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Crash, Lord Of War & CSI Among Those to Receive Top Honors at 3rd Annual Edge Awards
Dead Zone, Law & Order, Crossing Jordan & Boston Legal Also Honored

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2006Crash, Lord of War and Elephant are the winners of the 3rd Annual EDGE Awards in the Feature Film category, it was announced today by Brian Dyak, President/CEO of Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC). The EDGE (Entertainment Depiction of Gun Education) Awards recognize feature films, TV movies, reality programs and episodes of scripted television series that effectively promote firearm safety and discourage gun violence.

Award recipients in the Drama Series Episode or Storyline for TV are CSI: Crime Scene Investigation "Mea Culpa," Dead Zone: "Cycle of Violence," Law & Order: SVU - "Scavenger," Law & Order: SVU - "Game," Law & Order: SVU - "Hooked," Law & Order: SVU - "Raw," and Crossing Jordan: "Murder in the Rue Morgue."

Boston Legal: "A Whiff and a Prayer" was honored in the Comedy Series Episode or Storyline for TV category.

Degrassi: The Next Generation - "Time Stands Still" received the ward for Children's Live Action Episode or Special for TV.

ABC News: Peter Jennings Reporting - "LAPD" and ABC News: NYPD 24/7 "Hour 5 (Orchard Street)" received the nod in the Documentary or News Magazine Series Episode or Special for TV category.

EIC has partnered with The Joyce Foundation in efforts to work with the creative community so that depictions of gun violence in popular entertainment can more accurately reflect the true consequences on the lives of victims and communities.

Brian Dyak said, "The criteria for recognition includes scenes that focus on storage precautions, including the possible consequences of failure to secure firearms properly; stressing the importance of keeping guns away from children; giving accurate statistics and information about gun violence safety; depicting or addressing firearm safety devises; exploring possible avenues to address gun violence; discussing obstacles hindering gun safety and offering information to ensure safe usage."

Based in Chicago with assets of $800 million, the Joyce Foundation supports efforts to strengthen public policies in ways that improve the quality of life in the Great Lakes region. Since 1993, the Foundation has made nearly $40 million in grants to groups seeking public health solutions that offer promise of reducing gun deaths and injuries in America.

EIC, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1983 by leaders of the entertainment industry to bring the power of the industry to bear on heath and social issues. Among the issues EIC addresses are: drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and addiction; firearm safety and injury prevention; sun safety; human trafficking; terrorism and homeland security; bipolar disorder; mental health; diabetes; and HIV/AIDS prevention. EIC's website is located at www.eiconline.org.