The Los Angeles trip itinerary just came in, and it’s impressive. It has taken me a few hours to process all of the awesomness that is in my future. As you might have already read in a previous post, I’m LA bound this coming Sunday for an extended Disney/ABC press event.
Day 1 – Sunday, March 9th
Sunday, March 9th will be a traveling day for the most part. After I settle into my hotel and unwind a bit, and after all the bloggers have safelty arrived, we will depart for Walt Disney Studios. We will have some time to take photos at Legends Plaza on the Walt Disney Studios lot, then screen Muppets Most Wanted and animated short Party Central.
Day 2 – Monday, March 10th
Be sure to follow the #MuppetsMostWantedEvent and #PirateFairy hashtags. I’ll share my adventures using these hashtags on social media. Our group departs the hotel in the morning for Disney ToonStudios for a special screening of The Pirate Fairy. Then a Q&A with Peggy Holmes (Director & Writer) and Jenni Magee-Cook (Producer). I’ve met Peggy on a previous trip, she’s a pleasure to be around and very inspiring. After our morning at Disney ToonStudios we will depart for The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
We will arrive at The Beverly Hilton Hotel for The Muppets Most Wanted @TheMuppets press junket. Lunch will be served at the junket and this is when I’ll be able to take photos with Kermit and Miss Piggy. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I’d meet those two one day.
After lunch our group will have time to interview Director James Bobin. Then, an interview with Songwriter Bret McKenzie.
Group interviews with Kermit, Miss Piggy @RealMissPiggy & Constantine. This should be interesting, you know, having Kermit and Constantine in the same room. After the interviews and press junket I’ll have the chance to get a manicure at the OPI nail station. Then it’s off to the hotel for a break.
After some down time we will depart for the AMC Century City 15 theatre to screen Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Day 3 – Tuesday, March 11th
I’ll be tweeting using the #CaptainAmericaEvent and #DisneynatureBears hashtags. Make sure you are following along on social media to see the highlights from this trip.
We will depart for Walt Disney Studios for a screening of BEARS (@Disneynature). Then we will head out to the LA Zoo where we will have a private tour. We will get up close and personal with Bears, Condors, Chimpanzees, Okapi, Rhinos, Giant Otters and more. Then it’s back to the hotel to prepare for the Muppets Most Wanted premiere.
After the premiere there will be a fun Premiere Party for Muppeets Most Wanted. I went a similar party a few years back for Frankenweenie, it was an experience I’ll never forget.
Day 4 – Wednesday, March 12th
After a fun group breakfast in the Hotel restaurant sponsored by the Hilton Garden Inn we will depart for our #CaptainAmericaEvent press day @CaptainAmerica.
We will have a group interview with Directors Anthony & Joe Russo. THEN an interview with Chris Evans aka Steve Rogers aka CaptainAmerica @ChrisEvans! As if that wasn’t awesome enough, we will also do a group interviews with Sebastian Stan aka Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie aka Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Scarlett Johansson aka Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow. We will end this amazing Captain America press event by interviewing Producer Kevin Feige.
Then our vans depart the press junket for The Prospect Studios. From this point I’ll be tweeting using #ABCTVEvent and #GH. We will have lunch at Prospect Studios. Then do a set visit for General Hospital @generalhospital and interviews will happen. I will have the opportunity to observe production on the iconic set of the longest running daytime drama still in production, General Hospital celebrates its 51st anniversary this year. I’ll watch the shooting of a scene and interact with select cast and Executive Producer Frank Valentini @valentinifrank. How many of you are General Hospital fans? I remember my grandmother watching it when she would come to visit us, it has been around for ever.
Cast scheduled to participate:
- Finola Hughes “Anna Devane” @finolahughes
- Dominic Zamprogna “Dante Falconeri” @dom_zamprogna
- Anthony Geary “Luke Spencer”
- Chad Duell “Michael Corinthos” @duelly87
- Maura West “Ava Jerome” @MauraWest
- Jeffrey Vincent Parise “Carlos Rivera” @JeffreyVParise
GREY’S ANATOMY @GreysABC set visit and casual interview opportunity with cast member of 5 seasons, Jessica Capshaw (“Dr. Arizona Robbins” / @JessicaCapshaw) will be our guide on a tour of one of the sets, pointing out where some of the show’s most well-known scenes took place. I will also have the opportunity to chat with select cast (TBA pending the Production schedule) and Sarah Drew (“Dr. April Kepner” / @SarahDrewGreys) in particular is definitely planning to attend!
Then it will be time to depart The Prospect Studios for the Walt Disney Animation Studios for Cocktails & Mingling with the Moms of ABC on the terrace of the Walt Disney Animation Studios building. Will have the unique opportunity to mix, mingle, take pictures and ask questions with actresses who are real-life moms or maybe just play one on TV.
These are the actresses are scheduled to attend:
- Wendi McLendon-Covey of THE GOLDBERGS @wendimcclendonco
- Amanda Fuller of LAST MAN STANDING @amandafuller27
- Ming-Na Wen of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. @MingNa
- Patricia Heaton of THE MIDDLE @PatriciaHeaton
- Frankie Shaw of MIXOLOGY
- Alexis Carra of MIXOLOGY @alexiscarra
- Toks Olagundoye of THE NEIGHBORS @ToksOlagundoye
- Jami Gertz of THE NEIGHBORS
- Frances Fisher of RESURRECTION @Frances_Fisher
- Malin Akerman of TROPHY WIFE @MalinAkerman
Follow on twitter using the hashtags #ABCTVEvent and #Resurrection. RESURRECTION @Resurrection screening of the 2nd episode, “Unearth” followed by a 10-15 minute Q&A with Executive Producers Tara Butters @breadandbutters and Michele Fazekas.
Thursday, March 13th
We will spend most of the morning at the Warner Bros. Studios Ranch where we will do a set visit, screening, and Q&A of The Middle @TheMiddle_ABC.
- First, enjoy a preview screening of the March 26 episode, “The Walk,” in which Frankie & Mike discover that they are more fun & charming with other people than with each other, Sue ends up with multiple dates to the prom, and Brick asks Axl to help him prepare an “outside the box” book report
- Next, participate in a 10-15 minute Q&A with Executive Producers and Show Creators Eileen Heisler @EileenHeisler & DeAnn Heline @DeAnnHeline
Take pictures on the set and do a meet and greet briefly with available cast members.
- Charlie McDermott “Axl” @charliemcdrmott
- Eden Sher “Sue” @edensher
- Atticus Shaffer “Brick” @AtticusShaffer2