Radio Disney will give kids the chance to win a family vacation in Hollywood, through local station events beginning SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 through the February 14 premiere of “StarStruck,“ a Disney Channel Original Movie set in Hollywood.
Events and premiere parties in nearly 40 local markets give kids the chance to enter to win a trip to Hollywood, California, to have lunch with the star of the movie, Sterling Knight (also of Disney Channel’s “Sonny With A Chance”), at a Hollywood hotspot. The winner and his/her guests will also receive a private tour of some of the most famous places in Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood. Radio Disney on-air personality Ernie D will announce the winner Friday, February 12.
The local family-friendly events will also give kids, tweens and families the chance to be a “star,” including photo shoots on red carpets, singing contests on stage, look-alike contests and the chance to win an autograph picture of Sterling Knight.
Knight will also join Ernie D in studio for a Take Over on Friday, January 15 (6:00 p.m., ET/3:00 p.m., PT) leading into the Planet Premiere (7:00 p.m., ET/ 4:00 p.m., PT) of his single, “StarStruck,” from the movie’s soundtrack on Walt Disney Records. The music video makes its world premiere on January 15 on Disney Channel, DisneyChannel.com, RadioDisney.com, Disney.com/StarStruckMusic, Disney.com mobile web and Disney App. Additionally, Knight will co-host the Top 30 Countdown with Jake on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17.
Sterling Knight (of Disney Channel’s hit series “Sonny With A Chance”) and Danielle Campbell (“Prison Break”) star in “StarStruck,” a music and adventure-filled Disney Channel Original Movie about Hollywood pop star Christopher Wilde who, after unexpectedly meeting Jessica Olson, a down-to-earth girl visiting from the Midwest, is faced with either following his heart or doing what’s best for his glitzy career. The movie also stars Brandon Mychal Smith (“Sonny With A Chance”) and Chelsea Staub (of Disney Channel’s “JONAS”). Filmed in Los Angeles at landmark locations including Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, the Hollywood Sign and Grauman’s Chinese Theater, “StarStruck” premieres SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
The story follows Jessica and her family as they visit her grandmother in Los Angeles, and she winds up by chance meeting Hollywood pop star Christopher Wilde. It seems that Christopher has it all – fame, fortune and a big-budget Hollywood movie awaiting him – but after spending time with Jessica, he realizes he’s been missing out on something very important – being himself. As he shows her the city sites, the pair develop a friendship, but their bond is tested when Christopher publicly denies knowing her. Now Christopher must decide what is more important– being true to himself or becoming a movie star.
Production Begins on All New Disney Channel Original Movie, ‘Starstruck,’ Featuring Hollywood Landmarks
Production has begun on “Starstruck,” a music-filled Disney Channel Original Movie starring Sterling Knight (“Sonny With A Chance”) and introducing Danielle Campbell. Slated to premiere in 2010, the movie is filming in and around Los Angeles at landmark locations including Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, the Hollywood Sign, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Venice Boardwalk.
The story follows Jessica Olson (played by Campbell), a down-to-earth girl from the Midwest who collides (literally) with Hollywood’s teen heartthrob, pop star Christopher Wilder (played by Knight). They wind up on a love-struck adventure in Southern California, but their bond is tested when she returns home and he publicly denies their relationship.
Also starring are Brandon Mychal Smith (“Sonny With A Chance”) as Stubby, Christopher’s childhood best friend; Maggie Castle (“The Time Traveler’s Wife”) as Sara Olson, Jessica’s older, star struck sister; and Dan O’Connor (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Beth Littleford (Disney XD’s upcoming “I’m in the Band”, “Rules of Engagement”) as Dean and Barbara Olson, Jessica and Sara’s parents.
The movie’s soundtrack will feature songs written by songwriters Mitch Allan, Jessi Alexander, Adam Anders, Aris Aronchitis, Peer Astrom, Ali Dee, Andy Dodd, Nikki Hassman, Jeannie Lurie, Niclas Molinder, Chen Neeman, Joacim Persson and Adam Watts.
“Starstruck” is directed by Michael Grossman (“90210,” “Grey’s Anatomy”); executive-produced by Doug Sloan (Disney Channel’s “Princess Protection Program,” “Minutemen”); co-executive-produced by Jeffrey Thal (“Slaves to the Underground”) and Jon Brown (“The Poseidon Adventure,” “The Tie That Binds”); choreographed by Zach Woodlee (“Glee,” “Hairspray”) and written by Barbara E. Johns and WGA-Award winning Annie DeYoung (Disney Channel’s “Princess Protection Program,” “Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board”).
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Disney Channel’s hit comedy series “Sonny With A Chance” has inspired a new series of comedic webisodes, “MacKenzieFalls.com,” which explore the fictional tween melodrama and its popular leading man Chad Dylan Cooper (played by actor Sterling Knight), seen each week in “Sonny With A Chance.” A new webisode will premiere every Monday during the summer, beginning MONDAY, JUNE 22, and an exclusive expanded “MacKenzie Falls” will be part of the bonus content on the Disney DVD of “Sonny With A Chance: Sonny’s Big Break,” available August 25.
MacKenzieFalls.com joins two popular digital initiatives: TweenWeekly.com, an online version of the fictional tween magazine featuring stories about the So Random cast, and SoRandom.com, the “official” website for the sketch comedy show depicted in “Sonny With A Chance.”