Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. …


Celebrating amazing disabled entertainment professionals

61 million people in America have a disability, or about one in four and 51% of Americans have a disability or know someone with one. In the month of July, all across The Walt Disney Company we are celebrating, recognizing and learning about those among us who are differently able…


June is the month in which we celebrate all the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community, and as previously, I have chosen to focus on theatre and specifically those behind the scenes who, in many cases, through their work, showcase, highlight and champion their PRIDE!

I hope you find these people…


Since 1978 in the U.S., we have celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month during May. I have the good fortune to know and work with many team members of Asian/Pacific Island heritage and am consistently learning and growing from collaborating with each of them. …


In March, here in the United States and in many other countries, we take time to explore and celebrate the contributions of women to our society. Extending last month’s sharing, I have chosen to look through the lens of women of color in the arts for my learning journey during…


As we each continue along our personal journey of learning and understanding, being a live entertainment professional, I thought it may be interesting to use 2021’s Black History Month as a way to connect to the history of amazing Black Americans in the arts. Some might be recognizable — some…


We all know the definition of collaboration — simply put, it means to work together. We also know there are great collaborations and collaborations which result in a less than desired outcome or don’t feel great for the participants while getting there.

Production collaboration

What are the keys to great collaboration? I…


I often get asked to have career conversations with individuals — some on my team and some who have connected to me through the industry or educational outreach. One of the key things many people ask about is networking or building a network. With “friends,” “followers” and such, it is…

Matt Conover

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