Video: Israel, Disapora and Judaism Conference

November 26, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

October 30, 2019 at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem saw the largest gathering in recent years dedicated to Israel and Diaspora Jewry. RFF is proud to have been a leading partner at the conference along with Haaretz Newspaper, The Hebrew University and the Jewish Agency. The conference highlighted the need to strengthen Israel’s relationship ...
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The Ruderman Seal

November 14, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

The Ruderman Seal of Approval for Authentic Representation is awarded to television or feature film projects featuring actors with disabilities in substantial speaking roles, and has been conceived as the premier recognition for those in the entertainment creative community who show the commitment toward full inclusiveness in popular culture. The Seal will be awarded when ...
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In the News

November 8, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

Netflix’s ‘Tales of the City,’ ABC’s ‘General Hospital’ Among Ruderman Family Foundation Honorees (Exclusive) The Hollywood Reporter   ‘Years and Years,’ ‘General Hospital’ honored for casting actors with disabilities LA Times   TV Needs to Step Up For People with Disabilities Boston Globe   New Study Shows Networks Leave $10 Billion on the Table by ...
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Video Series: Being An American Jewish Student

October 17, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

In our video series “Being An American Jewish Student,” American Jewish students share their experiences on U.S. college campuses in the face of anti-Semitism, anti-Israel narratives, teaching their friends about Jewish culture & religion, as well as the ways the celebrate their Jewish identity. Read an article about the project in Israel National News here. ...
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Actor RJ Mitte, a.k.a. Walt Jr. on the TV show Breaking Bad, has teamed up with the Foundation to promote disability inclusion in Hollywood. He’s here to tell you about the Foundation’s new market research on disability inclusion in TV & movies. You can learn more about our new white paper Disability Inclusion in TV ...
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Extending my journey with The Academy

September 3, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

I graduated from the Academy Gold internship program! What an incredible summer it has been. I’m so grateful to the Ruderman Family Foundation and to the Academy for supporting me on this amazing journey.  This internship was an eight-week exclusive summer experiential and educational program offering panels, interactive workshops, hands-on technical production workshops, access to ...
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As an intern for the production track in The Academy Gold program, we had an amazing experience of being able to film scenes on a sound stage at the Warner Brothers Ranch Studios. Our cohort was broken down into 5 groups and set with the task of filming 5 different scenes using the same piece ...
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Last week was another amazing week as an intern for The Academy Gold program!  On Wednesday night, The Ruderman Family Foundation sponsored a panel discussion of an all-female SPECIAL EFFECTS and VFX panel.  It was incredible to meet Kaitlyn Yang, VFX supervisor and founder of Alpha Studios and fellow wheelie-buddy. Through mutual connections, we had ...
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Hollywood Isn’t Always Glamorous!

July 26, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

The Academy has been documenting my journey through the Gold Program. I will be featured in their “Intern Spotlight” video, where I’ll talk about my career in the entertainment industry so far, how I came across this internship through the Ruderman Family Foundation and their work in disability inclusion in Hollywood, and what I hope ...
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“Wow! Someone who looks like me!” 

July 11, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

Great news! I’m a recurring guest star in season 2 of Good Trouble on Freeform! The first episode my character appeared in just aired in the episode titled, “Unfiltered”. So excited to be a part of this incredible show! My character, Gwen Tuckerman, is a smart, confident and busy paralegal who just so happens to ...
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