20 items from 2013
Boston Red Sox’s 2013 World Series Mvp David Ortiz and Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star centerfielder Andrew McCutcheon will executive produce the weekly, 30-episode series slated to debut on MTV2 in April 2014. It’s part of a new multi-year, cross-platform programming partnership jointly announced today by MTV and Mlb. Shot in New York City from inside the Mlb Fan Cave, a space that mixes baseball with music, pop culture, media, interactive technology and art, the new series will move beyond game analysis, stats and highlights to showcase Mlb athletes off the field, in addition to celebrity appearances. “The Mlb Fan Cave has been an enormous success in showcasing the personalities of our star players to young fans and intersecting baseball with pop culture,” said Tim Brosnan, Executive Vice President, Business, Major League Baseball. “Being able to partner with MTV on a weekly TV series will give us an opportunity to bring that »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Lisa Sherman, who has run the day-to-day-operations at Logo since its 2005 launch, is leaving the company as the Viacom network will be aligned with MTV. This marks an end of an era for Logo, started by then-president Brian Graden with Sherman as his top lieutenant. She took the reins of the network in 2008 when she was named Evp and general manager. The move to put Logo under the MTV umbrella, reporting to MTV President Stephen Friedman, will likely accelerate the transformation of Logo from a network strictly focused on the Lgbt community one that caters to wider audience, which started last year. Over the years, Logo tried different types of programming, including scripted series and a daily talk show, but it always has been best known for its signature unscripted show, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Here is the memo about Sherman’s departure sent internally by Van Toffler, President of »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
There are riches to be found in niches. Just ask some of today’s top cable networks, which have zeroed in on underserved audiences with great success.
As the broadcast networks continue to lose audience share while aiming for the widest swath of viewers, cablers have been looking under every rock for interesting stories. And when they’ve found them, and turned them into network-defining reality series, with more and more examples of such cable shows needing only to draw a few million in the right demo to beat the broadcasters head to head.
“Cable is a little more willing to experiment and come at things from different angles,” says Dirk Hoogstra, exec VP and g.m. of History and H2. “But now, we feel it really is a level playing field. If you find the right project at the right time, you can beat anybody.”
History, which derives roughly »
- Rick Kissell
MTV’s top unscripted executive, Evp of Programming and Head of Production Chris Linn, is headed to Turner where he will take the reins of truTV as president and head of programming. He replaces Marc Juris, who announced his departure at the beginning of the month. Along with David Janollari, Linn took over MTV when president of programming Tony Disanto left at the beginning of 2011, with Linn focused on unscripted and Janollari on scripted programming. Janollari departed when Susanne Daniels was named MTV president of programming in November, with Linn reporting to Daniels, Van Toffler and Stephen Friedman. He had been eying new opportunities for the past several months as Daniels had been exploring bringing in a new head of unscripted the way she installed Mina Lefevre on the scripted side. After an overture with a British executive, Daniels ultimately promoted within the company, with Lauren Dolgen named Head of »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The Young and the Restless tallied 23 nominations as honors were announced this morning for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Restless’ impressive take helped CBS lead all networks with 50 overall nominations. PBS and ABC followed, with 44 and 38 nods, respectively.
General Hospital, which earned 19 nominations, joined Restless in the race for Outstanding Drama Series, and Sesame Street received 17 nods, including three for Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.
- Jeff Labrecque
Sam Champion read the 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominations on Good Morning America on May 1, and it’s a great list! General Hospital and The Young & The Restless were some of the many shows nominated, while Ellen DeGeneres, Katie Couric and the lovely ladies of The View are some of the hosts nominated. Read on for the full list.
Daytime Emmys 2013 — Full List Of Nominations
Outstanding Drama Series
Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer
Ronald W. Weaver, Senior Producer
Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer
Days of Our Lives, NBC
Ken Corday, Executive Producer
Janet Drucker, Tim Stevens, Coordinating Producers
Albert Alarr, Producer
General Hospital , ABC
Frank Valentini, Executive Producer
- Eleanore Hutch
As the anticipation for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards continues to mount, Et has exclusively discovered that Bradley Cooper will attend the show.
