Disability Entertainment Talent Resource

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Actors, Musicians, Speakers & Comedians

Actor-Model – 13-yr old

Amazing, determined, smart

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Blind Voice Actor/Singer

Aspiring actress with OI

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Cassie Lujan Passionate Fierce

Former Paralympian; Now Actor

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Why abilityE?

The Past Narrative

“We can’t find talented actors with disabilities”

The Problem

Casting doesn’t know where to go to effectively find authentic performers with disabilities

The Solution

A resource with thousands of talented performers with disabilities

The more you know — a few key items

  • abilityE is free to performers/talent/actors.
  • The site is built for performers/talent/actors with disabilities.
  • Performers/talent/actors includes categories like TV, Film, comedy, speakers and music.
  • You can be union, non-union, represented or not represented.
  • Your profile can only be viewed by approved casting members. See our Privacy Policy for more info.
  • We welcome performers of all ages, but we do need to ask your birth date for security purposes (not for public view).

How abilityE came to be

When Netflix was casting for their new series “The Healing Powers of Dude” their casting people could only find 10 actors to audition that fit the age range who authentically used a wheelchair. They came to us for help.

We accessed our platforms abilityJOBS.com and ABILITY Magazine, casting a wide net. From our efforts, we sent Netflix casting several hundred requests for auditions and they found exactly who they were looking for, Sophie Kim — she was cast as Amara.

The word spread, and other casting offices were asking for help — so abilityE was born to be the source to cast a wider net.

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Sophie Kim in “The Healing Powers of Dude”

Diversity • Inclusion • Employment

Disability in Entertainment

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A message from Jason George SAG-AFTRA Diversity Advisory Chair

We thank clients Disney Animation, Lionsgate, 20th Century Studios, Netflix Animation, Comcast NBCUniversal and everyone for their support as we grow.

A growing number of Studios, Casting Agents, Organizations, Film Festivals know about the future of inclusion with abilityE

SAG-AFTRA, Casting Society of America, Warner Brothers, Netflix, Paramount, Google, CBS, Final Draft, ReelAbilities, RespectAbility, Focus on ABILITY Short Film Festival, Easterseals and many more…

abilityE

abilityEntertainment, a non-profit, has built a bridge to connect authentic talent with disabilities to the entertainment industry.