ABOUT THE VOICE AWARDS
The Voice Awards Program, a public-private partnership among the federal government, the entertainment industry and several national organizations, recognizes film and television producers and writers for contributing to mental health understanding via accurate and balanced depictions. Past Voice Awards, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA, the WGA West and others, have been covered by the Washington Post, LA Times, Variety, Entertainment Tonight and many other media outlets. The 2010 Awards, hosted by Lou Gossett Jr. and Hector Elizondo, featured former First Lady Roselynn Carter as the keynote speaker. Last year, Parenthood’s Peter Krause hosted the event, which was attended by several hundred people in both the entertainment and the mental health fields.
To be eligible, television or film productions must have been released publicly after April 15, 2011 and include an accurate, sensitive mental health and/or substance abuse portrayal or storyline. Writers and producers will be singled out to be honored for winning productions.
Submit three DVD copies of the production to:
THE VOICE AWARDS
c/o Barbara Demming Lurie
1011 Poinsettia Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
by April 27, 2012
Include title, release date, media outet(s), writers and producers. All submissions will be forwarded to a judging panel comprised of prominent persons in both the entertainment and mental health communities. Submissions will only be used for judging purposes. A clip will be shown of winning entries at the Awards presentation. Nominations/submissions are free and open to anyone. There is no limit on the number an individual can submit. Winners will be honored at a gala ceremony at Paramount Studios on August 22nd.
Inquiries should be sent to Barbara Demming Lurie, email@example.com