One Billion

people have a disability worldwide...

...and are poorly represented
in Film & Television.

XA is a film endowment that re-envisions how disabled talent is recognized and discovered.

We chase one ambitious goal: ending disability discrimination in the film & television industry.

With our experience, we know we can solve this problem in less than 20 years.

The Hollywood Dysfunction

Less than


of all television roles are characters with a disability. Of those roles 0.15% are actors with disabilities.

Less than


of all films have a disabled character in any major roles. That’s a total of three films in all of 2023.

There were


films by a director with a disability.
In television, there was only 1 creator with a disability of the 599 TV shows last year.

XA has already increased visibility
by 33%

Our next round will increase
visibility by over 500%.

Change Makers

Our advisory board

Executive Producer and entertainment executive with over 30 years of experience in the television industry, who has served in various creative and executive capacities including President of Shane Brennan Productions, and VP of Current Programming for CBS Studios overseeing a slate of hit programming including NCIS, NCIS LA, CSI, CSI Miami, CSI NY, and Criminal Minds.


One of the most widely recognized and awarded female country singers. With 19 No. 1 singles. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2022.


Showrunner and creator of LA’s Finest with lead Jessica Alba, writer on the hit TV series The Blacklist, and has current overall deal with Sony Pictures Studios.


Actress and director most notably playing Special Agent Kensi Blye on the CBS hit drama NCIS Los Angeles, for 14 seasons, and for her feature film development. It is a privilege to stand with XA to shine a spotlight on how disabled talent can and should be represented in the entertainment industry.


Traveling Picture Show Company selects financially viable projects for investment. Its management team boasts the direct involvement in pictures that have produced worldwide box office grosses of over $100 Million Dollars.


Is a writer, producer and film professional who’s written on several shows and worked on all five seasons on “NCIS: New Orleans” before taking a lead role as a supervising producer on CBS’ longtime cornerstone drama “NCIS, and in 2023 is now co-executive producer.


25+ years as creative leader in high tech and entertainment.

Currently Josh leads Brand & Creative for Cisco’s Collaboration business. He’s well versed in creative, commercial and filmmaking.


22 years working on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide, managing government relations and lobbying.

Mary served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Amputee Coalition, was elected as a new member of the 2022 Board of Directors for the National Health Council (NHC).


USA Today best-selling sci-fi and fantasy author and CEO of Aethon Books which has over 45 authors and distributed hundreds of literary projects in print, digital, and audio formats.


President & Managing Director, 72andSunny Amsterdam. Responsible for 72's European business, leading client relations with brands such as Under Armour, Zurich, Indeed, Coca-Cola and Google, driving business development and growth. Co-editor and Author of SPIEGEL-Bestseller People of Deutschland.


Six-term United States Congressman from California, elected in 1978. Primary author and sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Drummer, vocalist, writer, producer, multi instrumentalist, three-time Modern Drummer readers poll winner, Four time CMA winner and 3 time Grammy Award nominee.


Showrunner and writer, creator of the NBC television series Lincoln Rhyme, Hunters (Amazon), The Good Neighbor. Currently has an overall deal with Sony Studios.


President of TMG Search, APAC. 22 year veteran of the medical device and medtech industry with a long tenure in commercialization of orthopedics, prosthetics and disability advocacy in the Asia Pacific region.


An award-winning Iranian director. Avi earned an Emmy Nomination for The Walking Dead: Red Machete. Avi has directed dozens of shows including Another Life, The Walking Dead, All American, Batwoman, Blacklist, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., Quantum Leap, Supergirl, 4400, Gotham Knights, FBI International..


Creator and writer on the hit show Lucifer for Fox Television, The Flash on CW, and creator of an untitled animated series sold to Netflix.