Broadcasting & Cable
February 11, 2003

EIC's Dyak joins Bush initiative

By Paige Albiniak

Entertainment Industries Council president and CEO Brian Dyak is representing the entertainment industry in supporting the Bush administration's drug- and alcohol-treatment initiative, Recovery Now.

Dyak attended a briefing at the White House last week hosted by John Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

President George W. Bush said in his State of the Union address that the administration is launching a three-year, $600 million initiative to combat drug and alcohol addiction.

"The president's initiative is a bold step toward addressing a problem that has plagued the Hollywood community," Dyak said. "Many Americans think addiction within our industry only affects celebrities. Addiction runs much deeper than that, touching many who are behind the scenes of the entertainment we all enjoy."

For 20 years, the EIC has been pushing the entertainment industry to touch on health and social issues in its creative works.