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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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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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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Make ‘em laugh before you make ‘em cry

July 2, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

The Ruderman Family Foundation intern to the Academy Gold 2019 just won a prize. So why did people laugh?  I’m an Academy Gold 2019 intern! Working with the Ruderman Foundation for authentic representation in Hollywood, I was overjoyed when I realized the Foundation is taking me all the way to the Oscars. As part of ...
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Open Auditions to True Diversity

April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

When we learned Emily Blunt is being considered to star as Rebecca Alexander in a new feature about her life as a woman who is deaf-blind, we reached out to multiple actresses with similar disabilities to film their auditions for this role. Here are their auditions:   Bella Cosper Ali B. Gorrie Marilee Talkington   ...
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