Authentic representation has rapidly become an important cultural concern, including the representation of people with disability. This makes it a key issue for people working in cultural and creative industries, especially film, TV and advertising.
So Accessible Arts – NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation – is holding a special FREE edition of it’s popular ATAG industry meetups which will focus on casting and crewing people with disability.
The event is called Reel Representation and will be held at AFTRS in Sydney on 15 October 2019 from 8am – 10am. Don’t worry about the early start because a light breakfast will be supplied.
Participants will learn about the business case for casting and crewing people with disability, look at case studies involving actors, models and key creatives with disability, and how having authentic representation on screen and behind the scenes can help improve how audiences and consumers engage with programming and content.
Speakers include former Australian Human Rights and Disability Commissioner and current chair of the Attitude Foundation Graeme Innes; founder and director of Taste Creative and former NSW Young Australian of the Year Genevieve Clay-Smith; CEO of disability led film company Bus Stop Films Tracey Corbin-Matchett; and director of inclusive casting agency Chicken & Chips Stephanie Pringle.
ATAGs are regular and FREE meetups and networking events for creative industry workers who want to be more inclusive of people with disability in their professional practice.
Places are limited. Don’t miss out. REGISTER NOW!