JIMMY KIMMEL TO HOST THE "2007 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS" LIVE ON ABC, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Dick Clark Productions and AEG Also Announce That a Limited Number of Unique Ticket Packages Will Be Sold to the Public
Dick Clark Productions, Inc. today announced that Jimmy Kimmel, host and executive producer of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," will return to host the "2007 American Music Awards," which will be broadcast live on the ABC television network SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT).
"I am thrilled to return as host of the �2007 American Music Awards,'" said Kimmel. "This is my fourth time hosting. My intent is to break Glen Campbell's all-time record of five. And his hip."
The American Music Awards, which is celebrating its 35th Anniversary, will be the first awards show and live broadcast event to take place in the newly constructed 7,100 seat state-of-the-art NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE, which is located across from STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles. Nominees and a number of confirmed performers for the "2007 American Music Awards" will be announced on Tuesday, October 9.
"Jimmy Kimmel is a wonderful comedian and terrific host. His unique brand of comedy is unpredictable, which always benefits the show. We are honored to have him join us once again to host the show," stated Larry Klein, producer of the "2007 American Music Awards." "We have some terrific talent lined up to perform this year, and are really excited with some of the ideas and concepts being promoted for this year's show."
Terry Bateman, CEO of Dick Clark Productions, added: "The �2007 American Music Awards' is the first show under our new ownership, led by Daniel M. Snyder, Dwight C. Schar and RedZone Capital. We are excited about some of the new elements being integrated into this year's show, and anticipate that it's going to be an incredibly successful night."
Limited Number of Ticket Packages Now Available
Dick Clark Productions and AEG today also announced that, for the first time, specially created ticket packages will be available to a limited number of ticket buyers who would like to experience the "2007 American Music Awards" as if they were one of the nominees or invited music industry executives. Several ticketing options are available, including the Platinum Package, which includes 10 premium tickets and access to the in-show VIP lounge, American Music Awards VIP post-party and gift bags. The Platinum Package entourage will also receive a special limousine package, which includes access to and drop off at the red carpet. The Gold Package includes eight orchestra level tickets and access to the American Music Awards VIP post-party, gift bags and special limousine access and parking.
Additional information about these special packages, as well as group ticket purchase options, can be obtained by calling 1-877-AEG-Tickets (1-877-234-8425). A limited number of individual tickets will be available through Ticketmaster at a later date.
About the American Music Awards
In 1973 Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Nominees and winners are decided by national sales, radio play and by public voting. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry. The "2007 American Music Awards" will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on ABC on November 18 at 8:00 p.m., ET.
About Dick Clark Productions, Inc.
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. ("dcpi") is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcpi produces perennial hits such as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards. dcpi also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns and maintains one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of "American Bandstand," among other things. For additional information, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.
About "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" originates from Disney's El Capitan Entertainment Center, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of LA's Walk of Fame. The show is shot live in front of a studio audience and airs weeknights at 12:05 a.m. in most markets. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca as co-executive producers. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is from Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios.