Friday, August 17, 2012
Foundation Presents Lights, Camera, Recovery
A unique evening will be hosted
by the Pine Rest Foundation at Celebration! Cinema North on Sept. 13. The event, Lights, Camera,
Recovery, features Kurt Schemper, the Emmy Award winning Hollywood producer of
the A&E television show Intervention.
A Grand Rapids native, Schemper will premier clips of the reality show that
vividly portrays the trauma of addictions and the challenging path to recovery.
Schemper is eager to share
the message that addictions can be treated and recovery is possible. He
currently serves as supervising producer on the series. In 2009, he was a recipient of an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality
Series for his work on the show.
He lives in Los
Angeles, Calif., with his wife Amy. He has been actively involved in the
entertainment business since first moving to Los Angeles in 1997.
Schemper is a graduate of Calvin Christian High School in
Grandville, Mich., and Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill. Upon
graduation he traveled west in pursuit of a career in entertainment. His
television career began at the sitcom factory Carsey-Werner (That ‘70s Show, The Cosby Show) where he
oversaw post production work on all series.
He felt called
to Hollywood, and even there he openly communicates that his “deep gladness is
Jesus.” His personal story is inspiring and his program, Intervention, is thought provoking.
Christian Mental Health Services has extensive addiction services providing the
full continuum of care. There are 125 residential addiction beds including a
detoxification unit; an outpatient opioids detoxification program; and
intensive outpatient care for substance use disorders at 11 licensed West
Michigan locations for adults, adolescents and families.
the Lights, Camera, Recovery event will:
a facility project for the Intensive Outpatient Program;
Trauma Informed Care Treatment in our Substance Use Disorder Residential
Access to Detox Services for Clients with Financial Hardship.
reception starts at 6:30 p.m. with the theatre premiere beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
can be purchased online at: http://www.pinerest.org/foundation.
Tickets are $75 and business attire is suggested.
can be made for Kurt Schemper to do phone interviews prior to the event, and he
will be available for interviews in person on the day of the event, Sept. 13
the Pine Rest Foundation
The Pine Rest Foundation
exists to provide Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services with financial
resources and community support so its ministry of behavioral health care can
flourish and be enhanced.
Pine Rest, one of the five
largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., has served the
greater Grand Rapids and national community for more than 100 years. It offers
a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization,
residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery,
extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as
specialized assessment and treatment clinics. In addition to the main campus in
Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations throughout West
Michigan and two in Iowa.