Entertainment Final Draft Partners With RespectAbility for Entertainment Lab
Last foreign scientist to work at Wuhan lab: 'What people are saying is just not how it is'
The last foreign scientist to work at the Wuhan Institute of Virology spoke out for the first time in an interview with Bloomberg published on Sunday, telling the publication, "What people are saying is just not how it is."Australian virologist Danielle Anderson, an expert in bat-borne viruses, told Bloomberg that working at the lab in Wuhan was a lifelong career goal."It's not that it was boring, but it was a regular lab that worked in the same way as any other high-containment lab," Anderson told Bloomberg. "What people are saying is just not how it is."Anderson was in Wuhan in 2019 when the COVID-19 virus first began to spread.
Screenwriting software Final Draft is has forged a multi-year partnership with RespectAbility — the non-profit that seeks to combat stigmas for people with disabilities— coming on as a sponsor of its annual Lab for Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities.
As a part of this, the Cast & Crew Company will provide free licenses of Final Draft 12 for Lab participants, as well as other educational resources.
The eight-week lab consists of two tracks: Emerging and mid-career. Participants include people with physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health, and other disabilities. Lab sessions this summer include “Intro to Final Draft” and “All About Final Draft 12” to set participants up for success in utilizing the software, with the goal of cultivating new writing talent.
Fauci says he still thinks nature, not Wuhan lab, 'most likely' origin for COVID-19
The “most likely” origin for COVID-19 is in nature in the absence of any recent “concrete evidence” supporting the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis, according to President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser.Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the comments following a new report contending that some top officials in the Biden administration now view the accidental lab escape theory being at least as plausible as the the notion that it emerged in a natural transfer from animals to humans.
Said Final Draft president Shelly Mellott, “We are fully committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Stories need to come from everywhere and everyone, and we want to make sure we play our part in ensuring underrepresented writers are seen by Hollywood. We are excited to see the stories this partnership produces.”
“What we see on screen influences how we act in real life, which leads to very real life-and-death consequences, making it vitally important that we eliminate barriers for disabled creatives,” said Lab co-founder and director Lauren Appelbaum, who leads RespectAbility’s Hollywood Inclusion efforts as the organization’s vice president, communications. “We do not want anyone to have an excuse that they could not find a disabled writer, editor or any other position.”
The 2021 Lab began on June 22 and goes through August 12, features faculty advisors who are disabled writers, including Ashley Eakin (Mech Cadet), David Renaud (The Good Doctor), and Shoshannah Stern (This Close).
Most important NFL position battles to know for the 2021 fantasy football season .
There are several key RB battles that will have a huge impact on the 2021 fantasy football season, as well as some noteworthy WR, TE, and QB competitions. We break down the most important for fantasy owners, as sleepers and perhaps even top players can emerge.There are a handful of position battles that fantasy owners would rather avoid if at all possible. Do we really know who will start at quarterback for the Saints? Or what about the Jaguars and Buccaneers' running back battles? It's true that often players in position battles from a fantasy standpoint turn into a committee, but other times, a true high-end contributor can emerge.