Earlier this week, Et exclusively learned that the cast of the Fast & Furious franchise will be presenting at the ceremony.
The cast of the original Fast & Furious—Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, and Michelle Rodriguez—will present on stage at the awards show this Sunday as they await the May 24 release of Fast & Furious 6.
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MTV has also announced today that Jamie Foxx will receive this year's Generation Award, MTV's highest honor bestowed upon "an actor who can be counted on to engage the MTV audience with everything he does."
"As a comedian »
Jamie Foxx will be presented with the MTV Generation Award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (14.04.13). The 'Ray' actor will receive the coveted accolade at the ceremony, which is set to be hosted by Rebel Wilson, and was chosen because of his wide-ranging talents. Stephen Friedman, President of MTV said: 'As a comedian, Academy award-winning actor and Grammy award-winning artist, Jamie Foxx is a triple threat superstar unlike any we've seen in a long time. 'Jamie has captivated audiences for nearly two decades with a dizzying array of memorable performances, and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate him at this year's Movie Awards.' The MTV Generation Award is the MTV Movie Awards highest accolade, acknowledging an »
While Jamie Foxx is nominated for four MTV Movie Awards Sunday, he is sure to take to the stage with Thursday's news that he is to be feted with the Generation Award. -Insertgroups:15- In making the announcement MTV president Stephen Friedman said, “As a comedian, Academy award-winning actor and Grammy award-winning artist, Jamie Foxx is a triple threat superstar unlike any we’ve seen in a long time. Jamie has captivated audiences for nearly two decades with a dizzying array of memorable performances, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate him at this year’s Movie Awards.” The “Generation Award” is the night’s highest honor, given to a performer who can be “counted on to engage the MTV audience with everything” s/he does. Previous recipients include two other Oscar winners -- Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock -- as well as Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, Johnny Depp, »
Come Sunday, Jamie Foxx will have one more thing in common with fellow Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock. MTV will honor Foxx with its “Generation Award” at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, the network announced today.
“As a comedian, Academy award-winning actor and Grammy award-winning artist, Jamie Foxx is a triple threat superstar unlike any we’ve seen in a long time,” said MTV President Stephen Friedman in a statement. “Jamie has captivated audiences for nearly two decades with a dizzying array of memorable performances, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate him at this year’s Movie Awards. »
- Adam Carlson
Foxx has amassed an impressive body of work over the years, working with such respected directors as Michael Mann ("Miami Vice," "Collateral" and "Ali"), Oliver Stone ("Any Given Sunday") and, of course, Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained"). He won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of musician Ray Charles in "Ray" (2004) and received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Mann's "Collateral."
Foxx will next be seen as the President of the United States in "White House Down," the Channing Tatum action film opening June 28, and is set to write, direct and possibly star in a five-episode horror anthology series that will air on Syfy this fall. He'll be seen next summer as the villainous Electro in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
"As a comedian, »
- NextMovie Staff
Emma Watson is to be given the Trailblazer Award at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards.
The Harry Potter actress is be honoured for "continuing to challenge her craft with upcoming roles as radically diverse as her enormous talent", according to MTV president Stephen Friedman.
Watson is up for three other MTV Movie Awards this year for 'Best Female Performance', 'Best Kiss' and 'Best Musical Moment' for her film The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Other multiple nominees for this year's awards ceremony include Channing Tatum for Magic Mike, Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables and Jennifer Lawrence for both Silver Linings Playbook and House at the End of the Street.
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards air on April 14 at 9pm Et/Pt.
