AXA Proudly Sponsors the 2015 ReelAbilities Film Festival

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March 10, 2015

NEW YORK – AXA, a financial protection and retirement industry leader, announced today that it is an official sponsor of the 2015 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.

“The ReelAbilities Film Festival combines two of AXA’s long-standing values: commitment to inclusion and the arts,” said Mark Pearson, chairman and CEO of AXA US. “Both enhance our culture by celebrating different points of view, encouraging new understanding, and inspiring change for the better.”

The 7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival marks the largest New York edition of the festival to date, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Presented by the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Manhattan, the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival will take place in over 35 venues across New York City and around the state, March 12-18.  The festival will kick off on March 12 with an opening night gala at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, which Pearson will attend along with AXA employees. 

AXA ABLE (Awareness of overcoming Barriers and creating a Lifestyle of Equality), 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 4th year participating in the ReelAbilities Film Festival.

A nationwide tour of the festival to 13 cities will follow the New York launch through the remainder of 2015.  As a regional sponsor, AXA participated in the ReelAbilities: Houston Disabilities Film Festival in February, and will take part in the Chicago festival (Sept. 10-13), and the New Jersey festival (Nov. 13-20). 

AXA Advisors financial professionals who have experience in special needs financial planning will participate in many of the events throughout the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival.  For more information on special needs financial planning, go to

More InfoFor more information on the ReelAbilities festival, visit  To learn more about AXA ABLE, visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.  Follow us on Twitter @AXA_US.

About AXA

“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: Jersey City, NJ), 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 insuranceannuity, 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 ability. Find AXA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit

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