If you haven’t noticed, we are huge Disney fans! We see all the movies, enjoy all the park and just love dressing up as our favorite characters! The newest Disney movie brings back so many fond memories of growing up loving Beauty and the Beast. That’s why when I was asked to come meet and interview the actors and filmmakers behind the new live action movie, I jumped for joy. Disney will be flying us out and putting us up for the week in exchange for coverage on April Golightly. I will tweeting the play by play on site using the tag #BeOurGuestEvent on @april_golightly. If you have any questions for the talented actors and filmmakers that I will be meeting, please leave a comment below or tweet at me!
Beauty and the Beast
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. We will be interviewing a ton of awesome talent from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Are you ready for this amazing list? Emma Watson (“Belle”), Dan Stevens (“The Beast / Prince Adam”), Luke Evans (“Gaston”), Josh Gad (“Le Fou”) \, Audra McDonald (“Garderobe”), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Plumette”), Director Bill Condon and Alan Menken (Music by)! Alan Menken is the musical genius behind the original animated Beauty and the Beast, as well as, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Hercules, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, Tangled and so much more! I cannot contain the excitement!!
Last year, I went to the set and the met the costume designer for the Catch! The fashion, set design, story, and acting are amazing. Read and check out all the outfits from interview with the costume designer for The Catch here.
The Catch” will return for Season 2 on Thursday, March 9th at 10/9c as part of ABC’s exciting #TGIT line-up, and you are invited to experience a sneak peek – more details to come! “The Catch” is a sexy, scintillating game of cat and mouse between L.A.’s top private investigator, Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos), and the man she loves, Benjamin Jones (Peter Krause), the world’s most formidable con artist. At the beginning of season two, con man Benjamin Jones has gone from committing the ultimate betrayal to performing the ultimate sacrifice, when he turned himself in to the FBI to save Alice from wrongful imprisonment. Now in jail, Ben is forced to reckon with his criminal past, while the team at Anderson Vaughan Investigations must come to terms with getting in bed with the bad guys. How will Alice and Ben game the system — and each other — to stay together and overcome their less-than-legal pasts?
Tangled Before Ever After
Does your kid love Tangled as much as my does? She just loves this modern day Princess! Ever braid that I put in her hair is Anna, Elsa, or Rapunzel. You should see her melt when she Rapunzel at Disney World!
We will be screening the Disney Channel Original Movie “Tangled Before Ever After” (premieres Friday, March 10th at 8/7c) followed by an intimate Q&A with Executive Producer Chris Sonnenburg and Supervising Producer Ben Balistreri. The TV movie, which kicks off the highly-anticipated premiere of “Tangled: The Series” (debuting Friday, March 24th at 7:30/6:30c), unfolds as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona. Her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity about the world lead her to realize that there is so much more she needs to learn about the world and herself before she can assume her role as Princess of Corona.
Milo Murphy’s Law
“Milo Murphy’s Law” is an animated comedy series that follows 13-year-old Milo Murphy, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy’s Law namesake. Milo is the personification of Murphy’s Law, where anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. I’ll be attending a special screening of Disney XD’s “Milo Murphy’s Law” (new episodes debut beginning Monday, March 6th), followed by a Q&A with creators and Executive Producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (of the Emmy Award-winning animated series “Phineas and Ferb”).
Imaginary Mary – New Show
“Imaginary Mary” (sampled on Wednesday, March 29th at 8:30/7:30c followed by its time slot premiere on Tuesday, April 4th at 9:30/8:39c), the newest ABC comedy about a fiercely independent career woman (Jenna Elfman) whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life – a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend (voiced by Rachel Dratch) she created as a child suddenly reappears to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family. This weekend I will be getting a special screening and Q&A session with Jenna Elman, her co-star Stephen Schneider, and Executive Producers David Guarascio and Patrick Osborne.
Baby Daddy – New Show
Attend a “baby shower” luncheon and Q&A with the cast of Freeform’s “Baby Daddy” (season 6 premieres Monday, March 13th at 8:30/7:30c)! The baby shower will celebrate the pregnancy of Danny and Riley, who found out in the season five finale that they were expecting. The season six premiere will pick up three months after the finale, and Ben is still enthusiastically searching for the mysterious Elle. Danny and Riley are hunting for a good doctor to help with the pregnancy, and Bonnie desperately wants to be involved. Tucker is back from Los Angeles, but he refuses to tell anyone what happened while he was there.
“Andi Mack” is a contemporary, coming-of-age story about a relatable girl who’s trying to determine where she fits in — and the many amazing ways she can live her life. Andi has been raised to live on the safe side but on her 13th birthday, she takes off the proverbial training wheels and eagerly goes headlong into her teenage years. At every twist and turn, she’s anchored by a loving albeit complicated family and her loyal best friends, Cyrus and Buffy. Attend an advance preview of Disney Channel’s upcoming series “Andi Mack” (premieres early spring 2017) followed by a Q&A session with the series’ stars, creator and executive producer.
Born in China
Disneynature’s “Born in China” ventures into the wilds of China, capturing intimate moments with three animal families: a doting panda bear mother who’s guiding her growing baby as she begins to explore, a two-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard who faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs. We are screening it over the weekend and it will be released in theaters on April 21, 2017.
I will tweeting the play by play in L.A. over the weekend using the tag #BeOurGuestEvent on @april_golightly. If you have any questions for the talented actors and filmmakers that I will be meeting, please leave a comment below or tweet at me!