Television Segments

SELECTED TELEVISION SEGMENTS

Television segments of interest to the community are presented.

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DEAF ACTOR TALKS ABOUT WORKING ON ‘THE SIMPSONS’

John Autry II plays the new character, Monk, who is the first deaf character in the show’s 33-year history. (Produced by ABC News)

 

TROY KOTSUR REENACTS FAMOUS FILM SCENES IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Troy Kotsur interprets our favorite scenes from ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Jaws,’ and ‘The Graduate.’ This has some adult language so viewer discretion is advised. (Produced by Variety)

 

TROY KOTSUR ON HIS HISTORIC OSCAR WIN

Troy Kotsur, Best Supporting Actor winner, sat down with us to talk about the films that got him into acting, what it feels like getting recognition after all these years and the actors that surprised him by knowing ASL. (Produced by Variety)

“CODA” TEAM BACKSTAGE COMMENTS ABOUT OSCAR WIN

Oscars 2022 winner Siân Heder, along with stars Marlee Matlin, Daniel Durant, and Emilia Jones, shares backstage comments about their win for Best Picture. (Produced by ABC)

TROY KOTSUR’S PRESS COMMENTS ABOUT HIS OSCAR WIN

Troy Kotsur makes comments in the press room about “CODA.” (Produced by Variety)

 

TROY KOTSUR DISCUSSES HIS ROLE IN ‘CODA”

Kotsur talks about learning how to be a fisherman and what it means to be recognized for his standout role in “CODA”. (Produced by ABC News)

 

TROY KOTSUR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT 28th ANNUAL SAG AWARDS

Troy Kotsur receives the Actor® for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as FRANK ROSSI in “CODA.” (Produced by TNT)

“CODA” CAST AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT 28TH ANNUAL SAG AWARDS

“CODA” takes home the Actor® for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. (Produced by TNT)

 

THE WOMAN KEEPING HER LANGUAGE ALIVE, ONE PUPIL AT A TIME

Deaf Hawaiians once had their own language: Hawaii Sign Language (HSL). A small group led by Linda Yuen Lambrecht is trying to revive it. For HSL’s last remaining users, it’s a race against time. (Produced by CNN)

 

HOW A DEAF DANCER FEELS THE BEAT

Sound is for Everyone. Chris Fonseca, a London-based dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher, has been deaf since childhood — and he’s been dancing nearly just as long. He taught himself to dance by “feeling” rather than hearing. For Chris and others who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, SUBPAC allows them to connect with music in a new way. SUBPAC enables Chris to feel his music, moving sound through his body in sync with the music’s rhythm- creating an immersive experience.As Chris so nicely summarizes: ‘Art is a freedom that has no rules nor boundaries. It shouldn’t define disability, size, or color. Dance is love.’ (Produced by CNN)

 

LAUREN RIDLOFF ON MARVEL’S “ETERNALS” FILM

Actress Lauren Ridloff talks about what it was like training to play the fastest woman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and what it’s like playing the first Deaf hero in the MCU at the Eternals Red Carpet Premiere. (Produced by Marvel Entertainment)

 

MILLICENT SIMMONDS DISCUSSES “QUIET PLACE II”

Actress Millicent Simmonds reveals to ET Canada that she felt an added sense of pressure to perform in John Krasinski’s highly-anticipated sequel to the hit thriller “A Quiet Place”. Simmonds stars alongside Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and story newcomer Cillian Murphy in “A Quiet Place Part II”. (Produced by Entertainment Tonight Canada)

 

MARLEE MATLIN ON MAKING NOISE

The Academy Award-winner, whose latest film features an ensemble of deaf actors, talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about how “playing deaf is not a costume,” and about the importance of representation of the deaf and hard of hearing in front of and behind the camera. (Produced by CBS)

 

CELEBRATING AND PRESERVING BLACK AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

ABC News’ Kyra Phillips reports on the origins of Black American Sign Language, and the movement to recognize and preserve a language born out of segregation. (Produced by ABC)

 

NYLE DiMARCO EXPLAINS WHY “DEAF U” ISN’T ‘A PSA’

The ‘DEAF U’ executive producer and Deaf activist shares with Access Hollywood what makes the Netflix docuseries so groundbreaking and why he’s thrilled to launch a new project that helps elevate Deaf culture into the mainstream in an unprecedented way. (Produced by Access Hollywood)

 

BABY DRIVER CJ JONES ON SET

Charles “CJ” Jones discusses his expedience playing Joseph in the “Baby Driver” film. (Produced by ScreenSlam)

 

THE PIZZA PLACE WITH SIGN LANGUAGE ON THE MENU

Covid shuttered restaurants across the US. Despite the pandemic, Washington, DC’s Mozzeria opened its doors in September 2020. With a staff of 12 employees – all deaf or hard-of-hearing – the pizzeria aims not only to serve up great food, but also to improve employment opportunities for the deaf community. (Produced by BBC)

 

CJ JONES SHOWS US SIGNS OF LAUGHTER

CJ Jones is not your average entertainer. He is deaf, but that doesn’t stop him from following his dreams. He is a director, producer, writer, and stand-up comedian who has had a prolific career. (Produced by OnlyGood TV)

 

THE STORY OF ALEX ABENCHUCHAN

Alex Abenchuchan is featured for his video news work on the popular series “THE DAILY MOTH.” (Produced by Texas Country Reporter)