Paramount, MTV Films launch talent search


MUMBAI: Paramount Vantage and MTV Films are searching for the most talented unsigned dancer and hip hop music artist in association with their upcoming film, How She Move.


Entrants can log onto the film’s dedicated MySpace profile — — for the chance to compete in regional competitions and win a top prize of performing on BET’s 106 and Park. How She Move will be released in theaters on 25 January, 2008.


Contestants will have the option of showcasing their hip-hop moves or demonstrating their music skills. Acceptable submission formats are dance videos or music mp3 files. Five winners from each category will be chosen to compete at radio show events in Atlanta, Chicago and Washington D.C. Teenage rap sensation Lil’ Mama will perform live at each event along with other major hip-hop talent.


The winners from each city’s event will battle each other via a MySpace voting contest to determine the Grand Prize winner. The deadline for the first round of performance entries is November 6, 2007 and rules are posted on the film’s MySpace profile.


How She Move is a fresh, energetic, and inspiring coming-of-age story about a high school girl trying to achieve her dreams no matter what she encounters. Proving she can step like no other, Raya will have to break all the rules to succeed. Featuring a hot cast, this Sundance Film Festival hit marks the feature film debut of the electric Rutina Wesley, with street-style step sequences by top choreographer Hi Hat and special appearances by R&B singer-songwriter Keyshia Cole and comedian DeRay Davis. The film will feature new music from Lil’ Mama and Kevin Michael, as well as classics from Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes.