FBR Media Nominated for Three 2012 Emmy® Awards

Two episodes in FBR Media's new television series

Bench to Bedside™ have been nominated for three prestigious Emmy® Awards

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FBR Media announced today two episodes from its new television series Bench to Bedside™ have been nominated for three 2012 Midsouth Emmy® Awards. "Liviya's Story" received two nominations in the documentary/cultural and director/program categories. "Laura's Story" received a nomination in the public affairs category.  Executive producers Paul McKellips and Frankie Trull, producer/director Liz Hodge and director of photography/editor Steve Dorst are nominated. FBR Media has received seven Emmy® nominations for its Bench to Bedside™ TV series.

"FBR Media is extremely honored to receive three Emmy® nominations for our Bench to Bedside™ episodes on diabetes and aplastic anemia," said FBR Media president Paul McKellips. "These nominations honor the researchers, who are dedicating their lives to developing new treatments for these conditions."

"Liviya's Story" is the real account of a North Carolina girl named Liviya, who is battling a rare and potentially fatal blood disease called aplastic anemia, and horses that ultimately come to her rescue.  This episode features the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, the National Institutes of Health, the American Red Cross and the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League."Laura's Story" showcases cutting-edge diabetes research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, that could be a game-changer for the diabetes epidemic in the United States. 

Bench to Bedside™ is a new 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; where science meets reality TV.  Bench to Bedside™ is licensed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the first season will air worldwide in 2013. 

The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will announce the winners at the 27th Emmy® Awards banquet on January 26, 2013, in Nashville, TN.

FBR Media is an award-winning production studio that creates striking digital content across multiple platforms. Its latest TV series, Bench to Bedside, tells inspirational true stories about people and animals living with serious illnesses and the incredible biomedical research that could save their lives. FBR Media is a registered trademark of the Foundation for Biomedical Research. For more information visit: vimeo.com/fbrmedia.


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