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Autism Society partners on ‘Wretches & Jabberers’ doc

Gerardine Wurzburg, director of the Academy Award winning short Educating Peter, has partnered with the Autism Society on the theatrical release of her feature length doc, Wretches & Jabberers. The doc, to be released in April to commemorate National Autism Awareness Month, focuses on two men with autism, as they travel the world to change attitudes about autism. It will be distributed by Area 23a, which specialize in event-driven films and will be released as 'movievents,' screenings combined with live panel discussions with self-advocates with autism, autism educators and family members of autistic people. Wretches & Jabberers is produced by Douglas Biklen and Gerardine Wurzburg, executive produced by John Hussman and funded by the Hussman Foundation.
January 6, 2011

Gerardine Wurzburg, director of the Academy Award winning short Educating Peter, has partnered with the Autism Society on the theatrical release of her feature length doc, Wretches & Jabberers. The doc, to be released in April to commemorate National Autism Awareness Month, focuses on two men with autism, as they travel the world to change attitudes about autism. It will be distributed by Area 23a, which specialize in event-driven films and will be released as ‘movievents,’ screenings combined with live panel discussions with self-advocates with autism, autism educators and family members of autistic people. Wretches & Jabberers is produced by Douglas Biklen and Gerardine Wurzburg, executive produced by John Hussman and funded by the Hussman Foundation.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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