MTV Networks Asia Pacific today announced that it has postponed production of the inaugural “MTV Asia Movie Awards” due to scheduling issues. MTV is in the process of discussing future plans for the event with its business constituents including the Singapore Tourism Board, sponsors, and the international and regional film and music industries.
Nigel Robbins, president of MTV Networks Asia-Pacific stated, “The decision to postpone the MTV Asia Movie Awards was not taken lightly, and we are examining ways to deliver a show that is second to none at a later date. Our first priority to our audience, sponsors and the film and record industry is to deliver a top-notch, star-studded MTV event.”
Currently, there are local versions of the MTV Movie Awards staged in Indonesia, Russia and the United States. The franchise is one of the most popular of MTV’s tentpole events, with its unique twist to ‘traditional’ movie kudofests by offering off-the-wall categories appealing to MTV’s audience such as “Best Kiss” and “Best Fight.”
(information provided by MTV)