Tune in for #ABCFamily’s Holidaze #25DaysofChristmas Movie Starring Cameron Mathison and Find out What He Wants for Christmas #Interview

reblogged from RCR article found here

In case you’ve missed it, hunky, sometimes shirtless, Cameron Mathison, aka Ryan Lavery from All My Children to millions of fans, is starring in the new ABC Family movie “Holidaze” with Jennie Garth tonight. We talked to Cameron about his role, love, Jennie and what he wants for Christmas… so be sure to tell Santa when you see him in the mall that you know what he wants, and he’s been “nice.”

About Holidaze

Jennie Garth (“Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Dancing with the Stars”) and Cameron Mathison (“Dancing with the Stars,” “All My Children,” “Good Morning America”) prove you can go home again, in the all new ABC Family original movie “Holidaze,” premiering Sunday, December 8 (8:00 – 10:00pm ET/PT). The movie airs as part of ABC Family’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming event. Mary Kay Place (“The Big Chill,” “The West Wing,” “Big Love”) also stars.

Tune in tonight on ABC Family at 8 PM – or DVR it… Don’t Miss “Holidaze”

Our Interview with Cameron

The morning we interviewed Cameron, he was on “elf” duty for ABC’s Good Morning America, delivering a new car to a deserving winner of their “Great Car Giveaway” and like many of us out there – we cried seeing the joy that was on the mom-to-be’s face and how truly authentic and happy Cameron was to be the one to give it to her. Which is the best thing we got from our interview, Cameron is a super awesome family man and a versatile actor.

This movie sounds like it could be a new twist to “Groundhog Day” for Christmas where a twist of fate could change how the love of your life remains in your world or not.

Cameron tells us he enjoyed exploring being a character that has a childhood sweetheart and the nuances that it brings including butting heads. He told us he had a high school teacher who would do exercises where you would put yourself in an alternate universe and think about the “what if’s” but it isn’t one of the things that he spends time thinking about, he’s very happy in the life he has “for real.”

Why this movie?

Cameron’s a big Jennie Garth fan and was excited to be working with her on this movie. He liked his character
“Carter” as he is a “good guy” with values and knows what he wants in life. His character likes living in a small town and so does Cameron, although he lives in LA, it’s more LA County being he’s lives in a smaller community in the mountains that surround LA.

Cameron also tells us that  he likes how the underlying theme of this movie is about how society and life in general pull you into a fast pace, pushing you to get a better job and climb the corporate ladder and how his character is the polar opposite, one that values community, is grounded and connected to those around him.

Personally speaking, Cameron likes the contrast. He prefers to focus on balance in his life and getting to more meaningful aspects of life – getting off the freeway and slowing down.

Favorite Holiday

Cameron’s favorite holiday is Christmas, he tells us that his family loves to decorate their home and it is part of the traditions they have created from Thanksgiving dinners to ice skating to reading the kids their favorite stories. He tells us they are The Happy Prince, The Gift of the Magi and The Night Before Christmas.

…with that said, he tells us his favorite part of Christmas is their tradition of spending time together as a family and opening presents (from youngest to oldest) and seeing his children’s excitement to see what Santa has brought them.

What Can Santa Bring Cameron for Christmas?

That’s easy – it rolled off his tongue like he wrote a “dear Santa” letter and sent it off the week before… a wireless power drill. Tweet to Cameron about this interview and how much you hope he gets what he wants for Christmas. Here’s his twitter link: https://twitter.com/CameronMathison

Cameron – we hope you get what you want for Christmas!

About Holidaze

Celebrate the Holidaze with a new ABC Family Original movie! Holidaze stars Jennie Garth (90210, What I Like about You) as Melody, a successful and adventurous business woman who begrudgingly returns to her hometown for work. While there she takes a tumble and wakes up in an alternate reality where she never left town and married her childhood sweetheart, Carter McClure, played by Cameron Mathison (All My Children, Good Morning America). Could this experience change Melody’s decision to leave home? Watch Holidaze, during ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas, on Sunday, December 8th at 8pm ET/PT.

Fans can get more information online at:
http://abcfamily.com/25days 
Facebook.com/25DaysofChristmas 
Twitter.com/ABCF25Days 
Twitter hashtag: #25DaysofChristmas

Interview with Andy Garcia for the Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie: Christmas in Conway #Trailer #Song #ABC #HallmarkHOF #Sweepstakes #ChristmasInConway

Repost from the RCR Article Christmas in Conway’s Andy Garcia Will Grab Your Heart and Make this Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie a Classic 

We spoke with Andy Garcia after viewing a screener of Christmas in Conway, where he plays the husband, Duncan Mayor to Mary Louise Parker’s character, Suzy, who is the love of his life. The movie is an emotionally charged one where Garcia plays a hard-working, determined man who says little to those around him, all with a mission in mind for his wife, one last grand gesture that shows his love for her. Don’t miss the trailers below and the original song that is performed by Andy for the movie!

