via press release:
NEW YORK, NY – May 31, 2012 – NBC will bring “The CLIOS: World’s Best Commercials” to network television in a one-hour primetime special Wednesday, July 25 from 8-9 PM ET, hosted by comedian JB Smoove and produced by JUMA Entertainment. These commercials, all nominated for CLIO recognition, feature some of the biggest names in television, movies and sports, including Jason Bateman, Kevin Bacon, Will Arnett, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
“The CLIOS: World’s Best Commercials” is a boundary-pushing celebration of the most innovative commercials and advertising campaigns from around the world, including the United States, The Netherlands, Australia, Denmark, Finland and Argentina. This special presentation will showcase more than 50 of the year’s best commercials, featuring a family rapping about their minivan, the most talented goldfish in the world and an employee with a sword obsession. The show will also allow viewers to recognize the prestigious inductees to the Clio Awards Hall of Fame.
JB Smoove, a multi-talented writer, comedian and actor starred with Amanda Peet, David Walton and Jeffrey Tambor in the NBC comedy “Bent.” He earned rave reviews for his role as Leon Black on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and has been featured on “The Chris Rock Show,” “American Dad,” “’Til Death” and “Everybody Hates Chris.” In the standup comedy world, Smoove has performed on Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd,” “Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza,” “Cedric The Entertainer Presents,” “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Def Comedy Jam” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” He has written for “Saturday Night Live” and appeared in films including “Mr. Deeds,” “Date Night,” and “Hall Pass.”
For over 50 years the CLIO Awards, a division of Prometheus Global Media, LLC, has been honoring the best in advertising, design, interactive, and public relations and maintaining its original commitment to celebrate and reward creative excellence. “The CLIOS: World’s Best Commercials” is produced by JUMA Entertainment. Robert C. Horowitz and Lewis Fenton are Executive Producers.
About JUMA Entertainment
JUMA Entertainment is the entertainment production company behind such series such as “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch” (VH1), “The Singing Bee” (CMT), “Double Exposure” (BRAVO), “The Ultimate Merger” (TV One), “The Superstars” (ABC), “Tattoo Highway” (A&E), “Fashion Rocks” (CBS), “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials” (CBS), “Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest” (CBS), and “Battle of the Network Reality Stars” (BRAVO). With offices on both coasts, JUMA Entertainment has quickly emerged as an industry leader in cross-platform show creation, media consulting and program packaging, as well as in the staging and televising of made-for-TV events. The company was created in 2005 when Robert Horowitz, then head of IMG’s U.S. television arm, left the global sports and entertainment management firm to form his media company. For more information please visit www.jumatv.com.
About the CLIO Awards
The CLIO Awards is one of the world’s most recognized awards competitions for advertising, design and communications. The CLIO Awards has maintained its original commitment to celebrate and reward creative excellence, honoring a powerful form of communication and its impact on modern culture. At the same time, the CLIO Awards remains focused on evolving with the industry in order to acknowledge the most current, breakthrough work. To this day, CLIO’s iconic statue is the most widely recognized and coveted symbol of the industry’s creative accomplishments.
About Prometheus Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences and events, including The Billboard Music Awards), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShowEast, Cineasia, and CineEurope); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Adweek Conferences and The CLIO Awards).