A few weeks ago, I got offered an AMAZING opportunity. I've been telling you all about the upcoming Disney movies that are slated to hit theaters in 2015, and I happened to mention that Kevin Costner was one of my favorite actors. WELL, the universe (or a few of the wonderful people at Disney Studios) heard me and I've been invited to attend the #McFarlandUSAEvent in Los Angeles from February 5th to 8th!
Not only will the trip include the film release of "McFarland, USA" - where I'll meet THE Kevin Costner, I'll also be providing coverage for the In-Home releases of "Big Hero 6" and Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (where I'll meet Ginnfer Goodwin!). Plus, I'll get to preview two upcoming episodes of the ABC comedy "Fresh Off the Boat" and the Disney Channel original Bad Hair Day movie!
"McFarland, USA" (opening in theaters on 2/20, so mark your calendars!), is based on the 1987 true story of novice runners from McFarland, and their Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner). With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. This film looks so inspiring and I can't wait to see it!
I'll be covering the press junket for "McFarland, USA", where I'll get to interview Kevin Costner and additional cast, filmmakers and the real life inspirations behind the film! My husband is just DYING over the fact that I'll get to meet Mr. Costner. To say he's one of the biggest "Field of Dreams" fans in the country would be a bit of an understatement!
Here's the official trailer for McFarland USA:
While I'm in town, I'll also get to attend a special press day at Walt Disney Animation Studios (insert OH MY GOODNESS here!) for the in-home release of "Big Hero 6"! I'll have the opportunity to interview the filmmakers, Ryan Potter (voice of “Hiro”), Daniel Henney (voice of “Tadashi”) and Scott Adsit (voice of "Baymax").
Did you see Big Hero 6? Did you love it?
As if these events weren't enough, I'm also going to attend a special press day at DisneyToon Studios for the In-Home release of "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast! I'm going to go totally fan girl for a minute and tell you that I'm going to get to interview Ginnifer Goodwin (voice of “Fawn”) - also known as Snow White from "Once Upon a Time". I just adore her!
It doesn't stop there though! On this trip I'll also get to preview two soon-to-air episodes of ABC’s new family comedy, "Fresh Off the Boat," (sampled twice in ABC’s Wednesday night comedy block on Wednesday, February 4th at both 8:30 and 9:31 p.m., followed by its time slot premiere on Tuesday, February 10th at 8:00 p.m., ET) and meet with the show’s Writer and Executive Producer Nahnatchka Kahn as well as available cast from the show.
Last, but certainly not least, I'll screen the upcoming Disney Channel Film "Bad Hair Day" (premiering Friday, February 13th at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT) followed by an interview session with star and Executive Producer Leigh-Allyn Baker.
Doesn't this trip sound fantastic?!
I'm so excited to meet up with the bloggers for all of these fun events!
Disclosure: I'll be attending this event at no cost. All opinions are 100% my own.