19th Annual PRISM Awards Call for Entries

PRISM Awards recognize writers, producers, directors, musicians, actors and actresses for their authentic storytelling of mental illness and substance use issues. Their stories inform us, move us, and serve as catalysts for breaking down barriers, stigma and discrimination.  Last year’s winners included, Julia Roberts for her portrayal in August: Osage County, Life Continued (MTV) for mental health, the show Elementary for their depiction of substance use, and many others which can be found at prismawards.com.  Or you can also view the PRISM Showcase on EICnetwork.tv, which highlights the winners with commentary from their peers.  If you would like your production to be submitted for the 19th PRISM Awards, please download this Call for Entries Form, and submit by: December 24, 2014.  Any questions about submission can be directed to ldeutch@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

Breaking News! SET Award for Portrayal of a Female in Technology, Presented by EIC, NCWIT & Google Announced!

Nominate your favorite character or actress for this special honor recognizing the Inspirational Potential of Television & Film Actresses to Encourage Women & Girls in Technology Careers!

The first ever SET Award for Portrayal of a Female in Technology, presented by Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) & Google is announced today. This inaugural honor is the latest expansion of the long-standing EIC SET Awards which recognize television, feature film, comic book, DVD, digital content, radio and news journalism that encourages young people in science, engineering and technology (SET) career paths. Through this collaboration, entertainment and media merges with technology career paths and diversity initiatives to inspire vast audiences in pivotal career paths.

Read the press release here for more details!
Check out the nomination website and cast your ballots!

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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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4th Annual SWPA Media & Mental Health Awards

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. The 4th Annual SWPA Media & Mental Health Awards honor accurate media coverage of mental health issues within television, radio, print and online media in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Produced by the EIC in collaboration with the Staunton Farm Foundation, awards are presented to submissions in nine categories that score the highest based on accuracy in the coverage of mental health issues.

Winner Press Release Here! For more information on the project, click here.

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You Shop…Amazon Gives to EIC!

Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and choose EIC as your preferred nonprofit! Every time you shop, Amazon gives .5% of your spending to EIC!

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Entertainment News Daily

Press Releases

12.3.2014 Entertainment Industries Council is Pleased to Announce Nominees 4th Annual Southwestern Pennsylvania Media and Mental Health Awards

12.2.2014 SET Award for Portrayal of a Female in Technology, Presented by EIC, NCWIT & Google

11.25.2014 Entertainment Industries Council is Pleased to Announce Nominees 4th Annual Southwestern Pennsylvania Media and Mental Health Awards

11.5.2014 Entertainment Industries Council Announces Honorees for 4th Annual Science, Engineering & Technology SET Awards

9.5.2014 The Stars Align to Raise National Awareness of Mental Health and Substance Use at 18th Annual PRISM Awards.

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

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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.