WGAW Panel Discussion on 'Switched at Birth,' Mar. 5

NALIP members are invited to join the WGAW's Writers with Disabilities Committee for a special event, a panel discussion on the ABC Family hit series "Switched at Birth."

Join us for an inside look into the groundbreaking, Peabody Award winning series on the ABC Family Network that tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. The series is the first mainstream TV show to have regular deaf and hard of hearing characters and actors. One of the leads, Daphne Vasquez, played by Katie Leclerc, contracted meningitis and became deaf at an early age. How a deaf teenager deals with the real world is one of the central themes of the show.

Wednesday, March 5th, 7:00pm
WGA Headquarters
7000 W. Third Street, Los Angeles 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room

Parking will be available in the WGAW parking structure. Enter off of Blackburn Avenue, which is one block south of Third Street.

Panelists:

Lizzy Weiss - Creator/Executive Producer 
Paul Stupin - Executive Producer 
Linda Gase - Co- Executive Producer 
Joy Gregory - Co-Executive Producer 
Chad Fiveash - Co-Executive Producer 
James Stoteraux - Co-Executive Producer 
Terrence Coli - Consulting Producer 
Henry Robles - Co- Producer 
Bekah Brunstetter - Story Editor 
Jennifer Gerstenblatt - ABC Family Programming Director.

Writers with Disabilities Committee Chair Allen Rucker will moderate the panel. A dessert reception will follow.

Please put "Switched at Birth" in subject line; include the number of guests you'll be bringing in body of the e-mail.