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DEAF TALENT™ MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT CONSULTING NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH

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PRESS RELEASE - NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT   DEAF TALENTTM MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT   CONSULTING   Harlem, NY - January 5th, 2021. Happy New Year! After many months of hard work and dedication from our team at Deaf TalentTM Media & Entertainment Consulting, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! Our primary goal is to collaborate with producers, writers, directors, and executives to ensure that our cultural representations with Deaf and Disabled characters, that their cultural representations, unique insights, storylines, and distinct points of view are multi- dimensional and authentic. When it comes to Hollywood storytelling, oftentimes, in film and television, we see on the screen that misrepresents and reinforces dangerous stereotypes of POC and  Black Deaf  characters. Deaf TalentTM Media & Entertainment Consulting, a division of  Jade Films  and Entertainment, LLC, is in a special position to help companies navigate through transformative change du

The Co-option of Deaf Talent™ Movement (2012)© 

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The  Deaf Talent   Movement, founded by the first Black Deaf Filmmaker/Activist,  Jade Bryan  in 2012, is a social and cultural icon centralized on  spreading awareness  about the lack of representation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) in television and film. However, Black Deaf actors, writers, producers, and Black Deaf stories are the most overlooked in getting recognition in film and television. This movement began on multiple online and real-life platforms, starting with social media. Jade Bryan created a social media platform by using Twitter and Facebook to spread awareness of the need for better representation in television and film before moving her movement to the streets. (See press release from 2012) A close-knit of Black and POC Deaf Activists from the Deaf community and actors cast in Jade Bryan’s film, The Shattered Mind , (formerly known as The Double Life of Zhane Rain ), met up and campaigned in the streets. The movement lasts for several weeks from s

INCEPTION OF DEAF TALENT MOVEMENT

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  The 2012 Inception of the DeafTalent Movement for movie, The Double Life of Zhane Rain. Deaf Talent Movement Timeline Started by Jade Bryan in 2012 via Social Media. Eight Years and Counting! The Co-option of  Deaf Talent Movement  (2012) (Written on November 2, 2020) 2012 •The Double Life Staged Reading  • The Double Life Deaf Talent Movement.  • Pitched a TV Show to BET, Kaomi's Three Charms   2013  •  Begin filming  The Double Life (New title:  The Shattered Mind ) • Developed new script: The Two Essences (For Will Smith Production Company).  2014 • First Sundance Film Festival Trip (Promoted The Shattered Mind)  • Completed The Shattered Mind  • Red Carpet for The Shattered Mind  • Staged Reading: The Two Essences  • Scriptwriting: The Innocent Project  2015 • The Shattered Mind Festival Tour  • Kicked off at Riverside Film Festival  • White Deaf People Co-opted #DeafTalent Movement  2016 • The Shattered Mind Festival Tour  • Staged Reading: The Innocent Project (Th

Sundance Film Festival 2019

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