Edison Force Premieres Sunday, December 23

December 13th, 2007 by SPIKE Press

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MORGAN FREEMAN, KEVIN SPACEY, LL COOL J AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE STAR IN “EDISON FORCE,”
PREMIERING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 AT 9 PM ON SPIKE TV

U.S. Broadcast Premiere Slated Under The “Spike Guy Movies” Umbrella

New York, NY, December 13, 2007 – Academy Award®-winning actor Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Academy Award®-winning actor Kevin Spacey (“The Usual Suspects”), LL Cool J (“S.W.A.T.”) and Justin Timberlake in his first major feature film role star in “Edison Force,” premiering on Sunday, December 23rd from 10 p.m. – 12 midnight (ET/PT) on Spike TV.  This U.S. broadcast premiere is slated under the “Spike Guy Movies” umbrella that will air throughout 2008.

“Edison Force” is an intense action-thriller about a fresh-faced journalist who finds his life in danger when he uncovers a den of corruption in the Edison police department.  While reporting on a homicide case, Pollack (Timberlake) witnesses a suspicious exchange and begins his own investigation into the murder.  What he finds is just the tip of the iceberg of a powerful network of corruption within the city’s justice system.  In order to save his own life, Pollack must rely on the guidance of a jaded reporter (Freeman) and a private investigator (Spacey) to help him expose the truth.   

“We are pleased to be the first to premiere ‘Edison Force’ on broadcast television in the U.S.  This film delivers everything our male audience seeks – explosive action, gripping drama and an all-star cast,” said John Griffin, vice president of programming, Spike TV.  

“‘Edison Force’ is an action-packed thriller with a stellar cast that truly delivered,” said Avi Lerner, executive producer and a principal in Nu Image/Millennium Films. “Spike TV’s audience is exactly who this film was made for.”

The film’s remarkable cast also includes Golden Globe® Award-winning actor Dylan McDermott (“The Practice”), Emmy Award-nominated actor John Heard (“The Sopranos”), Cary Elwes (“Saw”), Damien Dante Wayans (“House M.D.”), Piper Perabo (“The Prestige”) and Roselyn Sanchez (“Without a Trace”). 

Millennium Films presents a Randall Emmett/George Furla Production of a VIP Medienfonds 3/ Nu Image co-production in association with Rising Star, a film by David J. Burke.  “Edison Force” is produced by Randall Emmett, George Furla, Boaz Davidson and John Thompson.  Andreas Schmid, Andreas Grosch, Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort and Trevor Short serve as executive producers.  Shawn Williamson is line producer.  “Edison Force” was written and directed by David J. Burke.
 
Spike TV is available in 96.1 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. 

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Spike TV Announces 2007 Video Game Award Winners

December 7th, 2007 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES 2007 “VIDEO GAME AWARDS” WINNERS
 
BIOSHOCK GARNERS GAME OF THE YEAR HONORS
 
Show Features Performances by Foo Fighters And Exclusive World Premieres of Borderlands,
Gran Turismo™ 5 Prologue, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 And
TNA iMPACT!
 
Premieres Sunday, December 9 at 9 PM

Las Vegas, NV, Friday, December 7, 2007 – Winners were announced tonight for Spike TV’s 5th annual “Video Game Awards,” the preeminent celebration of achievement in the gaming world.  Talent from across the entertainment world gathered at the Mandalay Bay Events Resort and Casino in Las Vegas to honor the year’s accomplishments within the video game community.  Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the 2007 “Video Game Awards” will premiere on Spike TV Sunday, December 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
 
The night’s most prestigious honors were bestowed upon 2K Games’ BioShock, as it took home awards for Game of the Year, Best Xbox 360 Game and Best Original Score.  Two of the industry’s most anticipated releases, Microsoft Game Studios’ Halo 3 and MTV Games’ Rock Band, garnered two awards each.  A full list of winners can be found below.
 
Viewers were treated to mind blowing, never-before-seen world premieres of gaming’s most anticipated releases.  Borderlands (2K), Gran Turismo™ 5 Prologue (Sony Computer Entertainment America), Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Ubisoft) and TNA iMPACT! (Midway) were all unveiled for the world to see.   
 
The 2007 “Video Game Awards” featured memorable musical and comedic performances.  Four time Grammy award winners and fresh off receiving five more Grammy nods earlier this week, Foo Fighters rocked the stage, and Kid Rock delivered a stirring three song medley, while comics Patton Oswalt, Ralphie May and Brian Posehn provided nonstop laughs for those in attendance during their performances.  The world’s leading video game concert series, Video Games Live, made its national television debut.  The night also featured award presentations and appearances by Criss Angel, “TNA” wrestling stars Kurt and Karen Angle, actress Tia Carrere, “Chuck” stars Joshua Gomez and Zachary Levi, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, former NFL star Rocket Ismail, UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, “The Ultimate Fighter 1” winner Forrest Griffin, legendary boxing promoter Don King, MTV reality couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, NFL quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Matt Leinart, rock star Dave Navarro,  comedian Patton Oswalt, comedian and Comedy Central star Brian Posehn, and MTV’s Tila Tequila.
 
The show pays tribute to the outstanding achievements of games, designers, animation, breakthrough technology, music and performances of the past year in the world of video games.  The awards also provide a forecast of the future of gaming – including exclusive sneak peeks and world premiere footage of some of the hottest and most anticipated games of 2008 and beyond. 
 
A full list of winners is included below:
 
GAME OF THE YEAR
BioShock (2K Games/ 2K Boston – 2K Australia)
 
STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Harmonix
 
BEST SHOOTER
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)
 
BEST RPG
Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios/ BioWare)         
 
BEST MILITARY GAME
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)
 
BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME
skate (Electronic Arts/ EA Black Box)
           
BEST HANDHELD GAME
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
 
BEST GRAPHICS
Crysis (Electronic Arts/ Crytek)
 
BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE OR TV SHOW
The Simpsons Game (Electronic Arts/ EA Redwood Shores)
 
BEST RHYTHM GAME
Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)
 
BEST DRIVING GAME
DiRT (Codemasters/ Codemasters)
 
BEST ACTION GAME
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
           
BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME
Madden NFL 08 (Electronic Arts/ EA Tiburon)
 
BEST SOUNDTRACK
Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)
 
BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY
The Orange Box/ Portal (Valve/ Valve)
 
BEST XBOX 360 GAME
BioShock (2K Games/ 2K Boston – 2K Australia)
 
BEST WII GAME
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
           
BEST PS3 GAME
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (Sony Computer Entertainment/ Insomniac Games)
 
BEST PC GAME      
The Orange Box (Valve/ Valve)
           
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
BioShock (2K Games/ 2K Boston – 2K Australia)
 
BEST MULTI-PLAYER GAME
Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)
 
MOST ADDICTIVE VIDEO GAME FUELED BY DEW
Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)
 
Albie Hecht, Oscar®-nominated producer and co-creator of the “Kids’ Choice” and “Video Game Awards,” and Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event production & talent development for Spike TV will serve as executive producers of Spike TV’s 2007 Video Game Awards.  Greg Sills is supervising producer, Alicia Portugal is producer and Scott Fishman is executive in charge of production.
 
Spike TV is available in 96.1 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  MTV Networks is a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).
 
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