Sold Out Nashville Tour Adds Philadelphia Date
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The tickets for the first-ever “Nashville” Concert Tour with series stars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Chris Carmack went on sale April 4 and sold out within minutes. Another date has been added for Monday, May 5 at Tower Theater in Philadelphia and tickets go on sale April 19. Tour dates previously announced and sold-out are April 25, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, May 4, Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC and May 6, Best Buy Theater in New York City.  Will Chase joins his cast mates for the New York concert only.

Tickets for Philadelphia go on sale Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com.

The tour is presented by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation and produced by the Opry Entertainment Group.

Disney Night Does Well For Dancing with the Stars
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From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” finished as Monday’s most-watched TV series for the 5th week in a row, topping NBC’s “The Voice” in head-to-head competition by a best-of-season 2.5 million viewers (14.2 million vs. 11.7 million). “Dancing” also posted its most competitive finish this season with “The Voice” in Adults 18-49, pulling within one rating point (2.3/7 vs. 3.3/10).  In fact, “Dancing” took 2nd in the 2-hour time period over CBS and Fox across all key Adults (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54) and Teens 12-17, while beating “The Voice” in Kids 2-11 for the broadcast lead.  “DWTS” was the No. 1 most social broadcast series on Monday night with 129,774 tweets.

  • On a night celebrating the music of Disney’s animated movies, “DWTS” was up week to week by 5% in Adults 18-49 to tie its 2nd-highest rating this season, whileearning new season highs with Teen 12-17 and Kids 2-11.In addition, the show was up over the same night last year (13.4 million and 2.2/6 on 4/14/13) in Total Viewers(+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%), marking its 3rd straight week of year-to-year growth on both measures.
Million Dollar Arm to Support Community Game Changers
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Do you have a game-changing idea to help your community? Disney’s Million Dollar Arm and Indiegogo are collaborating through the Change the Game contest to recognize individuals who are making a difference in their local communities through the “Change The Game Contest” (the “Contest”). This unique opportunity brings the spirit of Million Dollar Arm to life and offers people the chance to turn their inspiring, game-changing ideas into a reality with a chance to win $25,000 for their campaign. Additionally the top four (4) finalists will receive contributions of $2,500 towards their Indiegogo campaign.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Create a campaign using this LINK before May 2nd focusing on (see FAQ’s for more details, US-based campaigns only):
    • Revitalization or community development
    • Green initiatives
    • Education or career building
  • Already created a campaign? Simply email ChangeTheGame@brandmovers.com with the following details to request entry into the Contest:
    • Link to your campaign, Name and Phone Number (allow for 24 hour response time)
  • Participating campaigns will be displayed on Disney’s Million Dollar Arm Page on Indiegogo
  • Participating campaigners can keep all funds raised through their Indiegogo campaign and will eligible for the grand prize to be announced on May 30th.

KEY DATES

  • April 15-May 2nd: Contestants may enter the Contest by creating new campaigns or submitting existing campaigns
  • May 2-15th: Disney to conduct finalist selection process (Campaigns may continue to run throughout the entirety of the Contest and beyond)
  • May 16th: Top 5 finalists announced
  • May 16-23rd: Public voting for Grand Prize Winner
  • May 30th: Grand Prize Winner and First Prize Winners are announced

QUESTIONS?

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entry period ends on 5/2/14 at 11:59:59PM PST. Contest ends on 5/23/14 at 11:59:59PM PST. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C. (excluding U.S. territories and possessions) who are 18+ (or age of majority in their state) as of the time of entry. For full details, restrictions, and limitations, see Official Rules. Sponsor: ABC, Inc. d/b/a Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

FAQ’S

ENTRY CRITERIA – ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Campaigns must speak to one of the following areas:

  • Revitalization or new community development: These Campaigns must focus on revitalization efforts in an Entrant’s local community focused on families including but not limited to parks, community centers, libraries, etc.
  • Green Initiatives: These Campaigns must focus on benefiting the Entrant’s local community and ensure that any “environmental” benefits/claims can be substantiated.
  • Education or career building: These Campaigns must focus on benefiting the Entrant’s local community

*Note: You can select any “category” on Indiegogo when creating your campaign, as long as the campaign itself focuses on one of the above areas.

REQUIREMENTS

To qualify as a MDA finalist, ideas must meet the campaign requirements provided in the Official Rules.

FINALIST SELECTION CRITERIA

Campaigns will be scored from 1-10 in each of the following sections by a judging panel within Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The top five (5) highest scoring campaigns will be selected as a finalist:

  • Creativity and originality (33%)
  • Campaign that best celebrates the inspirational spirit behind the movie “Million Dollar Arm” and recognizes an individual with a game changing idea that revitalizes or improves a local community and or the lifestyle of the residents within the community (34%)
  • Campaigns which have obtained at least ten (10) contributions during the Entry Period (33%)

GRAND PRIZE WINNER VOTING PROCESS

The five (5) Finalists’ Campaigns will be open to the public for voting to determine the Grand Prize Winner. Criteria shall be based on which Campaign best celebrates the inspirational spirit behind the motion picture “Million Dollar Arm” and recognizes an individual with a game changing idea that revitalizes or improves a local community and or the lifestyle of the residents within the community.

