Don’t Miss Tonight’s Premiere of Season 2: “Bates Motel” & New Series “Those Who Kill”

this article is reblogged from the RCR article posted here

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host Paige Sullivan were invited to cover A&E’s Premiere Party for A&E’s Season Two of “Bates Motel” and the Series Premiere of “Those Who Kill” at Warwick, Hollywood.

This article is a combination of videos and info for both Bates Motel and Those Who Kill. Everything you need to know for tonight’s premieres!

The night of the premiere party was a rainy, windy one, feeling like the set of “Bates Motel” and even though the weather did not cooperate, we still were able to speak with Nestor Carbonell, Sheriff Alex Romero on Bates Motel and Kerry Ehrin, a writer on Bates Motel about Season 2 and what to expect. Watch their interviews on our YouTube channel or below.

Those Who Kill and Bates Motel Premiere Party

Those Who Kill and Bates Motel Premiere Party

Season 2 of the hit series Bates Motel and Those Who Kill premieres on March 3rd on A&E TV… Plus a New Show Called Bates Motel:After Hours

Get Social with Bates Motel

Bates Motel Season II

What’s the Plot Line for Season 2?

In season two of “Bates Motel,” we find Norman (Freddie Highmore) fixated on Miss Watson’s death and meet Norma’s brother, which opens up more of the mystery of her past. Then there’s  Dylan, (Max Thieriot), who gets in deeper into the drug war with Bradley (Nicola Peltz), looking for her father’s killer and then there’s our favorite sheriff, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) as he’s involved in everything that’s going on in White Pine Bay.

Here’s the Season 2 Bates Motel Premiere Trailer – Watch Tonight at 9 PM ET/PT

BatesMotel.com and a Flashlight App

Season 2 of A&E’s “Bates Motel” brings some cool new “companion” content with it. Click to visit BatesMotel.com, an interactive site that might keep you up at night with its inside look at the motel which requires you to use the “flashlight” to see where you’re going. You can also chat via a chat room about this authentic replication of the set of the show from TVGla, the agency that created the site. What will you find as you work your way through each room? Clues of course, and links to more info on what’s happening in the series. Watch this clip to see how it works then head over to BatesMotel.com to try it out before tonight’s premiere!

Interviews

Watch our interviews with Bruce Davison,  James D’arcy,  Omid AbtahiNestor Carbonell Kerry O’MalleyKerry Ehrin, from the Premiere Party… or scroll down to watch previous interviews with the cast and crew from Season I of Bates Motel.

Bates Motel: After Hours – Special After the Premiere

Tonight following the Season 2 Premiere of “Bates Motel” and Series Premiere of “Those Who Kill”, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin along with Bates Hotel series stars Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore will be on hand to talk about the new season on the special half hour show:  “Bates Motel: After Hours.” Fans are encouraged to Facebook, Tweet or Instagram their questions using #BatesMotel to get answers to their burning questions. We love the companion show hosted by Chris Hardwick on AMC for Walking Dead (his show “Talking Dead” is a great way to talk about what just happened in that episode – so we wonder if they will do this for Bates Motel?)… Hope so.

Bates Motel After Hours

Here’s a sneak peek at Monday’s After Hours set! Tweet/Facebook/Instagram your questions for the cast now using #BatesMotel. Bates Motel After Hours will air at 11/10c tonight on A&E!

Those Who Kill Series Premiere

“Those Who Kill” follows newly promoted Pittsburgh homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny), and Thomas Schaeffer (James D’Arcy), a forensic psychologist whom she turns to for help to track down serial killers as she looks for answers in the disappearance of her brother.

At the premiere, we also got to speak with Bruce Davison, her step-father, James D’arcy, forensic psychologist, Omid Abtahi, a fellow detective, and Kerry O’Malley, the coroner in the show. Watch their interviews on our YouTube Channel or above.

Those Who Kill on A&E

Here’s the Series Premiere Trailer

What is the Series “Those Who Kill” About?

It’s a new A&E drama about serial killers, which take a very special set of skills by law enforcement to track down and catch the killer, this is something that Pittsburgh homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny) is skilled at and driven by as it seems that she knows and understands the killer’s dark side and the fantasies that plague him.

Get Social with “Those Who Kill”

More Bates Motel Fan Fodder

We’ve talked with the cast and crew from “Bates Motel” at two previous times during Season 1 and have included the interviews below.

