(Los Angeles, CA-Nashville, TN-July 19, 2010) – Writers In Treatment is seeking film and video submissions from professional, amateur and student filmmakers, and Sponsors for their 2nd Annual REEL Recovery Film Festival in Los Angeles, October 27-30, and Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 2010

Last year’s Festival was an outstanding success. Talent associated with the film or a   film historian introduced each screening with a scintillating presentation.  Psychologists facilitated a post-screening mini-process group with audience members. This year we will be screening original shorts, documentaries, music videos and features plus four New York bio-pic classics: POLLACK, BASQUIAT, BASKETBALL DIARIES and CIAO MANHATTAN.  We are soliciting submissions from the U.S. and abroad.

During last year’s eight-night festival Ben Stiller and writer Jerry Stahl presented Permanent Midnight for a 10th Anniversary showing, and actor Danny Huston and U.K. director Bernard Rose discussed and screened their 2000 cult classic, IVANSXTC. Barfly co-star Roberta Bassin talked about working with Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway while also caretaking Charles Bukowski during his frequent visits to the set.

This year’s REEL Recovery Film Festival is a four-day celebration of the arts, creativity and the prevention of life shattering addictions. Writers In Treatment will host several panels with well know writers and performers discussing how victory over alcoholism and substance abuse heightens and exhilarates one’s creativity and career.

The audience will be psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, chemical dependency counselors, men and women in recovery, members of the entertainment industry, media representatives and the general public. This is the social, cultural and networking recovery event of the year.

The Los Angeles festival is sponsored by Twin Town Treatment Centers and co-sponsored by, Recovery Now TV, Lee McCormick and MALIBU HORIZON. Other sponsors include: CRC Health Group, Newport Academy, Inland Valley Recovery Services, It’s Prefect Malibu,,

FINAL DEADLINE for entries is midnight September 17, 2010 For more information: Leonard Buschel 818-762-0461

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