David Radcliff

Staff Writer, The Rookie

The Inclusion Diaspora: Intersectional Stories & Audiences

Saturday, October 19 – 5:00 pm
MOCA Geffen, Warehouse

For many people, inclusion means being a member of multiple overlapping groups centered around culture, gender and ethnicity, as well as disability. This intersectionality can inform the story development process, and the marketing and promotion of content as we strive to reach and build global audiences for the ever-evolving entertainment industry.

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David Radcliff is one of very few WGA writers with disabilities currently working in television.

Prior to joining ABC’s Nathan Fillion drama The Rookie, David worked/works as a copywriter, script analyst, brand strategist and speechwriter. His clients have ranged from entertainment giants (Netflix, Amazon, Nickelodeon) to corporate leaders (PayPal, Intuit, AEM) to world-changing nonprofits (City of Hope, The Milken Institute, Southern California Grantmakers).

Born with cerebral palsy, David publicly advocates for equity for people with disabilities in the worlds of business and entertainment, and has spoken on narrative, disability and media for audiences at The Kennedy Center, HBO, AFI Silverdocs, the Veterans Affairs Office of Los Angeles and elsewhere. He is also an expert judge for the Sentinel Awards, a ceremony held by the Norman Lear Foundation that honors accurate depictions of health and science topics in television.

David is a graduate of USC and of UCLA and an alumnus of the Riordan Leadership Institute. He currently sits on the governing board of the Los Angeles chapter of the New Leaders Council, an intensive training program for civic-minded professionals. In 2018, he co-directed that program’s five-month Institute and introduced disability equity into its curriculum.