Mark your Calendar

The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Christmas in Conway, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013 (9:00-11:00p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Our Interview with Andy… and he sings (below)

We all know Andy as an Oscar®, Emmy® and multiple Golden Globe® award nominee for movies like The Godfather Part III and For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story but he’s genuinely an artist as he shares why he made this film.

We asked Andy what drew him to this project? He told us that he was struck by the idea of this romantic notion where a couple would be in this place in their lives, at the end of her life (his wife), and his character challenges himself to get it done, the final gesture was beautiful.

When asked how he got into character for this role, he told us there were no tricks, it’s the craft, you have to live truthfully in this imaginary place created for you to tell the story.

Working with Mary-Louise Parker: Andy tells us that she was magnificent to work with. They shot the movie in 20 days and didn’t have a lot of prep-time and their relationship was very spontaneous in that they felt a kinship. Andy tells us there wasn’t much time to establish the bond they had to portray in the movie but from the moment he brings her home, walking her in the house in the opening scene, they showed up and executed.

Working with Cherie Oteri: Andy said when he heard she would be int he film he was excited because he knew she could bring levity to the role she was cast in and was very fun to work with.

Behind the Scenes

Christmas in Conway  © 2013 HALLMARK/American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

Christmas in Conway
© 2013 HALLMARK/American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

We asked Andy what he liked about his character, Duncan Mayor? He told us that being a family man himself, being married for 35 years, helped him prepare for the role as he tells us that you will do for the person that is the greatest love of your life what you have to, especially if you are about to lose them.

His character feels the pain and suffering but doesn’t show it to his wife, everyone sees it, but she sees his love and enjoyment of her company. His character doesn’t want help, or want to ask for help, he wants to do everything for his wife.

Andy tells us that on set they were focused at the task at hand even though there were times where they laughed a lot there was a great ease and enjoyment in making the film, even though they had to make it look like winter while suffering the humidity and heat of a North Carolina summer. The people in the town they shot this movie in were very hospitable.

Andy Sings!

Christmas In Conway End Credits Theme Song performed by the movie’s own Andy Garcia.

Christmas In Conway (End Credits)

  • Performed by Andy Garcia
  • Lyrics by Andy Garcia
  • Music by Arturo Sandoval and Andy Garcia
  • Arrangement by Arturo Sandoval
  • Arturo Music Company ASCAP (Andy Garcia)
  • Sandoval Enterprises of America ASCAP ( Arturo Sandoval)

Sweepstakes

Between now and December 1st, you can enter the Hallmark Hall of Fame Sweepstakes for this movie.

  • Grand Prize Winner will receive a Christmas in ConwayTwig Reindeer and a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD ofChristmas in Conway
  • Second Place Winners will receive a Christmas in Conwayt-shirt and a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD of Christmas in Conway
  • Runners-Up will receive a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD ofChristmas in Conway.

Online entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/1/13 for Grand prize and received by 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/15/13 for remaining prizes (Second Place and Runners-Up). Limit one entry per person/per day.

CHRISTMAS IN CONWAY Social Networks

Airs on DEC 1 @ 9|8c on ABC follow the movie socially with #ChristmasInConway @MLP_Central @TheMandyMoore @cherioteri
Christmas in Conway is directed by John Kent Harrison (What the Deaf Man Heard, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler). The script is by Stephen P. Lindsey (Hachi: A Dog’s Tale) and Luis Ugaz. Hawk Koch (Source Code, Gorky Park) and Brent Shields (The Magic of Ordinary Days, Remember Sunday) are executive producers. It is produced by Andrew Gottlieb (Have a Little Faith,Christmas with Holly). It is from Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions.

Get Out The Tissues and Your BFF for Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Remember Sunday” on ABC

Reblogged from The Red Carpet Report

Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report got to interview Alexis Bledel (“Gilmore Girls,” “Mad Men”) and Zachary Levi (“Chuck,” “Thor: The Dark World”) about their new Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Remember Sunday” premiering Sunday, April 21, 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC.

Click PLAY to watch the interview as we had a great time talking to these two and because we’re not about spoilers here at RCR – we’re just going to say – have a box of tissues next to you. It’s a lovely story and a new classic love story.

