People First: Real Disabilities, Reel Stories

Watch the full video of the recent panel conversation on portrayals of people with disabilities in TV and film.

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“People First: Real Disabilities, Reel Stories” featured guest speakers Ben Lewin, writer and director of The Sessions; Margaret Nagle, writer and producer of Warm Springs; Eric Guggenheim, writer and co-producer for Parenthood; David Radcliff, writer and member of WGA Committee for Writers with Disabilities; Auti Angel, actress in the docu-drama series Push Girls; and Ann Neville-Jan, an associate professor of occupational science and therapy at the University of Southern California who gave the keynote address. Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington served as the moderator.

The Feb. 11 panel was a collaboration between HH&S and the Writers With Disabilities Committee and the Diversity Department of the Writers Guild of America, West, and was held at the WGAW.

Left, Ben Lewin, writer and director for “The Sessions.” Photo by Steve Cohn