Who is abilityE for?

abilityE is built for actors, musicians, speakers, voice over talent, comedians and a variety of performers with disabilities.

Getting Started

Register and then create your performer profile.

The performer profile provides the opportunity to introduce yourself to industry professionals. Who you are, your talents, skills, and experience – all of that is important!

Do I Need to be a Union Member?

abilityE does not require performers to be in the union. Projects are both union and non-union. Keep in mind, union jobs occasionally hire non-union performers – this is one of the most common ways to break into the industry!

How to find a manager

One of the best ways to find a manager is by referral. This can be a recommendation from a friend, colleague, agent, producer, or casting director. The possibilities are endless, but make sure that the referral comes from a person in good standing with the manager you are seeking.

How can I contact a casting pro?

If there is interest, you’ll receive a message in your abilityE account. So, log in and check your messages.

Additionally, abilityE will email you of any new messages in your account.

Process to create a profile

  1. Register as a performer and go to your My Account page.
  2. Fill in the “Headline” field. The headline is like a descriptive title, not too general, not too long that describes yourself. Let your personality shine! The headline will be displayed with your headshot.
  3. Headshot (Featured Photo):  Your headshot is the first thing that casting agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals will look at. Basically, a headshot is a head to shoulder or mid-chest photo. This a required field in order to submit your registration.
  4. General information about your experience, skills, education, and disability.
  5. Direct link to your Youtube or Vimeo video. (Optional)
  6. Links to your website and / or IMDb page can be added, however, these links will not be visible on your profile.

Who can join?

abilityE is dedicated to performers with disabilities. Under the ADAAA, “major life activities” is expanded to include “major bodily functions.” The statute contains a nonexhaustive list of “major life activities” that adds additional activities to those currently listed in the ADA and Section 503 regulations, and a nonexhaustive list of “major bodily functions.” If you’re not familiar with the definition of “what is a disability” read more about the legislation Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).

If you fit the definition then be sure to create a profile.