SARAH SILVERMAN TO HOST "2007 MTV MOVIE AWARDS"
Star-Studded Awards Ceremony To Broadcast LIVE from Gibson Theater in Universal City, CA on Sunday, June 3, 2007
New York, NY, April 26, 2007 � MTV today announced that the brilliantly funny Sarah Silverman will take the hosting reins for the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Star of both big screen and small, Silverman will lend her unique brand of provocative comedy to this year's ceremony which will be broadcast live from the Gibson Theater in Universal City, California on Sunday, June 3, 2007. As previously announced, the "2007 MTV Movie Awards" will be executive produced by Emmy Award� winning producer Mark Burnett. Additionally, as was also announced, MTV and Yahoo! have partnered to launch an interactive website via Yahoo! Movies which will explore the convergence of entertainment and technology like never before allowing fans to be part of the show. Performers, nominees, and presenters for the "2007 MTV Movie Awards" will be announced at a later date.
"The other day I sat down too hard and sprained my labia majora. I'm okay, but I took it as a sign from God to host the MTV Movie Awards," said Sarah Silverman.
"Sarah's irreverent, no holds barred sarcasm and humor have made her one of the hottest up and coming comedians in the industry," said Christina Norman, President, MTV. "Sarah is just the person to orchestrate the madness and keep everyone guessing about who'll be her next target."
The MTV Movie Awards is just the most recent addition to Sarah Silverman's growing list of credits. From stand-up comedy to film and television, Silverman has seen her share of success and 2007 has certainly been the year of proof. Recently, her show, "The Sarah Silverman Program," launched on Comedy Central scoring high ratings and rave reviews, and has been picked up for a second run in the Fall of 2007. Silverman also made a splash with the feature length film version of her one-woman show, "Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic." Silverman most recently co-starred in the feature film, "School For Scoundrels" opposite Billy Bob Thornton and John Heder. Silverman also starred in Jeff Garlin's "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With," and the acclaimed "The Aristocrats." Before that, she co-starred opposite Jack Black, Mike White, and Joan Cusack in "The School of Rock," as well as a number of films, including the blockbuster "There's Something About Mary," "The Way of The Gun," Ivan Reitman's "Evolution," "The Bachelor," and "Say It Isn't So."
On television, Silverman also co-starred in the comedy series "Greg The Bunny" opposite Eugene Levy. And she has guest starred in a slew of acclaimed and notable television shows such as "The Larry Sanders Show," "Seinfeld," and "Mr. Show with Bob and David." Additionally, Silverman also lends her voice to the hugely successful Comedy Central show, "Crank Yankers.
As previously announced, this year fans will be given the chance to realize their dreams of standing on stage at the "2007 MTV Movie Awards" to accept the legendary golden bucket of popcorn. Viewers have the opportunity to submit their own original movie shorts parodying films from the past year for consideration in the first ever "BEST MOVIE SPOOF" User Generated Category. The undiscovered talent will be revealed to the world during the ceremony. In addition to the movie spoof award, the show will feature a "World Wide Web Wall" that will be integrated into the live broadcast, giving a voice to all the those up-and-coming filmmakers or those who simply like to quarterback from the sidelines.
Mark Burnett serves as Executive Producer for the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Salli Frattini is Executive Producer for MTV. Audrey Morrisey and Ted Smith are Producers, Joe DeMaio is the Director and Kathy Flynn serves as Event Producer.
Official sponsors of the "2007 MTV Movie Awards" are GM, glac�au vitaminwater, Old Navy, Orbit, Secret, Sprint and Taco Bell Corp.�.
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About Mark Burnett Productions
Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) is a leading production company in content for both primetime television and the internet. MBP revolutionized television with hits such as Eco-Challenge, Survivor, The Apprentice, The Contender, Rock Star: INXS, Rock Star: Supernova and its upcoming co-production with Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television, On The Lot (FOX). Other upcoming MBP projects include: Pirate Master (CBS) and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader (FOX). MBP also partnered with AOL on the highly successful adventure Gold Rush, the first-ever unscripted project to be produced exclusively for the internet. MBP also successfully reintroduced product placement as an integral part of each of its shows and has garnered a total of 42 Emmy nominations since 2001.