Disney World’s Festival of the Masters winners


Central Florida made a great showing at this weekend’s Festival of the Masters, with many local artists picking up awards. Among them, Tony Savoie of Orlando, who won the overall Best in Show award, for his collage titled “Palooka.”Alison Thomas of Deltona placed first in the digital-art category, and David Figueroa of Sanford was tops in the sculpture category.Other Central Floridians who were honored included Vadim Malkin of Maitland, in the clay category, and Carol Elder-Napoli … [Read more...]

Disney Channel Greenlights Live-Action Comedy Series “A.N.T. Farm”


Disney Channel has ordered the live-action comedy series "A.N.T. Farm" (working title), it was announced today by Gary Marsh, President, Entertainment, and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. "A.N.T. Farm" will begin production in early 2011.The series stars 12-year-old China McClain ("House of Payne") as middle schooler Chyna Sparks, a music prodigy who gets into a gifted program, Accelerated Natural Talent, at the local high school. She, along with her fellow ANTS, must … [Read more...]

Sara Rue And Barry Watson Cast In The ABC Family Original Movie “Always And Forever”

Sara Rue, Barry Watson, Valerie Harper and Fred Willard have been cast in ABC Family’s upcoming original movie, “Always and Forever” (working title). The movie, which has begun principal photography in Atlanta, is set to premiere in Spring 2011 on ABC Family.In “Always and Forever,” P-A-X-497/341, aka “Pax” (Barry Watson), a young man from the well-ordered but loveless future, travels to present day New Orleans in search of romance novelist Elizabeth Barrett (Sara Rue) – whose book he has … [Read more...]

Disney to rework Demi Lovato series


This article comes to us from Variety.Disney Channel has come up with a way to keep hit sitcom "Sonny with a Chance" alive without star Demi Lovato.With Lovato off receiving treatment for personal problems, Disney and "Sonny's" producers have decided to rework the series (at least temporarily) to focus on its show-within-a-show, the comedy/sketch/music-variety "So Random!"That means writers on "Sonny," which had been picked up for a third season, will center their writing efforts … [Read more...]

Disney’s Imagination Movers’ ‘In a Big Warehouse’ National Concert Tour Begins February 2011!


Disney's Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers will kick off their "In a Big Warehouse" concert tour on February 4, 2011 in their home state of Louisiana. The wildly popular New Orleans-based rock band for kids of all ages will travel coast to coast playing their most popular songs and bringing the magic of the Imagination Movers television series' Idea Warehouse to life performing in a series of 100 shows across the nation. Concertgoers can expect special appearances from Nina, Warehouse … [Read more...]