Spike TV Announces All-Star Line-Up and Honorees for 'SCREAM 2008'
Appearances By: Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, Liv Tyler, Samuel L. Jackson,
The Osbournes, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Rudd, Rob Zombie, Kristen Bell and
'SCREAM 2008' to Honor Visionaries Tim Burton and Wes Craven With
Spike TV's 'SCREAM 2008' Premieres Tuesday, October 21 at 9:00 PM,
NEW YORK, Oct. 2 -- Spike TV has announced that it will
present film legends Tim Burton and Wes Craven with discretionary awards
for their groundbreaking achievements in the horror, sci-fi, fantasy and
comic book genres during "SCREAM 2008." The celebration will gather the
industry's most talented men and women to honor these two filmmakers, who
have molded the genre with their innovative style and foresight. The third
annual televised event tapes on Saturday, October 18 at The Greek Theater
in Los Angeles, CA and premieres Tuesday, October 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
on Spike TV.
Spike TV's "SCREAM 2008" will also feature appearances and performances
by Kristen Bell, Julie Benz, Darren Lynn Bousman, Thomas Dekker, Guillermo
Del Toro, Summer Glau, Samuel L. Jackson, Doug Jones, Kerli, Stan Lee, The
Osbournes, Jared Padelecki, Ron Perlman, Amanda Righetti, Seth Rogen, Paul
Rudd, Seann William Scott, Kevin Smith, Liv Tyler, Gerard Way, Rob Zombie
and many more to be announced shortly.
With such films to his credit as "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands,"
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Sweeney Todd," Tim Burton has
contributed more to the genres of fantasy, sci-fi and horror than any other
filmmaker of his generation. Burton is a rare filmmaker who has
successfully crossed these genres and Spike TV is thrilled to honor him
with the 2008 SCREAM Immortal Award.
Wes Craven, the genius behind "The Hills Have Eyes," "Swamp Thing," the
"SCREAM" franchise and "The Nightmare on Elm Street," will be presented
with this year's SCREAM Mastermind Award. This award is presented to a
filmmaker whose unique vision of horror, science fiction and/or fantasy has
been deemed important, critically-acclaimed and culturally significant. The
2006 award was presented to Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
Fan voting for this year's awards began Friday, September 12 and is
open until Friday, October 17. To vote or to view exclusive red carpet and
backstage coverage, visit scream.spike.com.
Michael Levitt, Casey Patterson and Cindy Levitt serve as executive
producers for "SCREAM 2008." Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary
Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Ryan Polito will direct.
Spike TV is available in 97.3 million homes and is a division of MTV
Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the
world's leading creators of programming and content across all media
platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is http://www.spike.com.