“SCREAM 2010″ Rules Pop Culture Universe

September 29th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

“SCREAM 2010” RULES POP CULTURE UNIVERSE AS THE DESTINATION FOR ALL THINGS COMIC BOOK, SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND HORROR, AS EVENT WILL DEBUT WORLD PREMIERE FOOTAGE FROM “SCREAM 4,” “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2,” AND “THE RITE”

Show Will Also Feature “Back To The Future” 25th Anniversary Tribute To
Marty McFly’s Flux Capacitated Adventures Featuring Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson
And Elisabeth Shue

Also Set To Attend:  Sir Anthony Hopkins, David Arquette, Neve Campbell,
Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts Wes Craven, Aaron Eckhart, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Ball, Sam Trammell, Kristen Bauer, Rutina Wesley And Many More

Two-Hour Event Premieres Tuesday, October 19 at 9PM, ET/PT

New York, NY, September 29, 2010 – With enough star power to light up the Los Angeles night sky, Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2010″ will tape at the Greek Theatre on Saturday, October 16.  The ultimate celebration of all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book, the 5th annual “SCREAM” is the first and only global event of its kind to honor and celebrate the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped these genres.  The two-hour event premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19 (9:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT). 

“SCREAM 2010″ will feature a host of world premieres, including footage from the highly-anticipated fourth installment of one of the most influential franchises of all time – none other than the original cast and creator of the movie “Scream” along with new stars from the upcoming “Scream 4.”   David Arquette and Neve Campbell, along with 2006 Scream Mastermind Award-recipient and creator of the “Scream” franchise Wes Craven, as well as “Scream 4″ co-stars Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere will present never-before-seen footage from the just-wrapped “Scream 4.”  The show will also include an appearance by Academy Award Winner Sir Anthony Hopkins, who will introduce world premiere footage of his upcoming supernatural thriller “The Rite,” and those in attendance at the Greek and the millions watching worldwide will also be treated to an exclusive first look at “Paranormal Activity 2,” with many more films to be announced shortly.

Additionally, “SCREAM 2010″ will celebrate one of the most beloved science fiction franchises in history when Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue reunite onstage in honor of the 25th anniversary of the original “Back To The Future.”  The 1985 release became a cultural phenomenon, inspiring theme park rides, an animated series, selection for preservation in the Library of Congress’ “National Film Registry,” and was even quoted in President Ronald Reagan’s “State of the Union” address in 1986.  The “Back To The Future 25th Anniversary” Trilogy” debuts on Blu-ray and DVD worldwide on October 26, 2010. 

“‘SCREAM’ has established itself as a global celebration of the most imaginative films, comics and TV shows that drive and continue to redefine pop culture,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer and senior vice president, talent, event production and studio relations, Spike TV.  “The genres of comic books, science fiction and fantasy rule the entertainment world and ‘SCREAM’ is about honoring the creative minds behind them and the incredible fans that keep it spinning.”

Also set to attend are Harvey Dent himself, Aaron Eckhart, “Avatar’s” Sigourney Weaver, “True Blood” creator Alan Ball and castmembers Sam Trammell, Kristen Bauer and Rutina Wesley, “Jackass 3D” crew members Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, the stars of AMC’s forthcoming original series “The Walking Dead,” Sarah Wayne Callies and Jon Bernthal, and many more.

 “SCREAM 2010″ will present awards in 33 different categories.  Christopher Nolan’s summer science fiction blockbuster “Inception” leads the way with nominations in 14 categories, including “The Ultimate Scream,” “Best Ensemble” and “Fight Scene of the Year.”  “Kick-Ass” was nominated in 13 categories for a total of 17 nominations, while Tony Stark’s adventures in “Iron Man 2″ garnered 13 nominations.  HBO’s “True Blood” had the most nominations of any television series with 10. 

Now through Friday, October 15, fans can vote for their favorites, as well as view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event, by visiting scream.spike.com.

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2010” are FreeCreditScore.com, Geico, Subaru and Taco Bell.

Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for “SCREAM 2010.”  Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Hamish Hamilton will direct.

Spike TV is available in 98.6 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. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts:
Salil Gulati                                  Aileen Budow   
Spike TV                                     Spike TV
212.767.8705                             212.767.3952
salil.gulati@mtvstaff.com              aileen.budow@spiketv.com

 

“Bam’s World Domination” Premieres On Spike TV”

September 20th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

“BAM’S WORLD DOMINATION” PREMIERES ON SPIKE TV WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

New York, NY, September 20, 2010 – Television and film star Bam Margera takes a trip across the Atlantic Ocean with fellow JACKASS cohort and TV personality Ryan Dunn and pro-skateboarder Tim O’Connor to compete in the infamous “Tough Guy Challenge” outside of London, England in the new half-hour Spike TV special, “Bam’s World Domination.”  This original show premieres Wednesday, October 13 at 11:30 PM, ET/PT and showcases Margera and his friends’ attempt to conquer one of the world’s most infamous obstacle course races.

