MTV expands programming with new original movies

MUMBAI: MTV has lined up a slate of original movies, which have been crafted for its audience.

According to MTV Programming president Tony DiSanto, the network has projects like My Super Psycho Sweet 16 and Turn The Beat Around, and currently in development is Made.

From high energy dance to chilling horror and underdog comedies, the slate represents a diverse range of projects spun from original series franchises as well as fresh concepts. With two films currently in production and several in development, the network will launch one original movie per quarter beginning in 2010.

"Our mission is to redefine the creative canvas of MTV with a diversity of content in a variety of formats. Storytelling is in our DNA, and feature films for television are the next natural step of progression for us. We are thrilled to be in this game," said DiSanto.

My Super Psycho Sweet 16 stars Juliana Guill, Lauren McKnight, Chris Zylka and Matt Angel. The film is written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas and is directed by Jacob Gentry.

Turn The Beat Around features dance sequences by dancer/choreographer Tre Armstrong that combine cutting edge hip hop dance moves with the sensual vibe of classic disco. Music producer Evan Bogart created a fresh soundtrack that features original remakes of classic disco songs by today’s hottest new acts including Cobra Starship and Sing It Loud. The film also features a performance by Warner Bros. recording artist Jason Derulo. Turn The Beat Around stars Romina D’Ugo, Adam Taylor Brooks, David Giuntoli and Brooklyn Sudano.

Made, which is inspired by the popular MTV series, is a comedy, in the vein of Clueless and Bring It On. It features an A-list cheerleader who helps a D-list band nerd achieve her dream of making the squad. The project is currently in development.

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