'I Am Autistic' Television Pilot from FPR Studios Features Autistic Host

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FPR Studios has announced a television pilot for the 16 million Americans affected by autism hosted by Daniel Heinlein who is himself on the autism spectrum. Program features the stories of individuals and families on the spectrum along with reports on autism research.

The only television show dedicated to the autism community featuring a host on the autism spectrum has been released for viewing by media acquisition executives, FPR Studios announced November 7th. The show, to be offered as a daily one hour production, covers all aspects of the autism spectrum.

The show's autistic host Daniel Heinlein shows the face of autism as he presents a wide variety of people of all ages on the autism spectrum. The show also includes reports direct from autism researchers and scientists seeking the causes of the disorders.

Review copies were sent to a select number of professionals both in the autism and broadcasting community for their reaction and critical input. Among the responses:

"My family is among the 16 million Americans affected by Autism. This program is the right production at the right time. I especially liked the segments using cameras placed in the homes of autistic families; very moving. The producers at Flying Pig Ranch Studios are to be commended for their amazing work," says Kevin Gershan, Producer/Director, Entertainment Tonight / CBS Television Distribution.

"I applaud and thank FPR Studios for their high commitment to demonstrating the tremendous value to our society of people living with autism. This show talks about how people living with autism are able to reach for the highest levels of accomplishment in all they do," says Scott Badesch, Autism Society President.

FPR Studios is located in West Palm Beach, Florida and is one of the leading independent production companies in the southeast: a creative group that takes a project from idea to completion with our award winning staff. Currently in production on three network pilots and two feature films we are proud of our hard working creative staff along with the many awards they have garnered.

Video distribution outlets, media acquisition mangers and interested parties are being offered review copies.

Jerry Trowbridge
1 800 IDEA-GUY (433-2489) ext. 704
Request via voicemail ext. 713

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