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World Television Premiere Event: The Film 'Pedro' Airs on MTV, MTV Tr3s, mtvU & LOGO on Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Date:3/4/2009

Introduced by President Bill Clinton, BMP Films and MTV Bring Academy Award-Winner Dustin Lance Black's ("Milk") Story of The Real World's Pedro Zamora To Life

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV, mtvU, LOGO and MTV Tr3s, with subtitles in Spanish, will present the world television premiere of Pedro, a movie based on the remarkable life of The Real World's Pedro Zamora, on Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. BMP Films, in association with MTV, produced this biopic written by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black ("Milk"). For more information and to view the movie trailer, please visit www.pedro.mtv.com.

In 1994, Zamora captured the hearts of millions as the first-ever openly gay, HIV-positive main character on TV -- on MTV's The Real World: San Francisco. Zamora's time in the house on Lombard Street brought a face to the AIDS crisis. President Bill Clinton has long credited Zamora with personalizing and humanizing the epidemic, and he will introduce Pedro when it makes its world television premiere April 1st.

"To this day, Pedro Zamora remains an extraordinary example of what a huge impact one young person can make in our world," President Clinton said. "I'm glad to have known him, and I'm grateful his life has been able to inspire and enrich so many others."

Told through the eyes of his friends and family, the film Pedro celebrates the extraordinary life a young man who found out he was HIV positive at 17, then made the courageous decision to dedicate his life to speaking out about the disease. Zamora testified before the United States Congress to argue for more explicit HIV/AIDS educational programs aimed at youth of color before auditioning for The Real Wo
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