San Francisco (PRBuzz) July 10, 2012 — The Great American NO BULL Challenge is pleased to announce the star-studded line up for the first, annual NO BULL Teen Video Awards, which promotes social media responsibility for youth using the power of music and filmmaking. Hip-Hop and R & B sensation Sean Kingston will headline the event, which takes place at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, July 21st. New Boyz, Jenny and Ashley, and The League are also scheduled to perform. Celebrities, music lovers, top teen filmmakers, educators, youth and industry leaders will gather to celebrate America’s teens for standing up and making a difference.
The awards ceremony is the culmination of a 3-month national video contest, in which thousands of teens from around the country wrote and directed hundreds of anti-bullying films. 15 nominees are competing for the top Stand Up Awards, scholarships, lap-tops and GoPro video cameras and a $10,000 production deal, among other exciting prizes. View the nominated films here.
Harvey Weinsten, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company, which released the critically acclaimed film, “BULLY”, is the recipient of The Stand Up Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be accepted on Weinstein’s behalf by Lee Hirsch, writer and director of “BULLY”, and by 15-year-old Alex Libby, one of the bullied kids profiled in the film.
Red Carpet arrivals begin at 5:30pm PT. The Fairmont Hotel is donating the use of its venue, including the Grand Ballroom for the awards show.
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About the Great American NO BULL Challenge and 2012 NO BULL Teen Video Awards:
Cyber safety expert and mother, Shawn Edgington, whose daughter Nicole was a target of bullying in high school, founded the non-profit organization, The Great American NO BULL Challenge.
The NO BULL Challenge inspires and educates 25 million middle and high school students to stand up and make a difference in their school and community by using the arts to send powerful messages. Each year, teens from around the country speak out by writing and directing 2-5 minute films that promote social media responsibility.
Teen filmmakers will be celebrated at the NO BULL Teen Video Awards–featuring Red Carpet Arrivals, VIP Reception, and Celebrity Meet-and-Greet. Donations will support cyber safety educational programs–available to all U.S. teachers and their students at no cost.
About Sean Kingston:
For his third-full length album Back 2 Life, Sean Kingston immensely expanded his songwriting role, nixed the multi-producer approach of his last release, and pushed for a fresh new sound. Like his 2007 self-titled debut (featuring the double-platinum breakout hit “Beautiful Girls”) and 2009′s Tomorrow (featuring the smash singles “Fire Burning” and “Face Drop”), Back 2 Life boldly fuses reggae, hip-hop, R&B, and electro to create melody-soaked pop. But on Back 2 Life, the singer/songwriter blends his newly strengthened vocals with fiercely inventive electronic effects and hard-hitting live instrumentation to offer up his most passionately inspired work to date.
About New Boyz:
Fresh off their European Tour, The New Boyz were labeled “The Young Teens of Hip-Hop” by the New York Times before they even had an official single out. Earl “Ben J” Benjamin and Dominic “Legacy” Thomas met in the L.A. suburb of Victorville during their freshman year of high school. While initially nemeses, the pair built a friendship over a shared love of music. It only took a few months for the New Boyz to become rising stars on a national level.
About Jenny and Ashley:
All American girls Jenny and Ashley are a vibrant pop country singing sister duo. They’ve lived, worked or performed in nearly every state. While in Nashville they recorded the ‘Songs About You’ EP on the renowned Music Row with Tim McGraw’s co-producer Darran Smith and industry veterans, the Dance Hall Doctors. They’ve released their first single “My Kinda Life” off their second EP “Our Kinda Life” in April.
About The League:
The road to international stardom is a path that Pop/Hip Hop/R&B/Electro Pop group The League has always been destined to travel. Comprised of singer/songwriter Allan I and rapper/songwriter Hype this dynamic duo has quickly showed why they are considered by many industry insiders to be one of the top acts to hit the airwaves in years! Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Allan I and Hype prepare to crash the airwaves and transcend as citizens of the world. Allan I, born of Japanese and Mexican decent and Hype, Filipino, White and African American, together reflect a new generation of artist with the appeal and talent to move dance floors around the globe.
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