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The Ruderman Seal of Approval The Ruderman Seal of Approval

The Ruderman Seal of Approval

The Ruderman Seal of Approval

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 productions meet two simple, specific, highly achievable, criteria:

  1. The Seal is awarded to television shows and movies that feature actors with disabilities with a speaking role of at least five lines;
  2. These productions must be in, or on the verge of, general release.

Awardees of the Seal are:

  1. October 2022: Apple TV’S Cha Cha Real Smooth, Paramount+ series “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”, HBO’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” Hallmark’s “Color My World with Love” and the Apple TV+ series “Best Foot Forward.”
  2. April 2022: Hulu’s “Only Murder’s in the Building,” Marvel’s “Eternals” and “Hawkeye,” HBO’s “And Just Like That,” and NBC’s “Ordinary Joe”
  3. October 2021:Fox’s “9-1-1,” Apple TV Plus’s “Coda,” Freeform’s “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” and Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” and “The One.”
  4. June 2021: Paramount Picture’s A Quiet Place II, Legendary and Warner Bros.’ Godzilla vs. Kong, Digital Ignition Entertainment’s Triumph, and Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia and Firefly Lane. 
  5. February 2021: NBC’s “Will & Grace”, AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”, Netflix’s “Sex Education”, ITV Studios’ “Emmerdale”, and BBC and PBS’s “Call the Midwife”
  6. November 2020: ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”, Netflix’s “Locke & Key” and “Away”, TV+ ”s “Little Voice”, “Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie,”, and the motion picture “Run”.
  7. June 2020: Apple TV’s “See”, NBC’s “This is Us”, Netflix’s “Atypical” and “The Politician”, and feature film “Spare Room”
  8. November 2019: Netflix’s “Rasing Dion” and “Tales of the City”, ABC’s “General Hospital”, BBC’s/HBO’s “Years and Years”, and Audience’s “Loudermilk
  9. July 2019: Hulu’s “Ramy”, SundanceTV’s “This Close”, Roadside Attractions’ “The Peanut Butter Falcon”, and Music Box Films’ “Give Me Liberty”
  10. May 2019: Netflix’s “Special” and “The OA”, NBC’s “Speechless”, CBS’ “NCIS: New Orleans” 

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