Spike TV’s Scream 2009: Exclusive Filming Coverage

Spike TV's Scream 2009 Saturday, October 17th, 2009…It was a night I will never forget.  The filming of Spike TV’s fourth annual Scream 2009 awards will go down as one of the most memorable nights of my life.  Not only did fate play a crucial role as an opportunity to provide red carpet coverage presented itself during my already planned vacation time in Los Angeles, but destiny intervened as the stars aligned and I suddenly found myself surrounded by all the actors who have meant so much to me over the years, for better or worse.

Originally, my Los Angeles vacation consisted of a wedding, a trip to Universal Studios and a 71st Birthday celebration and housewarming party for my mother-in-law, Edna.  When I originally learned about my eligibility to cover the red carpet ceremony at Scream 2009 I was ecstatic to find out it would be taking place on a date when I would already be in the Los Angeles area.  How’s that for fate?  Anyway, I was a little bummed to find out that it also was the same date as Edna’s planned day of festivities (If you are reading this…Happy 71st!).  I immediately informed my wife of my opportunity and having the best wife in the world, she instantly told me to go for it, knowing it was a prospect that I could not pass up that could potentially open up more doors for me.  And open doors it did!  When the doors to the Greek Theater closed post 7:15 PM PST a new chapter of my life was opened as I found myself intimately participating in the production of Scream 2009!

Little did I know how long Gregg Senko and I would actually be gone since our 2 PM departure that day.  It was a bit past 8 PM when my wife text me and my cell phone displayed the words…”Hi, my mom wants to know when you are coming home.”  However, I was so star struck that the only words I could manage to text back were “Jessica Alba is on the stage right in front of me now.”  I wish I could be suave and say that was code for “I was attending the event and was it all right for me to stay,” but it wasn’t.  It was the absolute truth.  Jessica Alba was front and center on stage delivering the opening dialogue of what would be the biggest night in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comics…EVER!

I would have to say probably one of the biggest highlights for me, of the evening, was just turning to my right and shaking hands with the one and only Sam Raimi as I congratulated him on his achievements and work on the fan favorite Drag Me To Hell.  That’s not to say the night wasn’t full of other memorable moments.  It’s not everyday when you can sit in the studio audience and have Jessica Alba in front of you, Johnny Depp to your right and Harrison Ford to your left.  Yes, it was an evening I will never forget and that’s why my OCD like behavior kicked into full swing as I triple-checked last night to make sure my DVR was situated to capture Spike TV’s broadcast (channel 69 where I live) at 10 PM EST this coming Tuesday evening.  I think I will set my DVD recorder as a backup.  A boy can never be too careful!

Anyway, thanks to the wonderful publicist I got to work with these past couple months over at Spike TV I am happy to share the below press release with all my readers as well as the video clips she provided.  I hope you take pleasure in them as much as I enjoyed living the dream.  Thanks for reading!

Jessica Alba at Scream | SpikeTV | SPIKE.com

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“SCREAM 2009” Premieres Tuesday, October 27 At 10 PM, ET/PT On Spike TV


Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 – Two vampire sagas thrived at night at “SCREAM 2009,” the first and only event honoring the best in fantasy, sci-fi, comics and horror.  “Twilight” sunk its teeth into four trophies, including best Fantasy Movie, with Breakout Performance winner Taylor Lautner on hand to unveil world premiere footage from the forthcoming “Twilight Saga: New Moon.”  Not to be outdone, HBO smash hit “True Blood” garnered four awards, with series creator Alan Ball and cast members Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell and Rutina Wesley in attendance to accept their honors.  The star-studded event was held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT).

One of the night’s highlights featured an on stage legend meeting an on screen icon, as Keith Richards was presented the SCREAM Rock Immortal award by Johnny Depp at Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009.”  The living legend, Rolling Stones guitarist and songwriter was greeted by a standing ovation before receiving his introduction to immortality from Depp, who famously patterned his Academy Award-nominated turn as Captain Jack Sparrow in “The Pirates of the Caribbean” movie trilogy after Richards.   

Also on hand was Megan Fox, star of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” which captured five awards, including one for Fox’s female lead performance.  She accepted the award and reaffirmed her dedication to the franchise’s continued success.

Legendary creator of some of the most famous comic book franchises in history, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, Stan Lee left the audience with mouths agape as the 86-year-old visionary arrived on stage via a giant spider to accept the Comic-Con Icon award from Peter Parker himself, Tobey Maguire.

A franchise that is certain to live long and prosper, the JJ Abrams reboot of “Star Trek” led the way with six honors, including the night’s most prestigious, The Ultimate Scream, accepted by the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner.

The cast of the “Big Bang Theory” introduced a tribute to one of the decade’s most influential science fiction series, “Battlestar Galactica.”  A moving cast reunion for a farewell tribute took place, featuring Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis, Kate Vernon, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco, Tahmoh Penikett and executive producer David Eick.  Olmos led the crowd in a rousing rendition of “So Say We All” after thanking the passionate “Battlestar Galactica” fanbase for its support over the years.

Spike TV also debuted world premiere and exclusive never-before-seen footage from highly anticipated theatrical releases, including the upcoming Martin Scorsese directed “Shutter Island,” which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” starring Johnny Depp, and the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel.  Also presented was an extensive preview of the forthcoming ABC series, “V.”

The fourth annual “SCREAM” event featured appearances by the industry’s biggest stars including Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Jennifer Carpenter, Eliza Dushku, Harrison Ford, Megan Fox, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Earle Haley, Hugh Jackman, Justin Long, Sam Raimi, John C. Reilly, Christina Ricci, Eli Roth, Liv Tyler and Elijah Wood, among many others.

“For one night only, The Greek Theatre became ‘The Geek Theatre’ as thousands of ravenous fans came together to celebrate their heroes and the films, TV shows and comics they love,” said “SCREAM 2009” co-executive producer Michael Levitt.

For a complete list of winners and to view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of this year’s “SCREAM,” visit scream.spike.com.

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” are Taco Bell, Subaru, Geico and FreeCreditReport.com.
Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt served as executive producers for “SCREAM 2009.”  Greg Sills was supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading were producers and Hamish Hamilton directed. 


Owner/Writer/Reviewer/Editor, Dreamer, Producer, Agent of Love, Film Lover, Writer of Screenplays and a Devoted Apostle to all things Ford Mustangs (the real ones with V8's!). Some of my favorite films include FIGHT CLUB, MOULIN ROUGE, THE DARK KNIGHT, STAR WARS alongside television shows such as SEINFELD, 24, SANFORD & SON and even the often loathed in the geek community BIG BANG THEORY. Outside of my three lives I live I also enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and our three girls (of the furry kind).

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