Marilee Talkington

Disability Activist

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Marilee has been a Disability Activist and Consultant for stage and screen for the past 20+ years. She founded an Actor Training Program for Blind and Low Vision Artists, is on the advisory board for Queens Theatre Theatre for All program, is a founding steering committee member of 50/50 by 2020 Disability Cohort in Hollywood. She is a member of the SAG AFTRA PWD committee and has been a disability consultant for universities, acting conservatories, private actor training programs, theatres, tv and film and private businesses. She is also a professional motivational speaker and has keynoted for both national organizations and global companies.

Her Philosophy of Inclusion in the entertainment Industry is based on her 3C Approach.

  • CASTING: Authentic Casting for all characters with disabilities, as well as disabled actors being cast in non-disability specific roles.

  • CONTENT: Stories written by, for and about disabled persons. Disabled writers included in all writing rooms.

  • CAREERS: Creating opportunities for disabled artists and industry professionals to be hired as directors, producers, editors, designers, and all below the line positions.

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