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)





[03/26/17 - 08:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos on Low Key Night
The latest installment of "SNL Vintage" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/25/17 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Coverage Puts CBS on Top
The Eye easily wins the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/24/17 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 24
Updates include: Dave Erickson to exit AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead"; Sharon Lawrence cast in "Me, Myself & I" at CBS; and Cher bows out of Lifetime's "Flint" docudrama.

[03/24/17 - 02:58 PM]
TV One Premieres "The Lost Souls Cafe" on Easter Sunday, April 16 at 6 pm ET
Loretta Devine, Christian Keyes, Kiki Haynes and Ernest L. Thomas star in the film adaptation of Donald Welch's popular inspirational stage play.

[03/24/17 - 01:20 PM]
"Into the Badlands" Is 2017's #1 Returning Cable Series
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 19.

[03/24/17 - 10:51 AM]
Univision Network Casts Marco de la O as Star of New Boundary-Breaking Original Series "El Chapo"
The new ripped-from-the-headlines drama explores the life story of one of the world's most notorious criminals over a span of three decades - from 1985, when he was a low level member of the Guadalajara Cartel, his rise to power and his ultimate downfall.

[03/24/17 - 10:38 AM]
John Leguizamo Joins the Cast of "Waco" - Premieres on Paramount Network in 2018
Leguizamo joins the cast as ATF agent Robert Rodriguez, who was was sent into Koresh's Mount Carmel to gather evidence and build a federal case against the Branch Davidians but forged a bond with the people inside.

[03/24/17 - 10:05 AM]
Discovery Channel Revs Up Motor Line-Up with New Series "House of Cars" (W/T)
The series, produced by Coolfire Studios, is an original unscripted series that proves building cars isn't just for the pros - it's for anyone who thinks they have what it takes to test their chops on a big build.

[03/24/17 - 10:00 AM]
Leah Remini and Kevin James Reunite on the Two-Part Season Finale of the #1 New Comedy "Kevin Can Wait"
In the two-part finale, Kevin agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife.

[03/24/17 - 09:30 AM]
AMC to Air Special Edition of "Talking" After Show Following the "Better Call Saul" Season Three Premiere and Finale Episodes
Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the hour-long talk show will feature series cast, producers and celebrity fans discussing the Emmy(R) nominated series' third season.

[03/24/17 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with NCAA Coverage
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/24/17 - 08:02 AM]
"J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film," The Grammy-Nominated Music Star's Second HBO Special, Debuts April 15
In the spirit of his previous outing, this exclusive presentation is a multi-narrative show that combines music performances with intimate interviews documented through Cole's lens.

[03/24/17 - 08:00 AM]
"Charlie Hustle" & "The Big Hurt" Reunite as MLB Analysts for FOX Sports' 2017 Season
"Charlie Hustle" and "The Big Hurt" add to an already impressive baseball cast for FOX Sports, which also includes World Series Champions Alex Rodriguez, and Nick Swisher.

[03/24/17 - 07:26 AM]
Giada De Laurentiis Returns to Her Family's Homeland and Showcases the Food and Culture of Florence in New Season of "Giada in Italy," Premiering Sunday, April 9th at 12PM ET/PT
The series shares Giada's passion for all things Italy - especially the food.

[03/24/17 - 02:52 AM]
Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody Joins "Peaky Blinders" for Series Four
Tom Hardy returns as Jewish gang leader Alfie Solomons, alongside series regulars Natasha O'Keefe and Packy Lee.