Landgraf to head Prism panel


FX Network president John Landgraf on Tuesday was named chairman of an honorary committee that helps supervise the annual Prism Awards.

He succeeds Fox Networks Group chairman Tony Vinciquerra, who led the Prism panel for the past two years. Presented by the nonprofit Entertainment Industries Council, the Prisms honor film and TV productions that advance public awareness of substance-abuse and mental-health issues.

The EIC will present the next Prism Awards on April 23 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. FX will broadcast the ceremony Sept. 26 as part of National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

In his Prism post, Landgraf will help recruit committee members and simulcast partners for the show. Six networks joined FX in a simulcast of last year's ceremony.

"It's a privilege for me to serve the Prism Awards in this capacity, and I'm thankful to the Entertainment Industries Council for the opportunity," he said. (partialdiff)