Monday, August 11, 2008

Note from Gail Williamson on her protest of "Tropic Thunder"

Gail Williamson is the foremost advocate for the disabled in Hollywood. I was privileged to meet here at the premiere of "Mr Blue Sky" in April of 2007. Among her many accomplishments, Gail is responsible for getting individuals with Down syndrome prominent roles in TV and film, including Eddie Barbarell in "The Ringer", and helped with the casting of babies with Down syndrome in the recent Lifetime film, "The Memory Keeper's Daughter". Gail has a handsome son, Blair with Down syndrome who has acted in several movies, including one with Jim Caveziel. She is organizing a protest at today's premiere of "Tropic Thunder".
Here is her account of the meeting she organized with disability groups and Dreamworks Studios.

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