Can James Buckley cut it in an esports head-to-head?

Former Inbetweeners star James had to take on Call of Duty power players at the Gfinity Arena

Former Inbetweeners star James had to take on Call of Duty power players at the Gfinity Arena

When the latest Call of Duty video game is about to be released, who better to get over-excited and up for a challenge, than The Inbetweeners star and prolific gamer James Buckley?

Starstruck is creating the video content for Activision's Call of Duty III launch campaign that sees Buckley and a team of pro gamers go head-to-head with a rival squad in a live COD battle in the jam-packed Gfinity arena in London. The content, for Activision's social media platforms and website, sees James receive training from famous online gamers and get taught the serious side of gaming battles. Buckley brings his famous comedy chops to proceedings as he gears up for the event which is bound to leave the audience gobsmacked.

Starstruck has created a series of funny, engaging and adrenaline-fuelled videos for Activision's audience that not only promote the Call of Duty release but also the huge excitement and unexpected scale and drama and of live gaming battles.

For more information, email adrian.dickson@starstruckmedia.com

Starstruck to produce MTV's movie output worldwide

MTV has chosen Starstruck to produce its monster movie show, which airs worldwide

MTV has chosen Starstruck to produce its monster movie show, which airs worldwide

Starstruck has cemented its commitment to the motion picture industry through a new partnership with MTV Networks.

Starstruck will be producing all of MTV's movie-related material worldwide, including premiere coverage, star interviews and flagship film specials brand, MTV At The Movies. It means Starstruck's content can now be seen in 160 territories.

Joining the offering will be daily interstitials, broadcast during MTV channels' primetime programming blocks. The first of these starts on January 11, with a profile on crime thriller Gangster Squad, followed by Quentin Tarantino’s epic western Django Unchained.

For more information, email James Delow at james.delow@starstruckmedia.com

America counts down to London 2012

The Olympic Games come to London in 2012

The Olympic Games come to London in 2012

Prepare to witness a compelling countdown to the Olympics, thanks to a series of films profiling London’s famous landmarks and the people gearing up to make the Games the best ever held.

U.S. network Reelz will air Starstruck's 'Countdown To The Olympics', following the Olympic torch being carried by renowned British artist Tracey Emin who created a special artwork for the Paralympic Games. The content also features the Cultural Olympiad, the Icons of the Olympics and the star-studded 'Chariots of Fire' movie premiere.

Starstruck produces the U.K. content for the Reelz network, which airs across the United States and Canada.

 

Alex Zane has the final word at BAFTA

Sky Movies and 'Rude Tube' presenter Alex Zane will host Starstruck's 'The Final Word'

Sky Movies and 'Rude Tube' presenter Alex Zane will host Starstruck's 'The Final Word'

Who has the last word at the BAFTAs? Normally it's the stars, but this year it's YOU, thanks to a special one-off event, hosted by Alex Zane.

Starstruck will produce and broadcast 'The British Academy Film Awards 2012: The Final Word', live from the Linbury Theatre at The Royal Opera House, London. Taking place before, during and after the 2012 BAFTA Awards, the show will allow a 500-strong film-loving audience to have their say on the night's winners and losers.

Zane is joined by a host of presenters, nominees and winners, joining the live show immediately following their appearances on the main stage.

All the highlights will be available post-event at bafta.org. Anything can happen until... the final word.

Totally Recall-ing an 80s movie classic in an all-new show

Colin Farrell as Douglas Quaid in Total Recall. But, is it a remake? Apparently not.

Colin Farrell as Douglas Quaid in Total Recall. But, is it a remake? Apparently not.

Whatever you do, don't call the reboot of Total Recall a remake. OK? The cast and crew of the upcoming sci-fi action thriller tell us why, in an all-new MTV At The Movies Special.

The 30-minute behind-the-scenes show, to air worldwide, showcases interviews with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. Viewers will also be treated to exclusive on-set access, clips, plus all the action from the huge, star-studded premiere in London’s Leicester Square.

For an exciting glimpse into the future, check out this exclusive access-all-areas show from Saturday September 1, but remember… don’t call this a remake!

For more information, email James Delow at james.delow@starstruckmedia.com

Celebrating 100 years of Paramount movie magic

Paramount's centenary will be celebrated with the opening of the Paramount Film Club

Paramount's centenary will be celebrated with the opening of the Paramount Film Club

Starstruck and Paramount are teaming up to help the world's oldest movie maker celebrate its centenary in style, thanks to a year-long campaign of branded content pieces.

A series of videos, which will live on Paramount's branded Facebook channels, takes a look back on the Hollywood studio's first 100 years via a hand-picked selection of its best-loved flicks.

The video content will include archive film clips, interviews with celebrity fans about their most treasured silver-screen memories, plus an introduction from BBC Radio 1’s resident film expert, James King.

The first episode features the classic movie 'The Italian Job' and is online at facebook.com/ParamountFilmClub

The Dark Knight Rises in a new Starstruck MTV event

Batman returns, played by Christian Bale, flanked by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy

Batman returns, played by Christian Bale, flanked by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy

To celebrate the release of the hugely anticipated new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, Starstruck has created a new special, which will air worldwide on MTV-branded channels.

Bursting with cast and crew interviews featuring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Gordon Joseph-Levitt plus director Christopher Nolan, this jam-packed show will be a must see for all Bat-fans.

