Season 3 of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” Debuts Friday Plus New Online Game #DisneyJunior

reposted from the RCR article

Season 3 of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” will debut this Friday, January 3, featuring guest stars Jack McBrayer and Josh Duhamel

The new season will have new characters including pirate ghosts, mummies and robots, and special super powers and  gadgets for Jake and his crew, including Jake’s Mega-Mecha Sword, a robot suit and an invisibility ring that will help the gang outwit their new adversaries.

Special Guests Include Jack McBrayer, Mark Hamill, Carl Reiner, Rico Rodriguez, Estelle Harris and Jo Frost

JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES - "Never Land Rescue" - When Never Land begins to disappear, Jake must go on his most heroic mission ever to save the magical Forever Tree, the source of magic throughout all of Never Land. Guiding Jake on his quest is Tinker Bell, who makes her first-ever appearance in the series. This episode of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" airs Sunday, September 29 (6:00 PM - 6:55 PM ET/PT), on Disney Junior. (DISNEY JUNIOR) CAPTAIN HOOK, TINKER BELL, JAKE, PETER PAN

JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES  (Photo credit: DISNEY JUNIOR) CAPTAIN HOOK, TINKER BELL, JAKE, PETER PAN

Season 3 will also include action-packed extended length episodes and a revamped rock and roll-style theme song performed by Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band.

New episodes will air every Friday in January and February, culminating with the premiere of a special extended episode on Friday, February 28, featuring three 11-minute stories that pit Jake against Hook in an ultimate showdown!

Plus There’s a New Game for Kids too!

Beginning Friday, January 31, DisneyJunior.com/Jake will debut the new game, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Super Pirate,” where players can take on the role of Jake as he attempts to retrieve the Mega-Mecha Sword that Captain Hook has stolen and each Friday through February 28, kids are invited to unlock a new game level.

Don’t forget… “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” airs daily on Disney Junior and Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7!

About Jake and the Never Land Pirates

The series stars Cameron Boyce as Jake; Madison Pettis as Izzy; Jonathan Morgan Heit as Cubby; David Arquette as Skully; Corey Burton as Captain Hook; Jeff Bennett as Mr. Smee and Bones and Loren Hoskins as Sharky. Rob LaDuca is executive producer, Mark Seidenberg is producer/story editor and Howy Parkins is director, all of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.”  The series is produced by Disney Television Animation.

Switched At Birth Fans Get the Scoop on the New Season, Watch the Marathon and Share Your Favorite Interview

BLAIR REDFORD, VANESSA MARANO

SWITCHED AT BIRTH – “Mother and Child Divided” – While Regina has been away at rehab, Daphne has grown closer to the Kennish family, spending her days at their country club and spending her nights in their guest room. This new family dynamic does not sit well with Regina, who unexpectedly returns home early in hopes of spending more time with Daphne. The summer premiere of Peabody Award-winning “Switched at Birth” airs Monday, June 10 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family. (ABC FAMILY/Eric McCandless)
BLAIR REDFORD, VANESSA MARANO

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Ashley Bornancin, were invited to come out to the set of Switched at Birth and talk with cast and crew in anticipation of their season premiere on Monday June 10th. Fans can watch or catch up on episodes with the “Switched At Birth” marathon airing Monday, June 10, starting At 2:00PM ET/PT then see the new seasons episode premiering at 8 PM with Regina returning from rehab.

Watch our On Set Interviews

We spoke to Vanessa Marano, Ryan Lane, Lucas Grabeel, Katie Leclerc, Blair Redford and Cassi Thomson from ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. Watch them on YouTube. Who’s your favorite? Tell us in the comments.

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In the premiere episode, Regina returns from rehab and tries to transition back to life at the Kennish house, in the summer premiere of “Switched at Birth,” airing Monday, June 10 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family. The premiere follows a “Switched at Birth” marathon, starting at 2:00PM ET/PT.

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About Switched at Birth
“Switched at Birth” is executive-produced by Lizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush”), Paul Stupin (“Make It or Break It”), Becky Hartman Edwards (“Parenthood”) and John Ziffren (“Melissa & Joey,” “Make It or Break It”). The series stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez; Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”) as Bay Kennish; Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) as Regina Vasquez; D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”) as John Kennish; Lea Thompson (“Back to the Future,” “Caroline in the City”) as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”) as Toby Kennish; Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe; and Gilles Marini (“Brothers and Sisters”) as Angelo Sorrento, with guest star Marlee Matlin (“The West Wing”). The groundbreaking drama was recently honored with a Peabody Award.

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Where are Women are Finding Success Directing Films? Infographic with Latest Stats

We all know that women do not dominate in the area of female directors, but did you know that there have only been fours (4) who have been nominated for an Oscar in 85 years?

