PRISM Awards

Celebrates 20th  Anniversary

The EIC announces the nominations for the 20th Annual PRISM Awards. The PRISM Awards honor TV, movie, music, and online entertainment that accurately depict substance use disorders, treatment and recovery, as well as mental health issues.The press announcement for the winners of this years awards is coming soon!! 

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Want to see more from the 19th Annual PRISM Awards ceremony? You can find the Program Journal here and images from the red carpet and winner’s gallery at

First Responders & Crisis Intervention Webcast

Our esteemed panelists discussed the procedures and measures that first responders have to take in opiate overdose and related crisis situations. Click here to view the webcast.


Left: Moderator Patrick Krill, Director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Legal Professionals Program. Right: Panelist Dave Milzman, Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital.

Mark Parrino, President of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence and Ginny Atwood, Co-Founder, Executive Director, CAF

Left: Panelist Mark Parrino, President of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence. Right: Panelist Ginny Atwood, Co-Founder, Executive Director, Chris Atwood Foundation.


Click the image to explore our many publications which guide those in the entertainment industry on accurately depicting the above topics (and more!).

EIC Sponsored the NAB Show Master Session, A Conversation with Actor Michael Cudlitz  

TV personality Jason Wahler goes one-on-one with PRISM Award winning actor and “Walking Dead” and “Southland” star Michael Cudlitz to discuss the impact of authentic storytelling. Michael earned his PRISM Award for his portrayal of John Cooper, a police officer who struggled with an addiction to pain killers after an injury. Watch it here!

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Social Media Guideline

Style Guide

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 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.

Entertainment News Daily

Press Releases

5.26.2016 PRISM Awards Nominees Announced

4.23.2016 EIC Announces 20th Annual PRISM Awards

10.15.2015 EIC Announces Marie Gallo Dyak as President & CEO

7.20.2015 19th PRISM Awards Winners Released

6.2.2015 Ramstad-Kennedy Award 2015

5.21.2015 “NCIS: Los Angeles” Character Nell Jones and the Star Who Plays Her, Renée Felice Smith, Presented With SET Award For Portrayal of a Female In Technology

3.25.2015 The Clock is Ticking! Vote Today for Your Favorite TV or Film Leading Lady in Technology

3.18.2015 EIC Announces 19th PRISM Awards Nominees


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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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