NBC Sports and Making Space Partner to Increase Employment Opportunities For Disabled Talent
October 17, 2023
NBC Sports and Making Space, a technology and media company, today announced a partnership in which they will work together to identify and develop on- and off-camera employment opportunities for Disabled talent for NBC Sports’ coverage of its unparalleled portfolio of sports properties and events.
Making Space will provide NBC Sports with a pre-trained talent pipeline from the Disabled community which will allow NBC to access an untapped and underrepresented workforce, paving the way for a historic increase in Disability representation at one of the world’s most recognizable media companies.
“We are committed to the constant pursuit of ways to innovate and elevate our coverage,” said Amy Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President, Olympic & Paralympic Production, NBC Sports. “The opportunity to partner with Making Space and their unrivaled expertise identifying Disabled talent both in front of and behind the camera immediately puts our coverage and our company on the path to greater success.”
Making Space will begin their development program immediately with the goal of providing on- and off-camera talent to NBC Sports in time for its coverage of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, taking place Aug. 28 – Sept. 8.
“We’re immensely proud to have been selected by NBC Sports to further their ongoing efforts towards inclusive broadcasting,” said Keely Cat-Wells, Founder & CEO, Making Space. “NBC Sports and Making Space are aligned in the goal of setting new, improved standards for the employment and representation of Disabled talent both on and off screen.”
Sophie Morgan, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Director, Making Space Media, a division of Making Space, will lead the upcoming on-screen talent training program at NBC Sports headquarters and said, “We are extremely excited to partner with NBC Sports to help improve visibility and representation both during and beyond the Games, ensuring we create a legacy that establishes greater opportunities for disabled talent and grows audiences for disability sport.”