Sunday, February 17, 2013

EIC Announces Prism Awards Nominations

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 Los Angeles, CA (02/13/13) – The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) has announced the nominees for the scripted categories of the 17th Annual PRISM Awards. The PRISM Awards honor TV, movie, music, DVD, and comic book entertainment that accurately depicts drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction, as well as mental health issues. The Nomination Review Committee of over 80 representatives of both the entertainment industry and health field, selected nominees from over 400 productions submitted, according to Brian Dyak, President and CEO of EIC.

“We are thrilled to be the flagship network working with Entertainment Industries Council and the17th Annual PRISM Awards. The entertainment industry continues to create dynamic productions about mental health and substance use that are both insightful and meaningful. We salute all the nominees and the numerous airing partners who help bring the positive, proactive messages created to vast audiences,” said John Landgraf, FX Networks President and PRISM Awards Honorary Committee Chairman.

“Powerful stories about mental health not only raises public awareness, but may also encourage people to recognize and address these issues in their personal lives. PRISM Awards aggregate these topics from media and spotlight the impact our industry has to create positive change in people’s lives,” Dr. Drew Pinsky, TV host and longtime PRISM Awards supporter.

Among networks, NBC came out on top with 13 nominations, followed by FX (7), CBS (6), ABC (5), then Lifetime and Showtime (4 each), AMC and TeenNick (3 each), and TNT and USA (2 each). 20thCentury Fox/Fox 21 took the number one slot among studios with 14 nominations, followed by Universal/Focus (12), Sony (10), ABC and CBS (7 each), Lionsgate (5), FX (4), and Paramount, Warner Bros. and Weinstein Co. (2 each).

“The national conversation about mental health is vibrant and all-encompassing with people increasingly interested in diagnosis, treatment and resilience. Entertainment creators can change attitudes and behaviors through accurate portrayals, reducing stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health. The PRISM Awards shines a spotlight on the power of mass media and honors those who engage in the ART of making a difference by bringing authentic, empowering, and even educational characters and storylines to life,” said Dyak.

Winners will be announced during a ceremony on April 25, 2013 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The 17th Annual PRISM Awards Showcase is set to be nationally televised on September 14, 2013 through flagship airing partner FX Network, as well as other cable networks, broadcast stations, video on demand, and online.
For a complete list of nominees announced to date, go to

About Entertainment Industries Council
 EIC is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 by leaders within the entertainment industry to bring their power and influence to bear on communication about health and social issues. The organization is considered to be the chief pioneer of entertainment and journalism outreach and a premiere success story in the field of entertainment education. This mission relies on providing resource information to the creative community and culminates in recognition of the industry through the national television special PRISM Awards Showcase which addresses accurate portrayals of substance use issues and mental health concerns. The organization also produces theS.E.T Awards, honoring positive and non-stereotypical portrayals of science, engineering and technology.

For a complete list of health and social issues addressed by EIC and local projects please visit First Draft and EIC’s website. EIC’s web site is The PRISM Awards web site

Posted on behalf of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.

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