Special to Honor Cultural Forces of the Year
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NBC, along with PEOPLE and dick clark productions, announced today that it will air the two-hour special "The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards" in late 2014, honoring the cultural forces of the year.
PEOPLE, the world's most successful and popular magazine and celebrity brand reaching more than 53 million consumers each week, is teaming up with NBC and dick clark productions, the world's largest producer and proprietor of television events, for the special.
"The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards" is a celebration and recognition of the year's most influential and talked-about people in pop culture, celebrity and Hollywood that have fueled the country's conversations.
"The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards" will bestow an assortment of newly-created top honors capturing the year in pop culture, including the Biggest Phenomenon of 2014 and the show's top honor of the night given to the year's Most Popular Person. Awards in other categories include the Most Stylish Person, Funniest Person, Sexiest Woman of 2014 and more. In addition, the show will feature spectacular performances from the most exciting and influential artists and will feature a variety of the year's compelling personalities as presenters. Viewers across the country will also have an opportunity to participate in a fan-voted award.
"There is no better barometer of the cultural events and top personalities of the world than PEOPLE magazine," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. "This awards show will bring to light all who have broken through the clutter to make their voices heard throughout the year."
"We are thrilled to be partnering with dick clark productions and NBC on 'The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards,' which will provide a snapshot of the most compelling and talked about people and pop culture topics that grabbed our attention and drove the conversation throughout the year," said Larry Hackett, Editor, PEOPLE magazine.
"PEOPLE magazine is the most influential celebrity and entertainment news vehicle in America, making them the perfect partner for us to create a year-end awards show recognizing the year's best and most talked about people across film, television, music, sports and the social landscape," said Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions.
"The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards" deal was brokered by WME.
About NBC Entertainment
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network's primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC's quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards, and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC's roster of popular scripted series includes the Emmy Award-winning comedy "The Office" as well as the critically acclaimed "Parks and Recreation" and "Community." NBC's drama slate is highlighted by the buzz-worthy new series "Revolution" and "Chicago Fire," veteran award-winning shows "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Parenthood," and the recent additions "Grimm" and "Hannibal." Unscripted series for NBC include the huge vocal competition hit "The Voice" as well as "The Biggest Loser," "The Celebrity Apprentice" and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, "America's Got Talent."
PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism in 1974, and each week, the PEOPLE brand brings more than 53 million consumers the latest news, exclusive interviews and in-depth reporting on the most compelling people of our time. In addition to unparalleled access to the entertainment community, the stories of real-life "Heroes Among Us" remain an essential component of PEOPLE's editorial approach. PEOPLE.com is the premier web destination for celebrity news, photos, style and entertainment coverage. With reporters across the globe, PEOPLE is headquartered in New York City. For more information visit www.PEOPLE.com.
About dick clark productions
dick clark productions is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised events. dcp produces perennial hits such as the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," "Hollywood Film Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp's award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.
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For NBC Lesley Cerwin Lesley.Cerwin@nbcuni.com or For PEOPLE Kathryn Brenner, 212-522-6300 Kathryn.Brenner@peoplemag.com or Marnie Perez, 212-522-6300 Marnie_Perez@peoplemag.com or For dcp Liz Morentin email@example.com
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