Los Angeles, CA, January 11, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- OTK Media Group, Inc. and Emmy® Award winner Orlando Delbert have successfully produced and released the fifth episode of ‘Hollywood, Unapologetic!’ – “My Experience Being Disabled In Hollywood” as part of the ‘New Hollywood Generation’ movement.
“There is a lot of focus on the lack of diversity in the hiring practices by the Hollywood television networks and motion picture studios these days,” said Delbert. “Much of the attention has been on race, gender and, maybe, sexual orientation. But all too often, the conversation on disability inclusion is left out of the dialogue. We inside the entertainment industry are very much aware there is a problem. For those of us who have worked with development, financing, and distribution of content, we understand all too well those who make Hollywood’s business decisions only follow the money.”
“The expenses involved in many Hollywood productions today are so high the business machines simply want to minimize their financial risk,” said Delbert. “This is also why you see a lot of the same talent featured on screen, even to play characters of ethnicities they don’t fit. This is because the safe bet for their financial return is on someone who has made money consistently. But because of the attention by the ‘Oscars So White’ campaign’s ideology around diversity in the hiring practices and representation in entertainment, people with disabilities have been left out.”
Hollywood, Unapologetic! - “My Experience Being Disabled In Hollywood” can be seen at: https://youtu.be/lleOCAiq5Xo.
“We all need to create the projects we want, hire the people we want, and base it on the individual’s talents and willingness to be inclusive of one another,” said Delbert. “Our roles as content creators come with a responsibility because many identify with Hollywood as being the face of America. And with that said, part of our responsibility is to be inclusive of those who make up the largest minority set of individuals.”
“The bottom line is that no matter what life has thrown at you, take it all lightly and don’t take it personally, find your balance, stay professional, and make yourself of value,” said Delbert. “These are all the traits one needs to succeed at work and in life. Stay focused on what you can do, and not on what you no longer can. Keep pushing on what you can and learn to excel at those things the best you can. And never forget, just because we may be a little different, we are in no way second-class citizens.”
The ‘Hollywood, Unapologetic!’ web-series can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxiMXjxxZOUEEUH7wbOG8Rg.
The ‘Hollywood, Unapologetic!’ web-series and the “Pollyanna’s Tear Soaked Battlefields of Hollywood: A Survival Guide Against the Cynicism and the Hypocritical” series of books were designed to be at the core of the ‘New Hollywood Generation’ as a progressive movement to encourage discussions that will initiate constructive lines of thought in the hopes to get young people to become thought leaders and to create a positive voice for themselves, their communities, and one another.
More information about Mr. Delbert can be found at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0216618/.
OTK Media Group, Inc. is an American television and film production company. At the company’s core is an award-winning team with decades of combined experience in all facets of the entertainment industry. The philosophy of “family first” has been the organization’s anchor and basis for building relationships. OTK Media Group, Inc. specializes in television and film development and production, commercials, music licensing, motion graphics and branding of television and cable networks.
More information about OTK Media Group, Inc. can be found at www.otkmediagroup.com.