Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Kristyn Burtt, were invited to the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s
37th Annual Gracie Awards in Beverly Hills honoring the accomplishments of all talent in radio, television, cable and new media, as well as the next generation of media stars.
The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of electronic media, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs. For more information, please visit http://www.allwomeninmedia.org.
In this featurette are Disney Channel stars China Anne McClain (“A.N.T. Farm,” McClain Sisters) and her older sisters Sierra and Lauryn McClain (McClain Sisters), Ross Lynch and Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”), Bridgit Mendler (“Good Luck Charlie”), Debby Ryan (“Jessie”), Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones (“Let It Shine”), Bella Thorne and Zendaya (“Shake It Up”), and Disney XD stars Leo Howard (“Kickin’ It”) and Adam Hicks and Doc Shaw (“Pair of Kings”).
Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Kristyn Burtt, were invited to The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills for a preview screening of an upcoming episode of NBC’s new series “Up All Night”, followed by a conversation with the show’s cast and creative team.
More About “Up All Night” on NBC
Featuring a dream ensemble cast led by Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, and Maya Rudolph, and executive produced by creator Emily Spivey and Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live, NBC’s Up All Night charts the funny and often unexpectedly touching foibles of grown-ups whose lives are in transition. From dealing with the pressures of work to struggling with the daily misadventures of parenthood, the series “rings 100% true and 100% funny” as noted by Time Magazine. Sprinkled with great guest star turns by Megan Mullally, Jason Lee, Steven Pasquale, and Molly Shannon, among others, during its first season, Up All Night has become one of the brightest comedies on television. Join us for a special screening and conversation with members of the cast and creative team.
Season 3 kicks off on Sunday Night on the Disney Channel as the Duncan family from “Good Luck Charlie” adjusts to the news of another new baby arriving and the changes from needing a new home to mom Amy leaving her full-time job to be at home become the focus of the start of the season.
“Good Luck Charlie” stars include Bridgit Mendler, Jason Dolley, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry, Mia Talerico and Eric Allan Kramer and Raven Goodwin, Shane Harper and Micah Williams return to reprise their roles as Ivy, Spencer and Emmett.
It’s more diapers, bottles and onesies for the Duncans as they prepare to welcome the newest member of their family. Baby Duncan, whose name was chosen by more than 25 million votes worldwide on www.DisneyChannel.com.
We got to speak with Leigh-Allyn Baker from her vacation in Paris earlier this week. One of the fascinating things we found it is that the series is very popular with kids and tweens ranking #2 in those categories. We asked Leigh-Allyn why she thought it was so popular and she told us that the show has something for everyone to identify with, “even though kids roll their eyes, they want to enjoy doing something with their family” and watching “Good Luck Charlie” is a way to bring families together for an entertaining event.
Leigh-Allyn Baker of “Good Luck Charlie” on the Disney Channel
Leigh-Allyn also told us that she has some similar personality traits with her character, Amy, which include being outgoing, fun, theatrical and even to some extent her characters desire for stardom, that some times backfires.
Being a mother herself, Leigh-Allyn and the other cast members get to offer input to the producers and writers for character development and ideas for upcoming shows. Leigh-Allyn likes how the creators pay attention to who the actor is and mixes the character and personality together to make their performance realistic and entertaining.
One of the interesting things that happens this season is that Amy starts a new venture – a blog and becomes a “mommy blogger.” We are excited to see this role on the Disney Channel as there are millions of mom’s out there who are blogging about their families and many of them are making a living at it as well.
Some more interesting facts about Leigh-Allyn: her birthday is April 3rd and she has a 3-year-old son and is pregnant with her second child. Her son’s favorite show is “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” along with “Doc McStuffins” on the Disney Channel (of course!).
You may also recognize Leigh-Allyn from her roles on “Will and Grace” and “Charmed” as well as numerous other roles in television and movies.
“Good Luck Charlie” was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen (“Suddenly Susan” and “What I Like About You”) and is executive-produced by Baker, Vaupen and Dan Staley (“Cheers,” “Love & Money”).
Just like “Good Luck Charlie’s” mom, Amy, going digital as a blogger, many other mom’s have done this chronicling their families adventures and connecting with other moms around the globe.
Want to know more about digital moms and “mommy bloggers” plus get to meet some “real-life” digital moms who are using the Internet as their platform, come out to the Digital LA “Mom’s Go Digital” event at The Mom’s Bar in Santa Monica, Tuesday, May 8th.Click here for more information.
Mingle Media TV and host, Kristyn Burtt, were invited to The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills for a preview screening of an upcoming episode “Many Happy Returns” from CBS’s new series “Person of Interest”, followed by a conversation with the show’s cast and creative team.
More About “Person of Interest” on CBS
Person of Interest is a crime drama TV Series based on a screenplay developed by J. J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. The series revolves around a former Green Beret and CIA agent played by Jim Caviezel who is recruited by a mysterious billionaire played by Michael Emerson to prevent violent crimes in New York City. Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman also star in this series. CBS announced that the series had been renewed for a second season on March 14th 2012.