I’m Headed to LA for Into The Woods Event and ABC Family Event

#IntoTheWoodsEvent and #ABCFamilyEventRemember when I was invited for a Disney press trip to Los Angeles last spring? I’m headed there again! Disney has invited me for another amazing press trip to cover #IntoTheWoodsEvent and #ABCFamilyEvent! I will be leaving this week for an exciting jam-packed filled press trip with amazing interview opportunities and more! Check out all the amazing opportunities I will be taking part in below. Be sure to follow along with the event hashtags! Be sure to let me know question suggestions for the celebrity interviews!

I know you’ve all been following along with my Guide to ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” Programming Event! Be sure you are checking out all of those amazing Christmas themed shows! My son has really enjoyed a lot of them. His favorite is definitely Polar Express and of course National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! I will get to enjoy an 25 Days of Christmas dinner with the other bloggers on Wednesday evening, along with a fun white elephant gift exchange (#25DaysOfChristmas).

ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas"

After the amazing dinner, we will be viewing the ABC season premiere episodes of MELISSA & JOEY (#MelissaandJoey) and BABY DADDY (#BabyDaddy). Do you watch either of these shows? What’s your favorite thing about them? Be sure to tune in January 14, 2015 to catch the season premieres! On Thursday we will get to visit the sets of MELISSA & JOEY and BABY DADDY!

ABC Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy

We’ll even get to tour the various soundstages where MELISSA & JOEY films and interview stars Melissa Joan Hart (“Melissa Burke” – @MelissaJoanHart) and Joey Lawrence (“Joe Longo” – @joeylawrence) in-between observing rehearsal and taking a tour of the set! We will also get to tour the various soundstages where BABY DADDY films and interview stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau (“Ben Wheeler” – @jblives), Tahj Mowry (“Tucker Dobbs” – Tahj_Mowry) Derek Theler (“Danny Wheeler” – @DerekTheler), Chelsea Kane (“Riley Perrin” – @ChelseaKane) and Melissa Peterman (“Bonnie Wheeler” @Followtheblonde) in-between observing rehearsal and taking a tour of the set!

Melissa and Joey
Melissa and Joey

We will get to go to Walt Disney Studios (#IntoTheWoodsEvent and #101Dalmatians) for a 101 DALMATIANS Q&A and Drawing Demonstration with Legendary Disney Animator Flloyd Norman! 101 DALMATIANS releases from the Disney vault on February 10, 2015!

101 dalmatians diamond edition

Thursday evening we will head to the official “Academy” theatre, Samuel Goldwyn Theater, (#IntoTheWoodsEvent) where we will view a screening of INTO THE WOODS! I am so excited about this movie! We will get to take part in a full audience INTO THE WOODS Q+A with the following cast and filmmakers:

  • Meryl Streep (“The Witch”)
  • James Corden (“The Baker”)
  • Emily Blunt (“The Baker’s Wife”)
  • Anna Kendrick (“Cinderella”)
  • Chris Pine (“Cinderella’s Prince”)
  • Christine Baranski (“Cinderella’s Stepmother”)
  • Tracey Ullman (“Jack’s Mother”)
  • Rob Marshall (Director)
  • James Lapine (Screenwriter)
  • Marc Platt (Producer)
  • John Deluca (Producer)
  • Colleen Atwood (Costume Designer)
  • Dion Beebe (Cinematographer)

Into the Woods

On Friday we  will head to the Montage Hotel for a Press Day for INTO THE WOODS (@IntoTheWoods)! We will enjoy a group interview with the amazing Meryl Streep (“The Witch”), Tracey Ullman (“Jack’s Mother”) and Christine Baranski (Cinderella’s Stepmother”). And separate group interviews with James Corden (“The Baker” – @JKCorden) and Emily Blunt (“The Baker’s Wife”), Anna Kendrick (“Cinderella” – AnnaKendrick47) and Director Rob Marshall and Costume Designer Colleen Atwood.

INTO THE WOODS opens December 25, 2014 on Christmas Day!

We will enjoy lunch at the Hard Rock Café located next door to the Dolby Theatre where the Academy Awards take place! During my stay in Los Angeles I will be staying at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

Please post any question suggestions you may have for me to ask the anyone I will be interviewing during my trip! I would love suggestions! Thank you all so much and be sure to follow along with us at #IntoTheWoodsEvent and #ABCFamilyEvent!


Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. I am excited to see Into the Woods. Ask Tracey Ullman when she will be back on television again? Loved her show.

  2. I really want to see Into the Woods, looks like a really good movie, and very interesting plot! Have fun!

  3. Sounds like a great event with lots of fun. Glad to know you had a great time here. Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep and I’m really looking forward to this movie coming out!

  5. I am looking forward to watch that movie in the big screen. 🙂 I’m very curious as to how dark Disney can get.

  6. How lucky are YOU!!! so super cool–I can’t wait to see the movie and I will be following along!

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