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Shailene Woodley will be this year's recipient of the MTV Trailblazer Award at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.
Her co-star Miles Teller will present her with the special golden bucket of popcorn during the ceremony next month.
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Shailene Woodley will receive the MTV Movie Awards' Trailblazer honour.
President of MTV Stephen Friedman described the 23-year-old actress as "one of the most talented actresses of this generation".
He continued: "Whether baring her soul in emotionally charged roles in The Descendants and The Fault in Our Stars or igniting our imagination in sci-fi blockbusters like Insurgent, Shailene has raised the bar for actresses navigating diverse and challenging roles professionally, while personally remaining down-to-earth and accessible to her fans."
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Jerusalem – Keshet Media Group kicked off the first full day of its third annual Intv conference on Sunday with a fitting matchup: Keshet CEO Avi Nir sitting down to discuss the power of disruption in television with HBO topper Richard Plepler.
This year’s annual confab, which brings top TV execs from across the globe to Israel’s capital city each year to discuss innovation in the television industry, got a jumpstart Saturday evening with the Israeli premiere of “Dig,” a Jerusalem-set, Keshet-backed program from Tim Kring and “Homeland” creator Gideon Raff. On Sunday, back at the historic Jerusalem Ymca building, Nir and Pleper launched the first of two days’ worth of panels by discussing their shared philosophy on the danger of hubris.
“From about 1995 to 2002, I think HBO ran one of the great insurgent campaigns in the history of modern entertainment,” Plepler said, referring to the generation of creators »
- Debra Kamin
Tel Aviv – Keshet Media Group, which for years has been at the forefront of Israel’s drive to become a global TV player, is pulling out all the stops in March for its third annual Innovation in Television confab in Jerusalem.
Top execs from HBO, Sony, AMC and more are expected in Israel’s capital city March 15-16 for the conference, which focuses on innovation in television production. Among the speakers on this year’s roster are HBO CEO Richard Pleper; ITV director of television Peter Fincham; Andrea Wong, Sony Pictures’ prexy of international Prods.; AMC Global prez Bruce Tuchman; MTV topper Stephen Friedman; and Wme’s TV topper Rick Rosen. “The Affair” co-creators Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi will also be on hand.
The show of force from U.S. execs underscores the heat of the Israeli format biz in general and Keshet’s cachet in particular.
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- Debra Kamin
Mlk Holiday TV focus: MTV today announced an expansion of its Look Different anti-bias campaign called #TheTalk, a multiscreen effort to encourage its audience to have “color brave” conversations on race with family and friends.According to a 2014 MTV study*, 73% of Millennials believe having more open constructive conversations about bias would help people become less prejudiced.“Millennials believe strongly in fairness, but they can also find it difficult to talk openly about race – to be not simply ‘color blind’ but ‘color brave,’ said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. “Our audience is looking for a way to bring the national […] »
- April Neale
Viacom’s MTV said its programming would appear in black and white on Monday, January 19, in an effort to generate talk about racial issues on Martin Luther King Day.
Commercials will continue to appear in color, a spokesman for the network said.
“Our audience is looking for a way to bring the national conversation on race into their homes and this campaign will give them a forum to express true color bravery,” said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV, in a statement.
As part of the effort, every commercial block will begin with personal reflections on race from celebrities and other luminaries, including Kendrick Lamar, Common, Big Sean, Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Penn Badgley, Jordin Sparks, Pete Wentz, Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. John Lewis, Sen. Cory Booker (pictured, above) and more.
MTV has lent the initiative, which will appear starting at 9 a.m. Eastern on Martin Luther King Day and continue for 12 hours, »
- Brian Steinberg
MTV is going old school and will air in black and white Monday, a first for the 34-year-old network.
The color change will run for 12 hours, and is part of the network’s #TheTalk campaign, encouraging viewers to talk openly about race with friends and family.
“Millennials believe strongly in fairness, but they can also find it difficult to talk openly about race – to be not simply ‘color blind’ but ‘color brave,’ said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV. “Our audience is looking for a »
- Alicia Banks
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