Celebrities from Movies, Television, Music and Sports will gather alongside national bullying activists on Saturday, August 10th in Los Angeles for the 2013 NO BULL National Education Conference and NO BULL Teen Video Awards.
The awards show will narrow down 15 nominees who wrote and directed short films and Public Service Announcements about the importance of bullying prevention and digital responsibility. Grown Up’s 2 star actor, Nadji Jeter, will host and Brett Ostro, a former producer on the Teen Choice Awards, the Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards, and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, will serve as the producer for the annual event. Special guest performers include #1 recording artist Ryan Beatty, Epic Records recording artist Marcus Canty and artist Allan I.
The NO BULL Teen Video Awards is a blend of “Oscars meets the Grammys” where social change starts at the youth level. Awards presented include Best Acting, Best Directing, Best Documentary of the Year, Best Message, Best Visual Effects, Best PSA of the Year and more. Through the magic of filmmaking and the power of peer-to-peer influence, The Great American NO BULL Challenge empowers teens to become leaders by taking action to address a significant issue and need within their daily lives, bullying prevention, campus safety and the importance of being digitally responsible. The NO BULL Challenge is providing the much-needed platform and spark to encourage youth activism to inspire the world’s 200 million teenagers to make a difference on one magical evening.
All 15 NO BULL Award Nominees have won an all expense trip to this years’ award show, and “Noble” award winners will receive prizes such as a college scholarship for $500, GoPro video cameras, an internship with Emmy award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch (BULLY!), trip to the Sundance Film Festival, VIP and backstage access to the 2013 FOX Teen Choice Awards. Past award winners have appeared on The Today Show, The Steve Harvey Show and many other media outlets as well as special youth guests at schools around the country and for Washington DC’s National Bullying Prevention Summit, hosted by the federal government.
Materials from the event will be developed for distribution by NO BULL’s Education Academy. This includes the campaign’s award winning short films, ready-to-use classroom curriculum and assembly programs available at no cost to schools across the country.
Celebrities expected to attend include: World War Z stars Abigail Hargrove and Fabrizio Guido, Shake it Up’s Bella Thorne, Big Time Rush’s Kelli Goss, Tucker Albrizzi and Savannah Jayde, Glee’s Lauren Potter, actor Chris Massey, actor and DWTS contestant Kyle Massey, Nickelodeon actress Kayla Maisonet, television hosts Joey and Elise Luthman, The Middle actors Brittany Ross and Brock Ciarelli, True Grit and Oscar nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld, Man of Steel actress Jadin Gould, MTV’s The Wanted Life crew, Hit The Floor actor Jonathan McDaniel, ABC’s The Secret Life of The American Teenager actress Camille Winbush, Pretty Little Liars actor Cody Christian, Are We There Yet actor Coy Stewart, Racecar driver Zach Veach, ABC’s Family Tools actor Brandon P. Bell, The Awakening star Brandon Tyler Russell, Hannah Montana actress Romi Dames, So You Think You Can Dance’s Allison Holker, Step Up Revolution’s Stephen “Twitch” Boss, Disney’s Crash & Bernstein star Landry Bender, Cartoon Network’s Incredible Crew actress Shauna Case and more.