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RICHIE SUPA NOMINATED FOR BEST “MUSIC OR MUSIC VIDEO”
AT 15TH ANNUAL PRISM AWARDS
Legendary singer/songwriter’s “Last House on the Block” being recognized for its impact in helping to shed a light on substance abuse and mental health issues
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 14, 2011) – Legendary singer/songwriter Richie Supa has been nominated yet again for a PRISM Award in the category of “Music or Music Video” for his song, “Last House on the Block.” Released on iTunes in October 2010, Supa debuted and spoke about the making of the song and his personal journey to recovery on WWNN 1470 AM’s “Rockers in Recovery” show on October 17, 2010.
“God had control of the pencil on this one” said Supa. “This was an incredibly personal piece for me to produce. It is an honor to be recognized by the PRISM Awards for doing what I love – writing and performing music that not only touches people, but hopefully aides those in whatever struggles life may bring.”
The PRISM Awards, which are produced by the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and FX, honor actors, movies, music, media and television’s top shows that accurately depict and bring attention to substance abuse and mental health issues, including prevention, treatment and recovery. This year’s ceremony, which is set for April 28, 2011, will take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
In a press release issued by EIC, Brian Dyak, EIC President, CEO and Co-Founder states, “We are proud of our industry and the quality of the over 400 PRISM Awards submissions this year. Story telling about substance abuse and mental health concerns such as PTSD and suicide prevention is an important asset to public awareness about these issues. This year’s nominees truly represent powerful stories that can make a difference.”
Honorees are selected by an 80-person committee of entertainment industry professionals and technical experts from the fields of medicine, mental health, and addiction. In addition to the ceremony, a magazine format show will be telecast on flagship airing partner FX as well as National Geographic Channel, ReelzChannel, E! On Demand, and other networks, and will be featured at a special Capitol Hill Showcase in Washington, DC in September as a celebration of National Treatment and Recovery Month. Variety is a media partner for the PRISM Awards.
About Entertainment Industries Council
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 communication about health and social issues. The organization is considered to be the chief pioneer of entertainment advocacy outreach and one of the premiere success stories in the field of entertainment education and information resources for entertainment creators, through innovative and time-proven services and methods of “encouraging the art of making a difference” from within the entertainment industry. EIC also produces the simulcast national television special PRISM Awards Showcase which addresses issues such as drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and addiction; as well as mental health and mental illness, including bipolar disorder, depression and suicide.