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Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT: LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF JUST LIKE YOU FILMS PRODUCTION, 'JUST LIKE YOU - DOWN SYNDROME', A CELEBRATION OF WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY
WHEN: Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 P.M.
Press Check-in begins at 6:00 P.M.
Arrivals begin at 7:00 P.M.
Screening 7:30 P.M.
Q and A with stars 8:00 P.M.
WHERE: 20th Century Fox Studio Lot - The Zanuck Theater
GALAXY Parking Structure
2121 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90064
WHO:
This inspiring film introduces you to 6 kids who share exactly what it feels like to live with Down syndrome. Medical and health concerns, communication difficulties, learning needs and how to be a good friend are explained as only a child can – with honesty, love and humor.
Presented by: Just Like You Films in cooperation with The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City, (Executive Producer), The Down Syndrome Association of Orange County, The Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County, The Pujols Family Foundation and Down Syndrome in Arts and Media
Celebrities: Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story - Asylum), Dakota Hood (The Hunger Games), and more to come, TBA*
CONTACT: Just Like You Films Public Relations
Jen Greenstreet | 816.260.3187 | jengreenstreet@justlikeyoufilms.com
ABOUT JLY - DOWN SYNDROME:
In JLY-Down Syndrome, we celebrate March 21, 2013 World Down Syndrome by answering the world's questions. Because when questions are left unanswered, it can lead to fear of the unknown that may cause people to ostracize, judge, lash out or bully. Just Like You, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, makes a 13 minute film that answer questions about Down Syndrome by allowing the stars of the film to speak out on behalf of all people with Down syndrome to breakdown stereotypes and open doors. We have received hundreds of comments like the one below from people across the country. "This is the very best...(film)...I've EVER seen explaining Down syndrome to ANYONE - it is appropriate to show children as young as Pre-k, Elementary, Middle School, High School - and yes even those ignorant adults we all know and sometimes love (some are friends, some are merely acquaintances, some are FAMILY members) . . . . THEY ALL NEED TO WATCH THIS...!! It is made by three kids with DS and three of their typically developing friends - they cover the entire gamut of topics that need to be covered - from muscle tone, to "we are not always happy," to "we can be good friends," to sometimes I need extra help at school, to "don't use the R-Word," to "its ok to stick up for your friend with DS" - just to name a few. Parents ask me all the time if I know of a good book to read to their child's class that explains Down syndrome . . . here is my new advice - FORGET THE BOOK!!!!! Insist that this...(film)...be shown to your child's class or your child's grade - heck, your child's entire school needs to see...!!! Now, take 15 minutes out of your life right now to watch this incredible...(film)...!!"
Link to Film: Just Like You-Down Syndrome (over 50,000 views on YouTube in just two short months)
Film Website: Just Like You - Down Syndrome Website.
Facebook Page: Just Like You - Down Syndrome Facebook
Link to Press: KC Live Interview
Fox 4 News Coverage of film premiere
She Knows Parenting Blog
ALL PRESS MUST BE ACCREDITED TO COVER THE EVENT
Sponsorship packages available
Contact: Just Like You Films Public Relations
Jen Greenstreet | 816.260.3187 | jengreenstreet@justlikeyoufilms.com
Christine Rodriguez | 323.791.8526 | cxrod38@aol.com
*Subject to availability

Source:Just Like You Films