MTV EXPANDS ITS ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF MOVIES TO INCLUDE TV SERIES WITH THE NEWLY-MINTED "2017 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS"
Show to Air LIVE Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 PM ET/PT from the
Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California
Day-Long Celebration of Young Hollywood Kicks Off With Inaugural Fan-Focused
"Movie & Television Festival"
NEW YORK, NY (March 13, 2017) - After 25 years, MTV today announced it is flipping the script with the newly reimagined "MTV Movie & TV Awards," the ultimate celebration of young Hollywood's best WTF to WOW performances across film and TV. The expanded show will air LIVE from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Host, nominations, performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.
"We're living in a golden age of content, and great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether you're watching it in a theater or on TV," said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV. "The new 'MTV Movie & TV Awards' will celebrate even more of the brightest, bravest, funniest and most shared films and TV shows resonating across youth culture."
Additionally, in the lead up to the live show on Sunday, May 7, fans on-the-ground will be treated to the inaugural "Movie & Television Festival." Live musical acts, special guests and food will transform the area outside of The Shrine Auditorium into a massive, daylong party. The afternoon will culminate with attendees being treated to a front row spot for viewing celebrity red carpet arrivals for the evening's main event. Ticketing details and a full list of performers will be announced at a later date.
For her second consecutive year, Casey Patterson will serve as Executive Producer with MTV's Garrett English for the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards." Melanie Block is Executive in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Amani Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.
Official sponsors of the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards" include Always(R), Diamond Producers Association(TM), Taco Bell(R) and Toyota.
MTV is a global youth culture brand inspired by music. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).
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. Casey Patterson is an Emmy(R)-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, "Rock the Troops" with Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions, Nickelodeon's "Lip Sync Battle: Shorties," the revamped "2016 MTV Movie Awards," "Guys Choice," Spike's "One Night Only," and "The TV Land Awards." Additional 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 Awards." "GQ Men of the Year Awards," VH1's "Vogue Fashion Awards," VH1's "Divas Live," FOX's "Billboard Music Awards," and NBC's "Concert for America."