Dave Shelton Set As EOTMs Host For 2014 EOTM Awards
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2014 EOTM Awards Host Announced
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (OPENPRESS) Dave Shelton was so awesome as an presenter at the 2013 EOTM Awards, the EOTM Committee has asked him to host.
Yes, Shelton - whose career spans movies, television and writing, will carry the torch for this year's EOTM Awards show, Executive producer Carla Simpson announced today via Twitter:
"It's official: We are thrilled to announce Award Winning Film/TV writer/cartoonist Dave Shelton to host the 2014 #EOTMAwards! @snuggybearkids"
"Dave is the quintessential host - engaging, entertaining and a true showman - with a passion for celebrating the medium we all love," said Simpson.
"With his history of crafting unforgettable characters - I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show in November. His quick wit and charisma will serve him very well as EOTMs host," she added.
"I am honored to be hosting the 2014 EOTM Awards. We plan on an amazing show with a plethora of celebrities and surprises. Yes, a plethora," said Shelton.
Simpson will exec produce the EOTMs for a 2nd time. The awards will be held at the beautiful Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, California.
Shelton is no stranger to Hollywood's elite entertainment industry scene. The multi-faceted quipster is an award winning writer, cartoonist and voice actor and has had his writing compared to the likes of Ray Bradbury, David Lynch and Stephen King and his cartoon work to that of Charles M. Schulz. As senior writer and head of cartoons at National Lampoon, he put out two best-selling cartoon collections as well as handling writing and cartooning for the flagship magazine. Some of his early work includes art for Tim Allen and Robert Wuhl on their HBO specials and as cartoonist and writer for Tiger Beat's Superteen Magazine, created the hugely popular comic strip "Toon Groupies"(c). He is the creator of Snuggy Bear and the T-Shirt Kids(c) which has already achieved world-wide attention and multiple brands of merchandise. A line of Snuggy Bear children's eye wear licensed by Crystal Clear Vision Group had a highly successful premiere in New York City at the International Vision Expo and sold out. Dave has illustrated several popular children's books including Bellaboo, the Purple Princess written by General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn and The Lemming Shepherds, which was distributed throughout Taiwan and is being adapted into an animated film. He created the popular Hackidu characters for Everybody Loves Raymond. His sitcom pilot Against Type, starring Roland Kickinger, Jillian Clare,Stephen Furst and ICarly's Jennette McCurdy, which premiered in 2007, aired on the national RBS Cable Network, beating out over 1000 submissions to be selected to their pilot showcase series. Against Type also aired on the Global Broadcasting Company in Europe, on China's CETV and on the Dish Network's Simply Kids channel. Dave's voice work can be heard on the Sci-Fi Channel film, Path of Destruction, directed by Stephen Furst and was a lead voice in his animated series Alien House co-starring Kim Possible's Christy Carlson Romano. Other credits: Wrote theme song for Special Olympics, which named several of their teams after Snuggy Bear(c). His cartoon work is part of the Charles M. Schulz (Snoopy) museum in Santa Rosa, California and the Haig Museum of Cartoons in New York. Former song writing partner of the late Albert Hague. An avid golfer, Dave is sponsored by Roger Dunn Golf Shops. Dave is a direct descendant of the Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Dracula. In 2012 he illustrated the book "Full Frontal Tenudity" for famed comedienne Judy Tenuta. His successful book Brain Explosion (released by Bear Manor Media Press-June, 2013), a collection of his work from National Lampoon days now available on Amazon is being adapted into a sketch comedy TV project. Eye Crusties(c), a new line of kids granola, and several film projects are also on tap. Dave stars as a regular judge on the hit show American Stars on ICN TV China, viewed by over 100 million people.
Biography Source: IMDB
The 2nd Annual EOTM Awards ceremony will take place Sunday, November 2nd. Network coverage has not yet been announced.
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Presented annually, the EOTM Awards is an accolade by the EOTM Radio & TV Network celebrating entrepreneurial achievements and performances in business, philanthropy and the arts (recordings, television, radio, literature, film, directing, photography and writing). The EOTMs also recognize key individuals and organizations that promote human rights and social justice. These astounding individuals are spotlighted with several honorary awards including The Aaron Hatcher Humanitarian Award, EOTMs Global Humanitarian Award, The Christopher Kennedy Lawford Humanitarian Award and The Yoko Ono, Imagine Peace Humanitarian Award.