Amazon Studios and AMC Partner To Support Deaf Creatives of Color (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Studios and AMC Networks have partnered with Deaf Talent Media and Entertainment Consulting (DTMEC) on the creation of the Deaf Talent Creative Lab (DTCL). The new initiative will work to offer Deaf folks of shade with expertise to additional their success throughout the leisure trade.

The inaugural DTCL will host two simultaneous tracks for youngsters, age 13-19 years outdated, with one other for grownup trade professionals. The upcoming residential program will run from July 12 – 27, 2023 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga.

The DTCL will present attendees with instruments, steering and help in growing artistic proficiencies — together with instruction from trade consultants in screenwriting, performing, manufacturing lessons, advertising, pitching and self-taping. In addition, attendees will obtain networking and mentorship alternatives.

“As more Deaf actors appear on screens, we have become aware of a hunger ifor their unique stories to be told through writing and production” stated Jade Bryan, DTCL founder. “My goal is to empower Deaf creatives, teaching them how to participate in that storytelling and how to navigate the industry.”

Amazon Studios will host a writing lab for these collaborating within the youth observe. The writing lab will run from July 12 – 28, and have grasp lessons, panels and extra coaching periods.

“By curating specialized educational and development opportunities during the Deaf Talent Creative Lab we can remove some of the barriers to entry for these young writers,” stated Jerome Core, Amazon Studios’ head of US & WW DEIA content material.

AMC Networks’ artistic executives Nikki Love and Ashley McFarlin, will likely be main periods on how attendees can make the most of their sensible expertise to interrupt into the trade.

“Creating more space in television and film production for diverse creatives of all life experiences has been a personal priority of mine since I started working in this industry,” stated McFarlin.

“From the moment we were introduced to Jade, I have been inspired by her dedication to empowering the deaf community and breaking down barriers to carrier pathways in our industry,” added Love. “We are honored to be an accomplice in this critical work.”

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