Each of the Finalists will be assigned a unique hashtag and the general public will vote by posting the unique hashtags on the following social media sites:

The public voting is limited to three (3) votes total per person as follows: one vote per Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Campaign with the most public votes will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner and the other four (4) Campaigns will be named First Place Prize Winners.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

  • Grand Prize Winner shall receive a $25,000 contribution towards their campaign.
  • Four (4) finalists (First Place Prize Winners) shall receive $2,500 each towards their campaign
  • *All participating camaigners will receive discounted rates on their Indiegogo fees and will be able to keep the funds raised during their campaign, regardless if they are selected as a winner.

HOW LONG DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS TAKE?

There is a 24 hour turnaround time (during business days) to review entry requests. Once a campaign has been approved of meeting all requirements, it will be live on the Million Dollar Arm Page on Indiegogo.

Please note that all submissions must be received by 11:59pm PST on May 2, 2014. Any submission sent after this time will not be considered. If you’re campaign is not accepted into the Million Dollar Arm Contest, you can still move forward and raise funds with your campaign on Indiegogo, however you will not be eligible to receive any prize money.

ARE THERE FEES FOR USING INDIEGOGO?

Transaction fees apply to all campaigns raising funds on Indiegogo. All participating campaigners launching on the Million Dollar Arm Page on Indiegogoshall receive a 25% discount on these fees, which equate to the following:

  • Campaign fee (goal reached): 3%
  • Campaign fee (goal not reached): 6.75%

CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I’M LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE US?

Only campaigners launching campaigns in the United States will be considered for entry into the contest.

WHAT IF I’M ALREADY LINKED TO ANOTHER PARTNER PAGE?

Yes. Campaigns can only be linked to one Partner Page on Indiegogo however, so you can either request to have your campaign switched to the Million Dollar Arm Page on Indiegogo, or you can remain on your existing Partner Page. All participating campaigns will be eligible for the Grand Prize, regardless of where your campaign resides. (Campaigns connected to Fiscal Sponsorship Partners will not be able to switch to the Million Dollar Arm Campaign)

*Note: Only campaigns listed on the Million Dollar Arm Page on Indiegogo will be eligible to receive the 25% discount on Indiegogo fees.

GOING LIVE WITH YOUR CAMPAIGN

Campaigns can launch anytime between April 15th and May 2nd. For campaigns launching from this LINK, once you click on “go live”, an approval request will be sent to Disney to approve your campaign to go live. Your campaign will only display on the Million Dollar Arm Page on Indiegogo once it is live and has raised at least $1.00.

HOW LONG CAN MY CAMPAIGN RUN?

Campaigns can run for a maximum of 60 days. Most successful campaigns run for an average of 40 days on Indiegogo. Your campaign can run throughout the entirety of the Contest and beyond, as long as it doesn’t extend past the 60 day maximum.

TIPS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN ON INDIEGOGO

Be sure to visit our Indiegogo Playbook and Insights Blog for tips on running and promoting a successful campaign. Here are some specific posts to check out:

Videos from Dancing with the Stars Disney Night
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ABC has released two videos from last night’s Disney Night on Dancing with the Stars.

Watch the first perfect score of the season! James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd dance Contemporary to Frozen’s “Let It Go” on Disney Night:

Watch Cheryl Burke and Drew Carey Quickstep to Aladdin’s “Friend Like Me”:

Eisner Awards Nominees Announced
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The Eisner Award nominations have been announced. Several Marvel and Star Wars projects have received nominations. The awards will be presented Friday, July 25 during Comic-Con International: San Diego. – See more at: http://comic-con.org/awards/will-eisner-comic-industry-award-nominees-2014#sthash.Sw4kIdmZ.dpuf

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

  • Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series

  • Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

  • Star Wars: Jedi Academy, by Jeffrey Brown (Scholastic)

Best Humor Publication

  • Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)

Best Writer

  • Kelly Sue DeConnick, Pretty Deadly (Image); Captain Marvel (Marvel)
  • Matt Fraction, Sex Criminals (Image); Hawkeye, Fantastic Four, FF (Marvel)
  • Jonathan Hickman, East of West, The Manhattan Projects (Image); Avengers, Infinity (Marvel)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

  • Ive Svorcina, Thor (Marvel)

Best Cover Artist

  • David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)
  • Mike Del Mundo, X-Men Legacy (Marvel)
  • Chris Samnee, Daredevil (Marvel)
Paul Lee Signs New Contract to Stay at ABC
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Paul Lee has signed a new contract to remain the head of ABC Entertainment. Despite ABC’s ratings challenges Lee is liked by both Anne Sweeney and her successor, Ben Sherwood. Previously he was head of ABC Family.

Lee has found some success with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Goldbergs, and Resurrection. Early buzz on his 2014-15 development slate has been positive.

 

Splitsville Orlando is Hiring
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The Splitsville inside Downtown Disney is hiring. From their Craigslist post:

Get ready to roll in and rock out as the newest member of the Splitsville team!

Splitsville Luxury Lanes is an upscale bowling concept located in the heart of Downtown Disney. We are currently looking for energetic, fun, and personable individuals for all departments including: hosts, servers, bartenders, food runners, bussers, dishwashers, cooks, prep cooks, and sushi chefs.

1 year high volume experience preferred. Please apply in person on Tuesday April 22nd between 11am and 4pm at Splitsville.

Pixar Easter Egg Hunt
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For those believing that all Pixar films are connected, Disney has released a video of a Pixar Easter Egg Hunt. See what hidden nods to past and future films that Pixar animators have included in their film. This feature is found exclusively in the Discover section on Disney Movies Anywhere. Disney Movies Anywhere is Disney’s all-new, cloud-based digital movie service.


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