American Horror Story star Jamie Brewer to speak in Sydney
“American Horror Story star Jamie Brewer will speak at a special Screen NSW and AFTRS event on May 25 to draw attention to the need for more diversity and inclusion in the screen industries.
AFTRS and Screen NSW have joined with Bus Stop Films to foster pathways for people with disabilities to work in the Australian film and television industry.
Brewer, the American actress best known for her roles in the Emmy award winning hit TV series American Horror Story, is an advocate for creating positive role models for people with disability, and in February 2015, became the first person with Down syndrome to walk the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.
The event, An Evening with Jamie Brewer, to be hosted at AFTRS, with a keynote address by Screen NSW chief executive, Courtney Gibson, is designed to encourage more discussion amongst production companies, casting agents and the wider community on how the Australian film and television industry can best move forward in creating roles, both on and off screen, for people with a disability.”