Yes, my upcoming Disney press trip definitely wins the award for #tripwiththemosthashtags. I’m excited to share the news that I will be flying out to LA in just over a week to attend the RED CARPET premiere of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm along with a group of 24 other fabulous bloggers. It shouldn’t surprise you, if you’ve ever followed me on one of my Disney press trips before, that we’ll be doing a TON of additional exciting activities while we’re in LA. Although this is an all-expense-paid trip, all thoughts and excitement are my own!
The crowning event of the trip will most certainly be walking the red carpet and attending the premiere of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out now. It looks so good!
About Million Dollar Arm:
Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB 4-7-14 brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
Directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay written by Tom McCarthy, Walt Disney Pictures’ drama “Million Dollar Arm” stars Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell and Alan Arkin. The producers are Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Joe Roth. The executive producers are Palak Patel, Kevin Halloran, Bill Simmons and Connor Schell.
The film will be released on May 16.
We arrive in LA on May the 4th, which, if you weren’t familiar already is STAR WARS DAY, an unofficial fan-inspired holiday based on the famous Star Wars phrase “May the force be with you” (Get it? May the 4th be with you??).
Because we will be arriving to LA on STAR WARS DAY, and in honor of the upcoming release of the all-new animated series STAR WARS REBELS, we get to “join the rebellion” for a casual dinner celebrating all things STAR WARS. While at dinner, we’ll be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of footage from STAR WARS REBELS which will be premiering on the Disney Channel and Disney XD in the fall.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the trip for me, coming from a family of Jimmy Kimmel fans, is the chance that we’ll have to attend a live taping of JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! from a VIP room in the show’s theatre! Executive Producer Jill Leiderman will stop by before the show to chat and afterwards, Jimmy’s trusty security guard Guillermo Rodriguez will guide us on a tour of the set!
Next, we’ll get to mix, mingle and chat with the creators/executive producers of a variety of ABC shows about their upcoming season finales & summer premieres AND visit the set of ABC’s sassy summer drama, MISTRESSES, where we will meet & greet with available cast members for interviews.
Of course, I’ll be covering ALL of this on the blog in the upcoming month, but please be sure to follow me on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram from May 4 through May 7. Follow our hashtags (yes, we have a ton of them!) #MillionDollarArmEvent, #ABCTVEvent, #StarWarsRebelsEvent, #MillionDollarArm, #Kimmel, #Mistresses, #StarWarsRebels, #StarWarsDay
I’m so excited to be joining a fabulous group of bloggers in LA:
- ADayInMotherhood.com – Lori
- AsMomSeesIt.com – Dusty
- Babble.com – Julian
- BabySavers.com – Marybeth
- BetterInBulk.net – Me!
- BudgetSavvyDiva.com – Sara
- CouponMamacita.com – Myrah
- CrunchyFrugalista.com – Ashley
- KellyStilwell.com – Kelly
- KouponKaren.com – Karen
- MommysMemorandum.com – Julee
- MomStart.com – Louise
- MyBoysAndTheirToys.com – Jennifer
- NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3.com – Brandy
- OCMomBlog.com – Shelby
- SassyMamaInLA.com – Yolanda
- SweetiesFreebies.com – Lisa
- ThatsItMommy.com – Tee
- TheITMom.com – Daisy
- TheMichiganMom.com – Aly
- TheMommers.com – Mary Jo
- TheRealFrugalDivas.com – Choya
- ThriftyJinxy.com – Chrysa
- TrippinWithTara.com – Tara
- WheelNDealMama.com – Laura
Connect with MILLION DOLLAR ARM (In theaters 5/16/14)
Twitter: @DisneyPictures (#MillionDollarArm and #MillionDollarArmEvent)
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