Spring 2019

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Page 27 of 77 | Spring 2019 | SAG-AFTRA 25 CASTING MENASA ACTORS Member Mousa Kraish speaks during a town hall discussion for and about MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian) actors and casting in Los Angeles on Oct. 22. The event was one of two that brought together members of the Casting Society of America and SAG-AFTRA members. The second took place in New York on Oct. 23. ALL ACCESS SAG-AFTRA Harold Russell Award recipient and member CJ Jones with member Millicent Simmonds at the Media Access Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 1. SAG-AFTRA proudly sponsors the awards, which are dedicated to the accurate portrayal and employment of people with disabilities in all media. The Harold Russell Award honors a member who has made significant contributions to the disability discussion. NEWFEST CELEBRATES LGBT FILM From left, National and New York Local LGBT Committee member Janice Danielle Bummolo; New York Local LGBT Committee Chair Kevin Scullin; and National LGBT Committee Co-Chair Traci Godfrey attend the NewFest film festival at the SVA Theatre in New York on Oct. 29. The NewFest film festival showcases film and other creative projects from LGBT content creators as well as films that feature LGBT characters. SAG-AFTRA's New York Local LGBT Committee hosted a screening and Q&A session of signatory feature film LezBomb. A REEL GOOD TIME From left, SAG-AFTRA National PWD Committee member John Lawson, member Nick Novicki, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG-AFTRA National PWD Committee member RJ Mitte attend opening night of the ReelAbilities Film Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 11. The festival, which ran from Oct. 11–14, is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expression of people with different abilities.

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