The Times podcast: Hollywood, here comes Madison

The Hollywood sign
The entertainment industry should become more inclusive of people with disabilities — both onscreen and behind the scenes, Nielsen’s Patricia Ratulangi says.
(Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

For a few days this week, we’re highlighting the work of students from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Today, Jillian Carmenate introduces us to her older sister, Madison, who’s forging into the entertainment industry. Madison Carmenate hopes to create movies and TV shows that feature people with disabilities, like her — and like a full quarter of U.S. adults.


Host: USC student Jillian Carmenate

More reading:

How entertainment professionals with disabilities are fighting for inclusion

This manager is working toward diversity in Hollywood — and that includes those with disabilities

Hollywood’s reluctance to welcome disability shuts out a lot of fresh talent and stories

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