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[08/26/09 - 09:47 AM]
MTV Continues to Expand Programming with Roster of New Original Movies
Projects in production include "My Super Psycho Sweet 16" and "Turn The Beat Around," and currently in development is "MADE."

[via press release from MTV]

MTV Continues to Expand Programming with Roster of New Original Movies

New Slate Reflects Diverse Genres and Includes: "My Super Psycho Sweet 16", "Turn The Beat Around" and "MADE"

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 -- Tony DiSanto, President of MTV Programming today announced the network is releasing a slate of original movies crafted for the MTV audience. Projects in production include "My Super Psycho Sweet 16" and "Turn The Beat Around," and currently in development is "MADE." From high energy dance to chilling horror and underdog comedies, the slate represents a diverse range of projects spun from original series franchises as well as fresh concepts. With two films currently in production and several in development, the network will launch one original movie per quarter beginning in 2010.

"Our mission is to redefine the creative canvas of MTV with a diversity of content in a variety of formats," said Tony DiSanto, President of MTV Programming. "Storytelling is in our DNA, and feature films for television are the next natural step of progression for us. We are thrilled to be in this game."

TELEVISION MOVIES

"MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET 16"

Madison Penrose gets everything she wants, including her wish to re-open the desolate Rollerdome for her sweet sixteen party. The site of several grisly murders a decade earlier, things become 'psycho' when the killer returns to crash her party. The network has wrapped production on location in Atlanta and the film is set to air in late October following its theatrical run.

The Film Stars Juliana Guill ("Friday The 13th"), Lauren McKnight ("House of Fear"), Chris Zylka ("Cougartown") and Matt Angel ("Raising The Bar"). The film is written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas. Maggie Malina serves as Executive Producer. The film is Directed by Jacob Gentry and Produced by Alexander Motlagh, both of Popfilms ("The Signal" nominated for Best First Feature Award at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards). Chris Linn is Executive in Charge of Production for MTV.

"TURN THE BEAT AROUND"

Set in the competitive LA dance scene, a struggling young dancer gets the opportunity to fulfill her professional dreams when she convinces a wealthy club owner to open a modern disco where young people come to connect through dance. The club features classic disco hits updated with a modern sound -- and modern dance moves. In the process, her personal and professional lives collide and she finds herself caught between the club's young owner, her dancer boyfriend and the sexy, overly ambitious choreographer she might be about to replace.

The film features stunning dance sequences by renowned dancer/choreographer Tre Armstrong ("How You Move," "So You Think You Can Dance Canada") that combine cutting edge hip hop dance moves with the sensual vibe of classic disco. Music Producer Evan Bogart (Beyonce's "Halo") created a fresh soundtrack that features original remakes of classic disco songs by today's hottest new acts including Cobra Starship and Sing It Loud. The film also features a performance by Warner Bros. recording artist Jason Derulo.

"Turn The Beat Around" Stars: Romina D'Ugo ("So you Think you Can Dance Canada"), Adam Taylor Brooks ("90210"), David Giuntoli ("Without a Trace," "Privileged" ) and Brooklyn Sudano ("90210"). Executive Producers are: Tony Krantz for Flame Ventures, and Steve Levitan for Protocol Entertainment, Bradley Walsh serves as director. Tre Armstrong serves as choreographer and music supervisor is Evan Bogart. Lisa Silfen, Chris Linn and Robin Palmer serve as executives for MTV.

"MADE" (in development)

Inspired by the popular MTV series, this comedy, in the vein of "Clueless" and "Bring It On," features an A-list cheerleader who helps a D-list band nerd achieve her dream of making the squad. The project is currently in development.

Executive Producers are Bob Kusbit and Francis Lyons. Tony DiBari, Lisa Silfen, Chris Linn and Robin Palmer serve as executives for MTV.

ABOUT MTV:

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 27 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV is the number one rated full-day ad-supported cable network for P12-24. Online, MTV.com averaged 21.7 million monthly unique visitors during the first quarter of 2009 -- up +7% from the 4Q/2008. Total video streams for the first quarter of 2009 increased by 13% from 4Q/2008 and by 21% over the same time period last year. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





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· MADE (MTV)
· MADE: THE MOVIE (MTV)
· MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET 16 (MTV)
· MY SUPER SWEET 16 (MTV)
· TURN THE BEAT AROUND (MTV)





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