“The Tough Guy Challenge,” a grueling test of man’s will to survive, features participants battling an eight-mile obstacle course full of smoke, fire, barbed wire, freezing water and fields of mud. Margera and his crew seek to show the Brits that they can tackle any physical challenge, no matter how perilous, as this race often proves to be.  
Leading up to the race, cameras will follow Margera and his friends as they meet up with some locals and bring their own special brand of American mayhem.  From downing pints in London pubs to taking an impromptu dip in the frigid Thames River, Margera and his buddies will stop at nothing in order to leave their mark on England.  

“Bam’s World Domination” is produced and created by Bam Margera and Lee Sosin of Time Inc. Studios.  It is executive produced by Paul Speaker and Joe DeVito, co-executive produced by Terry Hardy, and directed by Joe DeVito.  Christopher Martello is the executive in charge of production for Spike TV.

About Bam Margera:

Margera first broke onto the national scene as a 13 year old pro-skater known for his creative street style and wild antics. As a teenager he created the CKY video series, which featured skating, pranks and stunts, all filmed in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. The combination of Bam’s unique on-screen personality and the tremendous grassroots success of the CKY video series became the platform for the hit MTV show “Jackass”, “Jackass, The Movie” and the later MTV “Viva La Bam” series.

In addition to Bam’s television and film projects, he continues to be heavily involved in the music industry through his work directing music videos, his show “Radio Bam” on Sirius Satellite Radio and his “Viva La Bands” CD/DVD series and tour.  Over a very short period of time, Bam has proven himself as a top-tier athlete and innovator in the film, television and music industries.

Spike TV is available in 98.6 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. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com  and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at www.spike.com/press

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Press Contacts:  
David Schwarz            Spike TV                 212-767-8639 

 

Paramount Brings Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior” To The Big Screen

September 16th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

PARAMOUNT BRINGS SPIKE TV’S “DEADLIEST WARRIOR” TO THE BIG SCREEN


HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 14, 2010)
– Paramount Pictures announced today it has made a deal for Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment to do a big-screen adaptation of sister company Spike TV‘s original hit series “Deadliest Warrior.”  The announcement comes on the heels of the show’s Season 2 finale, which brought about exceptional ratings for the network. Spike TV has renewed the series for a third season.

This partnership by Paramount and Spike TV marks the first time that the Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) owned companies have worked together.  “Spike has some of the most innovative and forward-thinking content on television today, “Deadliest Warrior” being no exception. The property has proven its ability to engage audiences across multiple platforms,” said Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman.  “We hope this is the first of much future collaboration with Spike.”

“Deadliest Warrior” pits history’s greatest warriors against one another to determine who reigns supreme. Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, the series enlists world-class fighters, historians and weapons experts to provide insight into the unique history and style of these combatants which culminates in a head-to-head final fight between two warriors to declare which one would have been the deadliest.   The first two seasons showed such memorable battles as Spartan vs. Ninja, Viking vs. Samurai, Pirate vs. Knight, Yakuza vs. Mafia and Comanche vs. Mongol.

The film’s storyline is being kept under wraps.

Shawn Levy and 21 Laps President Dan Levine will produce the film, with the possibility that Levy may direct. The property fits within Levy and 21 Laps’ ongoing expansion from family comedies to event action movies, following the “Night and the Museum” franchise and Levy’s current action drama “Real Steel” with Hugh Jackman for DreamWorks.  

ABOUT PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The company’s labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies.  PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.
 
ABOUT SPIKE TV

Spike TV is available in 98.6 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. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

ABOUT  “DEADLIEST WARRIOR”

“Deadliest Warrior,” which just completed its second season in late July, is Spike TV’s most successful original franchise. The series is a hit with the network’s male fan base, ranking #2 in its timeslot on Tuesday nights with Men 18-34 on cable.  “The Deadliest Warrior” Xbox LIVE Arcade game has been a top-selling title on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, selling over 190,000 units within the first month of its July 14 release.  Season three premieres on Spike TV next summer with all new legends of the battlefield and unprecedented matchups.  Richard “Mack” Machowicz, a Navy SEAL joins the cast for the new season, which includes Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian.

