About 1IN4 Coalition
1IN4 is an intersectional coalition of disabled creatives currently working in Hollywood focused on long-term institutional shifts to increase employment and authentic representation of disabled people. Now is the time – to employ disabled people, to tell authentic stories, and to ignite change for the 1.85 billion disabled people around the world.
The co-founders of the 1IN4 include:
Eryn Brown is a talent manager who has helped nurture and build the careers of acclaimed writers, directors and actors from around the world. As demonstrated through her clients’ work and her social activism, Eryn believes in the power of positive cultural change through art.
Sara Fischer is the head of Production at Shonda Rhimes’ production company Shondaland.
Jim LeBrecht is the co-director and co-producer of Crip Camp. He has over 35 years of experience as a film and theater sound designer and mixer, author and disability rights activist. Jim began his career in theater, working as the resident sound designer at the Berkeley Repertory Theater for 10 years. His film credits include The Island President, The Waiting Room, The Kill Team and Audry and Daisy. A complete list of his film credits (over 180) can be viewed at IMDB. Jim co-authored Sound and Music for the Theater: the art and technique of design. Now in its 4th edition, the book is used as a textbook all over the world. Jim’s work as an activist began in high school and continued at UC, San Diego, where he helped found the Disabled Students Union. Jim is currently a board member of the Disability Education and Defense Fund, which works for the rights of the disabled through education, legislation, and litigation.
Natasha Ofili is known for her acting work, including Netflix’s The Politician (Ryan Murphy), Amazon’s Undone (Deaf Teacher; first Black Deaf animated character), playing the first Black deaf video game character, Hailey Cooper, in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Spider-Man 2 video games, and Saturday Night Live with Coldplay. She is a staff writer on the Starz/Warner Brothers “Untitled Show,” produced by Ava DuVernay’s company, Array, featuring Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson. Under Natasha’s production company, NIOVISION, she has written, produced, directed, and acted in her award-winning short film, The Multi. She wrote an original play, The Window (theater), that was workshopped by WACO Theater and Deaf West Theater. natashaofili.com | IG @Natasha_Ofili
Staff of the 1IN4 include:
Dr. Grishma Shah is a South Asian visual artist/storyteller, producer and Entertainment Psychologist based in Chicago. With the belief that art can be transformative, Grishma founded her company LaGrish to reframe cultural messaging on disability+ stories in entertainment. Through LaGrish, Grishma supports filmmakers, film festivals and organizations in Hollywood at various stages of content creation. When Grishma isn’t consulting, she is painting up a storm for an upcoming art exhibit or facilitating a workshop at academic institutions like Northwestern University and Harvard University. To access her audio PhD dissertation exploring gender, skin tone, caste, religion and disability in South Asian “Desi” culture, visit www.lagrish.com.
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