DWAYNE JOHNSON’S “ROCK THE TROOPS”
STAR-STUDDED EVENT COMES TO SPIKE IN DECEMBER
New Momentous Holiday Special to Honor America’s Heroes
Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Keegan Michael-Key, Rob Riggle,
Scott Eastwood, Terry Crews and More Set to Appear
Musical Performances by Nick Jonas, Flo Rida, Tenacious D, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aaron Lewis
with Additional Talent to Be Announced Soon
Epic Night of Entertainment For Our Nation’s Military to Be Taped At
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam In Hawaii
Los Angeles, CA October 11, 2016 – Entertainment icon Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is partnering with Spike TV, Casey Patterson Entertainment and Don Mischer Productions to create a monumental holiday event, “Rock the Troops,” a music and entertainment experience created to honor, inspire and captivate the brave men and women of America’s Armed Services. This compelling and modern tribute will emanate from the historical Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and bring together A-list headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and film to debut this December on Spike.
“My respect for our troops is boundless. This December we will honor the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and given that I have military in my family, vets and Navy SEALs, the goal was to create an event that honors our troops and their families in epic fashion. Seven Bucks Productions and I are privileged to have this opportunity to salute America’s finest and thank them from the bottom of our hearts for all their dedication, bravery, sacrifice and loyalty to our country,” says Johnson.
“Rock the Troops is a passion project for CPE and our partners at Seven Bucks and Don Mischer Productions,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer. “We’re thrilled to be bringing entertainment and inspiration to our servicemen and servicewomen and to have so much support from our talented friends.”
“Honoring those who have made a commitment to serve our country, our citizens and the free world is of the upmost importance to all of us at Seven Bucks Productions,” says Dany Garcia, co-founder of Seven Bucks Productions. “We are honored to dedicate a night of entertainment to these amazing men and women.”
“Entertaining our men and women in uniform, who are stationed around the world, is a long cherished tradition in our country,” said Don Mischer, Executive Producer. “As we approach the Holiday season, we are especially proud to help carry that tradition into the future.”
The growing list of Hollywood heavyweights set to take part includes Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Rob Riggle, Scott Eastwood, Terry Crews, and surfing superstar Laird Hamilton. George Clooney will be featured in a taped segment.
Musical performances will include Nick Jonas, Flo Rida, Tenacious D, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aaron Lewis, along with stand-up performances from Jeff Ross and J.B. Smoove.
“Rock the Troops,” gives back to our nation’s heroes for their dedication, bravery and sacrifice with a night of epic entertainment, big stars, and incredible moments.
This inaugural event will also showcase Spike’s pro social campaign, Veterans Operation Wellness, whose mission is to inspire veterans to make the same commitment to their health and wellness that they made to their country. Spike has a long history honoring our country’s heroes through programs such as “Hire A Vet” and “Fight For The Troops” as well as celebrated moments in the annual “Guys Choice Awards.”
Casey Patterson, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia are Executive Producers alongside Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare for Don Mischer Productions. Hiram Garcia and Brian Gewirtz of Seven Bucks will serve as Co-Executive Producers. Glenn Weiss is Director and Jon Slusser, Spike’s Senior Vice President, Sports and Specials serves as the network’s Executive in Charge.
About Seven Bucks Productions
Co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and producing partner Dany Garcia, Seven Bucks Productions is a multi-platform production company pioneering original content for television, film, emerging technologies, and digital networks. Crossing all entertainment verticals, Seven Bucks Productions creates innovative content rooted in authenticity, strong storytelling, and passion.
Seven Bucks Productions has an ever-expanding slate including tent-pole movies such as Paramount’s Baywatch, New Line’s Shazam, Universal’s The Janson Directive and Dreamworks’ Alpha Squad Seven. The company also produces original television programming including HBO’s “Ballers,” Spike TV’s “Rock the Troops” and HBO Documentary Films “Rock and a Hard Place.”
About Casey Patterson Entertainment
Casey Patterson Entertainment is a full service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Patterson is an Emmy®-nominated, critically-acclaimed executive producer who has created an array of groundbreaking programming during her 20 year tenure at Viacom. Patterson’s current projects include the breakout hit-series “Lip Sync Battle,” the highest-rated series in Spike history; “Guys Choice;” Spike’s “One Night Only;” “The TV Land Awards;” and “Rock the Troops” with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions. Patterson’s credits include such high-profile events as “The Concert for New York City;” “The Concert of the Century at the White House;” “Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special;” “The Comedy Awards;” “Between Two Ferns- A Fairy Tale of New York;” “The Video Game Awards;” “Scream;” “GQ Men of the Year Awards;” “VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards;” “VH1 Divas Live;” “FOX’s “Billboard Music Awards;” and “NBC’s “Concert for America.”
About Don Mischer Productions
Don Mischer Productions (DMP) is an internationally acclaimed and universally respected producer of television and live events. Led by Don Mischer and Charlie Haykel, along with Juliane Hare, DMP has consistently produced programs that share the best of the human experience, whether it be the work of our most acclaimed artists or the celebration of our most cherished monuments and greatest international events. They are at the forefront of their craft, with an eye to innovate and advance the art form.
Some of their marquee productions include: We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, the Kennedy Center Honors, 14 Primetime Emmy Awards, Super Bowl halftime shows (Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, among others), the Opening Ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games (Atlanta and Salt Lake City), and the 83rd, 84th and 85th Academy Awards. Other productions include the Billboard Music Awards, the groundbreaking Breakthrough Prize ceremony and specials featuring Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Bono, Prince, Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Stevie Wonder and Barbra Streisand, among many others.
About Spike TV
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