FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 3, 2020
SUPER-AGENT LEIGH STEINGBERG TO RECEIVE
11TH ANNUAL EXPERIENCE, STRENGTH AND HOPE AWARD®
FOR HIS REVEALING MEMOIR: THE AGENT
LOS ANGELES, CA – Writers In Treatment, ‘supporting 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 11the Annual Experience Strength and Hope award is given in recognition of an individual’s memoir including their honest journey from addiction to recovery. NFL Hall of Famer, Earl Campbell will present the award.
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 recovery advocates Tim Ryan and Jennifer Gimenez and multi-instrumentalist Carl Restivo. 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. “This year we celebrate Leigh Steinberg, who braved jail time and public scrutiny, to achieve 9+ 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 the longest recovery event in the North America, The REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium.
The event will take place March 19 at the Skirball Cultural Center.
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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
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Writers In Treatment | www.writersintreatment.org
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.