Our cameras also go on-set to reveal some magic behind this awe-inspiring, huge scale blockbuster. The Dark Knight Rises: MTV At The Movies special will explode across MTV around the world from Saturday July 21.

For more information, email James Delow at james.delow@starstruckmedia.com

Rebooted Spider-Man swings into action with new leading man

Who's the man inside the Spidey suit? Andrew Garfield steps up as the lycra-clad crime fighter

Who's the man inside the Spidey suit? Andrew Garfield steps up as the lycra-clad crime fighter

It’s been a long wait since 2007, but finally the web-slinging superhero is set to return to the silver screen in “The Amazing Spider-Man”. Stepping up to the plate to reboot the series is an all-new Peter Parker, Andrew Garfield.

And exclusively for Viacom International Media Networks, Starstruck's latest MTV At The Movies Special will untangle the web of mystery surrounding this much-anticipated action thriller.

The all new 30′ special is on-set with acclaimed director Marc Webb and features interviews with the A-list cast, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans and Spider-Man himself, Andrew Garfield. Will this latest instalment reignite the series and what will happen when mammoth spiders literally take over London’s Leicester Square for the star-studded premiere? Find out on MTV channels worldwide, from Wednesday, June 27.

For more information, email adrian.dickson@starstruckmedia.com

Our new Ice Age 4 show is the Most Wanted

The stars of Ice Age 4 meet The Wanted in virtual reality on set of the band's new music video

The stars of Ice Age 4 meet The Wanted in virtual reality on set of the band's new music video

Starstruck's latest venture is a cheeky 30 minute special on new animated comedy, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, which will be aired in the UK by Channel 5. But this time around, the Ice Age cast will be joined by some real-life popstars.

For this special, we’ve been granted unprecedented behind-the-scenes action through studio giant Twentieth Century Fox. Not only has the Starstruck crew been filming in Greenwich, Connecticut at the Oscar-winning animation house, Blue Sky Studios, but we’ve also been in Los Angeles, hanging out with Brit band The Wanted as they shoot their video for the movie's official title track, Chasing the Sun.

Max, Jay, Tom, Nathan and Siva were thrilled when movie producers chose the track to be featured in the picture, saying they were “incredibly excited” to be a part of it. Catch all the gossip from the cool-as-ice set as The Wanted boys take us on a guided tour through the makings of a chart-topping music video.

Also included in the special, cast interviews with Jennifer Lopez, Nick Frost and Nicki Minaj, exclusive film clips plus all the action from the gala premiere in London. The show washes ashore on Channel 5 on Saturday July 14.

For more information, email James Delow at james.delow@starstruckmedia.com

Twi-Hards bid fond farewell to the Twilight cast on MTV

Two boys fighting for the love of one girl... and movie-goers have been transfixed

Two boys fighting for the love of one girl... and movie-goers have been transfixed

Fans of the Twilight series will be able to say one last goodbye to Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in a new Starstruck TV Special.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 MTV At The Movies Special features exclusive on-set access, interviews with the A-list cast, plus all the action from the huge, star-studded premieres in London and Los Angeles.

After four and a half years, it’s the final slice of the Twilight Saga pie, but fans are hungry for more blood, so will there be more to come?

Cementing the company as the one to watch across MTV’s global networks, this 30-minute show marks Starstruck's seventh commission from Viacom in the film genre. Catch all the exclusive, behind-the-scenes action from those veggie-vampires across MTV worldwide from Saturday November 17.

For more information, email James Delow at james.delow@starstruckmedia.com

Celebrate 007's big 5-0

James Bond's 50 years will be celebrated with all-new movie 'Skyfall'

James Bond's 50 years will be celebrated with all-new movie 'Skyfall'

It’s been fifty years since James Bond first hit the silver screen in the now cult classic 'Dr. No'. Back in 1962 an unknown Scot called Sean Connery was cast into what has now become a globally iconic role.

Fast forward to 2012 and Bond movie #23, 'Skyfall' is about to hit theaters worldwide. To celebrate, Starstuck Media presents a 30 minute telecast with footage from classic Bond titles, on-set material, profiles of the Bond cars and Bond Girls and interviews with cast, crew and the main main himself, Daniel Craig... at an unbelievable world premiere in London.

Starstruck's material will air across the U.S. and Canada, celebrating the man who is rarely shaken and stirred, and is a fitting tribute to Ian Fleming’s 007.

Iain and Hacker go backstage with the BAFTA winners

CBBC stars Iain Stirling and Hacker T Dog get David Jason in trouble backstage

CBBC stars Iain Stirling and Hacker T Dog get David Jason in trouble backstage

The nominations for the 2012 BAFTA Children’s Awards have been announced and once again Starstruck Media is working with the Academy on backstage coverage for websites bafta.org and baftakidsvote.org.

Starstruck's coverage, in association with BAFTA Productions, sees CBBC’s Iain Stirling trying to be serious with the BAFTA winners, despite attempts by his canine partner in crime Hacker T Dog to disrupt proceedings.

Marking Starstruck's sixth collaboration with BAFTA, coverage comes from the Park Lane Hilton Hotel London and kicks off with the pre-event red carpet, before heading backstage to grab the winners for their exclusive first interviews.

The content can be watched now at www.bafta.org and www.baftakidsvote.org.

For more information, email Adrian Dickson at adrian.dickson@starstruckmedia.com