PITCH PERFECT CAST TO PERFORM FOR THE FIRST TIME LIVE AS PART OF THE OPENING NUMBER OF THE "MTV MOVIE AWARDS" SUNDAY, APRIL 14 9:00 PM ET/PT ON MTV
Opening Number will Reunite the Cast with "Pitch Perfect" Director, Jason Moore, for a Never-Before-Heard Musical Mash-Up
New York, April 4, 2013 - MTV today announced the stars of the hit musical comedy, "Pitch Perfect," will kick off the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" with a musical bang as they come together for the first time on stage to debut a never-before-heard musical mash-up LIVE on Sunday, April 14th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
"Pitch Perfect" stars: Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Esther Dean, Adam DeVine, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow and host Rebel Wilson will re-unite as the dueling college a cappella groups, The Barden Bellas and Treblemakers, for one not-to-miss musical performance conceived and executed by the film's director, Jason Moore.
"I could not be more thrilled for the MTV Movie Awards to be the setting for the Pitch Perfect Bella & Treblemaker reunion," said Jason Moore. "We have something exciting in store for the MTV audience, and I know the cast and the fans are going to really enjoy our first-ever live performance!"
The film, which continues to successfully over perform in all facets of home entertainment, is nominated for four MTV Movie Awards this year, including "Best Female" and "Best Breakthrough Performances" (Rebel Wilson), "Best Musical Moment" (Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee) and "Best WTF Moment" (Anna Camp, Hack-Appella).
The "2013 MTV Movie Awards" will serve as the official kick off to the Summer Blockbuster season with rising superstar and host Rebel Wilson set to go off and deliver the show's trademark irreverent celebration of the movies, actors and music that audiences love LIVE. Wilson will be joined by MTV's Inaugural "Comedic Genius Award" recipient Will Ferrell, who is nominated for "Best On-Screen Duo" with Zach Galifianakis for "The Campaign," "Trailblazer Award" recipient Emma Watson who is nominated in three categories including "Best Female Performance," "Best Kiss" and "Best Musical Moment" for her role in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," along with special musical performances by Selena Gomez and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Steve Carell, Melissa McCarthy, Zac Efron, Kerry Washington, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto are confirmed to present. "Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth will be on-hand to introduce the two-and-a-half minute never-before-seen official teaser trailer for the long awaited second installment of Lionsgate's Hunger Games film franchise, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Additional presenters will be announced at a later date.
Fans can head to MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, April 13 to vote. As in previous years, the category of "Movie of the Year" will remain an ongoing battle throughout the 22nd annual "2013 MTV Movie Awards" telecast. Additional presenters, performers and special award recipients will be announced at a later date.
MovieAwards.MTV.com is the official site for the "MTV Movie Awards" where fans can visit to vote and get up-to-date info on this year's show, watch video of last year's biggest occurrences, get the full list of 2012 show winners, and check out fashion and celebrity commentary from the red carpet.
The "MTV Movie Awards" will air across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than a half-billion households around the world. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world. The 2012 MTV Movie Awards grew its reach +4% YOY with the coveted 12-24 demographic across key international markets, including the UK, Australia, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Singapore and Mexico.
Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves serves as Executive Producer for the "MTV Movie Awards." Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive in Charge for MTV. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent. Wendy Plaut serves as co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lee Lodge serves as co-Executive Producer.
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MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
About Den of Thieves:
Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager to create, develop and produce original television, Den of Thieves has emerged as a force for ambitious event shows and uniquely stylized reality television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, their credits cover a vast array of formats and include VH1's "The T.O. Show," Comedy Central's "Russell Brand in New York City", Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," as well as the MTV Video Music Awards, CMT Country Awards and MTV Movie Awards.