Hollywood Studios Urged to Hire Disability Officers in Letter Signed by Naomie Harris

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As Hollywood continues its ongoing fight for increased diversity and representation across the industry, disability is rarely included.

Entrepreneur and disability activist Keely Cat-Wells is teaming up with major Hollywood figures to urge movie studios to hire a permanent disability officer. Amy Poehler and Naomie Harris are among over 80 names who have signed an open letter being sent across Hollywood on Wednesday.

“If you show the injustice of the system and say, ‘Look, here’s a way forward,’ it makes it more difficult for people to ignore,” says “James Bond” star Harris in support of the letter. …

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