Bates Motel: Reimagining a Cinema Icon #PaleyCenter

A&E Network’s “Bates Motel” Premiere Season 1 Cast Interviews

Have Questions for Bates Motel or Those Who Kill Stars?

Don’t forget to tweet them or go on their Facebook pages to ask. Or post your favorite character and what you hope to see this season on our site, Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to share this article with your friends so they can be in the know about these two awesome shows!

Photos Courtesy A&E Network

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.

Disney Pixar’s 1st TV Special: Toy Story of TERROR! premieres Wednesday, October 16 on ABC

Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story of TERROR! premieres Wednesday, October 16 at 8|7c only on ABC

Excerpt from the Red Carpet Report article by special correspondent Lance Trachtenberg:

Returning to their roles as Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Joan Cusack lead the cast of immediately recognizable toys come to life characterizations made famous in the 1995 globally popular film ‘Toy Story’ and its subsequent sequels (‘Toy Story 2′, 1999; and ‘Toy Story 3′, 2010) in ‘Toy Story Of Terror’, a new adventure that finds these beloved characters up against all new adeversaries during a frightful roadside motel stopover with new owner Bonnie (introduced to audiences in ‘Toy Story 3′). Vociferous vegetable Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles), cringing dinosaur Rex (Wallace Shawn) and omniscient porcupine Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) ride shotgun with Woody, Buzz and Jessie this time out as the six strong gang of animate toys take on a particularly troublesome new villain while running into a few more new and old friends along the way.

Toy-Story-of-Terror

Meet Dusty, He Dreams of Being a High Flying Air Racer in Disney’s New 3D Animation “Planes”

Meet "Dusty" of Disney's Planes

Meet “Dusty” of Disney’s Planes

Coming this Summer:August 9, 2013

  • Voice Cast: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra, Gabriel Iglesias, Roger Craig Smith, Colin Cowherd, Sinbad, Oliver Kalkofe, Brent Musburger, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer
  • Director: Klay Hall
  • Producer: Traci Balthazor-Flynn
  • From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013.

    “John Carter” Fans can Tune in LIVE at Noon PST Today on Google Talk for Director Andrew Stanton

    “Like” JOHN CARTER on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JohnCarterMovie and visit the official site: http://www.disney.com/johncarter

    New “John Carter” Video: Get to know more in this Exclusive 10 minute Excerpt

    In Theaters March 9. Get tickets: http://di.sn/ly
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/JohnCarterMovie
    Official Site: http://disney.com/JohnCarter
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/JohnCarter

    John Carter - Exclusive Ten Minute Scene

    From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

    John Carter - in theaters March 9th

    John Carter - in theaters March 9th

    Eddie Murphy Confirmed to Host the 84th Academy Awards

    Eddie Murphy

    Eddie Murphy

    I’ve always loved Eddie Murphy – through good and bad. From Saturday Night Live to his many movies from Beverly Hills Cop, 24 Hrs, Nutty Professor, stand-up comedy, music and to his upcoming movie Tower Heist.

    From music to standup to action, Eddie has entertained us on TV, movies and live on stage and got a 2006 Oscar nomination for “Dreamgirls” for a supporting actor role (see clip below).

    We’re excited to see what he brings to the 84th Academy Awards show.

     

    … from the official press release: Murphy began his career at the age of 15 as a stand-up comedian. In 1980, at the age of 19, he joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” becoming the show’s youngest cast member to that point, and bringing to life many of the show’s most memorable  characters. His 1983 album “Eddie Murphy: Comedian” won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. It included portions of his groundbreaking HBO special “Eddie Murphy Delirious.”  In 1987, “Eddie Murphy Raw” was theatrically released and went on to gross over $50 million. Murphy made his feature film debut in 1982 with the classic “48 Hrs.” and would go on to star in such box-office hits as “Beverly Hills Cop” and the “The Nutty Professor” and “Shrek” franchises. All told, movies in which he has performed have earned in excess of $7 billion worldwide during their theatrical releases.

     

    Save the date

    Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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    John Carter Romances the Hero in All of Us

    John Carter It’s been almost 100 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs created the character John Carter and the story “A Princess of Mars” which has lived through time as a truly transmedia tale from novels to comic books, artwork to animation, TV and now Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton and Walt Disney Pictures bring “John Carter” to life on the silver screen.

