The 1in4 Coalition is Cracking Open Doors for Disabled People in Hollywood

JUL 19, 2021
Few roles about disabled people exist in entertainment, and those are rarely played by a disabled actor. The 1in4 Coalition is out to change this.

Netflix, Shonda Rhimes Extend Deal to Include Feature Films, Gaming and Virtual Reality Content

July 08,2021

Netflix and Shonda Rhimes are extending their creative relationship, inked in 2017, beyond television to feature films and gaming. Under the terms of the expanded deal, which encompasses Rhimes’ Shondaland Media and her longtime producing partner Betsy Beers, Netflix and Shondaland will exclusively produce, stream and distribute feature films in addition to potential gaming and virtual reality content.

In ‘Luca,’ a Character’s Disability Doesn’t Define Him

July 02,2021
Pixar’s latest film deftly features a character born without an arm. Here’s how a director of “Crip Camp” came to consult on the project.

Why I kept my disability hidden from the fashion world

June 06, 2021

Mark Smith was born with three fingers missing, a physical difference he spent years trying to disguise. He writes candidly about how, aged 40, he is finally ready to ‘come out’

This manager is working toward diversity in Hollywood — and that includes those with disabilities

May 13, 2021
After her first experience of the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, talent manager Eryn Brown wanted to end her nascent Hollywood career.

My Win As The First Disabled Black Woman On The Oscars Red Carpet, Essence

April 30,2021
Sunday evening, when my rhinestone-lined wheelchair tires rolled onto the iconic Oscars red carpet, I inhaled deeply, embracing the fact that I was making history as the first visibly disabled Black woman at the Academy Awards.

Time’s Up & 1IN4 Coalition Seeks New Standards For Hollywood’s Inclusion of People With Disabilities, Deadline

April 27, 2021
The Time’s Up Foundation has joined with 1IN4, a coalition of disabled Hollywood workers, in calling for “long-term institutional shifts” in the film and TV industry to increase employment opportunities and authentic portrayals of the disabled community on screen, behind the camera, and in the media.

This Oscar nominee plans to shatter the film world's ableism, MSNBC

April 25, 2021
For the very first time in its 93-year history, the Academy Awards nominated a director with a visible disability. If that statement conjures both satisfaction and indignation, you’re not alone.


October 26, 2020
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Academy will present a special virtual program titled AccessAbility/VisAbility: Breaking Down the Barriers for People with Disabilities in Media, featuring conversations with filmmakers with disabilities examining the struggles and successes of the disabled community in Hollywood. Hosted by Oscar®-winning actor Marlee Matlin.