From: Todd Soundelux

Todd Soundelux Supports “Cinemability”
Posted on May 20, 2013
TODD SOUNDELUX today announced that the company and creative talent from its Todd-AO, Soundelux and Modern Music divisions will donate creative post production sound and music services to support the documentary project CINEMABILITY.

Directed by Jenni Gold and produced by Jeff Maynard, CINEMABILITY takes a humorous and thought-provoking look at the evolution of the portrayal of “disability” in film and television. Featuring historical clips and commentary from notable filmmakers, industry executives, film historians and celebrities, CINEMABILITY seeks to better understand the powerful impact of the media on society – and specifically as it relates to the role of media in supporting an enlightened understanding of disability, and a movement towards societal inclusiveness.

Soundelux will contribute the services of Supervising Sound Editor Andrew DeCristofaro; Modern Music will provide the services of Music Editor Sally Boldt; and Todd-AO will contribute the services of Academy Award-winning Re-recording Mixer Michael Minkler and Emmy Award-winning Re-recording Mixer Onnalee Blank.

“CINEMABILITY is a powerful reminder of the finest tradition of documentary filmmaking – the notion of enlightening the audience in a compelling and entertaining manner, while also challenging society to hold itself to a higher standard of social justice, equality and inclusion,” said David F. Alfonso, the owner of TODD SOUNDELUX and Executive Producer of the project. “Jenni and Jeff are talented filmmakers, who have embarked on an important journey to further our collective understanding of how the mass media helps shape our perceptions of, and attitudes towards, notions of disability.

Gale Anne Hurd added: “I admire Jenni’s talent and singular vision in making this important film. CINEMABILITY shines a bright light on the power of filmmakers to interpret social contexts and shape the perceptions of a global audience. Her film contributes to an important dialogue regarding the portrayals of people with disabilities in film and television, and how these portrayals influence us all. The level of awareness expressed by the influential creative voices featured in the film is truly gratifying.”

CINEMABILITY includes interviews with an extensive list of notable personalities, including Ben Affleck; Jamie Foxx; Marlee Matlin; Helen Hunt; William H. Macy; Geena Davis; Gary Sinise; Jane Seymour; Taylor Hackford; Beau Bridges; Garry Marshall; Robert David Hall; Michael Apted; Gale Anne Hurd; Ken Howard; Geri Jewell; Danny Woodburn; Peter Bogdanovich; Peter Farrelly; and Tom Sherak.
Director Jenni GoldDirector Jenni Gold
“I am very grateful for the strong support of our project by the teams at Todd-AO, Soundelux and Modern Music,” said Jenni Gold, the film’s director. “Andrew DeCristofaro, Mike Minkler, Onnalee Blank and Sally Boldt are truly my ‘dream team’ and CINEMABILITY could not be in better hands. It has been incredibly satisfying to experience the validation of the warm embrace offered to us, our film and our mission by this group of passionate, talented and socially engaged community of artists.”

CINEMABILITY is scheduled to premiere on July 26, 2013 – coinciding with the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990.

To learn more about this project, please visit www.cinemability.com or follow CINEMABILITY on Facebook.