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Contact:
 
Katie Martin Kelley
EVP, Publicity, Paramount Pictures
323-956-2821
KMK@Paramount.com

David Schwarz
VP, Communications, Spike TV
212-767-8639
david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

Spike TV’s BMS Returns For Second Season Oct 20

September 14th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

 

SPIKE TV’S SCRIPTED COMEDY SERIES “BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE
RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT 11:00 PM, ET/PT

Denise Richards Joins Cast As The Contentious Ex-Wife Of “Coach Marty Daniels”

Bill Parcells, Boomer Esiason, Bill Romanowski, Brian Bosworth, Stacy Keibler,
Chuck Liddell, Craig Carton And Dan Patrick Guest Star This Season


New York, NY, September 14, 2010
Spike TV’s hit original scripted sports/comedy series “Blue Mountain State” returns to the gridiron for a second season this fall starting Wednesday, October 20 (11:00 – 11:30 PM, ET/PT).  “Blue Mountain State” chronicles the on and off-field antics of the fictional college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State. 

Season two of “Blue Mountain State” finds Coach Marty Daniels (Former NFL-er Ed Marinaro) under pressure to deliver a winning season after an embarrassing showing last year that has put his legacy and job security in grave danger.  Adding to the coach’s troubles is the arrival of his contentious and meddling ex-wife Debra (Denise Richards).


The BMS Goats are led on the field by overzealous team captain Thad Castle (Alan Ritchson), who struggles with the decision to go pro after this season or return to BMS, and top recruit Radon Randell (new cast member Page Kennedy) whose talent is matched only by his outrageous behavior and huge ego.  Off the field, the team is once again led by Alex Moran (Darin Brooks), the second string quarterback who is content riding the bench, and his best friend and team mascot Sammy Cacciatore (Romanski).  Sammy’s troubles also multiply this season when his wild, crazy and sexy party-girl sister Mary Jo (new cast member Frankie Shaw) transfers to BMS.

Season two of Spike’s “Blue Mountain State” features numerous guest appearances including Bill Parcells, two-time Super Bowl Champion coach (NY Giants), four-time Pro Bowl QB and 1988 MVP Boomer Esiason (Cincinnati Bengals, NY Jets), four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski (Denver Broncos), two-time NCAA All-American Brian Bosworth (Seattle Seahawks), actress Stacy Keibler, UFC® legend Chuck Liddell and renowned sports announcers Dan Patrick and Craig Carton.


Spike.com
will also get into all the football action with “Blue Mountain State.”  In addition to featuring weekly preview clips and highlight segments from each episode once the season starts, bms.spike.com currently features new exclusive season two content including behind-the-scenes footage of the cast, celebrity guests and directors, a girls of Blue Mountain State photo gallery and character biographies.  Fans can “Join The Goathouse” to receive weekly emails and exclusive content about “Blue Mountain State” starting now and continuing throughout the season, and can also connect to the series via the official Blue Mountain State Facebook page and follow the all the action on Twitter @BlueMtState.

Additionally, “Blue Mountain State: Season One” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on October 5 from Lionsgate.  In addition to all Season One episodes, the DVD and Blu-ray Disc are loaded with uncut and exclusive extras including “Locker Room Rewind” video commentaries, the featurette “Making the Team: What it Takes to be a BMS Cheerleader,” outtakes and deleted scenes.

“Blue Mountain State” is produced for Spike by Varsity Pictures’ Brian Robbins (“Varsity Blues,” “Smallville,” “One Tree Hill”) and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF).  Romanski, who also stars as Sammy, and Eric Falconer (“The Sarah Silverman Program,” “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) also serve as executive producers and writers.

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is the leading next generation studio with a strong and diversified presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content.  The company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel platform assets. Lionsgate currently has nearly 20 shows on 10 different networks spanning its prime time production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as “Mad Men,” “Weeds” and “Nurse Jackie” along with new series such as “Blue Mountain State” and the syndication successes “Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne,” its spinoff “Meet the Browns” and “The Wendy Williams Show.”  Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses.  The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

Spike TV is available in 98.6 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. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts:  
Debra Fazio-Rutt    Spike TV                         212-767-8649    debra.fazio@spiketv.com
Leah Krantzler        LippinGroup/Lionsgate     323-965-1990    lkrantzler@lippingroup.com

Spike TV Announces Nominees For “Scream 2010″

September 1st, 2010 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR “SCREAM 2010”-
“INCEPTION” DOMINATES WITH NOMINATIONS IN 14 CATEGORIES

5th Annual Global Event Honoring The Year’s Best In The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror And Comic Book Genres Tapes Saturday, October 16 At The Greek Theater In Los Angeles

“SCREAM 2010” Nominees Chosen By Advisory Board Of Hollywood And Genre Leaders Including Tim Burton, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Neil Gaiman,
Damon Lindelof, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Joss Whedon,
And Many More

Voting Begins Today Only At Scream.Spike.com

New York, NY, September 1, 2010 – Summer science fiction blockbuster “Inception” leads the way with nominations in 14 categories for Spike TV’s fifth annual “SCREAM.” Taping on Saturday, October 16 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, “SCREAM” is the first and only global event of its kind to honor the luminaries in the sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book genres, and the actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry over the past year. 

