Jeffrey Katzenberg was visiting USC recently when a faculty member stopped to chat with him. As the two parted ways, the DreamWorks Animation chief urged him: “Just keep sending me magicians.”


Amid talk about Hollywood diversity, one group gets consistently overlooked: people with disabilities, who comprise 19% of the U.S. population (57 million). They’re seeking more representation behind the camera, and the biggest hurdle is convincing Hollywood they can do the work — even though they are already finding success in various artisan jobs.