via press release:
STARS FROM KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS, THE REAL WORLD, PROJECT RUNWAY, THE BAD GIRLS CLUB, MARRIED TO ROCK, AND THE CHALLENGE TO BE PRESENTED BY BUNIM/MURRAY PRODUCTIONS AT REALITY ROCKS EXPO, APRIL 9-10, 2011 AT THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER
PRODUCER JONATHAN MURRAY TO RECEIVE THE TRAILBLAZER AWARD
New Names Join Previously Announced Talent Including Nick Cannon, DeAnna Pappas, Audrina Patridge, Eric Roberts, Karina Smirnoff, stars from Survivor, The Amazing Race, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Bravo and Much More
LOS ANGELES…March 22, 2011— Bunim/Murray Productions will bring some of the biggest programming from Reality television to the LA Convention Center, including stars and producers from Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Real World, Project Runway, The Bad Girls Club, Married to Rock, and The Challenge for the Inaugural Reality Rock Expo, the ultimate reality TV Experience, about the fans, for the fans and by the fans, April 9-10, 2011. These are the newest names to join what is already a star-studded cast of previously announced reality TV favorites that includes Nick Cannon, Adrianne Curry, Christopher Knight, DeAnna Pappas, Audrina Patridge, Eric Roberts, Karina Smirnoff, and cast members of American Idol, Survivor, The Amazing Race, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and top shows from Food Network, Cooking Channel and Bravo. The Reality Rocks Expo will feature two jam-packed days filled with previews of brand new television shows, meet & greets with everyone’s favorite reality TV stars, insightful panel discussions as well as a special VIP Awards program for the Reality Rocks Fan Awards honoring fans’ favorite talent and programs when the expo comes to the Los Angeles Convention Center April 9-10, 2011. For an updated list of scheduled events and to purchase tickets starting at $35 for a one-day pass or $65 for a two-day pass to the Reality Rocks Expo visit www.realityrocks.net.
On Saturday, fans will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the history of Bunim/Murray Productions, the production company responsible for such reality hits as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Real World and Project Runway, among others. The Bunim/Murray panel will feature a historical look at the company led by Jonathan Murray, the founder and chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions, as well as a discussion with Jim Johnston, Executive Producer of The Real World, Jeff Jenkins, Executive Producer of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and Sara Rea, Executive Producer of Project Runway about the current state of affairs for these programs as well as The Bad Girls Club, Married To Rock, The Challenge and the upcoming Saddle Ranch. Cast members including Bruce and Kris Jenner (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), Billy Duffy, AJ Celi, Steve and Josie Stevens (Married to Rock), Mike Costello (Project Runway), Sarah Rice (The Real World – Brooklyn and The Challenge), Tanisha Thomas (The Bad Girls Club and Love Games) and Mike Manning (The Real World – DC), plus other surprise celebrity guests will then join the panel for a fun-filled, audience-driven Q&A. Additionally, Murray will be presented with the Trailblazer award at the Reality Rocks Fan Awards on Saturday evening by Bruce and Kris Jenner, for his contribution to the “reality/lifestyle” genre and consistently creating the most compelling and thought-provoking programming with extended brand franchises. Murray’s Bunim/Murray Productions is a pioneer in the Reality TV genre, responsible for groundbreaking programming from The Real World, The Simple Life, Road Rules, The Bad Girls Club and Project Runway to the mega franchise Keeping Up with the Kardashians, starring the current royal family of reality TV.
With over 400 reality shows broadcast into homes across America in the last year, Reality Rocks Expo™ offers a forum for fans to deliver their fiercest devotion yet. More than just a popularity contest, fans themselves are encouraged to participate and voice their opinions on their favorite shows through their fan pages on www.realityrocks.net. The second round of voting is now up for the Reality Rocks Fan Awards at www.realityrocks.net and features nominees from Dog the Bounty Hunter to Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars, Cake Boss, Teen Mom, Chopped, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Iron Chef and Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.
The full list of honorary advisors can be found at www.realityrocks.net. For real-time updates visit:
· Website: http://www.realityrocks.net
· Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealityRocks
· YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/realityrocksexpo
· Myspace:: http://www.myspace.com/541936918
About Reality Rocks Expo™
Reality Rocks Expo™ is the first and only comprehensive, live fan-based happening that brings the invaluable world of avid and loyal viewers of Reality TV together in an up close and personal setting with their favorite reality, unscripted, factual, and lifestyle shows, celebrities, hosts and judges networks and producers. The ultimate Realty TV fan experience, Reality Rocks Expo is about the fans, for the fans and by the fans. The inaugural edition of Reality Rocks Expo will be held April 9-10, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Reality Rocks Expo™ is a production of Prometheus Global Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences and events, including The Billboard Latin Music Awards), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShoWest, ShowEast, Cineasia, and CineEurope); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, Adweek Conferences, and The Clio Awards). Official media sponsor for Reality Rocks is the Los Angeles Times and additional media sponsors include GotCast.com, On the Red Carpet, RealityWanted.com, TVLine and Zap2it.com.