"THE WORLD DOG AWARDS"
MAKES ITS TELEVISION DEBUT
IN JANUARY, 2015 ON THE CW
July 29, 2014 (Beverly Hills, CA) ─ The CW Network celebrates man’s best friend with a brand new two-hour television event, THE WORLD DOG AWARDS, which promises to combine the glitz of the Hollywood award season with America’s affection for our lovable canine companions. THE WORLD DOG AWARDS makes its debut on The CW in January, 2015.
For the first time, dogs will be celebrated for their work in entertainment, health services and the military, along with everyday dogs who found fame on the internet. Dogs of every size and breed will gather together at the aptly named Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California to be recognized for their achievements in film, television, commercials and animation.
The event kicks off with Hollywood’s dog-loving stars taking their own pooches down the green carpet. The stars will present and receive awards for fun categories such as “Best Actor in a Supporting Role to a Dog,” and there will be musical performances by some of today’s biggest acts. The category of “Outstanding Achievement in the Field” honors dogs that have risked their lives for their humans, shown amazing compassion for other animals, or dedicated their lives to service for those with health issues. Their heartwarming stories will be recounted and the honorees will be presented with special (and edible) awards during the broadcast. Viewers will also be able to vote for their favorite canines – more information on voting will be announced at a later date. Before and during the award show, the area outside the Barker Hangar will feature a dog-related expo, complete with vendor booths, dog demonstrations and more.
THE WORLD DOG AWARDS is produced by Juma Entertainment with executive producer Robert Horowit.
ABOUT THE CW
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. Delivering a total of 30 hours of programming a week, The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning animation block. For more information, visit www.cwtv.com
ABOUT JUMA ENTERTAINMENT
JUMA Entertainment is a full-service production and event management company known for its character-driven unscripted series. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and New Hope, PA, JUMA is the co-creator and executive producer of the hit variety game show THE SINGING BEE (NBC/CMT). JUMA’s other credits include VANILLA ICE GOES AMISH (DIY/HGTV), MAGIC MAN (TRAVEL), AMISH RENOGADES (DIY), DECEIVED (TV ONE), SUPER BOWL'S GREATEST COMMERCIALS (CBS), CLASH OF THE COMMERCIALS – USA VS. THE WORLD (CBS), THE CLIOS (NBC), SUPERSTARS (ABC), OCHOCINCO: THE ULTIMATE CATCH (VH1), THE ULTIMATE MERGER 1-2 (TV ONE), YARD ATTACK! (DIY), DOUBLE EXPOSURE (BRAVO), DEER VALLEY CELEBRITY SKIFEST (CBS), TATTOO HIGHWAY (A&E), MANHUNT: THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S MOST GORGEOUS MALE MODEL (BRAVO), and BATTLE OF THE NETWORK REALITY STARS (BRAVO). For more information, visit JUMATV.com.
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