ANNOUNCING THE 2019 MEDIA ACCESS AWARDS – NOVEMBER 14TH, 2019
Mark your calendars for The Media Access Awards on November 14th, 2019.
The Media Access Awards, which will be celebrating its 40th anniversary, and its partner Easterseals, which is commemorating 100 years as the first national organization serving people with disabilities, are proud to present a celebration honoring the best in disability representation in Hollywood.
The Media Access Awards, founded by producers Norman Lear and Fern Field, annually honors the top creatives in film and television with the WGA Evan Somers, PGA George Sunga, Casting Society of America, and Harold Russell SAG-AFTRA awards for their employment of and creation of accurate portrayals of people with disabilities.
Past hosts have included Jimmy Kimmel, Marlee Matlin, Fred Willard and Haben Girma, the first deaf-blind woman to graduate from Harvard Law School.
Past honorees include: Vince Gilligan of “Better Call Saul,” Simon Cowell of “America’s Got Talent,” David Shore of “The Good Doctor,” Bruce Cohen, producer of “Silver Lining Playbook,” Lauren Potter from “Glee,” Shonda Rhimes, creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” legendary blind singer/songwriter Phil Perry, and the creators of “This Close,” Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, among others. Special honors were given to Norman Lear and George R.R. Martin, the author of “Game of Thrones.”
Presenters have included Jane Lynch, William H. Macy, Frank Marshall, John Hawkes, Danny Woodburn, Michael Keaton, and Jamie Brewer.
An estimated 61 million Americans live with a disability. As the largest minority group on the planet —and as the only minority group that anyone can join at any point of his or her life — the disability community is a robust, diverse, and integral part of our global fabric.
We are proud to be at the forefront of creating and promoting opportunities for some of the brightest talents in the industry.