Join Michele Spitz (Woman of Her Word AD Narrator)  and Jo-Ann Dean (SIGNmation Producer) for a discussion on how filmmakers and distributors can increase audience outreach and box-office by incorporating accessible language components for both Deaf and Blind communities. Participating are Deaf actors Lauren Ridloff, Anthony Natale, and John McGinty, featured in NYFF Centerpiece Wonderstruck; Leslie McCleave, Educator & Producer/Director of How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama; and award-winning audio producer, director, and engineer Cliff Hahn. The panelists will provide insight on budgeting, grant opportunities, and how American Sign Language (ASL), Audio Description (AD) and Open/Closed Captioning (OC/CC) are inclusive assets. ASL Interpretation Provided. Presented with NYWIFT