Watch a teaser for the MTV Movie Awards below: »
Emma Watson is to receive the MTV Trailblazer Award. The 22-year-old actress will be honoured at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards for her remarkable achievements in the film industry since rising to fame as Hermione Granger in the 'Harry Potter' films. The British beauty is also up for three other accolades at the ceremony for her role in 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', including Best Female Performance, Best Kiss, with co-star Logan Lerman, and Best Musical Moment. The Trailblazer Award is only in its second year and recognizes the best young actors and honours them for their career achievements and for inspiring others. Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, said in a statement: 'She's been a constant presence »
Emma Watson's come a long way since Harry Potter, and now she's being honored for her achievements in acting. The British actress will receive MTV's second annual Trailblazer Award - which honors the best young actors who are creating their own unique careers in the film industry - during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on April 14 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. Watson, 22, is also nominated for three other MTV Movie Awards for her role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower: best female performance, best kiss and best musical moment. "Emma Watson endeared herself to fans as one of »
- Maggie Coughlan
Will Ferrell is set to receive the Comedic Genius Award at this year's MTV Movie Awards, the network announced Wednesday.
The star of "Anchorman," "Old School," "The Other Guys" and the upcoming "Anchorman 2," as well as one of the founders of Funny Or Die, will be the first person to get the Comedic Genius Award from the long-running awards show.
"Will Ferrell epitomizes what it means to be a comedic genius and it's only fitting that he should be the inaugural recipient of this award," said MTV president Stephen Friedman in a statement. "Over the course of his extraordinary, 17-plus-year career, he has entertained audiences across the globe with an impressive array of laugh-out-loud performances on air, online and in films. Simply put, Will Ferrell is 'kind of a big deal.'"
The actor first became famous as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," where he played characters »
- The Huffington Post
Is Will Ferrell a comedic genius? MTV seems to think so! The network is giving the "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" actor its first-ever Comedic Genius Award at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards.
Apparently, MTV chose Ferrell because he has .provided a major influence through his work. and .transformed the genre.. Hhmmm, influential and trailblazer!
Watch Ferrell accept his Comedic Genius Award on the MTV Movie Awards airing April 14th at 9 pm Et.
Source: Deadline »
It’s not often that comedians get awarded for making people laugh (ahem, Oscars…) but thanks to MTV, Will Ferrell is about to have tangible proof that he is pretty darn funny.
At this year’s MTV Movie Awards, the man behind Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby, and countless other curly-haired characters will be honored with the first-ever Comedic Genius Award.
“Will Ferrell epitomizes what it means to be a comedic genius and it’s only fitting that he should be the inaugural recipient of this award,” said MTV’s president Stephen Friedman. “Over the course of his extraordinary, 17-plus-year career, »
- Samantha Highfill
MTV announced today that Will Ferrell will be the first-ever recipient of the Comedic Genius Award, created to honor an actor who has “provided a major influence through their work” and “transformed the genre.” MTV president Stephen Friedman quoted Ferrell’s Anchorman character Ron Burgundy when he said, “Simply put, Will Ferrell is ‘kind of a big deal’.” Rebel Wilson will host the MTV Movie Awards which air on April 14 at 9:00Pm Et from the Sony lot in Culver City. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Will Ferrell will be honoured with the first ever 'Comedic Genius Award' at this year's MTV Movie Awards.
The Anchorman star will receive the prize at the upcoming ceremony in April for his "incomparable contributions to the world of comedy".
"Over the course of his extraordinary, 17-plus-year career, he has entertained audiences across the globe with an impressive array of laugh-out-loud performances on air, online and in films."
Referencing Ferrell's character Ron Burgundy, Friedman added: "Simply put, Will Ferrell is 'kind of a big deal'."
Its been called “The Jersey Shore Of Appalachia”, but MTV’s Buckwild last night bested its network time slot predecessor. The 10 Pm debut of the reality series, about a group of thrill-seeking young adults in small-town West Virginia, pulled in an audience of 2.49 million viewers and a 1.4 rating over its back-to-back episodes Thursday night. That’s more than 1 million more viewers than the 1.375 million who watched the premiere of Jersey Shore in 2009. Of course, Jersey Shore went on to get record ratings for MTV; at one point, in its third season, Jersey Shore had an audience of 9 million as Snooki, Pauly D and the other housemates became national topics of conversation — even attracting kind words from Gop Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Jersey Shore wrapped up its six-season run December 20 with soft ratings. Last month, even before it debuted, Buckwild attracted some of the controversy common to Jersey Shore when Sen. »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
20 items from 2013
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