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Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "Remember Sunday" premiering Sunday, April 21, 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC

Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Remember Sunday” premiering Sunday, April 21, 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC

“Remember Sunday” Synopsis
A lonely, down-on-her-luck waitress meets a handsome, quirky jewelry store clerk and thinks that maybe, finally, she’s met Mr. Right. The more Molly (Alexis Bledel) gets to know Gus (Zachary Levi), the more she’s intrigued by him. But she’s also mystified. Gus is absent-minded, preoccupied. Is he hiding something? The short answer is: yes. He’s reluctant to share with her that since suffering a brain aneurysm, he’s totally lost his short-term memory. Every day is a brand new day, his life starts anew. Every day he sees Molly he’s not able to connect the dots and recognize just how, exactly, she fits into his life. But there’s something about this beautiful, sensitive, funny woman that makes Gus fall in love with her all over again, day after day.

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Jeff Bleckner directs “Remember Sunday,” which was filmed on location in New Orleans. This is Bleckner’s fourth Hallmark Hall of Fame project. The others are “The Russell Girl,” “Loving Leah” and “Beyond the Blackboard.” The teleplay is from Emmy Award (“Bill”) and Academy Award (“Rain Man”) winner Barry Morrow. The story is by Michael Kase, associate producer of “Transformers: Dark of the  Moon,” and co-producer of the upcoming Michael Bay feature, “Pain & Gain.”

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Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "Remember Sunday" premiering Sunday, April 21, 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC

Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Remember Sunday” premiering Sunday, April 21, 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC

Photo Credit: Hallmark Hall of Fame

LAFF2012 Middle of Nowhere Red Carpet Event

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Middle of Nowhere Red Carpet Event at Los Angeles Film Festival

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Stephanie Garrett, were invited to come out to the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Screening and Red Carpet for Ava DuVernay’s “Middle of Nowhere.” Middle of Nowhere was also a 2012 Official Sundance Selection and winner of the Directing Award in the Dramatic Competition. This was 1 of only 4 gala screening events this year at the festival and the house was packed at LA Live’s Regal Cinemas 800-seat auditorium. The movie will be released to the general public in October 2012.

About Middle of Nowhere
Ava DuVernay’s elegant and emotionally inspiring debut portrays the universal dilemma of how a woman maintains herself as she commits to loving and supporting someone through hardship. Featuring luminous performances by a cast of rising stars led by Emayatzy Corinealdi and Omari Hardwick, Middle of Nowhere infuses gravity and grace into the prison tale and marks the arrival of an important new directorial talent. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MiddleofNowhereMovie.

Watch all of our video interviews on YouTube from this event

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Sean Fitzgerald, Bradford Anderson at the Cupid and Eros Web Series Wrap/Launch Party

Mingle Media TV was invited to come out and cover the Cupid and Eros Wrap Party. The Cupid and Eros web series is about the adventures of Cupid (yes, that cupid) and his best friend Eros. A series about life, love, and godly intervention. Follow the adventures of Love Gods Cupid and Eros as they try to figure out what this thing they create really means and how to find it form themselves when a heart tipped arrow just doesn?t seem to do the trick. Watch the series on Mingle Media TV Network at http://www.minglemediatv.com/CupidandErosWebSer ies.html where you can also see Cupid’s Vlog and webcasts from Eros. There’s even a clip from Olympus Muse (think American Idol). More info on this series can be found at http://www.cupidanderos.com

Vicky Chan, Emily Adams at the Cupid and Eros Web Series Wrap/Launch Party

Mingle Media TV was invited to come out and cover the Cupid and Eros Wrap Party. The Cupid and Eros web series is about the adventures of Cupid (yes, that cupid) and his best friend Eros. A series about life, love, and godly intervention. Follow the adventures of Love Gods Cupid and Eros as they try to figure out what this thing they create really means and how to find it form themselves when a heart tipped arrow just doesn?t seem to do the trick. Watch the series on Mingle Media TV Network at http://www.minglemediatv.com/CupidandErosWebSer ies.html where you can also see Cupid’s Vlog and webcasts from Eros. There’s even a clip from Olympus Muse (think American Idol). More info on this series can be found at http://www.cupidanderos.com

Bradford Anderson at the Cupid and Eros Web Series Wrap/Launch Party

Mingle Media TV was invited to come out and cover the Cupid and Eros Wrap Party. The Cupid and Eros web series is about the adventures of Cupid (yes, that cupid) and his best friend Eros. A series about life, love, and godly intervention. Follow the adventures of Love Gods Cupid and Eros as they try to figure out what this thing they create really means and how to find it form themselves when a heart tipped arrow just doesn?t seem to do the trick. Watch the series on Mingle Media TV Network at http://www.minglemediatv.com/CupidandErosWebSer ies.html where you can also see Cupid’s Vlog and webcasts from Eros. There’s even a clip from Olympus Muse (think American Idol). More info on this series can be found at http://www.cupidanderos.com