SignLight champions the power of film entertainment in bringing deaf and hearing people together by promoting and empowering the international sign language communities through advocacy, facilitation, and sustainability.
Less than 2.1 percent of people with a disability make it on America’s prime time television shows. We are committed to bringing deaf and hard of hearing and hearing signers together to elevate and unfold possibilities for rising stars. SignLight aims to provide talent and employment opportunities for hearing signers and deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals. We empower the world of storytelling for deaf children and adults.
SignLight, Inc. is a 501c3 media training and production company and new subsidiary of CJ Jones’ SignWorld Studios. Comprised of a highly accomplished team of deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing professionals, our guiding philosophy is one of authenticity -- that stories that have been historically overlooked must be created by the those who have lived them. To this end, we assist entertainment industry personnel in creating an inclusive working environment where deaf and hearing talent can work together collaboratively and productively above- and below-the-line.
Our Professional Skills Training Program trains deaf talent utilizing the latest technology in courses, master classes, and workshops preparing them to enter the media workforce. Engaging our network of Hollywood-based industry professionals, we liaise meaningful relationships and pave the way for full-time and project-based hiring. Students gain real world experience working on SignLight’s educational, documentary, and public service productions, and the most promising get their first industry jobs contributing their skills and talents to the film and series of SignWorld Productions.