    This story follows a former military captain, John Carter (played by Taylor Kitsch), who is sick of war, but then finds himself transported to a different world, set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter finds this new world on the brink of collapse, and during all of the chaos around him, he rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

    Like the other movies that Stanton has been part of, Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E (winner of an Academy Award and Golden Globe), and “Finding Nemo” (Academy Award winner), they follow characters who are “out of their element” and face challenges both good and bad during their journey.

    “John Carter” is an epic adventure, filled with action, romance and political intrigue with an impressive cast led by Taylor Kitsch (NBC’S “Friday Night Lights”, “X‐Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, Lynn Collins (“50 First Dates,” “X‐Men Origins: Wolverine”) as the warrior princess Dejah Thoris and Oscar® nominee Willem Dafoe (“Spider‐Man,” “Shadow of the Vampire”) as Martian inhabitant Tars Tarkas.

    Here are some interesting factoids about “John Carter”

    • Famous for Tarzan: Edgar Rice Burroughs, born in Chicago and is well-known for writing and creating Tarzan—still one of the most successful and iconic fictional creations of all time.
    • “John Carter” is based on Burroughs’ first novel, “A Princess of Mars.”
    • Academy Award®–winning director/writer Andrew Stanton was one of the four screenwriters to receive an Oscar nomination in 1996 for his contribution to “Toy Story,” and went on to receive credit as a screenwriter on subsequent Pixar films “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” and “Monsters, Inc.”
    • Production Designer Nathan Crowley was Oscar®- nominated for both “Dark Knight” and “The Prestige,” and Costume Designer Mayes Rubeo’s work is showcased in “Avatar” and “Apocalypto.”
    • Pulitzer Prize winner, Michael Chabon, is a co-writer on the screenplay.
    • Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino who has worked on Disney•Pixar films “Up” (Oscar® winner, Best Original Score; BAFTA winner, Best Music; Golden Globe® winner, Best Original Score for a Motion Picture; GRAMMY® Award winner, Best Score Soundtrack Album), “Ratatouille” (GRAMMY Award winner, Best Score Soundtrack Album; Annie Award winner, Best Music in an Animated Feature Production; Oscar nomination, Best Original Score) and “The Incredibles” (Annie Award winner, Best Music in an Animated Feature Production; GRAMMY nomination, Best Score Soundtrack Album).

    Website and Mobile site: JohnCarterArrives.com
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    Release Date: March 9, 2012

    Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, with Thomas Haden Church and Willem Dafoe
    Director: Andrew Stanton
    Producers: Jim Morris, Colin Wilson, Lindsey Collins
    Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton & Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon (credit not final)
    Based on the story: “A Princess of Mars” by: Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Brave – a new Animated Action Adventure Comedy from Disney Pixar

    Meet Merida from Disney Pixar's Brave

    Meet Merida from Disney Pixar's Brave

    We received notice of this new animated feature coming (next summer) from Disney-Pixar and thought we’d share it with you. First, because it features the character “Merida” who is a skilled archer and daughter of the King and second because it looks like another one of those animated films that remind you of childhood and living vicariously through the characters of the stories your parents read to you at night. Here’s a sneak peek…

    More about BRAVE:

    Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

    Disney Pixar's Brave

    Disney Pixar's Brave

    Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

    Directed by Mark Andrews (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “John Carter”) and Brenda Chapman (“The Lion King,” “Prince of Egypt”), and produced by Katherine Sarafian (“Lifted,” “The Incredibles”), “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

    Voice Talent:                 Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane

    Directors:                      Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

    Producer:                      Katherine Sarafian

    Like BRAVE on Facebook: facebook.com/PixarBrave

    Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/disneypixar

    BRAVE hits theatres everywhere in Disney Digital 3D on June 22, 2012!

    Jeff Kanew, Director, at the World Premiere of the New Web Series: Cursed

    Mingle Media TV and and host, Kristyn Burtt, covered the world premiere launch party of the new Cursed Web Series starring James Black, John Wesley, Alex Skinner and Yuri Brown and directed by Jeff Kanew at the Tiato Restaurant in Santa Monica. Cursed is the story of an angel incarnate who struggles to reach atonement in an earthly life…a single mom who tries to complete a mission to kill the last cartel leader in an effort to prove her goodness. In her good vs. bad journey she tries to balance a heart for her loved ones with her desire to ascend. Follow this webseries online at Mingle Media TV http://www.minglemediatv.com/CursedWebSeries.html Be a fan of Cursed on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cursed/118063521584693 Learn more about the cast and crew here: http://angelontherise.blogspot.com/