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EMA to Name Katt Williams Rising Entertainer of the Year

3 Jul, 2007 By: Billy Gil

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) will give actor-comedian Katt Williams the Rising Entertainer of the Year Award at EMA's 2007 Home Entertainment Awards. The awards ceremony will be held July 17 at the Home Media Expo 2007 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

“Katt Williams is a talented comedian and actor, and our industry will be watching his career for years to come,” said EMA President Bo Andersen. “His cutting-edge comedy and wit is like a shot of adrenaline and marks him as one of the leading comedians of his generation.”

Williams' 2006 HBO special, Katt Williams: Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1, has generated DVD sales of more than 300,000 units, according to EMA. Pimp Chronicles Part 2, distributed by Salient Media and Vivendi Visual Entertainment, will be released later this year.

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