Women in Film

Check out this infographic from Fandor, an online streaming movie service with a global library of independent films. The infographic offers up-to-date statistics including the recent (and relative) success in independent film for female directors.

Fandor Womens Directors Infographic

Fandor Womens Directors Infographic

Hey Gravity Fallers! Tune in to Disney Channel for the Premiere Tomorrow w/ Lance Bass on Boyz Crazy!

“Gravity Falls” Premieres on FRIDAY, APRIL 19 (9:00 – 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the Disney Channel

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GRAVITY FALLS – “Boyz Crazy” – When Mabel discovers that her favorite boy band is actually a bunch of imprisoned clones, she sets them free, only to decide on keeping them for herself. Meanwhile, Dipper is convinced that Robbie plans to brainwash Wendy with a secret message hidden inside one of his songs, in a new episode of “Gravity Falls,” premiering FRIDAY, APRIL 19 (9:00 – 9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

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GRAVITY FALLS - "Boyz Crazy" Photo credit ©DISNEY CHANNEL

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HBO’s “The Newsroom” Panel and Season II Preview from 2013 #PaleyFest

PaleyFest: The cast of “The Newsroom” Teases Season 2

By Ashley Bornancin, RCR Host and Contributing Editor

Reblogged from the Red Carpet Report  

PaleyFest continued Sunday night showcasing the cast of HBO’s “The Newsroom,” Aaron Sorkin’s latest work, at the Saban Theater for a 10 minute teasing clip of the season premiere followed by a question and answer panel from Aaron and the rest of the cast, moderated by CNN’s Piers Morgan.

Tease of the Season 2 Premiere

The premiere picks up right where it left off from Will being under investigation after calling The Tea Party the “American Taliban,” and he is now preparing for a deposition. Meanwhile, ACN has to deal with fact-checking errors and executive producer Mackenzie McHale (played by Emily Mortimer) smoothly solves the issue from a quick phone-recorded voice over. (I’ve never seen this done in a real newsroom- a recording over the phone would not sound as smooth and crisp as they made it to be, but hey, it’s movie magic.)

The 10 minute clip continued with the team dealing with switchboard failure and anchor Will McAvoy being completely unaware, jamming out to Rebecca Black.

From the teaser alone, Aaron is bringing “The Newsroom” back for season 2 with just the right amount of anticipation to keep you on the edge of your chairs, adding a bit more of a comedic element.

The Q. & A. Panel

The cast took the stage for the questionnaire led by Big Foot’s favorite fan, Dev Patel, along with Olivia Munn dressed classy in a long-sleeve somewhat revealing white dress and Allison Pill with bouncy girls and a fun t-shirt and skirt.

Piers opened up the night by deeming “The Newsroom” as “incredibly realistic,” stating that Sorkin “hit the nail on the head,” which is quite a compliment coming from someone who has worked in the industry for years.

(L-R) Photo of Jeff Daniels, Michael Lombardo (President, HBO Programming), Aaron Sorkin and Piers Morgan, courtesy of Samsung Galaxy, during the Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest honoring The Newsroom, at the Saban Theatre, Sunday March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. © Kevin Parry for Paley Center for Media.

(L-R) Photo of Jeff Daniels, Michael Lombardo (President, HBO Programming), Aaron Sorkin and Piers Morgan, courtesy of Samsung Galaxy, during the Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest honoring The Newsroom, at the Saban Theatre, Sunday March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. © Kevin Parry for Paley Center for Media.

Sorkin’s Writing

Daniels starts out the night by telling Piers that Sorkin “writes for actors” and produces “scenes you get to play and get your teeth into.” While the entire cast laughed about being able to improvise, Olivia Munn (“Sloan Sabbith”) admitted that Aaron’s ideas are always the ones that work best, and Daniels said they memorize the scripts “word for word.”

Real News Meets Historical Fiction

Sorkin admits that he wanted to create “historical fiction” within real news, and will continue to move forward in recent past events- that includes the elections, Trayvon Martin case, and he is still debating on covering the Connecticut shootings and Sandy Hook. Sorkin said they were very sensitive subjects and wouldn’t cover a story if it would minimize the actual event. Though, Piers encouraged covering Sandy, stating that he doesn’t see how the show could get away with not covering it.

Photo of Olivia Munn, courtesy of Samsung Galaxy, during the Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest honoring The Newsroom, at the Saban Theatre, Sunday March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. © Kevin Parry for Paley Center for Media.

Photo of Olivia Munn, courtesy of Samsung Galaxy, during the Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest honoring The Newsroom, at the Saban Theatre, Sunday March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. © Kevin Parry for Paley Center for Media.

