18 PRISM Showcase Premiers September 6th

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual PRISM Showcase national TV special hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky, with co-hosts Candace Cameron-Bure, and Tim Kang, recognizing authentic portrayals of mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery in entertainment programming. The show will premiere on flagship airing partner FX Networks on September 6th 2014 at 12:00pm EST/PST. You can also catch the PRISM Showcase on September 7th on cable airing partners Pivot 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST and RLTV 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST and online at EICnetworks.tv.

(For additional airings please check www.prismawards.com or your local listings.)

To learn more about our sneak-peak preview hosted in Washington D.C. on September 3rd, 2014 please contact sjackson@eiconline.org.

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Want to see more from the 18th Annual PRISM Awards ceremony? You can find the Program Journal here or at www.prismawards.com

4th Annual SET Awards – Recognizing Engaging and Inspiring Science, Engineering and Technology Portrayals in Entertainment Media

Join us for the 4th annual SET Awards Wednesday, November 12th 2014 to honor captivating and encouraging portrayals of science, engineering and technology within movies, TV series, radio, television news programs, print and online journalism.

Click here, to stay updated and to learn more about our Ready on the SET project, a campaign that is tackling one of the nation’s largest challenges: reviving American interest in science, engineering and technology (SET), especially among youth. You can also learn more about the awards at EICsetawards.com

But that’s not all! EIC is also expanding our successful webcast series encouraging women and girls in these importance career paths. Check out the first edition of our inspiring webcast Harnessing the New Career Potential of STEM + Arts, A Distinguished Panel of Experts and Aspiring Young Women Building Their Futures Live on EICnetwork.tv. Want to get engaged and have your team featured? Contact sjackson@eiconline.org to learn more.

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TEAM Up Tools for Entertainment and Media
English and Spanish-language resources for entertainment creators and journalists announced at the White House National Mental Health Conference are provided through the TEAM Up Tools for Entertainment and Media initiative. The toolkit and additional resources including tips on interviewing people living with mental illness, story ideas and entertainment depiction suggestions are available at eiconline.org/teamup. The National Association of Broadcasters is working with member television and radio stations to amplify the TEAM Up message through nationally distributed public service announcements addressing mental health in America.



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SWPA Media & Mental Health Awards

3rd Annual SWPA Media & Mental Health Awards Television Special on EICtv Networks


Our work in SWPA to elevate media awareness about behavioral health in storytelling is serving as a national model that demonstrates the value in accuracy and reporting on health concerns. Last year at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, the second annual SWPA Media & Mental Health Awards honored accurate media coverage of mental health issues within television, radio, print and online media in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Produced by the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) in collaboration with the Staunton Farm Foundation, awards were presented to one submission in nine categories that scored the highest based on accuracy in the coverage of mental health issues. The categories included: TV News – Program Length, TV Community Affairs Program, TV News Series, TV News Segment, Internet, News Story, Radio, Magazine, Newspaper Story, Outstanding Achievement.

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Press Releases

7.24.2014 Optometric Professionals Team with Hollywood for Second Installment of Video Campaign

7.22.2014 ABC’s BLACK BOX Spotlights Mental Health and Available Resources in Upcoming Episode

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5.9.2014 Entertainment Industries Council releases guiding principles for mental health and suicide prevention language and social media usage

5.8.14 Social Media and Mental Health Writers and Journalists Intersect Through First-of-its-Kind Guidelines for Communication

4.29.14 Hollywood Looks toward Healthier Eyes in Edgy Video Campaign

4.22.2014, ENTERTAINMENT GETS REAL ABOUT MENTAL WELLNESS & SUBSTANCE USE RECOVERY WITH 18th ANNUAL PRISM AWARDS HONORS FOR CBS, LIFETIME, ABC, SHOWTIME, NBC, MTV, Nickelodeon

4.8.2014, Entertainment Industries Council’s Generation Next Competition Announces 3 Student Winners in Film/TV, Journalism, and Social Media

3.6.2014, EIC ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR 18th ANNUAL PRISM AWARDS – NODS FOR JULIA ROBERTS, MERYL STREEP, OPRAH, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, EDIE FALCO, ALLISON JANNEY, LL COOL J, JEWEL, MARISKA HARGITAY

2.18.2014, Speak Up: Student-Driven Campaign Unites Communities to Fight Stigma of Mental Health Through Media

2.19.2014, Picture This: Mental Health Portrayals in the Media

1.29.2014, Entertainment Portrayals of Mental Health and Substance Abuse to be Recognized for their Authenticity and Inspiration at the 18th Annual PRISM Awards

12.19.2013, Student Interest Spurs EIC’s TEAM Up to Extend Generation Next Film/Television, Journalism and Social Media Competition to February 14, 2013

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Industry Partners

We would like to thank the following organizations for being Entertainment Industry Partners in our annual PRISM Awards and our First Draft program to provide technical assistance on health and social issues to the creative community.

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