FBR Media Nominated for 2014 Emmy Award
"Rusty's Story" is an FBR Media documentary about one family's harrowing journey with Huntington's disease and medicine's decades-long search for a cure.
August 20, 2014 --
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --FBR Media announced today "Rusty's Story," the first episode in the second season of its television series Bench to Bedside, has been nominated for a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award in the health/science special category. Executive producers Paul McKellips and Frankie Trull, director/producer/writer Liz Hodge, director of photography Josh Gibson, editor/writer Ben Howard and graphic artist Robert Newton are nominated. FBR Media has received nine Emmy nominations for its Bench to Bedside TV series.
"FBR Media is truly honored to receive an Emmy nomination for our story about Huntington's disease a condition that today, without effective treatment, binds people to death sentences," said FBR Media president Paul McKellips. "This episode highlights the acute need for continued research into this rare neurodegenerative disorder."
The rapid cognitive decline of Rusty Conlon, a Pittsburgh man living with mid-stage Huntington's, creates desperation for his wife, Patty, and their two children, Zach and Meghan, who each have a 50 percent chance of developing the disorder later in life. As the Conlon family struggles to get by, researchers are working tirelessly to find a way to stop Huntington's devastating progression. The Conlons hope the cure will come in time to save their children, but the unknown looms. "Rusty's Story" is an important documentary that educates viewers about Huntington's disease, medical research and why rare diseases can impact us all. This episode was filmed on location at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of California - Irvine.
Bench to Bedside is a television series produced by FBR Media about inspirational people and animals living with serious illnesses and incredible biomedical research that could save their lives. Filmed documentary-style, Bench to Bedside is about true stories, real diseases and high stakes; it's where science meets reality TV. Bench to Bedside is licensed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the first season is airing worldwide in 45 countries. For more information, please visit benchtobedside.tv.
FBR Media is an award-winning production studio that creates striking digital content across multiple platforms. FBR Media is a registered trademark of the Foundation for Biomedical Research. For more information visit: fbrmedia.com
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