This Halloween, the Muppets will have tricks and treats in store as Disney + unveils Muppets Haunted Mansion . The Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special, Muppets Haunted Mansion will feature the Muppets cast, celebrity cameos and new music and spooky amusement for families to enjoy later this fall. Muppets Haunted Mansion will take place on Halloween night, when Gonzo is challenged to spend one night in the night in The Haunted Mansion. While it may be the Muppets’ first stay at The Haunted Mansion, the iconic Disneyland ride has already taken center stage in Rob Minkoff’s 2003 film, starring Eddie Murphy. Nearly 18 years after the family adventure film debuted, Deadline learned exclusively that Dear White People creator Justin Simien will helm another movie based on the 51-year-old theme park ride. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich will produce through their Rideback banner with Nick Reynolds of Rideback executive producing. Katie Dippold will pen the script. … [Read more...] about ‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’: Disney+ Sets First-Ever Muppets Halloween Special Event
EXCLUSIVE: HBO Publicity veteran Tonya Owens is leaving the WarnerMedia network after 25 years to join Disney Television Studios as VP Talent Relations. Additionally, the Disney TV studio group has promoted longtime awards strategist Kottie Kreischer to VP Awards and Events. Owens takes over the role previously held by Jen Weinberg, who exited in February to join WarnerMedia as Head of Talent Relations and Events for HBO, HBO Max, TBS, TNT and truTV. Owens will oversee relationships with talent across series produced by 20th Television, ABC Signature and 20th Television Animation and organizing internal and external events. She’ll also work closely with the studio’s awards team, led by Kreischer, who develops and implements awards strategy in addition to managing submissions, trade advertising, media and FYC events. Related Story Disney TV Studios Steps Up Hunt For New IP With Creative Acquisitions Unit Run By Elizabeth Newman & Jordan Moblo At HBO, … [Read more...] about Disney Television Studios Names HBO’s Tonya Owens As VP Talent Relations, Ups Kottie Kreischer To VP Awards & Events
Team captain Stephan Schrock insists the Azkals aren’t losing sight of their goals, even with the postponement of the 2022 World Cup and 2023 AFC Cup Qualifiers due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Azkals will no longer play this year after the qualifying tournament for the two biggest tournaments in their calendar was moved to next year, a decision that came after the AFF Suzuki Cup was also rescheduled. But Schrock said the Azkals remain focused on their target of reaching the third round of the qualifiers for the first time. With seven points from their first four matches in Group A, the Azkals are in third spot behind unbeaten Syria and China, which is only ahead on goal difference. The Azkals were supposed to play Guam in October, before taking on China away and hosting Maldives in November. “We always look forward to national team [duties] and the international break, but it is understandable and reasonable that due to COVID-19, we cannot push through with some events … [Read more...] about Azkals to remain focused even without events
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – With gas prices continuing to rise across Southern California, TV personality Nick Cannon hosted a free gas event in San Fernando Friday morning to provide some much needed relief to drivers. Nick Cannon hosted a free gas event in San Fernando, Calif., on May 7, 2021. (CBSLA) Cars were lined up around the block at a Shell station in the 1200 block of North Maclay Avenue, with drivers hoping to be among those to receive a free tank of gas. Cannon and radio station Power 106 were on hand, pumping up to 10 free gallons per car. “You see how the gas prices are continuing to go up, and we figured, we got the first 106 cars out here, and filled them up,” Cannon told CBSLA. Eric Monreal was among those near the front of the line. He told CBSLA that he lost a loved one during the pandemic and has been dealing with some unexpected expenses. “Thank God, I’ve been working forty hours a week, but things are tough,” Monreal said. A gallon of regular … [Read more...] about Nick Cannon Hosts Free Gas Event In San Fernando As Prices Continue To Climb
Photo: FRQNCY The live-performance business has long been a powerful economic engine for many, many kinds of artists. This is as true for musicians in the streaming age as it is for comedians and, yes, podcasters . (Let’s set theater aside for this discussion. Different bag altogether.) The pandemic, of course, brought live performances to a halt, pushing the business to a cascade of Zoom calls and, to some extent, underground . I can’t speak for everyone, obviously, but my sense is that success in such efforts has mostly been modest at best, chiefly functioning as marginal stop-gap measures as opposed to true virtual adaptations. As the United States inches towards relative normalcy — though within a global context that remains tenuous — the live-performance business in the country appears to be gingerly preparing for the light at the end of the tunnel. Bands are announcing dates again. Some venues are starting to hold very small, socially distant performances. Music … [Read more...] about Are Podcasts Ready For Live Events Again?