INCEPTION OF DEAF TALENT® MOVEMENT

 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 Talen®t 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 (Three Literary Agents attended) 


• Pre-production: The Two Essence 


• DocSeries: Resist Through Our Eyes 




2017


• The Shattered Mind Festival Tour Screened at 47 Film Festival (2015-2017) 

   Won 17 Awards 


• Sold/Distributed 500 DVDs 


• Film The Two Essences Proof of Concept 


• Rejoined NY Women in Film & TV 




2018

• Inception of Jade Films Acting School

. Deal for The Two Essences TV Pilot did not move forward

• (This Close/first Deaf white showrunners, Shoshanna Stern & Josh Feldman)


2019

• Sundance Film Festival (Promoted The Two Essences/#DeafTalent® Campaign)

• Jade’s now on Hollywood Executives’ Radar for her D&I Consulting experience

• Inception of BlackBox Actors’Showcase

• Pitched The Two Essences to Hollywood Executives

• Jade start developing her own TV Show with Hollywood TV Executives

• Filed Trademark Application, #DeafTalent™

• Joined Women of Color Unite in LA


2020

• Sundance Film Festival (Elevated #DeafWOCinMedia/#DeafTalent Campaign)

• Jade paired up with a Co-Writer/Co-Creator for her TV Show. (Lots of writing sessions)

• Received Certificate of Registration for #DeafTalent® Trademark

• Nyle DiMarco, another white deaf talent to develop his own TV Show)

• Pitched a few TV ideas with Erika A.• Scriptwriting: Fatima Grace

• Featured Interview with The Root



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