annual Film Challenge Celebrates Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry; Winners to be Announced May 9 at Sony Pictures Studios
(Newport Beach, Calif.April 29, 2019)

Television Academy Foundation Partners With Easterseals to Present the Power of TV: Representing Disability in Storytelling
April 24 Public Event to Focus on Disability Representation and Inclusion in Television
(NoHo Arts District, Calif.– April 10, 2019)

Registration Open for 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge: A Force for Change, Disability Inclusion & Careers in Entertainment
Film Competition Takes Place April 5-7; Winners Announced at Red Carpet Ceremony at Sony Pictures Studios, on May 9
GLOBE NEWSWIRE
(Los Angeles Jan. 28, 2019)