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 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 (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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