This year’s show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2011.  The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19 (9:00–11:00 PM, ET/PT).  Presenters and musical performers will be announced shortly.

“SCREAM nominees comprise the top four grossing films of 2010, totaling a US box office of over 1 billion dollars among them, and that doesn’t even include 2009’s Avatar, the most successful film in history,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of “SCREAM 2010” and senior vice president of event production, talent development and studio relations for Spike TV.  “This October, the fans, whose reverence for these genres makes them the commercial successes that they are, will once again have their night on Spike dedicated to honoring their heroes.”

Directed by Christopher Nolan, “Inception” nabbed 15 nominations in 14 categories, one for every year the critically hailed project was in development, including nods for “The Ultimate Scream,” “Best Ensemble,” and “Fight Scene of the Year.”  “Kick-Ass” was nominated in 13 categories for a total of 17 nominations, while Tony Stark’s adventures in “Iron Man 2” garnered 13 nominations.  HBO’s “True Blood” had the most nominations of any television series with 10. 

Following are several of the categories and nominees for Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2010”.  For the full list fans can go to scream.spike.com:

THE ULTIMATE SCREAM
·    Alice in Wonderland
·    Avatar
·    District 9
·    Inception
·    Iron Man 2
·    Kick-Ass
·    Lost
·    True Blood
·    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
·    Zombieland

BEST SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE
·    Avatar
·    District 9
·    Inception
·    Iron Man 2
·    Predators
·    The Road

BEST FANTASY MOVIE
·    Alice in Wonderland
·    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
·    Kick-Ass
·    Toy Story 3
·    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
·    Where the Wild Things Are

BEST HORROR MOVIE
·    The Crazies
·    A Nightmare on Elm Street
·    Paranormal Activity
·    Shutter Island
·    Thirst
·    Zombieland

BEST TV SHOW
·    Dexter
·    Doctor Who
·    Lost
·    True Blood
·    V

BEST DIRECTOR
·    Neill Blomkamp, District 9
·    Tim Burton, Alice in Wonderland
·    James Cameron, Avatar
·    Roland Emmerich, 2012
·    Christopher Nolan, Inception
·    Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island

BEST SCREAM-PLAY
·    District 9, written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
·    Inception, written by Christopher Nolan
·    Kick-Ass, written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman
·    Shutter Island, written by Laeta Kalogridis
·    Toy Story 3, written by Michael Arndt
·    Zombieland, written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese

Some of the nominees’ reactions include:

“I’m thrilled to be included in this exceptional group of actors and so excited that “True Blood” has been recognized by the Scream Awards,” said Sam Trammell, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his work on HBO’s vampire hit.

Stephen Lang, nominated for Best Villain for his role in the highest grossing film of all time, “Avatar,” by saying, “”I am deeeeply honored to be included among such a vile, loathsome and scoundrelly set of blackguards.”

Sharlto Copley, star of “District 9,” said “Thank you.  I’m very grateful to the distinguished “SCREAM” advisory board for these nominations,” for the nods he received for Breakout Performance and Best Science Fiction Actor.

Ballots were sent out to Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2010” advisory board, consisting of some of the most respected and well-known members of the horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic book worlds who were responsible for advising on categories and determining nominees in each category.  All films, television shows and comic books were deemed eligible for inclusion if they were released between July 16, 2009 and July 16, 2010 and were representative of the genres listed.  Winners will be determined by online voting at scream.spike.com.

Esteemed members of this year’s advisory board include:

·    TIM BURTON
·    JOHN CARPENTER
·    WES CRAVEN
·    DAMON LINDELOF
·    RIDLEY SCOTT
·    QUENTIN TARANTINO
·    JOSS WHEDON

A full list of Spike TV’s 2010 Advisory Board members can be found at scream.spike.com.
   
Beginning today, Monday, August 31 and continuing until Friday, October 15 fans can vote for their favorites, as well as view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event, by visiting scream.spike.com.

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2010” are FreeCreditScore.com, Geico, Subaru and Taco Bell.

Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for “SCREAM 2010.”  Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Hamish Hamilton will direct.

Spike TV is available in 98.6 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. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts:
Salil Gulati                            Aileen Budow           
Spike TV                            Spike TV
212.767.8705                            212.767.3952
salil.gulati@mtvstaff.com                     aileen.budow@spiketv.com