18th PRISM Awards

EIC annually presents the PRISM Awards, to honor accurate depictions of drug, alcohol, tobacco use and mental health in movies, television, DVDs, music, comic book and multimedia entertainment. The National Review Committee has commenced and the Nominees have been released. Visit the PRISM Awards homepage for exclusive news, photos and videos, including commentary from Dr. Drew Pinsky and FX Networks President John Landgraf. For more information or to request press credentials for the awards ceremony, please contact us at 703.481.1414. Check out the latest news on the PRISM Awards here.

The 17th Annual PRISM Showcase premiered Sept 15 on FX Network and mtvU! If you missed seeing the show it is now available on MTV.com until March 31, 2014 you can also catch it on FX OnDemand.

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SET Awards

The SET Awards are presented to movies, TV series, radio and television news programs, print and online journalism for accurate and impactful entertainment portraying and promoting the fields of science, engineering, technology and math. For more information visit: www.eicsetawards.com

2013 SET Honorees
2013 SET Awards Information

Click here, to find out about our Ready on the SET project, a program that is tackling one of the nation’s largest challenges: reviving American interest in science, engineering and technology(SET), especially among youth.

2013 SET Awards Bob Gurr Leadership & Inspiration Honoree: Bryan Singer (X-Men), and Presenter: Leland Melvin (NASA Education)

2013 SET Awards Bob Gurr Leadership & Inspiration Honoree: Bryan Singer (X-Men), and Presenter: Leland Melvin (NASA Education)

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.

Tools for the Entertainment Industry
Tools for Journalist
Generation Next

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

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


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

12.18.2013, Acting U.S. Surgeon General “Gets Real” with High School and College Students about Pressing Health Concerns and the Role of Humor in Wellbeing, During Internet TV Presentation on the EICtv Network

11.19.2013, 3rd Annual SWPA Media & Mental Health Awards on WBGN-TV

11.13.2013, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z, Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Elementary, Mythbusters, Big Brain Theory, Bones, Nova, Iron Man 3, Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, Director Bryan Singer Among Honorees for Annual Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) Awards

11.11.2013, NCWIT, EnCorps, CyberPatriot, FIRST Among Student Organizations Selected for the Student Innovation Exhibition at the 3rd Annual Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) Awards

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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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