Meet The Manager Trying To Open Doors For People With Disabilities In Hollywood – DisabilityScoop (Anousha Sakoui | June 2021)

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LOS ANGELES — After her first experience of the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, talent manager Eryn Brown wanted to end her nascent Hollywood career.

Stories like this are a joy for those of us who live with a disability.  As well as being terrific news for anyone who cares about how disabled people are treated.  The inclusion of actors who live with a disability in the cast of movies and TV shows mainstreams disability and normalises disability in everyday life.

Attending film markets such as Cannes can be grueling for most attendees, with parties and meetings held in busy hotels, restaurants, theaters, even aboard yachts. For Brown, who has a congenital, unidentified disability and needs leg braces to walk, accessing many of the buildings and events was a struggle.

At the iconic red steps at the Palais des Festivals where women are expected to wear high heels, Brown either had to be carried or use a side entrance and be separated from her clients. Inside, accessible seating was reserved.

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Stories like this are a joy for those of us who live with a disability.  As well as being terrific news for anyone who cares about how disabled people are treated.  The inclusion of actors who live with a disability in the cast of movies and TV shows mainstreams disability and normalises disability in everyday life.

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