EXCLUSIVE: The Inevitable Foundation launched the Content Development Concierge, which connects disabled screenwriters with Hollywood decision makers to increase the number of disabled writers actively working on film and television projects.
At the base of the service is an organized roster of professional screenwriters with disabilities, along with their writing samples, backgrounds and experience that will be made available to creative executives, showrunners and producers.
Currently, less than one percent of film and television writers are disabled, compared to more than 20 percent of the US population, according to WGA statistics.
The Inevitable Foundation decided to launch the Content Development Concierge in response to requests from showrunners and executives asking for recommendations for talented disabled writers, whether their projects include characters or themes with disabilities.
“Most talent discovery solutions today expect employers and potential collaborators to spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy to find diverse talent for their projects,” said Inevitable Richie co-founders. Siegel and Marisa Torelli-Pedevska in a joint statement.
“Our Content Development Concierge is pioneering a new approach by providing timely and organized recommendations to showrunners, creative executives and producers who are already committed to adding incredible talent with disabilities to their projects,” said they added.
The foundation’s flagship initiative is a scriptwriting grant that provides disabled screenwriters with a grant of $ 25,000 and mentorship to develop and sell their own content. They also recently launched their Pipeline program in collaboration with the Writers Guild Foundation, The Black List, CAPE and Women in Film, to identify promising disabled screenwriters and accelerate them to be considered for various talent development programs. .
Funders for the Inevitable Foundation include the WarnerMedia / AT&T Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Conrad Hilton Foundation.
Creative executives and showrunners interested in using this service to connect with creatives with disabilities are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.