or


[04/19/12 - 08:30 AM]
MTV's "True Life Presents: On the Mat" Marks Franchise Debut at the Tribeca Film Festival Beginning Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 6:00 PM ET/PT
The original documentary, executive produced by actor Chris Pratt, aired on MTV this past January.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV'S "TRUE LIFE PRESENTS: ON THE MAT" MARKS FRANCHISE DEBUT AT THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012 @ 6:00 PM ET/PT

Narration and Special Appearance by Actor Chris Pratt

New York, NY (April 19, 2012) -- For the first time ever, MTV's Emmy Award winning series "True Life" will premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. "True Life Presents: On the Mat" will begin its run at the festival on Monday, April 23 at 6pm ET/PT and simulcast online at http://www.tribecafilm.com/tribecaonline/streaming-room/on_the_mat-film41412.html. The extended version of the original documentary - which aired on MTV this past January - will provide an in depth look at the pure spirit of heart, mind, and body as manifested in a team of young wrestlers at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. The extremely demanding requirements of student wrestling cause the young teammates to find that they must persevere beyond their limits as they face pressure to overcome both the physical and mental adversity in their way in order to win the season's ultimate reward - the state championship. Walking viewers through the journey taken by the 2011 wrestling team, is Executive Producer Chris Pratt who was a former student at the high school.

"It is an honor to exhibit 'True Life Presents: On the Mat' during the Tribeca Film Festival" said Dave Sirulnick, Executive Vice President of MTV News and Docs. "The screening will provide a broad spectrum of film fanatics the opportunity to be introduced to the authentic storytelling found in the series for almost 15 years."

MTV's "True Life Presents: On the Mat" Tribeca Film Festival Screening Schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 23 at 6 p.m. at the AMC Lowes Village 7-1 located at 66 Third Avenue

· Online Film Festival screening begins simultaneously

Thursday, April 26 at 4 p.m. at the AMC Lowes Village 7-2 located at 66 Third Avenue

Saturday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the Tribeca Cinema Theatre 1 located at 54 Varick St.

For more information regarding screenings, theater locations and ticket prices log on to Tribeca Film website (www.tribecafilm.com). Viewers may also watch the original episode on MTV's 'True Life' website at http://www.mtv.com/videos/true-life-presents-on-the-mat/1676745/playlist.jhtml

For the third year in a row, the Tribeca Online Film Festival will allow viewers across the country to screen this year's feature films and shorts. "True Life Presents: On the Mat" is one of four World Premiere feature films participating in the Festival's Feature Competition, in which viewers vote to declare the Best Online Feature. Audiences must register online with Tribeca Film (www.tribecafilm.com) in order to view and rank their favorite features. Voters will then rate competing films from 1 to 5 stars, and the film with the highest average will claim the top honor. Votes are tallied through April 25th and the winner will be announced at the Tribeca Film Festival Awards on April 26, 2012. As part of the competing films category, "True Life Presents: On the Mat" is also eligible for the Popular Pick award, based on the number of "likes" gathered on the film's screening page. Voters can give their favorite film an extra boost by liking and sharing the video with their Facebook friends. Votes for the Popular Pick award are tallied through April 29, 2012.

"True Life Presents: On The Mat" is Executive Produced by Chris Pratt. Fredric Golding and Mike Tollin serve as Executive Producers from Tollin Productions. MTV's "True Life" is Executive Produced by Dave Sirulnick, Marshall Eisen, Betsy Forhan and Jim Fraenkel for MTV.

About MTV Network:

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 28 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 8.5 million monthly unique visitors during the first quarter of 2009 -- up +6% from Q4/2008 and up +6% year-over-year. Total video streams for the first quarter of 2009 increased 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.





  [april 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· TRUE LIFE (MTV)











[05/21/15 - 03:43 PM]
Updated: ABC's 2014-15 Primetime Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 03:27 PM]
Kickstarter Sensation "Kung Fury" Delivers Bad to the Bone 80's Action, Artistry and Hilarity... and El Rey Is the Only Place on Your TV Badass Enough to Show It
An official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the visually spectacular 30-minute action comedy was created by Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg and backed by the Kickstarter community.

[05/21/15 - 02:26 PM]
Update: NBC Wins the 2014-15 Primetime Season in Adults 18-49, Claims Its Second Consecutive September-to-May Crown
NBC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 02:09 PM]
Final: ABC's 2015 May Sweep Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/21/15 - 01:40 PM]
Hulu's "The Hotwives of Las Vegas" Cast Announced
The second season is set to premiere exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus with episodes to stream weekly starting on Tuesday, August 18.

[05/21/15 - 01:01 PM]
Video: Watch Your Pack! MTV's "Teen Wolf" Season Five Trailer Has Arrived!
Look for the special two night premiere on Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30.

[05/21/15 - 11:21 AM]
The World Premiere of "Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail" Debuts June 13 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central
For fans that can't wait for Ross' new material, the special will be available on June 13 on CC: Stand-Up Direct.

[05/21/15 - 11:04 AM]
Special Companion Piece Editions of "Extreme Weight Loss" -- "Love Can't Weight" -- To Premiere June 23 on ABC
David Tutera, Rocco DiSpirito and "Duff" Goldman will guest star as part of the couple's "Wedding Dream Team."

[05/21/15 - 10:58 AM]
The Final Broadcast of the "Late Show with David Letterman" Delivers 13.76 Million Viewers - Its Largest Audience Since 1994
CBS spins the late-night numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 10:12 AM]
TLC Signs on for a New Season of "Our Little Family"
The network ordered eight hour-long episodes and a one-hour special with the family answering behind-the-scenes questions, slated to premiere in September 2015.

[05/21/15 - 09:14 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Renew Five Series
The former's "Island Life" and "Island Hunters" and the latter's "Texas Flip and Move," "Garage Gold" and "Building Alaska" are all due back.

[05/21/15 - 09:02 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R)-Winning Film "Born on the Fourth of July" with an Introduction by Academy Award-Nominated Actor Tom Cruise
In commemoration of Memorial Day, the groundbreaking film will air on USA Network, Saturday, May 23 at 7/6c and feature a special, new introduction from lead actor Tom Cruise.

[05/21/15 - 08:57 AM]
"Mysteries of Laura" Captures Its Top Results Since February 25
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "500 Questions" Opens Solidly Against CBS' "Survivor" Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:24 AM]
Fan-Driven Programming Marathon & Twitter Party Planned for "Fixer Upper" on Memorial Day Weekend
In addition, fans of the series can live tweet with stars Chip and Joanna Gaines from 7 p. m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT using #FixerUpper.