NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AXA, a financial protection and retirement industry leader, announced
today that it is an official sponsor of the 2016 ReelAbilities
Film Festival, the largest film festival in the country dedicated to
promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic
expressions of people with disabilities.
“We are proud to sponsor the ReelAbilities Film Festival and join in
promoting access and inclusion through these wonderful films,” said
Anders Malmstrom, Senior Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
of AXA US and Executive Sponsor of the AXA ABLE (Awareness of
overcoming Barriers and creating a Lifestyle of Equality)
Employee Resource Group (ERG). “The festival’s mission aligns with AXA’s
commitment to diversity, inclusion, and offering individualized advice
to our clients with families that require special needs financial
planning and strategies.”
The 8th Annual ReelAbilities:
NY Disabilities Film Festival, presented by the Jewish Community
Center (JCC) Manhattan, kicked off with an opening night gala on March
10. Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo provided opening remarks at the event,
which featured the New York premiere of the award-winning film Margarita
with a Straw. The NY festival took place in a record number of
venues from March 10-16, making it the most accessible film festival in
the country. For a flavor of the festival’s NY opening night, watch
Next stop: Boston. The 5th Annual Boston
ReelAbilities Film Festival will take place in over 14 venues across
Massachusetts, April 3-14. The festival, co-presented by The Boston
Jewish Film Festival, begins with a special event on April 3 at the
Showcase Cinema Revere and an opening night event at Emerson College on
April 4. The festival offers a variety of compelling stories that cover
a range of human experience. View the Boston
festival schedule for a full list of films and events.
ReelAbilities will continue its nationwide tour through the remainder of
2016. As a national sponsor, AXA will take part in the Boston festival
next week and the New
Jersey festival in November.
AXA ABLE, an AXA employee resource group, is committed to fostering
awareness of people with disabilities and special needs within AXA and
the communities in which we do business. This will be AXA ABLE’s 7th
year participating in the ReelAbilities Film Festival.
AXA Advisors financial professionals who have experience in special
needs financial planning will participate in many of the events
throughout the ReelAbilities Film Festival. For more information on
special needs financial planning, go to www.specialneedsfinancialservices.com.
“AXA” is a brand name of AXA
Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies,
including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life
Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office:
NY, NY), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since
1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial
protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life
and financial products and services distributed to individuals and
business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors,
LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through
its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC.
AXA S.A. is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of
international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA
Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide
leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 102
million clients in 56 countries as of December 31, 2013.
The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life
Insurance Company of America are backed solely by their claims-paying
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For more information, visit www.axa.com.
Jennifer Recine, 212-314-2009