Starting today at the Anaheim Stadium, is the kick off of D23 Expo.
Before we get into all the happenings, we’ve been asked what is D23 and what am I missing? D23 is an ultimate fan club that includes a special website, Disney twenty-three Magazine, member gifts, events, exclusive merchandise, and the D23 Expo, a Disney fan convention AKA “The Ultimate Disney Fan Event” – wrapped around the name D23 which is “Disney + 1923” combined.
The Official Disney Fan Club (D23) helps fans old and new celebrate the magic that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his studio in Hollywood.
Now that you know what D23 is, let’s take a look at the Expo going on right now!
D23 Expo 2011 Highlights:
Exclusive Screenings and Sneak Peeks D23 Expo 2011 guests will sneak peeks and screenings of upcoming Disney TV shows, specials and movies and TV shows from The Avengers, The Muppets, John Carter, Brave, The Lion King in 3D, Frankenweenie, and Oz The Great + many more.
Special Past, Present and Future Disney Presentations During the three day long expo there will be lots to choose from so guests can go “behind the magic” and get an up close look at Disney theme park attractions and entertainment.
Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Exhibit Walt Disney Archives has assembled a 12,000-square-foot exhibition featuring props, costumes and set pieces from LOST and Pirates of the Caribbean; a room devoted to 1982’s Tron, and not to be left out, there will be lots of vintage Mickey Mouse memorabilia. You’ll even get to see Walt Disney’s limousine, a 23-foot-long model of the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean and the Dharma Initiative Volkswagen van from LOST.
Convention Center Arena Presentations There’s a 4,000-seat Arena in the Anaheim Convention Center where you can watch special presentations starting with the Disney Legends ceremony, honoring individuals who have contributed to the Disney legacy including Regis Philbin, Jim Henson and the voices of many of the Disney Princesses. You’ll also get to see our favorites Zendaya and Bella Thorne and a performance by the cast of the Disney Channel hit Shake It Up.
Fans will also get to see celebrities from other Disney projects (both on screen and behind the scenes) from Jennifer Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Willem Dafoe, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Jason Segel, Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, Michael Giacchino, Tony Baxter, Tom Bergeron, Regis Philbin, Jodi Benson, Lea Salonga, Linda Larkin, Paige O’Hara, Anika Noni Rose, David Arquette, Jason Dolley, Hayley Kiyoko, Sterling Knight, Tiffany Thornton, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Kelly MacDonald, Kevin McKidd, Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch, Wilmer Valderrama, Sean Astin, Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin, Chelsea Kane, Kyle Massey, cast members from Marvel’s The Avengers and many more.
We’ll be out at D23 and will be reporting on our experience this weekend! Stay tuned to our Blog for more updates or visit D23Expo.com for schedule details and surprises.
You can size up the Emmy’s by a number of factors from who’s been nominated and who’s won the most by viewing this infographic below. Or take a deeper dive into the annual event that has fascinated TV viewers for more than six decades.
Read between the lines and consider this…
How many Emmy’s are going to “Cable” and “smaller” audiences?
Did you know that the Emmy’s consider the content – not the platform. They have said that the greatest growth they’ve seen is with short-form web content and they have a category for it. So when you’re looking to the future and see more series that start online and move to Cable or TV, think about in 3 years when it will all be served up on the same medium and it will be the size of the audience that gets measured accurately.
Look at the size of the audience that Mad Men has… and compare it to traditional audience sizes. Size does not matter – the quality of the story does.
Here are some fascinating numbers to compare 2010-2011
Jillian Clare, ITVFest Best Actress 2011 Award Winner
Meet Jillian Clare (star and executive producer of the teen series Miss Behave and Haley Ferguson from the Emmy nominated Nickelodeon movie Freak the Freak Out) who has just joined the cast of the feature film, THE KITCHEN.
Jillian has a lot to celebrate this year with her recent nomination in the best actress category at the International Television Festival for her teen series MissBehave, which was also an Official Selection of the Festival and then winning Best Actress in a Drama at the ITVFest.
Jillian’s new role in THE KITCHEN, which is a comedy about a girl’s ill-fated 30th birthday party, where she plays Nikki – a friendly and flirtatious ditz who has an inner logic that somehow makes sense. Jillian’s on-screen boyfriend is played by Adam Chambers (“Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation”) and other cast members include Laura Prepon (“Lay the Favorite,” NBC series “Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea”) and Bryan Greenberg (HBO series “How to Make it in America”). The film is directed by Ishai Setton (“The Big Bad Swim”), written by Jim Beggarly (“Free Samples”), and produced by Emily Ting (“Family Inc.”).
We’ve talked to Jillian on several occasions after meeting her on the red carpet and we’re excited to see her continue to grow and succeed in both traditional and digital media. We’re also looking forward to seeing what happens in Season Three of her multi-award winning teen drama Miss Behave which is gearing up for filming later this year. Catch it on their site http://www.missbehave.tv
Clare is repped by Greene & Associates and managed by Brandon Talent Management.