LOS ANGELES, CA – Writers In Treatment, ‘celebrating recovery and the arts’, is proud to announce this year’s honoree, Sports Super-Agent, Leigh Steinberg, the inspiration for Tom Cruise’s role in the Oscar-winning film, Jerry Maguire. The show takes place Thursday, March 19th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

The Experience Strength and Hope award is given in recognition of an individual’s memoir including their honest journey from addiction to recovery.

Hosting this year’s show is six-time Emmy nominee, Ed Begley Jr. Comedian and actor, Stevie Mack is headlining. Additional entertainment includes spoken word performance by Blu Nyle, special appearances by famed recovery advocates Tim Ryan and Jennifer Gimenez. Multi-instrumentalist Carl Restivo, is back with a tribute song. Tony Denison, star of TNT’s “Major Crimes,” will present the annual REEL Recovery Film Festival “AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARD” for Skid Row Marathon to directors Gabi and Mark Hayes.

Invited are previous recipients including: Oscar winner Lou Gossett, Jr.; Astronaut Buzz Aldrin; star of Fuller House, Jodie Sweetin; Duran Duran’s John Taylor; Emmy winner Joe Pantoliano; Mackenzie Phillips; Pat O’Brien and Jane Velez-Mitchell.

“It’s been gratifying honoring these remarkable individuals who’ve bared their soul in these memoirs”, remarked founder Leonard Buschel. “We celebrate this year honoring Leigh Steinberg, who braved jail time and public scrutiny, to achieve almost 10 years of sobriety and helm the leading sports agency in the country.

Past performers/presenters of the Experience, Strength and Hope Awards® include: Robert Downey, Jr.; John Stamos, Danny Trejo; Daniel Baldwin; Dr. Gabor Maté; Alonzo Bodden; Mark Lundholm; Bob Forrest and Jack McGee.

Tickets are $100 and are available at: BROWN PAPER TICKETS

Proceeds benefit the national REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium. It is the longest recovery event in the country and provides thousands of attendees the best and newest films on addiction and mental disorders at no charge.

The event will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

The schedule is as follows: Catered Reception from 5:30pm – 7:30pm Red Carpet 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Show from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

We are grateful to our sponsors for their generous support in helping to make this year’s event possible.

Leonard Buschel and participants are available for phone interviews

For more information contact:

Ahbra K. Schiff ahbra@writersintreatment.org

818.464.6877

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Founded by Leonard Buschel, Writers In Treatment helps men and women suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, and other self-destructive behaviors find treatment sources for their illness. The organization also produces REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium®, a multi-day event that showcases honest films about addiction; alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery, and publishes the weekly, Addiction/Recovery eBulletin.


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