SANTA MONICA, CA (April 3, 2013) – MTV<http://www.mtv.com/> announced today that the “2013 MTV Movie Awards” will exclusively debut the never-before-seen official teaser trailer for the long awaited second installment of Lionsgate’s Hunger Games film franchise, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” LIVE on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. To celebrate the premiere, the film’s star Liam Hemsworth will officially give the world its first glimpse of the film. The teaser trailer will then be available online at TheHungerGamesExplorer.com<http://www.thehungergamesexplorer.com/>, in partnership with Internet Explorer, after it airs on television.
The “2013 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. The debut marks the first footage released of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” ahead of its November 22, 2013 theatrical release date.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” begins as Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. Lionsgate will release “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on November 22, 2013.
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 on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. 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" and a special musical performance by Selena Gomez. Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.
Fans can head to MovieAwards.MTV.com<../Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/BJ5LQOYR/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<http://movieawards.mtv.com/> is the official site for the “2013 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 “2013 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 “2013 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.
Official sponsors of the “2013 MTV Movie Awards” include Chevrolet®, HTC®, DR PEPPER®, Revlon®, Taco Bell® and Unilever.