UPDATE: Star-Studded 16th Annual PRISM Awards to Be Held Thursday, April 19, 2012

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A special tribute to our nation's military is also planned for this special night of honors at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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What:     
The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc., in collaboration with FX Network, presents the 16th Annual PRISM Awards, a gala awards show recognizing the accurate depiction of alcohol, tobacco and drug use and addiction, as well as mental health issues in film, television, interactive, music, DVD, and comic book entertainment. Also included will be a special tribute to our returning veterans.

Who:
Those in attendance will include: William H. Macy, Shameless; Craig T. Nelson, Parenthood; Stana Katic, Castle; Peter Krause, Parenthood; Elliott Gould; Jon Huertas, Castle; Caterina Scorsone, Private Practice; KaDee Strickland, Private Practice; Dr. Drew Pinsky, Celebrity Rehab; Mark Valley, Harry’s Law; Sharon Lawrence, Drop Dead Diva; Christopher McDonald, Harry’s Law; Kevin Sorbo, Soul Surfer; Hector Elizondo, Last Man Standing; Emily Osment, Cyberbully; Michael Cudlitz, Southland; Shawn Hatosy, Southland; Tony Denison, The Closer; Joshua Malina, Scandal; Jennifer Morrison, Once Upon a Time; Wayne Knight, The Exes; Susan Sullivan, Castle; Tracy Gold, Starving Secrets; Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Touch; Matthew Ashford, Days of Our Lives; Nadia Bjorlin, Days of Our Lives; Dee Wallace, The Story of Bonnie and Clyde; Sam Jaeger, Parenthood; Carly Steel, TV Guide Network; Tim Kang, The Mentalist; Kate Linder, The Young and the Restless; Leigh Ann Tuohy, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; Mike Catherwood, Loveline; Aimee Garcia, County; Seamus Dever, Castle; Mackenzie Phillips, Hercules Saves Christmas; Mariette Hartley, Law & Order: SVU; Tracie Thoms, Cold Case; Noah Munck, iCarly; Frank Stallone; Alison Haislip, Battleground; Alicia Minshew, All My Children; D.W. Moffett, Switched at Birth; Joyful Drake, Let’s Stay Together; Matthew Fahey, Awkward; Jillian Rose Reed, Awkward; …and more! Also, Brian Dyak, President & CEO of the Entertainment Industries Council, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Rick Stephens, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, The Boeing Company will also participate.

When:     
Thursday, April 19, 2012    
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm PT.

Where:     
Beverly Hills Hotel, Crystal Ballroom
9641 W. Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 USA

Background:
The Entertainment Industries Council presents the 16th Annual PRISM Awards to honor productions and performances that are not only delightfully entertaining, but also realistically show substance use and addiction, as well as mental health issues. The ceremony will be crafted into the nationally-televised PRISM Awards Showcase to be aired by our flagship partner FX and other networks.

For more information contact:
Skylar Zwick
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.            
703-481-1414
szwick(at)eiconline(dot)org

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