VARIETY: Walt Disney Company Presents $1 Million Grant to Exceptional Minds

As part of the Walt Disney Company’s Future Storytellers initiative, the company committed to a $1 million multi-year grant that will impact the scope of technology and curriculum of Exceptional Minds, the nonprofit, creative arts academy for young adults with autism. “At Disney we recognize the importance of investing in skill-building opportunities when it comes to preparing youth…

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Disney Writing Program Unveils 2023 Participants

EXCLUSIVE: Disney Entertainment has selected 13 participants for its 2023 Writing Program. The one-year writing initiative, formerly known as the Disney|ABC Writing Program and the Walt Disney Television Writing Program, helps participants secure their first TV staff writer assignments on a DGE series. Participants also are offered mentorship, advanced professional development and access to DGE’s creative…

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Disney TV Turns to Leadership, Not Talent, for Inclusion Efforts

All-white diversity panels have become somewhat of a meme that mocks cluelessness across multiple industries, but for Disney Television Studios, the selection of panelists for its Winter TCA panel on inclusion was deliberate. “You might notice the other panelists joining us today are white,” said Walt Disney Television head of Creative Talent Development & Inclusion…

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