The Rise of BIPOC Deaf Talent® Creatives in Film, Television & Theater



DEAF TALENT® MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT CONSULTING (DTMEC) IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE CELEBRATION OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEAF TALENT® MOVEMENT AND THE RISE OF BIPOC #DEAFTALENT® CREATIVES.

Harlem, NY - July 10th, 2022: Deaf Talent® Movement has reached an exciting milestone impacting multiple changes since the creator and founder, Jade Bryan coined the hashtag, #DeafTalent® on September 5, 2011 for an indie film on Kickstarter. #DeafTalent is a hashtag showcasing Deaf people who are involved in entertainment and media industries in positions such as performers, editors, sign language coaches, stuntpersons, filmmakers, screenwriters, scriptwriters, producers, and cinematographers. Jade is who is Black and is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, is a filmmaker and social justice activist. The hashtag is often used on social media platforms to highlight the existence and capabilities of these individuals, commonly referred to as “Deaf creatives.” 


Black, Deaf and Extremely Online

Source: New York Time


ASL interpreter Matt Maxey went from viral video sensation to working with Chance the Rapper 

Source: AndScape


#DeafWoke with Queen Foreverrr

#DeafWoke is a Virtual Consciousness-raising, Engaging Online Talk Show, Led by Black and Native American Deaf Host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow

Source: HowlRound


How this music buff is using hip-hop and ASL to 'break barriers between music and sign language' 

Source: Yahoo


Q&A with actor, Tik Tok star, dancer and deaf content creator Shaheem Sanchez

Source: Starkey


PUSH TOWARDS GREATNESS - Who is Warren Snipe?

Source: The Sun


MEET SHAHEEM SANCHEZ, THE DEAF DANCER OUT THERE BLOWING MINDS

Source: World of Dance Magazine


Alexandria Wailes on Deaf Dancing, CODA Switching and Turning Purple

Source: New York Theater


Warren ‘Wawa’ Snipe’s ASL Super Bowl performance went viral. He wants to redefine what deaf artists can do.

Source: Washington Post


Harold Foxx: Deaf comedian, actor finds common ground with hearing audiences

Source: Daily Memphian


Fear The Walking Dead Has To Stop Killing Off New Characters
Source: Screen Rant

Black Deaf Actor, On Black Lightning, Season Two! Interview With Warren Snipe

Source:  (Krip Hop Nation)


Deaf Actor Wawa lands role in CW series "Black Lightning" (ASL - 8.26.18) Sign 1 News

Source: Sign1News (YouTube) 


One of the most emotional moments on 'The Walking Dead's' season premiere is inspired by a star's progressive hearing loss and a line her mother told her

Source: (Insider)


The Truth About Angel Theory

Source: (The Netline) 


Find talented individuals represented by Bloc New York City.

Source: (Bloc Agency)


Lauren Ridloff’s Quiet Power: ‘My Life Has Changed in Every Way’

Source(NYTimes)


Why Everyone's Talking About Lauren Ridloff, Marvel's First Deaf Superhero

Source: (Oprah Mag)


CJ Jones

Source: (Ability Magazine)


Faces Behind the Screen: CJ Jones

Source: (3 Pay Media)


‘Baby Driver’ And ‘Avatar 2’ Actor CJ Jones Tells Hollywood That Disabled Are Able To Tell Their Own Stories – CAA Amplify   Source: (Deadline)


An Interview with CJ Jones, the Deaf Actor in the Hot New Movie ‘Baby Driver’

Source: (Haben Girma)


CJ Jones: Stay Inspired and Be Authentic

Source: (Respectability) 


Treshelle M. Edmond On Making History As A Deaf Performer On Broadway

Source: (Okay Player) 


'My Face Is My Voice': A Deaf Dancer Lands Her Dream Role

Source: (NYTimes)


‘Titans’: Chella Man Cast As Jericho For DC Universe Series

Source: (Deadline) 


Deaf, Transgender Artist Chella Man Will Play Jericho in DC's 'Titans'

Source: (Men's Health) 


Breaking News: Chella Man Joins the Cast of Titans as Jericho

Source: (DC Comics)


Deaf, Gay, and A-OK: Nothing's gonna kill Dickie Hearts' Pride vibe!

Source: (Queerty Pride)


EasterSeals Disability Film Challenge: Winner Dickie Hearts

Source: (Disability Film Challenge)


Deaflix - A Deaf Streaming Platform for Deaf Viewers created by Fred Beam

Source: (Deaflix) 


Deaf people the Month - Fred Beam

Source: (Deaf People)


Faces Behind the Screen: Deafies in Drag

Source: (3 Play Media) 


Meet Deafies in Drag: YouTube's Deaf, Latino Comedy Duo

Source: (Out Magazine)


Natasha Ofili Is the Principal in The Politician—and She's Breaking Barriers for Deaf Actors. Source:(Oprah Mag)


Unstoppable: Deaf Actress Natasha Ofili Is Inspiring The World About What Can Be Accomplished With Sheer Determination  Source: (Medium Magazine)


Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales talks to Hailey Cooper in Sign Language

Source: (YouTube)


Exclusive Interview with Maleni Chaitoo

Source: (Silent Grapevine)


“Screw What Other People Think” With Documentary Filmmaker, Eli Steele


Q & A | Black, deaf, and Jewish filmmaker Eli Steele is challenging how we view race. 

Source: (Forward)


Meet the actress blazing a sign-language trail in new ‘Spider-Man’ video game 

Source (LATimes)


Michelle Banks: First Black Deaf Actress  

Source: (Howl Round)

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