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 11the Annual 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 award show is none other than six-time Emmy nominee; Ed Begley Jr. Headlining is comedian and actor, Stevie Mack. The evening includes special appearances by famed recovery advocates Tim Ryan and Jennifer Gimenez. Tony Denison, star of TNT’s “Major Crimes,” will present the annual REEL Recovery Film Festival “AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARD” to Skid Row Marathon 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 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:
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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.