Olivia Munn’s Opinions on Journalists and Sexy Vs. Smart

Olivia Munn was the only one who strongly expressed her views on journalism, majoring in broadcast journalism herself and working in the industry for a short stint. Munn said she didn’t believe that celebrity coverage was “real journalism” and didn’t think it was appropriate that “journalists make themselves too much a part of the story” and thinks opinions need to be left out of stories. She then looked over to Piers and said that she didn’t want to see “Piers Morgan” or “Diane Sawyer” on the red carpet, just on the news.

Munn later explained that women always have to deal with being sexy or smart, and that she wanted her character to represent both. Munn said she “didn’t want Sloan to flaunt her sexuality- but also not apologize for it.” And questioned why women have to “compartmentalize these qualities.

The Cast Really Enjoys Working With Each Other

Although John Gallagher Jr. (who plays “Jim Harper”) didn’t have much to say throughout the night, he was not quiet about his admiration for Sam Waterston (who plays “Charlie Skinner”) stating that working with Sam was like “getting a Ph.D. in acting,” saying, “Sam has routinely prove to be a master of subtlety and honesty.”

Meanwhile, Waterston credited Daniels, saying “We are all good, because Jeff is won-der-ful.”

What We Can Be Expecting

Sorkin told the audience that if they like “Sloan and Don” they will like Season 2. He also stated that eventually viewers are going to get sick of the cat-and-mouse game between Will and Mackenzie, and that the show will not go down if the two eventually get together.

For all those who haven’t given “The Newsroom” a shot:

One thing’s for sure, Sorkin said he is not concerned with the number of viewers watching the show, and more concerned with the current viewers continuing to like it. And feel like bashing Daniels? He doesn’t read reviews anyway!

Photo of Piers Morgan, far right, and Michael Lombardo (President, HBO Programming), second from right, with cast and creative team of The Newsroom,  courtesy of Samsung Galaxy, during the Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest honoring The Newsroom, at the Saban Theatre, Sunday March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. © Kevin Parry for Paley Center for Media.

Photo of Piers Morgan, far right, and Michael Lombardo (President, HBO Programming), second from right, with cast and creative team of The Newsroom, courtesy of Samsung Galaxy, during the Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest honoring The Newsroom, at the Saban Theatre, Sunday March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. © Kevin Parry for Paley Center for Media.

Stay tuned for the Season 2 Premiere of “The Newsroom” coming out this summer, and if you’re not a news junkie, flip the channel from “Kim and Kourtney Take on Miami” and give yourself a show that actually challenges what’s going on in the world, and will actually teach you something.

Visit the official site here on HBO, LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Newsroom or Follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/HBONewsroom.

30th Annual PaleyFest to be Streamed Live by Livestream Bringing the Fan Experience Closer to the Fans

Reblogged from the RedCarpetReportTV.com article.

If you’re not in Los Angeles for this year’s 30th Annual PaleyFest, don’t worry. You can now participate via the new Livestream partnership that is in place just in time for this year’s 2 week-long event.

The Paley Center for Media will be live streaming the following series which will be part of the 30th Annual PaleyFest from the Saban Theatre during March 1-15, 2013: RevolutionOnce Upon a TimeThe NewsroomCommunityThe New NormalParenthoodThe Mindy ProjectNashvilleArrowDallasNew Girl2 Broke Girls and American Horror Story: Asylum.

Additionally, NCM® Fathom Events and The Paley Center for Media will present PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Walking Dead,’” on Thursday, March 7 and “PaleyFest Featuring “PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Big Bang Theory,’” on Wednesday, March 13 in select movie theaters nationwide.

Mark Your Calendars and Follow PaleyFest on Livestream

The PaleyFest Program can be found at http://new.livestream.com/paleyfest. Go to the link and be sure to click on the FOLLOW button on the right side panel.

Paley Center on Livestream

Paley Center on Livestream

Here’s the list of the panels that will be streamed live from the Saban Theatre:

  • Saturday, March 2: Revolution (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
  • Sunday, March 3: Once Upon A Time (Live streaming begins at 1:30 PT / 4:30 ET)
  • Sunday, March 3: The Newsroom (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
  • Tuesday, March 5: Community (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
  • Wednesday, March 6: The New Normal (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
  • Thursday, March 7: Parenthood (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
  • Friday, March 8: The Mindy Project (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
  • Saturday, March 9: Nashville (Live streaming begins at 1:30 PT / 4:30 ET)
  • Saturday, March 9: Arrow (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
  • Sunday, March 10: Dallas (Live streaming begins at 1:30 PT / 4:30 ET)
  • Monday, March 11: New Girl (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
  • Thursday, March 14: 2 Broke Girls (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
  • Friday, March 15: Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Asylum (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)

You can also follow @paleycenter and #PaleyFest on Twitter for updates and live tweeting from the events.

Watch for our Red Carpet Report coverage from the PaleyFest here and on Facebook.

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.