Lights, Camera, Access!

 

Is a provider of a network of services to advance the presence and participation of persons with disabilities in the entertainment and digital media industries.


We’d Love Your Help!

Dear LCA! Members & Supporters,

We are thrilled to announce that LCA! is working with Nordicity on a study into the employment of persons with disabilities in the screen-based industries in Ontario. The research process aims to support dialogue within the screen-based industries and catalyze meaningful change to increase the employment of persons with disabilities.

A vital component of this study is a survey to people with disabilities working in the film and TV production, TV and radio broadcasting, interactive digital media and/or video game industries in Ontario.

The survey should only take about twenty minutes to complete and your responses are completely confidential. They will never be shared individually.

Why participate?

By taking this survey you will be supporting the work of LCA! to increase the participation of persons with disabilities in the screen-based industries. You will be adding your voice to the discussion and contributing to an accurate picture of employment opportunities and challenges.

About the study

This study was commissioned by LCA! to better understand the experiences of people with disabilities working in the screen-based industries. Read more here: http://nordicity.com/home/newsdetail/id/293

We are relying on your support to take the survey and to spread the word to your network:

The survey will be live through the month of May. It is fully accessible, but if anyone requires support completing it, we can provide alternative formats (e.g., by phone and/or a word document questionnaire).

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any comments or questions.

Kind regards,

Laurence Dean Ifill
Executive Director
Lights, Camera, Access! (LCA!)


There are 4.5 million Canadians with a disability of some kind. Tap into this valuable resource – accomplished individuals who want to be included in our media.

Currently, people with disabilities are an invisible presence in the Canadian media. Lights, Camera, Access!(LCA!) is adjusting this picture. LCA! connects this talented culture to employment opportunities in Canada’s entertainment, arts and digital media industries. Be reflected on our screens and create the stories behind the scenes. Change your media lens, engage in inclusion!

Founded by Leesa Levinson, an actor with Multiple Sclerosis, Lights, Camera, Access! is a nonprofit organization with charitable status. In this creative age, the culture of people with disabilities is nonexistent in our public and private industry sector. LCA! sees the need and is fulfilling the demand.

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Vision

To encourage employment in the entertainment industry of persons with disabilities while engaging decision makers in the sector to use their media to accelerate public awareness and acceptance of persons with disabilities generally and in the development, production and distribution of their product specifically.

Mission

LCA! provides services to advance the presence and participation of persons with disabilities in the entertainment, arts and new media industries.

Testimonials

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“Working with Lights Camera Access was a fantastic experience for CSC. They were very helpful in suggesting actors for our project, accommodating and just wonderful to work with. The actors were true professionals. I would recommend them highly and won’t hesitate to call them again.”

- Lyndsey Breslow, Curriculum Services Canada

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“Lights, Camera, Access! are key to helping people with disabilities find opportunities in the film, print and television industry. They provide access to experienced talent for clients seeking talent with disabilities. Our experiences working with Lights, Camera, Access! has always been positive. The talent we’ve had on set from their roster have all been true professionals. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.”

- Raff Melito + Julie Belanger, Full Serve Productions Inc.

Looking for Experience?

We offer online resources to help you get started, develop your skill set and knowledge, and a job board to help you find jobs.

 

Looking for Talent?

Learn what the legislation has to say about hiring people with disabilities, post jobs and search.

 

For more information, please visit our News Section or our Resource Page

 

Collaborators

Premier Partner - CTV Globe Media Logo     Supporting Partners, Canadian Heritage Logo     Supporting Sponsor, City of Toronto, LogoSupporting Partner, Pinewood Toronto Studios Logo
Associated Partner, Diversity Business Network Logo     Supporting Partner, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Logo     Associated Partner, nextMEDIA, Logo     CanadaHelps.Org Logo

 

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